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    Embroidered Napkins for National Hamburger Day

    Embroidered Napkins – Quick & Easy Gifts to Make Embroidered napkins make great gifts. Create a set in no time and choose a design for a theme, such as a cookout or luau, to gift to the host. Or create a set for your next get-together this summer, to celebrate National Hamburger Day! EMBROIDERED NAPKIN SUPPLIES Poly Deco™ Thread (for construction& embroidery) Sulky Sticky+™ Stabilizer Sticky+ Slitting Pen KK 2000™ Temporary Spray Adhesive Napkin blanks (or create your own napkins from linen or cotton fabric and a rolled hem!) Embroidery design (approximately 3″ square or smaller) Note: The featured design is BBQute Burger from Urban Threads. Choose a design you…

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    Sunglasses Pouch to Sew & Embroider

    Sunglasses Pouch Embroider a small zipper pouch to hold sunglasses, chapstick and sunscreen for a day at the beach. This pattern is a freebie from SewCanShe.com, and the added embroidery gives the pouch a personal touch. Read on to learn tips for sewing and embroidering this pattern using cork fabric and a double-slide zipper. SUNGLASSES POUCH SUPPLIES Long Zipper Pouch Pattern by SewCanShe Fabric & notions according to pattern Sallie Tomato Cork fabric was used for the outer pouch Perfect Appliqué™ Fusible Web was used for the featured pouch Poly Deco™ Thread was used for construction Felty™ was used instead of a sheet of craft felt A double-slide zipper was…

  • linen apron with embroidery

    Linen Apron with Embroidery for Mother’s Day Gifting

    Linen Apron with Machine Embroidery A linen apron makes a great gift for Mother’s Day, Grandparent’s Day or any day of the year. Aprons are almost always one-size-fits-all, so they’re easy to gift to anyone of any size. However, the featured free apron pattern by Hey June Handmade is a multi-size apron that requires a couple of measurements to ensure a good fit. Choose a linen fabric for this to elevate the gift and make it super comfy to wear. A medium- to heavyweight linen fabric is best to support the embroidery stitching and last through multiple washings and wearings. Linen is typically a rather open-weave fabric, so the right…

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  • patriotic embroidered tee

    Machine Embroidered Tee to Celebrate the Fourth

    Machine Embroidered Tee A machine embroidered tee makes a great gift for any occasion. It’s also fun to personalize machine embroidered tees for the whole family for fun gatherings and photo ops. Here’s how to hoop a child’s tee and embroider it for summertime. MACHINE EMBROIDERED TEE SUPPLIES T-shirt Sulky Sticky+™ Stabilizer Sticky+ Slitting Pen 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 Organ Embroidery Needle Assortment KK 2000™ Temporary Spray Adhesive Sulky Tender Touch™ Stabilizer Pinking shears or wavy-edge scissors HOW TO HOOP THE ‘UN-HOOPABLE”…

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    Serger Infinity Scarf to Make & Wear Tonight

    Serger Infinity Scarf with a Twist A serger infinity scarf is quite possibly the quickest accessory you can make. This scarf is easily completed in an hour (or less!). Make one for yourself and one for a friend, to gift for Mother’s Day or a special birthday. The instructions below assume you’re using a knit/stretch fabric, but the method is easily adapted for a lightweight woven fabric, such as cotton sateen or voile, too. This easy serger infinity scarf makes a great travel accessory. Wrap it once or twice around your neck, wrap it around your head, use it as a belt, or use it as a bandeau top on…

  • patriotic porch pillow

    Porch Pillows for Summer Nights

    Patriotic Porch Pillows Spend summer nights outdoors with decorative porch pillows. This pillow featured our Summer Nights machine embroidery design, part of our Uncle Sam Machine Embroidery Collection. The design is modified to include vinyl and fabric appliqués for a fun design element. Note that the featured design is NOT an appliqué design, but modified as such. PORCH PILLOWS SUPPLIES *Supplies listed are enough to make one 14″ square pillow. Uncle Sam Machine Embroidery Palette (includes 11 spools of Sulky Rayon & Poly Sparkle Thread and the Uncle Sam Machine Embroidery Collection; featured design is Uncle Sam: Summer Nights) Sulky Stiffy™ Stabilizer Organ® Needles: size 80/12 Top Stitch Sulky 40…

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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…

  • machine embroidered mini quilt to welcome spring

    Bloom Machine Embroidered Mini Quilt

    Bloom Machine Embroidered Mini Quilt Create a machine embroidered version of our Free Bloom Hand Embroidery Mini Quilt pattern designed by Aimee Davis, featuring appliqué done entirely in the hoop of your embroidery machine. This version of the project also uses Sulky Perfect Appliqué for nice, crisp lettering that doesn’t shift during or after stitching. This design comes with three sizes, for a 5×7, 9×10 and 10×14 hoop (or larger). The featured stitchout is the largest size and a 360mm x 260mm hoop was used for the sample. BLOOM MACHINE EMBROIDERY MINI QUILT SUPPLIES Bloom Embroidered Mini Quilt Pattern (it’s free!) Fabric & materials according to pattern guide sheet Bloom…

  • HEART ON YOUR SLEEVE

    Heart on Your Sleeve Sweatshirt

    Put Your Heart on Your Sleeve (Literally!) with Perfect Appliqué Fusible Web Whip up a Heart on Your Sleeve Sweatshirt in no time. This is a great Valentine’s Day or date-night garment, which is easily dressed up or down depending on your accessories and shoes. HEART ON YOUR SLEEVE SWEATSHIRT SUPPLIES Purchased sweatshirt 5″ x 10″ rectangle of medium- to heavyweight knit fabric Sulky Perfect Appliqué™ Fusible Web 12 wt. Cotton Blendables® Petites™ Thread Sulky KK 2000™ Temporary Spray Adhesive Hand sewing needle HEART TEMPLATE Create a heart template for the sweatshirt using plain old paper or card stock. Fold a 5″ square in half and draw half of a…

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