Ken came home the other weekend with these cones of thread. He said "I don't know if you can use them, but I felt sorry for the older lady who was selling them." Apparently, she didn't have much on her yard sale table and he felt he had to by something. I think they are awesome! I don't know if I can use them for longarming (but I'm going to try - these cones are huge!), but I can certainly use them for applique if they aren't strong enough for quilting.
I have them sitting out on my sewing room table right now - just yummy!