A RE-Fresh Start

We are well into 2016 already. I can hardly believe how time flies.

I know it has been quite a while since Effie and I posted anything – September 2014. During this time Effie and I have had a few personal issues to deal with, but now we are all set to get back into our Sew Generous mood and continue on with this fantastic project.

Even though there has been no blogging for a while we have been very slowly and steadily working in the background to complete some quilts.

All the completed quilts have been bound and labeled. We now only label them with a Sew Generous label as keeping track of each and every fabric that has been donated into each quilt is difficult.

With our RE-Fresh start we have come up with a logo for our Charity Quilting Bee! I hope you like it. Effie will write a blog post on why we chose this symbol to represent us, later.

In the last month I have been very busy in my studio cleaning up, organising, cutting up scraps. I now have a system for organising scraps for later use. I will do a further post about how I do this. I love my very large cutting table and mat to help keep my scraps organised. I have a ironing boards in different sizes that sit on top of this mat when I need to iron something – it is extremely handy.

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I have also been getting reacquainted with my long-arm sewing machine. It has been almost a year since I have actually quilted anything. I dusted it off, cleaned it up, oiled it and got a checkup for it and then loaded a practise quilt. Happy Days!

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My studio is now extremely organised – there is a place for everything and everything is in its place.

Effie has been hard at work reorganising her sewing space as well. Nothing gets you into the mood of sewing better than a highly organised space.

Effie and I have also taken quite a few classes from Craftsy. We only discovered it a few weeks ago and it has been amazing. The classes are fantastic and they have really helped us get back our mojo and to come up with new quilt patterns for our donated fabrics.

I am loving all the longarm quilting classes by Angela Walters. I have been practising what she is teaching.

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Take a look at the classes offered, there is something for everyone, but be careful it can be addictive, you might not be able to stop at doing one class!

Let’s all be Sew Generous,

Suzanne

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