Hello friends, It’s my stop at Afternood Picnic collection by Nancy Zieman Productions for Riley Blake designs. As I personally didn’t know Nancy very well, I would like to share Cindy Cloward’s beautiful blog post, Remembering Nancy Zieman.   I picked the floral prints and made two set of  placemats and napkins. I hope to make three more sets for all my family members.       You can find my free tutorial for how to sew this clean corners on WeAllSew.com.       I also made a oven mit and let my husband use. I should make a matching apron for him, right?Read More →

The blog tour for my new book Diary in Stitches  has come to a close, and oh what wonderful projects we were treated to! Here’s a recap of them all and their talented makers – I’m sure you will agree they showcased the designs in the book so beautifully.   Elise Bae,  Eliseand Emelie, @eliseandemelie   Sharon Burgess, Lilabelle Lane Creations, @lilabellane   Lauren Wright, Molly and Mama , @mollyandmama   Sedef Imer, DownGrapevine Lane, @downgrapevinelane   Love Patchwork & Quilting, Love Patchwork & Quilting, @lovequiltingmag   Kristyne Czepuryk, Pretty by Hand , @prettybyhand   Bev McCullogh, FlamingoToes, @flamingotoes   ThisHandmade Life , @thishandmadelife   Erin Simpson, Aurifil, @aurifilthread Ayda Algin, Cafenohut, @cafenohut   Bernina USA, WeAllSew, @berninausa   I hope you enjoyed all the sewing inspiration today! Thank youRead More →

Hello, It’s my stop at  Sharon Burgess‘s second book A Stitch in Time English Paper Piecing book tour. I loved her first book Quilting on the go EPP and made Needle keepers and EPP mini quilt. I am so excited that I can finally share my projects with you today!   My first pick was Spring Time Embroidery Organiser with my own twist. I used my upcoming fabric  line Someday collection and gold sparke stripes from Riley Blake Designs. These hexies are my strike-off samples I got from Riley Blake Design factory. (*strike-off is process to check the color and any printing errors.)   These cute buttons andRead More →

Today I wanted to show you what I’ve been making with Sue Daley and Gabrielle Neil‘s latest collection for Riley Blake Designs, ‘Abbie‘. Such a sweet collection and those illustrations and colors are just utterly scrumptious. I have made two Big Sewing Cases and two Triagle Pencil cases. You can purchase both patterns here.                 I hope you enjoyed my projects today! A big thank you to Sue and Gabrielle for inviting me to be a part their blog tour.   Notions used: Foam stabilizer: Soft and Stable from ByAnnie.com Double slide zipper from ByAnnie.com Fusible webbing: LiteRead More →

I have loved Sedef ‘s first book Quilt Petite and enjoyed making a project. When she told me that she was writing her second book, I couldn’t wait to put my hands on! What a joy waiting for something good! My first choice was the Armchair Caddy on the cover but I realized that I don’t have a right sized-couch that fits. darn it! So this table topper was my second choice and I am glad I changed my plan. I was inspired by the Scallop Trivet in the book. Sedef showed very clever instruction and it is quite a good size. I am usingRead More →

Hello friends, I would like to share various project ideas that you can create using motifs from my book DIARY IN STITCHES.   This is the first sewing machine cover and I changed the design for the book. Choose your preferred design and add your own twist. That’s the charm of my book, Mix and Match!     I wanted to show how you can use for hand embroidery instead of machine applique. I think it’s equally charming. If you are hand emboridery expert, your sewing case will be even more beautiful!   It’s just perfect size so I can bring to swimming pool orRead More →

Hello, August! Today is my day to talk about  Heidi Staples‘ latest fabric design Date Night collection for Riley Blake Designs. I love her pastel color combinations and each print works very well with other prints. As a fabric designer, this is the hardest part and I honestly spend the most time choosing colors than illustrations. I am awe of Heidi’s choice! When I received the fabrics, the first thing I had in mind was another big storage cases! Because they are so useful for everybody in my family! (oh, my husband would say, no thanks, though.) To find full collection and project ideas, go toRead More →

          Hello my dear friends! I am so happy to announce that my 2nd book DIARY IN STITCHES  is ready to ship.   “Artist Minki Kim turns her own daily sketchbook challenge into 65 stitchable drawings to mix and match. Embroider and appliqué the whimsical, easy-going way with 6 useful projects to make and share, like a patchwork pouch, a statement pillow, and a sweet wallhanging. Minki’s uplifting designs, plus an extra gallery of small project ideas from coasters to wall art will appeal to anyone who wants to add personality to their home and personal accessories.” -from C&T Publishing book description-Read More →

Hello, sewing friends! The other day my daughter Chloe said that we should give July a speed ticket. Summer really flies  and it must have received many tickets if we could give one. 🙂 I am so pleased to show you my Calico Crow projects finally!  Calico Crow collection is Lauren Nash‘s latest fall collection for Penny Rose Fabrics.  I loved her last collection Bunnies and Blossoms and made a Boxy Zip Pouch and a Buny Snack bag(free tutorial for Bernina blog). So I was excited  when I was invited to her blog tour plus this collection has all of  my favorite colors, Yello and yellow’s friends!Read More →

Hello friends, I am so excited to introduce you Hello Baby collection by Cristopher Thompson aka The Tattooed Quilter. I met Cristopher at QuiltCon last spring and he was such a sweet guy with a pair of scissors tattoo on his arm! I loved his first Collection Blue Carolaina and made my first blue quilt so I was thrilled when I was asked to join his blog tour.   I recreated my Rould Travel Bag and Boxy Zipper Pouch. *pattern avaiable on SewingIllustration.com.                 This little pouch is already left for it’s new home, Claire’s friend for herRead More →

Hello friends! It’s the first day of June and I am happy to show you my new pattern, Mama’s Lunch Bag. PDF pattern is available to download at my pattern shop SewingIllustration.com.       My Winter Tales collection for Riley Blake Designs will be out to the shops this month!! Notions used: Soft and Stable and zipper from byannie.com      Read More →

Hello friends, I am honored to be one of Aurifil 2018 designers and May is my month. The theme is THE PLACES WE GO” and I recreated  beautiful tiles from Santa Barba that my family love to hang out.     Read my fund interview with Pat Sloan and her block tutorial at Aurifil blog, Auribuzz. By making a block, you can enter a chance to win a large spool kit that’s worth over $100!! I hope you enjoy making your version of Santa Barbara Tile block and win a 12 Aurifil spools!!   Thanks for stopping by! Minki xx    Read More →

My second fabric collection SERENDIPITY is out at the stores now. You can also order Fat Quarter bundle on my shop.   Another round bag that I planned to give my sister in Japan. It’s hard to pick my favorite but I secretly love this strawberries print so much. 🙂   Claire’s Doll case     Mama made lunch bag that Claire got complements from her classmates!   Patchwork zip pouch and Pencilcases that I have made so many. I hope to see your projects with Serendipity collection. Please share your project with hashtag #serendipityfabric          Thanks for stopping by! MinkiRead More →

I think I told you that my very first quilt lesson was almost 15 years ago at my local quilt shop. I learned how to make a four patch, how to hide a knot and how to make heart applique all by hand sewing. For about two months, I have made small zakka style handmade projects so I didn’t even go close to bigger sized quilts  that I see every day on social media now. I have got to know about actual quilt through my quilty friend Kristin down the street not that long ago. I loved how her old quilts layed in a bigRead More →

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