• double gauze throw tutorial

    Double Gauze Throw with Pom-Pom Trim & Poly Star

    Double Gauze Throw Create a double gauze throw that’s quilted with Sulky Poly Star and trimmed with pom-pom fringe. The double gauze throw is a great lightweight coverup for chilly days. The thread provides a subtle bling that brings the party to this fun gift idea. Double gauze is a lightweight fabric with inherent “wrinkles” and texture. It makes a great baby blanket, flowy top and wall hanging. For this throw, a lightweight batting is used between the double gauze layers for added comfort and stability to support the 30 wt. Poly Star quilting. For more info on Sulky Poly Star thread, watch this! Double Gauze Throw Size: 45″ x…

  • serging with filaine

    Serging with Filaine Thread for Soft, Fuzzy Seams

    Serging with Filaine Thread by Linda McGehee of Ghee’s Sulky Filaine thread is a fuzzy heavyweight thread that gives a nice texture to seams and seam finishes. Serging with Filaine thread is a fun way to incorporate this softness into your projects. When paired with fleece, felted wool, woolens and other textured fabrics, serging with Filaine maintains the fabric hand along seams, both decorative and functional, while producing a strong lasting stitch. Linda McGehee, of Ghee’s Sewing Patterns & Notions, experimented with Filaine, using it in the serger loopers. She loved it so much that she taught a class at the Puyallup Sewing & Stitchery Expo all about how to…

  • Embroider Fleece – Machine Embroidery Series

    How to Embroider Fleece Embroider Fleece How to embroider fleece is one of the most asked questions. Here we explain the techniques so the fleece you embroider looks great every time. The term “fleece” truly means “the coat of sheep or other long-haired animals”.  However, much like the trade name “Xerox” is interchangeably associated with “copying a document”, “fleece” is now associated with several types of synthetic fabrics, all characterized by a some-what stretchable, soft, comfy, napped fabric. Fleece is available in a wide range of colors, to include many prints and comes in several weights, textures and price points.  More expensive fabrics will usually display a thicker, deeper nap…