• Embroidered Rope Tray

    Embroidered Rope Tray for Fall

    Embroidered Rope Tray An embroidered rope tray makes a stunning centerpiece for your fall table. Place a scented candle in the center of the embroidered rope tray, or add a fall-themed floral arrangement and a few pumpkins, gourds and decorative grasses. No one will believe you made it yourself! HOW TO SEW A ROPE TRAY Create a rope tray using 7/32″ clothesline rope (and this Embroidery Session as your guide), or purchase a readymade rope tray. The featured rope tray was purchased at Target in the dollar bin section (for only $3). However, it was difficult to find and is now seemingly discontinued! The good news is that it’s pretty…

  • Turkey Towel Topper for Turkey Day

    Turkey Towel Topper In the Hoop

    Turkey Towel Topper A Turkey Towel Topper is a fun project made in the hoop of your embroidery machine. Designs by Juju has several Towel Topper designs, but this Turkey Towel Topper is great for fall and Thanksgiving. Whip one up for yourself, and gift one to a friend or dinner party hostess. They come together quickly and easily using fabrics from your stash, some batting remnants and Sulky Poly Deco Thread. TOWEL TOPPER REQUIREMENTS Whimsical Turkey Towel Topper Machine Embroidery Design (Designs by Juju) Sulky Poly Deco™ Thread (colors according to fabrics) Fabri-Solvy™ Stabilizer Sulky Perfect Appliqué Fusible Web Sulky Clear Embroidery Tape Bobbin Thread Assorted fabrics for background,…

  • Pie Placemats for Thanksgiving and Fall

    Pie Placemats Perfect for Fall

    Pie Placemats A set of pie placemats are perfect for fall, when we’re baking (and eating!) lots of pie! Begin by following some of the instructions for our Citrus Slice Placemats, but change the “rind” to mimic a fluted pie-crust edge of a pie. Of course, you’ll also need to change the fabric colors to match your favorite pie, too. PIE PLACEMAT SUPPLIES Patternmaking materials (paper, pencil, hand embroidery hoop or compass) Sulky 50 wt. Cotton Thread (white or off-white to match pith & color to match citrus fabric) Sulky Perfect Appliqué Fusible Web Pie crust colored fabrics (approximately two 16″ squares for each placemat) Pie filling colored fabric (approximately…

  • Pie Pillow for Thanksgiving

    Pie Pillow with Reverse Applique

    Pie Pillow with reverse appliqué techniques Stitch a punny pie pillow for fall to show off your love of pie for Thanksgiving and winter holidays! This pillow features reverse appliqué techniques, piecing and quilting and is easily customizable for different pillow sizes. Grab the pattern for free for a limited time! PIE PILLOW SUPPLIES Thread  Sulky 50 wt. Cotton Thread (featured color: Galley Gold)  Sulky 30 wt. Cotton Blendables Thread (featured color: Autumn)  Fabric & Materials  10″ square of Perfect Appliqué Fusible Web 18″-square pillow form  (2) 20″ squares of low-loft batting  (1) 20″ square of print cotton fabric (backing)  (1) 10″ square each of a solid & print cotton…

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  • Fall Wearables with embroidery

    Fall Leaves Embroidery on Sweater

    Fall Leaves Embroidery for Fall Wearables Embroider a sweater knit or sweatshirt with pretty fall leaves as we head into autumn. Grab a pumpkin-spice latte and head to the embroidery machine! FALL LEAVES EMBROIDERED WEARABLE SUPPLIES Sweater knit top or sweatshirt Fall-themed embroidery design (such as Falling Autumn Leaves from Urban Threads) Sulky Poly Deco™ Threads (colors to coordinate with design) Sulky 60 wt. Bobbin Thread Organ® size 75/11 Embroidery Needle Sulky Soft ‘n Sheer™ Stabilizer Removable fabric marker or chalk Sulky KK 2000™ Temporary Spray Adhesive Sulky Solvy® (optional; depending on fabric structure) Sulky Tender Touch™ (optional) FALL LEAVES PROJECT NOTES When choosing a design for an open-weave sweater…

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    Mystery Quilt Along with Ashley Hough

    Mystery Quilt Along with Sulky Follow along week by week as we unveil a new quilt block tutorial. At the end of three weeks, you’ll have enough blocks sewn to create our 2023 Sulky Mystery Quilt! Each week, you’ll learn how to construct a new quilt block with extensive video instruction; then, we’ll tell you how many of that block to make while you wait for the next tutorial to drop into your inbox. Ashley Hough, designer and instructor for National Quilters Circle and other publications, will show you every step of the way. In the final fourth week, you’ll compile the blocks into a beautiful quilt that measures 76″ square. You’ll also learn several…

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  • Candy Covers Made in the Hoop

    Candy Covers, Gift Tags, Air Fresheners & More! Candy covers are a sweet way to package Halloween treats to give as gifts, party favors and display. Sue O’Very, of Sookie Sews, shares her Sugar Skulls ITH design with us and shows off the versatility of this design with tons of creative options! CANDY COVERS DESIGN DETAILS The Candy Covers started out as Air Freshener Covers! That’s right! Sue designed these air fresheners to fit traditional tree-shaped air fresheners that are typically sold at car washes and big-box stores. (In fact, she presented the project for our August Webcast – Register today if you missed it!) While developing the project, we…

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  • Felt Bats Table Runner

    Felt Bats for Your Spooky Table Tons of flying 3D felt bats come together with Sulky Holoshimmer Thread to create a fun and whimsical table runner for Halloween decorating. The narrow table runner size allows for placing more fun spooky decorations around the table without interfering with place settings. Or place it on a mantel or buffet table to decorate for a fun party. Bat designed by Ameroonie Designs, amerooniedesigns.com. FINISHED SIZE: 9 1/4” x 42” FELT BAT TABLE RUNNER SUPPLIES Roll of Sulky Felty – Black 1/3 yard of 44”-wide quilting cotton fabric (backing) Sulky Holoshimmer Thread (appliqué; featured color: Gold) Sulky 50 wt. Cotton Thread (construction & topstitching;…

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  • Personalized Backpack Monograms

    Personalized Backpack with Machine Embroidery

    Create a Personalized Backpack   Send the kids back to school with a personalized backpack that shows off their individuality. Choose an appliqué alphabet or a built-in font or monogram. A personalized backpack is a great way to stand out on the first day of school and prevents your kiddos from accidentally taking home someone else’s belongings throughout the school year. PERSONALIZED BACKPACK SUPPLIES Basic backpack (plain or minimal print with accessible front pocket or upper front with no existing logo) Alphabet, font collection or letter machine embroidery design (Featured “R” design is Mehndi Backgruond Appliqué Monogram from Designs by Juju; Featured “E, M and A” designs are from the…

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  • Sew Your Own Napkins & Add Fall Botanical Embroidery

    Sew Your Own Napkins with Machine Embroidery

    Sew Your Own Napkins for Family Gatherings Sew your own napkins for a great alternative to single-use paper napkins. Cloth napkins are easy to sew and really add a personal touch of handmade to your family gatherings, holiday meals and home décor. SUPPLIES TO SEW YOUR OWN NAPKINS 2 coordinating cotton fabrics (Amount & size depends on personal preference. See “NAPKIN FABRICS & CUTTING” below for guidance.) Sulky Fall Botanicals Machine Embroidery Collection (or design(s) of your choice no larger than 3″ wide; featured design: Fall Botanicals Gourds) Tear-Easy™ Stabilizer Sulky Thread: 40 wt. Rayon (colors determined by embroidery designs; featured colors are 942-1549 Flax, 942-0562 Spice & 942-1180 Med.…