By Joyce Drexler
Because Sulky of America has introduced 7 new stabilizers since they published the hugely popular, best-selling book, Sulky Secrets to Successful Stabilizing, they felt that an up-to-date supplement was needed to show consumers how to use these new stabilizers to make their sewing projects more fun and more successful.
Like the original Stabilizer Book, this 76-page, full-color, step-by-step book (plus a full-size Pullout Pattern Sheet) offers wonderful, all new, easy-to-make projects by well-known designers, ranging from beautiful art-quilt wallhangings, wearables, jewelry, home-dec, and felted art for both wearing and framing. There is something for everyone who sews in this comprehensive Supplement.
The Supplement focuses on these 7 Newest Sulky Stabilizers:
Fuse 'n Stitch™
Heat-Away Clear Film™- New and Improved
These are the projects that feature each of the new stabilizers:
- Chenille Scarf
- Appliquéd Tree Wallhanging with
- Felted Bowls
- Embellished Portfolio
- 3-D Leaves
- Felted Scarf & Vest
- Sunflower Raw-Edge Appliqué
- Dyed Cut-Away Plus in Felted,
- Pin-Woven Portraits
- Embroidered Ferns
- Cutwork Cardigans
- Felted Necklace
- French-Hand Neck Roll
Left: Felted Bowls using Sulky liquid Solvy and lots of different embellishment techniques.
The picture below shows Designer Carol Ingram, on the left, and Sue Hausmann on the set of the PBS-TV Show "America Sews with Sue Hausmann".
They are showing beautiful hand-dyed wool fibers and Sulky Cotton Blendables that are combined to make these garments spectacular.
In addition to the jacket and vest, there is a felted scarf with grape clusters that are embellished with Sulky Cotton Blendables. The new Supplement Book has step-by-step instructions to make this project. It is simple enough for the beginning felter. Any of these projects can be done on an embellishing (felting) machine or by using hand-felting tools.
The variety of projects in this book will appeal to everyone and to all skill levels.
The Elegant Embroidered Neck Roll Pillow features beautiful computerized embroideries using Sulky Rayon Threads and French Hand Sewing Techniques.
"Stand in the Woods" is an exceptionally pretty wallhanging that incorporates raw-edge appliqu, satin-stitched features, paper piecing, printer fabric, and quilting with Sulky Cotton Blendables. This is the perfect project to commemorate a special memory or create a personalized family heirloom for your loved ones.
"Living Color" Three-Dimensional Leaves are shown above in a beautiful wallhanging, but they are also appropriate for quilts, garments, hats, bags, necklaces, table runners, pillows and wreaths. They were originally featured on the cover of the 2007 Quilting Arts Calendar.
Look for the new book An Updated Supplement to Sulky Secrets to Successful Stabilizing, Art # 900-B17, or the combination package of the Supplement and the original Sulky Stabilizer Book, Art # 900-B18, at your local retail sewing store or go to the Retailer Locator to find a retail source near you.