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I have the best job ever! Some of the others here may tell you that they have the best job, but really I do. I spend my day dreaming of fabric, quilts, and sewing projects. And I get paid to do that!!! Could it get any better? Well, yes, actually it does. I also have to look at all the new tools and books that come in. And again, I get paid to do that! Sometimes I actually sew things just to make sure that they will work, and that I’m writing the smartest, easiest way to do a technique. I love experimenting and coming up with unusual ways of making things. So I do. And you guessed it, I even get paid to do that!
We have a team meeting where we discuss the names for the fabric collections and projects we think would look good in the fabric. Sometimes we’ll ask for extra designs in different colors, but usually Jenni has everything covered.
Then we go back to our desks and I get to play with ideas. I draw them up on the computer. Then fill in all the fabric swatches.
I figure out my yardages, submit them, and then get down to writing the pattern.
When I’m done, the pattern goes to the sewing studio for testing. When they are done with it I make any changes needed and then that’s it. The finished project is photographed and the pattern is ready for you. By the time that happens, I’m dreaming about a completely different fabric collection and off we go again.
Not a bad job, but someone has to do it!