I've owned my quilt shop since 1990, specializing in antique reproduction fabrics. Made my first quilt in 1976 which greatly reduced my sewing of clothing! Would like to find more time to SEW.......maybe when I retire? Am married to a farmer, have 3 children and 4 grandchildren who are the light of my life!!! And now there are 3 great-grandchildren and another due in January 2019!
Ann Robinson Bedcover
This bedcover is one of the earliest quilts in the Shelburne Museum
collection, and is on the cover of the book Enduring Grace, Quilts from the
6 years ago
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
I am a Fabric Pre-washer..........some people aren't.........that's fine....do whatever suits you!!! I had to move this recently-washed and folded stack of fabric to take some photos and it occurred to me that it would be a good photo! Always have to move things around in this sewing room.....all flat surfaces are occupied! What I would like to say is that my fabric is self-ironed by the shear weight of it! After washing, I hang it outside (as soon as the snow is gone and I can get to the clothesline!) or hang it on drying racks in a spare bedroom .....I have two large racks ..... one belonged to my Great-Grandmother (who passed away in 1958 at the age of 88) and is as sturdy as when she was using it. I fold my fabrics a certain way so that the width is the same whether it is 1 yard or 3 yards and it fits neatly on the shelves. While I do press my fabric before I cut it, it is easy since it has been "pre-pressed"!!!