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Austin, TX

Member since:

November 5, 2012


What is your history with sewing?

I cannot remember when I learned to sew, my earliest memories are sitting on my mother's or grandmother's lap at the sewing machine listing to it whirl. I am not a professional, I prefer the term "Sewing by the seat of her pants" sewer. I quilt and craft sew, most of the time. Mainly because, I do not like pattern tissue paper, but I have been stretching myself by sewing dresses for my dd w/o a pattern.

Tell us about your sewing machine(s).

I have 2. Fanny my main machine is a Pfaff Tiptronic 2040 that I bought about 12 years ago. Second, is Babs she is a Brother with a lot of stitches, my hubby bought earlier this year so I would have a machine to teach my daughter-10 and son-8 how to sew and not tear up my good machine.

When you make a mistake while sewing, what do you do?

Rip-it or try to figure out how to make it work creatively. My then 3 y/o son put his creative vision into a baby quilt I was 1/2 way through quilting by cutting a nickel sized whole through the sandwich and several places in the backing......appliques did the trick, and made it more original. I still do way too much ripping.

What's your favorite thing you've ever sewn? Can we see a picture?

Most recently would have to be the two dresses I made for my daughter w/o a pattern. All time, king sized Double Irish Chain Quit, which is connected with many memories of my grandmother.

If skill, time, and resources were no issue, what would you sew right now?

Ooo, that is a hard one. Matching wrap dresses in silk for my dd and I. Or a king sized white space quilt.


I am a stay at home mom of three. Crafting is my drug of choice. I rarely keep what I make, maybe someday.

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