MyPatchworkLife

Handmade quilts and other fabric arts for the home

Vesuvius, Virginia · 111 Sales

MyPatchworkLife

Handmade quilts and other fabric arts for the home

Vesuvius, Virginia 111 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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Erin H

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Announcement   I am a quilter who opened a yarn shop. Most of my handmade items are for sale in my brick and mortar shop, The Stitchin' Post at 117 S Main Street, Lexington, VA. I do hope you will stop by if you are ever in town! In the meantime, I'm trying to make room in my shop for new yarns and fabrics, as well as make room in my personal sewing studio by de-stashing some of my beloved fabric. I'd love for everything listed here to go to a good home where it will be put to use!

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Last updated on Apr 13, 2017

I am a quilter who opened a yarn shop. Most of my handmade items are for sale in my brick and mortar shop, The Stitchin' Post at 117 S Main Street, Lexington, VA. I do hope you will stop by if you are ever in town! In the meantime, I'm trying to make room in my shop for new yarns and fabrics, as well as make room in my personal sewing studio by de-stashing some of my beloved fabric. I'd love for everything listed here to go to a good home where it will be put to use!

Erin H

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Tapping into my creative juices

For the longest time, I thought my younger sister had all the creative genes in the family. She could draw. She could paint, she could sculpt. Everything she created was beautiful. I envied her, but resigned myself to a non-artist's life because everything I tried was a flop. Until I discovered quilting. Then, everything changed.

I love working with fabric. There is so much variety available, and I thrill in using a little bit of all of it. Rather than being coordinated and carefully planned, my quilts tend to be scrappy with a surprising mix of colors and patterns. I love making something that is both beautiful AND useful.

Everyone in my family sleeps under a quilt that I made. Every baby born into my extended family receives a quilt from me. I am sure to donate at least one quilt per year to charity. However, it takes a long time to hand quilt a bed-sized quilt, and I found that I was yearning for more immediate gratification. I began playing around with fabric to make other useful items - potholders and travel tissue covers and bookmarks and aprons - things that could be finished in one sitting, rather many months of sittings. Eventually, everyone in my family had all the useful fabric do-dads they could use, but I still hadn't quenched my thirst for making them. And so, my humble ETSY shop was born. I'll never make a living from my craft, but if I can justify all the new creations with a sale every now and then, I'll be happy.

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  • Erin Hutchinson

    Owner, Designer, Maker, Quilter And Crafter

    My life is like my quilts - scrappy and unconventional, full of surprises, making do (and making something beautiful!) with what I have. As a hand quilter, it takes me ages to finish a quilt. I started making smaller items for fun; hence, this shop.

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