|Love her color combination? They are inspired by her sneakers!|
Marni: It took me a long time to feel like I knew what I was doing. I'm a recovering PERFECTIONIST. I started to feel like I was a real sewer a few years ago. This was when I lived in New York City and was working in the fashion industry. I was teaching a friend to alter a pattern and sew a skirt and realized.. Holy crap, I know what I am talking about!
Question: What advice would you give to someone who's just starting out in sewing/quilting?
Jane: Slow down. Think about the real reason you are making that quilt. Make it with love and give it to someone as an act of love. Never stop learning from people, internet, or books about the craft.
If you don't know Katy Jones, she's the girl behind the I'm A Ginger Monkey blog, editor of Quilt Now Magazine, and one of our favorite modern quilters. She is launching her first ever fabric collection with Art Gallery Fabrics called Priory Square in October 2014. Here is a sneak peek on a quilt that she's working on.
Katy: I did my first sewing as a child, with my grandmother, making soft toys and clothes for my dolls. I wasn't great at it, but it was time spent with my most favorite person and any time spent with her was precious. She was always so patient (way more so than me) and I think she instilled that love for handmade that I have now.
Alyce of Blossom Heart Quilts "blossomed" from her usual swirly loops or "square stippling," to NEW free motion quilting designs. She used her FMQ foot to stitch in the ditch around the outer star of her block, and it turned into a beautiful motif,
Kelli: Make what you love and never give up!
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