Hi there dear quilting friends! This is a Friday with a promise...no need to get back to work on Monday for some of us, because it is another long weekend here in Canada! Summer, sun and fun! Last time we spoke, I promised to give you more tips on how to get the most out of your experience with a long-arm quilter. Now, the following was written in my little black book when I started off as an embryo in quilting...all the things I learnt through the process, things I got wrong
Hi there I know the feeling... you are now finished with your quilt top, you spent hours piecing it, it looks exquisite and you can already visualize it on your bed. The only problem: it is not quilted... yet. What to do? You have a few choices: either hand quilt it, sew it on your home sewing machine or make use of a long-arm quilter. Being a long-arm quilter for some time, I often had to deal with quilters' fear of having their quilt tops ruined by an outsider, whom (to the
Hello, I am Essie van Zyl, formerly from South Africa and now residing in Guelph, Ontario...and I am addicted to quilting! For the best part of my life, I've been working with fabrics: dress-, quilting-, interior fabrics and even leathers. Somehow touching and cuddling these fabrics are related to having my own personal psychologist to visit whenever my creative juices are flowing. I must admit, financially it comes to the same thing, as good cotton fabrics do not come cheap.