Every other week, we profile one of our customers to find out a little bit about their sewing life. This week the MD Sewist Spotlight is on Faith Colish.
How long have you been sewing?
I got my first machine two weeks after my son was born (this past December) for Christmas/Hanukkah from my parents and in-laws. I took my machine owners class in February and a couple weeks later they were asking me what I was making, so I figured I should at least take another class. I took private lessons with Erica and a quilt class and even though I’ve only been sewing for about five or six months, I’m starting to feel pretty comfortable!
Tell us about a favorite recent sewing project.
I’ve only done a few things so far, but once I learn them I go crazy. I learned how to make pillows and made 11 the first week and have made quite a few more since. I made two ottoman/poufs for our living room and then made some more for my baby’s play area (you can see I went overboard and completely filled the area with poufs and floor pillows). I also made a baby quilt. I’d say everything I’ve made so far is my favorite!
What is your favorite sewing tip/tool?
Where do you sew?
My husband made me a sewing/craft room in our basement for my birthday this year and it was the best present ever. Although, every once in a while I still drag my machine upstairs and sew in the living room by the baby’s play area.
What sewing project(s) do you plan to tackle next?
The next project I have is to fix a quilt that my great great grandmother made. I want to learn how to make toys and/or dolls. There are about 100 other things on my to-do list–I have already bought fabric and supplies for sheets, a couple of blankets, a mat for under the baby’s highchair…