Wednesday, June 6, 2012

The Hazards of Working at a Quilt Shop

I've been working at Heartstrings and Heirlooms about 2 months now, just once a week and one Saturday a month. I am really enjoying my job but it's not without its perils.

First, the fabric calls to me all day and I come home with more fabric than I will probably ever use.

Fat Quarter Bundle of Kate Spain's Good Fortune
Second, I come home with new projects I never intended to do and don't really need.

This is a Ruffle Knit Scarf. The yarn is so pretty! I couldn't resist. I don't know how to knit and I can make this scarf. I learned by watching this video. It is surprisingly relaxing to make these. Any friends and family reading this, don't be surprised if you get one of these for Christmas this year! I've made four already.

The way I am doing these I can get two scarves from one ball of yarn.


Denise in PA said...

I'd do the same thing if I worked in a quilt shop. I'd wind up owing them money!!

Mama Pea said...

I made a ruffle scarf like that in a couple of hours one night. Pretty awesome. I split a Kate Spain bundle like that with Brooke at market. So, I have a fat eighth of each fabric. It helped me with the cost! :-)

West Michigan Quilter said...

I know what you mean about the pitfalls of working at a quilt shop. I love those scarves. One of the gals who came to bee had them and showed us the instructions. Looks like you'll be busy having fun!