Hello friends,

I am so excited to introduce Tula Pink’s new book, Coloring with Thread.


photo by: The Quilting Company

Coloring with Thread has 17 designs based on her best-selling fabric collections. Each project features a suggested color guide and illustrated tutorials for more than twenty embroidery stitches. If you are new to hand embroidery, this book will guide you kindly with tips and design inspirations.

You can hand embroidery and finish as a hoop art or adapt on other projects just like me.


Stitched by Annette Millard,  photo by the Quilting Company

It was hard but happy job to choose one design out of so many options. I have changed my mind several times and finally  picked Tula’s Floral Spray design.

I recreated with my own twist, Sewing Illustration table topper!


I wanted to make something practical that I can keep an eye on every day instead of storing in a box with my other projects.

A pillow? An apron? A big bag?……I spent more time trying to decide how to finish rather than actual sewing if you’ll believe. 😉

How you do you like my final decision? It’s very useful indeed!

I enlarged the pattern by 200%. If you have a copy machine at home, enlarge the parts and tape them together to complete pattern.


Then I picked the coordinating colors from my Liberty fabric collection.

You can find variety of  Liberty fabric selections on Ava and Neve .


I love how it came out and it brightens my dining table!




Claire wants it for her doll mat. She’s my excuse for non stop sewing. 🙂


I wanted to show you the different approach to this unique hand embroidery book.

I hope you enjoyed my “Sewing Illustration meets Tula Pink” table topper and hopefully inspired you.


Fabrics and Notions used:

Dear Diary collection , Diary newspaper offwhite

Liberty fabrics 

Lecien fabrics, Memoire a Paris

Aurifil thread 28wt 1158 (gray) for sewing illustration, 50wt  for free motion quilting, 80wt for hand binding.

Supreme Slider Queen for free motion quilting. It’s a Teflon sheet that helps your quilt slide so much easier.

Marcia Baraldi quilting gloves


Don’t miss other talented ladies creations.

Monday, November 27th —  Jodi Butler, The Quilting Company 

Tuesday, November 28th — Minki Kim, Minki’s Worktable   <- You are here

Wednesday, November 29th — Nichole Vogelsinger, Wildboho

Thursday, November 30th — Amanda Carestio, Sew Daily 

Friday, December 1st — Nydia Kehnle, Nydia Kehnle Design

Monday, December 4th — Sharon Burgess, Lilabelle Lane Creations 

Tuesday, December 5th — Cindy Guch, Raspberry Sunshine

Wednesday, December 6th — Sandi Sawa Hazlewood, Crafty Planner

Thursday, December 7th — Wynn Tann, zakkaArt

Friday, December 8th — Elise Baek, Elise & Emelie

Monday, December 11th — Ann Blalock, Coats & Clark Sewing Secrets 

Tuesday, December 12th — Sara Lawson, Sew Sweetness

Wednesday, December 13th — Nancy Jewell, Free Spirit Fabrics

Thursday, December 14th —Annette Allison Millard, The Sewful Life

Friday, December 15th — Brenna Riley Gates, The Quilting Company







  1. those hand made embroideries are stunning really,thanks for sharing these precious things.
    Vector Format

  2. I am delighted that I noticed this website, precisely the right information that I was searching for!
    Thanks for Sharing!

    Vector Art

    1. Author

      Oh that’s so kind and sweet comment!
      Thanks for finding me and I hope to see you often!

  3. So beautiful Minki and I love your version!!!!

    1. Author

      Thank you Lisa!
      I really like your WISE eyes. hehe

    1. Author

      To be honest, I keep thinking about project idea while awake and while sleep…Some times a fabric pattern comes in my dream… lol

  4. Beautiful work

    1. Author

      Hi Di,
      Thanks, I keep glancing at my dinning tablee all day long. haha

  5. Minki, You are so talented! Such a beautiful piece! I love your twist on it!

    1. Author

      You have a beautiful mind and that beats being talented!!

  6. I like your creation, and also how you turned it into something unique!

    1. Author

      Hi Alison,
      It’s always nice talking to you. I am so poud too. haha…

  7. beautiful! must get this book

    1. Author

      If you like Tula Pink fabric, you will enjoy the book too.

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