Category Archives: Reader Request

Reader Request: Polyester Anyone??

Reader Request is when readers get a chance to ask all of you for help.  Hopefully one of you can help a fellow reader find something they are looking for.  Today’s request comes from Joy.

Joy writes:
Here are the pictures of the fabric I’m looking for, the comforter my grandma made for me when I was little (with 40 years of wear) and the completed row and an extra piece I found when we were cleaning out my grandma’s house. I even found the newspaper patterns she used to cut the pieces. I know my grandma made two of these comforters–one for me and one for a younger cousin. They had a flannel back and were hand tied, making them nice and cozy for those cold winter nights.

The fabric is an orangish double-knit. My grandma made me a housecoat out of it when I was probably two. I have memories attached to several of the other fabrics, but not as much as I do this one. My daughter was only 15 months old when my grandma passed away and I am planning to make her a comforter of her very own. I have what’s left of her double-knits, some from my other grandma and I pick it up when I find it at thrift stores. The comforter will be one of my winter projects as I plan to piece it by hand.”

This is the orange polyester print that Joy is trying to find.

This is the quilt that her grandma made for her.

Here’s a start of the fabrics she’s collected….See? Continue reading

Reader Request

Hey all…

I have an idea to start a new feature…READER REQUEST is what I’m thinking about calling it.  Each of us sometime in our lives have been on the hunt for something…a fabric that is discontinued, an embroidery dish towel pattern that we remember our mother having, a specific sewing basket…or even a cross stitch pattern.

The idea came after I found a cutter quilt for Connie…

I had wrote in the blog post that Connie had sent me a note to look out for a cutter quilt and I found one.

Well that prompted Connie in Texas to ask if I ever find this… Continue reading