• Why Blendables are the Bomb for Quilting

    “You will love the intriguing results you get with Sulky 30 Wt. Cotton Blendables Thread.” I remember being in a quilting class when I heard this statement. Honestly, my interest was peaked because of the word ‘intriguing’. I would never have described my quilting that way, but gosh, I sure wanted my quilting to be intriguing! So, I got some Sulky 30 Wt. Cotton Blendables Thread and tried them out. Before I tell you my thoughts on them, let me tell you a bit about the thread itself. Blendables are different from other variegated threads for several reasons: They are a masterful blend of different colors within the same range of tone and intensity…

  • A Case for Polyester Thread – Top 7 Reasons to Use Polyester Thread

    Polyester – The word conjures up different images for different people. For some it’s the polyester leisure suits of the 70’s, and for others it’s fabrics in bright neon colors. When I googled the word polyester in Google Images, most of the images were of bright fabrics, threads, workout clothes, the occasional sweater, and strangely, this image: Come to find out – they are experimenting with using shrimp to dye polyester (The more you know!). At Sulky®, when we say polyester, we are talking about thread. We have several lines of thread that are polyester: Poly Deco™, PolyLite™, Sulky Invisible Thread, Sulky Bobbin Thread, Sulky Prewound Bobbin Thread and Glowy™!…

  • DIY 4th of July Place-Mats in a Serger

    This series is written by guest blogger, Pamela Cox.  4th of July Napkins and Place-Mats The 4th of July is all about outdoor gatherings, fireworks, and celebrating our country’s independence! These explosions of color are sure to inspire creativity!  So, this is the perfect time to explore the wide variety of Sulky® Threads and using them in applications other than our regular intentions.   Sulky Cotton Blendables Thread in a Serger Let’s look at Sulky Cotton Blendables Thread .  These exciting, multicolor threads are a masterful blend of different colors within the same range of tone and intensity, with random, subtle color changes every 2-1/2 to 5 inches, which come…

  • Build Your Collection: New Sulky Thread Packs + 20% off Sale

    Build Your Thread Collection: New Sulky Thread Packs + 20% off Sale We’ve been busy creating all-new thread packs to help you grow your own thread collections.  From names like Favorites, to The Essentials, to Grooviest and Majestic, these 22 New Thread Packs have got it all! If you are into convenience and saving money, (You save 15-20% when you buy any Sulky Thread Pack versus buying individual spools!) you will definitely want to check out all of Sulky’s Thread Packs: Samplers, Assortments, and Collections.  Let me start by first breaking down our “Packs” for you…. Samplers First, we have our Samplers, which contain 6 spools of thread.  These are perfect…

  • Machine Embroidery Series: Metallic Thread

    Specialty Threads: Metallic Thread This series is written by guest blogger, Pamela Cox. Pamela is an expert embroiderer, designer, digitizer and all around wonderful girl! We are so happy to have her contributing to the Sulky Blog!   If you have been following the Sulky Blog about “Thread”, hopefully you agree that one of the most important elements needed for stitching exquisite machine embroidery is to have a variety of Sulky Threads on hand to select from! There is really not a single “perfect thread”, but rather “perfect choices” for different applications. For example, 60 wt. PolyLite™ is best for lettering, while Sulky 40 wt. Rayon reflects the luster of…

  • Machine Embroidery Series: Rayon vs. Polyester

    Rayon versus Polyester Thread Crayons, oil paints, water-colors, and even chalk are ways in which an artist expresses creativity. Almost all of us began our machine embroidery love affair by stitching designs in a 40 wt. Rayon or Polyester Thread. Embroidery supplies and techniques tend to be very personal, and we may have, at one time or another, engaged in a somewhat excitable conversation in defending our choice. Hopefully, after understanding a bit more about both Rayon and Polyester Thread you will agree that not only is there a place for both threads in machine embroidery, but that it is a must to include both thread types within your own…

  • Rayon Thread: It’s Beautiful and It’s Earth Friendly

    Sulky Rayon Thread is, and always has been, a favorite in the machine embroidery world because of its soft, warm feel and natural-looking luster. What many people don’t realize though, is that Rayon (sometimes referred to as Viscose) originates from nature! It is made from ENKA Viscose, which is 100% biodegradable; and the availability of the renewable resource, wood, is virtually unlimited. The raw material needed for the production of viscose is cellulose pulp, and the original material for the pulp production is wood. Cellulose is the natural building material needed by plants for forming their cellular walls. There are only a few wood types where the cellulose develops the properties…

  • Environmentally Friendly: Sulky KK 2000

    In honor of Earth Day, we want to highlight our environmentally friendly KK 2000 Temporary Spray Adhesive. Read on to learn what Sulky KK 2000 is, how it’s safe for you, AND how it’s safe for the environment! What exactly is Sulky KK 2000? While Sulky KK 2000 Temporary Spray Adhesive was developed for applique, it is a must-have for machine embroidery, as it also helps provide drum-tight hooping for stretchy fabrics when sprayed onto the stabilizer. This allows these fabrics to be placed in their own natural lie. (This is particularly useful when dealing with large hoop areas!) That’s not all! It is also great for “unhoopables”, such as…

  • Gifts For Sewists

    Finding the perfect gift for my sewing friends should be easy. They love sewing, just like me; so if I would like it, they will like it! Well, I have found that isn’t always the case! More than once, I have given a gift to a sewing friend and been met with that fake smile and forced, “oh, thank you.” Some have even said, “Oh good! something else I won’t have time to make.” (Don’t worry, those people went on the “don’t buy a gift for them” list). In an effort to become a better gift-giver myself, I have done some research and made a list of gifts that sewists actually want.…

  • Our Big Announcement! Cotton + Steel Thread by Sulky

    You may have heard by now what we announced at Spring Quilt Market:  We are doing a brand new thread line! It will be Cotton + Steel Thread by Sulky! This thread will be available for independent retail shops only! They will be able to order it at the 2016 Fall International Quilt Market in Houston. We are very excited about this new collaboration. Go to the Cotton + Steel Blog to read how this all came about.  “Pennie Pendleton Pants” the cat is loving it! The thread will be 50 wt. cotton and will come in 100 beautiful colors that will perfectly complement all your quilting, sewing and piecing projects, especially…