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One of the joys of blogging is that we get to share everything we love: inspiration, techniques, and/or free projects. Today we're featuring SULKY, a leading manufacturer of threads and other products for home sewing. Did you know that Sulky started in Germany in 1927 by producing cards for automated embroidery machines? In 1968 they introduced their own line of threads, and in 1985 they expanded to the US. Here are just a few of the fabulous patterns that are available - in English and German - at Sulky International's European website. (Yes, the measurements are metric, but it makes no difference for the applique and embroidery templates ! )
Oriental Town, a Sulky International Christmas Project; Country Side, including hens, a Sulky International 2006 Block-of-the-month; Hen House, a Sulky International Spring Project
Little Town, free patterns including "Welcome" and "Home Sweet Home" blocks, Sulky International 2010 BOM
Mug Rugs, free Sulky International patterns at the Mug Rugs page. Shown below are the Lucky Charm Toadstool, Happy Easter, Oriental Ship, Flowering Meadow, Dandelions and Hearts
Redwork Kitchen, free patterns from the Sulky International 2011 BOM
Sweet City, the Sulky International 2012 block-of-the-month project (shown below are Blocks 1 and 2, "Maison Muffin" and "Cafe Croissant"). Also shown below are Chocolates and Cupcakes, a Blackberry Cupcake Pincushion and a Delicious Felt Donut.
Romatic Birdhouse, Romantic Birds and Friendship Pillows at Sulky International's Around-the-Year-Patterns; Fabric Birdhouses, a Sulky International Sewing Project
When you visit the Sulky International website you may also want to check out the tutorials, ideas for embroidery and hand embroidery projects. To access the website specific to your country, including USA and Australia, visit the Sulky Home Page.
Image credits: All images are the property of Sulky International. Please respect their generosity in sharing their free patterns, and any restrictions they have placed on the use of these designs.