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Day 31 - 31 day blog writing challenge - 2020 sewing goals

2019 has been a phenomenal year. Its been an year in which I have shone! But yes, I'm totally ready to rock 2020 too!!! What am I planning in 2020? Here are my sewing goals for 2020 Get the ABOUT face Certification …

Day 30 - 31 day blog writing challenge - My first 2020 project

This project has been on my mind for a while now. It is not an actual physical quilt, but rather an online training program. The main difference between this and the others is that this is meant for teachers! Yes! I am tra…

Day 29 - 31 day blog writing challenge - Latest project

To be really honest I have done very little quilting since the studio flooded in August this year. I have concentrated  on my new blog http://www.getthatroom.com and taken it from concept to actually writing a bunch of posts and…

Day 28 - 31 day blog writing challenge - Skill I want to improve

For the last 10 years that I have been teaching myself quilting, there are so many skills I have learnt. Especially when it comes to quick and easy solutions to get complicated and difficult looking results! But I do feel that …

Day 27 - 31 day blog writing challenge - Techniques to try

Over the past 10 years of quilting, I have made a  whole range of quilts and tried almost every sewing technique under the sun, but there are some things that have been elusive. There are some things I have never had the c…

Day 26 - 31 day blog writing challenge - Favorite sewing foot

I love my Berninas - both Emily (330) and Ross (710). While I was using the 330 I never thought I needed to upgrade. I only bought the 710 for its extra throat space. I never knew I was going to fall in love with somethign else.…

Day 25 - 31 days  blog writing challenge - Show us your scraps

First, Merry Christmas to everyone who celebrates it. I wish you happiness always! And now coming to today's prompt - show us your scraps! In my studio I do not throw away ANY scraps. I use even the tiniest pieces in …

Day 24 - 31 day blog writing challenge - State of my work table

I'm not a very tidy person be default. And a few years back, you would have always found my work table messy on any given day. But like I said earlier, recently I have been inspired by minimalism and have been enjoying downs…

Day 23 - 31 day blog writing challenge - Prewash or not?

I am not a prewasher by choice! If I can get away with it I do not prewash my fabric. I only prewash if the fabric bleeds. I use a lot of Indian fabric in my work. And a lot of it bleeds. I used to irritate me till I came t…

Day 22 - 31 day blog writing challenge - What I listen to / watch

Its day 22 of the 31 day blog writing challenge hosted by Cheryl! And I'm still going strong. Today's prompt is about what I listen to / watch. What I am listenign to or watching usually depends on a number of fac…

Day 21 - 31 days blog writing challenge - Top 5 gift ideas

This is usually the time I start making my wish list. My birthday is coming in about 10 days and I like to make this list every year. Sometimes I put it on my blog, sometimes it stays in my journal. So here are 5 gift ideas fo…

Day 20 - 31 day blog writing challenge - Proudest achievement

2019 has been my year of achievements. I have had so many wonderful opportunities in this year. First I thought that finishing my 210" x 86" quilt would be my proudest achievement. But when I thought about it a little …

Day 19 - 31 day blog writing challenge - On the design wall

Its day 19 of the challenge and the topic is On the design wall!!! When I had my dream studio, I had a whole big design wall. And I totally loved it. That is where I 'built' my modern Sue quilt. And also a few of my ot…

Day 18 - 31 day blog writing challenge - "If I could sew with..."

Today's prompt is so interesting. I could actually apply it in two different ways, so I will. 1. "If I could sew with ..." What version : I wish I could sew with a bobbin that would not need refilling. I wish it…

Day 17 - 31 day blog writing challenge - Favorite Sewlebrity

I have always loved Angela  Walters!!! I was in love with her quilting even before I went on my maiden solo trip to the other side of the world in 2015 for QuiltCon. And then, I met her. I attended her lecture in Austin and sh…

Day 16 - 31 day blog writing challenge - Why do I sew?

Today is day 16 of Cheryl's 31 Day blog writing challenge   and today's prompt is a question I have pondered on a lot in recent days. Why do I quilt? I stumbled upon quilting accidentally. I never thought I would …

Day 15 - 31 day blog writing challenge - Earliest sewing memory

My earliest sewing memory is not my own, but my grandmother sewing. Hers is the sewing machine I inherited and it got me started on a path that I have absolutely enjoyed every moment of. I remember the cookie tin filled w…

Day 14 - 31 day blog writing challenge - Show us your fabric

I have had my dream sewing space, twice. And both the times I had the PERFECT fabric storage solution that I wanted. This is from my old studio. My fabric as first sorted by Indian and designer fabric and then further by …

Day 13 - 31 day blog writing challenge - Least favorite color

Honestly there is not a single color in the world that I do not like. All of the colors are beautiful if you look at them individually. I feel it is more some 'combinations' that I do not like. I like sets of colors th…

Day 12 : 31 day blog writing challenge - Favorite color

When I look back at my work, I realize that I use a lot of color in  my quilts. I love them to be bright and cheerful. So finding out the one color that was my favorite was  a difficult task. But then I decided to work it …

Day 11 - 31 day blog writing challenge - Most impactful class

It was at QuiltCon 2015 - my first QuiltCon! I was  ready to sign up for a bunch of lectures and classes, but by the time I went online to select what I wanted, everything I wanted was sold out. This class was 4th or 5th on my…

Day 10 - 31 days blog writing challenge - Top 5 books

I love to read! So I love today's prompt too. I read a lot of Fiction as well as non-fiction. Today I am going to share with you 5 books from each of these categories that I absolutely love - Quilting, Fiction & Non-fi…

Day 9 - 31 days blog writing challenge - Favorite Tip

Its Day 9 of the challenge and I'm still going strong. So what is my favorite tip? I had this bad habit of not being able to accept a compliment about my quilting. When people told me my work was good, instead of acc…

Day 8 - 31 days blog writing challenge - Skills I wish I had

Today is day 31 of the 31 day blog writing challenge hosted by Cheryl and I just love today's prompt! Skills I wish I had! That line itself made me take a paper and pen and make a list! I am working on some of them, but t…

Why Quality Matters?

“Why don’t you use cheaper material to make my quilt?” I get asked a lot of variations of this question when I take custom orders and my customers hear the price I am quoting. I have already done a  post about pricing…

A habit I wish I did not have

We all are our own best judges. Everyone has that one habit they wished they did not have. Here’s mine. I am a very open person. I normally do stuff right from my heart. I love to connect with people and I want people t…

Brands that I endorse

I represent three popular brands as an ambassador at this moment –  BERNINA ,  AURIFIL  and  HAVELS SEWING  and I have very strong reasons to do that. The first brand that I endorse is  BERNINA , and I have been doing tha…