• 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…

  • Quilting in the Tropics – Book your Cruise!

    Quilting in the Tropics with Ellen Osten Book your Cruise! Combine the warm tropical breezes of the Eastern Caribbean with the fun-filled days of quilting with Ellen Osten and you have the perfect vacation.  Join us for this amazing adventure on the high seas.  This is a great ship to invite the family along to enjoy their activities while you enjoy yours – Creative Quilting and Stitching! Here are the details: Date: July 15-22, 2018 (7 nights) Ship: Royal Carribean – Oasis of the Seas Featured Educator: Ellen Osten Sponsored by: Sulky of America Package Includes: 7 Nights Onboard Accomodations Port Fees and Taxes Prepaid Onboard Gratuities Quilting and Stitching…

  • It’s Back! Fearless Free-Motion Stitching II

    Free-Motion Stitching with Eric Drexler In just six 15-45 minute segments, you can learn from Eric Drexler, the Master of Free-Motion, how to easily move beyond the basics of Free-Motion Stitching so you can enjoy more intricate Thread Painting, Quilting, Print Embellishment, Turned or Raw Edge Appliqué, and much, much more! Eric introduced you to the basics in “Fearless Free-Motion Stitching I – For Beginners”: It was an incredible success and we thank you.  He covers some of the basics again in this course (so you do not necessarily have to take the first course before this one); and we include a free, 26-page hand-out from the basic course to…

  • Love to Stitch | Machine Quilting Webinar

    Love to Stitch: Machine Quilting Tips & Tricks with Lori Kennedy In case you haven’t heard, we’ve got another FREE webinar for you guys!  Join us for Love to Stitch: Machine Quilting Tips and Tricks.  The best part?  Lori Kennedy, author of Free Motion Machine Quilting 1-2-3 and the voice behind the popular quilting blog, The Inbox Jaunt, will be our special guest! Here is a link to a book review of Free-Motion: Machine Quilting 1-2-3. In this webinar you will create a whimsical sewing machine wall hanging, while learning tips and tricks for better machine quilting as Lori guides you through her own unique process.  Discover Lori’s secrets for…

  • My “I Heart” The 80’s Quilt Tutorial

    When I was at Quilt Market in the spring, I fell in love with Cotton+Steel Designer Kim Kight‘s new collection – Snap To Grid. The collection just sung to me with memories of the 80’s: Great music, geometric designs, and of course NEON COLORS! As soon as I saw the fabric, I knew I wanted to make a quilt with them and with the Sulky super cool PolyDeco™ Neon colors! My “I Heart the 80’s” Quilt Tutorial This is actually a super quick and easy (not to mention, fun!) quilt, too! Supplies: I started with 6″ squares of Cotton+Steel Snap to Grid fabric and 6″ squares of RJR Cotton Solid…

  • Get Scrappin’ with Free Webinar: Scrap Quilting Made Better with Stabilizers

    Scrap Quilting Made Better with Stabilizers  For all you scrap lovers! Have piles of scraps around your sewing room, and need a little inspiration for what to DO with all those wonderful scrap pieces? Then our newest, FREE Webinar: Scrap Quilting Made Better with Stabilizers is perfect for you! Our Special Guest, Judy Gauthier is the author of “Quilts for Scrap Lovers” and “Rainbow Quilts for Scrap Lovers”. Judy will amaze you with her beautiful scrap fabric quilts, as she demonstrates how easy (and fun!) it is to delve into your scrap bins so you, too, can make gorgeous quilts from all those leftover pieces. Not only that, but you will…

  • 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…

  • Free Webinar – Quilting with Your Embroidery Machine!

    Join us for this special FREE webcast with Eileen Roche, an innovative expert in the field of computerized machine embroidery. Even if you do not have an embroidery machine, or if you have one and are ready to expand your skills, you will be inspired to create in new ways and learn some really great tips. Eileen will show you how you can use an embroidery machine to quilt anything from a pillow to a full-size quilt. For those of you who do not do computerized embroidery, you can apply some of her methods with your preferred way of quilting. In this 60-minute webinar, Eileen Roche will share her 20…

  • 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.…