We are here at Christmas Eve and almost closing the door on 2020. I'm sure most want to close that door tightly and with some effort! This year has brought many challenges to my business including a completely cancelled teaching / trunk show schedule and isolation at home with my husband who was also forced to work from home. I had to adjust my coffee break schedule! Lol
My daughter and son-in-law to be had to completely cancel their May wedding and events scheduled around it, :( ....
Sadly, we also lost my Mother-in- law this year as well. We are hoping for better days ahead, surely.
I began mask making mostly to fill the time at the beginning and to help people in our community. I ended up donating over 300+ masks and asking a fleet of neighbours to help with 200+ more. I also sold many masks based on requests for custom orders. I continued to blog for QUILTsocial.com during the pandemic. My customers who had quilts to be completed also continued to bring them to me with contactless curb side delivery and pick up. Thank you to my wonderful customers, you saved my sanity!
The COVID 19 Pandemic forced a lot of people to adjust, trust innovation and technology and slow down. It forced us to be antisocial! Not a human concept. Unfortunately, lives have been lost and people have been ill and this is a serious thing and therefore the precautions we took and are still taking are necessary ones.
Thank you all for the sacrifices you are making and the business quiltingintheloft.com has benefited from this year.
My hope is that you enjoy the holiday season, despite precautions and smaller gatherings.
Merry Christmas to you all and a much Happier, Healthy New Year.
Bring on 2021!
At last Friday is here! I Always love fridays and always sneak in a little personal free time, hee, hee!
Along, with this free time, I'm demoing over at www.quiltsocial.com how to use Sulky Soft n'Sheer Cut Away Permanent Stabilizer to make machine embroidered quilt labels with my quilt "Frequency" as my quilt inspiration. Check out the photos below:
Happy Thursday, Today at www.quiltsocial.com I'm working with Sulky Transfer Pens to show you how to make creative labels for your quilts. So easy and lots of possibilities! Check it out here and see my label and quilted inspiration below:
...and there you have it, check out my blog post at www.quiltsocial.com for how to make the quilt labels and the Sulky Transfer Pens can help you with any graphics on any crafting art or quilting project.
Have a great day!🍁
Happy Wednesday! Today @ www,quiltsocial.com, I'll be demonstrating how easy, fun and creative it is to use Fabric Fun Markers to make a quilt label. These markers are duo tipped for fine or wide lettering and drawing and permanent, yay! Love the vivid colours and you can use them to make an entire quilt as I did. See photos below:
My quilted inspiration, done with Fabric Fun Markers!
The label made for this quilt:
I encourage you to look at the tutorial here and consider getting your hands on these markers at your local sewing retailer, it will open up a world of possibilities for you.!
Have a great day, the sun is shining in Waterloo🍁
Happy Tuesday! Today, I’m sharing with you how I make quilt labels using UNIQUE Sewing Permanent Fabric Pens and UNIQUE Sewing Laundry Marking Pens at www.quiltsocial.com. These labels are very easy to make, affordable, quick to complete, and with a little creativity you can make your labels look extra special.
Check out the complete how to tutorial here and enjoy your day!🍁
Happy Monday everyone! This week on QUILTsocial I am blogging about how to make creative quilt labels all week. I will be including how to use different pens, fabric markers, hand and machine embroidery, embellishments and more. If you have quilts to label, this is the blog week for you. Check it out here.
I started my week with unboxing all my notions and then starting on a hand embroidered label.
My quilt inspiration:
The finished label:
Go on over and visit www.quiltsocial.com and enjoy a week of label making and preserving the memories of your beautiful quilts!
Have a great day 🍁
Today at www.quiltsocial.com I'm making this one hour felt mini needle/sewing kit that is small but mighty and holds lots of sewing essentials and fits in the palm of your hands. Also a great little gift idea. Follow along here with all pattern instructions and grab the free pattern download.
Today at www.quiltsocial.com there is still time to download the free pattern for this original design, one of a kind, nostalgic Forget-Me-Not Pincushion made with Kunin Rainbow Classic Felt, DMC embroidery floss and some tiny beads. Complete instructions are also included. Who knew craft felt was so versatile and not just for the kiddos!
Happy Wednesday and enjoy this no sew machine required project.
Happy Tuesday, today I am blogging over at www.quiltsocial.com about how to make a super simple vintage inspired, scissor case perfect for those small special appliqué or embroidery scissors. All you need is some inexpensive Kunin Rainbow ClassicFel, DMC Embroidery Floss, Crewel Embroidery scissors and enthusiasm!
This case is both useful and very pretty. Your special scissors deserve the protection of this little case. Complete how to instructions are available here with no machine sewing required. Grab up your supplies follow along and take it along as a great on the go project or if you are social distancing at home.
Have a great day!
Hello and hope you are enjoying the beautiful weather on this beautiful Saturday.
Just wanted to let you know that starting this coming Monday June 15, 2020 I am working with felt at www.quiltsocial.com and all week I will be showing you how to make some really adorable pin cushions, a scissor case and a travel needle kit. These are great, easy projects while isolated at home during this pandemic or for your travels this summer. There are 3 FREE pattern downloads as well.
By hand or machine! Purchase some inexpensive Kunin Classic Rainbow Felt (craft felt), some DMC embroidery floss, beads and buttons and get creative.
Monday's Project: The Little Camper Pin Cushion
Have a great weekend!
Hi I'm Robin and I am a professional long arm quilter, pattern designer and teacher. I am passionate about all things quilty!
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