Aurifil thread is known among quilters as the best cotton thread you can find due to its versatility, strength, lustrous colour, and the fact that it produces virtually no lint.
The 50wt thread is wound on an orange spool is the ideal weight for piecing because it results in flat, non-bulky seams. It is a fine, strong thread that virtually disappears.
The 40wt thread is wound on a green spool. Because of its slightly thicker weight, it is perfect for use with sewing bags, toys or dolls, garments, or when a more defined topstitching or quilting pattern is desired.
The 28wt thread is wound on a grey spool. It is the second heaviest weight thread that we offer and is perfect for double strand cross stitch, blanket stitch, hand applique, hand piecing, hand quilting, bobbin and machine lace, machine quilting, longarm quilting, machine embroidery and lower looper serging.
The 12wt thread is wound on a red spool. It is the heaviest weight thread that Aurifil offers and is perfect for hand applique, hand embroidery, hand quilting, cross stitch, embellishment, handmade lace, machine applique, blanket stitch, machine embroidery (especially for designs that use a longer stitch length), machine art quilting, Sashiko, redwork, lower looper serging, and longarm quilting.
The 80wt thread is wound on a wooden spool and is suitable for Machine Embroidery Machine Applique Free Motion Quilting Free Motion Couching 88 colours
With thread produced in Italy, Aurifil leads the industry in good stewardship. They have a partnership with Plastic Bank, a social enterprise headquartered in Canada which aims to clean up plastic waste from our oceans while providing valuable opportunities for people living in poverty. Aurifil thread are Oeko-Tex certified, meaning that the thread is certified free of harmful chemicals.
Available as a medium spool of 1300 m/1422 yards or a small spool of 220 yards.
80/12 microtex/sharps or universal