• 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…

  • Christmas In July with Sulky!

    Summer is in full swing and I for one love it! The sun, the lazy days at the pool, and summer vacation with my family at the beach are a few of my favorite things. I also love that I can do a few Christmas projects without the pressure of everything else that comes along with the holidays. For the next couple weeks, we will be posting some fun Christmas in July things. We will have some free projects, some inspiration, some tutorials and a sale or two. Speaking of Sales, our friends over at Faith and Fabric are doing an amazing Christmas in July Sale that ends tomorrow! Go…

  • The Crafty Gemini – Sulky’s Featured Artist

    Every few months, we like to feature an artist on Sulky.com. We love to highlight how different people are using their creativity and passion to create beautiful art with Sulky products. Our current featured artist is our good friend Vanessa Wilson, The Crafty Gemini! Learn how Vanessa got started as the Crafty Gemini, what she likes to do and learn about her Sulky thread collection! Check out her Featured Artist page here. You can see our past featured artists here. Do you have an idea of someone who would make a great Featured Artist on Sulky.com? Let me know in the comments! Happy Sewing!

  • Finding Your Sewing Inspiration: How One Quilter Pulls Her Inspiration into Quilt Designs

    Guest Blog Post by Jen Frost of Faith and Fabric Inspiration is defined as: “the process of being mentally stimulated to do or feel something, especially to do something creative”. Everyone finds inspiration from a different source; perhaps it’s in the setting of a sun, a walk on the beach, fond memories of growing up, or events in popular culture. For me, I draw inspiration from the beauty of my faith – and use it as a basis for creative quilt designs. Today I’m excited to share two quilts I designed that came from this inspiration! Easter is a beautiful season which, to Christians of all denominations, has more emphasis…

  • Congratulations Eric Drexler! Your Quilt Will Be in the Arizona AQS Show

    It’s the kind of letter every quilter dreams of receiving. The one that starts with, “Congratulations! The jury has accepted your quilt in the 2016 QuiltWeek® Contest in Phoenix, Arizona February 11-14, 2016 at the Phoenix Convention Center.” That is the news that Sulky National Educator and Free-Motion Guru Eric Drexler received recently and he was over-the-moon excited. “This was such great news, especially since this particular quilt has been such a joy to complete. I am thrilled that I can share it with other quilters this year at the show,” he said. Eric has been chosen to display the quilt, I BELIEVE IN DRAGONS, along with 161 others in this AQS…

  • The Viewpoints 9 Exhibit in Houston

    Sulky was honored to be able to sponsor the amazing Viewpoints 9 Exhibit at the International Quilt Market and Festival this year. Viewpoints 9 is an international, invitational, fiber art group founded in 2012. Themes, posed by each artist, consider unique sources of creative inspiration with members sharing their interpretations on a bi-monthly, online blog. The emerging narrative allows opportunities to experiment with new techniques, share each artist’s individual perspective, and glimpse their creative process. Cultural influences, as well as personal experiences, resonate within the work, making the exhibit both beautiful and profound to experience. Here are the quilts in this Exhibit. Click on the picture to get more information…