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    Senior Member c0wb0y_hubs's Avatar
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    When Is Thread Too Large for TQ/UQ/Hammocks?

    I recently purchased a spool of thread from amazon.com. I typically would've got it from DIY Supply, but we had a large amazon order and blah blah blah.

    It came in the mail yesterday, and the spool is gigantic! I am not really concerned with the spool size (5"x2"), but I am concerned that I may have bought a thread too heavy duty for a TQ and hammocks.

    My question is.... Am I over reacting about this thread and what is too big?

    Here she be....
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    1 Corn Tex 70 (v#69) Nylon bonded Sewing Thread used for the Upholstery, outdoor market, drapery, beading, luggage, purses, wallets, shoes, leather, vinyl, Canvas, Awnings, Tents and more.

    1500 Yard PER SPOOL
    Size T70 #69 210D/3
    Color Black


    Leonard Outdoors Custom Antler Handle Fire Starters

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    It's about the right size for webbing straps and large for thin nylon ripstop.

    It's also nylon which is more likely to give the tension device on your sewing machine fits than polyester thread would.

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    +1 on what gmcttr said. You can try using it, but if the project goes pear shaped suspect the thread as the culprit first.
    I may be slow... But I sure am gimpy.

    "Bless you child, when you set out to thread a needle don't hold the thread still and fetch the needle up to it; hold the needle still and poke the thread at it; that's the way a woman most always does, but a man always does t'other way."
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    Heavy threads, like the Tex 70 you have, often give home machines trouble from a tension stand point. Coat's and Clark "Outdoor" thread has the same issues.

    A Tex 50, or 35 thread will do you much better. I use Guttermann Tex 35 for all my projects.

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    Thanks, everyone. I'll put it back in its little amazon prime box and send it on its merry little way.
    Leonard Outdoors Custom Antler Handle Fire Starters

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