• Quilted Christmas Tree

    Quilted Christmas Tree with Thread Options

    Quilted Christmas Tree which thread to use? A quilted Christmas Tree is a great addition to your holiday décor. Plus, this pattern, O’ Christmas Tree by Material Girl Quilts, is a great canvas for more embellishment, such as Glowy or Metallic Threads, beading, ribbons or rickrack and more. Decorate your finished quilted Christmas Tree however you wish! Or leave it as-is and hang above the mantle. Which thread to use for this wall hanging is up to you, as there are so many options! However, for the piecing, a lightweight thread, such as Sulky 50 wt. Cotton, is best. This thread is long-staple, high-quality Egyptian Cotton (nothing but the best!).…

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  • Sew a Basic Apron

    Basic Apron to Sew – No Pattern Needed

    Basic Apron to Sew for anyone on your gift list Sew a basic apron by creating your own pattern right onto the fabric. Then, add machine embroidery to the center front to make a statement, show your favorite animal or sports team or celebrate a favorite holiday. This basic apron is easily completed in 30 minutes or less, save for the machine embroidery time, which depends on the complexity of the design you choose. Make the apron your own and add fun trim to the lower edge, contrasting and/or adjustable straps or a patch pocket. BASIC APRON SUPPLIES 5/8  yard of mediumweight fabric, such as lightweight canvas, twill or interfaced…

  • Sulky Holiday Gift Guide

    Sulky Holiday Gift Guide 2022

    Holiday Gift Guide The Sulky Holiday Gift Guide for 2022 is here! We’ve compiled some of our best-sellers, fun gifts and must-makes for this holiday season into one convenient lookbook for you to peruse. Take a look below, flip the pages and click on the images to grab the freebies, purchase products and more. GIFT LISTS Inside the gift guide, you’ll find fun projects to make for others this holiday season. Pl products that you can gift yourself or your sewing friends. I always draw a blank when my family and friends ask what I want for Christmas. I guess I just forget what I’ve been wanting all year long!…

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  • Fabric Grab Bags

    Fabric Grab Bags & More Black Friday Sewing Goodies

    Fabric Grab Bags & more Black Friday Goodies! Fabric grab bags, you ask? Yes, it’s true! We’ve got fabric grab bags with five 1-yard cuts of various fabric prints & solids ready and waiting for your next creative project! Plus, we have loads more Black Friday deals you won’t want to miss. FABRIC GRAB BAG DETAILS For only $19.99, and valued at $44.95, these fabric grab bags will go fast. We can all use more fabric, whether for in-the-hoop projects (try this one or this one), appliquéd mug rugs (like these), quilty wall hangings and table runners (like these and these), sample stitchouts and more! Each of the five 1-yard…

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  • Quilty Ornament Frames

    Quilted Ornament Frames for Holiday Gifting

    Quilted Ornament Frames by Heidi Pridemore   Create fun quilted ornament frames to hang on the tree, use as gift tags, or place at each plate on the table for a holiday feast. These ornaments feature vinyl pockets to hold photos and appliquéd holiday motifs embellished with sparkly metallic threads. The ornaments measure 5″ diameter. QUILTED ORNAMENT SUPPLIES FABRIC REQUIREMENTS A:  1/4 Yard of Blue Snowflakes or Cream Confetti B:  6” square of White C:  6” square of Bright Blue D:  6” square of Yellow E:  6” square of Hot Pink F:  6” square of Green G: 6” square of Purple ADDITIONAL ORNAMENT MATERIALS Sulky Perfect Appliqué™ Fusible Web Assorted…

  • tree collar

    DIY Tree Collar with Fabric Covered Cord

    DIY Tree Collar Make a DIY Tree Collar and put your fabric scraps to good use! If you remember the fabric covered cording used for sewing baskets and rugs, this is the same concept. However, there’s a hole in the center that’s big enough for your tree to fit inside. WHAT’S A TREE COLLAR? A tree collar is an updated take on a tree skirt. You’re probably seeing them in stores made out of various metals, plastics and basket materials. By making your own tree collar, you can customize the size and shape (oval or circle) and use up loads of fabric scraps in the process. Dive into your fabric…

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  • mini stocking to sew

    Mini Pet Stocking with Hand Embroidery

    Mini Pet Stocking Personalized with Holiday Cheer Hand Embroidery Whip up a mini pet stocking and personalize it with a name and adorable hand embroidered motif. This same stocking size works well as an advent garland, too! Create 12 mini stockings, string them together and add a gift for the 12 days of Christmas. SUPPLIES Sulky Felty™ (two sheets in desired color) coordinating print cotton fabric (lining) Holiday Cheer Hand Embroidery Kit (contains 10 spools of Sulky Cotton Petites™ Thread, one sheet of Felty, 10 hand embroidery designs and a sample of Sulky Stick ‘n Stitch™ with two printed designs) German Wooden Embroidery Hoop (optional) Hand Embroidery Needle Chalk Pencil…

  • Holiday Table Runner Videocast: Tinsel & Trimmings

    Create a Holiday Table Runner featuring hand or free-motion embroidery & quilting with fun threads HOLIDAY TABLE RUNNER VIDEOCAST Join us LIVE on October 11, 2022 at 2pm ET for this holiday table runner videocast! You’ll learn how to create a beautiful holiday table runner, featuring new embroidery designs by Gail Pan, a world-renowned embroidery, appliqué and quilt designer from Australia. REGISTER NOW> First, Gail will go over her adorable hand embroidery patterns while teaching a stress-free transfer method. You’ll learn basic hand embroidery stitches, proper spacing for stitches and more. Then, Ellen March will take you on a free-motion embroidery journey to recreate Gail’s designs by machine. She’ll use the same…

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  • Felt Advent Calendar

    Felt Advent Calendar with Holiday Cheer Embroidery

    Felt Advent Calendar a free pattern showcasing the Holiday Cheer Hand or Machine Embroidery Collection Count the days until Christmas with a fun felt advent calendar. This pattern comes together quickly and you decide what designs to feature on the pockets! ADVENT CALENDAR DESIGN OPTIONS Opt for our Holiday Cheer Hand Embroidery Kit, which includes a digital booklet full of ten patterns and reference materials, a sheet of Sulky Felty™, printed designs on Stick ‘n Stitch, and TEN spools of Sulky Cotton petites™ Thread. Or, choose machine embroidery and grab our Holiday Cheer Machine Embroidery Collection, which contains the ten designs digitized for 40 wt. Rayon Thread. The Holiday Cheer…

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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,…