Slow Sewing

Is Slow Sewing Better?

In the past when starting a sewing project I knew when it would be finished: as soon as possible.
Now, my time is limited which turns out to be a good thing because so are my finances. I pick a project and pull out my fabrics checking for what might work before I purchase more.
A Christmas banner is something I’ve been wanting to make for a long time. I even had a magazine with the project I wanted to do.
quilted joy banner
Joy Banner

It’s from the Quilting for Christmas Holiday 2003 magazine. Yes, I’ve had it that long, pulling it out every year and saying, “I’m making this.”

I searched through my stash and found I needed to purchase only one fabric.

Christmas Fabirc

I found the striped fabric at Joann’s on sale!  Want to get coupons from JoAnn? has them waiting for you!

That was a month ago. See how slow sewing is going?

I’ve cut everything out and began the project.

Half-Triangle Quilt Block
Half-Triangle Quilt Block


Because I am not rushing I find that I need to use the seam ripper less.
Wendell helping sew
Another reason to embraces slow sewing. It seems Wendell wants to help me sew at the machine.
I’m looking forward to slow sewing this project. Once it’s done (before this Christmas I hope) I’ll post a photo.
What about you? Have you slowed down to enjoy your hobbies? Or are you in a race?

About Diana Brandmeyer

Christian author Diana Lesire Brandmeyer writes historical and contemporary romances set from the Midwest to the Mountains. She’s written Mind of Her Own, Frontier Legacy Brides, Small Town Brides, and A Time for Love, among others. Once widowed and now remarried she writes with humor and experience on the difficulty of joining two families be it fictional or real life. *affiliate links are used on this site. It won't cost you more but those extra pennies keep me stocked in tea, thank you!

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