Specialty Threads

  • stitch a quick superhero cape

    Quick Cape Costume for Halloween

    Quick Cape Costume your super simple solution to dressing up this Halloween (or every day you need some superhero energy)! CAPE COSTUME DETAILS This cape is sized for an adult, but easily adaptable for a kid’s costume. Draft a quick pattern, and then sew. Include a superhero-inspired motif, monogram or appliquéd letter to the cape back for fun personalization. No cutting machine is needed for this glittery motif, but if you have one – now’s your chance to use it! It’s easier to use the vinyl shimmer sheet than a fabric appliqué, especially if working with a fabric that can’t tolerate the heat needed for fusible web. Plus, the sticker…

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  • new quilt pattern debut

    Quilt Pattern Debut – Red Skies at Night

    New Quilt Pattern by Jen Carlton Bailly for Sulky Red Skies at Night This quilt features curved piecing to create moon phases a fun stars. The stars are quilted using Sulky Sliver™ Metallic Thread, which is a sparkly addition that adds a cool special effect to the finished project. Take this pattern for a spin to learn expert techniques for piecing and sewing curves, sewing with different thread weights and, of course, sewing with specialty metallic thread. QUILT SUPPLIES Red Skies at Night Quilt Pattern Thread Sulky 60 wt. PolyLite™ (piecing) Sulky Sliver™ Metallic – Black (quilting on stars) Sulky 12 wt. Cotton – Cabernet (quilting) Organ® Needles Quilting Assortment…

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  • make a bike bag for a patriotic parade

    Bike Bucket Bag for a Patriotic Parade

    Bike Bucket Bag A bike bucket bag is a great accessory if you’re headed to a patriotic bike parade to celebrate July 4. Start with the free Bike Bucket pattern by Noodlehead and add a machine embroidery motif! Try our Ride with Pride design. Further customize the bike bucket bag with a name, monogram or fun saying and make one for everyone in the family. BIKE BUCKET BAG SUPPLIES Bike Bucket Pattern Sulky Soft ‘n Sheer Extra™ Stabilizer Uncle Sam Machine Embroidery Palette (includes 7 spools of Sulky Rayon Thread, 4 spools of Sulky Poly Sparkle™ Thread and 6 patriotic-themed designs in 3 sizes) Sulky Thread: Poly Deco™ (construction) &…

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  • patriotic embroidered tee

    Machine Embroidered Tee to Celebrate the Fourth

    Machine Embroidered Tee A machine embroidered tee makes a great gift for any occasion. It’s also fun to personalize machine embroidered tees for the whole family for fun gatherings and photo ops. Here’s how to hoop a child’s tee and embroider it for summertime. MACHINE EMBROIDERED TEE SUPPLIES T-shirt Sulky Sticky+™ Stabilizer Sticky+ Slitting Pen Uncle Sam Machine Embroidery Palette (includes four Poly Sparkle & seven Rayon snap spools, plus the Uncle Sam Machine Embroidery Collection, which includes six designs in three sizes) 60 wt. Bobbin Thread Organ Embroidery Needle Assortment KK 2000™ Temporary Spray Adhesive Sulky Tender Touch™ Stabilizer Pinking shears or wavy-edge scissors HOW TO HOOP THE ‘UN-HOOPABLE”…

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  • decorative

    Decorative Binding Techniques for Custom Quilts

    Decorative Binding Techniques Binding is almost always the last step of making a quilt. So we’re concluding National Quilting Month with creative touches to create decorative bindings for your custom quilts. Read on for FIVE decorative binding techniques to incorporate into your next quilty project. 1. SCRAPPY DECORATIVE BINDING Piece together leftover fabric strips featured in a quilt to create a scrappy binding. Strips that are 2 1/2″-wide are perfect for this, so grab a jelly roll or cut strips from fabrics in your stash.Save leftover binding strips from other quilts until you have enough to piece together to create the scrappiest binding of them all! Karie Jewell, of Karie…

  • quilty pillow with textured embroidery

    Quilted Flower Pillow with Dimensional Floral Embroidery

    Quilted Flower Pillow with Sulky Pollen Designs designed by Cherry Guidry, Cherry Blossoms Quilting Create a quilted flower pillow featuring “Pollen” machine embroidery designs by Sulky. The designs feature Sulky Filaine™ Thread, which “blooms” when brushed with a Filaine™ Wire Brush, creating fuzzy texture that looks like the flowers come to life. Quilted Pillow Finished size: 12” x 22” PILLOW SUPPLIES Pollen Machine Embroidery Design Collection (featured designs: Cosmo, Poppy & Gerbera Daisy) Sulky Thread:  Rayon 40 wt. & 12 wt. Filaine (colors per the embroidery design sequence charts), Bobbin 60 wt. white, 60 wt. PolyLite Filaine Wire Brush Stiffy™ Tear-Away Stabilizer Organ® Needles: Piecing: 70/10 Universal Embroidery – 80/12…

  • Mini Quilt for St. Patrick's Day

    Mini Quilt for St. Patrick’s Day with Machine Embroidery

    St. Patrick’s Mini Quilt with Machine Embroidery designed by Melanie Call Create a St. Patrick’s mini quilt to display on your door or wall to bring a little luck into your life! This St. Patrick’s quilt featured machine embroidery in the center block, but hand embroidery or free-motion quilting is just as pretty as the focal point. Grab the Luck ‘O the Irish Poly Sparkle 6-pack of threads and choose an openwork embroidery design to add hints of metallic to the piece. Sulky 30 wt. Blendables™ thread is great for adding different colors to the quilting stitches, too. You’ll be able to complete this mini quilt in no time! It…

  • Free Fox Design + Fun Foxy Filaine Fleece Pillow Project

    Free Fox Design + Fringe Pillow Project by Katrina Walker Grab the Sulky free Fox Design, Filaine Fox, and snuggle up your foxy Valentine with a cuddly fleece pillow. Featuring the adorably fuzzy fox and lots of floppy fringe, this pillow is super fun and easy to create with Filaine thread and less than a yard of fleece! Note: The featured free fox design has fill areas that are digitized for 12 wt. acrylic Sulky Filaine Thread, for use with a size 100/16 needle. If you choose a different thread weight, the design will not fill properly. SUPPLIES Thread: Filaine™: 3424 Maple, 3406 Light Ecru, 3852 True Orange Bobbin Poly…

  • Hanukkah Wall Hanging

    Hanukkah Wall Hanging with Machine Embroidery

    Hanukkah Wall Hanging with Sulky Poly Star™ Thread Create a festive Hanukkah wall hanging with sparkle, created with Sulky Poly Star thread. The polyester thread has flecks of metallic running through it, making it the easiest metallic thread to sew. It’s a 30 wt. thread, so make some adjustments if using a machine embroidery design digitized for 40 wt. thread. SUPPLIES Cotton+Steel 50 wt. Thread by Sulky (construction) Sulky Bobbin thread (for embroidery) Winter Poly Star 6-pack Sampler or Silver Poly Star 6-pack Sampler Sulky 40 wt. Rayon thread Stabilizers: Sulky Tear-Easy™ & Soft ‘n Sheer™ Extra Organ Needles: 90/14 Embroidery (machine embroidery) & 70/10 Universal (construction) Fabric: Coordinating quilting…

  • holiday potholder project

    Holiday Potholder + Cookie Cutter Bundle

    Holiday Potholder & sewing-themed cookie cutter bundle Get in the holiday baking spirit with the Snow Sweets Cookie Cutter Bundle. Included is a set of four sewing-themed cookie cutters (sewing machine, thimble and thread spool), a spool of Sulky Poly Star thread and a 10″ x WOF (“width of fabric”) rectangle of adorable Snow Sweets Folk Toss Charcoal fabric by Riley Blake Designs. With purchase you’ll also receive a simple holiday potholder pattern, a Sulky “Snowman Cupcake” machine embroidery design AND a fun sugar cookie recipe. The potholder project, made with the included fabric, is the perfect coordinating accompaniment to the Holiday Quilt in the Hoop Table Runner kit, featured…