I made this apron for my sewing time. Because I always hurry picking off threads all over my clothes when my girl’s¬†school pickup time. Do you wear an apron when you cook? I think I wear most all the time unless I can’t find where I left it. ūüėČ   I was lucky enough to receive the¬†Simply Stitched with Applique by Yumiko Higuchi from Zakka Workshop. This book is filled with variety hand embroidery motifs that you can combine with felt and plain cotton fabric. I would like to use felt on my sewing illustration next time. Before I start stitching, I decided to makeRead More →

Hello friends, I made another knit pouch with my fabric collection Dear Diary. I don’t know how to knit but I love making knit pouches. haha. My Born to Knit Pouch pattern is up on SewingIllustration.com.             Have another beautiful new week! Minki xx  Read More →

Hello friends! Today I had a tea time with my friend down the street. Then I realized that I didn’t have any cute mats for my hot tea pot. Is it only me? I have made so many bags but there’re certain sizes I don’t have and after making countless number of mats – snack mats, tea mats, table mats… I still don’t have a kettle mat!! I grabbed one of my old drawings and made this Strawberry ¬†mat. I am going to invite my friend soon again. haha You can download my strawberry drawing on my patternshop SewingIllustration.com for free. ūüôā I used myRead More →

Hello friends! I am goting to host my Always Mini Sew Along through this month. You can purchase the pattern on my patternshop SewingIllustration.com for $1.99! And find my tutorial here. My mini quilt size is 16” x 16” but you are welcome to twist in any other form!     Enter your process & finished picture on Instagram with hashtag #alwaysminisal. One lucky winner will receive the below prizes from ¬†Incomparable buttons and Warm-Crochet. I will announce the winner on 30th. I hope to see your project!!   Thanks for joining and enjoy this beautiful season! Minki xx  Read More →

Hello friends, Morning is cold now. I can’t believe no matter how busy I spend my day, season changes a step ahead of me. Well, I think I should learn how to enjoy rather ¬†than chasing the tails of the time. Right? I have been busy creating this roomy pouch for the last weekend. I hope you like it as much as I do. The pattern is up on my pattern shop Sewingillustration.com now.             Thanks again. It was nice to see you today! Minki xx    Read More →

Hello friends, Today is my day to talk about Pretty Handmades by Lauren Wright from Tuva Publishing. Lauren is the name behind @mollyandmama and her gallery filled with pretty images was one of my favorite places to visit before we didn’t know each other. I was so thrilled when I was asked to join her book showcase! You know the feeling when someone you secretly admire, contact you. Yes, Yes!! ¬†that was my first answer. So here are what I have been stitching up. I hope you like my makes.               I picked her Garden Path Mini quilt. IRead More →

                  I have always wanted to make a square quilt. When I first saw Sweet Praire collection by Sedef of¬†Down Grapevine Lane¬†for Riley Blake Designs, I knew what I was going to make! This is my first try of big size quilt and I am so proud when my family snuggles into this sweet prairie quilt on our couch and watch their favorite show. I saw my husband’s feet peeking out during his nap the other day, and I imnediately decided to go for an even bigger quilt! Now I think I know why many quilters haveRead More →

    Hello friends, I have been working on my Patchwork Sewing Pouch pattern for the last few days. I am so excited to announce that it’s on my pattern shop SewingIllustration.com now! Thank you so much for your kind encouragements! Hope you enjoy beautiful fall weather!   Minki!Read More →

  Hello my dear friends, I am so excited to announce that my first fabric collection will be out next month! Here’s the ISSUU link for my debut collection Dear Diary for Riley Blake Designs. They will be available at your quilt shop /online store in October.   Also visit my YouTube Chanel for short preview. To learn more, visit Riley Blake Designs.   Thanks for stopping by! Minki xx  Read More →

  Hello friends, Today is my turn on the book tour of ¬†Sharon Burgess(@lilabellelane)’ first book, ‘Quilting On The Go… English Paper Piecing’, published by Tuva Publishing. As a complete beginner of English paper piecing, I worried so much when I was asked by Sharon. The huge Techniques section was easy to understand and it’s also suitable for experienced English paper piecers as well for it’s wide selection of inspiring projects. First I made this sweet needle keeper using my debut collection, Dear Diary for Riley Blake Designs. *Dear Diary is coming to the stores ¬†in October.     I couldn’t help makine another one!Read More →

  Hello friends, Thank you for stopping by. Let’s have a girls day at the park with Five and Dime, Heidi Staples¬† Debut collection for Penny Rose Fabrics.   As soon as I received this fresh new fabric, I knew I would make a bag. I made a big fat tote bag without thinking hard and I love how it came out. How about you? What project do you have in mind?   Claire and I packed the bag with toys and snacks, ¬†went to the park, found a pretty spot and started to play.       This is my trusty bag for anyRead More →

August already? I can’t beleive summer is almost over. Soon I have to start worrying about kids’ lunch menu… ;( At least my little girl is ready for the school. ¬†I made this little pouch for her itty bitty school supplies but she says “Pack my snack here!” I think it’s good idea too!   My friends use it as their glasses case. I didn’t know my pouch has so many possiblities! This pouch tutorial is up on WeAllSew, Bernina blog today. There’s free downloadable pattern too. Don’t miss the chance to win a pair of scissors sponsored by Warm Crochet. Leave a comment onRead More →

      Believe it or not, Elea Lutz¬†was the first fabric designer I got to know when I was preparing my first book, “Sew¬†Illustrated” with my friend Kristin Esser. I liked her Milk, Sugar and Flower collection very much and was so curious on how she did it and wanted to know her more.   Today is my second time that I take a part in her new line showcase, Little Dolly for Penny Rose Fabrics. Am I excited? Heck, yeah! It’s about DOLLS! Don’t forget that I am a mother of three girls who grew up with handmade dolls!   When I receivedRead More →

  It’s finally my turn to talk about Weekend Quilting, Jemima‘s first book. Bring your cup of tea over and take a seat. ūüėČ When it comes to quilts, I am always like a preschooler peeking through a 1st grader’s classroom. What they are learning seems so cool, so hard and I want to grow up to be in that class. Just like that, Quilting seems like the big leagues. I was so happy when I received Weekend Quilting. Jemima, my big sister showed me the ropes. By the way,¬†Are you older than me Jemima? ūüėČ   The very first lesson I learned at aRead More →

Today at WeAllSew, Bernina blog, I¬†share various ideas of using a stamp set for your sewing proejcts. Visit¬†WeAllSew, to read more and enter to win four sets of my stamp sets.       Did you know my SEW VERY HAPPY ¬†set and SEWING LABELS set are on sale at Altenew.com? ūüôā     Here is my video tutorial how I use a stamp set. Another video that shows how I sew design with sewing machine. Are you making any hexies today? ūüėČ   Happy sewing, Minki xx    Read More →

Do you remember my Hexie Quilt that was featured in Love Patchwork & Quilting magazine issue 47? I loved my very first hexie quilt so much and thought there must be someone felt the same. So I came up this fun sew along idea. What do you think? You can download the templates at Love Patchwork & Quilting website.   Sewing Illustration Hexie Quilt Sew Along just started today through my Instagram and it will continue until the end of June. If ¬†you make any hexie quilt that contains sewing illustraion (a.k.a machine applique), please upload your picture on Instagram with hashtag #HexieQuiltSAL. I haveRead More →

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