How far does Sulky go?
Industry experts calculate that the average length of each stitch in embroidery designs is 4 to 5 mm. Based on that average, 22 yards of Sulky 40 weight rayon equals about 4,000 stitches. Therefore one 250 yard Sulky spool can create 44,000 stitches, while an 850 yard spool can create 156,000 stitches!
If you were to buy one each of all 388 Sulky 40 wt. colors on 250 yard spools, you could create seventeen million seventy-two thousand (17,072,000) stitches. If you buy one each of all 388 Sulky colors on an 850 yard spool, you could create 60,528,000 stitches.
Assuming that an average design has 20,000 stitches (most have substantially less), with 388 250-yard spools you could create 854 designs or more than 2 a day everyday for a year. With 388 850-yard spools, you could create 3,026 designs or more than 2 a day everyday for almost 4 years!
And now, virtually all 388 colors of Sulky 40 wt. Rayon are available on 5500 Yd. Jumbo cones.