Hello from my lovely corner of the Midwest! My name is Erica and I am the “head stitcher” at ELF & Company! I specialize in quilts and pillows and offer custom sewing services.
A little background… I have always been interested in sewing, I was taught and encouraged at a young age by my mother who is a professional tailor. My first quilt, which I still have (and needs some repair after a few decades of love!) is made from twelve fabulous fabrics – ROYGBV with the six tertiary colors in between. Each of the fabrics consists of seven chromatic stripes (6″ wide) from light to dark and we cut 6.5″ strips from each, then assembled into a beautiful rainbow of 6″ x 6″ square. Stitched in the ditch, backed with rainbow hearts, and zig zag bound in white bias tape, this blanket was, and still is, my pride and joy. After much Googling, I still have yet to find this same fabric!
Fast forward to present time and I’m still at it, and started my own company in 2015. I gave a “peace out” to the 8-5 world and I now fill my mornings, afternoons, nights, weekends, sleeptime with fabulous fabrics, graph paper, geometry, sketch books, quotes, online fabric/notion shopping, and most importantly my sewing machines!