Day 7 of 13 Days of Sew it All Giveaways: Win a Sulky Prize Package!

It’s lucky day 7 in the Sew it All 13 Days of Giveaways! Yesterday we asked you to share your first sewing project, and we randomly selected two winners from all of the great responses to win a FREE class from our guest and friend Vanessa Wilson of Crafty Gemini. The lucky winners are Jaydeen C. and Alisha S.! Congratulations, and please check your email to find out how to claim your fabulous prize!

Today we’re highlighting Episode 712 “Blanket Pillow,” featuring guest Stacy Schlyer of the great blog Stacy Sews. What’s a blanket pillow, you might ask? Well, it’s a very cozy throw that folds up into a cute pillow when you’re not using it (you can see fleece and faux fur examples folded up in the picture below). Clever, right? On the episode, Stacy shows how to make the blanket pillow, and also demonstrates how to embellish it with adorable machine embroidery accents. 

stacy Day 7 of 13 Days of Sew it All Giveaways: Win a Sulky Prize Package!So today, we have a wonderful prize package from Sulky to get you started with machine embroidery and embellishing. The prize includes a variety of stabilizers for different projects and fabric types, as well as spools of Blendables 12-wt. cotton thread, Holoshimmer thread and Metallic thread. What fun!

sulkyprize 1024x984 Day 7 of 13 Days of Sew it All Giveaways: Win a Sulky Prize Package!


To enter, answer the following question in the comments section below: What is your favorite way to embellish your sewing projects?

We’ll randomly draw from all the entries and announce the winner on Monday. In the meantime, get inspired to embellish by checking out episode 611, featuring Sue Hausmann’s FREE instructions for making a customized tablet case.

Go to on March 1st for a sneak peek at all 13 episodes of Sew it All 7, including full instructions and free patterns! And come back tomorrow to find out the winner of today’s prize, and what’s in store for the next amazing giveaway! 

Don’t forget to check to find when your local station airs Sew it All. If your local PBS doesn’t carry Sew it All TV, email or call them to request it!  Sew it All TV brings you host Ellen March and a guest from the sewing world to demonstrate a fun project. ANd, you can always check out anytime of the week to watch past shows or purchase DVD’s from


 Day 7 of 13 Days of Sew it All Giveaways: Win a Sulky Prize Package!
This entry was posted in Sew it All TV 13 Days of Giveaways. Bookmark the permalink.

235 Responses to Day 7 of 13 Days of Sew it All Giveaways: Win a Sulky Prize Package!

  1. Alice Ann Ferderber says:

    I love to use wonderful Sulky threads and stabilizers to applique things on to little purses I make. I have just started using the variegated thread and I am so pleased with the results! I either use a tight zig-zag or dense decorative stitches.

  2. Denise Monday says:

    I like to use embroidery and thread painting. The thread painting started with quilting with fun colors of thread…and just kept growing!

  3. Jan Perry says:

    i love to sew fancy stitches in conjunction with machine embroidery. There are so many options that all items can be one of a kind.

  4. Decorative stitches

  5. Jess says:

    Machine embroidery! I’ve only had mine since Christmas but I’m already addicted! I hope to do more modern looking projects, and thought using random brackets and punctuation symbols as non traditional embellishment! Think [ ] { } * ^ % ~!

  6. Sarah C. says:

    I love adding cute buttons and rick rack trim to embellish my projects

  7. kathy says:

    I love Sulky thread, for embroider, jewelry and fancy decorations to my projects.

  8. Ellen says:

    I mostly machine embroider my projects when embellishing them.

  9. susan p says:

    I have always loved the vintage rick rack option.

  10. Joanne Scott says:

    I love to find different embroidery downloads and make them on my Janome. I make gifts, quilts and ornaments. Love Sulky products.

  11. Deb Elliott says:

    Using decorative threads on machine embroidered items for my grandchildren. Was afraid of metallic thread at first, but used it once and had no problems whatsoever.

  12. Lorna Freer says:

    I use the decorative stitches on my quilts. Also variegated thread adds so much to any piece I do.

  13. Frederique Hill says:

    I like to embellish some of my work by laying rainbow organza over it and freesewing. Also like to use foils and mettallic threads. The finish is really quite stunning if you get it right.

  14. Donna Cusick says:

    I like to use metallic thread to embellish my projects. They give a nice sparkle to things!

  15. Mary Morris says:

    I’ve been experimenting with the decoritive stitches on my machine, have tried free motion embroidery, and, of course, rick rack and ribbons.

  16. Jessica L says:

    I don’t know how to do them as I’m new to sewing but would love to learn :-)

  17. Mahasin Hazziez says:

    For embellishment I use things like decorative thread for top stitching, cute buttons and lately I’ve been experimenting with decorative medallions made or waste threads!

  18. Mahasin Hazziez says:

    For embellishment I use things like decorative thread for top stitching, cute buttons and lately I’ve been experimenting with decorative medallions made or waste threads!

  19. kbo says:

    Thread play then if needed beading.

  20. Katherine S says:

    I like to add rhinestones to lace trims.

  21. Phyllis McCord says:

    Embroidery – either hand or machine.

  22. Lana says:

    I’m just learning embroidery (as in just got an embroidery machine this wk and have never used one in the past), so embellishments have been few and far between with me! I’m anxious to learn though.

  23. Fiona Day says:

    I love to embellish my projects with beads and metallic threads – especially purple and blue.

  24. Denise Jones says:

    Embroidery, lace and bling

  25. Susan Jasaitis-Tripp says:

    Since I bought my embriodery machine I’ve become rather creative with putting embriodery patterns on purses, carry alls, and my latest project has been putting designs on the center of dog beds that I’ve been making recently, it really holds the batting on in the center and makes all that much prettier!

  26. Marge Judge says:

    I like free motion stitching with different color threads. Experiment with different kinds depending on the project. Beads/Crystals are fun too.

  27. Jeanne G says:

    It’s funny you wrote “We’ll randomly draw” which is, albeit inadvertently, my favorite method … or rather methods. I randomly draw from my stash of collected and found objects and mix them up. As the mood/whim strikes me: machine embroidery, hand embroidery, couching, ruching, yo-yo’s, beads, buttons, baubles, found objects … and anything else that had the unfortunate fate to remain unclaimed long enough for me to grab on to it! I’ve been known to use shells, satin and plastic flowers, jewelry, watch parts … well, you get the idea, right?

  28. Sulky cotton thread size 30 and an assortment of different stitches from my Topaz 50 machine. Love to try different things.

  29. I like to embroider a monogram, name, or other design on my projects. I like to use polyester embroidery thread; as most of my projects will be washed many times.

  30. Mary H. says:

    I like to embellish with Angelina Fibers. I press it flat with a pressing cloth, then insert the Angelina Fiber into an embroidery design similar to an appliqué. If you want a little more bling you can add a few crystals. The Angelina fibers really add a nice touch to an embroidery.

  31. Brenda Noone says:

    I do most of my embellishing with embroidery.

  32. BJMarley says:

    machine embroidery

  33. LindaHurst says:

    I like metallic threads with rhinestones as embellishments.

  34. One thing I really like to embellish with is ribbon or rick rack. If I’m making burp cloths, I sometimes use ribbon and rick rack both. I will even tie a cute bow on the design on on a row of ribbon.
    If I’m making a dish towel for the kitchen, I also like to use ribbon or rack rack. I sew it across the bottom of the towel, and add a cute bow. It really dresses them up!

    I love Sulky products!

  35. Jason Ottman says:

    I would like to start embroidering.

  36. INA ANDERSON says:

    I love playing around with all my fancy stitches, trying different lengths and widths and tensions.

  37. Beth B says:

    I guess FMQ, sometimes with speciality threads. Really do need to try some other techniques.

  38. Betty Drake says:

    I like giving pillow quilts as gifts to children. They are great for car trips

  39. Helen R says:

    I recently purchased an embroidery/sewing machine, so am learning to add embroidery designs as embellishments. I’ve also added charms & cross-stitching to items.

  40. Karen Kountz says:

    I really like rayon and 30 wt. cotton threads for machine embroidery and 12 weight for quilting and edge stitching. My favorite are the Blendables as they work for all kinds of things.

  41. Mamalusco says:

    I like to hand embroider.

  42. Karen Kountz says:

    I use Sulky rayon and 30 weight cotton for all of my machine embroidery. The 12 weight cotton is so great for quilting and edge stitching. Love it.

  43. Karen Kountz says:

    I use Sulky threads for all of my machine embroidery and cotton for quilting or edge stitching. Love it.

  44. Linda S. says:

    I love doing machine embroidery to embellish my sewing projects.

  45. Bonnie Neuberger says:

    Embroidery, of course!

  46. Robbin E Dillon says:

    I just purchased an embroidery/sewing machine – so I’m having waaaaaay too much fun embelishing with beautiful threads and designs!

  47. Fran says:

    I am just getting into embellishments, I used buttons and free motion stitching as embellishment on my most recent project.

  48. Lorraine teel says:

    I love embellishing using sulky wash away that I draw on, then free motion with sulky thread!

  49. I love to embellish with threads, all kinds of threads from the heaviest (yarn) to very thinnest (100 wt). Shiny threads, dull threads, sparkly threads and variegated threads, they all become my paints, and my machine becomes my brush!

  50. tina says:

    I have been using the decorative stitches and specialty buttons.