Nancy Hovland's Profile
I have been sewing since I was 12 (when I bought my first sewing machine!) and began quilting 30 years ago, and have made quilts of all sizes. I piece by machine and have always quilted by hand, however I bought a new Bernina so I could try my hand (and machine!) at free motion quilting. I have been taking many machine quilting classes at local quilt shops, learning the many designs and sewing techniques for stipple and feathers. It's a challenge but fun!
I have my own sewing room (smoke free) in my house and a closet full of fabric, patterns and books, notions and other sewing necessities. When pricing, I consider the cost of materials (cotton fabrics are at least $9 a yard and Aurifil thread is $10 a spool), the time I spend on an item, which is usually 15-20 hours for a small wallhanging. I want to produce only the best quality quilted items for Etsy shoppers.
- Born on September 4
- Joined December 12, 2009