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My First Sewing Machine

  I celebrated my birthday recently, and it got me thinking about the most memorable present – my very own sewing machine – on my 15th birthday. I first got bitten by the sewing bug in primary school – hand sewing little felt toys. This continued well into high school when hand stitching just wasn’t…

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My First (Serious) Attempt to Sew

  I was that bored high school kid with a sewing machine, so I would occasionally make a few wearable “fashion” here and there – mainly because mum didn’t really let me go shopping but was ok with buying fabric from time to time – especially if there was a sale. I had no idea how things…

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And the Winner of October is…

This Month’s Lucky Winner has won a VERY Special Prize: this gorgeous Moda Fat Quarter Bundle “Hello Darling”!     Congratulations, Heicke (from NSW)!!   And this is what Heicke said about winning…   OMG I can’t believe it I am just starting out in quilting and this will help me I will make myself a…

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September Lucky Draw: Who Won?

Congratulations, Miss Kai’ (from ACT)!! You are the winner of a Diana Mannequin (in the size of YOUR choice). I’m so excited for you – just think of the wardrobe you can create with your very own dressmaker’s dummy!   And this is what Kai’ said about winning…   Wow! What a great birthday [today]…

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Who Won the Gutermann Thread Set? Find out…

Congratulations, Patricia C (from SA)!! You are the Luck Winner of the Gutermann Sew-All Thread Set. Imagine what you can create with all the colours at your finger tips – I really can’t wait to see   And this is what Patricia said about winning…   Hi Shelly, thank you so much. I have become…

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The Janome Overlocker Goes Home to…

Congratulations, Susannah. (from SA)!! You are the winner of a Brand New Janome Overlocker. Lucky You!!!! I’m so excited for you – just think of the wardrobe you can create with your very own overlocker!   Ta-Daaaaaa…!!! Congratulations, Susannah!! And now, I bet you’d all like to know what YOU might win NEXT. I will tell you…

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Who Won the Roll of Bamboo Batting?

Janine (from QLD), Congratulations!!   You are the winner of a whole ROLL of 100% Bamboo Batting (lucky you).   I’m so excited for you – just think of all the gorgeous (and soft) quilts you’re going to make!   Congratulations, Janine!!   And while we’re on a roll (pun intended), we’re giving away a Brand New…

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And the Winner of Diana is…..

Congratulations, Christine O. (from QLD)!! You are the winner of a Diana Mannequin (in the size of YOUR choice). I’m so excited for you – just think of the wardrobe you can create with your very own dressmaker’s dummy!   And this is what Christine said about winning…   How exciting!!! Thank you so much!!!…

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How to Choose a Sewing Machine – a Beginner’s Guide

“I’m new to sewing and don’t want to spend a fortune on a sewing machine – which model should I choose?” Since I get this question at least once a week, I thought I’d explain it here for every one At this point, you might be doing heaps of research, and probably starting to get…

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Winner: The Chocolate Quilt Kit Belongs to…

Laurel C (from WA)  Congratulations!!You are the winner of a VERY Delicious Prize: “Double Chocolat Quilt Kit”!   And Laurel says:   “WOW! Is it real? If it is, I’m very excited. Thank You so much, I’ve never won anything before. Your web sit is great by the way. Looking forward to receiving your gift.” Congratulations,…

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