• July Birthstone Block

    July Birthstone Block Sew Along: the Ruby

    Are you ready for the July Birthstone Block Sew Along? If you haven’t picked up the kit, there’s still time to receive it and make it before the month’s up. And if you just need the pattern, grab one today!   PATTERN DETAILS The July Birthstone Block is super pretty. I love all the red, pink, and purple hues. There are a TON of pieces to this pattern, so I highly suggest you follow MJ Kinman’s advice to gather some envelopes to organize the pieces for each fabric color. I did NOT do this and, sure enough, I had to re-cut one piece because I couldn’t find it after cutting…

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  • 10 gifts to sew

    10 Gifts to Sew for the Holidays

    10 Gifts to Sew for holiday gift-giving Here are several gifts to sew for holiday gift-giving! Pair something handmade with a few special store-bought items to create a fun gift basket, themed for the recipient. Tea Towel Gifts Package an embroidered tea towel with a festive spatula, cake mix and fun sprinkles. Gift this to a friend who loves to bake! Grab a kit that includes six towel blanks, 12 wt. Cotton Petites Thread and hand embroidery patterns to make easy work of several gifts. Or grab an individual white tea towel and choose a holiday machine embroidery design personalized to the recipient. Grab the Reindeer with Boots computerized embroidery…

  • Patriotic Pillow Project

    Patriotic Pillow Project + Tips for Sewing Pom-Pom Fringe

    Patriotic Pillow Project +tips for sewing pom-pom fringe Create a fun patriotic pillow with pom-pom fringe to celebrate Memorial Day, July 4th, or any day of the year! The featured Land that I Love design is included in the Red, White & You machine embroidery mini palette, which comes with six spools of thread, including 3 rayon, 1 white Glowy™, 1 Original Metallic and 1 spool of white bobbin thread. Finished pillow measures approximately 14″ square. SUPPLIES FOR PATRIOTIC PILLOW Red, White & You machine embroidery mini palette (a link for 6 designs included with purchase!) Sulky Tear-Easy™ stabilizer Neutral Cotton+Steel® thread by Sulky (for construction) Assorted Organ® embroidery needle…

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  • Sapphire Quilt Block Sew Along

    September Sapphire Block Sew-Along + Mini Gemstone Quilt

    Join the September Sapphire Sew-Along! Make the September Sapphire block, designed by MJ Kinman, and comment below with your process, tips and/or finished result to participate in this month’s sew-along. September Sapphire Block Pattern This September Sapphire block pattern is a paper-piecing pattern that comes preprinted onto freezer paper. The paper is fusible yet leaves no residue, and is easily repositioned and removed. If you want to make multiples of these blocks, you can transfer the key, also included, onto Sulky Paper Solvy. The finished block measures 17″ square and can be combined with other MJ Birthstone blocks to make a stunning quilt or mini quilt, which is what I’m…

  • June Birthstone Block: Gemstone Quilt Sew Along

    The June Birthstone Block by MJ Kinman is the first block I’m making to create an entire Birthstone quilt. Here is the process I followed to piece the block, following the expert instructions from MJ in her pattern. I worked from the June Birthstone Gem kit, which includes the pattern, fabrics by Paintbrush Studio and Sulky rayon threads. Yes, MJ uses rayon thread for quilting! And she switches colors for each facet to not compete with the hues or color value. It’s an amazing process that really leaves you with a work of art. I have the complete thread collection, as I plan to make each Birthstone block. Plus, I…

  • Christmas In July with Sulky!

    Summer is in full swing and I for one love it! The sun, the lazy days at the pool, and summer vacation with my family at the beach are a few of my favorite things. I also love that I can do a few Christmas projects without the pressure of everything else that comes along with the holidays. For the next couple weeks, we will be posting some fun Christmas in July things. We will have some free projects, some inspiration, some tutorials and a sale or two. Speaking of Sales, our friends over at Faith and Fabric are doing an amazing Christmas in July Sale that ends tomorrow! Go…

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  • Christmas in July – Spool of Thread Stocking

    As I was preparing for this series, I knew I wanted to do some kind of fun stocking. I love hanging the stockings on the mantel every year. I love opening my stocking on Christmas morning! In my house, everyone gets a stocking, even the dog. But during my search for inspiration (and I was spending way too much time on Pinterest), I began to wonder, why are almost all the Christmas stockings shaped like…stockings? I found tons of creative ones: R2D2, Minions, funny boots, even snowmen, but they were all shaped like a stocking. So I made a decision: Stockings in my house will no longer be shaped like…

  • Christmas in July Series – Mantel Scarf

    It may be extremely hot and humid outside, but I am dreaming of a white Christmas in my sewing studio! Okay, maybe not white, but bright red, green, pink, orange and blue! I am in love with the new color scheme that I am using for my holiday season decor this year. It started with the Speedy Spiral Christmas Tree Skirt, then the Bonus Projects that I made from the scraps. Now I have dug into Cotton + Steel’s new Christmas line Tinsel. I have always used a very traditional Garnet and Gold color scheme during the holidays (yes, it is because I went to FSU). This year I am…

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  • Sulky Holiday Gift Guide

    Sulky Holiday Gift Guide 2022

    Holiday Gift Guide The Sulky Holiday Gift Guide for 2022 is here! We’ve compiled some of our best-sellers, fun gifts and must-makes for this holiday season into one convenient lookbook for you to peruse. Take a look below, flip the pages and click on the images to grab the freebies, purchase products and more. GIFT LISTS Inside the gift guide, you’ll find fun projects to make for others this holiday season. Pl products that you can gift yourself or your sewing friends. I always draw a blank when my family and friends ask what I want for Christmas. I guess I just forget what I’ve been wanting all year long!…

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    Place Mat – Quilted Team USA Appliqué Project

    Make a Place Mat to Show Your Patriotic Pride Make this place mat to prep for July 4 entertaining, decorating for the summer Olympics and more. This project features piecing, appliqué quilting and sparkly binding. Choose one or all of the techniques to make this place mat your own. Create a set that matches or several slightly different variations for your festive place setting. Finished place mat measures 12” x 16 ¾”. Supplies are enough for one place mat. SUPPLIES Patriotic Pride Thread Palette for Quilting (6 snap spools of Sulky 50 wt. Cotton Thread) Fusible Web Organ® size 70/10 Universal Needle Sulky KK 2000™ Temporary Spray Adhesive (3) 5”…

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