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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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Hugos 7032 Amazing Clear Tape 1"x50' Roll, No More Unraveling Thread Spools
$14.99
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A&E Signature 40wt Cotton Machine Quilting Thread 3Ply 3000 Yard Cone Spool* Choose Your Color(s) from Options Menu
$9.99
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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 Gift Pack
$59.99
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Artbin 1895 Super Satchel Thread Box Storage Case for 108 Cylinder Spools
$24.99
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Aurifil African Inspiration Kit by Kaye England Thread Kit
$99.95
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Aurifil Astuccio MK40/12 40wt Cotton Thread, 12 Large Spools x 1094Yds
$84.99
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Aurifil Astuccio MK50/12 50wt Cotton Thread, 12 Large Spools x 1094Yds
$84.99
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Aurifil Autumn Collection 10 Small Spool Thread Kit
$38.95
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Aurifil Autumn Collection 12 Large Spool Thread Kit
$99.95
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Aurifil Bari Ackerman Splendor 1920 Kit 12 Large Spools 12wt Cotton Thread Kit
$99.95
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Aurifil Bold Beauty Kit 12 Large Spools Cotton 40wt Thread Kit
$99.95
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Aurifil Dance With Me Kit 6 Small Spools 50wt Cotton Thread Kit
$29.95
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Aurifil Esprit Folk Art 12 Large Spool Thread Kit
$83.95
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Aurifil Everyday Colors10 Small Spools 50wt Cotton Thread Kit
$38.95
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Aurifil Everyday Colors12 Large Spools 50wt Cotton Thread Kit
$99.95
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Aurifil Eye Candy Kit 12 Large Spools Cotton 40wt Thread Kit
$99.95
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Aurifil FBK10 Freshly Baked Thread Collection Kit 10x200Yds 50wt Cotton
$39.99
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Aurifil Flats AY50FL12 Angela Yosten 12Spool x1432Yds 50wt Cotton Mako Thread Kit
$99.95
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Aurifil Flats Collection 12 Large Spools 12wt Cotton Thread Kit
$99.95
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Aurifil Fruits N Veggies Kit 10 Small Spools Cotton 50wt Thread Kit
$38.95
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Aurifil Fruits N Veggies Kit 12 Large Spools Cotton 50wt Thread Kit
$99.95
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Aurifil I Can Fly Citrus Kit 10 Small Spools 50wt Cotton Thread Kit
$38.95
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Aurifil I Can Fly Citrus Kit 12 Large Spools 50wt Cotton Thread Kit
$99.95
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Aurifil I Can FlyBlue Kit 10 Small Spools 50wt Cotton Thread Kit
$38.95
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Aurifil I Can FlyBlue Kit 12 Large Spools 50wt Cotton Thread Kit
$99.95
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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 16400 Yard Cone Italy, for Quilting or Blindstitch 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 ArtPat Sloan Basics 50wt Cotton 12 Colors Thread Kit
$99.95
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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 MBEF1210 Esprit Folk Art 10 Spools x54Yd 12wt Lana Wool Thread Kit By Marianne Byrne
$29.99
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Aurifil MK12VA48 Valigia 12wt Cotton 48 Colors x 383Yd Thread Kit ITALY
$299.99
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Aurifil MK50/48 Valigia 50wt Cotton 48x1422Yd Large Spools Thread Kit Italy
$329.99
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Aurifil Mark Lipinski's Intermediate Collection Thread Kit
$99.95
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Aurifil Midnight Roses 12 Large Spools 40wt Emb Cotton Mako Thread Kit
$99.95
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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
$99.95
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Aurifil PB50QH12 Quilting Heart 12 x1422Yds Cotton Mako 50wt Thread Kit
$99.88
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Aurifil Prism Kit 10 Small Spools 12wt Cotton Thread Kit
$38.95
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Aurifil Prism Kit 12 Large Spools 12wt Cotton Thread Kit
$99.95
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Aurifil TP50UC45 Ultimate Thread Collection Cotton 50wt, 45 Small Spools
$149.99
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Aurifil QE50ES4 Quilters Essentials 4x1422Yd Cones 50wt Cotton Thread by Edyta Sitar
$29.99
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Aurifil Rose of Sharon Embroidery Collection 40wt 12 Spool Thread Kit
$99.95
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Aurifil SAQA Signature Thread Kit - 12 large spools, 50wt
$99.95
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Aurifil SSK10 Pat Sloan's Simple Stitches 40wt Cotton Thread Thread Kit
$29.99
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Aurifil Seascape Collection 10 sml Spool Thread Kit
$38.95
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Aurifil SN50SC12 Seascape Collection 12 Large Spools x 1422 Yards, Cotton Mako Thread Kit 50wt, by Sheena Norquay
$99.99
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Aurifil Sharon Pederson Sashiko Thread Collection Thread Kit
$99.95
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Aurifil Sarah Vedeler SV-5012 Silk Hearts Thread Collection Kit 12 Large Spools x 1422 Yards Each, Cotton Mako 50wt
$84.99
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Aurifil Simply Color Kit 12 Large Spools Cotton 50wt Thread Kit
$99.95
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Aurifil Springtime Embroidery Kit 12 Large Spool 40wt Cotton Thread Kit
$99.95
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Aurifil Springtime Embroidery Kit 12 Large Spool 50wt Cotton Thread Kit
$99.95
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Aurifil Traditions Embroid Collection 12 Large Spools 50wt Thread Kit
$99.95
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Aurifil Traditions Quilting Collection 12 Large Spools 40wt Thread Kit
$99.95
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Chipper Collection TP50CC12 by Tula Pink, 50 wt 12 Lg Spls
$119.99
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Aurifil Tula Pink Premium Collection 10 Small Spools 50wt Cotton Thread Kit
$39.95
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Aurifil Tula Pink TP50TP12 Premium Collection 12x1422Yd Spools 50wt Cotton Threads Kit Italy
$99.95
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Aurifil Wild Rose Thread Collection 10 Spool 220yd/Spool Thread Kit
$39.95
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P60888 Best Buy 10 Spool Cone Plastic Thread Rack Stand (like Brother SA503)
$49.99
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Brother S06573052 Genuine Metal L Bobbin Case PQ1500S Babylock BLQP* Baby Jane
$19.99
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DMC 117 Floss 6 Strand Size 25 for Hand Embroidery Smocking 454 Colors Egypt Long Staple Cotton in Retail Stores
Retail
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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 Quilt Magnetic Core in Jar of 10 x 132 Yards Each, 40wt Poly Thread, Choose 1 of 8 Colors*
$9.99
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FilTec FTMQM Prewound M Bobbins, Magna Quilt Magnetic Core in Jar of 10x135Yds Cotton Thread 50wt for Longarm Quilting Machines, Choose from 24 Colors
$9.99
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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 Prewound Bobbins, BLACK Box of 80, 100% Mercerized Egyptian Long Staple Cotton Thread,Quilting and Piecing
$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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Isacord IS6925IT Semi Satchel 2 Tier x18=36 Cone Spool Storage Box Only, Embroidery Thread Tray Inside
$24.99
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King Tut Cotton Quilting Thread 40wt 2000Yd Cones Choose 1 of each Color up to 133
$24.95
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King Tut Cotton Quilting Thread 40wt 2000Yd Cones, Choose 4 Colors from 133
$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
$149.99
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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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Mettler Metrosene SF18-KIT Silk Finish Cotton 50wt Sewing Thread 18x164Yd Spools
$39.99
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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 886-06 Universal Slimline Thread Storage Box 64 Popular Sulky 12 wt. Cotton. 330 yd. KING SIZE Spools of Thread
$299.95
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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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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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