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a woman quilting



I am Irina, the founder, designer and maker of NordicCrafter.

I come from a family of many talented people. I grew up watching my mother sewing, knitting and embroidering. She taught me all these skills and at that time I couldn't imagine that sewing would become my life`s passion. I used to sew clothing but I made my first quilt only in 2014 and since then I can´t stop quilting. 

When I moved to Finland I fell in love with the country and Scandinavian design. Pure forms, color and color gradulation fascinates me, as you can see in my works. I like working with bold and bright Marimekko fabric as well as with soft and delicate Liberty of London. 

I like challenging myself with different  techniques - foundation paper piecing, needle turn applique and English paper piecing (EPP). I also design EPP patterns and have a blog where I share my knowledge and expertise with fellow quilters.

I also enjoy re-imagining old textiles and giving them new life. 

The beauty of Finnish nature encapsulates and inspires me. Many of my quilting designs are based upon the inspiration I receive from nature.

My favourite stage of quilt making is picking colors and free motion quilting on my domestic machine. I design my quilts in a way that they always have a lot of negative space, as it is fun to conquer it.  I also like adding hand quilted accents to my fmq.

I have been successfully selling my products since 2014. Many of my creations have found new homes.  I pride myself on providing my customers with a wide variety of choices, high quality products and the best customer service I can offer. 

Patchwork Pouch, Quilting EPP Sewing pattern
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