• Spooky Solvy Spider Web in 10 Easy Steps

    Spooky Solvy Spider Web in 10 Easy Steps This blog post is written by Eric Drexler, Sulky National Educator I first experimented with this project making large Easter Egg decorations in fun colors. You can view that blog here. Recently I saw a Halloween decoration on the internet that looked a lot like my eggs. They were really cool spider webs with spiders on them. Oooo CREEPY. So I wanted to try it out for myself! Supplies: First, find water balloons (This turned out to be the hardest part of the project). Then, gather the web material. For the Easter eggs I used Sulky’s 12 wt. Cotton Blendables Thread.  You…

  • One Great Halloween Table Topper

    The Halloween spirit continues with this fun table topper! For this one, I picked some of the fun Halloween fabric from my stash and just started cutting wedges with my 10° Wedge Ruler. I know the lengths are all a little different but I will get to how I fixed that in a bit. My shortest wedge was about 8.” If your shortest piece is shorter or longer, then your circle will end up being a little bigger or smaller. My finished diameter is 24″. The first thing to do is to just sew strips together until you get a circle that lays flat. Next, I needed a template to…

  • Fun Halloween Machine Embroidery Project

    I love Halloween! I love decorating my house, the costumes, the trick or treating; it’s all just good clean fun. I am so glad that I live in a neighborhood where we get lots of Trick or Treaters! Since Halloween is on a Saturday this year, my annual Halloween party will be bigger than ever. That means I need to make a lot more decorations. I started with this fun and easy table top decoration. I got all the embroidery designs from The Sulky Embroidery Club! I used this Halloween Spoolie, And I chose these other two designs from a Halloween set in the Sulky Embroidery Club. I used a…

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    Let’s Get Ready for Halloween!

    It’s October! Which means I can finally put out all my Halloween Decor without guilt. We love Halloween at our house. We have spiderwebs, spooky ghosts and carved pumpkins in every room. My girls love carving pumpkins and I as I talked about in this post here, I expect this annual tradition to be a little easier this year thanks to Sulky Stick ‘n Carve. Stick ‘n Carve™ makes carving pumpkins, both real and craft pumpkins, so easy! But with all the options of stencils out there, I thought you might like a round up of some stencils that I have found. Better Homes and Gardens: this is a great site, full…

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    Halloween Hand Embroidery with Free Pattern

    A few weeks back I was browsing through Pinterest and came across these adorable free printables created by Ashley Foster, the owner of Fancy Designs.     I love these! They are so whimsical and fun. I thought they would make a wonderful pattern for hand embroidery so I contacted Ashley. I asked her permission to manipulate the pictures and turn them into hand embroidery patterns. She said yes! Don’t worry, I have a link at the end of this post so you can download the patterns for free. Once I created the pattern, I printed them onto Sulky Sticky Fabri-Solvy and stuck them to the front of the fabrics…

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    Great Halloween Designs from the Sulky Embroidery Club

    I was browsing through the Sulky Embroidery Club website yesterday and I discovered there are some fantastic Halloween and Fall designs and they are all at a really great price! I hadn’t noticed all the great designs before because they are not listed all together, so I decided to collect them all and give them all to you here with the links. The Sulky Embroidery Club is an awesome thing! It is free to join and you can either purchase embroidery designs individually (They call it “A La Carte” on the site) or you can buy points to use to get the designs. Purchasing points does make the designs cheaper…

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    This Halloween, Sulky Stick ‘n Carve Will Save The Day

    I went into a craft store the other day and noticed that the Halloween decorations and items are already out. We love Halloween at our house! The decorations, the candy, the costumes and we have a family tradition to carve a pumpkin together every year. Up until this year, I have been on a campaign to get rid of this tradition. I have tried for years to skip it because, quite frankly, it is so much work! First there is the scraping out of the yucky slimy seeds, then trying to find a pattern to carve on the pumpkin that I can actually do that doesn’t look like like a blindfolded…