Sulky 12 wt. Cotton Petites

Sulky 12 Wt. Petites Cotton Thread is the handiest handwork thread because it is easier, faster and more fun than floss! Since one strand of our 12 Wt. Petites Cotton Thread is equivalent to two strands of floss, the huge benefits to you are: (1) No separating floss (2) No tangling (3) Cut to any length (4) Tidy storage with no loss of color identity.

All Sulky spools have at least one "snap spool" end - including the King Size, Maxi-Spools, and Jumbo Cones. Gently lift up the end with your thumb, release the thread, then snap it closed. To secure the thread when your sewing is completed, gently lift the end with your thumb, wind the thread into the gap, and snap it closed.

One strand of Sulky is equal to two strands of DMC

Sulky 12wt embroidery thread cross stitch comparison to DMC Floss


  • Hand Embroidery
  • Appliqué
  • Quilting
  • Crazy Patchwork
  • Couching
  • Hand Sashiko
  • Blanket Stitch
  • Needle Punch
  • Smocking
  • Heirloom Sewing
  • Redwork
  • Bobbin Work
  • Hand Crafts
  • Cross Stitch


Sulky 12wt cotton thread color chart

Sulky to DMC Color Conversion Chart



All Sulky Cottons are machine washable and dryable, and can be dry-cleaned. For best results we recommend the additional following care to be taken: 


  • All stitched articles should be washed with mild laundering agents and warm water.
  • If washed by hand, AMPLE WATER should be used to allow the goods to move freely and rinse thoroughly.
  • Roll in a towel to remove excess moisture and then immediately lay flat to dry.
  • Sulky Cottons can be washed with heavy duty detergents.
  • Only Solid Color Cottons can be bleached with chlorine bleach or laundered with optical brighteners.
  • It is most important to thoroughly rinse the stitched item before wringing or dry spinning.
  • Decoratively stitched, embroidered, or quilted items should never be left lying in a damp or wet pile.
  • Both of the above apply particularly to the first washing.

Dry Cleaning or Stain Removal:
Professional dry cleaning is okay.

Iron on medium or cotton setting

Tumble dry, normal to medium heat.


Sulky 12wt cotton threads shown in available set combinations

Note:  Dream Collections 1 and 2 together include all currently available colors including the blendables colors.  Each of the Dream Collection sets contain half of the available colors.  A complete set of just the blendable (variegated) colors is also available.