One of the hobbies I recently picked up was quilting. I enjoy sewing, but have learned that clothing isn’t necessarily my forte (though that might just be because I need more practice). My great-aunt was an amazing quilter-doing everything by hand. She had a set number of quilts she would do in a year, and it was always filled as soon as she opened up bookings for the year. She charged a pretty penny or her creations, and everyone who commissioned one thought it was money well spent. So I guess it was inevitable that I would eventually give it a try.
I decided on a Craftsy course that taught beginning sewing methods. When I signed up, the course was free, so it seemed like an excellent way to try quilting without too much investment. I started with the mug rugs, because I had enough scraps from other projects to not need to purchase fabric. I probably made about ten different mug rugs before I decided I was ready to try something big.
I know myself, I work better when I have a purpose, so I enlisted my brother as a client. He gave me colors and helped me pick the fabrics. It took me forever to complete because it was always a secondary project-something to work on while I was between other projects, but it is finally done. I can see all the flaws in it, but I also have learned how to fix them or avoid them.
Would I do the course again? Absolutely. Not that I need to, but I found it very informative and helpful. Plus, the “patterns” were super useful, and I can use them again any time I want. Not all Cratsy courses are the same, so you might feel differently about others, but I really liked this one. As for quilting? I’m already practicing small scale in preparation for the next one.