• Starline Quilt Block

    Starline Quilt Block – Jacquie Gehring

    Starline Quilt Block Create this Starline Quilt Block and use heavyweight thread so the quilting really pops. Combine the blocks into a starburst for a truly striking work of art. designed by Jacquie Gehring Jacquie is a passionate modern quilt designer, maker and teacher. She is known for her innovative designs, striking message quilts and unique style. Jacquie co-authored Quilting Modern: Techniques and Projects for Improvisational Quilts and her book, Walk: Master Machine Quilting With Your Walking Foot is a comprehensive guide to all things walking foot quilting.  She is a leader in and advocate for the modern quilting movement. The International Association of Creative Arts Professionals named her Quilt Teacher of the Year for…

  • choosing the right thread

    Cotton Thread & When to Use It

    When to Use Cotton Thread & Why Choosing the right thread for your project is an important factor that determines the final look, feel, and oftentimes longevity, of the project. With so many choices, how do we decide? Sheen I think about thread sheen the same way I would if I were choosing paint for a room. Do you want the thread to shine, glisten, reflect light, look slick, matte or textured? These decisions will determine how to choose the right thread for your project, specifically whether you choose between rayon and cotton. Strength When choosing the right thread, decide if you need the thread to hold up to heavyweight…

  • no sew wreath

    No-Sew Wreath with Thread Wrapped Letter

    No Sew Wreath Make a no-sew wreath in no time! This month, we’re decorating with wreaths to fill the holiday-decor void. We’ve had a colorful wreath made of thread spools, a snowflake wreath made with freestanding lace snowflake embroidery designs, and now a no-sew wreath composed of a wooden letter wrapped in thread. Make your own no-sew wreath to add some cheer to your front door, with a little or a lot of color. Sulky 12 wt. cotton Petites make quick work of winding the wooden letter, which can be found in a craft or hobby store (I found mine at the Target dollar bin!). For your no-sew wreath, choose…

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  • Build Your Collection: New Sulky Thread Packs + 20% off Sale

    Build Your Thread Collection: New Sulky Thread Packs + 20% off Sale We’ve been busy creating all-new thread packs to help you grow your own thread collections.  From names like Favorites, to The Essentials, to Grooviest and Majestic, these 22 New Thread Packs have got it all! If you are into convenience and saving money, (You save 15-20% when you buy any Sulky Thread Pack versus buying individual spools!) you will definitely want to check out all of Sulky’s Thread Packs: Samplers, Assortments, and Collections.  Let me start by first breaking down our “Packs” for you…. Samplers First, we have our Samplers, which contain 6 spools of thread.  These are perfect…

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  • Big Stitch Quilting with Sulky 12 Wt. Cotton Thread

    I have to be honest, I had always looked at beautifully hand-quilted quilts and thought, “Well, that’s just crazy.” Although I loved the look feel and texture that hand quilting added to a project, I never saw myself doing such intricate work. The funny thing is, I love hand embroidery. Ah, the slow pace, the relaxation of having a project to work on at all times (I always have a hand embroidery project in my purse); and the satisfaction of finishing something that only required a simple needle and thread. I don’t know why it took my so long to realize that hand quilting is just one big hand embroidery…