• National Sewing Machine Day

    Celebrate Your Sewing Machine

    Celebrate Your Sewing Machine on National Sewing Machine Day! Tomorrow is National Sewing Machine Day, so celebrate your sewing machine with these fun projects & products! Sewing Room Wall Hanging This sewing machine appliqué is the focal point of our Quilty Wall Hanging, designed by Designs by Juju. Learn how the simple nine-patch block comes together, and then appliqué and quilt it in the hoop of your embroidery machine! Limited kits are available for the project, and the design files (for both appliqué designs AND multiple formats and orientations of the quilting files) are available with purchase of the Embroidery Sewing Session. Sewing is My Jam Patch Create a freestanding…

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  • No Place Like Home Wall Hanging

    50 States Wall Hanging to Sew

    50 States Wall Hanging There’s No Place Like Home for the Holidays Create homey wall art to welcome family and friends and proudly display your city and state at the same time. This free pattern comes with templates for all 50 states, so you can personalize your wall hanging depending on where you (or your family) live.   50 STATES WALL HANGING REQUIREMENTS  Sulky Thread  50 wt. Cotton (construction; featured color: Med Tawny Tan)  12 wt. Cotton Petites™ (hand embroidery; featured colors: Almost Black & True Red  Needles  70/10 Universal Organ® Needles  Hand Embroidery Needles  Fabrics & Stabilizers  (4) 5¼” squares of solid quilting cotton (A; matching or coordinating)  (3)…

  • Quilted Christmas Tree

    Quilted Christmas Tree with Thread Options

    Quilted Christmas Tree which thread to use? A quilted Christmas Tree is a great addition to your holiday décor. Plus, this pattern, O’ Christmas Tree by Material Girl Quilts, is a great canvas for more embellishment, such as Glowy or Metallic Threads, beading, ribbons or rickrack and more. Decorate your finished quilted Christmas Tree however you wish! Or leave it as-is and hang above the mantle. Which thread to use for this wall hanging is up to you, as there are so many options! However, for the piecing, a lightweight thread, such as Sulky 50 wt. Cotton, is best. This thread is long-staple, high-quality Egyptian Cotton (nothing but the best!).…

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  • machine embroidered mini quilt to welcome spring

    Bloom Machine Embroidered Mini Quilt

    Bloom Machine Embroidered Mini Quilt Create a machine embroidered version of our Free Bloom Hand Embroidery Mini Quilt pattern designed by Aimee Davis, featuring appliqué done entirely in the hoop of your embroidery machine. This version of the project also uses Sulky Perfect Appliqué for nice, crisp lettering that doesn’t shift during or after stitching. This design comes with three sizes, for a 5×7, 9×10 and 10×14 hoop (or larger). The featured stitchout is the largest size and a 360mm x 260mm hoop was used for the sample. BLOOM MACHINE EMBROIDERY MINI QUILT SUPPLIES Bloom Embroidered Mini Quilt Pattern (it’s free!) Fabric & materials according to pattern guide sheet Bloom…

  • hot cocoa wall hanging

    Hot Cocoa Wall Hanging for Easy Winter Decor

    Hot Cocoa Wall Hanging Free Project by Chelsea Briner of Sew Simple Home Create a Hot Cocoa Wall Hanging featuring a fun hand embroidered design. This project is made easier by using Sulky 12 wt. thread and Stick ‘n Stitch stabilizer. Even kids can get in on the crafting action, as this also makes a great starter sewing project for all ages. When the temperature dips to freezing (or below!), hot cocoa is in order. Create a hot cocoa station this winter with a few snowflake-donned cups, cocoa packets, marshmallows and this fun project. Instead of “winter,” we’ll call this “hot cocoa season”! SUPPLIES Hot Cocoa hand embroidery pattern –…

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  • Patchwork Pojagi Webinar + Sheer Embroidery Techniques with Katrina Walker

    Join our Modern Patchwork Pojagi & Sheer Embroidery webinar with Katrina Walker! THE DETAILS August 13th is the day, 2pm EST is the time. Register today to take advantage of all the great instruction, tips and techniques from Katrina. Plus be eligible to win door prizes throughout the presentation! That’s right! Two lucky attendees will win the kit we’ve curated, including double-gauze Embrace yardage from Shannon Fabrics, lovely Sulky threads (including metallic!), Organ sewing machine needles, Sulky Solvy and Sticky Fabri-Solvy stabilizers, plus 7 exclusive embroidery designs. The sheer properties of the double gauze fabric lend themselves to Pojagi techniques well. The idea is to almost see through the fabric,…

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  • Laser Cut Applique Kits New

    Laser Cut Appliqué Wall Art Kits for Summer Décor

    Laser cut appliqués are the coolest thing in appliqué! These precut pieces allow you to put together seemingly intricate appliquéd projects in a mere fraction of the time, cutting (pun intended) out the tedious cutting, trimming and recutting needed in most cases for a layered appliqué project, such as our Summer Simply Appliqué scene. HOW LASER CUT APPLIQUE WORKS This pattern comes with a layout sheet to aid in layering the laser cut appliqué pieces properly to achieve a beautiful end result. Use a nonstick pressing sheet to place each piece and fuse the layers in order. A lightweight table-top lightbox is also SUPER helpful for this process. Tweezers also…

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  • Matchstick Quilting

    Matchstick Quilting Quilt Block – Kelly Nagel

    This matchstick quilt block is named as such because of the matchstick quilting it features, which really calls attention to the brightly colored thread used on a neutral background. Matchstick quilting is basically straight line quilting but a bit wonky. The stitching lines are placed about a matchstick-length apart, and just like a burned matchstick, the lines aren’t perfectly straight. For this quilt block, we’ll take matchstick quilting one step beyond and use the negative space in the quilting to spell out a name. This process is easy with Sulky Stick ‘n Stitch. Stick ‘n Stitch is a water soluble sticky back stabilizer that is a great tool for straight…