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    FREE Hand Embroidery Pattern for Place Mats

    Free Hand Embroidery Pattern for Place Mats Orange You Glad it’s Summer? Bring some yellows and oranges into your summer décor with this free hand embroidery pattern for place mats. Along with the free hand embroidery pattern, you’ll also get great tips for straight-line quilting. Download the free project PDF today and get started! SUPPLIES For Embroidery: Get the free designs on our Free Projects page here Sulky Stick ‘n Stitch™ – 8 1/2’’ x 11’’ – Printable Sheets Hand embroidery needle Small embroidery scissors Sulky 12 Wt. Cotton Petites – 50 yd. Spools in these colors: Almost Black Sunset Orange Flame For the Place Mats: Download the full instructions…

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    Embroidered Baby Onesie with Patriotic Pride

      Hand Embroidered Baby Onesie for Memorial Day or July 4 Add a special patriotic phrase to a baby onesie for Memorial Day or July 4 festivities. Sulky 12 wt. Cotton Petites™ thread is the perfect substitute for embroidery floss, as it’s on a spool so doesn’t tangle like pesky floss can. Plus, one strand of Petites equals two strands of traditional embroidery floss, so there’s less thread to contend with as you embroider. If you’re new to hand embroidery or want a video tutorial for using the Cotton Petites and Sulky Stick ‘n Stitch, look to our Hand Embroidery for Kids video series. (Kids of any age, or kids…

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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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    Floral Embroidered Lampshade using Heavyweight Threads

    Floral Embroidered Lampshade by Aimee Davis of DaisyEyes Handmade   Create an embroidered lampshade that has a retro vibe using Sulky Filaine™ thread for texture. This is a great project to add a touch of vintage to any room. Plus, use the cute embroidered lampshade designs to create coordinating linens for a table, curtain borders or even on a denim jacket or jeans. It’s National Sewing Month, so we’re inviting you to try something new and expand your skills! This month, we’ll bring you fun projects using different threads, materials and specialty notions that you may have never heard of before. Celebrate sewing by adding new techniques to your repertoire…

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    Embroidered Velvet Stocking

    Create an embroidered velvet stocking set for your mantle this Christmas. By starting the project in July, you’ll have plenty of time to create one for each member of your family, including hand embroidered letters to represent their first names. Grab the free stocking pattern to start creating your stockings today. What You’ll Need: Winter Greens Hand Embroidery Patterns Stocking Pattern Template Stocking Pattern Instructions Sulky 12 wt. Cotton Petites Thread for the hand embroidery — OR — Sulky Filaine 12 wt. Acrylic Thread Sulky Stick ‘n Stitch Stabilizer – to print the designs on! Printer   This beautiful embroidered velvet stocking project is rather easy to construct. The embroidery…