• Free Fox Design + Fun Foxy Filaine Fleece Pillow Project

    Free Fox Design + Fringe Pillow Project by Katrina Walker Grab the Sulky free Fox Design, Filaine Fox, and snuggle up your foxy Valentine with a cuddly fleece pillow. Featuring the adorably fuzzy fox and lots of floppy fringe, this pillow is super fun and easy to create with Filaine thread and less than a yard of fleece! Note: The featured free fox design has fill areas that are digitized for 12 wt. acrylic Sulky Filaine Thread, for use with a size 100/16 needle. If you choose a different thread weight, the design will not fill properly. SUPPLIES Thread: Filaine™: 3424 Maple, 3406 Light Ecru, 3852 True Orange Bobbin Poly…

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    Holiday Pillow Pattern & Stocking Embroidery Design

    Holiday Pillow Pattern with Fur Stocking Machine Embroidery designed by Ellen March This holiday pillow pattern showcases machine embroidered appliquéd stockings that have a faux-fur cuff made completely with Sulky Filaine thread! After embroidery, the thread is brushed with the wire Filaine brush, to “bloom” the thread and create a faux-fur effect. Sulky Poly Sparkle™ thread is used for the stocking outline to add some festive sparkle. The 30 wt. thread is polyester with flecks of metallic running through it, so it’s the easiest metallic thread to sew! The pillowcase base is sewn in luxurious wool felt by The Felt Pod and is stuffed with Poly-Fil from Fairfield World. To…


    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…

  • July 4 Projects to Sew

    July 4th Projects to Sew: Décor + Wearables

    July 4th Projects to Sew: Décor + Wearables July 4th projects to sew don’t have to be fussy or complicated. It’s all about showing off our red, white and blue, but there are a few fun things you can throw into the mix, too. Read on to discover some of our favorite patriotic projects and find a fun freebie for your embroidery machine. July 4th Wearable Projects Matching family T-shirts are fun ready-made items to embroider for photo ops, family gatherings and watching fireworks. Try Sulky CRY® thread (CRY stands for Coated Reflective Yarn), and sprinkle some into a fun design to make your thread reflect light. When the fireworks…

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  • Butterflies in the Hoop Webinar

    Freestanding Butterflies in the Hoop – Free Webinar

    Freestanding Butterflies in the Hoop FREE Sulky Webinar Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at 2pm EDT Creating freestanding butterflies in the hoop of your embroidery machine is easy if you use the right stabilizer and follow the steps provided by the digitizer. You’re probably familiar with freestanding lace, which is another freestanding technique. This design is technically freestanding appliqué. Similar to making a patch in the hoop of your machine, creating this butterfly is made of mostly thread (like lace making) but with the addition of fabric. Choose different fabrics, from batiks to double-sided prints, to create all sorts of different butterflies! In our free webinar on June 9, 2020 at…

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  • Patriotic Pillow Project

    Patriotic Pillow Project + Tips for Sewing Pom-Pom Fringe

    Patriotic Pillow Project +tips for sewing pom-pom fringe Create a fun patriotic pillow with pom-pom fringe to celebrate Memorial Day, July 4th, or any day of the year! The featured Land that I Love design is included in the Red, White & You machine embroidery mini palette, which comes with six spools of thread, including 3 rayon, 1 white Glowy™, 1 Original Metallic and 1 spool of white bobbin thread. Finished pillow measures approximately 14″ square. SUPPLIES FOR PATRIOTIC PILLOW Red, White & You machine embroidery mini palette (a link for 6 designs included with purchase!) Sulky Tear-Easy™ stabilizer Neutral Cotton+Steel® thread by Sulky (for construction) Assorted Organ® embroidery needle…

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    Cross-Stitch Pillow Project + New Video Series

    Counted Cross-Stitch Pillow by Chrissy Callahan or TurtleBunny Creations   Cross-stitch is making a comeback (or did it ever leave?)! We’re loving all the cross-stitch creations being made with Sulky 12 wt. Cotton Petites Thread. Yes, that’s right! You can use Sulky Cotton Petites (solids and Blendables®) for all handwork projects, including cross-stitch. One strand of this thread equals two strands of traditional embroidery floss. And, it comes on a snap spool, meaning you can pop the top of the spool up to store the thread end after it’s cut. No more messing around with tangled floss! After handwork, you can then use the thread on your machine, too. About…

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    Quilt Block Pillow with Hand Embroidered Center Block

    Quilt Block Pillow Making a quilt block pillow is a great entry into quilting. If you don’t want to commit to making an entire quilt right off the bat, making one block helps you understand quilting fundamentals. If you’re a quilting pro, experimenting with different block patterns is a great way to discover new fabric or color combinations for future quilts. Perhaps you don’t have enough fabric to turn that one block experiment into a full-fledged quilt. Or maybe your experiment turned into something you’d love to showcase in another way. What to do with one-off blocks? Turn them into pillows! Better yet, add hand embroidery to make a statement…

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    Give Thanks Pillow with Embroidery Made Easy

    Give Thanks Pillow by Ellen March This Give Thanks Pillow is a great last-minute decoration for Thanksgiving. Whether you’re planning on hosting the big day or staying in, this Give Thanks pillow sets a nice tone for the season. Add a zipper to the cover to easily remove the cover when swapping decor for different holidays. SUPPLIES 1/2 yard of medium-weight fabric or 14″ square pillow blank 14″ pillow form Tear-Easy™ Stabilizer Poly Deco™ thread (construction) 40 wt Rayon thread (machine embroidery) Machine embroidery design (approx 6″x9″; such as Give Thanks by Urban Threads) 14″ all-purpose zipper (optional; if not using pillow blank) GIVE THANKS EMBROIDERY If using fabric yardage,…

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    Embroidered Velvet Pillow with Holly Designs

    Elegant Embroidered Velvet Pillow by Katrina Walker Add extra elegance to your holiday décor with a luxuriously embellished embroidered velvet pillow. Festive holly and mistletoe embroidery give a spark of color, and a wide lace border makes a dramatic statement. Follow these steps for a fabulous look that is easy to sew using Sulky Sticky+ stabilizer to tame the shifty velvet. SUPPLIES Fabric: 1/2 yard 44″ wide velvet or velveteen Trim: 2 yards wide lace fringe trim Pillow: 16″x16″ pillow form Thread: Sulky Machine Embroidery Holly Palette (Optional: Sulky Original Metallic thread in Gold); black Sulky bobbin thread Embroidery Designs: Sulky Machine Embroidery Holly Palette Stabilizer: Sulky Sticky+, Sulky Solvy…