I know that every sewing or embroidery machine is different. Each has it's own likes and dislikes when it comes to thread. I found some really nice metallic thread, but it was in huge cones. So, to give you the opportunity to expand your thread stash, I have rewound this thread onto smaller spools. The spools have either 250 yards, or 1000 meters (depending on the size of your project) on them. Some will have a little more, some a little less, some wound tighter than others and some looser. My rewinding machine is old and not in the digital age, so you will have to forgive it's cranky ways. I call this a soft metallic because it is softer than regular metallic, and can be easily used on quilts or clothing, even baby quilts. You see, regular rayon is wound with a metallic thread giving a nice sparkle to the thread without being as scratchy as regular metallic.