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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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Alice in Wonderland Tea Party

We’ve started a Juki Club here in the UK for people passionate about quilting. We created the Juki Club website to give online inspiration and support. We also wanted to have special Juki Club events so that we could meet up in person. For our very first Juki Club event, we hosted an Alice in Wonderland Tea Party down at the Salisbury Franklins Sewing Shop. We had Juki sewing machines, quilting machines and overlockers for everyone to try. Lots of us dressed up! Here are many of the  ...

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Little Box of Sunshine, Project

Mad March Tea Party

Our Mad March Little box of Sunshine is posted and on the way now. We had fun with our Mad Hatter Tea Party theme. The Sunshine Box includes a Wonderland fabric from Josephine Kimberling. The stacked tea cups and wonderland characters are so cute. We wanted the fabric to do the talking this month. So we chose a variegated thread that would blend in. Our gift this month is tea, of course! You can have a peek inside the Box and see all the goodies below. Who would think that such a bright  ...

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Valentine Hearts

I love Valentine hearts. Over the years I’ve extended the reach beyond the obvious romantic view to include my kids, mom and auntie, my sister and friends, my quilting buddies and lots of people that I’m just grateful for. We’ve sent this month’s Valentine Hearts Box of Sunshine out early so you’ll have it in time to make valentine postcards for all the people you love too. We posted them today and here’s a sneak peak into the box. There’s some  ...

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