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    Free Autumn Cross-Stitch Chart – Candle with Flame

    Free Autumn Cross-Stitch Chart designed by Frony Ritter Welcome the warm hues of Autumn with this FREE Autumn Cross-Stitch Chart, designed by Frony Ritter. Stitched using Sulky Filaine™ Petites™ Thread, this design “blooms” when brushed with the Filaine Wire Brush, creating a 3-D effect. Begin cross-stitching just the flame glow, and then brush it out to your liking. Then proceed with the remaining design or leave the design un-brushed while still achieving a slightly “fuzzy” texture. ABOUT FILAINE PETITES FOR CROSS-STITCH Filaine Petites are available on a 50-yard spool, making them perfect for smaller projects and handwork, such as cross-stitch. Available as single spools, curated seasonal packs and as Slimline…

  • Halloween Gnome

    Halloween Gnome Cross-Stitch Chart

    Halloween Gnome a Cross-Stitch Chart by Marcia Manning of Cross Stitch Wonders in collaboration with Sulky Create a fun bearded gnome with a fluffy beard with this free cross-stitch chart designed by Marcia Manning of Cross Stitch Wonders. This counted cross-stitch pattern measures approximately 4 3/4″ x 4 5/16″ and has a textured, fuzzy appearance with the help of Sulky Filaine™ Thread. After stitching, brush out the gnome beard and/or cat fur using a Filaine Wire Brush, fluffing the thread fibers until the desired effect is achieved. ABOUT FILAINE THREAD Filaine is a 100% acrylic thread that mimics the look of wool but for a fraction of the price. It…

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  • World Cross-Stitch Day

    Cross-Stitch Appreciation + Fun Charts to Follow

    It’s World Cross-Stitch Day! This year marks the 8th annual World Cross-Stitch Day to bring cross-stitchers together and celebrate this great craft! To get in the spirit, find the FREE cross-stitch chart featured above on the World Cross-Stitch Day website. Gather your supplies and see how easy and fun it is to cross-stitch with Sulky 12 wt. Cotton Petites Thread. This thread is strong and pretty, with 50 yards on convenient snap spools. One strand equals two strands of traditional embroidery floss, so you have fewer strands to contend with while obtaining great coverage. THREAD ASSORTMENTS Grab a Cotton Petites Sampler to have several spools of thread that coordinate based…

  • Countdown to Christmas Videocast

    Countdown to Christmas with Sulky!

    Countdown to Christmas in our July Videocast! Join Ellen March as we Countdown to Christmas with a cross-stitch Christmas countdown calendar project. On July 13, 2021 at 2pm ET we will go LIVE on our education platform to teach you how to do cross-stitch in your embroidery machine. (Attention handwork sewers, we’ve got you covered, too!) While making this Countdown Calendar, you’ll learn machine embroidery, piecing, quilting and binding techniques that you can also apply to other projects. Ellen March will take you through the techniques, presenting this unique pattern LIVE. Highlights: Learn how to do machine embroidered cross-stitch. Achieve perfect seam allowances for accurate piecing. Learn how to inset a…

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  • Americana Cross-Stitch FREE Sulky Webcast

    Americana Cross-Stitch with Ardith Design a FREE webcast with Sulky! Join us on May 11, 2021 at 2pm ET for a FREE Americana Cross-Stitch webcast with Amanda Mae MacNaughton of Ardith Design. Amanda will take us through a beautiful patriotic-themed cross-stitch design, perfect for Memorial Day, July 4 or any day of the year! WEBCAST DETAILS During the webcast, Amanda will go over the basics of cross-stitch if you’ve never tried it before or need a refresher. This fun pastime is trending, with fun embellishments and finishing techniques to learn! WHAT YOU’LL LEARN How to use Sulky Cotton Petites Thread for handwork One strand of this thread equals two strands…

  • free Dandelion Quilt pattern

    Dandelion Quilt with Appliqué for Spring – Free Pattern

    Dandelion Quilt Create a Dandelion Quilt to showcase the coming of spring! This Dandelion Quilt pattern includes loads of quilting techniques, starting with raw-edge appliqué with Sulky Sticky Fabri-Solvy™, textured threads (Sulky Filaine™) for dimension, long-arm quilting with Sulky Blendables® Thread and binding by hand or machine. PATTERN PARTICULARS The Dandelion Quilt pattern provides instructions for enlarging the FREE Dandelion hand embroidery pattern to create your own appliqué template. A Daylight Wafer Light Box helps create each appliqué piece without needing to print the design multiple times. Use a standard printer and enlarge in increments until the desired size is achieved. Or, print out the Dandelion pattern at 100%, grid…

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  • Countdown to Christmas

    Cross-Stitch Christmas Countdown Calendar

    Have Yourself a Cross-Stitch Christmas by Chrissy Callahan Create a fun cross-stitch Christmas countdown calendar using needle and thread! This exclusive Sulky design, created by TurtleBunny Creations, is available with purchase of the Sulky Silver Bells handwork mini palette. It comes with five coordinating 12 wt. Cotton Petites™ thread spools and a spool of Sulky Holoshimmer™ Metallic.   Cross-stitch with 12 wt. cotton Petites is the answer to no more tangles thread skeins! Stored on a convenient snap spool, this heavyweight thread is great for all sorts of handwork, cross-stitch included. Plus, it’s also usable in a sewing machine when paired with a 100/16 Top Stitch needle. Learn more about…

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  • 10 Uses for Sulky Cotton petites Thread

    Cotton Petites Thread: Top 10 Uses for Sewing Projects

    Top 10 Uses for Sulky Cotton Petites™ Thread Sulky 12 wt. Cotton Petites thread is a great thread choice for so many sewing applications. The thread is heavyweight, 12 wt. to be exact, comes in myriad colors (even Blendables®) and one strand equals two strands of traditional embroidery floss. HANDWORK vs MACHINE SEWING Yes, you can use this heavyweight thread for hand or machine sewing. For serging, try this thread in the loopers for a full coverage rolled hem or decorative blanket edging. For machine embroidery, try this thread in “heavy,” “fur” or “brushed” designs (just don’t brush the design out; use Sulky Filaine to achieve that effect). For standard…

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  • spring cross-stitch pillow

    Cross-Stitch Pillow Project + New Video Series

    Counted Cross-Stitch Pillow by Chrissy Callahan or TurtleBunny Creations   Cross-stitch is making a comeback (or did it ever leave?)! We’re loving all the cross-stitch creations being made with Sulky 12 wt. Cotton Petites Thread. Yes, that’s right! You can use Sulky Cotton Petites (solids and Blendables®) for all handwork projects, including cross-stitch. One strand of this thread equals two strands of traditional embroidery floss. And, it comes on a snap spool, meaning you can pop the top of the spool up to store the thread end after it’s cut. No more messing around with tangled floss! After handwork, you can then use the thread on your machine, too. About…

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