Hi, I’m Christina Lane, the Sometimes Crafter since 2008.
Whether it’s designing quilting patterns or quilting a client’s quilt, everything is done mindfully and with purpose. No shortcuts are taken, or detail left out, everything is created with the utmost care and consideration. I have been sewing for over 30 years, taught by my mother who was a seamstress, and because of such, have learned a great deal about the ins and outs of garment sewing. Although today my love of sewing is geared towards quilting, the same lessons still apply.
Fifteen years ago I took my quilting a step further and began using a longarm. It allowed me to be creative in a whole new way. I love those moments when the quilting really makes the quilt. When I am working on a client quilt I am always mindful of the amount of time they put into it and take the utmost care with their beautiful piece. Every quilt is treated as if it will go on to be a cherished heirloom. From pressing, to squaring to working with awkward pieces, all quilts are treated as though they are precious.
The same mindfulness goes into creating patterns. For too many years I watched beginning quilters struggle to get through patterns and spent a lot of time rewriting instructions for others to follow. That’s when Sometimes Crafter Patterns was born, out of a desire to create easy to follow patterns with beautiful design.
I pride myself on creating instructions that are thorough, yet to the point, so that every step is understood without getting bogged down in too much detail. Diagrams are clear and concise, as well as plentiful. My patterns also come with unlimited email support – I never want a pattern to go unmade because instructions don’t make sense, or a mis-cut was made along the way. I’m always ready to help.
When I’m not in my studio working you’ll find me doing various tasks around our small homestead. From homeschooling, to preserving, to working in the garden and caring for our small flock of birds, there’s always something around here to keep me busy!
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