Friday, 3 February 2012

Inch by inch row by row

Where did the name come from?

A few years ago my friend Nancy Lindquist, clothing designer with the company Villa Factory gave me a bag full of fabric remnants.  Sorting them into colors I got a batch of ‘brights’ that I started cutting these into pieces that were multiples of one inch and up to 10 inches (with an extra ½ inch for seam allowance).  I then started sewing them into 10 inch blocks, all the while the Garden Song (Inch by Inch) by David Mallet, made famous by Pete Seeger kept going through my head with of course Quilt appropriate words – “Inch by inch row by row, Gonna make this little quilt grow” and so it did, right into a twin size quilt.

When I was pondering a name for my longarm quilting business “Inch by Inch Quilting” felt right.  Many longarm quilters charge by the square inch. You take the width of your finished quilt top and multiply it by the length of your quilt, you then take this number and multiply it by the amount the longarm quilter charges per square inch to determine the cost of quilting.  For an example a 90 x 90 inch quilt = 8100 square inches.  Multiply 8100 by the charge per square inch and you have the cost of quilting your masterpiece.

Here is the picture of my Inch by Inch quilt, it was donated to a Fund Raiser for the Calgary Girls School and Shirley is now the proud owner.

Inch by Inch
Inch by Inch Back Art


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