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    Filled with Love Tea Towel to Stitch

    Filled with Love Towel   Add an adorable Filled with Love tea towel design to a blank trimmed tea towel to gift for Valentine’s Day. Start with our Cup of Tea Thread Palette, which includes 10 spools of Sulky Rayon Thread and 6 machine embroidery designs in 3 sizes. Then grab a towel blank (choose one with a colorful border or add your own!) and Sulky Fabri-Solvy for beautiful results.   The Cup of Tea design collection contains all appliqué designs, done in the hoop of your embroidery machine. You’ll need some fabric scraps for the appliqué design portions, so choose solids that coordinate with the thread colors or fabrics…

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    How to Embroider a Robe – Plush Fleece or Bamboo Knit

    Embroider a Robe for Comfy Lounging in Style Embroider a robe to add a personalized touch. Monograms are great embroidery design choices, as are sleepy-themed designs, such as moons, stars and even music notes. Vintage Celestial Sun & Moon Design from Urban Threads Fantasy Letter E from Urban Threads For plush robes, choose designs with medium to heavy stitch fills, as line-art style designs may get lost in the fabric pile. For knit robes, choose a lighter stitch fill or line-art style design to avoid bulletproof embroideries that don’t move with the fabric. Monograms that have embossed effects (or “knockout” effects) are especially nice on super plush, fleece robes. A…

  • Kid Craft Ornament to Sew in No Time

    Kid Craft Ornament – Snow Globe A kid craft ornament is the perfect snowy day activity for kids that are home from school during winter break. This snow globe kid-craft ornament is a quick and easy project that includes felt and glitter, two of the best kid craft supplies! I recommend working on this project with your kiddo, teaching them sewing fundamentals along the way. A straight stitch is all that’s needed, with a little finesse required for sewing the curved edges of the snow globe ornament. If working with kids younger than 8 years old, have them pour the glitter and you do the sewing (and they watch). Remember,…

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    Simple Stocking Stuffers to Sew

    Get Crafty with Simple Stocking Stuffers Small projects make great stocking stuffers for Santa’s elves, and these little sleeves are no exception. They also make great gifts for co-workers, family and friends. Make one of these sleeves for each person on your gift list and tie it to a package. Choose cork fabric for an upscale version or quilting cottons, depending on the recipient. This project is easy enough for kids to complete, too (read on for my daughter’s version!). CORK FABRIC STOCKING STUFFER VERSION Cork fabric is a fun alternative to leather or faux leather. If you have leftover cork fabric from a bag or tote project, use it…

  • Hanukkah Potholder

    Hanukkah Potholder to Make & Give

    Make a Festive Hanukkah Potholder by Cheryl Lynch Quilts A Hanukkah potholder (or Chanukah, depending on preferred spelling) is a great accessory for your kitchen and makes a wonderful host/hostess gift. This simple potholder is shaped like a dreidel and comes together nicely using insulated batting for heat protection. From Cheryl: I look forward to Chanukah every year.  For me, it’s all about the traditions of being with family, lighting candles, exchanging gifts and eating potato pancakes, or as we call them – latkes. The location of most of our festivities is the kitchen, where we wait impatiently for the latkes to finish cooking. Frankly, we eat them (with applesauce)…

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    Mini Quilt Garland to Embroider & Hang on Display

    No Peeking Mini Quilt Garland Create a mini quilt garland to embroidery and display on a Christmas tree or holiday garland, hanging above the stockings on the mantel. The featured No Peeking design is from the Sulky Santa Sayings machine embroidery collection, and it includes an appliqué gift tag. Use a fun sparkly fabric, solid or fabric with minimal print for the appliqué in the hoop to not compete with the thread work. MINI QUILT GARLAND SUPPLIES Santa Sayings Machine Embroidery Palette Sulky Bobbin Thread (or PolyLite™ Thread in a color to match background fabric) Machine Embroidery Design (featured design from Santa Sayings Machine Embroidery Collection: No Peeking), measuring 4.69”…

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    Holiday Onesie to Embroider for Baby

    Holiday Onesie How-Tos Embroider a holiday onesie for a new baby this Christmas. Choose from one of our cute Santa Sayings machine embroidery designs to make it extra special. SUPPLIES FOR HOLIDAY ONESIE Santa Sayings Machine Embroidery Palette Sulky Bobbin Thread (color to match onesie) Machine Embroidery Design (featured design from Santa Sayings Machine Embroidery Collection, included with Palette: Santa’s Sweetie), measuring approx. 4.69” x 4.75” or smaller, depending on size of onesie) Sulky Sticky+™ Stabilizer Sticky+ Slitting Pen Sulky Tender Touch™ Stabilizer Organ® Needles: 75/11 Embroidery Removable Fabric Marker (such as a Frixion highlighter) Pinking shears or scalloped scissors HOOPING ONESIE Load the chosen design onto the machine and…

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    Mini Hoop Place Cards for the Holidays

    MINI HOOP PLACE CARDS with hand embroidery (or try machine embroidery!) Create personalized place cards for a dinner party or holiday soiree. The mini embroidery hoop used for embroidery remains intact to complete the adorable project. Further embellish the hoop using trims, ribbons, felt motifs or greenery and add a hanging loop to double as an ornament once the meal is complete! HAND EMBROIDERY SUPPLIES Materials listed are enough to create one place card. 3” Mini Embroidery Hoop 12 wt. Cotton Petites™ Blendables® Thread (featured color: Autumn) Sulky Iron-On Transfer Pen (color that matches fabric and/or chosen thread) or Sulky Stick ’n Stitch Stabilizer 5” square (or larger) of fabric…

  • Festive Towels to Embroider

    Festive Towels with Machine Embroidery for the Holidays

    Festive Towels for the Holidays Make festive towels with machine embroidery to add some festive cheer to your kitchen this holiday season. The following directions are for making your own towel out of fabric. But it’s equally as impressive to add a machine embroidery design to an embroidery blank. Choose one of our Santa Sayings embroidery designs or make six towels to showcase the entire collection and give some away as gifts, complete with your favorite cookie recipe. Finished size: approx. 13 ¼” x 23 ¼” SUPPLIES FOR TOWELS Supplies listed are enough to make one kitchen towel. 50 wt. Cotton Thread (to match towel or trim flange fabric) Santa…

  • Hanukkah Tea Towels Tutorial

    Hanukkah Tea Towels with Embroidery & Trim

    Hanukkah Tea Towels with embroidery & trim Learn how to embroider Hanukkah tea towels trimmed with fabric and fun pom-pom trim. For different holidays, simply swap the embroidery design and fabric colors to suit your kitchen décor. Tea towel blanks make quick and easy work of last-minute gifts, too! HANUKKAH TEA TOWEL SUPPLIES Supplies listed are enough to make 2 tea towels. 2 Tea Towel Embroidery Blanks (or other suitable towel, such as flour sack towels, guest towels or dish towels) Fabri-Solvy™ Stabilizer Sulky Rayon Thread (colors determined by embroidery color sequence chart(s) 60 wt. Bobbin Thread (to match towel) Organ® Needles: size 80/12 Mictotex (choose an Embroidery Needle is…