• Summer Ice Cream Flag

    Ice Cream Embroidery on Garden Flag

    Ice Cream Embroidery to celebrate National Ice Cream Day! Ice cream embroidery designs are the cherry on the sundae of National Ice Cream Day! We’re celebrating this momentous day with a summery garden flag and a big scoop of chocolate on a sugar cone. How about you? Finished size: 12″ x 13 1/2″ ICE CREAM FLAG SUPPLIES 16 1/2″ x 27″ rectangle of ripstop vinyl Sulky Felty™ (colors according to chosen design) Sulky Soft ‘n Sheer™ Stabilizer Hello Summer Machine Embroidery Palette (comes with 6 designs in 3 sizes & 10 spools of Sulky Rayon Thread) Additional Thread: 60 wt. Bobbin, Invisible (optional) & Poly Deco™ (construction) Organ™ Microtex Needles…

  • make a bike bag for a patriotic parade

    Bike Bucket Bag for a Patriotic Parade

    Bike Bucket Bag A bike bucket bag is a great accessory if you’re headed to a patriotic bike parade to celebrate July 4. Start with the free Bike Bucket pattern by Noodlehead and add a machine embroidery motif! Try our Ride with Pride design. Further customize the bike bucket bag with a name, monogram or fun saying and make one for everyone in the family. BIKE BUCKET BAG SUPPLIES Bike Bucket Pattern Sulky Soft ‘n Sheer Extra™ Stabilizer Uncle Sam Machine Embroidery Palette (includes 7 spools of Sulky Rayon Thread, 4 spools of Sulky Poly Sparkle™ Thread and 6 patriotic-themed designs in 3 sizes) Sulky Thread: Poly Deco™ (construction) &…

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  • drawstring bag

    Nylon Drawstring Bag with Machine Embroidery

    Nylon Drawstring Bag how to sew the perfect summer accessory Create a simple drawstring bag with a few designer details and personalize it with machine embroidery. This is the go-to summer accessory to fit swimwear, flipflops and sunnies for a day at the beach. DRAWSTRING BAG SUPPLIES Sulky Stabilizer: Soft ’n Sheer™ KK 2000™ Temporary Spray Adhesive Hello Summer Machine Embroidery Palette (includes 10 spools of Sulky Rayon Thread & 6 machine embroidery designs in 3 sizes) Sulky Thread: Poly Deco™ Thread (construction) & Bobbin (machine embroidery) Organ® Needles: size 70/10 Microtex or 75/11 Embroidery ½ yard of 60”-wide ripstop nylon fabric 2¼” x 9” rectangle of heavy-duty vinyl or…

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  • fabric food tent

    Fabric Food Tent for Summer Picnics & More

    Fabric Food Tent Create a fabric food tent to protect picnic foods from the elements. A mesh fabric gusset allows the food to “breathe” without critters having access inside. And fun machine embroidery personalizes the food tent and adds pops of color. The project was inspired by the Sallie Tomato Cora teapot cozy pattern. FOOD TENT SUPPLIES Sulky Thread: Poly Deco™ Thread (construction) & Bobbin (machine embroidery) Hello Summer Machine Embroidery Palette (includes 10 spools of Sulky Rayon Thread & 6 machine embroidery designs in 3 sizes) KK 2000™ Temporary Spray Adhesive Soft ’n Sheer™ Extra Stabilizer (2) coordinating fat quarters of quilting cotton fabric (outer & lining) (1) fat…

  • Quilted Garden Flag with Machine Embroidery

    Quilted Garden Flag Stitch a springy quilted garden flag to display with your emerging flowers and veggies. This festive flag features machine embroidery, tiny piecing and quilting. If you don’t have a flag stake, the project easily converts to a wall hanging. Finished size: 11 1/2″ x 17 1/2″ GARDEN FLAG SUPPLIES Spring Garden Flag Pattern (it’s free!) Sulky Soft ’n Sheer™ Extra Stabilizer Sulky Soft ’n Sheer™ Stabilizer Low-loft cotton or polyester batting Fabric 1 fat quarter of solid cotton fabric (such as Kona® Cotton) 12” x 24” rectangle of print cotton fabric (backing) (2) 2” x 24” rectangles of floral print cotton fabric (petal piecing) ¼ yard of…

  • HOW TO EMBROIDER A ROBE

    How to Embroider a Robe – Plush Fleece or Bamboo Knit

    Embroider a Robe for Comfy Lounging in Style Embroider a robe to add a personalized touch. Monograms are great embroidery design choices, as are sleepy-themed designs, such as moons, stars and even music notes. Vintage Celestial Sun & Moon Design from Urban Threads Fantasy Letter E from Urban Threads For plush robes, choose designs with medium to heavy stitch fills, as line-art style designs may get lost in the fabric pile. For knit robes, choose a lighter stitch fill or line-art style design to avoid bulletproof embroideries that don’t move with the fabric. Monograms that have embossed effects (or “knockout” effects) are especially nice on super plush, fleece robes. A…

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  • in-the-hoop Mug Rug for Halloween

    Make a Halloween Mug Rug – In the Hoop!

    Halloween Mug Rug made in the hoop of your embroidery machine! Yes, you can make a Halloween mug rug in the hoop of your embroidery machine! Follow the steps of the design, adding fabric as you change thread colors. We’ll show you how in our newest FREE Webcast with Desiree Habicht of Desiree’s Designs. If you’re asking yourself, “What’s a Mug Rug?” You’ll find out by registering for the event! MOONLIGHT SERENADE MUG RUG This adorable Halloween mug rug, designed by Desiree’s Designs, features a cat, moon, spider and jack-o-lantern – all great motifs for Halloween! The best part is that the design also works for a small pillow or…

  • end to end quilting

    End-to-End Quilting with Designs by Juju + Free Design to Try

    End-to-End Quilting Designs for quilting in-the-hoop of your embroidery machine! Our friends at Designs by Juju have designed End-to-End Quilting designs so we can quilt-in-the hoop of our embroidery machines, opening up tons of opportunities to personalize our quilts and quilty projects. The designs are sized for different hoop parameters, too! They have graciously provided a FREE end-to-end quilting design JUST FOR SULKY READERS! (Find the download at the end of this post.) Read on for some tips for working with these designs and thread recommendations for creating beautiful stitches. Then try your hand at the techniques using your design freebie! Above music and flamingo photos courtesy of Becky Thompson, Power Tools…

  • Hanukkah Wall Hanging

    Hanukkah Wall Hanging with Machine Embroidery

    Hanukkah Wall Hanging with Sulky Poly Star™ Thread Create a festive Hanukkah wall hanging with sparkle, created with Sulky Poly Star thread. The polyester thread has flecks of metallic running through it, making it the easiest metallic thread to sew. It’s a 30 wt. thread, so make some adjustments if using a machine embroidery design digitized for 40 wt. thread. SUPPLIES Cotton+Steel 50 wt. Thread by Sulky (construction) Sulky Bobbin thread (for embroidery) Winter Poly Star 6-pack Sampler or Silver Poly Star 6-pack Sampler Sulky 40 wt. Rayon thread Stabilizers: Sulky Tear-Easy™ & Soft ‘n Sheer™ Extra Organ Needles: 90/14 Embroidery (machine embroidery) & 70/10 Universal (construction) Fabric: Coordinating quilting…

  • Halloween wall hanging

    Halloween Wall Hanging with Free Trick-or-Treat Design

    Halloween Wall Hanging Create a Halloween wall hanging to place on your front door or inside to complement festive décor. The featured wall hanging embroidery design is easily done by hand or machine. Grab the free design for either handwork or machine embroidery and start stitching! SUPPLIES 50 wt. Cotton + Steel thread by Sulky (753-1005 Black) Assorted quilting cotton fabrics (Featured fabrics coordinate with the Sulky Happy Halloween Table Runner) A: 8” x 10” rectangle (for embroidered center panel B: (2) 2” x 8” strips & (2) 2” x 13” strips (center panel borders) C: (2) 2” x 10 ½” strips & (2) 2” x 16” strips (outer borders)…