Sulky Cotton Petites
To celebrate our 25th Anniversary, Sulky of America recently introduced a fabulous NEW line of Sulky 12 wt. Cotton "Petites" Thread. These smaller 50 yd. snap-end spools of 80 dynamic colors of premium quality Sulky 12 wt. Long Staple, Egyptian Cotton Thread were especially created for the myriad of you who love Hand Embroidery, Quilting, and Applique, as well as numerous other Hand Crafts such as:
Cross Stitch, Crazy Patchwork, Couching, Hand Sashiko, Blanket Stitch,
Needlepunch, Candlewicking, Smocking, Heirloom Sewing, Redwork, and also Bobbin Work.
Since one strand of Sulky 12 wt. Cotton Thread is equivalent to two strands of typical floss, the huge benefits are:
You don't have to separate any floss;
There is no tangling;
You can cut any length you want; and
Storage is tidy with no loss of color identity.
You will also love the fact that this smaller 50 yd. Sulky Petite spool has a suggested retail
price that is almost three-fourths less than the price of the same Sulky 12 wt. Cotton Thread
on a 330 yd. spool. See colors.
Sulky Cotton Petites can be found at Independent Sewing, Quilting or Craft Retailers
all over the United States and Canada. Click here for sources.
Sulky C0-Sponsors The Hoffman 2012 Challenge
Once again this year, we will be co-sponsoring the Hoffman 2011 Challenge. Take a look at these beautiful Challenge Fabrics.
As most of you know, we discontinued the Sulky Challenge several years ago mostly as a result of the direct hit that our Florida facility took from Hurricane Charley. We are really delighted that Sulky is now co-sponsoring the prestigious Hoffman Challenge, which has a long, rich history of encouraging and rewarding creativity.
Since numerous past entrees in the Hoffman Challenge have featured extensive and often-dramatic uses of Sulky Decorative Rayon, Metallic and Cotton Threads, we love being able to co-sponsor this Challenge so that we can acknowledge and reward the best of future entrants who use Sulky Products.
Consumers know they can Quilt with Confidence with Hoffman Fabrics and "Create with Confidence" with Sulky Products. Now, they can do it all in one big contest. Go to hoffmanchallenge.com to see the 2011 winners and get your entry form for the 2011 Challenge.
42 New cotton blendables (09/01/11)
New Sulky Book
"Fun with Sulky Blendables and Solid Color Cotton Threads" (#900-B21) (09/01/11)
Once again, Joyce has compiled the most amazing array of projects for her latest book. Many well known designers have again contributed some truly beautiful projects to this book. With the focus on Sulky Cotton Blendables and Sulky Solid Color Cottons which are exclusively sold to independent stores, this 104-page, full-color book is jam-packed full of ideas and techniques that will excite and motivate you. AND… now there are a total of 126 magnificent Blendables in both 12 wt. and 30 wt.!
Here are some of the amazing projects in this new book which are virtually all done with Blendables and Solid Color Cottons, along with a few other Sulky Threads for accents:
(Click here to see more projects from the book with photos.)
Pumpkin Market Tote by Carol Ingram - featuring Paper Piecing on Paper Solvy, 3-D Padded Leaves, and many other fun techniques.
Team Quilt by Bev Morris of Abigayles Quiltery in Olmsted Falls, OH.
This is her favorite fund-raising quilt which is perfect for all those "teams" and charity events in everyone's life! You will love her personalizing techniques and beautiful quilting with Sulky 30 wt. Cotton Blendables.
The Perfect Cover Up by Eric Drexler, National Sulky Educator - an easy and fun vase cover that stretches and fits over a bud vase. Another wonderful, fearless way to teach free-motion. Eric always makes it "sew easy".
And then, to really knock your socks off, Sulky Designer, Evelyn Byler has made the most magnificent shawl on her long-arm machine. Evelyn has done some amazing thread work over the years, but this is by far the most beautiful. It can be done on a home sewing machine too (just not as quickly), but oh my… it is luscious! You will fall in love with Blendables all over again!
And wait! Still another incredible project from Evelyn! A wonderful variety of 3-D leaves totally made with Blendables and other Sulky Threads in an array of colors and sizes, mounted on a cabinet door (really!), with cup hooks added underneath to make the most beautiful key holder you will ever see.
Nancy Sapin, National Educator for Sulky, and famous for her corded projects, has designed a really durable and beautiful Shoulder Bag that uses her special corded technique and gorgeous batik fabrics. Featuring the Blendables and Sulky Fuse 'n Stitch, this is the next step in corded projects.
SERGER PROJECTS, GALORE! HAND PROJECTS! PUNCH NEEDLE!
FASHION AND EVEN KNITTING! PROJECTS FOR TEENS!
7 BONUS PROJECTS AND A GALLERY ON THE CD INCLUDED!
AND AMAZING THREAD ART:
Pine Scrub at Cathedral Rock by fiber artist Chris Eichner, will take your breath away. If you like landscapes, this one is "to die for"! Chris makes it easy and fun using Sulky Super Solvy, NEW Soft 'n Sheer Extra, and Fabri-Solvy along with at least 7 Blendables and numerous 40 wt. Rayons, Holoshimmer and more. WOW! The fabrics are so pretty, and the threadwork is so very dimensional.
Artist and Designer, Linda Visnaw, created a wonderful Tsukineko Ink placemat and napkin project that is simple and elegant; but wait until you see how it comes alive when it is free-motion embroidered with Sulky Blendables. This one is for your artsy people; and even for those who think they aren't, this is such a fun project. Linda taught this at the seminar training event for our National Educators, and all of us caught the fever! Extensive "painting" instructions are on the CD and video links, too!
Click here to see lots of dynamic photos of the projects from the new book.
A BRAND NEW SULKY "SEW EXCITING" SEMINAR: "FUN WITH SULKY¨ BLENDABLES"
Based on the newest 104-page book
by Joyce Drexler, "Fun with Sulky Blendables and Solid Color Cotton Threads" (900-B21) this is a fun-filled, 2-1/2 hour program of tips, techniques, step-by-step projects and beautiful samples.
This seminar has maximum emphasis on the 12 wt. and 30 wt. Sulky Blendables and Solid Color Cottons, which are exclusive to INDEPENDENT Sewing and Quilting Stores Only! We are also introducing 42 MORE new colors of Blendables with this seminar! There is a wonderful array of original and exciting projects including quilting, home dec, wearables, free-motion work, corded projects, lots of serger projects, hand work, and some truly amazing Designer Art Projects that will knock your socks off!
You will be "sew" inspired to make many of these fun and easy projects using the hugely popular Sulky Blendables and Cottons!
It's time to have FUN WITH SULKY BLENDABLES!
Click here to learn more about this fun seminar.
REAL thread chart (06/01/11)
A new REAL thread chart for our Rayon, PolyDeco, and PolyLite lines is here! Select that perfect matching color of Sulky Rayon, Poly Deco, or PolyLite with a Sulky Color Card which has a generous amount of real thread samples of 388 colors of Sulky 40 wt. Rayon, all 102 colors of Sulky 30 wt. Rayon, all 24 Multi colors of PolyLite, as well as the 8 neon Sulky Poly Deco colors. The 130 solid colors of Poly Deco are denoted by their Rayon counterpart as are the 36 solid color of PolyLite. Real swatches of the White and Black Bobbin thread and Clear and Smoke Invisible are also on this card. Suggested price is $15.00.
This thread chart is an invaluable tool to help you choose the right color, or oftentimes, the NEXT right color if you don't have the perfect color in your stash. It can save you hours of frustration when doing computerized embroidery!
New! Sulky Book -
"Sew, Craft, Quilt and Embroider Confidently, with Sulky Stabilizers!"
by Joyce Drexler
Nationally recognized Machine Arts Expert, Creative Director and co-founder of Sulky of America.
This long-awaited, ultimate guide for stabilizing is finally here. With 200 full-color pages and a CD
packed with even more exciting projects, designs, tips and recipes, this is the must-have book of the year,
maybe the decade. Our last stabilizer book, Sulky Secrets to Successful Stabilizing (#900B-11), was
published in 1994 and has been our best-selling book ever. Since 1994, we have added 11 new stabilizers,
and lots of threads and other products. Sewing machines are more computerized and more sophisticated
than ever. Keeping up-to-date on all the new products and possibilities can be overwhelming. But not
anymore! We've made it easy for you.
Sew, Craft, Quilt and Embroider Confidently with Sulky Stabilizers
40 Experts show you the most up-to-date uses for all of Sulky's Stabilizers.
Follow their easy-to-understand
Recipes for Success
Which show you how to get perfect results on virtually any fabric.
Sulky Iron-On Transfer Pens in
4-Pack and 8-Pack Handy Containers!
Because so many of you have asked, we now have our exclusive Sulky Iron-On Transfer Pens available in 4-color packs and 8-color packs for you. These value-priced assortments come in unique, re-closable "screw top" clear tubes that hang on pegboard or slat wall, and provide a nice storage container. Sulky Iron-On Transfer Pens have always been great for transferring patterns onto just about any surface that can take a hot iron. They are perfect for fabric painting, needlepunch, hand embroidery, appliqué, and many more crafty techniques. With these new Value Packs, you can now get the most popular colors or the entire collection while saving as much as 16% off of the individual retail price.
For more information on the Sulky Iron-On Transfer Pens or to view a "How-To" video, click here.
TWO BRAND NEW SULKY STABILIZERS!
TWO BRAND NEW SULKY STABILIZERS!
Sulky has introduced 2 new stabilizers since we published the hugely
popular, An Updated Supplement to Sulky's Secrets to Successful
Stabilizing - Book 900B-17, and a total of 11 new stabilizers since we
published, Sulky Secrets to Successful Stabilizing - Book #900B-11.
New! Sulky Soft 'n Sheer Extra™ Iron-on, Cut-Away Stabilizer
Sulky Soft 'n Sheer Extra is 1-1/2 times as heavy as original Soft 'n
Sheer with the added convenience of having a fusible, iron-on coating.
This time-saving, mid-weight, cut-away is the perfect choice when you
want a cut-away that is a little heavier than Soft 'n Sheer, but not as
heavy as Cut-Away Plus. Iron it onto the wrong side of your fabric, using
a low temperature of about 260¼. This makes it perfect for more delicate
fabrics that don't like high heat. On mid-weight knits, use one layer of
Soft 'n Sheer Extra rather than two layers of the original Soft 'n Sheer.
And since you iron it on, your fabric will not distort when you hoop it.
It is also a wonderful backing for embellishing pillow tops, and as an
interfacing in garments that you simply want to remain cool and light.
When we don't want fleece or batting in a quilted garment, this is the
New! Sulky Sticky Fabri-Solvy™ Water Soluble and NOW Printable Stabilizer
Sticky Fabri-Solvy works just the same as Fabri-Solvy only it has a wonderful self-stick
back, which is accessed by removing a release sheet. It's like magic for turned appliqués: Stitch it, turn it, and stick it. It holds items in place for hoopless and reversible embroidery. Ideal for accurate placement of loose items when making scarves or thread collages. Photocopy your designs onto it, then peel off the release sheet and stick the design in place for hand embroidery, appliqué, needlepunch, machine and hand
quilting. With no paper component, it washes away quickly and completely every time!
For your photocopying convenience, it also comes in 8-1/2" x 11" sheets.
NEW!! SULKY 60 wt. PolyLite™ Thread
Quilters love new Sulky PolyLite because it flows like butter through a long-arm or domestic sewing machine with virtually no tension adjustments needed. Perfect for micro-stippling or fine detail quilting and more accurate piecing. Predictable one-inch color changes in the multi-colors add interest and "forgiveness" to your quilting. Can be used top and bobbin for less frequent bobbin changes. Nearly invisible on bindings and stitching in the ditch. It's the perfect companion bobbin thread for Sulky Metallics, Rayons and Invisible Threads.
The ideal thread for heirloom sewing, nearly invisible hand or machine appliqué, wing-needle work, exquisite fine thread lace, trapunto and more. Doesn't shrink, fray or break easily. Creates delicate decorative stitches, and crisp, readable lettering. It looks and feels like silk, but it is stronger and less expensive.
A size 10/70 or 11/75 machine needle is recommended. It is colorfast, bleachable, and both washable and dry cleanable.
Available in 36 solid and 24 multi-colors:
440 yd. solid color, small snap-spools: $3.99 sugg. retail
1,650 yd. Maxi-spools $7.49 sugg. retail
Multi-colors: $4.99 and $11.99 respectively, sugg. retail
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