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Sunday, 9 March 2014

The Square Inch

So here it is..THE SQUARE INCH unveiled..!

Would love to give you a tour of my showroom-studio, a place exclusively for the needle-and-thread-crafter.

The centerpiece is, of course, the fabulous BERNINA display. We stock the entire range of Bernette and Bernina machines and accessories.

And the large workshop area where we regularly conduct workshops and classes on sewing, quilting, embroidery, crochet, tatting, etc. This space is perfect for live demos and product training. For those visiting from out of town, we provide comfortable homestay facilities. We also welcome other art and craft teachers to use this space for their workshops.

We provide the awesome BERNINA 3 series machines for our sewing and quilting workshops and the studio is fully equipped to handle international workshops of upto 16 in a batch.

Whats a studio without stuff to play with, right? So we made sure there was plenty of that. We stock everything that a needle/thread/fabric enthusiast would want.. Fabric by the meter, Precuts, Anchor embroidery threads, Quilting threads, Knitting yarns, Pony needles and hooks, Rulers, Self-Healing Mats, Fusibles, Aida, Patterns, Notions, Rotary Cutters, Quilt hangars, Stitch kits, etc., etc. AND we ship !

Yes, we have batting too !

Love these small touches that bring life to this beautiful space..

Love the festive lights and LOVE my wall grid..

The blue curtained space you see through the doorway is my personal office and workspace. Will show you around there in the next post.

My gratitude to my family for putting up with my crankiness while the studio was being set up in 12 days flat; to BERNINA for believing in me; to my friends who gave me their strength, support and shoulders. My heartfelt thanks to my friend and awesome designer Shailaja Unni, who helped me turn bricks and mortar to a place that is THE SQUARE INCH, a place full of positivity, good cheer and creative vibes.

So, drop in some time, folks. Find us on Facebook or drop me a mail at

Thursday, 23 January 2014

The Big News !

So here it is.. the big news ! Opening a store, 'The Square Inch', partnering with a World Leader !

A one stop shop for the needlecrafter. Bernina Machines, Fabric, Threads, Notions. Classes & Workshops. Custom hand crafted quilts and home decor items.

A physical location as well as an online presence.

Sunday, 19 January 2014

Friday, 17 January 2014

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

WIP Wednesday - Strip Club

Here's the WIP I'm working on and I can't yet say whats its gonna be in case the person I'm making for is reading this..

A fellow quilter had posted a Biscornu on my group, Desi Quilters and so intrigued was I by the fact that 2 squares could result in a shape like this, that I HAD to try my hand at one..

And then of course, the lone biscornu needed company. So, made a companion from 2 circles..

Should I stop? Three can't really be a crowd, can it?

Linking this up with WIP Wednesday on Freshly Pieced.

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

Would love to see what you have been up to.

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

WIP Wednesday - Drunk Geese

Writing this post with the very specific intention of linking up with WIP Wednesday at 'Freshly Pieced'. Can't help it. The Universe conspires so. Three things. One, I have a fresh WIP. Two, today is Wednesday. Three, I decide to restart reading blogs after a gap of nearly 6 months, and the first one on my Reader is Lee's WIP Wednesday at 'Freshly Pieced'. Can't just be coincidence right? So, bowing to forces greater than I, here's my Work-in-Progress.

Had some orphan Flying Geese Blocks and some experimental (Faux) Drunkards Path Blocks lying around. Fooled around with them a bit.

Settled on this version and quickly sewed it up..

Its a nice 40"x40" and will be perfect for a brand new nephew who's just arrived. Off to choose the backing.

Happy quilting folks !

Oh but first I need to link up :-)

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Second to None

A 2 year old UFO is finally done ! I started 3 similar quilts more than two years back for 3 cousins born within 3 months of each other. The first one, 'First among equals', for my then 9 year old, I completed immediately. Wait, let me show you a pic. and if you are wondering about jars and wolves, read here.


The second one however, took 2 years to complete. The bug jars were ready long back and 9 year old Gautam wanted a monkey waving hello. He even gave me a drawing of the said monkey, but it got buried somewhere. :-(

So the monkey got lost and our monkey Gautam, grew some. And then some more. Grew into a cheerful young lad with a passion for playing the guitar. Acoustic as well as Electric. So the quilt had some growing to do too. In dimensions as well as design.

The contents of the jars were chosen by him.

Lucky I found this guitar fabric in the perfect colours!

So, bound and bundled with love, off it went to the birthday boy.

Aww! Happy 11th Birthday Gowchi ! We love you !

And I'm sorry I couldn't make you a jar like this with your Akka and Didi inside, but we'll think up something else ! Something more evil :-)