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The Ultimate Sulky Learning Experience

Sulky Certified Teacher Training 2013+

If you can imagine it, you can make it!

Butterfly in Flight: A fun and easy way to create a background for simple but dramatic free-motion Thread Sketching. Using a sharply contrasting Sulky Cotton Thread to sketch the butterfly over the pieced background, this piece would look beautiful as a pillow, wallhanging, tote or wearable. Ours will be framed, but don't let that hinder your creative juices. There are many other possibilities for this art.

    Some of the Techniques for this project:
  • Artistic placement of designs
  • Easy piecing
  • No-Stress Free-motion Thread Sketching
  • Free-motion quilting over printed fabrics
  • Using fabric design elements for quilt patterns
  • Solvy or Heat-Away patterns
  • Unique presentation of quilt art using stretcher frames
  • Stitching-in-the-ditch
  • Using different weights of threads including invisible
  • Free-motion over pre-printed fabric pattern

Cat on the Courthouse Steps
(At Left) Cat on the Courthouse Steps: A traditional courthouse steps quilt block done simply in two neutral fabrics showcases this precut appliqué. Dramatic and intriguing a new dimension to add your quilting repertoire.
    Some of the Techniques for this project:
  • Making a Courthouse Steps block
  • Using pre-cut, pre-fused raw-edge appliqué pieces...or how to make your own
  • Artistic placement of appliqué designs
  • Easy block piecing
  • No-Stress machine-fed quilting using decorative stitches
  • Optional free-motion quilting
  • Always-straight border measuring
  • Perfect Binding

(At Left) 3-D Sunflower on "Edible Garden" Fabric: We fell in love with Stephanie Brandenburg's fabric art. She turns her paintings into fabric and they are spectacular! Her "Edible Garden" collection caught our eye and Carol Ingram took it to another level, of course! Stephanie's art fabric is further embellished with a 3-Dimensional Sunflower (shown below), and it becomes a magical, mystical garden wallhanging. IMAGINE!
    Some of the Techniques for this project:
  • Creative stitching using fabrics too pretty to cut up
  • 3-Dimensional Art
  • 3-Dimensional Stabilizing
  • Raw-edge Appliqué
  • Padded Appliqué
  • Continuous Line Quilting
  • Easy "Can't Fail" Quilting
  • Faux Ruching
  • Using a bias tape maker

3-D Sunflower in an Edible Garden: Although the fabric is beautiful enough to frame all by itself, Carol Ingram took it to another level (which she does so well). With the Edible Garden fabric as a back drop, she created a beautiful 3-D flower blooming over it. All enhanced with surprise techniques and magnificent stitching. A garden of your dreams.

Penny Rug Candlemat: Evelyn Byler, our quilter extraordinaire dialed it down and designed a simple but lovely candlemat using beautifully hand-dyed wools. Can be stitched by hand or by machine. Evelyn lives in Amish country with an Amish background herself and her homespun creations are truly subtle and lovely. However, she can jazz it up with the best of them, and her quilted pieces and Sulky Teacher Certification samples are always breathtaking.
    Some of the Techniques for this project:
  • Appliqué success with wool
  • Stabilizing wool
  • Using Totally Stable to make multiple, reuseable patterns
  • Blanket stitching with 12 wt. Cotton
  • or...optional
  • Hand-stitching using the New 12 wt. Cotton Petites

Love and Hugs BC Pillowcase: This year we are using Northcott's Breast

Cat optional
Cancer Support Fabric to create a feminine and lovely pillowcase for you to share with someone you love who may be going through a health challenge. It says "you care" in a beautiful way, bringing comfort and love.
    Some of the Techniques for this project:
  • "Paying it Forward"
  • Pillowcase Construction using coordinating fabrics
  • Attaching lace and accent strip for creative headers on pillowcases
  • French Seams

(At Left) Magical Tigers:
Magnificent tigers come almost alive using this special technique that has evolved in simplicity and sophistication over the years. This tiger fabric is spectacular and you will likely want to keep this endangered species for yourself to showcase in your home. (Makes a fabulous gift for a man in your life, too.) You will find yourself captivated by the technique and imagine all kinds of creative things you can do (or teach) using floral fabric, geometrics, fish and other animals. The technique works for wearables, pillows, totes, wallhangings and more. You get an extra tiger panel and more!

(At Left) Cosmic Bubbles: Same technique as the tiger. Not a 2013 project, just an alternative with the same technique.
    Some of the Techniques for this project:
  • Choosing artistic sections from picture fabric
  • Making magical bars with "grass skirts"
  • Easy creative piecing
  • Using a fusible web
  • Free-motion quilting - using the fabric design as a pattern
  • Solvy quilting patterns
  • Decorative-stitched magical bar quilting
  • Perfect binding

(At Left) Floral Sculptured Art: Another fabric from Stephanie Brandenberg's "Edible Garden" collection sent Designer Carol Ingram on another artistic whirlwind. Using a new heat-moldable sculpture product, you will LOVE making this Floral Fantasy Art. Embellished with Sulky Blendables® Thread and beads, it will become a conversation piece in your home and everyone will want one.

We'll show you how to make other shapes too, like leaves and fish! You'll be raiding your holiday fabric stash to make one for every occasion! Match your quilts or home décor, too!

(At Left) Sculptured Art: Same technique molded into a leaf shape. Not a 2013 project, just another idea using this technique!

    Some of the Techniques for this project:
  • Choosing Art Fabrics
  • Free-motion embellishment over a rock-hard stabilizer
  • Sculpting the art with a heat-sculpting stabilizer to show artistic form
  • Adding "Bling"
  • Using various weights of threads including invisible

(At Left) Sun's Up Placemat Pattern from Eazy-Peazy: Using the Phillips Wedge Ruler and placemat forms, and Riley Blake's contemporary fabrics, you will really enjoy the easy geometry of this placemat and the sophisticated look that results. Using a pre-made placemat form, it's easy and fun to do. There are lots of other projects that can be done with the wedge rulers and we'll share some of those with you, too! Cheryl Phillip's tools make complicated designs easy.
    Some of the Techniques for this project:
  • Using a 10° Wedge Ruler
  • Easy Placemat forms
  • Easy piecing
  • Efficient fabric-saving wedge cutting
  • Quick embellishment using Decorative Stitches
  • Turning a "circle" using a fusible stabilizer (optional)
  • Bias Binding

Free-standing Swirly Lace Pear: Pre-embroidered for you and placed three-dimensionally on a beautiful and sophisticated background; add a bold, laser-cut lace-appliqué to accent this elegant embroidery and it will fuel your desire for more and more of this computerized embroidery lace. The possibilities are endless! Learn all about free-standing lace and how to incorporate it into home dec, wearables and more. (Free-standing lace can be made with or without a computerized embroidery machine.) You'll learn how to use holographic Mylar with your embroidery designs, too. Also a primer on how to monogram to create the French writing.

    Some of the Techniques for this project:
  • Free-form Embroidery using Sulky Fabri-Solvy Water Soluble Stabilizer
  • Adding Mylar Holographic Polyester Film to machine embroidery
  • Appliqué of free-standing lace machine embroidery.
  • Raw Edge Pre-cut Appliqué of leaf scrollwork
  • Echo Quilting
  • Channel Quilting
  • Creative display of quilted art using stretcher strips as a frame.
  • Stitching with various weights of threads
  • Calligraphy script writing using Sulky Solvy Water Soluble Stabilizer
    and Free-motion Zig-zag stitch.

Magical Mystery Hot Air Balloon Ride:
Join Artist/Designer Carol Ingram for a Magical Mystery Hot Air Balloon Ride. Once again this year, Carol takes you into her magical landscape vista. This time you're riding high! Using gradated fabrics and color values and her unique artistic perspective to create a natural looking evening scene, enhanced with unique quilting and applique features.

    Some of the Techniques for this project:
  • Artistic use of gray scales
  • Maximizing gradated fabrics in landscapes
  • Mirror imaging landscape elements
  • Echo Radiating Circle Quilting
  • Folded Piping for a 3-D binding
  • Easy free-motion quilting with Blendables
  • Decorative Stitch quilting

And, of course, demo's and other fun stuff!

Register today
for more information, call
1-800-874-4115 Ext. 176

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The 3-Day Sulky® Certified Teacher Training Program is only $549 and it includes:

    Some of the Techniques for this project:
  • Instruction by highly skilled, enthusiastic, National Educators
  • 3 Days of Sewing and Business Education
  • Hundreds of dollars in Sulky Merchandise
  • Certification Manual with Comprehensive Lesson Plans
  • Reproducible Class Handouts
  • Fabric and Supplies to complete more than 10 Classroom Samples
  • Free Breakfast, Lunch and afternoon snack for 3 days
  • An official Sulky Certified Teacher Certificate of Completion

Bring a friend (who has never before attended a Sulky Certified Teacher Training), and YOU will receive a $50 Sulky Merchandise Voucher, which you can use to purchase your favorite Sulky sewing products at training! Only you will receive this $50. The friend listed will not. Your friend can however earn their own $50 voucher by completing their registration and listing a friend of their own (other than you) who has never before attended. (This voucher cannot be combined with other vouchers or coupons offered, except the Alumni Voucher.)

Sulky Certified Teacher Alumni:

If you are a Sulky Certified Teacher Alumni (someone who has attended one or more previous Sulky Certified Teacher Trainings) YOU receive a $100 Sulky Merchandise Voucher when you sign up and attend this new, 2013 motivating course curriculum. Be sure to mention you are a Sulky Certified Teacher Alumni during sign-up! (This voucher cannot be combined with other vouchers or coupons offered, except the Friend Voucher - above.)
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Last modified: March 11 2013.