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    Serger Education for Beginners & Beyond

    Serger Education – Your Guide for National Serger Month We can’t get enough of serger education, so we’re excited to dive right in for National Serger Month. If you don’t own a serger yet, now might be the time to add one to your sewing room and experiment with all the functions and fun stitches you can create with this multi-needle machine. And if you already own a serger, we may convince you to use it more often with our great serger education. About Sergers A serger is a sewing machine that typically has two needles at the top of the machine bed and two loopers underneath, inside the machine…

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    Holiday Pillow Wraps to Sew & Embroider

    Holiday Pillow Wraps How-Tos Create holiday pillow wraps that enable you to quickly swap your décor throughout the year. Choose a winter-themed machine embroidery alphabet collection to personalize the wraps with a monogram, name or holiday-specific saying. Download the free Holiday Pillow Wraps pattern and add it to your Sulky account for easy retrieval if it’s ever misplaced. Simply create an account (if you don’t have one already) and add the freebie to your cart. Go through the checkout and grab the download to save, print or view as you wish. The featured digital Winter Greens Machine Embroidery and Winter Greens Hand Embroidery Collection is available at sulky.com. The machine…

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    Embroidery Hoop Art – Easy Thanksgiving Décor

    EMBROIDERY HOOP ART WITH AUTUMN LEAVES Create hand embroidered wall art to display inside a wooden embroidery hoop to welcome in the fall leaves. Beautiful wool felt comes in pretty heathered shades, which work well for this project. But any stable fabric will work as well – even craft felt. The inspiration for this project is from Rebecca Greco’s Rainbow Felt Wreath, which is reimagined with different shapes of leaves and Sulky Blendables® 12 wt. Thread. HOOP ART SUPPLIES Autumn Leaves Template 8” German Wooden Embroidery Hoop Sulky Cotton Petites™ Thread (featured colors: Autumn & Milk Chocolate) 9” x 12” rectangle of wool felt (or other stable medium- to heavyweight…

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    Halloween Table Runner to Decorate Your Space with Spooky Fun

    Spooky Fun Halloween Table Runner designed by Melanie Call, a Bit of Scrap Stuff Create a Halloween table runner that’s perfect for decorating your space for spooky fun. This table runner features fussy cut Halloween motifs, but any fun fabric will do for the block creation. Note: If fussy cutting or working with a directional print, more fabric may be needed. Finished size: 17 1/2″ by 37 1/2″ Grab the instructions for this fun Halloween table runner on the quilting free projects page. Download and print them for future reference, if you like! The piecing comes together rather quickly, leaving you time to plan fun quilting designs. Choose a stippling…

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    Embroidery Blanks for Christmas Décor

    Embroidery Blanks for Christmas Blanks are the greatest invention for quick gifts and home décor. Embroidery blanks are designed to work with embroidery hoops so personalization is easy and effortless. Choose a favorite embroidery design to create customized embroidery blanks for Christmas décor and more. Read on to find an embroidery blank you like, and grab up several to make as gifts to get ahead on Christmas gift-making. Embroidery Blanks – Kitchen Towels A kitchen towel is basically a blank canvas that accepts any design you want to showcase. Choose an appliqué design and bring fabrics from your stash into the mix. Go with a phrase or song lyrics to…

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    Hanukkah Wall Hanging with Machine Embroidery

    Hanukkah Wall Hanging with Sulky Poly Star™ Thread Create a festive Hanukkah wall hanging with sparkle, created with Sulky Poly Star thread. The polyester thread has flecks of metallic running through it, making it the easiest metallic thread to sew. It’s a 30 wt. thread, so make some adjustments if using a machine embroidery design digitized for 40 wt. thread. SUPPLIES Cotton+Steel 50 wt. Thread by Sulky (construction) Sulky Bobbin thread (for embroidery) Winter Poly Star 6-pack Sampler or Silver Poly Star 6-pack Sampler Sulky 40 wt. Rayon thread Stabilizers: Sulky Tear-Easy™ & Soft ‘n Sheer™ Extra Organ Needles: 90/14 Embroidery (machine embroidery) & 70/10 Universal (construction) Fabric: Coordinating quilting…

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    Thanksgiving Placemats with Machine Embroidery

    Thanksgiving Placemats using Poly Star Thread by Ellen March Create a set of Thanksgiving placemats that showcase sparkly Poly Star™ thread embroideries. The large-scale line-art designs are easy to embroider with the 30 wt. thread, offering a touch of glitter and a pronounced texture to the placemats. Supplies listed are enough to make six Thanksgiving placemats measuring approximately 14” x 20”. THANKSGIVING PLACEMATS SUPPLIES Sulky Fall Poly Star™ 6-pack Sulky Soft ’n Sheer™ stabilizer KK 2000™ Temporary Spray Adhesive Sulky Bobbin Thread Designs by Juju Thanksgiving Folk Blocks machine embroidery collection (choose six 9” designs from the collection) 6 coordinating fat quarters of solid fabric 2 yards of pumpkin-print cotton…

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    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…

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    FREE Hand Embroidery Pattern for Place Mats

    Free Hand Embroidery Pattern for Place Mats Orange You Glad it’s Summer? Bring some yellows and oranges into your summer décor with this free hand embroidery pattern for place mats. Along with the free hand embroidery pattern, you’ll also get great tips for straight-line quilting. Download the free project PDF today and get started! SUPPLIES For Embroidery: Get the free designs on our Free Projects page here Sulky Stick ‘n Stitch™ – 8 1/2’’ x 11’’ – Printable Sheets Hand embroidery needle Small embroidery scissors Sulky 12 Wt. Cotton Petites – 50 yd. Spools in these colors: Almost Black Sunset Orange Flame For the Place Mats: Download the full instructions…

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    Secret Heart Pillow with Piecing & Quilting

    Secret Heart Pillow by Jennifer Strauser of Dizzy Quilter Create a secret heart pillow that has a zippered compartment for treats or notes. Use one fabric color for the secret heart or piece together coordinating Valentine-themed fabrics to create a 10 1/2″ panel for Piece A. This project is a great way to use a fun fat quarter bundle. Add some quilting using 50 wt. Cotton thread for texture and pops of color. SECRET HEART PILLOW SUPPLIES Sulky 50 wt. Cotton + Steel thread  (1) 10 ½” square of heart fabric (1) 10 ½” square of fabric (to back the quilted panel – it will not show, so use up…