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    Sewing Machine Applique for Quilts, Wall Hangings, Pouches & More

    Sewing Machine Appliqué FREE Appliqué Template for Quilts & Quilty Projects Use a free Sewing Machine Appliqué template to create a fun project that celebrates your love of sewing. Today is national Sewing Machine Day, so it’s time to give your BFF some love and attention and make something! APPLIQUÉ TEMPLATE PARTICULARS Let me begin by saying that the project I ended up with here, the Hemingway Pouch, was not the project I originally began making with this sewing machine appliqué template. But the beautiful thing about this template is that it is useful for a variety of projects! So when I had to pivot (more on this below), there…

  • Winter Draft Stopper

    Free Draft Stopper Pattern for Designer Decor

    Free Draft Stopper Pattern designed by Chelsea Briner, Sew Simple Home Keep cold drafts away with a weighted draft stopper that sits against a door lower edge. Add snowflake appliqués for a wintery accent. And use a pretty velvet fabric for a high-end look. Finished dimensions: 5” x 30”, 10 ½” circumference DRAFT STOPPER SUPPLIES ½ yard of 44”-wide or 1/3 yard of 60”-wide velvet upholstery fabric Snowflake appliqué pattern Roll of Sulky Felty™ (white) 12” length of ½”-wide bias piping tape (to match velvet fabric) 1-yard pack of Sulky Perfect Appliqué Fusible Web Sulky Thread: 30 wt. Poly Sparkle™ Thread – White with Silver Sparkle 40 wt. Poly Deco™…

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  • Fuzzy Heart Pillow

    Fuzzy Heart Pillow with Reverse Applique Techniques

    Fuzzy Heart Pillow Create a textured, fuzzy heart pillow using reversed appliqué methods and sparkly thread. This fuzzy pillow is a great accent to your Valentine’s Day décor and makes a sweet addition to a kid’s room. Finished size: 15” square FUZZY HEART PILLOW SUPPLIES Sulky Thread 30 wt. Poly Sparkle™ 50 wt. Cotton Organ® Needles size 90/14 Top Stitch size 70/10 Universal (2) 15½” squares of main fabric (quilting cotton or cotton sateen) 15½” square of lining fabric, such as muslin 9” square of plush fabric, such as Luxe Cuddle™, minkee, faux fur or high-pile fleece 9” square of Sulky Solvy® Stabilizer Spray starch Sulky KK 2000™ Temporary Spray…

  • owl themed holiday embroidery collection

    Owl Themed Holiday Designs at Sulky

    Have an Owl Themed Holiday Owl Be Home for Christmas – a NEW machine embroidery collection from Sulky! Owl be Home for Christmas is a collection of six owl themed holiday designs, perfect for stitched greeting cards, home décor, wearables, stockings and more. Each design comes in two sizes, for a 4×4 and 5×7 hoop. here is some inspiration for using these designs for Christmas in July – when we plan our makes for the holiday season! Featured Sulky Rayon Thread colors: 942-1119 Dk. Mauve 942-1190 Med Burgundy 942-1070 Gold 942-1819 Outback 942-1017 Pastel Peach 942-1001 Bright White 942- 1204 Pastel Jade 942-1284 Dk. Winter Sky 942-0580 Mint Julep 942-1517…

  • National Sewing Machine Day

    Celebrate Your Sewing Machine

    Celebrate Your Sewing Machine on National Sewing Machine Day! Tomorrow is National Sewing Machine Day, so celebrate your sewing machine with these fun projects & products! Sewing Room Wall Hanging This sewing machine appliqué is the focal point of our Quilty Wall Hanging, designed by Designs by Juju. Learn how the simple nine-patch block comes together, and then appliqué and quilt it in the hoop of your embroidery machine! Limited kits are available for the project, and the design files (for both appliqué designs AND multiple formats and orientations of the quilting files) are available with purchase of the Embroidery Sewing Session. Sewing is My Jam Patch Create a freestanding…

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  • embroidered mini pillow with USA embroidery

    USA Embroidery

    USA Embroidery USA Embroidery is the perfect embellishment for a variety of projects. Add USA embroidery to a small shelf pillow, complete with a pocket on the back for storing things like the TV remote for easy access, playing cards for outdoor entertainment or a note for a fallen soldier. Or create wall art to hang up for Memorial Day and July Fourth. Either way, add pom-pom fringe and specialty baubles for fun and whimsy. USA EMBROIDERY SUPPLIES Sulky Tear-Easy™ Stabilizer Sulky Stick ’n Stitch™ Stabilizer https://sulky.com/stick-n-stitch-8-12-x-11-printable-sheets Frame machine embroidery design, no larger than 6” x 6” (Such as Sulky’s Uncle Sam Frame design) https://sulky.com/uncle-sam-frame-machine-embroidery-design Sulky Rayon Thread (purchase the…

  • HOW TO ADD YARN COUCHING TO A PRETTY SPRING PILLOW

    Pillow with Yarn Couching

    Yarn Couching Pillow for Spring Experiment with yarn couching and create a springy pillow that literally says “hello.” The lettering is couched onto the pillow fabric using Sulky Invisible Thread, which allows the fuzzy yarn texture to take center stage. The pop of pom-pom fringe brings all the colors together with a fun accent for your couch or outdoor dining set. WHAT IS YARN COUCHING? Couching is a decorative technique whereby a fiber (yarn, in this case) is laid over a fabric and stitched in place. Many machine brands offer couching, sometimes called “braiding,” feet and/or attachments for your sewing machine that make the process even easier. There are several…

  • Trapunto Embroidery Basics

    What is Trapunto Embroidery

    Trapunto Embroidery 101 Learn all about trapunto embroidery techniques and how to achieve the look with pretty designs & fun thread. What is Trapunto Embroidery? Trapunto is a technique that provides a dimensional effect, similar to the puffiness of a quilt. Fabric is layered with batting before the stitching begins, so open areas of the design “puff” up, raising the fabric surface. Embroidery designs labeled as “trapunto” are digitized with this in mind. There are often knockdown stitches in areas of the design that compress the batting around larger motifs that are left open to accommodate the loft. Knockdown stitches consist of close stitches in the shape of circles, squares…

  • FLEECE PILLOW with FAUX FUR EMBROIDERY

    Sew a Fleece Pillow with Mammoth Fur Embroidery

    Sew a Fleece Pillow with “Mammothly Merry Christmas” Machine Embroidery Sew a fleece pillow for the holidays with our NEW Mammothly Merry Christmas Machine Embroidery Design. Brush the Sulky Filaine Threads in the design to fluff the wooly mammoth and create a faux fur effect! The supplies listed are enough to create one 12″ square pillow. FLEECE PILLOW SUPPLIES Sulky Mammothly Merry Christmas Machine Embroidery Design (by Jennifer Carson of Fur & Feather Friends) Magnetic embroidery hoop (optional, yet very helpful!) Sulky Stabilizer Sticky Fabri-Solvy™ Solvy® Sticky+™ Slitting Pen (optional; if not using a magnetic hoop) (2) 13″ squares of fleece fabric (1) 14″-long all-purpose polyester zipper 12″-square pillow form…

  • patriotic porch pillow

    Porch Pillows for Summer Nights

    Patriotic Porch Pillows Spend summer nights outdoors with decorative porch pillows. This pillow featured our Summer Nights machine embroidery design, part of our Uncle Sam Machine Embroidery Collection. The design is modified to include vinyl and fabric appliqués for a fun design element. Note that the featured design is NOT an appliqué design, but modified as such. PORCH PILLOWS SUPPLIES *Supplies listed are enough to make one 14″ square pillow. Uncle Sam Machine Embroidery Palette (includes 11 spools of Sulky Rayon & Poly Sparkle Thread and the Uncle Sam Machine Embroidery Collection; featured design is Uncle Sam: Summer Nights) Sulky Stiffy™ Stabilizer Organ® Needles: size 80/12 Top Stitch Sulky 40…

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