Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Why do I love sew-alongs?

In the last six months, I have participated in several sew-alongs and gift exchanges.  People who know me well have asked me why???  Here are the many reasons why I love sew-alongs:

1.  I am very introverted and shy.  In an online sew-along, I have enjoyed meeting many like-minded people and sharing ideas/encouragement/frustration/etc... with everyone else making the project.  I have met people from around the world.  How cool is that?

2.  My schedule does not permit participation in many face to face classes.  I would love to sign up for more classes, but I can't make that work with my life.  Sew-alongs are like a class on your own time.


Easy As Pie Quilt designed by Jamie of Busy Bee Quilt
February 2013 Sew Along with 1choice4quilting
3.  I LOVE LEARNING!!!  I just finished this really fun quilt with 1choice4quilting (yes, I will be doing the March one, also!) and I learned so many phenomenal things.  Like pinning vertically and horizontally when attaching long borders.  Like how to make a perfect pinwheel.  I am thoroughly inspired by the amazing generosity of people teaching other people how to be awesome.

4.  Improving productivity.  Truth is, most people are more productive with a deadline.  I am motivated to keep on track with the project so that I can receive assistance if I need it, be eligible for fabulous prizes and finish on time.

Need some motivation?  Want to connect with other people who love to quilt and sew?  Here are the things I am participating in over the next few weeks, why don't you join me?

1choice4quilting HoneyHoney Argyled Quilt (designed by Quilty Habit)
Ellie Inspired Ruffle Halter Dress
Sisters Ten BOM from GenXQuilters

2 comments:

  1. What's wrong with a dyed macaroni necklace? My nana said it was her favourite necklace in the whole world :P

    Seriously though, I'm sure whatever you make will be appreciated by your receiver and if in doubt, add chocolate to the package :)

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    1. That is great advice! Who can resist a sweet treat?

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