Michelle

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Free-Motion Doodling On Celestial Stars 

Sewing with Sulky (S.O.S) Webinar

Hi Sewing Friends!

It's almost webinar time again.  I've been working with Beth Bradley of Martingale & Company and Lori Kennedy to give you another fabulous hour of inspiration and education.  This month's topic is Free Motion Doodling on Celestial Stars.  Beth will share with us how to create a very simple Celestial Star block that has plenty of opportunities for free-motion doodling.

Even if you are not a quilter, that's okay.  This is an easy wall hanging, that will be sure to impress your quilting friends.  You will learn how to do the flying geese.  I have to admit this was my first time piecing that pattern.  

Free motion sewing is one of my favorite types of sewing, and the book 180 Doodle Quilting Designs:  Free Motion Ideas for Blocks, Borders & Beyond will give you plenty of inspiration to get started.  Plus we will show you 4 ways to practice free-motion doodling so you will be ready and confident by the time you put your fabric under the needle.  

Lori is a superstar when it comes to free-motion work.  Several of her doodle designs are in the book.  She will teach you how to Doodle using Sulky Stick 'n Stitch stabilizer.  Well, that link will take you to Sulky Sticky Fabri-Solvy stabilizer, which is the same thing, just a different name.

Registering for the webinar is easy, just click on that link or the picture above.

Even if you know you cannot attend the webinar, go ahead and register anyway.  That way you will be privy to some things that the general public won't be able to see.  Plus you will have a chance to win a door prize and hear about the free download first!  

I hope to see you during the webinar!

Sew Long for Now!

M.

Fun with Preprinted Panels 

It's Christmas in July!

 

 

 

Fun with Preprinted Panels...It's Christmas in July

 

Hi Sewing Friends!

 

It's hard to believe it's time to start thinking about Christmas already.  We all know it takes time and TLC to make special handmade gifts from the heart for our family and friends.  In this video, I inspire you to embellish a preprinted panel with Sulky decorative threads.  I also give you amazing tips and exercises to practice so that you can free motion sew, or quilt interconnecting circles!  If I can do it, so can you!  It's really a lot of fun and easy, especially after you practice.  

​Let me hear a whoa hoo!  I hope this video inspires you to try embellishing a preprinted panel with beautiful Sulky threads.

 

By the way, don't forget to visit my shop to link to the Sulky online store, if you need to order supplies!

 

Here's the exercise sheet I promised.  Print it out on regular paper and practice tracing the lines and complete the rest of the row.

 

The next exercise is optional, and well worth it.  When you are ready, print the  exercise sheet on a piece of Sulky Sticky Fabri-Solvy Stabilizer (soon to be called Stick 'n Stitch) from your home printer.  This is a Wash Away stabilizer, and is available in convenient 8 ½" by 11" sheets.  It has a self-adhesive backing, like a postage stamp.  Peel that backing off and place it on a practice quilt sandwich!

 

There's one or two more exercises you can try, and I explain them in the video.

 

I hope you enjoyed this post and are inspired to embellish preprinted panels with beautiful Sulky decorative threads.

 

Sew Long!

 

M.

 

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