Sunday, January 15, 2012

Cozy nightgowns for a chilly winter night...

This is an example of how diverse we are at NABQC. I dug out my old Stretch and Sew patterns and whipped out these nightgowns for the grandchildren. They've had a bout with chicken pox and needed some soft nightwear. I called mom for their measurements and adjusted the pattern in length only, sleeve and skirt. No need to hem them; they'll outgrow them by spring. If you are making these, please pay attention to the stretch in the ribbing you buy. It needs to be at least 50%-100% stretch. I accidentally bought 25% stretch and had to ditch it. It just doesn't stretch enough in those tiny little cuff applications.

I taught SS by the Ann Person method about 30 years ago and still have the books and quite a lot of patterns. It really is a brilliant method of sewing knits. I have more projects planned and will post them here as I finish.

Thanks for looking.

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I am Bonnie Russell, owner and quilter, and my business is making beautiful quilts and making quilts beautiful. NABQC came about as a partnership between the love of sewing and hazelnut farming. That's how the name was chosen. My husband, Fred, is the nut farmer, and I do the sewing using many bolts of fabulous fabric. My studio is located in Dundee, Oregon, the beautiful Willamette Valley, in the center of a hazelnut orchard. Experience came with 42 years of dress making, 40 years of marriage to my wonderful, loving, supportive husband (34 years of nut farming), 25 years of raising three daughters, and now we have seven grandchildren to mentor in Future Quilters of America!

With a Statler Stitcher and Gammill Optimum Plus longarm quilting machine, a 14 foot table, and the drawing program AutoSketch, no project is too big or too small. Anything from hand guided meandering to custom digitized designs can be applied to a project to complete that labor of love.

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