Working Progress

I have finally got my own laptop! Big thing for me! On a big push to get a business built up and started. I have been asked to make a patchwork quilt for a baby boy, I decided I really wanted to keep track of hours spent on the make of the quilt to then work out per hour what I would pay myself and how much the quilt should be worth. I would get quicker with time on each quilt, the cutting and preparation and the actual sewing. I would in time hopefully pick up speed each time I do the same layout or pattern. This then making it easier and quicker to reproduce and sell.

I am finding it hard to gather together a few products and designs to sell of my own and not get carried away, my biggest issue and hurdle to overcome is fabrics, I would need a wholesalers of fabric or somewhere I can bulk buy so I can easily go to my stock and reproduce a product that has been bought without the hastle of going backwards and forwards to a shop or individual retailer to buy fabric over and over again.

Wish me luck!


First Post!!

I really love making hand made patchwork quilts, I decided to go for it properly and put the sewing machine to the side to try my hand at it. I pulled out the stencils, cutting mat and got going. I decided best way to be really passionate about my first attempt was to make it for someone as a present, I had the pressure behind me to want to make it perfect and do it right! I wanted to start with something quite simple and easy to figure out first. I went for a hexagon cut with diamond shapes between to add more depth to the cut. I really enjoyed doing it and after looking at so many quilts its all I want to do! So here it is! the finished product!