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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? 

 

Disclaimer:  I am an affiliate for Sulky, and the highlighted links within this post contain my special code to the Sulky webstore.  When you use these links, you will be directed to Sulky's webstore.  The cost of the products are the same whether or not you use my links, but using my links allows me to receive a small commission from the sale.  This is a way of letting me know how much you like the information I am posting for you, and I truly appreciate your business and support.  

 

Sew Long for Now!!!

M.

 

Fun with Preprinted Panels 

It's Christmas in July!

 

 

 

Fun with Preprinted Panels...It's Christmas in July

 

Hi Sewing Friends!

 

It's hard to believe it's time to start thinking about Christmas already.  We all know it takes time and TLC to make special handmade gifts from the heart for our family and friends.  In this video, I inspire you to embellish a preprinted panel with Sulky decorative threads.  I also give you amazing tips and exercises to practice so that you can free motion sew, or quilt interconnecting circles!  If I can do it, so can you!  It's really a lot of fun and easy, especially after you practice.  

​Let me hear a whoa hoo!  I hope this video inspires you to try embellishing a preprinted panel with beautiful Sulky threads.

 

By the way, don't forget to visit my shop to link to the Sulky online store, if you need to order supplies!

 

Here's the exercise sheet I promised.  Print it out on regular paper and practice tracing the lines and complete the rest of the row.

 

The next exercise is optional, and well worth it.  When you are ready, print the  exercise sheet on a piece of Sulky Sticky Fabri-Solvy Stabilizer (soon to be called Stick 'n Stitch) from your home printer.  This is a Wash Away stabilizer, and is available in convenient 8 ½" by 11" sheets.  It has a self-adhesive backing, like a postage stamp.  Peel that backing off and place it on a practice quilt sandwich!

 

There's one or two more exercises you can try, and I explain them in the video.

 

I hope you enjoyed this post and are inspired to embellish preprinted panels with beautiful Sulky decorative threads.

 

Sew Long!

 

M.

 

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