10.25.2012

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Ever heard of International Quilt Market and International Quilt Festival? Combined, it is the world's largest quilt show. Market is for people in the industry (fabric designers, machine companies, retailers, etc.), and Festival is for consumers. And, since I work for a company that sells sewing machines, sewing furniture and notions, I get to go to Festival next week! I am beyond excited, and I have a feeling that I will come home with an unhealthy amount of fabric for my stash. 

Festival events start on Halloween, so I started thinking about what I should wear. Obviously, since I am working, I am not going to wear a full on costume, but I still wanted to show some Halloween spirit. Luckily, I stumbled across this tutorial for a candy corn skirt!

The tutorial from Nike of Thrive is for her elementary-aged daughter, so I am in the process of making size adjustments. And, I don't have a ruffling or gathering foot, so I am doing the old-school way. Ya know, baste each piece and pull the bobbin threads, which TAKES FOREVER. Disclaimer: it doesn't take THAT long I guess, but too long for my taste.

Look for a post about my completed project in the next few days. Until then, happy DIYing!

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