I know a gal who loves to go to quilt shops. She loves to shop for fabric and has a beautiful collection of all different colors of cottons, batiks, and precuts. This woman never sews. At all. Ever. Her hobby isn’t quilting – it’s shopping for quilting fabric! And that is a-ok. She’s happy and her hobby is therapeutic for her. No judgement here, but isn’t it interesting how one hobby branches out and leads to other related hobbies?
Shopping and sewing are two completely different, but related hobbies. Another hobby related to sewing or quilting is reading about sewing or quilting. There are magazines about everything from sewing garments to knitting to quilting. When I can’t be at my sewing machine, I love to read about sewing!
Block is my favorite quilting magazine. It is chock-full of patterns (with step-by-step instructions), ideas, and stories that go with each pattern. Each publication is a great read. You can subscribe to the print version or the digital version here. Trust me, you’ll be so inspired by this magazine!
Did you know there are so many novels out there that involve quilting and sewing? There definitely are! And they are sooo good! I love to curl up with a good book in the evenings – and if one is centered around quilting or sewing, even better!
There are really too many sewing and quilting-themed novels out there for me to list them all. A quick google search will bring up a ton of options! I recently found some that I had never heard of and now they are on my reading list. I can’t wait to dive in!
Sometimes hobbies related to our main hobby are just as much fun (if not more!) than the main hobby. Now, excuse me while I go curl up on the couch with my quilt and my book…
‘Til next time!