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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…

  • Boho Bonnie Bag Videocast

    Boho Bonnie Bag Live Videocast with Sulky

    Boho Bonnie Bag a LIVE STREAMING Videocast! Join us on March 9, 2021 at 2pm ET for the Boho Bonnie Bag Videocast! This is a “Lounge and Learn” event in partnership with the American Sewing Expo and we’re excited to bring you this new exclusive bag pattern with loads of high-end details. You don’t have to be a member of the American Sewing Guild to attend, but we encourage you to check it out! BONNIE PATTERN PARTICULARS The Bonnie Bag has been designed by Sallie Tomato in collaboration with Sulky of America. This large carryall has lots of pockets, comfortable shoulder straps, and a roomy interior so you can carry…

  • Mini Quilt for St. Patrick's Day

    Mini Quilt for St. Patrick’s Day with Machine Embroidery

    St. Patrick’s Mini Quilt with Machine Embroidery designed by Melanie Call Create a St. Patrick’s mini quilt to display on your door or wall to bring a little luck into your life! This St. Patrick’s quilt featured machine embroidery in the center block, but hand embroidery or free-motion quilting is just as pretty as the focal point. Grab the Luck ‘O the Irish Poly Sparkle 6-pack of threads and choose an openwork embroidery design to add hints of metallic to the piece. Sulky 30 wt. Blendables™ thread is great for adding different colors to the quilting stitches, too. You’ll be able to complete this mini quilt in no time! It…

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    Quick and Easy Sewing Ornament to Make & Give

    Sewing Ornament with Fabric Scraps Dive into your scrap bin and make a fun sewing ornament to gift to friends and fill up your tree! The free Tomato Pincushion appliqué pattern is easily adaptable for a number of projects, and they look great sewn in Sulky 30 wt. Cotton Thread. SUPPLIES Sulky 30 wt. Cotton Thread: True Red, Christmas Green & Silver Gray 50 wt. Cotton+Steel Thread by Sulky (to match base fabric) Sulky Bobbin Thread KK 2000™ Temporary Spray Adhesive Size 90/14 Organ Universal Needle Sulky Totally Stable® Stabilizer Clover Wonder Clips (2) 4 1/2″ squares of fabric (ornament base) Approximately 18″ of mini pom-pom trim 6″ length of…

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  • Why Blendables are the Bomb for Quilting

    “You will love the intriguing results you get with Sulky 30 Wt. Cotton Blendables Thread.” I remember being in a quilting class when I heard this statement. Honestly, my interest was peaked because of the word ‘intriguing’. I would never have described my quilting that way, but gosh, I sure wanted my quilting to be intriguing! So, I got some Sulky 30 Wt. Cotton Blendables Thread and tried them out. Before I tell you my thoughts on them, let me tell you a bit about the thread itself. Blendables are different from other variegated threads for several reasons: They are a masterful blend of different colors within the same range of tone and intensity…