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Industrial Upholstery Threads, Bag Closer Threads, Regular Sewing Threads like Maxi Lock, Nylon Monofilament Threads for Blindstitch Machines

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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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What Size Thread Can You Use in an Industrial Walking Foot Sewing Machine. In this video I experiment with different thread and needle sizes. Alexander Dyer https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCg9rFUt8zEY3qE5a6QT2lPw

Needle & Thread Size Compatibility Chart for Industrial Sewing Machines(.PDF)

See Industrial Needle Sizes for Industrial Thread Sizes Chart

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Organ 135x17 100 Needles, Choose Size 20-25 for Walking Foot Upholstery Machines and Thread Sizes
$34.99
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Organ 135x17-NY2PD Titanium Coat 100 Sewing Machine Needles, Size 20-25 Recommended for Walking Foot Upholstery Machines and Threads #69 to 270
$39.99
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TechSew Bonded Nylon Upholstery Machine Threads Sizes 46/69/90/92/135 4-Cones x 1525Yds 8oz Each
$69.99
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TechSew Bonded Nylon Upholstery Machine Thread 4x1Lb (16oz) Spools: Size 69-92-138-207-277, Colors Black, White, Brown, Tan
$99.99
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Gutermann 300-665 Upholstery 300m DARK NAVY- 5 spools
$28.99
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Coats & Clark Upholstery S964-4550 Solider Blue 15wt Thread 150yd Spools, Box of 3, 100% bonded nylon
$9.99
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Coats & Clark Upholstery S964-0900 Black 15wt Thread Bonded Nylon 150yd Spools, Box of 3 for Size 16+ Needles
$9.99
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Yamata Bag Closer Machine Thread, 12/4 Spun Poly 8oz Cones, Case of 32 Spools x 2520 Yards Each, for Bag Closer Sewing Machines
$99.99
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Gemsy 24 Spools Cotton Sewing Thread White, Choose 6oz, or Optional 7 or 8oz by Price, Cone Spools for Bag Closer Closing Machines
$69.99
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Ricoma 24 Spools C116 Spun Poly White Thread Spools for GK26-1A Type Bag Closer Closing Machines
$99.99
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Ricoma 24 Cone Spools Spun Polyester Thread White, for Bag Closer Closing Machines
$69.99
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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 ML521 All Purpose Sewing Thread 40wt Black 4 Poly Cones x 3000 Yards Ea Backorder til Mid April 2021
$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 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 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 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 50wt Cotton Quilting Thread, Best 24 Cones x 700Yds Gift Pack Kit
$129.99
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Coats Clark S930 Black Dual Duty XP General Purpose 40wt Poly Sewing Thread 500Yd Spool
$4.99
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Coats Clark S930 White Dual Duty XP General Purpose 40wt Poly Sewing Thread, 500 Yard Spool
$4.99
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MAXI LOCK 51-32326 ML Serger Thread 3000yd ARTILLERY RED
$6.99
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Maxi Lock 51-32674 Eggshell Poly Multi Purpose Sewing Thread 3000 Yards
$6.99
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Maxi-Lock AF6-W, MLT60-001 White Thread Cone 60wt Poly 6000yds all purpose sewing thread
$12.99
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Maxi-Lock AF6-B Black 6000yds 100% polyester all purpose sewing thread
$12.99
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Maxi-Lock AF6-232 Eggshell 6000yds 100% polyester all purpose sewing thread
$12.99
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Maxi-Lock Wire Rack with 4 each of Top 18 Solid Colors Assortment, 72 Cones x 3000 Yards of Multi Purpose Poly Thread Display Rack
$299.99
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HUGOS1INCH Amazing Clear Tape, 1in x 50ft Roll, No More Unraveling Thread Spools
$11.99
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Maxi Lock 51-32002, 3000 Yard Cone Black Poly All Purpose Thread for Sewing, Serging, Quilting, Blindstitching
$6.99
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Taylor Seville TMROUND 2 of Thread Magic Rounders, In Line Silicone Applicator Thread Conditioners
$9.99
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Taylor Seville TMDISP-R Thread Magic Round Counter Thread Conditioners - Pack of 12
$79.99
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Taylor Seville TMDISP-C Thread Magic Cube Thread Conditioners - Pack of 12
$79.99
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Beacon 7833B Liquid Thread 2oz. No Sew, Liquid Thread "A Sewing Machine in a Bottle"
$11.99
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Aurifil ITCC16000 Invisible Clear 100% Nylon Monofilament Thread 16,400 Yard Cone Italy, for Quilting Stitches, Sewing and Blindstitch Hemmer Machines
$39.99
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Aurifil ITCS16000 Invisible 100% Nylon Monofilament Thread Smoke 16,400 Yard Cone Italy for Quilting Stitches, Sewing and Blindstitch Hemmer Machines
$39.99
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Aurifil ITBC1000 Invisible Clear Nylon Monofilament Thread 1094 Yards x 5 Spools Italy for Quilting Stitches, Sewing and Blindstitch Hemmer Machines
$49.99
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Aurifil ITBS1000 Invisible Nylon Monofilament Thread 5 Spools x 1094Yds Smoke Color Italy for Quilting Stitches, Sewing, Blindstitch Hemmer Machines
$49.99
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YLI 4208 1200 Yard Spool of Z15 100% Nylon Filament Bobbin Thread 100wt White, for Embroidery, Sewing, Quilting, Serging, Lingerie, Smocking
$4.99
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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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