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Katriina Alanko
  • Gravenhurst, ON
  • Canada
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I am an awesome:
I'm a retired elementary school teacher and still teach sewing to adults and do some designing and pattern drafting. I designed costumes for dance studios for 25+ years. My collection of sewing and quilting related books is threatening to fill my house. I enjoy working with others to exchange ideas and techniques.
My sewing interests are:
garment, drapery, home decor, quilting, pattern drafting
I sew as a:
hobbyist
I am interested in learning how to:
do art quilts and designing my own blocks/quilts. I am still learning how to EQ5, a quilting design program for my computer.
My sewing machine(s):
Serger, Janome 4900QC, Singer serger, a couple of older Kenmores and Singers
The brand(s) of my sewing machine(s):
Janome, Singer, Kenmore, Husqvarna Viking
I am interested in patterns such as:
Commercial patterns i.e.McCalls, ePatterns, Independents, Your Own, my own, Simplicity, Mcall, Butterick,Vogue, Independents

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At 9:35pm on June 3, 2012, Libby Mackey said…

I started sewing when I was 13.  My mother bought a high end machine from  a local department store. It had many cams and I would play with the different designs.  I lost that sewing machine in a move when I was twenty something.  Have not sewen since until this year.  I bought a Singer Futura CE-150 and have sewn on it since December, 2011.

I recently constructed a dress shirt for a ring bearer in a wedding.  I don't typically sew for others but really enjoyed that.

At 8:37pm on March 14, 2012, Tabatha Smith said…

I saw your comment about my fractured quilt. I went back and posted a pic of what the quilt looked like to begin with. I had sewed 5" blocks together, sliced up the quilt , sewed it back together,added a white border, sliced it up and sewed it again. then added a final border of white. 

At 7:18pm on December 1, 2009, Birdie said…
Hi there! I just saw your question @ Pattern Makers Group. Have you ever tried the Pattern Master Boutique? It looks like it might solve the problem you're having. I just heard an excellent recommendation for it from a fellow Sew What's New member. You can check it out on my page under the comments. Have a great day!
At 8:12am on September 12, 2009, Mary said…
Hi Katriina
I'm from Sudbury, we are not that far apart.
At 9:12am on June 24, 2009, Kathy Strain said…
You're not kidding a blast from the past. I am at the same place. All the kids have grown up and we are now grandparents of two little boys. Mandy lives in Prescott with her husband and two sons; Michael is at home right now having just graduated college and Matthew graduated college last year and has moved out last month with his girlfriend. I quit working at Fabricland 4 years ago at the end of July. It was great to hear from you.
 
 
 

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