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Sulky Christmas in July 2019

Sewing Tips Sulky

Sulky Christmas in July 2019

Sulky's 12wt Petites are perfect for embellishing your holiday projects, like these sweet snow globes! Use these easy tips for using these great threads in your machine with minimal fuss. Step 1: Reduce the upper tension on your machine. This makes the upper thread sit on top of your project. Increasing your stitch length to 3.5 will also help. Step 2: Use Sulky 60wt bobbin thread in your bobbin. This thread makes it easier for the machine to pull the bobbin thread to the top of your project. You can even buy it in pre-wound bobbins - it doesn't get much better than that! Step 3: Use...

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Kwik Sparklers BOM - Month 7

Sparklers BOM '19

Kwik Sparklers BOM - Month 7

WELCOME TO MONTH 7!   I can't believe we're in Month 7 already! Your quilt should be looking pretty spectacular at this point, and I love seeing all your designs! Don't forget to use #kwiksparklersBOM and #iblamekarie on Instagram so everyone can follow your progress. Let's get to it!  Aren't the mini pieces fun? Just like like Month 6, we're playing with both the mini- and regular-sized pieces.  You will use 8 diamonds and 4 arcs of each size. This leaves 8 diamonds in each size that you will save for month 10.  Incorporating light, medium, and dark fabrics create movement and add interest. The mini pieces sew together...

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Kwik Sparklers BOM - Month 6

Sparklers BOM '19

Kwik Sparklers BOM - Month 6

WELCOME TO MONTH 6!   This month we're playing with the mini pieces along with the regular pieces! You will use 8 diamonds in each size as well as 4 arcs in each size. This will leave 8 diamonds in each size that you will save for Month 10. Incorporate light, medium, and dark fabrics to create movement. The mini pieces sew together very quickly, but the papers are a little more challenging to remove.   Sew diamonds into sets of 2. Sew the diamond sets to the arcs so that diamond points face outward. Glue tips so that they do not show. Fold the...

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Kwik Sparklers BOM - Month 5

Sparklers BOM '19

Kwik Sparklers BOM - Month 5

WELCOME TO MONTH 5!   This month we are playing with the mini pieces along with the regular pieces! You will use 8 diamonds in each size and 4 arcs in each size. This leaves 8 diamond papers in each size - save those for month 10. You can play with light, medium and dark fabrics to create movement. The mini pieces sew together very quickly, but can be a little more challenging to remove the papers.   Sew diamonds into sets of 2 Sew the diamond sets to the arcs so that diamond points face inward. Glue tips so that they do not show...

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Paradigm Showcase Tour Blog Hop!

Paradigm Showcase Tour Blog Hop!

I'm so excited to be part of this tour to celebrate the debut of Sarah Thomas' line, Paradigm, for Hoffman Fabrics. The design possibilities with these fabrics are endless - especially for one of my favorite things - fussy cutting!  I created a brand new pattern just for the occasion.... Bright circles add so much fun to this design! Create finished-edge circles with fusible interfacing, or use fusible web for raw edge appliqué. Spice them up using a 60° equilateral triangle ruler to make kaleidoscope circles. Subscribe to my newsletter for a tutorial on this fun method delivered straight to your inbox!DOWNLOAD JEWELED BAUBLES...

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