• Sailboat Quilt Table Runner

    Sailing Quilt, Table Runner, Mug Rug and More – Free Pattern!

    Sailing Quilt by Susan Marth SuznQuilts.com Create a pieced Sailing Quilt table runner featuring fun fabrics for summer. Choose patriotic-themed fabrics for a nice addition to your July 4 décor. Or choose hues of blue, gray and white for a nautical theme. This pattern was designed and made by Susan Marth, of SuznQuilts.com. Susan is an accomplished quilter, patternmaker and loves using Sulky Cotton Threads in her creations. Her Tiny Tree Template Set is recommended for this project, to create the sails on the sailboat blocks. The acrylic templates allow for accurate cutting. Plus, you can use them to create all sorts of trees and tree-shaped designs for future makes!…

  • Embroider a Sunhat

    Embroider a Sunhat for Summer

    How to Embroider a Sunhat Embroider a sunhat for wearing on summer days, taking on vacation and gifting to a bride-to-be, bachelorette party, friend group. The hat brim is easily personalized with a name or phrase, such as “Miss to Mrs,” “Beach, Please,” or the featured “Vacay Vibes.” Read on to learn how to embroider a sunhat easily using Sulky Cotton Petites Thread and Stick ‘n Stitch Stabilizer. If you’re headed to Bali with us this October, make yourself an embroidered sunhat and bring it along! (DEADLINE FOR REGISTERING FOR THIS FABULOUS BALI SULKY TRIP IS QUICKLY APPROACHING! FIND OUT MORE HERE>.) SUNHAT SUPPLIES Wide-brim sunhat (like this, this or…

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  • Talk Quilty to Me Cross-Stitch Gift Tags

    Talk Quilty to Me Cross-Stitch Design & T-Shirt

    Talk Quilty to Me Come and talk QUILTY to me, as we continue to celebrate National Quilting Month! Sulky curated a special cross-stitch gift tag kit for cross-stitchers, hand embroiderers and quilting lovers. The gift tag can also be used as a luggage tag or ornament. This exclusive design features a cute quilt block on the front in a colorful pattern, with “Talk Quilty to Me” lettering. CROSS-STITCH GIFT TAGS Calling all cross-stitchers! This kit comes with a wooden gift tag cross-stitch blank, six spools of Sulky 12 wt. Petites Cotton Thread, and a cute cross-stitch design that says “Talk Quilty to Me”. Make one for your quilter friends and one…

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  • Felt Bunny Treat Holders

    Felt Bunny Treat Holders

    Felt Bunny Treat Holders FELT BUNNY SUPPLY LIST Felt Bunny Treats Holder Templates Sulky Felty™ (white) 12 wt. Cotton Petites™ Thread (white & light pink) Low-loft batting scraps 1/8″ to 1/4″-wide decorative ribbon Removable fabric marker or chalk Sulky KK 2000™ Temporary Spray Adhesive Hand embroidery needle PREP & CUTTING Download and print the Felt Bunny Treats PDF. Choose the Large or Small size (or both); cut out. From the white Felty, cut two bunnies. From the batting, cut one bunny. Using a removable fabric marker, outline the bunny shape approximately ¼” inside the outer line; cut along the line. This makes the batting slightly smaller than the Felty so…

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  • Quilted Heart Project

    Quilted Heart Project that Spreads Kindness

    Quilted Heart Project The Quilted Heart Project began in 2014 and has grown exponentially over the years. As explained in the “I Found a Quilted Heart” blog, it all started because two sisters found a quilty heart while hiking in Nevada. The heart had a note on it that read, “I need a home.” The sisters were so taken by the heart that they began making quilted hearts to disperse on their travels and at home. The intent was to leave them for random strangers and spread joy. As we approach the month of February, which is America Heart Month and when all things “love” and “heart” fill our feeds,…

  • Trio of Heart Ornaments

    Trio of Heart Ornaments to Sew

    TRIO OF HEART ORNAMENTS Heart ornaments are fun additions to a Christmas tree before or after the holiday season, taking you right into Valentine’s Day. They also make great little gifts, paired with a chocolate or flower of choice. Designed by Aimee Davis, of daisyeyeshandmade, created these adorable felt trio of heart ornaments, which you can string together or create as separate hanging hearts. HEART ORNAMENTS SUPPLIES Trio of Folk Hearts ornament pattern (it’s free!) Sulky Felty™ in colors: white, beige, heather green, pink, turquoise, heather blue & red Sulky Cotton Petites™ Thread: 1082 (Ecru), 1115 (Lt. Pink), 1046 (Teal), 1039 (True Red),1234 (Almost Black), 1058 (Tawny Brown) Hand embroidery…

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  • Tea Towel with Iron-on Transfer Pens

    How to Use Iron-on Transfer Pens for Hand Embroidery

    Iron-on Transfer Pens – a Must-Have Embroidery Tool Learn how to use Sulky Iron-on Transfer Pens for hand embroidery and embellishments. With eight colors to choose from, you can color-code your designs to have a visual clue for when to switch thread colors during embroidery. Plus, if your stitches don’t cover the area as intended, the subtle hue peeking out from beneath the thread conceals imperfections. The featured project below is a tea towel blank, hand embroidered with a “London” design for our tourmates on our 2023 London Craftours trip. This workshop includes both the Iron-on Transfer Pen method and the Sulky Stick ‘n Stitch method for embroidery transfer. Tourmates…

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  • How to Sew a Tooth Fairy Pillow

    How to Sew A Tooth Fairy Pillow

    How to Sew a Tooth Fairy Pillow for National Tooth Fairy Day! Learn how to sew a Tooth Fairy Pillow in a few easy steps. Sulky Felty makes a great tooth-shaped pocket, while a bit of hand embroidery stitches a smile. Dive into your button stash for the eyes, and hang the pillow from braided cord. This keepsake gift is sure to be one that’s treasured. TOOTH FAIRY PILLOW SUPPLIES 3″ square of Sulky Felty – white (2) 4 1/2″ squares of quilting cotton fabric Sulky 50 wt. Cotton Thread Organ® size 70/10 Universal Needle Sulky 12 wt. Cotton Petites Thread (colors as desired for eyes and mouth details) Hand…

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  • Vintage Redwork Embroidery

    Vintage Days of the Week Embroidery Designs

    Vintage Days of the Week embroidery designs for handwork & machine These sweet vintage Days of the Week embroidery designs are now available at sulky.com. Designed by Carol Ingram, this collection contains ten designs that include a motif for each day of the week, Valentine’s Day, Flag Day and Home Sweet Home. The vintage designs are illustrated in Redwork, a classic style reminiscent of 19th century hand-embroidered household items. ABOUT REDWORK After the Industrial Revolution, when red dye, specifically “Turkey Red, was imported from Europe, red thread was widely used to embroider various household goods, napkins, tea towels, pillowcases and more. Redwork designs often depicted children, toys and animals, chores,…

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  • love bunting with appliqué

    Love Appliqué Bunting

    Love Appliqué Bunting   Valentine’s Day Décor to Sew by Hand or Machine designed by Chelsea Briner, Sew Simple Home Create a festive flag bunting featuring appliqué letters that spell out a special “love” note. Hand this up for Valentine’s Day, an anniversary celebration or birthday party. The following instructions are to sew the project by hand. Alternatively, do the appliqué and topstitching by machine for a quicker version. Use Sulky 50 wt. Cotton Thread for the machine version and a size 70/10 Universal Needle for stitching. Love Appliqué Bunting Supplies Love Bunting Templates 3 to 5 cotton fabrics (or try Sulky Felty™ for a different, no-fray look) 35” length…