MyPatchworkLife

Handmade quilts and other fabric arts for the home

Virginia, United States · 66 Sales

MyPatchworkLife

Handmade quilts and other fabric arts for the home

Virginia, United States 66 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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Erin H

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Announcement   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 personal sewing studio by de-stashing some of my beloved fabric. I'd love for it to go to a good home where it will be put to good use!

Announcement

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 personal sewing studio by de-stashing some of my beloved fabric. I'd love for it to go to a good home where it will be put to good use!

Erin H

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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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