• Wild-Motion Quilting

    Wild-Motion Quilting Free Webinar With MJ Kinman – Textile Artist Learn the step-by-step process of wild-motion quilting with MJ Kinman, Nationally Know Artist, Quilting, and Designer in our Free Webinar. Wild-Motion quilting is a technique that MJ has perfected and features on her award-winning gem-stone quilts. In this free, 1-hour webcast you will learn the concepts behind Wild-Motion Quilting, while MJ teaches you step-by-step her entire process. Plus, you’ll learn how to apply these concepts to any quilt, including MJ’s amazing gem-stone quilts.   March 12, 2019 2:00 pm EDT Can’t make it? You can still sign up and watch it on-demand following the initial broadcast! What you’ll learn: The…

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    Cotton Thread & When to Use It

    When to Use Cotton Thread & Why Choosing the right thread for your project is an important factor that determines the final look, feel, and oftentimes longevity, of the project. With so many choices, how do we decide? Sheen I think about thread sheen the same way I would if I were choosing paint for a room. Do you want the thread to shine, glisten, reflect light, look slick, matte or textured? These decisions will determine how to choose the right thread for your project, specifically whether you choose between rayon and cotton. Strength When choosing the right thread, decide if you need the thread to hold up to heavyweight…

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    National Quilting Month + Quilt Block Party Kickoff

    Yay! It’s National Quilting Month and we’re having a Quilt Block Party! For the inaugural quilt block party, we’ve invited some of our favorite quilters, and non-quilters, in the industry to participate. In the first-ever Sulky Block Party, we’ll bring you a variety of quilt blocks that celebrate every type of quilter: modern, traditional, hand-or machine-quilters, art quilters and more. Each block will represent who the quilter is as a designer and what products they love to work with most. I’m confident the Block Party inspiration will fill you up and have you itching to create a quilt, whether it be your very first or one of thousands. The fun…

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    How to Create a Modern Quilt Design

    Modern Art Quilts Blog Tour – Two Color Triangles & How to Create a Modern Quilt Design This particular book and blog tour, Modern Art Quilts, came at the perfect time because I’ve been doing a lot more research on what truly makes a quilt “modern” and how to create an original modern quilt design. I particularly love the 3 technique exercises from the book and two of those exercises helped me create a modern quilt design, translated into a little triangle quilt. I began by pulling fabrics in my two favorite color families: red and turquoise. I adore these colors together in all their shades and values. Then I…

  • Pillow of the Month: How to Make a Trapunto Pillow

    Pillow of the Month: Trapunto Pillow by Pamela Cox Continuing on our Pillow of the Month series, we’ll learn how to make a trapunto pillow using two methods. Trapunto is a hand-stitching technique in which designated areas within an embroidered pattern are stuffed, producing raised areas. The Trapunto effect is easily mimicked using an embroidery machine. Special collections digitized to copy a Trapunto 3-D effect are available on many embroidery sites. However, when learning how to make a Trapunto pillow, you may be surprised to find suitable designs already in your personal design library. Line designs, especially those with large open spaces, work well imitating Trapunto when stitched over a…

  • How to Embroider a Pillowcase

    Embroider a Pillowcase for Memory Care Patients

    Learn how to embroider a pillowcase with our free pattern, plus donate it to a charity of your choice. We’re focusing our charity sewing effort on Memory Care facilities this month, and partnered with a facility to provide them with personalized pillowcases for their residents. If you’d like to join our effort and embroider a pillowcase, comment on this post and we’ll provide you with a name of a resident and mailing instructions for your pillowcase. This partnership will end March 16, 2019. After that time, or in lieu of participating in our effort, please contact a facility in your neighborhood and ask if they’d take pillowcase donations. Or embroider a…

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    Top 10 Machine Embroidery Projects to Make & Give

    Top 10 Machine Embroidery Projects To further celebrate National Embroidery Month, here are 10 machine embroidery projects that you can create for yourself or as gifts. These machine embroidery projects are fun ways to practice your skills and use your fabric (and design) stash. Sewing Patches Tote Show your sewing pride with these fun machine embroidery patches, made using Sulky 30 wt. Cotton Thread. Get the full tutorial and designs on Sew4Home’s blog. Sunflower Wallet This fun embroidered sunflower wallet is by Pam Damour and was introduced in our free webinar. Grab the kit, which includes everything you need to make your own – simply add the coordinating fabrics of…

  • Planning a Wedding? Here are 3 DIY Wedding Ideas

    DIY Wedding Ideas Happy Valentine’s Day! Since Love is in the air today, we thought we would show you some cool DIY wedding trends that we are in love with ourselves. 35 Ways To Use Embroidery Hoops This blog post is full of great DIY ideas that are simple and elegant. These Quilts over Hay Bails for Guest Seating What an amazing display of love and heritage! This Custom Wedding Portrait Nothing marks the special day better than a personalized handmade gift. This custom wedding portrait is a piece of art from Daisyeyes.com and is the perfect way to mark the day and the beginning of an amazing journey. Order…

  • how to make a quilt label with machine embroidery

    How to Make a Quilt Label with Machine Embroidery

    How to Make a Quilt Label with Machine Embroidery How to Make a Quilt Label Adding a quilt label to a quilt gift is a great way to add a personal touch and provide information to future generations. If you’ve wanted to learn how to make a quilt label, first decide on the design. Add just a name, a message or simply a design with initials. Make the label as big or as small as you like. I always add a quilt label after the construction is complete. I hand stitch it to the back of the quilt along the lower-left corner. I didn’t intend to have a “signature quilt…

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    Top 5 No Sew Valentines to Make & Give

    No SEW? No WAY! No sew Valentines to Make & Give No-sew Valentines are great gift options when you’re running short on time. We’re going a bit beyond stickers and construction paper to bring you 5 no-sew valentines day gifts to give to teachers, neighbors, friends and family. Valentine’s Day is the perfect holiday to get crafty and show your love with fabric and thread. These no-sew valentines day gifts are easily made with minimal materials and minimal time, yet the effort still shows! Give someone a warm fuzzy feeling with one or all of these no-sew valentine gift ideas. Make sure to create a simple card to go with…