Poly Sparkle

  • Basic Apron to Sew – No Pattern Needed

    Basic Apron to Sew for anyone on your gift list Sew a basic apron by creating your own pattern right onto the fabric. Then, add machine embroidery to the center front to make a statement, show your favorite animal or sports team or celebrate a favorite holiday. This basic apron is easily completed in 30 minutes or less, save for the machine embroidery time, which depends on the complexity of the design you choose. Make the apron your own and add fun trim to the lower edge, contrasting and/or adjustable straps or a patch pocket. BASIC APRON SUPPLIES 5/8  yard of mediumweight fabric, such as lightweight canvas, twill or interfaced…

  • Quilty Ornament Frames

    Quilted Ornament Frames for Holiday Gifting

    Quilted Ornament Frames by Heidi Pridemore   Create fun quilted ornament frames to hang on the tree, use as gift tags, or place at each plate on the table for a holiday feast. These ornaments feature vinyl pockets to hold photos and appliquéd holiday motifs embellished with sparkly metallic threads. The ornaments measure 5″ diameter. QUILTED ORNAMENT SUPPLIES FABRIC REQUIREMENTS A:  1/4 Yard of Blue Snowflakes or Cream Confetti B:  6” square of White C:  6” square of Bright Blue D:  6” square of Yellow E:  6” square of Hot Pink F:  6” square of Green G: 6” square of Purple ADDITIONAL ORNAMENT MATERIALS Sulky Perfect Appliqué™ Fusible Web Assorted…

  • Holiday Mug Rug in the Hoop with Becky Thompson

    Holiday Mug Rug – FREE Webcast! Learn how to create perfect appliqués while making the Designs by Juju Have a Cup of Cheer Mug Rug completely in the hoop of your embroidery machine. REGISTER NOW> Becky Thompson will take you through the project step-by-step. Becky gave up her day-job and retired after 37 years of federal service in 2020 to follow her passion to share her love of quilting and machine embroidery with her viewers on her YouTube channel, Power Tools With Thread. You’ll love her enthusiastic teaching style and contagious energy. WHAT YOU’LL LEARN During this webcast, you’ll learn how to import an appliqué design into a cutting machine…

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  • stitch a quick superhero cape

    Quick Cape Costume for Halloween

    Quick Cape Costume your super simple solution to dressing up this Halloween (or every day you need some superhero energy)! CAPE COSTUME DETAILS This cape is sized for an adult, but easily adaptable for a kid’s costume. Draft a quick pattern, and then sew. Include a superhero-inspired motif, monogram or appliquéd letter to the cape back for fun personalization. No cutting machine is needed for this glittery motif, but if you have one – now’s your chance to use it! It’s easier to use the vinyl shimmer sheet than a fabric appliqué, especially if working with a fabric that can’t tolerate the heat needed for fusible web. Plus, the sticker…

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  • make a bike bag for a patriotic parade

    Bike Bucket Bag for a Patriotic Parade

    Bike Bucket Bag A bike bucket bag is a great accessory if you’re headed to a patriotic bike parade to celebrate July 4. Start with the free Bike Bucket pattern by Noodlehead and add a machine embroidery motif! Try our Ride with Pride design. Further customize the bike bucket bag with a name, monogram or fun saying and make one for everyone in the family. BIKE BUCKET BAG SUPPLIES Bike Bucket Pattern Sulky Soft ‘n Sheer Extra™ Stabilizer Uncle Sam Machine Embroidery Palette (includes 7 spools of Sulky Rayon Thread, 4 spools of Sulky Poly Sparkle™ Thread and 6 patriotic-themed designs in 3 sizes) Sulky Thread: Poly Deco™ (construction) &…

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  • Uncle Sam Table Runner

    Uncle Sam Table Runner for the Fourth

    Uncle Sam Table Runner Decorate to celebrate with this Uncle Sam Table Runner, featuring our Uncle Sam: Hat machine embroidery design. Rickrack is a fun addition that adds whimsy and embellishment, tying in the yellow Rayon and gold Poly Sparkle™ Threads featured in the design. Featured table runner measures approximately 12″ x 32″. UNCLE SAM TABLE RUNNER SUPPLIES Uncle Sam Machine Embroidery Palette (includes four Poly Sparkle & seven Rayon snap spools, plus the Uncle Sam Machine Embroidery Collection, which includes six designs in three sizes) 60 wt. Bobbin Thread Sulky Soft ‘n Sheer™ Stabilizer KK 2000™ Temporary Spray Adhesive Sulky 50 wt. Cotton Thread (construction & quilting) Organ® Needles:…

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    Lucky Sweatshirt – How to Embroider a St. Patrick’s Day Design

    Lucky Sweatshirt to Embroider for St. Patrick’s Day Embroider a Lucky Sweatshirt to show your love of all things St. Patrick’s Day! This tutorial is helpful for embroidering any type of stable sweatshirt knit, with a fleece or fuzzy interior. Grab the Feeling Lucky Machine Embroidery Palette to have all 10 threads featured in this design at the ready, along with the entire design collection – included with purchase! LUCKY SWEATSHIRT SUPPLIES Zip-front sweatshirt Feeling Lucky Machine Embroidery Palette (includes 10 thread spools & entire Feeling Lucky Machine Embroidery Collection) Sulky 30 wt. Poly Sparkle™ Thread (Gold with Gold Sparkle – optional; for gold coin embroidery) 60 wt. Sulky Bobbin…

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    Table Runner Tutorial for Chocolate Lovers

    Table Runner Tutorial For Chocolate Lovers (& Valentines!) Here’s a table runner tutorial for all you chocolate lovers out there! It’s a great addition to your Valentine’s Day décor and features fun sparkly Poly Sparkle (formally known as Poly Star) thread from the Sulky Ultimate Valentine Thread Pack. This table runner doesn’t need any quilting to keep it together, but you can certainly add hand or machine quilting as well as traditional binding, if preferred. SUPPLIES Chocolate Heart Machine Embroidery Design; design file 11-8 Count (11.34” x 11.34”) Machine embroidery hoop size: at least 360×200 (featured hoop used: 360×260) Thread: Sulky Poly Sparkle Thread from the Ultimate Valentine Thread Pack…