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 →

Make It Yourself magazine spring/summer issue is out and my projects are inside! 🙂   Simple strawberry zipper pouch   And a set of four coasters. *Used with permission from Make It Yourself™ magazine. ©2017 Meredith Corporation. All rights reserved.   Fabric and notions: Lecien fabrics Aurifil threads, 28wt and 12wt Warm and Natural Cotton quilt batting Fusible cotton batting: Daily like Canada          Read More →

Thank you for joining me for my stop on Bountiful Blog Tour. I am so excited to show you all my cute babies! Bountiful is Sharon Holland‘s newest fabric collection for Art Gallery Fabrics.   My original plan was to make a pillow; a little patchwork with my signature sewing illustration together. But the background fabric I received was misplaced. I had to think about plan B. I was panic because I didn’t have plan B!! The next day, my sneaky idea was to make one potholder and call it a day. I picked my favorite prints  and make one potholder. It was too cute toRead More →

I am so excited to show you my new Spring pincushions! They are all 12 different illustrations and available for download at SewingIllustration.com           Fabric and notions: Guernsey collection from Moda. Available at Fat Quarter Shop and Green Fairy Quilts Aurifil 50wt dark thread Cotton ribbons: Daily like Canada        Read More →

Hello April, I am happy to see you! Haute Handbags magazine, Spring issue is out today and my Hot air balloon pouch is inside.     I had fun playing with my new leather tag this morning. I wish I had it before so it could be featured in the magazine. 😉      New HANDMADE  leather tags are available to order at SewingIllustration.com.   “Sweet April showers do spring May flowers.”   Minki xxRead More →

            materials: Lecien fabrics Linen from Daily like Canada Cotton batting and Steam-A-Seam fusible web: Warm Company Embroidery thread: Lecien Cosmo Aurifil             Read More →

Love Patchwork & Quilting Issue 45 is out and featured is my Hexie bag and pouch.   *photo was used with the permission from Love Patchwork & Quilting. Copyright Immediate Media Co. 2017, all right reserved.       Fabric used: Hexagon cheater print, Moda from West Wood Acres fabric Flower Sugar Maison from Lecien Fabrics Soft and Stable batting from By Annie Aurifil Varegated thread for machine quilting from my Sew Illustrated thread box. Handles are reused from my old bag. 🙂   To find out more Hexagon cheater print project, check my Easy Hexie Pillow post.          Read More →

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