Quilting

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    Quilted Leaves Table Runner for Fall

    Quilted Leaves Table Runner Create a quilted leaves table runner to bring the changing autumn leaves into your harvest décor rotation. The leaves are pieced using coordinating fabrics in yellows, browns and taupes, with orange blenders mixed in. Use this featured table runner pattern or a pattern of your choice and quilt it yourself with an embroidery machine. Learn how to use end-to-end™ quilting designs, or edge-to-edge as they’re sometimes called, with the help of magnetic hoops. Use Sulky 30 wt. Cotton Blendables® Thread to showcase more color throughout the quilt without changing thread spools. Finished size of featured pattern: 18″ x 38″ QUILTED LEAVES TABLE RUNNER SUPPLIES Featured Pattern:…

  • Mug Rug for Teachers

    Teacher Mug Rug for Back to School

    Teacher Mug Rug Designed by Melanie Call, of A Bit of Scrap Stuff A teacher mug rug makes a great back-to-school gift. This design featured piecing, quilting and a bit of hand embroidery. Change up the words to suit the teacher(s) in your life, or personalize the teacher mug rug with a name or phrase, such as “welcome back,” “teachers rule” or something clever like “2+2=4” for a math teacher, for example. MUG RUG PATTERN NOTES Finished size: 5 1/4” x 7” Please read all instructions prior to beginning. Seam allowances are ¼”. WOF = Width of Fabric RST= Right Sides Together TEACHER MUG RUG SUPPLIES Fabric Star Background: (8)…

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    Quilt Pattern Debut – Red Skies at Night

    New Quilt Pattern by Jen Carlton Bailly for Sulky Red Skies at Night This quilt features curved piecing to create moon phases a fun stars. The stars are quilted using Sulky Sliver™ Metallic Thread, which is a sparkly addition that adds a cool special effect to the finished project. Take this pattern for a spin to learn expert techniques for piecing and sewing curves, sewing with different thread weights and, of course, sewing with specialty metallic thread. QUILT SUPPLIES Red Skies at Night Quilt Pattern Thread Sulky 60 wt. PolyLite™ (piecing) Sulky Sliver™ Metallic – Black (quilting on stars) Sulky 12 wt. Cotton – Cabernet (quilting) Organ® Needles Quilting Assortment…

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    Stockings for Everyone – Pretty & Personalized

    Stitch Christmas Stockings for Everyone Stockings for everyone! It’s Christmas in July, and we’re bringing you stockings for everyone, including pets! Here is some inspiration to start planning your stocking creations, with plenty of time to finish before the holiday season begins. Start with the stocking pictured above, made entirely in the hoop of your embroidery machine! VELVET STOCKINGS Velvet is a great substrate for stockings. When purchasing velvet fabric, make sure it’s pretty stable, or plan to interface it so the stocking holds its shape. Add a cuff to the stocking and personalize it with a name, initials or monogram, or a fun motif that speaks to the recipient’s…

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  • Quilted Garden Flag with Machine Embroidery

    Quilted Garden Flag Stitch a springy quilted garden flag to display with your emerging flowers and veggies. This festive flag features machine embroidery, tiny piecing and quilting. If you don’t have a flag stake, the project easily converts to a wall hanging. Finished size: 11 1/2″ x 17 1/2″ GARDEN FLAG SUPPLIES Spring Garden Flag Pattern (it’s free!) Sulky Soft ’n Sheer™ Extra Stabilizer Sulky Soft ’n Sheer™ Stabilizer Low-loft cotton or polyester batting Fabric 1 fat quarter of solid cotton fabric (such as Kona® Cotton) 12” x 24” rectangle of print cotton fabric (backing) (2) 2” x 24” rectangles of floral print cotton fabric (petal piecing) ¼ yard of…

  • 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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    Decorative Binding Techniques for Custom Quilts

    Decorative Binding Techniques Binding is almost always the last step of making a quilt. So we’re concluding National Quilting Month with creative touches to create decorative bindings for your custom quilts. Read on for FIVE decorative binding techniques to incorporate into your next quilty project. 1. SCRAPPY DECORATIVE BINDING Piece together leftover fabric strips featured in a quilt to create a scrappy binding. Strips that are 2 1/2″-wide are perfect for this, so grab a jelly roll or cut strips from fabrics in your stash.Save leftover binding strips from other quilts until you have enough to piece together to create the scrappiest binding of them all! Karie Jewell, of Karie…

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    Hand Quilting FAQs with Patti Lee

    Hand Quilting FAQs Hand quilting is increasing in popularity, along with vintage-style quilt blocks and modern interpretations of traditional quilt patterns. Patti Lee provides her answers to our FAQs about hand quilting so you can try this technique for yourself with confidence. HAND QUILTING THREADS Q: What thread should I use for hand quilting? A: You can use almost any thread for hand quilting (even metallics!), depending on your skill level. I recommend using heavier threads, such as 12 wt. Cotton (Solids & Blendables®) and Filaine. It’s a lot of work and a labor of love to hand quilt, so you will likely want your thread and stitching to show.…

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    Quilted Flower Pillow with Dimensional Floral Embroidery

    Quilted Flower Pillow with Sulky Pollen Designs designed by Cherry Guidry, Cherry Blossoms Quilting Create a quilted flower pillow featuring “Pollen” machine embroidery designs by Sulky. The designs feature Sulky Filaine™ Thread, which “blooms” when brushed with a Filaine™ Wire Brush, creating fuzzy texture that looks like the flowers come to life. Quilted Pillow Finished size: 12” x 22” PILLOW SUPPLIES Pollen Machine Embroidery Design Collection (featured designs: Cosmo, Poppy & Gerbera Daisy) Sulky Thread:  Rayon 40 wt. & 12 wt. Filaine (colors per the embroidery design sequence charts), Bobbin 60 wt. white, 60 wt. PolyLite Filaine Wire Brush Stiffy™ Tear-Away Stabilizer Organ® Needles: Piecing: 70/10 Universal Embroidery – 80/12…

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    Quilted Coasters – Scrap Buster Project

    Quilted Coasters Make Great Quick Gifts Quilted coasters are great scrap-buster projects. If you have leftover quilt blocks from a larger project, those are easily transformed into coasters, too. Stitch a set of four to gift for Mother’s Day or any holiday. These finished coasters measure 4 1/2″ square. QUILTED COASTER SUPPLIES Supplies listed are enough to make one coaster. Matching 50 wt. Cotton Thread (piecing) (Featured colors from the Plums & Purples Thread Palette) Coordinating 30 wt. Cotton Blendables® Thread (quilting) Organ® Needles: size 70/10 Universal & 90/14 Quilting Sulky KK 2000™ Temporary Spray Adhesive 3 coordinating fabric prints (each measuring approximately 1″ x 10″) 4 3/8″ square of…