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Events, Project, Threads

Christmas in July: Line by Line Postcard Project

We had a great time hosting our Juki Club LIVE: Christmas in July event in the Franklins Shop in Colchester last weekend. The weather was truly tropical! We had fun playing with tropical and Christmas fabrics and line designs at the same time. Juki Club LIVE provided free projects for the Juki DX7 machines through out the day. We’re posting the directions here so if you couldn’t make it to the Christmas in July event, you can still do the project at home. I love this project!  ...

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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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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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