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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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HUGOSHALFINCH Hugos Clear Amazing Tape 1/2'' x 50ft, No More Unraveling Thread Spools
$7.99
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A&E Signature Cotton Quilting 40wt Thread Spools x 700Yds Ea, 96 Colors, 54 Variegated for Piecing and Free Motion, in Retail Stores Only
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A&E 47-___ Signature 40wt Cotton Mercerized Machine Quilting Thread 3000 Yard Cone Spools, Choose up to 76 Colors from Options Menu
$9.99
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HUGOS1INCH Amazing Clear Tape, 1in x 50ft Roll, No More Unraveling Thread Spools
$9.99
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A&E MaxiLock ML520 All Purpose Sewing Thread 40wt, Value Pack of 4 Poly Cone Spools x 3000Yds White
$19.99
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A&E Maxi Lock ML523 Value Pack of 4 Cones Poly Thread 40wt x 3000 Yards, Eggshell Color
$19.99
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A&E Maxi Lock ML521 All Purpose Sewing Thread 40wt Black, Value Pack of 4 Poly Cones x 3000 Yards Ea
$19.99
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A&E Maxi Lock ML524 All Purpose Sewing Thread 40wt Poly, Value Pack 4 Cones x 3000 Yards of Light Grey
$19.99
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A&E MaxiLock ML522 All Purpose Poly Sewing Thread 40wt, Value Pack of 4 Cones x 3000 Yards - Brights: Yellow, Blue, Red, Green
$19.99
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A&E GGP2008 Intressa Serger UV Thread Kit 40wt Poly, 4Colors x 600Yd Cones USA
$19.99
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A&E Maxi Lock ML525 Stretch Thread Value Pack 4 Cones x 3000 Yards of White, Black, Eggshell, Light Grey for Knits, Roll Hems, Lingerie, Lycra Spandex
$24.99
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A&E 560540 144 x 132Yds Each Prewound L Bobbins 60wt Polyester Threads Replaces Coats 8151
$29.99
Free Ground Shipping to the Contiguous USA
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A&E MaxiLock 54-4 Textured Wooly Nylon Stretch Thread for Lingerie, Decorative Serger Stitches, Choose 4 of 36 Colors on 2000 Yard Cone Spools(YLI300)
$29.99
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A&E Signature 60wt Cotton Quilting Thread 6 Cones x 1100 Yards, 3 Ply Long Staple Mercerized, Gift Pack Kit
$39.99
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A&E Signature SIGCCFAN204 Fan Deck Color Chart Card of 204 Real Colors of Cotton Quilting Thread, Solids and Variegated
$69.99
Free Ground Shipping to the Contiguous USA
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A&E GGP2009 American and Efird Intressa 40wt Poly Core Spun Sewing Thread 12 Spools x 600 Yards Each, Gift Pack USA for Sew, Serge, Quilts and Crafts
$49.99
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A&E 501I GGP2010 American Efird Intressa 40wt Poly Core Spun Sewing Thread 24 Spools x 600 Yards Each, Gift Pack USA
$89.99
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A&E Signature 50wt Cotton Quilting Thread, Best 24 Cones x 700Yds Gift Pack
$109.99
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