If you’re like me, I enjoy a visit through history to know how products were created, how they evolved and used over the years and the story of Coats & Clark families twisted in history to make quality cotton threads is a fascinating one. Let’s take a closer look at the Dual Duty XP threads offered today for your sewing creativity.
Due to Coats’ continued inventiveness, innovation and dedication to quality, Dual Duty XP thread is core-spun using modern technology for consistent tension and fabulous stitches. This means that smooth, long, multi-filament fibers are tightly spun as a “core”, then wrapped and twisted again with spun polyester to create a single strand. Two or more of these core-spun strands are then twisted together to make the high-strength, beautifully fray-resistant Coats thread you count on.
The General Purpose weight is exactly what you need while you’re zigzagging and sewing through several layers. But, you’re not always sewing Spa Slippers, so let’s take a look at all 3 weights of Coats Dual Duty XP.
Coats Dual Duty XP General Purpose Thread . . . the thread you’ll use most for machine and hand sewing.
- Available in 114, 229 or 457 meter spools.
- Easily find just the right color for your project – General Purpose 114m has the widest color range available, including Fashion Brights, Color Tints and Multi-Colors.
- Perfect for all fibers and fabrics – quilting cottons, knits and wovens.
- Use a size 70 to 80 needle.
Coats Dual Duty XP Fine Thread . . . the thread you’ll use for sewing sheer magic.
- Solves your longing for pucker-free seams in light-weight fabrics.
- Strong, yet the perfect weight for lingerie, bridal, silks, organza and sheers.
- Excellent for Machine Embroidery.
- Use a size 60 to 70 needle.
Coats Dual Duty XP Heavy Thread . . . the thread that makes bold, heavy stitching fabulous.
- Heavier and stronger than General Purpose or Fine.
- Great for creating bold accent Buttonholes, Cording and Topstitching.
- The right choice for interior and exterior upholstery fabrics.
- Use a size 100 to 110 needle.
This is part 3 of 5 in this series.
Go back to part 2: The origins of Coats & Clark thread
Go to part 4: 4 hints it’s time to throw your sewing threads out