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Bespoke Baby Quilt: Start to Finish

I love when clients send me pics because this is why I make quilts:

The first quilt I made was for my son, twenty-three years ago. Since then I’ve made dozens more, both for my family members and for clients.  Every time I make one, I imagine how it will not only wrap the little one in love, but it will also be drooled on, chewed, dragged, and dirtied, then washed and dried so it can start all over again. My favorite thing may be a love-worn baby quilt.

Pattern Review: Sew House Seven Albert Street Pencil Skirt

Alberta Street Pencil Skirt

I first saw this pattern at work; one of our sample sewists had made it up in a cute print and it sat out on the floor taunting me for weeks. Then I saw it on Instagram. Then I ran into Michelle at Quilt! Knit! Stitch! and she was wearing it. I asked a few questions about her experience with the pattern–any problems? Instructions good? How’s the fit? Her biggest feedback: Get a fabric with some stretch. The slim fit led to more than one popped seam for her.

I happened to have some Stretch Corduroy (21 Wale) that I’d bought from Robert Kaufman Fabrics and have been holding on to, just waiting for the right project. I figured this just might be it. The bottom weight, stretchiness and my long-standing love of corduroy made it a great option and one I’d totally recommend.