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1 May

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    May 1, 2011, 08.27 AMby aibby

    Hi I love your quilt, I am working on one also. Its a lot of work isnt it? I was wondering when the quilt top is finished does it have to be quilted by hand also. You’ve done a great job on yours.

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      May 2, 2011, 06.45 PMby amibambini

      Hi aibby. Thanks for your kind comments. Yes it is a lot of work but I am doing it bit by bit here and there, if it takes me 5 years that’s ok. I love taking a small box of hexagons on the train with me and passing long journeys that way, or for half an hour before bed..

      I don’t think there are any rules about having to hand quilt a hand pieced quilt. Right now I am sitting on quilt made by my grandma, it’s a hand-pieced hexagon but she’s definitely machine quilted it and it looks great. I think it comes down to the look and feel of the quilt that you want. Hand quilting takes time, but it has a beautiful feel to it. Maybe you could do a combination.. beautiful hand quilted details while machine zapping the rest.

      Good luck with it! Post pictures soon!
      Amy x

16 November

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    Nov 16, 2010, 05.09 PMby carottesauvage

    ’ello ’ello la Bambini! Nice to read from you! Thanks for the tip! Keep well and warm

23 April

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    Apr 23, 2010, 01.26 PMby nadia42

    Hi :) yeah I’ve been seeing jackets looking very similar in stores everywhere, I would love to make a red one :) when I have the time… :( It seem’s like a project that would need a fair bit of time dedicated to it. Defiately try the Bella shorts, such an easy pattern to work with. It’s coming into winter now so I hope I’ll get a bit more wear out of them before it gets too cold :P I’m from Applecross :) I’ve seen quite a few people from Perth around the site. I wouldn’t have thought it because it’s a smallish city.

11 February

  • Feb 11, 2010, 04.05 PMby Anonimous

    Je viens de recevoir un mail ou burdastyle qui me communique que je suis banny. Vous voyez que ces petite gent sont virulents et dangereux !!!

  • Feb 11, 2010, 04.05 PMby Anonimous

    Je viens de recevoir un mail ou burdastyle qui me communique que je suis banny. Vous voyez que ces petite gent sont virulents et dangereux !!!

  • Feb 11, 2010, 04.05 PMby Anonimous

    Je viens de recevoir un mail ou burdastyle qui me communique que je suis banny. Vous voyez que ces petite gent sont virulents et dangereux !!!

  • Feb 11, 2010, 04.05 PMby Anonimous

    Je viens de recevoir un mail ou burdastyle qui me communique que je suis banny. Vous voyez que ces petite gent sont virulents et dangereux !!!

  • Feb 11, 2010, 04.05 PMby Anonimous

    Je viens de recevoir un mail ou burdastyle qui me communique que je suis banny. Vous voyez que ces petite gent sont virulents et dangereux !!!

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    Feb 11, 2010, 12.21 PMby carottesauvage

    Thank you always loved your creation as well! I realized yesterday that you were leading a Bursdatyle sewing club in London (so we are in the same town!). All the best!XXHelene

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      Feb 11, 2010, 03.57 PMby amibambini

      Cheers, you are always welcome to join us! Our next meeting is on wed 3rd of March, pop by our ning to find out more. Take care, a x

9 February

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    Feb 9, 2010, 03.26 AMby sew4my3

    Hello AmiBambini, I just wanted to say thank you for sending me a message about your concerns. They have been reported and should be taken care of asap.

19 January

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    Jan 19, 2010, 01.13 PMby susisonne


    thanks a lot for your comment on my pants. You are right I am very satisfied, now I want to try sewing jeans pants…

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      Jan 19, 2010, 06.30 PMby amibambini

      No worries. Good luck with your jeans, i’m sure they will look great, be sure to let me know when they are up and on the site!

12 January

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    Jan 12, 2010, 11.55 AMby jilliman

    Hello Ami,

    I was just wondering if you have started a sewing club? I am very interested to join one as I want to continue to sew while I am not working. I am a part time prop maker and make drapes for the film industry. I am looking to sharpen my knowledge and also don’t want my sewing hands to get rusty, I just find that I don’t like to sew alone. So if you do have one I would really like to join!

30 October

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    Oct 30, 2009, 08.03 PMby sabzarap

    hey ami, thank you for your messag on my bag-how-to´s. if you whant to see a finished bag of the striped-how-to, go to my accout there you´ll find it. If you have finished on of your bag, pleas show me or post it ;O) greetings

22 September

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    Sep 22, 2009, 07.51 PMby javiertellez

    hey check out my new project the scarf Dress -javier

7 September

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    Sep 7, 2009, 01.56 AMby amarie

    AmiBambini, How’s your sewing club? I hope you are sewing away and having a great summer-fall transition. Here in the States, or at least in my parts, I feel like summer — that hot sweltering kind that makes you want to jump in the lake for quenching — never really came. But I gave all that up thinking of fall weekends and staying in and having more time for the business of stuff making. yours, amarie

15 July

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    Jul 15, 2009, 12.41 PMby millie357

    Hi I would be really excited to join your Burda sewing club. Could you let me have the details. Many thanks Millie

8 July

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    Jul 8, 2009, 12.51 PMby michelleandrews

    Hi Ami. I see that there is alot of interest in your sewing club, i would also love some more info as i’d love to join a sewing club in London. Thanx x

4 June

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    Jun 4, 2009, 01.11 PMby tnracmy

    thanks a lot for your comment on my creation! :D

2 June

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    Jun 2, 2009, 09.28 AMby tsktsk

    Hi Ami,

    I am loving the African wax print material – can’t believe the Obama one – that is fab.

    I am also interested in a sewing club, though not sure what a sewing club really is… would love to get together and compare stuff with fellow sewers though!

    If you do start one up I’d love to be included. Tina

28 May

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    May 28, 2009, 12.28 PMby prad7carm

    Thanks for the comment Ami—I didn’t think it, but it does look like a Molly Ringwald-ish gettup!!!! I will rock that prom baby. I love your orange shorts, very cute!

26 May

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    May 26, 2009, 03.32 AMby emlj

    oh how i wish i had the african print left! Like a fool i only bought a metre, and as i wanted to try the skirt again i went looking for more…but it was sold out :-( I got this one from ebay but do you know of any good places to buy african print fabric? Pref online as norwich is not exactly the centre of all things cultural – sigh. Any info much appreciated! x

18 May

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    May 18, 2009, 10.02 AMby aimeelawson

    Hiya, would love to find out more about the sewing club too! Could you post some information??? Aimee

13 May

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    May 13, 2009, 02.18 AMby bun

    hi – please could you tell me about your sewing club – I’d love to join one in london Alex x

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    May 13, 2009, 01.22 AMby sandrat83


    Im looking to join a sewing club in London? Do you have any more details?

    Sibi x

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    May 13, 2009, 01.07 AMby rosie-astro


    Could you tell me about your sewing club? I’d really like to join one in London! Rosie x

30 March

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    Mar 30, 2009, 12.00 PMby dressdummy

    Hello! I’ve just been so impressed with your creations and outfits. Don’t you think it’s time to drop the “novice” label and kick it up to “intermediate?” For example, those orange shorts you made look absolutely professionally done. Keep up the good work!

6 March

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    Mar 6, 2009, 01.50 AMby yoshimi

    Hello! Thank you for your very nice comment on my balloon skirt! I hope you are sewing happily! By the way, your question above is too funny! I’d love to let someone clever explain it to us tooooo. So good question.

5 March

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    Mar 5, 2009, 03.58 PMby shainaht

    hi – thanks for you comment on my smock. i suppose that i should credit all the people putting up their baby jumper creations. it totally made me want one in my size. once I had the idea of a bib rather than a bodice, I kind of just winged the rest.

25 February

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    Feb 25, 2009, 10.57 PMby hooley

    Hi and thanks for your comment. Four families from the school I teach at lost their houses in the fires but luckily they escaped (just!) How long have you been in GB? I can understand you missing the Australia summer!

24 February

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    Feb 24, 2009, 11.53 PMby Daniel Parker

    aw you’re so kind! and let me tell you.. you are the talented one! great stuff but as far as mens patterns I really don’t have anywhere else… its sad I just usually find my self using the very few patterns here on the site and then just changing them up