• 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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    Wilderness Wonder Appliqué Videocast

    Meet Wilderness Wonder a large-scale appliqué trio by Ashley Hough Designs Join us November 9, 2021 at 2pm ET for Wilderness Wonder Appliqué, a virtual videocast hosted by Ellen March. VIDEOCAST DETAILS You’ll learn how to create large-scale animal appliqués for stunning wall hangings, quilts and more. Preprinted appliqué fabrics make quick-and-easy work of the appliqués, paired with high-quality, lightweight fusible web. Learn how the pieces come together to make a deer, elk or moose, and then secure with lustrous cotton threads. Plus, get tips for piecing & quilting a larger piece and a smaller pillow. We’ll show you stippling & micro stippling techniques you can easily master with any…

  • Gnome Mug Rug Appliqué Project

    Gnome Mug Rug designed by Chelsea Briner, Sew Simple Home How cute is this little Gnome Mug Rug? A mug rug is similar to a coaster, but much larger to accommodate a cookie or snack, too. Think of it as a mini placemat, perfect for appliqué, machine embroidery or showcasing a fun fabric print. This mug rug design will get you into holiday-sewing mode, and have you diving into your stash for some fun leftover holiday prints from last year. APPLIQUÉ BASICS This gnome mug rug was created using a sneak peek of Sulky’s new fusible webbing: Perfect Appliqué. Remember to always use care when fusing and set your iron…

  • sun table topper

    Sun Table Topper using Sunshine & Daydreams Palette

    Here Comes the Sun Table Topper designed by Ellen March Let the sunshine in with a beautiful Sun table topper. Featuring appliqué and quilting, this centerpiece will bring you and your guests rays of happiness. The trick to successful sewing is to use lightweight, high-quality fusible web and lustrous, long-staple thread. SUPPLIES Sulky Sunshine & Daydreams 50 wt. Thread Palette for Quilting KK 2000™ Temporary Spray Adhesive Lightweight fusible web (such as Sulky Perfect Appliqué Fusible Web (coming soon) or SoftFuse Premium™ ) Size 70/10 Organ™ Microtex Needles (2) 30” squares of Background fabric (shown in white) 15” square of Center Sun fabric Fat quarter of Sun Ray fabric Fat…

  • quick & easy sewing ornament

    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…

  • holiday stocking with Merry Kris-Mouse palette

    Embroidered Christmas Stocking Personalized In the Hoop

    Embroidered Christmas Stocking Add a machine embroidery design to an in-the-hoop stocking project to personalize it and add a touch of whimsy. The featured stocking design is FREE and ready to load into your machine. You don’t even need software to add a fun design and name. SUPPLIES 1/4 yard of outer fabric (canvas, denim or wool felt) 1/4 yard of festive lining fabric Assorted fabrics for appliqué pieces & hanging loop 80/12 Top Stitch Organ Needle Appliqué scissors Sulky Stabilizers Sticky+™ Soft ’n Sheer™ Thread Sulky Merry Kris-Mouse Machine Embroidery Palette (includes 10 spools of Sulky Rayon thread & 10 machine embroidery design files designed by Zandra Shaw of…

  • holiday pillow pattern with embroidered stockings

    Holiday Pillow Pattern & Stocking Embroidery Design

    Holiday Pillow Pattern with Fur Stocking Machine Embroidery designed by Ellen March This holiday pillow pattern showcases machine embroidered appliquéd stockings that have a faux-fur cuff made completely with Sulky Filaine thread! After embroidery, the thread is brushed with the wire Filaine brush, to “bloom” the thread and create a faux-fur effect. Sulky Poly Star™ thread is used for the stocking outline to add some festive sparkle. The 30 wt. thread is polyester with flecks of metallic running through it, so it’s the easiest metallic thread to sew! The pillowcase base is sewn in luxurious wool felt by The Felt Pod and is stuffed with Poly-Fil from Fairfield World. To…

  • HALLOWEEN HOME DÉCOR

    Halloween Home Décor for Fun & Festivities

    Halloween Home Décor Get started on your Halloween Home Décor with five fun projects that will bring some “spook” to your sewing room. Frankie Cuddle Quilt This easy-to-make quilt features plush Cuddle® fabric by Shannon Fabrics and an exclusive Halloween-themed appliqué embroidery design collection. Choose the large-scale Frankie for the center focal point of the quilt, or combine several designs to create the scene of your choice. The embroidery designs match the fabric perfectly, so you can place the little motifs anywhere you like! Be sure to use a topper with your embroidery to ensure the stitches sit atop the plush fabric surface. Included in the kit are two stabilizer…

  • stitches of love webinar

    Stitches of Love “Love to Sew” Pillow – Free Webinar

    Stitches of Love Presents The “Love to Sew” Appliqué Pillow! The mother-daughter duo behind Stitches of Love has been a long-time fan of Sulky threads. So we decided to join forces for our March webinar to bring you their Love to Sew pillow, a project developed by Stitches of Love exclusively for Sulky! In this webinar, you’ll learn to LOVE appliqué. Plus, you’ll learn how to work with heavyweight thread to add texture, color, and detail to all the projects you embellish. LEARN WITH US Julie and Brittany will showcase their Love to Sew appliqué pillow to demonstrate the following techniques: Read appliqué patterns  Work with pre-fused appliqué pieces and an appliqué placement…

  • Embroidery on Jeans

    Embroidery on Jeans – Applique Method

    Floral Embroidery on Jeans by Zandra Shaw Have you always wanted the look of designer jeans with embroidery but are unsure where to start? Or maybe you’ve tried embroidering jeans, and after taking the jeans apart you never get them sewn back up again quite right. This applique method is the answer to beautiful embroidery on jeans without the hassle of having the take the jeans apart. FREESTANDING APPLIQUES Zandra Shaw of Embroider Shoppe teaches how to create freestanding appliques out of embroidery designs! This “patch” method is a great technique to apply to other ready-to-wear projects, too! Give the jeans a vintage-inspired look by using Sulky Filaine thread. This…