• Why Blendables are the Bomb for Quilting

    “You will love the intriguing results you get with Sulky 30 Wt. Cotton Blendables Thread.” I remember being in a quilting class when I heard this statement. Honestly, my interest was peaked because of the word ‘intriguing’. I would never have described my quilting that way, but gosh, I sure wanted my quilting to be intriguing! So, I got some Sulky 30 Wt. Cotton Blendables Thread and tried them out. Before I tell you my thoughts on them, let me tell you a bit about the thread itself. Blendables are different from other variegated threads for several reasons: They are a masterful blend of different colors within the same range of tone and intensity…

  • “Raven Captures the Sun” Art Quilt

    “Raven Captures the Sun” Art Quilt by Chris Eichner Did you know that according to an ancient legend, the solar eclipse occurs when a Raven “captures” the sun? This legend became the inspiration for Chris Eichner – Fiber Artist, Designer, and Sulky Certified Teacher – and her award-winning art quilt “The Raven Captures the Sun”. “The quilt originated from a challenge to ‘Thread Heads’, which is a group of fiber artists that I’m a member of in Seneca, South Carolina. We were asked by Duke Energy Nuclear Power Plant to create art quilts for display for the month of August, which would represent the solar eclipse on August 21, 2017.” says…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…