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I keep my big cutting mat clear of clutter, but the smaller one to the left of my machine serves many roles and is often cluttered. Right now, it’s piled with the precut components of some blocks. You can see bits of my #mightylucky paper-piecing blocks that have been shoved to the back. •
#igquiltfest #cuttingmat #honestcraftroom #babylockjane #rossiecraftsstudio
This is an older picture of a quilt top that is nearly done. It’s here to illustrate a point: what makes a scrap? And what is a scrap quilt? I have a hard time considering any fabric a scrap, a discarded bit, a leftover. I love little bits and lots of variety and often buy fabric specifically to be used in small quantities in projects with a huge variety of fabrics. I love building and managing my stash and that stash includes itsy bitsy pieces. Fabric isn’t really a scrap to me until I throw it out or box it up for another quilter to enjoy. •
#igquiltfest #scrapquilt #scrappyquilt #improvquilting #improvquilt
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I’d rather go without a sewing machine than a design wall. My design process is intensely iterative and being able to see the whole makes all the difference in the world to me.
My preferred way to build a design wall is to wrap cotton quilt batting around 1” insulation boards. The batting will hold most fabric and sticking pins through the foam is always an option.
THE BIGGER THE BETTER.
My passion for this tool is such that I teach a class on design wall usage! •
#igquiltfest day 5: must have notions
#designwall #improvquilting #quiltersofinstagram #logcabinquilt
Day 3 of igquiltfest: Show us your space.
I’m in the middle of reorganizing my studio (I want NO CLUTTER) (and nothing out in the sunlight) so it’s a mess in here, but I adore this special space. My husband and I renovated the rooms above our garage—a separate building. You can see it by looking at #rossiecraftsstudio •
Day 2 of IGQUILTFEST: machine
I use a Baby Lock Jane for sewing and piecing. It’s all mechanical, straight-stitch only, super-speedy, and has a huge throat and work space. I LOVE IT.
In the background of this image you’ll see the Baby Lock Coronet which is a small long arm machine. It’s on loan to me and I’m enjoying working with it! It’s a great choice if you want a long arm, but don’t have a ton of space or money. It runs like a dream. One of my goals this year is to spend more time on the Coronet & I ordered a ruler base yesterday so that I have even more options when quilting. I can’t wait!
#honestcraftroom #igquiltfest #babylockjane #babylockcoronet #sponsored
Well, this seems like a fun way to share and stay involved on Instagram this month! I’m going to join in on #igquiltfest !
Hi! My name is Rossie (rhymes with bossy) and normally I make quilts for a living, but right now my job is taking care of my wee baby. I live outside of Ann Arbor, Michigan, which had the most beautiful snow storm today.
Simon is one month old today.
Parenting a newborn is relentless, but Simon is about as easy as they come. Incredibly sweet and easy; he’ll give a squawk if there’s a problem, but is quickly over it. His favorite things are my right breast, Billy Joel, and twinkle lights. I couldn’t love him more if I tried.
We’re HOME from the hospital 11 days is a long time y’all.
As if being home with a healthy baby wasn’t enough... look at my beautiful present from Jon! Art by @reenie.sue
I can’t believe how well she captured all the personalities & I love that our rainbow baby Simon is dressed in a rainbow onesie and his sister Juno is depicted via the pomegranate patch on my sweater.
Wishing everyone a wonderful day and a healthy week.