Free Webinar: Holiday In-the-Hoop

Free Webinar: Holiday In-the-Hoop

Embroidery Quilt Block Projects & More

with Lisa Archer


Join us for this FREE webinar: Holiday In-the-Hoop!  Lisa Archer, Owner & Creative Director of Pickle Pie Designs, will teach you how fast, fun and easy it is to make machine embroidery in-the-hoop projects. Lisa is the master when it comes to in-the-hoop projects, and she will share her tips and tricks for success.

She will explain the purpose of each step of an in-the-hoop project as she walks you through the process of making a whimsical Snowman Coaster entirely in the hoop. That’s right, no machine sewing required!


Get the details:

Title: Holiday In-the-Hoop

Date: October 10, 2017

Time: 9:00 pm EST

Duration: 1 hour

Special Guest: Lisa Archer of Pickle Pie Designs

You will learn:

  • All about in-the-hoop designs
  • The best way to trim appliqué while it’s in the hoop
  • How to hoop a baby bib
  • Tips & techniques for perfectly trimmed appliqués
  • How to turn our whimsical quilt blocks into 9 different projects

You’ll Receive:

A free Snowman Quilt Block from the Baby It’s Cold Outside CD Set by Pickle Pie Designs – AND a free Ducky Applique design from Lisa’s book: Modern Machine Embroidery.

Dont forget!

Great kits and items will we be on sale following the initial webcast, for 24 hours ONLY – so be sure to check those out at!

Can’t make it? You can still sign up! After the initial webcast, it is available as a Start-Anytime course – meaning you can watch it at anytime at your own convenience!


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Register today!


Love to Stitch: Machine Quilting Webinar with Lori Kennedy

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 creating beautiful stitches and how to transfer a pattern onto fabric.machine quilting lori kennedy

The Details:

Date: September 12, 2017

Time: 9:00pm EST

Duration: 1 hour

Cost: FREE!

Bonus: Door prizes and web-special sales available!

What you will learn:

  • The Five Tasks of Threads

  • How to choose the right thread for every quilting job
  • How to transfer a pattern to fabric

  • Tips and tricks for better machine quilting

Added bonus: You’ll receive a downloadable, FREE “Love to Stitch” pattern, plus a Tip Sheet: Ten Tips for Better Machine Quilting.

Register here!

Can’t make it? You can still sign up! After the initial broadcast the webinar will be available as a Start-Anytime webcast, which you can watch anytime at your own convenience!



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

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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 learn template techniques, stabilizer techniques, and applique tips to help make scrap quilting easier, AND save you money!

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Get the details…

Title: Scrap Quilting Made Better with Stabilizers

Special Guest: Judy Gauthier

Date: August 8, 2017

Time: 9 pm EDT

Duration: One hour

Cost: FREE!

Register Here

ADDED BONUS: If you watch the webinar on August 8th, you’ll receive a special coupon that’s good for 24 hours! You won’t want to miss it!

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What you will learn:

  • How to organize and “bust” your scrap fabric stash for quilting
  • How to use the Fast 2 Cut Simple Square Templates to cut odd-shaped scraps
  • Judy’s secret way of using Sulky Sticky Fabri-Solvy Stabilizer to improve your quilting (and save you money!)
  • Applique tips and how Judy uses stabilizers on specialty fabrics that cannot be ironed

PLUS: You will receive a FREE scrap fabric quilting pattern!


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Can’t make it? No worries! After the initial broadcast, this webinar will be available as a Start Anytime course!

Register now to save your spot!

Why You’ll Love This Cotton+Steel Webinar

Cotton + Steel Webinar

Sunshine Pillow

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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…

  1. You get to watch how it’s made in a FREE webinar!

  2. You get to hang out with Devon Iott, Captain of Creative Communications at Cotton+Steel! (And we all know how cool those gals are!)

  3. 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)

  4. You’ll get to see the new Cotton+Steel Thread by Sulky in action

You will learn…

Why You'll Love This Cotton+Steel Webinar: Sunshine Pillow

Register Now!

Once you register, share the registration link with your friends on Facebook with hashtag: #cottonandsteelwebinar to have your name in the hat to win a 6-pack of Cotton+Steel Thread by Sulky!! (Make sure you use the hashtag so we see it!)

Can’t make it? You can still sign up and receive everything that’s included in the webinar AND watch the recorded webinar at your convenience anytime in the future.

Added bonus: Following the webinar we have a special discount running on the Sulky website that you have GOT to see!

See you there!Why You'll Love This Cotton+Steel Webinar: Sunshine Pillow

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!


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 will learn Debra’s no trace and no reverse applique technique.

You will be able to download a FREE Pattern for the project that you can print at home. This project is great for beginners and the techniques demonstrated may be new for the experienced quilter.

-Meet Janet Lutz owner of Calico Gals in Syracuse and the Row by Row Experience®
-Meet Debra Gabel owner of Zebra Patterns and Art Director of Row by Row Experience®
-Brief shop tour of Calico Gals and explanation and facts and figures of RxR
-Studio tour and explanation of the applique FabricPlate™ project
Demo of Project, tips and techniques

Please Join Us! Tell your friends, too! 

After the webinar, until midnight get 30% off All Soft N Sheer Extra and Totally Stable Stabilizers…. and more!

Can’t make it? You can still sign up and receive everything that’s included with the webinar AND watch the recorded webinar at your convenience anytime in the future!

Got Thread? FabricPlate – made exclusively for Sulky!


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 years of experience quilting with an embroidery machine with you. She’ll cover everything including raw-edge applique, custom quilting, as well as quilting the entire quilt. She’ll reveal how to manage the quilt bulk while achieving perfect placement on every hooping. Learn what type of designs work especially well on blocks and large negative spaces.



Techniques You’ll Learn:

  • Eileen Roche’s patented Quilt & Applique As-You-Go technique
  • Reversible Piecing
  • The difference between Custom Quilting and Overall quilting
  • Nesting Designs
  • Continuous Line Designs
  • Working with magnetic hoops
  • Handling a full-size quilt on a home embroidery machine or sewing machine


You’ll love the 60 minutes of fabulous education with lots of tips, hints, and inspiration.



Included is a gift from Eileen of a free 6″ x 10″ continuous line embroidery design in C2S, DST, EXP, JEF, HUS, PCS, PES, VIP, and VP3.

Click Here to Register!

Please join us. Tell your friends too!

Gifts For Sewists

great-giftsFinding the perfect gift for my sewing friends should be easy. They love sewing, just like me; so if I would like it, they will like it! Well, I have found that isn’t always the case! More than once, I have given a gift to a sewing friend and been met with that fake smile and forced, “oh, thank you.” Some have even said, “Oh good! something else I won’t have time to make.” (Don’t worry, those people went on the “don’t buy a gift for them” list).

In an effort to become a better gift-giver myself, I have done some research and made a list of gifts that sewists actually want. I realize not every sewist is the same, and just because I like something doesn’t mean it will fit the style of someone else, but I hope this list will give a few ideas.

  1. Personalized Quilt Labels – modern-yardage-labels-1I bought these from Modern Yardage and I just love them! You can get a set of 13 personalized labels for only $18. modern-yardage-labels-3This is a great personal gift.
  2. Mason Jar Sewing Kit – mason-jar-2Who doesn’t need a cute mason jar sewing kit! It’s easy to make and you can personalize the items inside if you want. This is how I made mine. I bought a mason jar with a lid from the store. I took a scrap piece of fabric and some fiberfil and hot-glued the fabric to the insert of the mason jar lid (that’s right folks! I didn’t even sew it down.). mason-jar-1Here is the list of what I put inside:
    1. Pins – You just put a pin cushion for the lid. Give them pins to go in the pin cushion
    2. Squeezers – These are fantastic little scissors! They are great for cutting thread tails and jump stitches
    3. Seam Ripper – Have you ever met a sewist that didn’t need another seam ripper?
    4. Needles – Machine and Hand – We all use needles!
    5. Tweezers – Perfect for your friend who loves to use her serger
    6. A few spools of Sulky 12 wt. Cotton Petites Thread – the perfect hand embroidery thread
    7. Prewound bobbins in the size that fits the recipients machine (check the chart here) – Like needles and seam rippers, one can never have too many.
    8. A couple spools of Sulky 30 wt. Cotton Thread – Because this is my all time favorite thread for quilting.
    9. A Sulky Transfer Pen – Transferring patterns onto fabric is just one of a gazzillion uses for these pens! Check out this video for more ideas
    10. Mechanical Pencil – When you need to write something down, mark a registration mark on some fabric or use the eraser side to turn out corners.
  3. Online classes – 2d_for reason_4Give the gift of education! The cool thing about online classes is you can take them whenever you want, in your own home, in your pajamas, and work on your own sewing machine. And there is a class for everyone! Whether your friend is an acomplished sewist ready to go to the next level or a complete newbie. Another bonus is right now all of Sulky’s online classes are 30% off! Just use the coupon code: SULKY30. Check out all the classes here.
  4. Hand Embroidery Patterns and Kits – Photo May 20, 3 41 08 PMUnlike a full quilt kit, hand embroidery kits are small, less expensive and don’t take as much time to make. This means that even the sewist who isn’t looking for another project on her plate will still enjoy it. (Or you can buy the kit, stitch up the project yourself, and then give the finished project as a gift!). The other great thing about this, is there is a kit for every style. Here is my list of places for hand embroidery.
    1. Indygo Junction
    2. Kathy Schmitz
    3. A Wing and A Prayer
    4. Plays with Wool
    5. Meags & Me
    6. Shiny Happy World
    7. Penguin and Fish
  5. Monthly Stitch Club! – adorn-it-artplay-stitchTechnically, this is still Hand Embroidery, but a monthly stitch club from a company like Adorn it, is extra special because you get a new pattern every month! I love just about any kind of “of-the-month” club, but a stitching club makes my heart sing. adort-it-month-clubCombine your gift of the club membership with a package of Stick ‘n Stitch and a Sampler Pack of Sulky 12 Wt. Cotton Petites, and you have the ultimate stitcher’s gift.
  6. The Quilter’s Planner – quilter-planner-1Stephanie Palmer, the brains behind this amazing planner said it best, “I want to spend more time doing and less time planning.” That is what this planner helps the sewist do. Not only is it beautiful and thoughtfully laid out for the sewist, it also includes quilt patterns! patternjackswIf you aren’t sure if this kind of planner will work for you or your sewing friends, go over to the website and sign up for the e-newsletter. You will get a pdf of the month of December to try it out. Order by December 10 and she guarantees Christmas delivery in the continental United States. Use coupon code FreeShip to get free shipping.
  7. Curvalicious Ruler curvalicious-rulerI personally don’t usually go gaga over rulers, but this particular one really caught my eye. I love the ability to make several different types of quilts and I like that it makes a complicated looking quilt without being very complicated to actually make. curvalicious-quilt-1I figured if I wanted this ruler (and I am not usually a ruler girl), this would be a great gift for lots of sewists!
  8. Webinar Bundles – Sulky has been doing free webinars for a while now and they are all amazing, but I do have a few favorites. I love the webinar that you can also purchase a kit to make the project in the webinar! We have three webinar bundles still available: crafty-gemini_600x600The Crafty Gemini Pinnacle Table Runner Kit, db-kit1The Quilt Doodle Bundle, and cqc-kit1_600x600the Creative Quilt Challenge Bundle. Buying one of these bundles for a sewing friend not only gives them some great product (at a great price to you), but you can also give them the link to the webinar so it’s like giving them a whole class and the supplies. (Maybe this is the one you want to tell you family to buy for you!)
  9. Sulky Slimline Storage Boxes 886-07_2open_600x600These boxes are the absolute best way to store thread. It keeps them dust free, they open flat so you can even hang it up on the wall if you want; and they have a handle so you can carry all your thread with you if you go sew with a friend or go to a class. 886-_2open_600x600You can buy them empty, ready for you to fill with your thread or you can buy them already filled with thread! 3fb479ecf6f2faf843a82be13bd07f93It’s like giving someone a box of candy without the calories!
  10. Sew Steady Table – wish_flyer_holiday-660w_extended-sale-bnrThese great extension tables for a sewing machine really are the ultimate great gift for a sewist. The Wish Table, my personal favorite, has compartments for storing extra little things that you always need handy, like a seam ripper and bobbins. I called Sew Steady and asked them if they would extend the Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale just for you, my blog readers, and they said yes! So right now you can get this awesome table along with a Travel Bag for only $175! Simply call Sew Steady at 800-837-3261 or email them at

So that’s my list! What do you think? Do you have a good gift idea? Put it in the comments below.  I would love to see what you are wishing for this holiday season.

Happy Sewing!

FREE Sulky Webinar – Free Motion Doodling Celestial Wall Hanging

doodle-big-widget-When you’re finished piecing a quilt top or other project, do you wonder what you can do to take it from “meh” to WOW?

Maybe you have a stack of unfinished quilt tops collecting dust in your closet? Or perhaps you need some fresh ideas to embellish wearable art, totes, and more. Introducing doodle quilting to the rescue! Learn how to apply the fun and simple process of doodling to free-motion quilting with confidence. In this webinar, Beth Bradley of Martingale Publishing, will show you how to make the quick and easy Celestial Wall Hanging.

This simple wall hanging gives you lots of bite-size opportunities to practice doodling designs from the book 180 Doodle Quilting Designs. Plus, you’ll see how using different types of thread allows you to achieve beautiful effects in your quilting and embellishing. Developing these skills is invaluable for both beginner and veteran quilters and sewists alike and, you can add doodle quilting to any project!  These techniques can even be accomplished on any machine, including long-arm quilting machines.

What You’ll Learn:

  • How to practice tracing and freehand doodling quilting designs with pen and paper to develop confidence and muscle memory
  • How to practice doodle stitching at the machine with practice quilt sandwiches in order to get comfortable with continuous-line designs
  • Build skills and enthusiasm for quilting your own quilts rather than sending them out to be quilted or being afraid to try it yourself
  • Celestial Wall Hanging Pattern: Learn how  to assemble a quick and easy star wallhanging quilt that’s perfect for practicing coordinating block, border, and triangle quilting designs from 180 Doodle Quilting Designs. Any of the design sets in the book will work for this pattern; Beth’s sample quilt features the easy Squiggles and Giggles design by Vicki Ruebel.
  • How to use different threads to enhance your quilting: Sulky PolyLite™, PolyDeco™, Cotton Solids, Blendables® and Metallics


  • Limited-time web specials
  • Door Prizes
  • A FREE Block design from Lori’s Spool of Thread set
  • A guest appearance by Lori Kennedy


Please join us. Tell your friends too!
Click HERE to Register

Free Webinar with Crafty Gemini!

Sewing Online w Sulky LogoThe Sulky Webinars are always sew much fun, full of inspiration and great projects, but I am particularly excited about our next webinar!

cg1My friend Vanessa, The Crafty Gemini, will be our guest! If you don’t know her, check out her blog here. Her site is full of inspirational videos and patterns that make sewing fun and easy.



Pinnacle-rulerShe is going to share with us a great table runner that is quick easy and fun using her 5″ slicer

Pinnacle-threadand the Crafty Gemini Favorites thread collection.

Pinnacle-finishedOur webinars are always free but they fill up fast so go register today!


Happy Sewing!