• Amy Ellis Scrappy Stella Block

    Scrappy Quilt Block by Amy Ellis

    Amy Ellis shares her tutorial for the Scrappy Quilt Block in today’s Sulky Block Party installment. About Amy Amy Ellis is an author, designer, quiltmaker, co-founder of Curated Quilts, and host of #IGQuiltFest on Instagram.  Her books include Modern Basics, Modern Basics II, Modern Neutrals, Think Big! and Modern Heritage Quilts. She blogs at AmysCreativeSide.com and is always busy with a new project. AmysCreativeSide.com instagram.com/amyscreativeside facebook.com/amyscreativeside CuratedQuilts.com Scrappy Quilt Block Learn how to make Amy’s Scrappy Stella Quilt Block for a new twist on an old favorite! From Amy: I love taking a recognizable block and updating it with a twist, like made-fabric instead of using a single fabric in…

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    Make a Batik Quilt Block with the Sulky Block Party

    How to Make a Batik Quilt Block with Foundation Piecing   Learn how to make a batik quilt block with sharp points using Sulky thread for quality and strength. Lori Baker shows you how. Lori Baker, acquisitions editor for The Quilting Company and editor of Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting, has been sewing “nearly forever.” She makes garments, quilts, home decor projects, and whatever else she can dream up. Her latest adventure is co-hosting a podcast for The Quilting Company.  She’s an expert on sewing machines and loves the quilt-making process from the start to long-arming her own quilts. from Lori: Batik fabrics are great for quilt designs. Even if…

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    Make a Mandala Quilt Block

    Block Party: How to Make a Mandala Quilt Block To launch the Sulky block party, Karie Jewell shares how to make a mandala-inspired quilt block. Learn how to incorporate mandala-inspired design into your quilt from Karie Jewell. She’s been creating her own designs since a friend handed her a rotary cutter and asked her to “figure this out.” Twenty-seven years and over 80 published patterns later, Karie is still designing for every skill level, with no plans to stop any time soon. Co-founder of Two Kwik Quilters, Karie is excited to move into 2019 with a new name, new look, and new projects for today’s quilter. from Karie: I’m so excited to share…

  • Wild-Motion Quilting

    Wild-Motion Quilting Free Webinar With MJ Kinman – Textile Artist Learn the step-by-step process of wild-motion quilting with MJ Kinman, Nationally Know Artist, Quilting, and Designer in our Free Webinar. Wild-Motion quilting is a technique that MJ has perfected and features on her award-winning gem-stone quilts. In this free, 1-hour webcast you will learn the concepts behind Wild-Motion Quilting, while MJ teaches you step-by-step her entire process. Plus, you’ll learn how to apply these concepts to any quilt, including MJ’s amazing gem-stone quilts.   March 12, 2019 2:00 pm EDT Can’t make it? You can still sign up and watch it on-demand following the initial broadcast! What you’ll learn: The…

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    National Quilting Month + Quilt Block Party Kickoff

    Yay! It’s National Quilting Month and we’re having a Quilt Block Party! For the inaugural quilt block party, we’ve invited some of our favorite quilters, and non-quilters, in the industry to participate. In the first-ever Sulky Block Party, we’ll bring you a variety of quilt blocks that celebrate every type of quilter: modern, traditional, hand-or machine-quilters, art quilters and more. Each block will represent who the quilter is as a designer and what products they love to work with most. I’m confident the Block Party inspiration will fill you up and have you itching to create a quilt, whether it be your very first or one of thousands. The fun…

  • Featured Artist: Stephanie Kendron of Modern Sewciety

    Featured Artist: Stephanie Kendron of Modern Sewciety Podcast Learn about Stephanie Kendron and how she uses Sulky products to make her projects shine. We’re thrilled to introduce our newest Featured Artist, Stephanie Kendron. Stephanie is a fantastic sewist and the host of the Modern Sewciety podcast. If you haven’t given her podcast a listen, you REALLY should! She chats with creatives in the sewing industry, getting all the latest trends, tips, and information to inspire sewists from beginners to experts. Stephanie has been featured in magazines such as Love Patchwork & Quilting, Sew News, Modern Quilts, and Sewing World, to name a few. We had HER sit in the guest…

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    Travel More this Year & Take a Sewing Vacation

    Take a Sewing Vacation & Travel More This Year New Year’s resolution: sewing vacation! To avoid a resolution that’s unattainable, I like to keep it simple and vow to simply sew more, have more fun, spend more time with the kids…things like this. This year my New Year’s resolution is to take a sewing vacation. I’m vowing to feed my passions by traveling more and absorbing inspiration from other cultures, other cities, and other people. I’ve been very lucky in my career to experience many sewing “vacations,” quilting shows, and events. There’s nothing that rejuvenates your love of sewing, crafting and quilting quite like a sewing or quilting vacation: being…

  • 2018 Houston Quilt Festival Winners

    The 2018 Houston Quilt Festival is underway and the winners of the quilt show were just announced! Drum roll, please…. Best of Show Sponsored by Handi Quilter Winner: Sherry Reynolds – “Eternal Beauty” Abstract, Large Sponsored by Elna First Place: Eunjoo An – “A Self-Portrait in an Ancient Bronze Mirror” Abstract, Small Sponsored by Benartex First Place: Shirley Gisi – “Cool Jazz” Alternative Techniques Sponsored by Madeira Thread First Place: Aki Sakai – “Small Happy Crazy Quilt” We’d like to give a special congratulations to one of our Sulky Designers, Karlee Porter, who won 3rd place in this category with her incredible quilt titled “The Royal Huntress”. The quilt took…

  • Why Blendables are the Bomb for Quilting

    “You will love the intriguing results you get with Sulky 30 Wt. Cotton Blendables Thread.” I remember being in a quilting class when I heard this statement. Honestly, my interest was peaked because of the word ‘intriguing’. I would never have described my quilting that way, but gosh, I sure wanted my quilting to be intriguing! So, I got some Sulky 30 Wt. Cotton Blendables Thread and tried them out. Before I tell you my thoughts on them, let me tell you a bit about the thread itself. Blendables are different from other variegated threads for several reasons: They are a masterful blend of different colors within the same range of tone and intensity…

  • “Raven Captures the Sun” Art Quilt

    “Raven Captures the Sun” Art Quilt by Chris Eichner Did you know that according to an ancient legend, the solar eclipse occurs when a Raven “captures” the sun? This legend became the inspiration for Chris Eichner – Fiber Artist, Designer, and Sulky Certified Teacher – and her award-winning art quilt “The Raven Captures the Sun”. “The quilt originated from a challenge to ‘Thread Heads’, which is a group of fiber artists that I’m a member of in Seneca, South Carolina. We were asked by Duke Energy Nuclear Power Plant to create art quilts for display for the month of August, which would represent the solar eclipse on August 21, 2017.” says…