• Valentine’s Day DIY Photo Frame Mat

    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! Picture This! DIY Photo Frame Mat It’s hard to find a Valentine’s Day gift that can be used all year long.  Candy is great, but in this household it is gone almost as soon as it is opened!  Love those flowers and I do wish they would last forever, but sadly they don’t. But picture this… A photo frame mat! A framed picture of a loved one does last forever, and machine embroidery makes it easy to…

  • 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…

  • In-The-Hoop Projects and Photo Frames – A Better Way (& a Valentine’s Day Gift!)

    By Guest Blogger:  Patti Lee, Vice President, Consumer Relations, Sulky of America I have fallen in love with in-the-hoop projects.  Yes, the first prototype of each project takes some extra time; but once you’ve done the first one, they become easier and faster.  My favorite thing about in-the-hoop designs is that when you’re done, you’re done.  There is usually very little finish work once it is out of the hoop. THIS IN-THE-HOOP FRAME IS A VALENTINE’S DAY GIFT TO YOU FROM A PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN EMBROIDERY LIBRARY AND SULKY: www.emblibrary.com Click here to download the “Hearts Abound” In-the-Hoop Frame Project.  (Note:  Fits in a 4 x 4 hoop.) Just like with the Sulky Embroidery…

  • Scrappy St. Valentine’s Day Cards

    Post by Guest Blogger Jen Frost of Faith and Fabric Ahhh…fabric. It’s so much fun to walk through the store, find the perfect prints, and make a one of a kind sewing project! With any sewing project, there are always some scraps left of that gorgeous fabric you picked out, and many quilters save their larger scraps for other projects. However, one thing that always gets thrown out are those ultra tiny scraps. You know, those strands of thread you cut as you thread your needle, the thin trimmings as you cut a block to size, those left over bits from creating applique…all end up in the trash. I’m excited…

  • How to do Machine Embroidery on Cardstock

    With so many amazing embroidery designs out there, creating awesome and very personal cards can be easy and fun! When I started doing research about this, I discovered that most people were saying that you could only use certain kinds on designs if you want to do machine embroidery on paper. The rebel in me couldn’t help but figure out how to do ANY design on paper. I mean, why not! Who says machine embroidery is just for fabric? People have figured out how the do embroidery on toilet paper for goodness sake, why not card stock and any design? So I figured it out and here is the tutorial…

  • Heart Mug Rug and Placemats – Tutorial

    ‘Sew’ many hearts, ‘sew’ little time! Here is a quick little heart mug rug and placemats. Supplies 2-1/2″ strips of fabric in white, pinks and reds (or scraps. The stripes don’t have to be the same if you want a scrappy look) Backing fabric Sulky Totally Stable® Stabilizer Sulky Soft ‘n Sheer™ Stabilizer Sulky KK 2000™ Temporary Spray Adhesive Sulky 60 wt. PolyLite™ Thread – for piecing Sulky 30 wt. Cotton thread – for decorative stitches Batting Backing Pencil Chopstick – just one (or turning tool) Start by folding a piece of Sulky Totally Stable in half with the slick sides together and draw half of a heart on the fold. (Yes, you…

  • DIY Heart Pendant – Just in time for Valentine’s Day!

    Whether you want to show your love to a friend or make one of these for yourself, these little hand stitch pendants are wonderful! These guys are so quick and easy to make. This would be a perfect DIY project to do with your kids or grandkids. I used this wooden circle blank. And Sulky 12 Wt. Cotton Petites. I used two of the colors from our Beat Cancer Petites Thread Collection, the Hot Pink #1109 and Blendables color Vintage Rose #4030. With the Vintage Rose Blendables thread I used just one strand. Sulky’s 12 wt. cotton is equal to 2 strands of embroidery floss. I outlined my heart shape…