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Both of my Grandmothers were Italian immigrants who worked in the garment district of New York City. Mom used to tell me that Nonna made one penny for every 100 buttons she sewed on! I didn't learn how to sew at their knees because i preferred being a tomboy. Mom used to make clothes for me, and I would cry because I hated dresses!
After the usual home economics class in grade school I pretty much forgot about sewing until I grew up. In college I developed a strong attraction to patchwork quilts but never owned any. Later I found them at thrift stores and collected some very beat-up quilts. About twenty years later I realized I could buy a sewing machine, and started making my own quilts and pillows. I use Kaffe Fassett fabrics almost exclusively. My home is smoke-free and cat-free, but I do have two dogs - a pembroke welsh corgi and a tiny poodle.
(If you would like to save on shipping I would be…

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  • Born on August 18
  • Joined November 8, 2010

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Cotton fabric, wool balls, fabric scraps

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Both of my Grandmothers were Italian immigrants who worked in the garment district of New York City. Mom used to tell me that Nonna made one penny for every 100 buttons she sewed on! I didn't learn how to sew at their knees because i preferred being a tomboy. Mom used to make clothes for me, and I would cry because I hated dresses!
After the usual home economics class in grade school I pretty much forgot about sewing until I grew up. In college I developed a strong attraction to patchwork quilts but never owned any. Later I found them at thrift stores and collected some very beat-up quilts. About twenty years later I realized I could buy a sewing machine, and started making my own quilts and pillows. I use Kaffe Fassett fabrics almost exclusively. My home is smoke-free and cat-free, but I do have two dogs - a pembroke welsh corgi and a tiny poodle.
(If you would like to save on shipping I would be willing to DESTUFF certain pillows. On your end you would restuff it and sew up the opening. This will decrease price of shipping or possibly make it free. Convo me if interested.)
I also have a shop of the same name on cafe press. It needs some updating but it's just an FYI for quilting bumperstickers, coffee cups, etc.

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