• Irish Chain Quilt

    Irish Chain Quilt & Trip to Ireland

    Irish Chain Quilt Tutorial An Irish Chain Quilt is a traditional quilt pattern, with three varieties to choose from: Single Irish Chain, Double Irish Chain or Triple Irish Chain. In this quilting tutorial, we’ll focus on the Single Irish Chain Quilt, as it’s the easiest of the three. This is a great beginner quilt pattern, and also great for using up scraps. We’ll explore this Irish Chain Quilt pattern because: It’s National Quilting Month, so let’s learn something new! We’re headed to Ireland in July with Craftours! It’s a trip of a lifetime that you can take with us, too. CHECK IT OUT>> It’s March and we’re channeling our inner…

  • Give the Gift of Travel with Sulky

    The Gift of Travel The gift of travel is the greatest gift of all! Experiences, rather than things, are far better for our mental health, education and personal fulfillment. And travel is even better when you’re with like-minded people who love to sew, craft and create. It certainly makes seeking out fabric stores much more fun. Check out our 2024 and 2025 travel opportunities and put them on your gift list! Santa just might make your dreams come true this year! PREVIOUS SULKY TRAVEL TOURS We recently returned from our Sulky + Craftours London tour, which was a sold-out tour! Everyone had a great time and got along so nicely.…

  • 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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    Smart Packing – Sewing Projects that Make it Easier

    Smart Packing Ideas Smart packing is more and more necessary as airlines charge heftier fees for luggage and car space is increasingly limited. Thankfully, we can use our sewing talents to whip up some pouches, totes and bags that help us stay organized and pack like a pro. Whether you’re actually going on a trip (coming to Europe with us, anyone?) or simply trying to tidy up your storage space or sewing room, these smart packing tips and projects are for YOU! PACKING SOLUTIONS FOR SMALL ITEMS Zippered pouches are the obvious choice for corralling small items, such as toiletries, makeup and the like. But clear zippered pockets are game…

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    Crafty Vacation Destinations for 2022

    Take a Crafty Vacation Check out our Destinations in 2022 with Craftours! Join us September 2022 for a trip of a lifetime! Sulky is partnering again with Craftours, the leading craft destination travel company, to bring you our 35th anniversary tour! Read on to learn more, and click HERE to register! We have one year to plan, which means you can start a payment plan through Craftours and work your way to Europe in monthly payments! Contact Craftours for payment details. This trip has it all – a stay at a small village as well as a bustling city so you get the best of both worlds. VACATION DETAILS I’ll…

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  • Germany with Craftours!

    Off to Germany with Craftours! Join us in 2020

    And we’re off to Germany with Craftours! Our Germany with Craftours adventure begins in Frankfurt, where we will land early tomorrow morning. Upon arriving, we’ll have a panoramic tour and go shopping at our first Christmas market. I’m excited to meet everyone at our welcome dinner,  where we will all learn a bit about each other and toast to a wonderful trip ahead! GERMANY WITH CRAFTOURS DETAILS We’ll visit the Sulky thread factory in Stockstadt on our trip to Germany with Craftours. There we will watch how Sulky thread is made and twisted. I visited this facility in 2009 and I am excited to return. The following days will be…

  • Germany trip with Sulky

    Take a Germany Trip with Sulky for your Sewing Vacation

    The Germany trip with Sulky registration closes soon! Have you ever taken a sewing vacation? A vacation where you’re surrounded by fellow sewists, quilters and crafters? It’s so nice to meet people from all over the country who are interested in the same things you are. These are fast friends that we sit on the bus with, chat about our past experiences with, hand sew or hand quilt a little project with while venturing from place to place, experience different parts of the world with, eat different cuisine with, and get inspired for our future projects. Don’t you want to make this apple strudel (or at least EAT it!)? I’m…

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