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Additional Information:
Just a few years ago, there were only three common sizes of thread in the U.S. Thin threads were labeled 50 wt., regular weight threads were labeled 40 wt., and heavy threads were labeled 30 wt. These numbers, 30, 40, and 50, were borrowed from another standard, known as the Gunze Count standard, establish by thread factories in Japan. If a thread was labeled as a #40 or 40/3 in Japan, it was labeled a 40 wt. thread in the U.S. Likewise, if a thread was labeled #50 or 50/2 or 50/3 in Japan, it was called a 50 wt. thread in the U.S. The problem is that a 50/2 thread and a 50/3 thread are different. The first number follows the Gunze Count standard and indicates the thread size. The larger the number, the finer the thread. The second number indicates the number of strands, or plies, twisted together. Obviously, a 50/3 is heavier than a 50/2 because it has three strands of a size 50 thread twisted together and the 50/2 has only two. The misunderstanding in the U.S. weight system came about because importers started labeling #30 thread as 30 wt., #40 thread as 40 wt., and #50 thread as 50 wt., regardless of the number of strands comprising the thread. That means a 50/2 and a 50/3 thread were both labeled as 50 wt. thread even though one is 50% heavier than the other. As a result, many products that use the weight classification have labels that are inaccurate.

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Ever wonder how many stitches you can get from a cone of Floriani 40 weight polyester thread? These are approximate values: 5000 meter/5500 yard cone 1,000,000 stitches, 1000 meter/1100 yard spool 200,000 stitches, 200 meter/220 yard spool 40,000 stitches.

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Singer S01518 Beginners Sewing Kit: 7" Scissors, Tape, Timble, Marker, Ripper, 100 Pins, Gauge, Pin Cushion, Needles, Threader, 10 Threads, 5x9" Pouch
$11.99
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A&E Maxi Lock ML523 Value Pack of 4 Cones Poly Thread 40wt x 3000 Yards, Eggshell Color
$16.99
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A&E Signature 40wt Cotton Machine Quilting Thread 3Ply 3000 Yard Cone Spool* Choose Your Color(s) from Options Menu
$12.99
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A&E Signature 50wt Cotton Quilting Thread 24 Cones x 700Yds
$109.99
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A&E Signature 60wt Cotton Quilting Thread 6 Cones x 1100 Yards, 3 Ply Long Staple Mercerized, Gift Pack
$34.99
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A&E Signature Cotton Quilting 40wt Thread Spools x 700Yds Ea, 96 Colors, 54 Variegated, in Retail Stores, for Piecing and Free Motion
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A&E Signature Cotton Quilting Sewing Thread 40wt, 12 Cones x 700Yards
$59.99
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A&E Signature SIGCCFAN204 Fan Deck Color Card of 204 Real Colors of Cotton Quilting Thread
$49.99
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Artbin 1895 Super Satchel Thread Box Storage Case for 108 Cylinder Spools
$24.99
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Aurifil Astuccio MK40/12 40wt Cotton Thread, 12 Large Spools of 1094 Yards Each
$99.99
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Aurifil Astuccio MK50/12 50wt Cotton Thread, 12 Large Spools x 1422Yds
$99.99
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Aurifil Autumn Collection 10 Small Spool Thread Kit
$39.99
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Aurifil SN50AC12 Autumn Collection 12 Large 1094Yd Spool Thread Kit
$99.99
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Aurifil CP50DC48 Dotalicious Cotton Quilting Thread Collection by Claudia Pfeil, 48 Large Spools x 1095 Yards, 50wt Valigia
$399.99
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Aurifil Everyday Colors10 Small Spools 50wt Cotton Thread Kit
$39.99
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Aurifil EC50JF12 Everyday Colors 12 Large 1094Yd Spools 50wt Cotton Thread Kit
$99.99
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Aurifil FV50PS12 Fruits N Veggies Kit 12 Large 1094Yd Spools Cotton 50wt Thread
$99.99
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Aurifil Flats AY50FL12 Angela Yosten 12Spool x1432Yds 50wt Cotton Mako Thread Kit
$99.95
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Aurifil Fruits N Veggies Kit 10 Small Spools Cotton 50wt Thread Kit
$39.99
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Aurifil I Can Fly Citrus Kit 10 Small Spools 50wt Cotton Thread Kit
$39.99
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Aurifil CC50ML12 I Can Fly Citrus Kit 12 Large 1094Yd Spools 50wt Cotton Thread Kit
$99.99
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Aurifil I Can FlyBlue Kit 10 Small Spools 50wt Cotton Thread Kit
$39.99
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Aurifil BC50ML12 I Can FlyBlue Kit 12 Large 1094Yd Spools 50wt Cotton Thread Kit
$99.99
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Aurifil ITBS1000 Invisible Clear Nylon Thread 1094 Yards x 5 Spools Italy
$34.99
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Aurifil ITBS1000 Invisible Nylon Thread 5 Spools x 1094Yds Smoke Color Italy
$34.99
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Aurifil ITCC16000 Invisible Clear 100% Nylon Thread 16,400 Yard Cone Italy, for Quilting, Sewing, Blindstitch Hemmer Machines
$29.99
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Aurifil ITCS16000 Invisible 100% Nylon Thread Smoke 16,400 Yard Cone Italy
$29.99
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Aurifil Kit MLBC5012 Art Mark Lipinski 50wt Cotton Threads 12x1422Yd Spools in Case
$99.99
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Aurifil KitArt ESFT5012 12-Spools X1442Yds 50wt Cotton Quilting Threads Edyta Sitar
$99.95
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Aurifil LA12VA48 Valigia 12wt Lana Wool 48 Spools x 383Yds Thread Kit ITALY
$269.99
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Aurifil MEC4012 Midnight Roses 12 Large 1094Yd Spools 40wt Embroidery Cotton Mako Thread Kit by Sharon Pederson and Elizabeth Phillips
$99.99
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Aurifil MK12VA48 Valigia 12wt Cotton 48 Colors x 383Yd Thread Kit Italy
$319.99
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Aurifil MK50/48 Valigia 50wt Cotton 48x1422Yd Large Spools Thread Kit Italy
$349.99
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Aurifil MK50SC6-2000 Light Sand Cotton Mako Long Staple Quilting Machine Thread 50wt 1422 Yard Spool
$12.99
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Aurifil MK50SC6-2021 Natural White Cotton Mako Long Staple Quilting Machine Thread 50wt 1422 Yard Spool
$12.99
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Aurifil MK50SC6-2024 White Cotton Mako Long Staple Quilting Machine Thread 50wt 1422 Yard Spool
$12.99
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Aurifil MK50SC6-2310 Lt Beige Cotton Mako Long Staple Quilting Machine Thread 50wt 1422 Yard Spool
$12.99
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Aurifil MK50SC6-2314 Beige Cotton Mako Long Staple Quilting Thread 50wt 1422 Yard Spool
$12.99
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Aurifil MK50SC6-2326 Sand Cotton Mako Long Staple Quilting Thread 50wt 1422 Yard Spool
$12.99
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Aurifil MK50SC6-2600 Dove Cotton Mako Long Staple Quilting Thread 50wt 1422 Yard Spool
$12.99
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Aurifil MK50SC6-2605 Grey Cotton Mako Long Staple Quilting Thread 50wt 1422 Yard Spool
$12.99
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Aurifil MK50SC6-2610 Lt Blue Cotton Mako Long Staple Quilting Thread 50wt 1422 Yard Spool
$12.99
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Aurifil MK50SC6-2692 Black Cotton Mako Long Staple Quilting Thread 50wt 1422 Yard Spool
$12.99
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Aurifil ORES1050S Over The Rainbow 10 x220Yds Cotton Mako 50wt Thread Kit
$29.99
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Aurifil ORES1250L Over The Rainbow 12 x1422Yd Cotton Mako 50wt Thread Kit
$99.99
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Aurifil PSBC5012 Artist Pat Sloan Basics 50wt Cotton 12 Colors Thread Kit, 1422 yards per spool
$99.99
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Aurifil Prism Kit 10 Small Spools 12wt Cotton Thread Kit
$39.99
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Aurifil PQ12MS12 Prism Kit 12 Large 1094Yd Spools 12wt Cotton Thread Kit
$99.99
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Aurifil QE50ES4 Quilters Essentials 4x1422Yd Cones 50wt Cotton Thread by Edyta Sitar
$39.99
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Aurifil Rose of Sharon Embroidery Collection 40wt 12 Spool Thread Kit
$99.99
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Aurifil SAS50K12 SAQA Signature Thread Kit 12 Large 1094Yd Spools 50wt Cotton Makoo
$99.99
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Aurifil SN50SC12 Seascape Collection 12 Large 1422 Yard Spools Thread Kit 50wt, Cotton Mako Thread Kit 50wt by Sheena Norquay
$99.99
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Aurifil SPS1212 Sharon Pederson Sashiko Thread Collection Thread Kit, 12 Colors of 12wt Thread
$99.99
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Aurifil Sarah Vedeler SV-5012 Silk Hearts Thread Collection Kit 12 Large Spools x 1422 Yards Each, Cotton Mako 50wt
$99.99
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Aurifil Seascape Collection 10 sml Spool Thread Kit
$39.99
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Aurifil TQC4012 Traditions Quilting Collection 12 Large 1094 Yard Spools 40wt Thread Kit
$99.99
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Aurifil Tula Pink Premium Collection 10 Small Spools 50wt Cotton Thread Kit
$39.99
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Aurifil Tula Pink TP50TP12 Premium Collection 12x1422Yd Spools 50wt Cotton Threads Kit Italy
$99.99
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Aurifil Wild Rose Thread Collection 10 Spool 220yd/Spool Thread Kit
$39.99
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Brother S06573052 Genuine Metal L Bobbin Case PQ1300, PQ1500S, PQ1500SL, PQ1500SLPRW, DZ1500F, Babylock BLQP* Baby Jane
$19.99
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Cheeky Pumpkins Table Topper Quilt kit by studio E
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Chipper Collection TP50CC12 by Tula Pink, 50 wt 12 Lg Spls
$119.99
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DMC 117 Floss 6 Strand Size 25 for Hand Embroidery Smocking 454 Colors Egypt Long Staple Cotton in Retail Stores
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Dritz DL3725 Long Arm Quilting Thread Socks 3x20"L Cut for Spool Size*
$19.99
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Dritz Quilting DL3014 Handi Bobs Hold Thread on Bobbins 24 (3 Boxes of 6)
$19.99
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Fil-TEC FT-MGDM- Prewound M Bobbins Magna Glide Quilt Magnetic Core in Jar of 10x132Yards Poly Thread 40wt, Choose from 12 Colors for Longarm Quilting
$11.99
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Fil-TEC FT-MQM Prewound M Bobbins Jar Magna Core 10x135Yds Thread 50wt Cotton, Choose from 25 Colors for Longarm Quilting Machines
$11.99
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Fil-Tec 10000 Glide 60wt 5000m/5500yd King Spool White Color Longarm Machine Quilting Poly Thread
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Fil-Tec 10WG1 Glide 60wt, 5000M/5500YD King Spool Linen Color Longarm Machine Quilting Poly Thread
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Fil-Tec 11001 Glide 60wt 5000m/5500yd King Spool Black Color Longarm Machine Quilting Poly Thread
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Fil-Tec 30661 Glide 60, 5000m/5500yd King Spool Royal Color Longarm Machine Quilting Poly Thread
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Fil-Tec 32975 Glide 60wt, 5000m/5500yd King Spool Light Turquoise Color Longarm Machine Quilting Poly Thread
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Fil-Tec 37474 Glide 60wt, 5000m/5500yd King Spool Aquamarine Color Longarm Machaine Quilting Poly Thread
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Fil-Tec 42607 Glide 60wt, 5000m/5500yd King Spool Raven Color Longarm Machine Poly Quilting Thread
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Fil-Tec 51585 Glide 60wt 5000m/5500yd King Spool Lava Color Longarm Machine Quilting Poly Thread
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Fil-Tec 60362 Glide 60wt 5000m/5500yd King Spool Turf Color Longarm Machine Quilting Poly Thread
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Fil-Tec 60802 Glide 60wt 5000m/5500yd King Spool Chartreuse Color Longarm Machine Quilting Poly Thread
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Fil-Tec 70001 Glide 60wt 5000m/5500yd King Spool Cardinal Color Longarm Machine Quilting Poly Thread
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Fil-Tec 70189 Glide 60wt 5000m/5500yd King Spool Pink Color Longarm Machine Quilting Poly Thread
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Fil-Tec 70205 Glide 60wt 5000m/5500yd King Spool Rhododendron Color Longarm Machine Quilting Poly Thread
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Fil-Tec 80108 Glide 60wt 5000m/5500yd King Spool Bright Yellow Color Longarm Machine Quilting Poly Thread
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Fil-Tec 80125 Glide 60wt 5000m/5500yd King Spool Honey Gold Color Longarm Machine Quilting Poly Thread
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FilTec 13147 Clear-Quilt 100% Mercerized Egyptian Long Staple Cotton Thread, Class "L" Plastic Prewound Bobbins BLACK (Box of 100) Quilting & Piecing
$39.99
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FilTec 13341 Clear-Quilt Plastic Class 15/A Prewound Bobbins Box of 80x78Yd Mercerized Egyptian Long Staple Cotton Thread Tex 40wt, Black for Quilting
$39.99
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Gutermann 27166 Natural Cotton 50wt Thread 3,281 Yard Spool Burgundy
$19.99
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Gutermann Natural Cotton Thread Solids 3,281 Yards Black
$19.99
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Gutermann Natural Cotton Thread Solids 3,281 Yards Cream
$19.99
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Gutermann Natural Cotton Thread Solids 3,281 Yards Grey
$19.99
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Gutermann Natural Cotton Thread Solids 3,281 Yards Navy
$19.99
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Gutermann Natural Cotton Thread Solids 3,281 Yards Powder Blue
$19.99
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Gutermann Natural Cotton Thread Solids 3,281 Yards Red
$19.99
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Gutermann Natural Cotton Thread Solids 3,281 Yards Sandy Grey
$19.99
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Gutermann Natural Cotton Thread Solids 3,281 Yards Taupe
$19.99
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Gutermann Natural Cotton Thread Solids 3,281 Yards White
$19.99
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Gutermann Natural Cotton Thread Variegated 3,281 Yards Bahama Ocean
$22.99
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Gutermann Natural Cotton Thread Variegated 3,281 Yards Berry Berry
$19.99
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Gutermann Natural Cotton Thread Variegated 3,281 Yards Blue Awakening
$22.99
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Gutermann Natural Cotton Thread Variegated 3,281 Yards Brown Sugar & Cinnamon
$22.99
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Gutermann Natural Cotton Thread Variegated 3,281 Yards Butternut
$22.99
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Gutermann Natural Cotton Thread Variegated 3,281 Yards Coffee & Cream
$22.99
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Gutermann Natural Cotton Thread Variegated 3,281 Yards Foliage Green
$22.99
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Gutermann Natural Cotton Thread Variegated 3,281 Yards Plum Berry
$22.99
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Gutermann Natural Cotton Thread Variegated 3,281 Yards Purple Passion
$22.99
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Gutermann Natural Cotton Thread Variegated 3,281 Yards Sunrise Sunset Yellow
$22.99
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Gutermann Natural Cotton Thread Variegated 3,281 Yards/ 3000m Ruby Red
$22.99
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Gypsy Quilter TGQ008 Cutting Gizmo Chain Separator, Cuts Thread Between Pieces
$14.99
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Hugos 7032 Amazing Clear Tape 1"x50' Roll, No More Unraveling Thread Spools
$14.99
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Isacord IS6925IT Semi Satchel Storage Box 15.25"L x8"W x6.25" Height (Spools Not Included) 2 Trays Hold 36 Spools, for Quilting & Sewing
$29.99
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King Tut 121-02 Cotton Quilting Machine Thread 40wt, 2000Yd Cones, Choose 1 of each up to 133 Colors
$24.99
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King Tut 121-02- Cotton Quilting Thread 40wt 2000Yd Cones, Choose 4 Colors
$89.99
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King Tut Quilting Thread Color Card 2nd 50 Colors
$9.99
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Madeira 8062 Incredible Threadable 63 Spool Aerofil Poly Quilting Thread Kit
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Madeira 9350 Incredible Threadable Box 40 Spool Lana and Cotona Cotton Quilting Thread Kit
$189.99
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Mettler Metrosene ORG105 Silk Finish Cotton 50wt Sewing Machine Thread, 40 x 164Yd Spools in 104 Slot Box* for Cotton Fabrics
$99.99
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P60888 Best Buy 10 Spool Cone Plastic Thread Rack Stand (like Brother SA503)
$49.99
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Sharon Pederson MQC5012 Midnight Roses Quilting Thread Collection-12 Large Spools
$89.99
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Sulky 733-11, 20 Spools of 500 Yards Each, McKenna Ryan Willow Blenders Cotton Sewing Embroidery Quilting Thread 30wt Blendables Kit
$69.99
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Sulky 886-01 Universal Slimline Thread Storage Box, 18 Popular Sulky 12 Weight Cotton Emb Threads Kit x 330 Yard Large Spools of Thread, 64 Slots
$79.00
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Sulky 886-02 Universal Slimline Thread Storage Box, 18 Popular Sulky 30 Weight Cotton Emb Threads Kit. 500 Yards KING SIZE Spools of Thread, 64 Slots
$79.00
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Sulky 886-07 Universal Slimline Thread Storage Box, 64 Popular Sulky 30 Wt Cotton, 500 Yard KING SIZE Spools Thread Kit for Machine Embroidery
$259.99
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Sulky 886-09 Universal Slimline Thread Storage Box 17 Popular Sulky 12 wt. Cotton BlendablesĀ® in 330 yd. Spools of Thread
$99.95
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Sulky Blendables 30 wt. 100% Cotton, Machine Embroidery Thread, 42 Spools x 500 Yards each
$199.99
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Sulky Quilter's SUL885-02 Starter Package has 30 Spools x 180 Yards of 30wt. Rayon Quilting Thread
$79.99
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Sulky S885-17 Slimline Petites 12wt Cotton Thread Spools 80x50Yds Each
$89.99
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Sulky Thimbleberries Flying Colors 30wt Cotton Ass't Thread
$35.99
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Superior Threads 121-02-1008 King Tut Cotton Quilting Thread 2,000 Yards Avocado
$29.95
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Superior Threads 121-02-999 King Tut Cotton Quilting Thread 2,000 Yards Desert Wind
$29.95
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YLI 4209, 1200Yd Spool of Z15 100% Nylon Filament Bobbin Thread 100wt Black for Embroidery, Sewing, Quilting, Serging, Lingerie, Smocking
$4.99
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