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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…

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    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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    Embroider a Luggage Tag – How-tos & Tips

    How to Embroider a Luggage Tag To embroider a luggage tag, first find a good quality luggage tag blank. Make sure there is an easy way to access the front or back of the luggage tag to accept the embroidery without having to rip apart seams or embroider through all layers. For the following tutorial, a leather luggage tag is featured. Make sure to note the fabric type and contents of the chosen luggage tag in order to determine the proper stabilizer to use. EMBROIDERED LUGGAGE TAG SUPPLIES Luggage Tag Blank Sulky Sticky+™ Stabilizer Sulky 40 wt. Poly Deco™ Thread (colors determined by design & luggage tag color) Bobbin Thread:…

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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…

  • HOW TO EMBROIDER A ROBE

    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…

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  • 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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