making matters
Why Giving What We Make Matters (More)

by Susan Fletcher

Why giving handmade gifts matters more now.
Giving handmade gifts has always mattered, but with all the isolation covid is causing, this year it matters more.
Please make. And give to family, to friends, and to anyone you know is isolated (or might feel alone) right now.
We all need the connection we feel when when hold something handmade by another person.
When we give things we make to other people, we prove to them they are in the thoughts of someone else, therefore they are alive and connected and they matter.

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quilting a sashiko quilt
Sashiko Quilting with Pre-quilted Batting

by Susan Fletcher

How do you quilt a large sashiko quilt?

It's a dilemma. You don't want to machine stitch over your hand stitched work, but you also don't want the filling and backing layers to separate from the top. And you really don't want the filling layer to bunch up or fall apart because it isn't quilted.

Over the years I have used different methods, depending on my project. This one, using pre-quilted batting, is easy and suited to almost any sashiko project, I think. It uses pre-quilted quilt batting.

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Heather making kits at A Threaded Needle
A Threaded Needle, November 2020

by Susan Fletcher

Some photographs of where your orders are filled, and who is here, and a short chat.

One big drawback with website shopping from my side of it, is that I am not talking to you in 'real life'. You don't see my face, and its not easy for you to 'pop back in' to tell me if something is not what it should be....

Susan and Heather at A Threaded Needle

 

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