I packed this to stitch in the car today. I wanted to get all of the red done in the Kreinik #8 red 003. I am doing the Pavillion stitch with two strands for the background. However, I used the entire spool and ended up short for finishing the stitching. So I can add that I used up a spool for the stash reduction column but will have to subtract one as I have to buy another spool. Kind of a wash, isn't it? LOL, Ah, well, maybe I will get a chance to pick one up on our trip....you just never know!