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Sulky 40 wt. (Lighter) Rayon Decorative Thread

Sulky 40 wt. comes in 388 colors. It is a light weight, but exceptionally strong, silky rayon thread. It is colorfast, both washable and dry cleanable. It is recommended that no bleach or whitening agents be used when laundering. While it is a utilitarian weight that works very well in all decorative applications, it is the preferred thread for "free-motion" machine embroidery as well as computerized embroidery. Most computer embroidery designs are digitized for Sulky 40 wt. Rayon Thread.

A size12/80 machine needle is most commonly used with Sulky 40 wt. Rayon, unless the thickness of the fabric/stabilizer calls for a 14/90. It can also be used in the bobbin when working on projects where having the same color bobbin thread as top thread is important. Normally for embroidery work, Sulky Bobbin Thread is most widely used in the bobbin in both white or black. Note: 40 wt. snap-spools have black printing on the spool.

Prefix + Color Code = Art Number
(for example 942-1001 is 250 yds of 40 wt. Bright White)

40wt Solid Colors
Prefix
942- 250-yard 40 wt. small spool MSRP: $ 4.29 per spool
943- 850-yard 40 wt. king spool MSRP: $ 6.99 per spool
944- 1,500-yard 40 wt. Maxi spool MSRP: $ 10.49 per spool
940- 5500 yd Jumbo Cones See your local retailer for pricing
40wt Variegated and Multi-Colors
Prefix
942- 250-yard 40 wt. small spool MSRP: $ 4.79 per spool
943- 850-yard 40 wt. king spool MSRP: $ 8.49 per spool
940- 5500 yd 40 wt. Jumbo Cones See your local retailer for pricing
All Sulky spools are snap-end spools


Sulky 30 wt. (Heavier) Rayon Decorative Thread

Sulky 30 wt. comes in 102 solid colors and 54 variegated and multi-colors, which are indicated by a R30 on the color chart. It is 1/3 heavier than 40 wt. and is ideal for top-stitching, quilting, satin stitch decorative stitches (fills them in completely) and it is an exceptionally strong, silky rayon thread. When enlarging computerized designs, 30 wt, will fill them in more completely than 40 wt. It is colorfast, both washable and dry cleanable. It is recommended that no bleach or whitening agents be used when laundering.

A size 14/90 machine needle is most commonly used with Sulky 30 wt. Rayon. Where having the same color bobbin thread as top thread is important, use a matching Sulky 40 wt. thread in the bobbin. Normally for embroidery work, Sulky Bobbin Thread is most widely used in the bobbin in both white or black. Note: 30 wt. Snap-spools have red writing on the spools.

Prefix + Color Code = Art Number
(for example 932-1001 is 180 yds of 30 wt. Bright White)

30wt Solid Colors
Prefix
932- 180-yard 30 wt. small spool MSRP: $ 4.29 per spool
933- 500-yard 30 wt. king spool MSRP: $ 6.99 per spool
930- 5500 yd 30 wt. Jumbo Cones See your local retailer for pricing
30wt Variegated and Multi-Colors
Prefix
932- 180-yard 30 wt. small spool MSRP: $ 4.79 per spool
933- 500-yard 30 wt. king spool MSRP: $ 8.49 per spool
930- 5500 yd 30 wt. Jumbo Cones See your local retailer for pricing
All Sulky spools are snap-end spools


View Rayon Samples By Number | View Rayon Samples By Family
Actual colors may vary slightly from graphic below.

Downloads for your personal use:
Excel File containing all the Sulky color names and numbers.
Excel File containing all the Sulky color names and RGB values.
PDF of this page (requires Acrobat)
PDF of this page organized by Color Family(requires Acrobat)

396 colors
Cornsilk 502
Cornsilk

Deep Arctic Sky 505
Deep Arctic Sky

Sand 508 New
Sand

Bone 520 New
Bone

Nutmeg 521
Nutmeg

Autumn Gold 523
Autumn Gold

English Green 525
English Green

Cobalt Blue 526
Cobalt Blue

Forest Green 538
Forest Green

Lipstick 561
Lipstick

Spice 562
Spice

Butterfly Gold 567
Butterfly Gold

Cinnamon 568
Cinnamon

Garden Green 569
Garden Green

Deep Aqua 571
Deep Aqua

Blue Ribbon 572
Blue Ribbon

Mint Julep 580
Mint Julep

Dusty Peach 619
Dusty Peach

Sunset 621
Sunset

Moss Green 630
Moss Green

Med. Aqua 640
Med. Aqua

Arctic Sky 643
Arctic Sky

Bright White 1001
Bright White

Soft White 1002
Soft White

Black 1005
Black

Steel Gray 1011
Steel Gray

Med. Peach 1015
Med. Peach

Pastel Coral 1016
Pastel Coral

Pastel Peach 1017
Pastel Peach

Peach 1019
Peach

Dark Peach 1020
Dark Peach

Maple 1021
Maple

Cream 1022
Cream

Yellow 1023
Yellow

Goldenrod 1024
Goldenrod

Mine Gold 1025
Mine Gold

Baby Blue 1028
Baby Blue

Med. Blue 1029
Med. Blue

Periwinkle 1030
Periwinkle

Med. Orchid 1031
Med. Orchid

Med. Purple 1032
Med. Purple

Dk. Orchid 1033
Dk. Orchid

Burgundy 1034
Burgundy

Dk. Burgundy 1035
Dk. Burgundy

Lt. Red 1037
Lt. Red

True Red 1039
True Red

Med. Dk. Khaki 1040
Med. Dk. Khaki

Med. Dk. Gray 1041
Med. Dk. Gray

Bright Navy Blue 1042
Bright Navy Blue

Dk. Navy 1043
Dk. Navy

Midnight Blue 1044
Midnight Blue

Lt. Teal 1045
Lt. Teal

Teal 1046
Teal

Mint Green 1047
Mint Green

Grass Green 1049
Grass Green

Christmas Green 1051
Christmas Green

Med. Dk. Ecru 1054
Med. Dk. Ecru

Tawny Tan 1055
Tawny Tan

Med. Tawny Tan 1056
Med. Tawny Tan

Dk. Tawny Tan 1057
Dk. Tawny Tan

Tawny Brown 1058
Tawny Brown

Dk. Tawny Brown 1059
Dk. Tawny Brown

Pale Yellow 1061
Pale Yellow

Pale Yellow-Green 1063
Pale Yellow-Green

Pale Peach 1064
Pale Peach

Orange Yellow 1065
Orange Yellow

Primrose 1066
Primrose

Lemon Yellow 1067
Lemon Yellow

Pink Tint 1068
Pink Tint

Gold 1070
Gold

Off White 1071
Off White

Pale Powder Blue 1074
Pale Powder Blue

Royal Blue 1076
Royal Blue

Jade Tint 1077
Jade Tint

Tangerine 1078
Tangerine

Emerald Green 1079
Emerald Green

Orchid 1080
Orchid

Brick 1081
Brick

Ecru 1082
Ecru

Spark Gold 1083
Spark Gold

Silver 1085
Silver

Pale Sea Foam 1086
Pale Sea Foam

Deep Peacock 1090
Deep Peacock

Med. Turquoise 1094
Med. Turquoise

Turquoise 1095
Turquoise

Dk. Turquoise 1096
Dk. Turquoise

Lt. Grass Green 1100
Lt. Grass Green

True Green 1101
True Green

Dk. Khaki 1103
Dk. Khaki

Pastel Yellow-Green 1104
Pastel Yellow-Green

Lt. Mauve 1108
Lt. Mauve

Hot Pink 1109
Hot Pink

Pastel Orchid 1111
Pastel Orchid

Royal Purple 1112
Royal Purple

Pastel Mauve 1113
Pastel Mauve

Lt. Pink 1115
Lt. Pink

Mauve 1117
Mauve

Dk. Mauve 1119
Dk. Mauve

Pale Pink 1120
Pale Pink

Pink 1121
Pink

Purple 1122
Purple

Sun Yellow 1124
Sun Yellow

Tan 1126
Tan

Med. Ecru 1127
Med. Ecru

Dk. Ecru 1128
Dk. Ecru

Brown 1129
Brown

Dark Brown 1130
Dark Brown

Cloister Brown 1131
Cloister Brown

Peacock Blue 1134
Peacock Blue

Pastel Yellow 1135
Pastel Yellow

Yellow Orange 1137
Yellow Orange

True Blue 1143
True Blue

Powder Blue 1145
Powder Blue

Christmas Red 1147
Christmas Red

Lt. Coral 1148
Lt. Coral

Deep Ecru 1149
Deep Ecru

Powder Blue Tint 1151
Powder Blue Tint

Coral 1154
Coral

Lt. Army Green 1156
Lt. Army Green

Dk. Maple 1158
Dk. Maple

Temple Gold 1159
Temple Gold

Deep Teal 1162
Deep Teal

Lt. Sky Blue 1165
Lt. Sky Blue

Med. Steel Gray 1166
Med. Steel Gray

Maize Yellow 1167
Maize Yellow

True Orange 1168
True Orange

Bayberry Red 1169
Bayberry Red

Lt. Brown 1170
Lt. Brown

Weathered Blue 1171
Weathered Blue

Med. Weathered Blue 1172
Med. Weathered Blue

Med. Army Green 1173
Med. Army Green

Dk. Pine Green 1174
Dk. Pine Green

Dk. Avocado 1175
Dk. Avocado

Med. Dk. Avocado 1176
Med. Dk. Avocado

Avocado 1177
Avocado

Dk. Taupe 1179
Dk. Taupe

Med. Taupe 1180
Med. Taupe

Rust 1181
Rust

Blue Black 1182
Blue Black

Black Cherry 1183
Black Cherry

Orange Red 1184
Orange Red

Golden Yellow 1185
Golden Yellow

Sable Brown 1186
Sable Brown

Mimosa Yellow 1187
Mimosa Yellow

Red Geranium 1188
Red Geranium

Dk. Chestnut 1189
Dk. Chestnut

Med. Burgundy 1190
Med. Burgundy

Dk. Rose 1191
Dk. Rose

Fuchsia 1192
Fuchsia

Lavender 1193
Lavender

Lt. Purple 1194
Lt. Purple

Dk. Purple 1195
Dk. Purple

Blue 1196
Blue

Med. Navy 1197
Med. Navy

Dusty Navy 1198
Dusty Navy

Admiral Navy Blue 1199
Admiral Navy Blue

Med. Dk. Navy 1200
Med. Dk. Navy

Med. Powder Blue 1201
Med. Powder Blue

Deep Turquoise 1202
Deep Turquoise

Lt. Weathered Blue 1203
Lt. Weathered Blue

Pastel Jade 1204
Pastel Jade

Med. Jade 1205
Med. Jade

Dark Jade 1206
Dark Jade

Sea Foam Green 1207
Sea Foam Green

Mallard Green 1208
Mallard Green

Lt. Avocado 1209
Lt. Avocado

Dk. Army Green 1210
Dk. Army Green

Lt. Khaki 1211
Lt. Khaki

Khaki 1212
Khaki

Taupe 1213
Taupe

Med. Chestnut 1214
Med. Chestnut

Blackberry 1215
Blackberry

Med. Maple 1216
Med. Maple

Chestnut 1217
Chestnut

Silver Gray 1218
Silver Gray

Gray 1219
Gray

Charcoal Gray 1220
Charcoal Gray

Lt. Baby Blue 1222
Lt. Baby Blue

Baby Blue Tint 1223
Baby Blue Tint

Bright Pink 1224
Bright Pink

Pastel Pink 1225
Pastel Pink

Dk. Periwinkle 1226
Dk. Periwinkle

Gold Green 1227
Gold Green

Drab Green 1228
Drab Green

Lt. Putty 1229
Lt. Putty

Dk. Teal 1230
Dk. Teal

Med. Rose 1231
Med. Rose

Classic Green 1232
Classic Green

Ocean Teal 1233
Ocean Teal

Almost Black 1234
Almost Black

Deep Purple 1235
Deep Purple

Lt. Silver 1236
Lt. Silver

Deep Mauve 1237
Deep Mauve

Orange Sunrise 1238
Orange Sunrise

Apricot 1239
Apricot

Smokey Grey 1240
Smokey Grey

Dark Ash 1241 New
Dark Ash

Nassau Blue 1242
Nassau Blue

Spring Moss 1243 New
Spring Moss

Orange Flame 1246
Orange Flame

Mahogany 1247
Mahogany

Med. Pastel Blue 1248
Med. Pastel Blue

Cornflower Blue 1249
Cornflower Blue

Duck Wing Blue 1250
Duck Wing Blue

Bright Turquoise 1251
Bright Turquoise

Bright Peacock 1252
Bright Peacock

Dk. Sapphire 1253
Dk. Sapphire

Dusty Lavender 1254
Dusty Lavender

Deep Orchid 1255
Deep Orchid

Sweet Pink 1256
Sweet Pink

Deep Coral 1257
Deep Coral

Coral Reef 1258
Coral Reef

Salmon Peach 1259
Salmon Peach

Summer Gold 1260 New
Summer Gold

Dk Autmn Gold 1262 New
Dk Autmn Gold

Red Jubilee 1263
Red Jubilee

Cognac 1264
Cognac

Burnt Toast 1265
Burnt Toast

Toast 1266
Toast

Mink Brown 1267
Mink Brown

Light Gray Khaki 1268
Light Gray Khaki

Mushroom 1269 New
Mushroom

Dk. Gray Khaki 1270
Dk. Gray Khaki

Evergreen 1271
Evergreen

Hedge Green 1272
Hedge Green

Dark Forest 1273 New
Dark Forest

Nile Green 1274
Nile Green

Sea Mist 1275
Sea Mist

Pistachio 1276
Pistachio

Ivy Green 1277
Ivy Green

Bright Green 1278
Bright Green

Willow Green 1279
Willow Green

Dk. Willow Green 1280
Dk. Willow Green

Slate Gray 1283
Slate Gray

Dk. Winter Sky 1284
Dk. Winter Sky

Dk. Sage Green 1285
Dk. Sage Green

Dk. French Green 1286
Dk. French Green

French Green 1287
French Green

Aqua 1288
Aqua

Ice Blue 1289
Ice Blue

Winter Sky 1291
Winter Sky

Heron Blue 1292
Heron Blue

Deep Nassau Blue 1293
Deep Nassau Blue

Deep Slate Gray 1294
Deep Slate Gray

Sterling 1295
Sterling

Hyacinth 1296
Hyacinth

Lt. Plum 1297
Lt. Plum

Dk. Plum 1298
Dk. Plum

Purple Shadow 1299
Purple Shadow

Plum 1300
Plum

Deep Eggplant 1301
Deep Eggplant

Eggplant 1302
Eggplant

Watermelon 1303 New
Watermelon

Dewberry 1304
Dewberry

Sage Green 1305
Sage Green

Gun Metal Gray 1306
Gun Metal Gray

Petal Pink 1307
Petal Pink

Magenta 1309
Magenta

Mulberry 1311
Mulberry

Wine 1312
Wine

Bittersweet 1313
Bittersweet

Poppy 1317
Poppy

Gray Khaki 1321
Gray Khaki

Chartreuse 1322
Chartreuse

Whisper Gray 1325
Whisper Gray

Dk. Whisper Gray 1327
Dk. Whisper Gray

Nickel Gray 1328
Nickel Gray

Dk. Nickel Gray 1329
Dk. Nickel Gray

Pale Green 1331
Pale Green

Deep Chartreuse 1332
Deep Chartreuse

Sunflower Gold 1333
Sunflower Gold

Green Peacock 1503
Green Peacock

Putty 1508
Putty

Lime Green 1510
Lime Green

Deep Rose 1511
Deep Rose

Wild Peacock 1513
Wild Peacock

Rosebud 1515
Rosebud

Coachman Green 1517
Coachman Green

Lt. Rose 1533
Lt. Rose

Sapphire 1534
Sapphire

Team Blue 1535
Team Blue

Midnight Teal 1536
Midnight Teal

Peach Fluff 1543
Peach Fluff

Purple Accent 1545
Purple Accent

Flax 1549
Flax

Desert Cactus 1550
Desert Cactus

Ocean Aqua 1551
Ocean Aqua

Dk. Desert Cactus 1552
Dk. Desert Cactus

Purple Passion 1554
Purple Passion

Tea Rose 1558
Tea Rose

Marine Aqua 1560
Marine Aqua

Deep Hyacinth 1561
Deep Hyacinth

Caribbean Mist 1644 New
Caribbean Mist

Shrimp 1800 New
Shrimp

Flesh 1801 New
Flesh

Soft Blush 1802 New
Soft Blush

Island Peach 1803 New
Island Peach

Bayou Blue 1804 New
Bayou Blue

Ocean View 1805 New
Ocean View

Madras Blue 1806 New
Madras Blue

Soft Heather 1807 New
Soft Heather

Velvet Slipper 1808 New
Velvet Slipper

Iced Mauve 1809 New
Iced Mauve

Wild Mulberry 1810 New
Wild Mulberry

Wineberry 1811 New
Wineberry

Wildflower 1812 New
Wildflower

Plum Wine 1813 New
Plum Wine

Orchid Kiss 1814 New
Orchid Kiss

Japanese Fern 1815 New
Japanese Fern

Honeydew 1816 New
Honeydew

Lemon Grass 1817 New
Lemon Grass

Fairway Mist 1818 New
Fairway Mist

Outback 1819 New
Outback

Fruit Shake 1820 New
Fruit Shake

Creamy Peach 1821 New
Creamy Peach

Toffee 1822 New
Toffee

Cocoa 1823 New
Cocoa

Gentle Rain 1824 New
Gentle Rain

Barnyard Grass 1825 New
Barnyard Grass

Galley Gold 1826 New
Galley Gold

Coral Sunset 1827 New
Coral Sunset

Seashell 1828 New
Seashell

Crème Brulé 1829 New
Crème Brulé

Lilac 1830 New
Lilac

Limeade 1831 New
Limeade

Desert Glow 1832 New
Desert Glow

Pumpkin Pie 1833 New
Pumpkin Pie

Pea Soup 1834 New
Pea Soup

Peapod Green 1835 New
Peapod Green

Loden Green 1836 New
Loden Green

Lt Cocoa 1837 New
Lt Cocoa

Cocoa Cream 1838 New
Cocoa Cream

Cameo 1839 New
Cameo

Neon Yellow 1901
Neon Yellow

Neon Green 1904
Neon Green

Neon Gold 1905
Neon Gold

Neon Pink 1909
Neon Pink

Neon Fuchsia 1910
Neon Fuchsia

Neon Red 1913
Neon Red

Neon Orange 1914
Neon Orange

Neon Tangerine 1953
Neon Tangerine

Vari-Pastel Pinks 2100
Vari-Pastel Pinks

Vari-Pinks 2101
Vari-Pinks

Vari-Roses 2102
Vari-Roses

Vari-Oranges 2103
Vari-Oranges

Vari-Pastel Blues 2104
Vari-Pastel Blues

Vari-Teal Blues 2105
Vari-Teal Blues

Vari-Blues 2106
Vari-Blues

Vari-Navy Blues 2107
Vari-Navy Blues

Vari-Grays/Silvers 2108
Vari-Grays/Silvers

Vari-Grays/Blacks 2109
Vari-Grays/Blacks

Vari-True Greens 2110
Vari-True Greens

Vari-Grass Greens 2111
Vari-Grass Greens

Vari-Mint Greens 2112
Vari-Mint Greens

Vari-Bright Greens 2113
Vari-Bright Greens

Vari-Avocado Greens 2114
Vari-Avocado Greens

Vari-Pine Greens 2115
Vari-Pine Greens

Vari-Taupes 2116
Vari-Taupes

Vari-Yellows 2117
Vari-Yellows

Vari-Med. Browns 2118
Vari-Med. Browns

Vari-Lt. Browns 2119
Vari-Lt. Browns

Vari-Dk. Browns 2120
Vari-Dk. Browns

Vari-Orchids 2121
Vari-Orchids

Vari-Baby Pinks 2122
Vari-Baby Pinks

Vari-Reds 2123
Vari-Reds

Vari-Purples 2124
Vari-Purples

Vari-Royal Purples 2125
Vari-Royal Purples

Vari-Rust Peaches 2126
Vari-Rust Peaches

Vari-Dk. Taupes 2127
Vari-Dk. Taupes

Vari-Willow Greens 2128
Vari-Willow Greens

Vari-French Greens 2129
Vari-French Greens

Vari-Fuchsias 2130
Vari-Fuchsias

Vari-Khakis 2131
Vari-Khakis

Vari-Aqua Teals 2132
Vari-Aqua Teals

Vari-Coffee Browns 2133
Vari-Coffee Browns

Vari-Golden Yellows 2134
Vari-Golden Yellows

Vari-Peaches 2135
Vari-Peaches

Baby Blue/Pink/Mint 2201
Baby Blue/Pink/Mint

Mint Greens/Pinks 2202
Mint Greens/Pinks

Baby Pink/Mint/Blue 2203
Baby Pink/Mint/Blue

Teal/Purple/Fuchsia 2204
Teal/Purple/Fuchsia

Blue/Fuchsia/Purple 2205
Blue/Fuchsia/Purple

Turq/Coral/Silver 2206
Turq/Coral/Silver

Green/Burgundy/Tan 2207
Green/Burgundy/Tan

Burg/Green/Blue/Tan 2208
Burg/Green/Blue/Tan

Sea Foam/Coral Reef/Ecru 2209
Sea Foam/Coral Reef/Ecru

Dk Gr/Brn Burg/Lt Brn 2210
Dk Gr/Brn Burg/Lt Brn

Gr./Coral/Blue/Yell 2240
Gr./Coral/Blue/Yell

Peach/Blue/Rust/Green 2241
Peach/Blue/Rust/Green

Red/Gold/Blue 2242
Red/Gold/Blue

Med. Gr./Purple/Gold 2243
Med. Gr./Purple/Gold

Coral/Brown/Teal 2244
Coral/Brown/Teal

Old Gold/Black/Red 2245
Old Gold/Black/Red

Med. Blue/Green/Tan 2246
Med. Blue/Green/Tan

Blue/Lav/Red/Yell/Gr. 2247
Blue/Lav/Red/Yell/Gr.

Red/White/Blue 2504 New
Red/White/Blue

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