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    Quilt Pattern Debut – Red Skies at Night

    New Quilt Pattern by Jen Carlton Bailly for Sulky Red Skies at Night This quilt features curved piecing to create moon phases a fun stars. The stars are quilted using Sulky Sliver™ Metallic Thread, which is a sparkly addition that adds a cool special effect to the finished project. Take this pattern for a spin to learn expert techniques for piecing and sewing curves, sewing with different thread weights and, of course, sewing with specialty metallic thread. QUILT SUPPLIES Red Skies at Night Quilt Pattern Thread Sulky 60 wt. PolyLite™ (piecing) Sulky Sliver™ Metallic – Black (quilting on stars) Sulky 12 wt. Cotton – Cabernet (quilting) Organ® Needles Quilting Assortment…

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    Free-Motion Quilting FAQs with Eric Drexler

    Free-Motion Quilting FAQs Eric Drexler takes the fear out of free-motion quilting! Free-motion quilting may seem intimidating, but Sulky educator Eric Drexler makes it easy to attempt and even easier to enjoy with his “Fearless Free-Motion” Sulky courses. We asked Eric to answer the FAQs of FMQ (free-motion quilting) to inspire you to try it for yourself. Read on and kick off National Quilting Month with us. TAKE ME TO ERIC’S COURSES> THREAD FOR FREE-MOTION QUILTING Q: Do I have to use the same thread in the top and bobbin for FMQ? A: Not at all. You are “allowed” to use different types of thread in the needle and bobbin,…

  • FREE Sulky Webinar – Free Motion Doodling Celestial Wall Hanging

    When you’re finished piecing a quilt top or other project, do you wonder what you can do to take it from “meh” to WOW? Maybe you have a stack of unfinished quilt tops collecting dust in your closet? Or perhaps you need some fresh ideas to embellish wearable art, totes, and more. Introducing doodle quilting to the rescue! Learn how to apply the fun and simple process of doodling to free-motion quilting with confidence. In this webinar, Beth Bradley of Martingale Publishing, will show you how to make the quick and easy Celestial Wall Hanging. This simple wall hanging gives you lots of bite-size opportunities to practice doodling designs from…

  • Free-Motion Fun with Eric Drexler

    If you have seen any of Sulky National Educator and Free-Motion Guru, Eric Drexler’s work, then you know what an amazing artist he is. Last summer, he learned how to Zentangle®. The Zentangle Method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. When Eric learned it, he immediately thought, “I could do this with thread!” So he did! And he has created some amazing things. (Eric did the above pattern using a FriXion™ pen, but once ironed this amazing pattern is gone!  So, he figured out a way to get the pattern on the fabric and yet still keep it – learn his secret.) So…

  • Free-Motion Quilting With Sulky Metallic Threads – Practice Makes Perfect

      The question I get asked the very most is how I am able to sew and quilt, especially free-motion, with Sulky Metallic Threads so easily. Since I have learned how to use metallic threads, I use them in almost every project that I do. I have always been a girl who loves bling, so really, this is not a surprise! One of the things I love about Sulky Metallic Thread is it isn’t rough or stiff, so I am able to use it on just about anything and not worry that it will make my project too stiff. There is a secret to using metallic threads. Do you want to…

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