• Christmas Appliqué Towels

    Christmas Appliqué Towels Pattern

    Christmas Appliqué Towels Pattern – Yours Free! Grab this Christmas Appliqué Towels pattern, featured in our Merry & Bright 2023 Mystery Box! With Christmas less than six months away, we’re gearing up with projects to add to the must-make queue. These towels make great gifts and also fabulous additions to your holiday décor. Grab the appliqué templates to create a set that says “Holly Jolly” or “Merry Bright,” with dimensional Christmas appliqué that pops off the towel surface. If you missed the Merry & Bright Mystery Box, this was one of the patterns included with the box purchase. Everything needed to create these towels (and much, much more) was included…

  • Sunset Sail Mixed Media Art Blog Post

    Sunset Sail Mixed Media Art

    Sunset Sail designed by BonnaH Co Fiber Arts Celebrate summer with this beach-inspired hoop art that explores techniques in embroidery, felting, and appliqué. Stitch up this modern and textural project with a nod to the classic nautical style shown, using your preferred embroidery stitches or the recommended stitches in this FREE pattern, courtesy of BonnaH Co Fiber Arts. HELPFUL TIPS & CONSIDERATIONS Sulky Stick ‘n Stitch Print the pattern page with the Sunset Sail design onto a sheet of Sulky Stick ‘n Stitch. Then, cut the Stick ‘n Stitch slightly bigger than the hoop. Once you stick it to the fabric, the hoop will help keep it in place while…

  • Cross body Case Sew Along

    Crossbody Case Video + Kit Special

    Crossbody Case Video + Kit Create a crossbody case with faux leather accents, high-end hardware and an adjustable strap for a comfortable fit. The pieced thread spool is quilted for texture and dimension, replicating actual thread winding around the spool. Show off your love for sewing with this case that keeps your phone at the ready, with a bit of extra room for essentials. The fully adjustable strap allows you to wear the bag where it’s comfortable for you. The strap is also fully removable, so you can use it inside another large tote or purse to keep smaller items tidy. This video class comes with purchase of the Crossbody Case Kit. After…

  • Custom Fabric Baskets Webcast (1)

    Custom Fabric Baskets with The Sewing Loft

    Custom Fabric Baskets a new FREE webcast with the Sewing Loft! Learn how to create functional nesting fabric baskets that have cork fabric borders for structure and style. Use the baskets for storing sewing supplies, fabric cuts, bathroom essentials, or to house a plant! These baskets also make great gifts for the holidays and beyond. Choose from three sizes with options to customize and make them your own. Options include highlighting an orphan quilt block, color blocking, banding and machine embroidery. Heather Valentine of The Sewing Loft shows you how! She’ll also teach you how to work with cork fabrics for the best results every time. Live-streaming on July 9, 2024 at 2pm ET. REGISTER NOW> ABOUT THE SEWING…

  • 2024 Summer Mystery Box from Sulky

    2024 Summer Mystery Box from Sulky

    SUMMER MYSTERY BOX It’s time for the 2024 Summer Mystery Box from Sulky and we are HERE for it! There’s no better way to kick off the summer season than with a new box of goodies to inspire your creativity. Check out the Summer Mystery Box for 2024 HERE>. ABOUT THE SUMMER MYSTERY BOX If you’ve never grabbed a Sulky Mystery Box before, you’re in for a treat! (Make that 16 treats, to be exact.) Each box contains SIXTEEN items to inspire your summer makes! PLUS, with purchase of this MEGA MYSTERY BOX, you’ll also receive two PDF patterns and a new exclusive machine embroidery design. Use the items in…

  • How to Sew a Pie Carrier

    Sew a Pie Carrier with Recipe Card Pocket

    Sew a Pie Carrier with Insulated Batting & Adjustable Straps Sew an insulated casserole and/or pie carrier to take to summer gatherings. Include a recipe pocket on the inside, too. Place a homemade pie or casserole dish in the center, complete with the recipe used to make it, and gift the carrier to someone special. This Carrier is shown with a pie tin that’s 9” in diameter at the widest part (upper edge). To use a larger pie tin or deep-dish glass pan, size up by at least 2”, depending on the vessel you plan to transport. PIE CARRIER SUPPLIES (1) 18” cotton fabric square (exterior) 18” square &  5…

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    Sewing Machine Applique for Quilts, Wall Hangings, Pouches & More

    Sewing Machine Appliqué FREE Appliqué Template for Quilts & Quilty Projects Use a free Sewing Machine Appliqué template to create a fun project that celebrates your love of sewing. Today is national Sewing Machine Day, so it’s time to give your BFF some love and attention and make something! APPLIQUÉ TEMPLATE PARTICULARS Let me begin by saying that the project I ended up with here, the Hemingway Pouch, was not the project I originally began making with this sewing machine appliqué template. But the beautiful thing about this template is that it is useful for a variety of projects! So when I had to pivot (more on this below), there…

  • Sailboat Quilt Table Runner

    Sailing Quilt, Table Runner, Mug Rug and More – Free Pattern!

    Sailing Quilt by Susan Marth SuznQuilts.com Create a pieced Sailing Quilt table runner featuring fun fabrics for summer. Choose patriotic-themed fabrics for a nice addition to your July 4 décor. Or choose hues of blue, gray and white for a nautical theme. This pattern was designed and made by Susan Marth, of SuznQuilts.com. Susan is an accomplished quilter, patternmaker and loves using Sulky Cotton Threads in her creations. Her Tiny Tree Template Set is recommended for this project, to create the sails on the sailboat blocks. The acrylic templates allow for accurate cutting. Plus, you can use them to create all sorts of trees and tree-shaped designs for future makes!…

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  • Comicpalooza entrance

    Comicpalooza – a Cosplayer’s Paradise!

    Comicpalooza – Cosplay Recap Curious about Comicpalooza? We were there to experience the cosplayers in action, take in the sights and sounds and enjoy the Houston heat! Read on for a recap of this exciting weekend of festivities! COMICPALOOZA – WHAT TO EXPECT If you’ve never been to a Comic Con of any sort, I’m sure you’re curious about what to expect. I sure was! Does everyone attend in costume? Or are there only a select few cosplayers out there who make their way around the “cosplay” circuit? Does everyone sew their own costumes? What types of vending can one expect at Comicpalooza? How many classes and what kinds do…

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  • Embroider a Sunhat

    Embroider a Sunhat for Summer

    How to Embroider a Sunhat Embroider a sunhat for wearing on summer days, taking on vacation and gifting to a bride-to-be, bachelorette party, friend group. The hat brim is easily personalized with a name or phrase, such as “Miss to Mrs,” “Beach, Please,” or the featured “Vacay Vibes.” Read on to learn how to embroider a sunhat easily using Sulky Cotton Petites Thread and Stick ‘n Stitch Stabilizer. If you’re headed to Bali with us this October, make yourself an embroidered sunhat and bring it along! (DEADLINE FOR REGISTERING FOR THIS FABULOUS BALI SULKY TRIP IS QUICKLY APPROACHING! FIND OUT MORE HERE>.) SUNHAT SUPPLIES Wide-brim sunhat (like this, this or…

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