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


  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 :)

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


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