ABOUT US | Sew & Quilt

Hello! My name is Jessie Fincham, welcome to my blog Messy Jesse

As you can tell I love to sew! It's such an important part of my life. I have always enjoyed being creative for as long as I can remember, but developed more of a passion for sewing in my late teens and started this blog back in 2009 as a place to document my progress, having been introduced to the wonderful world of blogging after doing an internship at a trend forecasting company - what a revelation it was in those early days! I dabbled in patchwork and quilting though the years, though I started my first official quilt in 2010 and haven't stopped since. So this blog really has documented my hobby from beginner to where I am today. 'Messy Jesse' comes from my childhood nickname by my parents and somehow it landed on this blog and my Instagram name (@messyjesse1)!

In October 2012 I setup Sew and Quilt an online patchwork and quilting shop. It started on the kitchen table with just a few bolts of fabric and some big plans! After a few years of juggling it with multiple jobs I finally decided to make the leap full-time in 2015 and things really took off the following year. My husband Robin joined the year after, and we have evolved into English Paper Piecing specialists. We manufacture a huge range of paper templates which we produce in-house from our workshop premises in Cornwall, England. Not to mention the tempting range of quilting fabrics, Liberty lawns, tools, patterns and exclusive S&Q products for quilters everywhere. 

I live in south-west Cornwall, England. When I'm not working or sewing, I love DIY and home improvement projects and I hunting and collecting antiques of all shapes and sizes. 

Thanks for stopping by ~ Jessie