• 10 Water-Soluble Stabilizer FAQs with Patti Lee

    10 Water-Soluble Stabilizer Questions Answered Patti Lee, VP of Consumer Relations at Sulky of America, answers your questions all day, every day. She’s a true expert on Sulky products, so we asked Patti to share the 10 most common questions she receives about Sulky water-soluble stabilizers, including Solvy®, Super Solvy™, Ultra Solvy™ and Fabri-Solvy™. Here are the top 10 water-soluble stabilizer questions answered. Q: Why should I use a water-soluble stabilizer and where? A: Use it anywhere that dissolving the stabilizer would be preferable to tearing, cutting or heating it away. They are widely used in the following techniques: Quilting, computerized embroidery, lace work, buttonholes, thread sketching, as a time-saving…

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    Stabilizers for Quilting

    Choose the Right Stabilizers for Quilting Did you know you can use stabilizers for quilting? That’s right! Stabilizers aren’t just for machine embroidery. You can use stabilizers for quilting to achieve a more professional finish; provide a sturdy foundation for certain techniques; add thread count to lightweight fabrics without altering the drape or hand; and more. If you’ve ever struggled with taming a fabric while sewing, completing a pucker-free appliqué or creating straight stitches when quilting, this post is for you! Using stabilizers for quilting will change your quilting for the better. Soft ‘n Sheer™ This stabilizer is a lightweight cut-away variety that remains with the fabric after stitching through…

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    Paper Pieced Heart Quilt for Valentine’s Day & Beyond

    Paper Pieced Heart Quilt designed by Kelly Nagel Create a paper pieced heart quilt featuring heart appliques. This quilt is perfect for Valentine’s Day decor, a Mother’s Day gift or any time you want to express your love! Quilt Overview The hearts in this quilt are created with Sulky Paper Solvy™. This stabilizer comes in 8 1/2″ x 11″ sheets and can be run through your printer to transfer paper piecing patterns. Sew right through the paper and fabrics, and then wash away the stabilizer completely when piecing is complete! No more picking paper pieces out of small seams or intricate patterns! Another removal method, used for this quilt, is…

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    Paper Pieced Pumpkin Table Runner for Fall Decor

    Paper Pieced Pumpkin Table Runner by Vicki Holloway Create a paper pieced pumpkin table runner to display before Halloween and beyond! This table runner will take your decor into Thanksgiving with its pumpkin blocks and beautiful quilting. For this paper pieced pumpkin table runner, we’re repurposing the Apple Mug Rug pattern previously published and using different colored fabrics to turn the apple into a pumpkin. Don’t you just LOVE a dual-duty pattern? Me too! This one DOES have a slight variation with the pumpkin stem, so download the pumpkin here. SUPPLY LIST Sulky Paper Solvy 50 wt Cotton + Steel thread by Sulky (Cornsilk & Avocado; piecing & quilting) ⅛…

  • Emerald Gemstone Quilt Block + Rayon Threads for Quilting

    Treat yourself to a precious gem and make a gemstone quilt block! Paper piecing and quilting with rayon thread combine to make a gorgeous Emerald Gemstone Quilt Block. The emerald is May’s birthstone, but also one of the “big three” of colored stones. Emeralds are all the rage, with some people choosing them for engagement rings over the traditional diamond. MJ Kinman, designer and creator of the famous Gemstone Quilt blocks, hosted a webinar with us and explained her wild-motion quilting techniques. This quilting is what she prefers for her gemstone quilt blocks and it becomes a cathartic experience with its calming repetition. For paper piecing these intricate gemstone quilt…