Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Taking the Backache out of Basting

Hey everyone! Lots has been happening whilst I've been absent from the blog. If you follow me on instagram (lovestrawberrypatch) you'll probably know most of it already.

But for those that don't....I went to the quilt show in Exeter, did some fun shopping with Mary and Suzy then went out to Dinner with Katy and Jo too (that was fun!).

I have brought an amazing quilting frame....halfway there to the dream now! I just have to start saving again for a long arm machine now and there'll be no holding me back ;-)

In sadder news my husband has been very ill and in hospital. It is still ongoing and has been a very stressful time for us (que lots of distraction therapy sewing) not only waiting for treatment but managing with losing most of our only wage income to the house.

Which brings me back to the title of my post and my new arrival! Whilst I am not ready to take in quilts for quilting just yet I am going to be offering a basting service, hurray!

This is for all of you out there that love the piecing and then let your completed top sit in a discreet place where it wont make you feel guilty for not basting it and getting on with the job!

I can baste quilts upto aprox 90" in width and longer in length, you supply your completed quilt top, wadding and backing and I will baste it ready for either hand or machine quilting, saving your poor knees and back from all that crawling around and pining! Cost are very reasonable whilst I build up this service so take advantage now! For more details please see my new page at the top!

Of course if you are local you might fancy a spot of studio hire? You can hire out my studio and use of the frame, bring along your quilt and machine and off you go! Again further details are on my new 'Quilting Services' page.

New Studio Layout


21 comments:

Leanne said...

I hope your husband gets well soon! I am intrigued by your frame and how you are using it to baste and quilt.

Indianna said...

Hope he gets well soon and good luck following your dream!

moira said...

Sorry to hear about your hubby's poorliness. Sending well wishes your way. If I lived closer, I'd take up your offer

Cindy said...

How exciting! A new frame and a new venture. I am so sorry to hear about hubbie. I hope things look up for you quickly. xx

Archie the wonder dog said...

Eek! The frame and new venture sound wonderful, I hope it's a huge success! A basting service is very, very tempting ;o)

P.S. So sorry to hear about your husband - I'll keep you in my thoughts xx

Sarah said...

Oh how I wish I lived nearby!! Brilliant job missus. Massive big hug, hope things improve for hubby. x

Fiona @ Poppy Makes said...

Such exciting news Emily:) I hope you do a roaring trade!
I've been thinking about your husband, hope things get better soon x

Canadian Abroad said...

I hope you have so many takers for the service, Emily. But much more, I do hope your husband is back to full health as soon as possible.

Di said...

Sounds as if it is tough your end. I hope that your husband will be well again soon. That quilting frame has come as such a good time for you. I hope that business is brisk. Loving the blocks on your table too. Di x

Kelly said...

Wishing your hubby a very speedy recovery and you all the luck in the world with your new quilting services. x

Tammy said...

I really hope that your hubby is back on his feet soon. It can't be easy for you at the moment. Good luck with your new venture. Funnily enough I was supposed to be basting a quilt tonight but I am now sat in front of GB sewing bee instead. Sadly I dont have enough pennies spare at the moment to send it out to you!

Katy Cameron said...

Sorry to hear about your husband, hope he's much better soon. Good luck with the new business!

Charlotte said...

what a great idea! I *hate* basting!!!! I really hope your husband gets better soon xx

Annabella said...

Sorry to hear your hubs is still in hospital Emily but so happy to hear about your new venture and wish you lots and lots of luck! BTW, I love your studio and your Medallion looks very happy there :)

diane said...

That' s a fabulous service to offer. I hope proves successful for you. I also hope your husbands health improves. xo

Nicky said...

My least favourite part of the process - basting! Especially with big quilts. Could be onto a winner there Emily - I do hope so! Your studio looks fabulous.

Speedy recovery to Mr L ! Hope he is soon feeling better.

pennydog said...

I second Leanne, I'd love to know how that works!

Love and luck x

Nikki said...

A basting service sounds fantastic, I'm dreading basting my swoon - I'd have to finish the top first of course.

So sorry to hear about your hubbie I really hope he gets better very very soon.

Dianne Neale said...

Good luck with your new venture. And here's hoping your hubby maks a speedy recovery.

Sheila said...

Bit late commenting but well done on your new venture and hope it's a success for you. Hope by now your husband is heaps better.

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