Can I be upfront and honest here? My reason to start sewing for charity wasn’t that I was feeling particularly philanthropic, but since I have found out more about different charities and the kinds of home-sewn items they request, I’ve found myself trying to do more on the sewing to give side.

My sewing has been generally a selfish pursuit, besides the odd “can you act as my local dry cleaner and do my alterations please” type requests from the family. It was an initial desire to not waste anything that made me look at quilting and charity in the first place. As a garment sewist, quilting is never something I thought I’d ever do, until one day I was cleaning out my stash and realised I had a TON of offcuts and scraps I’d collected over the years. A lot of them were wovens and I didn’t really think about making... [read more]