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Holy Smokes!!! 

Holy Smokes!!!

Holy Smokes!!!  I've been working with Eileen Roche of Designs in Machine Embroidery for  several weeks now, in preparation for tonight's webcast, Quilt with An Embroidery Machine.  She certainly has been fantastic to work with, but I was so surprised to see my name and website mentioned in her latest blog!  Thank you so, so, much Eileen!!!  

If you haven't signed up for this webcast yet, you don't want to miss out.  There's still time to register, and if you cannot make it to the live event, you will be able to watch a recording afterwards.  I'll just send you over to Sulky's site to register.  It's tonight, March 23rd, 2017.  Please note that the correct time for the webcast is 9:00pm EDT. 

I just love her entertaining writing style as she recapped our dress rehearsal yesterday.  Read her blog post here:  

Well, if you are visiting me for the first time you can see that I haven't been keeping up with my posts they way I want.  That's because I have been traveling across the country working at expos, teaching classes and making webinars.  There just never seems to be enough time for everything.

I have one more trip coming up next week.  I'll be at the Original Sewing and Quilt Expo in Cleveland, Ohio.  If you are going to be in the area, come on by the Sulky booth and say hello!  I'm also teaching 2 classes there:  Zentangled Flower Pin and The Business of Teaching:  Setting Yourself Up for Success.

Sew Long for now!  I have a webinar to prepare for!


P.S.  This post contains my affiliate link to the Sulky website.  By using my special link to register for the webcast, I will receive a little commission if you purchase something from Sulky.  Thank you for using my affiliate link!  I appreciate your support.



Posted by SewSimplifiedLLC Admin Thursday, March 23, 2017 4:30:00 PM Categories: Embroidery Embroidery Thread Machine Embroidery Sewing Friends Sulky

How Long Is A Sulky Spool of Thread? 


How Long is a Sulky Spool of Thread?



So, have you ever wondered how far a spool of thread goes?  I thought I would entertain you with some fun facts about how many stitches it takes to get to the end of a Sulky spool of thread.  For those of us who are over a certain age, doesn’t that remind you of Tootsie Roll Tootsie Pops??


    •    Average stitch length of an embroidery design is between 4-5mm.  Many of you may not embroider (yet), so your normal sewing stitch length would be shorter, perhaps 2.5mm.  

    •    22 yards of Sulky 40 wt. Rayon Thread equals about 4,000 stitches.

    •    A 250 yard Snap spool can create 44,000 stitches.  That’s a lot of stitches!

    •    An 850 yard King spool can create 156,000 stitches.  Wow, that’s even more!!!


250 yard spools of 40 wt. Sulky Rayon Thread.

250 yard spools of Sulky 40 wt. Rayon Thread


Let's have fun with this and take these figures even further

    •    If you had all 388 Sulky 40 wt. Rayon Thread colors on a 250 yard Snap spool, you could create 17,072,000 stitches.  Remember this is the 4-5mm stitch length.

    •    If you had all 388 Sulky 40 wt. Rayon Thread colors on a 850 yard King spool you would be able to create 60,528,000. 


850 yard King spools of Sulky 40 wt. Rayon Thread.


So, are you curious to know how much embroidery that is?

The average embroidery design has 20,000 stitches...

    •    ...with 388 Sulky 40 wt. Rayon Thread on a 250 yard spools, you could create 854 designs or more than 2 a day, everyday for a year.

    •    ...with 388 Sulky 40 wt. Rayon Thread on a 850 yard spools, you could create 3,026 designs or more than 2 a day everyday for almost 4 years!


So now you know how many 4-5mm stitches it takes to get to the end of a Sulky spool of thread!


5,500 yard Jumbo spool of Sulky 40 wt. Rayon Thread.


Let's have some fun!  Can you figure out how many 4-5mm stitches a 5,500 Jumbo spool of thread can create? 


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Sew Long for Now!!!