• Machine Appliqué Tips Part II

    This series is written by guest blogger, Pamela Cox. Pamela is an expert embroiderer, designer, digitizer and all around wonderful girl! We are so happy to have her contributing to the Sulky Blog! In my previous Sulky® Blog post, you discovered that machine-embroidered Appliqué Designs stitch up quickly and are fun to create, combining different textures and prints of fabrics. The only “rules” cited for this process was to follow the digitizer’s directions: Understand what each color stop represents Follow the digitizer’s stitching order Do not color-sort/combine threads colors However, sometimes being a bit naughty and “coloring outside of the lines” produces a new twist to a design. Appliqués use…

  • Machine Embroidery Series – Terry Cloth

    This series is written by guest blogger Pamela Cox. Pamela is an expert embroiderer, designer, digitizer and all around wonderful girl! We are so happy to have her contributing to the Sulky Blog!       Terry Cloth Terry cloth is a fabric characterized by long loops on both sides and most often noted for its usage in towels.  The long loops whisk away moisture, hence making it the perfect choice for towels, but terry cloth is also great for sports related items (head bands, sweat jackets or swim cover-ups) as well as bathrobes, baby bibs and burp cloths.  Although the “loops” of terry cloth provide a great service, this…

  • Behind the scenes of filming Artistry in Applique

    Back in March, I had the pleasure to go to Denver, Colorado, with Sulky Director of Education, Ellen Osten, and Sulky National Educator, Eric Drexler, to film some new online classes that are now available, Artistry in Applique. This is the first time I had done anything like this so I wasn’t sure what to expect. Filming an online class is VERY different from writing a blog or public speaking. When you are filming, you have to have separate pieces prepared for each step of the project. On a blog, you just take pictures as you go. When speaking to a group of people in person, you can look people in the eye, you…