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    Needle Case for Safe & Pretty Storage

    Needle Case – Free Pattern! designed by Chelsea Briner, Sew Simple Home This quick-and-easy needle case is a fun project that houses your sewing needles and protects them, too. Add hand embroidery elements to the case front for a bit of personalization and pops of color. Print the included design or a design of your choice onto Sticky Fabri-Solvy or Stick ‘n Stitch to easily transfer the design and stitch through all layers before removing under running water. GRAB THE FREE PATTERN> Celebrate National Sewing Month by creating this Needle Case to keep your most-used needles safe, organized and stylish, too! If desired, add machine embroidery instead of hand embroidery…

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    How to Embroider a Can Koozie Blank

    Embroider a Can Koozie Learn how to embroider a can koozie with this quick tutorial. A can koozie makes a great gift for Father’s Day, birthdays or any time of year. Find a fun design that fits the can koozie front or use software to resize a design to fit. CAN KOOZIE SUPPLIES Can Koozie Blank (SPOILER ALERT: find one in our 35th Anniversary Mystery Box! Available for purchase on 6/17/22!) Sulky Rayon or Poly Deco™ Thread (machine embroidery; colors according to chosen embroidery design) Poly Deco™ Thread (construction; one spool for sewing machine, 3 or 4 spools for serging) 60 wt. Bobbin or PolyLite™ Thread Organ® 90/14 Embroidery Needles…

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    Easy Baby Quilt for Beginners to Sew

    Make an Easy Baby Quilt using fat quarters! Give the gift of an easy baby quilt to a new mom! Start with this free quilt pattern from Sew Can She, and personalize it in numerous ways. Grab the Blooms & Breezes 50 wt. Cotton Thread Palette for Quilting to have 10 thread spools in shades that are perfect for a baby of either gender. With blues, pinks, purples and teals, you’ll be able to switch threads based on your chosen fabrics for each block. In addition to quilting, use this thread for piecing, creating crisp seams and strong joins. SUPPLIES Sulky Blooms & Breezes 50 wt. Cotton Thread Palette for…

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    Embroider Blanks for Teacher Gifts

    How to Embroider Blanks for Teacher Gifts Learn how to embroider blanks to create teacher gifts that have a handmade touch. Hand towels, pillows and even T-shirts make great gifts for teachers who have been tirelessly adapting and changing their teaching styles all year long. Show how much you appreciate the teachers in your life and gift them a personalized present. Plus, learn how easy it is to embroider blanks in the process. Embroider the same gift assembly-line style or grab several different types of blanks so everyone gets something different. WHAT YOU NEED Embroidery blank, such as a hand towel, pillow cover, zipper pouch Stabilizer: Sulky Sticky+™ or Sulky…

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    Free-Motion Quilting for Beginners & More

    Free-Motion Quilting 101 Free-motion quilting is an often intimidating subject for many quilters. Just the thought of lowering the feed dogs of the sewing machine can put people in a panic! Read on to discover some great resources for free-motion quilting and have confidence to create your first free-motion quilt. WHAT IS FREE-MOTION QUILTING? Anytime you hear or read the term “free-motion,” this means you are moving the fabric between the presser foot and feed dogs. You are in control of the movement of the fabric, whether that is slow or fast, in any direction. Yes, any direction: side to side, backwards, forwards! The speed in which you move the…

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    Dandelion Quilt with Appliqué for Spring – Free Pattern

    Dandelion Quilt Create a Dandelion Quilt to showcase the coming of spring! This Dandelion Quilt pattern includes loads of quilting techniques, starting with raw-edge appliqué with Sulky Sticky Fabri-Solvy™, textured threads (Sulky Filaine™) for dimension, long-arm quilting with Sulky Blendables® Thread and binding by hand or machine. PATTERN PARTICULARS The Dandelion Quilt pattern provides instructions for enlarging the FREE Dandelion hand embroidery pattern to create your own appliqué template. A Daylight Wafer Light Box helps create each appliqué piece without needing to print the design multiple times. Use a standard printer and enlarge in increments until the desired size is achieved. Or, print out the Dandelion pattern at 100%, grid…

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    How to Sew a Scrunchie with Sulky

    Learn How to Sew a Scrunchie by Emily Thompson of Life Sew Savory Want to learn how to sew a scrunchie? It’s super easy, using a few supplies and a simple sewing machine. Grab some knit fabric, elastic and fun trim and create one in every color! This easy sewing project is a great beginner project or one to make with kids. Plus you get to use and wear it when you finish. SUPPLIES 4″ x 22″ rectangle of knit fabric 21-1/2″ length of mini pom-pom trim or trim of your choice ¼”-wide elastic in 8″ or 9” length, depending on hair thickness Matching Cotton+Steel Thread by Sulky Sulky Sticky…

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    Monogram Machine Embroidery on Beach Towels

    Monogram Machine Embroidery on Beach Towels Monogram machine embroidery designs are plentiful on the internet. It’s difficult to decide which design to choose with all the options available. When embroidering towels or other heavily napped fabrics, an embossed monogram machine embroidery design is a great choice. Embossed Monogram Machine Embroidery An embossed monogram machine embroidery design results in a technique similar to trapunto. However, instead of adding a layer of batting between fabric layers to add dimension to the design, the heavyweight toweling acts as the raised portion of the design. The surrounding threads tame the fabric nap and open areas are left as the “loft” to create the 3-D…

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    Machine Embroidery Fonts + Wall Art Project

    Fun with Machine Embroidery Fonts Lettering designs are some of the most fun machine embroidery designs out there because you truly have the freedom to personalize any creation with a name, monogram or phrase. Scroll through the built-in fonts on your machine or find fun machine embroidery fonts online to play with and create hanging wall art for any occasion or season. SUPPLIES Sulky 40 wt. Rayon thread (featured colors from Flesh-tone Collection) Bobbin thread (white or black, depending on the upper thread color and/or fabric color) Sulky 30 wt. cotton Blendables (featured color: Parchment) Sulky stabilizers: Sticky Fabri-Solvy™ & Tear-Easy™ Two 5″ x 14″ rectangles of quilting-cotton fabric (for…

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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…