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. 😉 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? 😉   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? 🙂     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? 😉   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 →

A long long time ago, when I didn’t have my own blog, when I didn’t know that there was something called Instagram, I found one beautiful picture on the internet. That picture led me to continuous clicks and I finally found a blog called “Cafenohut”. Ever since that moment, Cafenohut was saved in my bookmark bar and Cafenohut Pinterest was my eye candy jar. I thought this blogger was a genius and that belief hasn’t changed a bit! Ayda Algin, the lady was like a movie star to me. I wished to know her better and to say hi, if there’s a way. I never knew thisRead More →

It’s May already! Are you enjoying beautiful May? It’s my daughter’s birthday month and my girls are already waiting for the summer break. I like vacation because I don’t need to worry about lunch menu (all my three girls don’t like school lunch.) but I don’t like them fighting. lol May is a very busy and fun month at the same time, any way. My Shine your light tote bag was featured on Homespun magazine May issue and that makes this month more fun, for sure.         One side has a big pocket and   the other side has a small pocket.Read More →

Today is a good day to call a friend for a little tea time. Double your tea time by adding handmade touch. Pop on a tea cozy to keep things toasty while the tea is brewing. It will always keep your tea warm between cups! My Spring tea time set tutorial is on WeAllSew, Bernina blog. Check out instructions with step-by-step photos and my hand-drawn patterns.                 Happy weekend, Minki    Read More →

Love Patchwork and Quilting magazine issue 47 is out in UK and available to digital download today. My sew illustrated Hexie Quilt is inside.   photo by Love Patchwork and Quilting   My sewing themed illustrations are inside of the magazine.   You need these many hexies to make the mini quilt.   And do you remember my old sew-illustrated hexies?   I made  this mini quilt first and then sewing themed one later for LP&Q. I was inspired by Nicole’s modern hexies.   Fabric and Notions used: Lecien fabrics Aurifil 28wt dark thread, 50wt neutral thread Warm & White batting    Read More →

  I have made countless number of bags and pouches so far. However, whenever I need to pack for a few days of family trip, I couldn’t find the right size bag! That’s because I love to make small cute pouches and a bag for a bookstore or brunch date. When I saw this Tilda’s newest  Circus collection, the first idea came up was to make a big fag getaway bag.     It was hard to choose which motif to recreate from the prints. An Eliphant, birds, romantic flowers…anything would go perfectly for the focal point. My choice was a ballerina with umbrella. CanRead More →

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