• Back to School Sewing Series: Beaver Pencil Case

    Back to School Sewing Series: Beaver Pencil Case In the final project for our Back-to-School Sewing Series Wendi Gratz of Shiny Happy World made this ADORABLE Beaver Pencil Case. We love how it turned out and hope you all enjoy making it! If you make any of the projects from our Back-to-School Sewing Series, be sure to share them on social media with #SewBetterWithSulky or #SulkyBackToSchoolSewingSeries. Supplies Used: one fat quarter of the main fabric scraps of lining fabric Sulky Sticky Fabri-solvy Sulky Petites 12 wt. embroidery thread #8 embroidery needle tiny scrap of black felt 9 inch zipper Read the full tuturial here. Hope you all have enjoyed our Back…

  • Flat to Flair: 3D Machine Embroidered Peony – Free Webinar!

    Zandra Shaw of Embroider Shoppe is coming to us all the way from South Africa for this FREE one hour webcast. Zandra will show us how to easily make flawless peonies using an embroidery machine. Watch the 3D peony come to life as she gives you great tips for success and demonstrates how to shape it while assembling into a flower on a stem and brooch. “From Flat to Flair” 3D Machine Embroidered Peony Featuring Special Guest: Zandra Shaw of Embroider Shoppe LIVE Date: September 11, 2018 Time: 2:00 PM, EDT Duration: 1 Hour Cost: FREE! or Watch it On-Demand!   How to create this 3D flower quickly using your…

  • “Raven Captures the Sun” Art Quilt

    “Raven Captures the Sun” Art Quilt by Chris Eichner Did you know that according to an ancient legend, the solar eclipse occurs when a Raven “captures” the sun? This legend became the inspiration for Chris Eichner – Fiber Artist, Designer, and Sulky Certified Teacher – and her award-winning art quilt “The Raven Captures the Sun”. “The quilt originated from a challenge to ‘Thread Heads’, which is a group of fiber artists that I’m a member of in Seneca, South Carolina. We were asked by Duke Energy Nuclear Power Plant to create art quilts for display for the month of August, which would represent the solar eclipse on August 21, 2017.” says…

  • Why It’s Never Too Late to Start Machine Embroidery

    I met Clyde by phone about a year ago when he called with some questions about threads and stabilizers.  I was so charmed by him, and we ended up talking about all kinds of things.  The fact that he was 80+ years old and had just recently embarked on a computerized embroidery hobby blew me away!  He kept in touch, and I asked to read his book. (Yes!  He wrote a book – for his family and friends).  After his wonderful book, I felt like we were friends, too.  It is so unusual to meet men who embroider; and men who begin embroidery in the their 80’s are rare indeed. …

  • Featured Artist | Katie Bartz of “Sewing Scene”

    “Katie has a reputation of being an adventurer and an inspiring entrepreneur.” Introducing our newest Featured Artist – Katie Bartz of Sewing Scene. We asked Katie to answer a few questions to learn a bit more about her, such as how she came to be such a great instructor and what her future plans are in the sewing industry. Where were you born? I was born in Hibbing, Minnesota and grew up in my formative years in Palisade, Minnesota. I now reside near Missoula, Montana. How did you grow up (i.e. in a city, on a farm, raised by wolves, etc.)? We lived 18 miles from town and we lived…

  • Free Webinar | Zipper Pouch with kraft-tex®

    Join us in creating this zippered pouch made with kraft-tex® Paper Fabric! During this FREE, one hour webcast, you will learn how to make a faux-leather zipper pouch using the versatile and durable kraft-tex paper fabric. How to make kraft-tex look like faux leather How to transfer a hand embroidery design to kraft-tex using Sulky Stick ‘n Stitch Stabilizer Tips on hand embroidery through kraft-tex How to machine embroider onto kraft-tex A fun way to insert a zipper and lining – plus, how to make a zipper pull tassel out of kraft-tex General instructions for kraft-tex Downloadable instructions for one of Alyssa’s projects from the book kraft-tex Style, compliments of…

  • Free Webinar | Unicorn Towel Hoodie

    Free Webinar: Let’s Create a Unicorn! Demystifying the Hooded Towel “Let me walk you through the process of creating adorable Hoodie Towels using my new Unicorn pattern. Creating these towels as fun gifts is easy and so satisfying. I will even show you how to fold it and add a bow so it is all ready to give away.” Desiree of Desiree’s Designs   You’ll learn: How to hoop up your stabilizer and float your towel How to make different-sized towel hoodies for different ages How to follow a machine guided applique by either cutting or using SVG files How to use a topper like Sulky Solvy Stabilizer, as well…

  • Valentine’s Day DIY Inspiration

    With Valentine’s Day coming up we wanted to highlight our previous Valentine’s Day blog posts to give you some “lovely” inspiration. Heart Mug Rug and Place Mats Tutorial Fill your home with love! Create these adorable heart-shaped place mats and “mug rugs” for the perfect Valentine’s Day environment. Machine Embroidery on Card Stock Tutorial Create unique, personal cards that the recipient can cherish forever or even use as Valentine’s Day decor for years to come! DIY Heart Pendant Whether you want to show love to a friend, sibling, child, or make one for yourself, these little hand-stitched pendants are wonderful, quick and easy Valentine’s Day gifts! Scrappy St. Valentine’s Day…

  • How to Autograph Your Quilt

    By: Eric Drexler, Master of Free-Motion Did you know that today is National Handwriting Day?  I don’t know about y’all, but I am personally NOT a fan of my handwriting (yikes!).  But you know what, we should be proud of those messy, crooked letters! 🙂  On the blog today, we have Eric Drexler, Sulky Educator and Master of Free-Motion, talking about how he incorporates his own handwriting in his quilts! Here’s what he has to say… The first time I even thought about “signing” my quilt was at one of my first guild lectures.  When the ultra-fun trunk show of beautiful Sulky® quilts, and some of my own, was over,…

  • MJ Kinman’s Diamond Quilts

    “When people ask me what I do, I like to tell them I make the biggest diamonds in the world. But instead of working with the hardest substances on earth, I work with the softest… cloth.” – MJ Kinman We are honored to have MJ Kinman as our newest Sulky Featured Artist.  If you haven’t gotten a chance to see her amazing work, you must check out her website!  Her beautiful gem-inspired quilts are intricate and unique in every way!  Her passion for quilting shows throughout every single piece she creates.  Because she uses Sulky products, you may even see one of her quilts in the Sulky booth at a…