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Our Janome Sewing Machine Has a Home. Where is it going…?

We’ve Saved the Best til Last.  You’ve all been waiting for this, I know….. the million dollar question is: Who Won??!!      Congratulations, Yvonne (from SA)!! You know who you are Here are the official results from the good people at Random.org Congratulations, Yvonne!!     And just in case the news wasn’t what you…

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The Winner of the October Lucky Draw is….

This Month’s Lucky Winner has won a VERY Special Prize: this rare, out-of-print Moda Fat Quarter Bundle “Half Moon Modern” by Momo!      Congratulations, Anne (from VIC)!! You know who you are Here are the official results from the good people at Random.org Congratulations, Anne!! Now, for everyone else, if you feel a little bit like Mr.…

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September Lucky Draw: Who Won?

Congratulations, Glenys (from Tasmania)!!You are the winner of a VERY Special Prize: Olfa Cutting Set in PINK! And Glenys says: “WOW! Thank you Shelley!As to what I will make? I have so many ideas, it’s hard to boil it down to just one! I guess I’ll just have to try several different things! Thank you once…

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All About Binding Part 2: How to Mitre Corners

Have You Ever Wondered How to go around a square corner using a bias binding foot? This article show you how to put mitre corners on your quilts with your sewing machine the easy way! If I could collect a dollar each time this question gets asked, I’d be able to have a VERY generous…

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Guess who the Winner is…

Congratulations, Marina (from NSW)!! You are the winner of this fantastic Ott-Lite Floor Lamp! Do you find that household lamps just won’t do when you happen to sew (or read) for long hours? Me too. So if you want to Enjoy Natural Daylight all the time (just like our Lucky Marina), then you might want…

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All About Binding Part 1: Bias or Straight?

Since some of the most commonly asked question I get are binding-related, I thought I’d put together a small series all about binding – this is the first part. Hopefully you will find this helpful! What Do “Straight” and “Bias” Actually Mean? When we talk about straight or bias (in terms of sewing, that is…

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Another month, another Winner …

Congratulations, Helena Atkinson (from NSW)!! 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 Now the official part: see results from the good people at Random.org   Congratulations, Helena !!   And I bet…

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A Quick Assembly Guide to Your Dressmaker’s Dummy

If you are into sewing and designing clothes, chances are you already have your eyes on a dressmaker’s mannequin…. One of our most popular adjustable dress forms are the traditional UK ones with wooden legs. Almost all of my sewing friends have secretly (or rather, NOT-so-secretly) put a Lady Valet on their wish list. Lots…

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A Quick Guide to Your Sewing Machine Presser Feet

Lately, quite a few people have asked me all sorts of questions about various sewing machine feet: what they are, how they work, what sort of foot they need, the differences between the different version, and whether the foot they have in mind will fit their machine. The list goes on…..So here is a brief…

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And the Lucky Winner for May is …

Congratulations, Eryn (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! Here are the official results from the good people at Random.org Ta-Daaaaaa…!!! Congratulations, Eryn!! And now, who…

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