The newest home trend is the creation of "outdoor living spaces" complete with built-in kitchens, fireplaces, indoor/outdoor furniture, awnings and umbrellas. Consumers are personalizing this living space with matching outdoor fabrics. This thread is designed to be compatible with heavier outdoor fabrics and to withstand exposure to the elements. The ideal thread for sewing and repairing canvas and heavy nylon. It can be used anytime you need a strong, tough, heavy duty thread. There are 200 yards per spool.