Pellon: What inspires you to start a project?
Cassie: I frequently am inspired by other designers. Even if I can buy a great pattern for something, I like the challenge and satisfaction that comes from making something myself.
P: What does your creative process entail?
C: I spend a lot of time looking at blogs, Pinterest and finished commercial products before I sit down to make something. I don’t always know what the finished piece will look like, but I like to know before hand what jives with my style and what doesn’t.
P: What tips or tricks learned through experience can you share?
C: I always spray starch my quilt blocks because I’m convinced (whether or not it’s true?) the steam from my iron pre-shrinks the fabric and I love the crinkle shrinkage that happens when I finally wash it!
An intermediate to challenging project, this versatile backpack has everything a grade schooler needs – room for
books, folders, water bottle and a pocket for treasures on the front!
And they’re off! Thesaurus had a bit of an awkward start, Apple Jack broke well, Briar Rose is up and on the pace! Florence is in third, and Dear Stella is in fourth on the inside as they bolt for the first turn. Keep your hats on, Ladies and Gents, this is going to be a gorgeous day at the pony track! Prepare for a day at the races with this fashion savvy derby hat, designed by Cassie of Elegantitus.Read more