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Little Box of Sunshine, Threads, Tips & Tricks

June Bugs

The Butterflies and Dragonflies in our June Bug tutorials this month are giving us the chance to practice symmetry. In both cases, making sure that the wings on one side of the bug, mirror the wings on the other. Our Sunshine subscription boxes include two beautiful butterfly fabrics by Dena Designs from Free Spirit.     Both our Sunshine Boxes and our Moonshine Bags feature Fantastico thread cones. The tropical purple, turquoise and lime green colours in the Sunshine Molokini Fantastico  ...

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Little Box of Sunshine, Threads, Tips & Tricks

Daisies Anyone?

“Don’t you think that Daisies are the friendliest flowers?”     Meg Ryan  in “You’ve Got Mail” Our Sunshine Box May Flowers line design is a daisy! This is one of my favourite line designs. It looks great and it’s easy to do. Making the long thin petals is good practice for other line design too.  Notice how striking the daisy pattern looks against the black. And here it looks superb as an extension of the  vivid floral design already printed in the  ...

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Threads

MicroQuilter NEW from Superior Threads

Machine Quilters are loving this New MicroQuilter thread! See the video and find out why. MicroQuilter is a 100 weight extra-fine polyester thread designed for invisible machine applique, detail quilting and stitch in the ditch. MicroQuilter is noticeably strong, especially considering its thin diameter. It can be sewn with a very small needle rendering the thread virtually invisible; making MicroQuilter the preferred thread for micro-stippling and miniatures. MicroQuilter is available in  ...

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Events, Project

Alice Apron Update

It all started with this gorgeous fabric from Cotton + Steel’s Wonderland Collection by the Rifle Paper Company.  This canvas weight fabric made the perfect apron for our Juki Club Tea Party. The new fabric lines come out in America several months before we get it over here in the UK. I was in a hurry so we ordered 2 yards hot-off- the-press from a Stateside online shop called The Fat Quarter Shop. I love the quirky take on the Alice in Wonderland theme. There are lots of other yummy  ...

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