• Christmas Place Mats | Machine Cross Stitch

    This series is written by guest blogger, Pamela Cox. Pamela is an expert embroiderer, designer, digitizer and all around wonderful girl! We are so happy to have her contributing to the Sulky Blog! Whether you are looking to add something beautiful to your Christmas table or looking for a great gift, these machine cross stitch Christmas place mats are perfect!  They are elegant without the elegant price because they are made with Osnaburg fabric. Osnaburg is a loosely woven utility fabric.  It resembles coarse linen, but at a much lower price point.  The thicker fibers, which are woven in a simple basket-weave pattern, make it easy to create the “run”…

  • Handmade Gift Ideas from “Trash to Couture”

    Hi there, Laura here from Trash to Couture! Need some inspiration and ideas for your handmade gifting this year?  No worries, Sulky and I have got you covered. Not only are handmade gifts a sentimental gesture, they’re also fun to create.  Below we have 4 DIY gift ideas you can make for just about everyone in your life. Get the details below : DIY Ornament: Hoop using Sulky’s Fabri Solvy – I usually do 2 layers. Use a free standing ornament design. I used a star from my Brother SE machine. Use Sulky’s Metallic Thread and metallic needles. Embroider away! Place in water and let the magic happen as the stabilizer…

  • Spooky Solvy Spider Web in 10 Easy Steps

    Spooky Solvy Spider Web in 10 Easy Steps This blog post is written by Eric Drexler, Sulky National Educator I first experimented with this project making large Easter Egg decorations in fun colors. You can view that blog here. Recently I saw a Halloween decoration on the internet that looked a lot like my eggs. They were really cool spider webs with spiders on them. Oooo CREEPY. So I wanted to try it out for myself! Supplies: First, find water balloons (This turned out to be the hardest part of the project). Then, gather the web material. For the Easter eggs I used Sulky’s 12 wt. Cotton Blendables Thread.  You…

  • Not Your Typical Table Topper Courses 50% off Month of July

    Who doesn’t love table toppers? They can match your décor, make a statement, or celebrate a holiday, birthday, anniversary, and more!  Not to mention, they’re SO much fun to make!  And guess what?  This month only, you can get 50% off all of our “Not Your Typical Table Topper” Courses with coupon code: SULKY50 The inspiration for these projects came from my own desire to have some new items to decorate my home that were different and a little more modern. I started by making this set of 3-dimensional pieces. These guys are perfect for holding coffee filters, fabric, rotary cutters and the big one is perfect for a wine…

  • Christmas in July Sale 2017 + Projects and Inspiration

    Christmas in July 2017 Projects and Inspiration   To kick off Christmas in July 2017 we put together some great projects and ideas to get those creative juices flowing! We’ve got some amazing deals on the Sulky website this year that we can not wait to share with you! 40% off Webinar Kits, NEW bundles and kits over 20% off, Deck the Walls Christmas Panel kit – only $14.99, 15% off Embroider Buddies, 25% off all Christmas Thread, and so much more! A few new and exciting things we’ve added to the site for Christmas in July are all new Amy Barickman Crossroads Thread and Fabric Bundles!  The inspiration for Crossroads…

  • Why You’ll Love This Cotton+Steel Webinar

    Cotton + Steel Webinar Sunshine Pillow Want to add a little extra cheer to your home or office? Maybe you’re looking for a neat gift for a baby shower, wedding, or birthday! Whatever the occasion, the Sunshine Pillow project by Cotton+Steel is your winner. Here’s why… You get to watch how it’s made in a FREE webinar! You get to hang out with Devon Iott, Captain of Creative Communications at Cotton+Steel! (And we all know how cool those gals are!) If this fabric is too bright for you or doesn’t fit the occasion, you can change it out with whatever fabric suits your style! (Like these other fun Cotton+Steel Fabric Collections) You’ll…

  • DIY 4th of July Place-Mats in a Serger

    This series is written by guest blogger, Pamela Cox. Pamela is an expert embroiderer, designer, digitizer and all around wonderful girl! We are so happy to have her contributing to the Sulky Blog! DIY: 4th of July Napkins and Place Mats Sulky Cotton Blendables Thread in a Serger   The 4th of July is all about outdoor gatherings, fireworks, and celebrating our country’s independence! These explosions of color are sure to inspire creativity!  So, this is the perfect time to explore the wide variety of Sulky® Threads and using them in applications other than our regular intentions.   Sulky Cotton Blendables Thread in a Serger Let’s look at Sulky Cotton…