It started with a pillow

The ready quilted heart pillows

My quilting adventure started with a pillow, with a heart pillow as seen on the Cluck Cluck Sew website, to be exactly. I can’t remember how I ended up at the website, but I do remember I immediately thought my six year old niece would love the pillow in pink. And for me it would be a nice opportunity to try out quilting on my Bernina 570 QE, which I actually got because it was the smallest Bernina model with Dual Feed. At the time I bought it, I didn’t care about the Bernina Stitch Regulator (BSR) that came with the machine. I would have preferred to get it cheaper without the BSR.

So I spent an entire evening online finding a good deal on a quilting ruler and a rotary cutter – I just wanted to try out quilting and I didn’t want to spend a fortune on materials which might end up in the back of the closet not being used a lot. So I finally ordered a cheapo rotary cutter at Amazon, as well as an Omnigrid non-slip ruler, which turned out to be a total fail. I still don’t understand why it is being sold as non-slip, because it slips. I must use so much pressure to keep it in place when sliding my rotary cutter along it, that my hand is getting sore. However, I got it for half price since it was returned by a customer. And it turned out it was new, beacuse was still wrapped up in its original foil.

Ready to start my quilting adventure

Lastly I ordered two tones of pink cotton poplin, yarn, zippers, fusible interfacing and pillows at Fabrics Hemmers. Oh, and I thought it would be handy to also get a seam guide and a measuring tape with inches. I ended up spending more money than I originally planned, but now I was ready to start my quilting adventure.
I also created a new Instagram account to document my journey, even though I am not quite sure if would be interesting enough.