• 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,…

  • Christmas in July – Christmas Embroider Buddies

    Christmas in July – Embroider Buddies Do you want to know a secret? I love being the girl who always gives the perfect gift. I especially like it when I give the perfect gift to a child. The look on their sweet face, the big hug and the look of envy from every other adult in the room just makes my heart happy. This is why I often give Embroider Buddies as gifts. An added bonus is these guys can be personalized, and if you know anything about me, you know I love to personalize things! Also, during our Christmas in July Sale, all of our Embroider Buddies are 15% off!…

  • Sulky’s 30th Anniversary: The History of Sulky Solvy

    Sulky’s 30th Anniversary: The History of Sulky Solvy It’s the 30th of the month again, which means we’ve got another 30% off sale for you to celebrate Sulky’s 30th Anniversary! Every 30th of every month through September, we are having a 30% off sale on select items. Today’s sale is all about Sulky Solvy Stabilizers. So, today only, all of our Wash-Away Stabilizers are 30% off!  Also to celebrate today, we spoke with Fred and Joyce Drexler, the co-founders of Sulky of America, to learn how Solvy got its start here at Sulky… The History of Solvy® in the United States really began 34 years ago at the Bobbin Show in…

  • Some Inspiration!

    Sulky Certified Teacher and Quilt Artist Chris Eichner recently sent me these great pictures of a maple leaf that she thread painted. I was already impressed and then I asked her about how she made these two leaves. She answered, “Those aren’t two separate leaves, that is the front and back on one leaf that I thread painted onto an already quilted wall hanging.” How cool! She said she used Sulky Solvy® as her template. She drew the design onto the Solvy with a pen (I recommend using a FriXion pen), then she stuck the Solvy to the front of the quilted wall hanging with Sulky KK 2000 Temporary Spray Adhesive.…

  • Machine Embroidery on Things that are Fluffy

    In my life, spring always seems to be baby season. In the next few weeks, I have 3 sweet babies that are getting gifts! The first one is a girl that will be the third child of one of the pastors at my church. Since I did very simple panel quilts for the little boys, I thought a fluffy pink blanket with the name on it would be good for the little girl. I picked this very fluffy fabric. I love how this fabric feels, that is is the same on both sides and all I need to do is embroider on the name, bind it and I am done. Fast…

  • Sulky Cotton Thread & Solvy Eggs!

    I love these eggs because they are pretty, easy and  a great way to use your Sulky® Solvy™ Scraps. The directions below also give you an option to make it with 1 yard of Sulky Fabri-Solvy™ in case you haven’t been saving scraps but must have these eggs done for your home! Sulky Cotton Thread & Solvy Easter Eggs By Eric Drexler, Sulky National Educator Making Liquid Solvy For every 1 cup of water, microwave 30 seconds. Slowly add 1 yard of Fabri-Solvy. If you are like me, and you save scraps, you can add dry Solvy scraps to the heated water and mix until a thin, almost watery, paste is formed.…