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Monica Poole Designs
Central Coast, NSW, Australia
I just love to design, sew and teach, hope you enjoy my sewing patterns!
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So glad you loved making the bag and the new interfacing, when I get home from the Perth Craft and Quilt I'll put the Bag Shape Interfacing on my web site. Should be on there by Tuesday www.monicapooledesigns.com
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Sewing in the Gardens is 2 days of workshops held at the beautiful and serene Linton Gardens, 611 Wisemans Ferry Road, Somersby NSW, which is conveniently located 1 hour from both Sydney and Newcastle with an easy 10 minute drive through the country once you exit the M1. You'll enjoy... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2016 at MoonShine by Monica Poole
On my new website you can find out about workshops, retreats, craft fairs as well as see the latest designs and shop for patterns. Click on the link below to check it out, why not sign up for my newsletter while your there. www.monicapooledesigns.com Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2016 at MoonShine by Monica Poole
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Announcing my next special sewing workshops........ Quilt As You Go 5 Ways Workshop Saturday 2nd April 9.30 am till 4.30 pm Come on a “quilt as you go” journey with me, it's the only way I make my quilts. The project is the QAYG Sampler Quilt, where you'll learn 5... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2016 at MoonShine by Monica Poole
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Happy New Year! I am very excited to announce that my book, "Quilt As You Go the MoonShine Way" is now available as a downloadable PDF book This book was first published in 2009 and after 2 very successful print runs was completely sold old and is now out of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2016 at MoonShine by Monica Poole
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Thanks to those that are booked in, it's going to be an awesome day! Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2015 at MoonShine by Monica Poole
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I'm very excited to announce that bookings are now open for my holiday bag making workshop to be held at the beautiful Gosford Art Gallery and Japanese Gardens, conveniently located 1 hour from Sydney and Newcastle in NSW Australia. The project is my latest design, the Piccadilly Bag. I've chosen... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2015 at MoonShine by Monica Poole
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The Adelaide Craft and Quilt Fair is now over for another year and as usual, Margaret and I had a fantastic time! We were thrilled to be awarded best large stand. Here is a few pictures of our stand, it takes a whole day to set up and about 2... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2015 at MoonShine by Monica Poole
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I've been having a great time back in my studio working on some new designs! First up is Georgina Rose, a quilt name after my lovely Mother that first taught me how to sew. It's a single bed quilt measuring: 152 x 213 cm (60” x 84”) The fabric range... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2015 at MoonShine by Monica Poole
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Well, I've had my little sewing pattern and tutoring business for about 13 years now, last year I felt like a bit of a change and took on managing my local Hobbysew store. It was a great experience, I learnt heaps, met lots of new people and made some great... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2015 at MoonShine by Monica Poole
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The Happiness quilt that I designed for Australian Homesun Magazine’s 2014 Block of the month has now reached the final part where you are shown how to construct the quilt, “quilt as you go” This was a massive project for both myself and the magazine to put together, we checked... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2014 at MoonShine by Monica Poole
Yay, hope you love making it!
Toggle Commented Apr 4, 2014 on New Pattern Release at MoonShine by Monica Poole
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The portable block keeper pattern that has been advertised in Australian Homespun Magazine is ready to go! I’ve named it the Happy Block Keeper. It has pages made from soft cotton batting where you can store your blocks flat and be able to safely transport them to class. It also... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2014 at MoonShine by Monica Poole
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This adorable little outfit is called Lily and is made in gorgeous Riley Blake fabric. It’s a reversible shoulder tie tunic that is simply cut out with a rotary cutter. It can be worn as a summer dress, a pinafore or as a cute little outfit with the ¾ pants.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2014 at MoonShine by Monica Poole
Join in a sewing class with me, I would love to meet you! I’m a sewing tutor that specialises in machine work, I loves all kinds of sewing and would describe myself as an all-rounder. I am knowledgeable on many different sewing styles and techniques and can help you to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2014 at MoonShine by Monica Poole
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I love to make my own clothes when I can find the time. This is just a quick photographic tutorial showing how easy it is to sew up a pretty, breezy, summery dress. The actual pattern contains details instructions. This particular design works best in a soft fabric such as... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2014 at MoonShine by Monica Poole
Glad you enjoyed the weekend, thanks for coming along, my hubby wants to go back to Bright just for the brewery!
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One of the things that I really enjoy about being a sewing tutor is when I’m invited to teach at places that I’ve never been before. Last weekend Hubby and I travelled to Bright which is a very pretty country town in Victoria that is about 1 hour away from... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2013 at MoonShine by Monica Poole
Congratulations Gill, you are one of the winners! Please email me your address so that I can send your prize. moonshine-designs@hotmail.com
Toggle Commented Oct 24, 2013 on The Worst Blogger Ever! at MoonShine by Monica Poole
This is exciting, the winners will be announced tonight, thank you all so much for your lovely comments!
Toggle Commented Oct 23, 2013 on The Worst Blogger Ever! at MoonShine by Monica Poole
Hi Kaye, yes Margaret will have some kits. Look forward to seeing you in Perth again!
Toggle Commented Oct 23, 2013 on The Worst Blogger Ever! at MoonShine by Monica Poole
Ha ha Leesa, I remember this, was it at Lakes Entrance?
Toggle Commented Oct 23, 2013 on The Worst Blogger Ever! at MoonShine by Monica Poole
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Oct 22, 2013
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I’m sure that I will get into the groove of blogging one day but my excuse is that I’ve been just sooo busy! We always say it, but hasn’t this year flown! Once again, this year I’ve been busy with my friend Margaret at the Craft and Quilt Fairs around... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2013 at MoonShine by Monica Poole
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Below is a list of projects that I will be teaching from now until the end of the year. To see dates and venues click on the workshop tab to the right. Miss Daisy Workshop Miss Daisy is my latest quilt design. It’s so much fun to make; you’ll enjoy... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2013 at MoonShine by Monica Poole