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I found a great deal on ebay for Coats cone thread. I've been using a cone of Dual Duty and having excellent results. 

I have the option of buying more Dual Duty or something called Coats American Epic which is industrial thread according to the web site. Same price for either one. 

Is there a problem with this thread? Might it be even better than regular?

http://www.coatsindustrial.com/en/products-applications/industrial-threads/epic

Thanks!!

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It looks like it would be fine for home sewing. The only thing I would watch out for is the fact that it comes in many different weights/thicknesses. Typical all-purpose home sewing thread is Tex 30, so I'd stick with that weight for most purposes.
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Thanks! I'm going to order before I miss out.
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KG2,

I use a ton of Coats products, and don't really have any problems with them to speak of.   This Epic product got our attention.
I'm going to see if I can log in and get a free sample.    The only way to really find out is to try it.



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Joe, 

This seller is only charging $1 for a 6000 yard cone! She is asking about $3 shipping but will combine. I bought 5 cones for under $12. The only catch is she has odd colors. She has 2 shades of purple, 2 yellows and a shamrock green. I'm ok with that. I use white for most everything anyway. I'll never need thread again.

Should I post the item on ebay?

Correction - only the green is $3 shipping, heaven knows why. The other colors are $6. But if you buy a lot, I think you can get them all shipped together. 

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The only thing I notice is the Epic AW is all poly and Dual Duty is cotton wrapped poly. I use both and have never had any issues. A cone lasts me about 3 months of normal sewing, or 2 days of FMQ.
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You must sew a lot Tom! I think I've had the same cone for 6 months and it's only half gone at the most. 
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I go on benders... I might sew for 8 hours a day for a week and then rarely for a month and start all over again. And I tend to make BIG projects with a huge number of pieces... I'm a glutton for punishment.
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I'm updating this thread about thread (ha!).

I've used the thread in question now and I can say it's perfectly fine thread. I've used it for both regular sewing and for FMQ (when I can get away with using those odd colors that is). 

Here's a link, the seller still has some. Each cone is $1, shipping is under $7. I bought multiple cones and asked the seller to ship them all in one envelope and s/he complied. If I remember correctly, I only paid the one shipping charge to ship all the cones. 

http://www.ebay.com/sch/m.html?_odkw=&_ssn=silversassyone&_osacat=0&_from=R40&_trksid=p2046732.m570.l1313.TR12.TRC2.A0.H0.Xthread.TRS0&_nkw=thread&_sacat=0

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