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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 love Kaffe Fassett fabrics. My home is smoke-free and cat-free, but I do have a tiny poodle.

  • Female
  • Born on August 18
  • Joined November 8, 2010

Favorite materials

Cotton fabric, wool balls, fabric scraps

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About

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 love Kaffe Fassett fabrics. My home is smoke-free and cat-free, but I do have a tiny poodle.

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