Hi, I'm Cynthia Mann and we're here today at Birch Fabrics in Paso Robles, California. This is also the home of Fabricworm.com. Fabricworm.com started about 3 years ago and has been steadily growing ever since. Fabricworm was created based on the concept of a person devoted to fabrics, like you hear the word, bookworm, and that refers to a person devoted to books. Well I have been admiring fabrics and patterns since I was a little girl. I remember when I first saw the wrapping paper of a gift I was given when I was 2 years old and I was obsessed with that wrapping paper. That spawned into a love for pattern and a love for fabric in general. We started Birch Fabrics organic cotton with the intention of bringing an alternative to the crafting community that was friendly for the environment. We specialize in quilting fabrics and sewing supplies, and today we have our resident seamstress, Melissa, here to talk to you about sewing. Hi, I'm Melissa Lunden; I'm the resident seamstress here at Birch Fabrics. I teach sewing lessons here, prepare blog tutorials and sew samples of Birch's line of organic cotton. And I am here today to talk to you about sewing.