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A simple quilt (and a question)
Time to blog another project which I finished weeks ago, but didn't have the time to blog about yet. When I saw Cherie's super soft Lua sleep sack a few weeks ago, I fell in love with the triple gauze fabric she used. I bought a meter of it to make a soft b...
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Cotton + Steel + Hanami + Pleating
When Kim Kight announced  nine months ago that she would shut down her fabulous fabric blog TrueUp , I was really shocked and sad. It was such a great source of information on fabric, sneak peeks of upcoming collections, and tips about sales and promotions....
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It's Nani Iro month!
As many of you might have already read somewhere, June is Nani Iro Month over at Miss Matatabi . This means not only that all four Miss Matatabi Makers are sewing with Nani Iro; it also means that a number of amazing bloggers are joining us this month! Abov...
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Free pattern and tutorial: Baby and kids' bandana
I really love bandana's. I bought two of them when Norah was a baby, and used them a million times since.  One of them got lost, unfortunately, and now that Ava is wearing them too, I was really keen on using some of the beautiful knits in my stash to make ...
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Time to vote!
In the last couple of days, thirty-two gorgeous creations were uploaded in the Improvisational Pleating Contest. I've been so amazed by how creative all of you have been in applying my little tutorial. Thank you so much! Now, it is time to vote. Simply clic...
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Improvisiational Pleating Contest: The second prize
In the past weeks, I saw a number of gorgeous creations and sneak peeks for the Improvisational Pleating Contest . The link party opens in two days, so it's about time I showed you the second prize. This goes to the prettiest creation which uses a StraightG...
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And the winners are...
Thank you so much to all of you who votes in our Secret Squirrel contests! Suz and I are happy to finally be able to show the winners. The host contest was won by Victoria of As It Seams , with her dress with beautiful colorblock details . Congratulations, ...
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Nani Iro knit
Have you been enjoying Miss Matatabi's nani IRO month? I know I have! So many gorgeous creations in Naomi Ito's beautiful designs... Every month should be nani IRO month :-) Today I'm showing my second contribution to nani IRO month, with what is by far the...
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Secret Squirrel: Last chance to win fabrics and patterns!
Today, Secret Squirrel makes his last 'regular' stop. Below is a little sneak peek of this month's creation. Would you like to find out which wonderful sewing sisters created it? Click here . As this is the last regular stop of Secret Squirrel, the coming m...
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And the winners are...
When I first considered organizing the Improvisational Pleating Contest, I really had my doubts whether it was a good idea. Would anyone really be interested in it? What if it lead to an embarrassingly low amount of entries? Thirty-two submissions later, by...
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Improvisational Pleating Contest: Time to upload and vote!
After seeing some amazing sneek peaks via Facebook and Instagram, I'm happy to finally be able to open the link party for the Improvisational Pleating Contest. Contestants can upload their projects below up until May 24 at 12 pm  Central European Time , whe...
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Stylo 2 is here!
Issue #2 of Stylo Magazine is here, and I feel so honored to be part of it! My assignment was to create something with Michael Miller's new Tangram fabric. You can see more of my creation - and those of 5 other bloggers who used the same fabric - here . The...
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