Specialty Threads

  • Thanksgiving Placemats

    Thanksgiving Placemats with Machine Embroidery

    Thanksgiving Placemats using Poly Star Thread by Ellen March Create a set of Thanksgiving placemats that showcase sparkly Poly Star™ thread embroideries. The large-scale line-art designs are easy to embroider with the 30 wt. thread, offering a touch of glitter and a pronounced texture to the placemats. Supplies listed are enough to make six Thanksgiving placemats measuring approximately 14” x 20”. THANKSGIVING PLACEMATS SUPPLIES Sulky Fall Poly Star™ 6-pack Sulky Soft ’n Sheer™ stabilizer KK 2000™ Temporary Spray Adhesive Sulky Bobbin Thread Designs by Juju Thanksgiving Folk Blocks machine embroidery collection (choose six 9” designs from the collection) 6 coordinating fat quarters of solid fabric 2 yards of pumpkin-print cotton…

  • double gauze throw tutorial

    Double Gauze Throw with Pom-Pom Trim & Poly Star

    Double Gauze Throw Create a double gauze throw that’s quilted with Sulky Poly Star and trimmed with pom-pom fringe. The double gauze throw is a great lightweight coverup for chilly days. The thread provides a subtle bling that brings the party to this fun gift idea. Double gauze is a lightweight fabric with inherent “wrinkles” and texture. It makes a great baby blanket, flowy top and wall hanging. For this throw, a lightweight batting is used between the double gauze layers for added comfort and stability to support the 30 wt. Poly Star quilting. For more info on Sulky Poly Star thread, watch this! Double Gauze Throw Size: 45″ x…

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  • Halloween wall hanging

    Halloween Wall Hanging with Free Trick-or-Treat Design

    Halloween Wall Hanging Create a Halloween wall hanging to place on your front door or inside to complement festive décor. The featured wall hanging embroidery design is easily done by hand or machine. Grab the free design for either handwork or machine embroidery and start stitching! SUPPLIES 50 wt. Cotton + Steel thread by Sulky (753-1005 Black) Assorted quilting cotton fabrics (Featured fabrics coordinate with the Sulky Happy Halloween Table Runner) A: 8” x 10” rectangle (for embroidered center panel B: (2) 2” x 8” strips & (2) 2” x 13” strips (center panel borders) C: (2) 2” x 10 ½” strips & (2) 2” x 16” strips (outer borders)…

  • Sulky serger webinar

    Serger Smarts + Fun with Filaine Thread FREE Webinar

    Serger Smarts + Fun with Filaine™ a free webinar with Katrina Walker Join us for a FREE webinar: Serger Smarts + Fun with Filaine on September 8, 2020 at 2pm EDT. You requested more “serger smarts” content and we’ve got you covered! Katrina Walker will explain lots of uses for your serger, going over needles and thread and explaining functional and decorative applications. No serger? No problem! The featured project is also easily completed with a standard sewing machine. Though, you’ll be inspired to upgrade your sewing space with a serger after hearing all you can do with it! Katrina’s new book, A Field Guide: Serger 101 goes into further…

  • glowy gingham quilt

    Quilting with Glowy Thread: a Gingham Quilt for Star Gazers

    Quilting with Glowy Thread by Melanie Call of A Bit of Scrap Stuff This Glowy Gingham Quilt is calling all star gazers! That’s right! You can use Sulky Glowy™ thread for quilting and have a glow-in-the-dark quilt for a night of star gazing, camping or to gift to those littles who are afraid of the dark. Finished size: 50″ x 59″ SUPPLIES Thread: 4 spools of Sulky Glowy – White (quilting), 50 wt. Cotton+Steel™ Thread by Sulky (piecing) Sulky 60 wt. Bobbin Thread (bobbin) FREE Pattern: Gingham Quilt by A Bit of Scrap Stuff Organ® size 90/14 Top Stitch needle (quilting), 80/12 Top Stitch needle (piecing) Fabric: Star Gazer collection…

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    Reflective Halloween Costumes with CRY Thread

    Reflective Halloween Costumes Create reflective Halloween costumes with the help of Sulky CRY® Reflective Thread. CRY stands for Coated Reflective yarn. This thread is 30 wt. and reflects light, making you more visible when walking at night, especially important for young trick-or-treaters. If making a costume from scratch, use CRY for topstitching, hems and to outlining details. If using a store-bought costume, follow existing stitching with CRY to create reflective Halloween costumes. Use a size 90/14 Top Stitch needle for best results. If working with knit or stretchy fabrics, use a 90/14 Jersey needle and a stretch stitch to ensure the fabric moves as intended. Don’t topstitch over high-stress areas,…

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    New Metallic Thread & Free Embroidery Design on Holly Bag

    New Metallic Thread, You Ask? Yes, that’s right! Poly Star™, a new 30 wt. metallic-flecked thread is now available at sulky.com! This thread is polyester with “stars” of metallic running through it. If you’ve ever had difficulty sewing with metallic thread, this one’s for you. NEW METALLIC THREAD: POLY STAR At 30 wt., this thread is heavier than the traditional Sulky Original Metallic, Holoshimmer™ and Sliver™ varieties, giving more coverage for free-motion work and machine embroidery. And with only flecks of metallic, the thread withstands more friction and tension, resulting in little to no thread breakage with high speed stitching. Use a size 90/14 needle when stitching the new metallic…


    Halloween Home Décor for Fun & Festivities

    Halloween Home Décor Get started on your Halloween Home Décor with five fun projects that will bring some “spook” to your sewing room. Frankie Cuddle Quilt This easy-to-make quilt features plush Cuddle® fabric by Shannon Fabrics and an exclusive Halloween-themed appliqué embroidery design collection. Choose the large-scale Frankie for the center focal point of the quilt, or combine several designs to create the scene of your choice. The embroidery designs match the fabric perfectly, so you can place the little motifs anywhere you like! Be sure to use a topper with your embroidery to ensure the stitches sit atop the plush fabric surface. Included in the kit are two stabilizer…

  • Sew Metallic Thread with Ease – FAQs with Patti Lee

    How to Sew Metallic Thread by Patti Lee If you’ve wondered how to sew metallic thread, this post is for you! Metallics are specialty threads and not construction threads. They require a few minor adjustments to sew with ease, and then they become magical! You’ll love the special effects you can achieve when you learn how to sew metallic threads. Q: What’s the difference between Sulky Original, Sliver™, & Holoshimmer™ Metallic Thread? A: Sulky Original Metallic is a round, twisted thread that is created by twisting and bonding a fine metallic foil around a strong core to create an exceptionally smooth, strong, and pliable thread. Add an elegant sparkle to…

  • DIY graduation cap

    DIY Graduation Cap with Kraft-Tex® Paper Fabric

    With socially distant graduations happening all over the country, we can use our crafty skills to celebrate those we love with a DIY graduation cap. Gather some paper-like fabric, thread, yarn and a brad fastener and you’re in business! If your machine has built-in decorative stitch alphabets, combine letters to personalize the DIY graduation cap for your student. Mary Kate Karr-Petras shows you how. DIY GRADUATION CAP USING KRAFT-TEX PAPER FABRIC from Mary Kate: The day before my daughter’s (online) elementary school continuation ceremony, her teacher sent an email that included a link to a DIY graduation cap tutorial as a suggestion for a fun way to make the occasion…

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