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Inspiration Archives - Page 3 of 7 - Sulky
  • Rod Art with Sulky Threads

    Rod Art with Sulky Threads Did you know you can even glam up your fishing rod with Sulky Threads?  Rod art is a great DIY gift idea for the fisherman in your life!  We talked with John, who has been building rods to help make fishing easier for people with disabilities since becoming disabled himself. He uses Sulky Threads to turn his rods into beautiful works of art. Here are a few of his tips and tricks to making Rod Art: How did you get started with rod building? After I became disabled my hands became very weak and the pain in my body made fishing very difficult. My wife…

  • On the Go! FabricPlate FREE Webinar

    On the Go! with Janet Lutz of Row by Row Experience® and Debra Gabel of Zebra Patterns Join us for this FREE Webinar! When? Tuesday June 13, 2017 at 9:00 pm EDT Featuring: Michelle Umlauf, National Educator Representing Sulky of America, and Special Guest – Debra Gabel, Owner of Zebra Patterns and Art Director of Row by Row Experience Duration: One Hour Cost: FREE! Project Description: On the Go! FabricPlate™ Doorhanger In this FREE 1 Hour Webinar you will be walked through making a fun appliqued door hanger for your sewing area by Debra Gabel featuring Debra’s famous FabricPlates™ that have been collected by quilters all over the world! You…

  • May the Fourth (be with you)

    May the Fourth (be with you)…Happy Star Wars Day!  Let’s be honest, MOST of us are die-hard Star Wars fans, whether we like it or not. When even an utter of a new Star Wars movie is spoken we jump on the nearest computer (aka our smartphones) to find out if the news is true. We then mark our calendars for the big event – even if it won’t be released for another year. To share their enthusiasm for this “galaxy far, far away” crafters everywhere have shared their Star Wars projects – and creative, they are!  So today, on Star Wars Day, we wanted to share a few of…

  • Earth Day Featured Artist: Laura Pifer of Trash to Couture

    Happy Earth Day! Earth Day is an annual, worldwide event held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. This week we highlighted two of our Eco-friendly products, Sulky Rayon Thread and Sulky KK 2000 Temporary Adhesive Spray. Both products demonstrate that you CAN have a great product, while still being eco-conscious. Also in the spirit of Earth Day, we wanted to feature Laura Pifer, founder of Trash to Couture. Laura has reinvented the way we see fashion. With her innovative DIY projects she is teaching her viewers how to up-cycle clothing into creative, trendy looks. Her refashioned designs are not only eco-conscious, they are absolutely adorable! We met with Laura to…

  • Just in Time for Easter: Bunny Bags and more!

    With Easter quickly approaching we have some fun Easter ideas for you to make just in time for the festivities!  Bunny Bag by Jen Frost Project Overview: Note: 1/4 yard of fabric will make multiple bunny bags; however, instructions are written (for simplicity) to make just one bag.   What you will need:  4 fat quarters in Easter prints (or scrap pieces) Bunny Templates (found in full instructions on website) Sulky® Thread in complementary colors Soft ‘n Sheer™ Cut-Away Permanent Stabilizer KK 2000™ Temporary Spray Adhesive Straight pins Ribbon in complementary colors (45″ in length, cut to 15″ per bag Polyfill                  …

  • National DIY Day

    Founded by the girls from Craft Box Girls, National DIY Day is a movement to celebrate creativity in all its forms. National DIY Day launched on April 2, 2016, designating that day as the official holiday for all things DIY! The day was started with the intent to bring people from all over the world together in order to celebrate a common love: crafts! Last year, celebrations sprung up from Atlanta to New York to the UK, all the way to Australia! In the days leading up to National DIY Day there are events, inspirational projects, videos, live broadcasts, and more! You surely won’t want to miss out. This year…

  • Big Stitch Quilting with Sulky 12 Wt. Cotton Thread

    I have to be honest, I had always looked at beautifully hand-quilted quilts and thought, “Well, that’s just crazy.” Although I loved the look feel and texture that hand quilting added to a project, I never saw myself doing such intricate work. The funny thing is, I love hand embroidery. Ah, the slow pace, the relaxation of having a project to work on at all times (I always have a hand embroidery project in my purse); and the satisfaction of finishing something that only required a simple needle and thread. I don’t know why it took my so long to realize that hand quilting is just one big hand embroidery…

  • Trends from Quiltcon 2017

    Trends From Quiltcon 2017 Quiltcon is a quilt show like no other as it focuses specifically on the world of Modern Quilting! The quilt above won Best In Show. It is titled bling by Katherine Jones from Tasmania, Australia. The quilt was paper pieced from solid fabrics; the inspiration for this quilt was a princess cut diamond. I got a chance to chat with Katherine at the show. She is a lovely woman with a passion for all things quilty. Modern quilters use quite a lot of thread! Look at the beautiful machine and hand stitching in the quilt, Madonna by Brittany Bowen Burton, that won for Best Machine Quilting.…

  • Easy as Pi(e)! Strip-Pieced Mariner’s Compasses

    It’s Pi day (3.14) and to celebrate we wanted to show you an Easy as Pi(e) way to do a Mariner’s Compass. I met Robin at Quiltcon 2017 and was fascinated by her rulers and the way she put together a Mariner’s Compass. This is a great project to piece together with the new Cotton + Steel Thread by Sulky and then finish the quilt off with any Sulky 30 Wt. Cotton Thread. What do you think of Robin’s method? Let me know in the comments and Happy Pi Day! It’s as easy as Pi(e)! Strip-Pieced Mariner’s Compasses by Robin Ruth Design What started as a quest to make a…

  • Christmas in July with Amy Barickman & Crossroads Denim

    Our Guest blogger today is Amy Barickman. Amy Barickman, founder of Indygo Junction, is a passionate collector of vintage sewing content, which inspires much of her work. She also licenses her fabric lines: Vintage Made Modern with RJR Fabrics and Crossroads Denim, as well as her thread collections with Sulky. Amy inspires crafters to explore their own creative spirit with the newest sewing, fabric and crafting techniques at amybarickman.com and indygojunction.com.   A Crossroads Denim Christmas Color always inspires me. And our Crossroads Denim colors offer modern shades for Christmas projects! Whether it’s the traditional red and green OR a modern cream, teal and navy palette, many combinations can be created for holiday…