I lamented in a recent Flosstube video that I have too many cross stitch projects using the same color of Sulky 12 weight cotton petites thread. My favorite color to stitch with has been the Sulky Milk Chocolate Blendables color. With Halloween and winter stitching, I cannot seem to keep track of the spools. A fantastic viewer offered a great solution to my one spool dilemma.
This viewer suggested that I put some of the Sulky Petites on small bobbins. What a great idea! I immediately went and ordered abobbin set with a carrying case. I like the idea of being able to carry a portable sulky thread palette in a project bag or for a purse project.
Using my sewing machine, I quickly loaded a single bobbin with the Sulky thread. I am so happy. Now I can add this small bobbin to one project. I just have to label the color. I heard about the bobbin holders that are super fun and brightly colored. I thought I could use them and attach my thread number to each one.
I am so happy with the results. Sulky is super affordable as a cross stitching floss, and now I can make each spool into small bobbins for multiple projects. Yippee!
Fabric Envelopes Made with Love
It should not come as any surprise that I absolutely love cross stitch. Inspired by the Love and Virtue 1830 Sampler, I created a custom pink cross stitch inspired envelope and needle book fabric panel. Have this panel printed as a fat quarter on linen cotton canvas. One fat quarter will give you two envelope panels and two needle book panels. That way you can make one for yourself and sew up one for a loved one.
If you are interested in this custom fabric, head over to my Spoonflower shop and order a fat quarter of the fabric. I would love to see your creation! Tag me on social media @ardithdesign .
I will be hosting a Facebook Live on December 17, 2019 at 4 pm EST. Come watch on the Just CrossStitch Facebook page as I show you how to make this envelope and matching carnation flower patch. Until next time,
Happy Stitching my friends, Amanda Mae
Amanda Mae is a modern cross stitch designer, artist, and quirky crafter. She loves to rescue abandoned needlework and believes in Saving the Stitches.