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Aurifil Cotton Threads

Established in 1983, Aurifil is an accomplished Italian company based near Milano, Italy with a full-grown experience in producing superior quality cotton threads for professional and domestic quilters and embroiderers. Aurifil threads are made from Long Staple Egyptian Mako cotton. Aurifil 50 weight Mako cotton thread is the most popular and versatile thread Aurifil offers. Aurifil 50 wt. Cotton Thread has become the most popular and beloved cotton quilting and embroidery thread on the market in just a few short years. Try a spool today and you will instantly see why!

Aurifil 50 wt. Cotton Thread does it all in quilting: from patchwork piecing to the quilting process; from hand applique to machine applique, Aurifil 50 wt. Cotton Thread is your best friend! It is perfect for machine appliqué when you want the fabric to be the feature rather than the thread, the thread looks like it "melts" into the fabric. Use straight, small zig zag, and blanket stitches. Use Aurifil 50 wt. Cotton Thread for very detailed machine quilting with a lot of backtracking such as feathers and heavy background quilting, perfect for quilting that creates texture when you don’t necessarily want to see the quilting lines. Use a size 80 Sharp/Microtex, denim or top stitching needle for best results.

Aurifil 50 wt. Cotton Thread is also an ideal machine embroidery thread. Aurifil cotton thread has a very subtle lovely sheen to it making it perfect when you want your embroidery to have a subdued and elegant look to it. Because of the mercerization process, Aurifil cotton threads are very strong and consistent, easily able to withstand the high speeds of today’s domestic and commercial embroidery machines. With the selection of 270 colors, you are assured the perfect shade for every embroidery. Use a size 75 embroidery needle for best results. Aurifil 50 wt. Cotton Thread is just slightly finer than 40 weight embroidery threads. This is particularly helpful in that very compact stitching areas do not fill in too densely, leaving embroideries softer and more flexible than with rayon and polyester 40 wt. embroidery threads. Use a quality bobbin thread with Aurifil 50 wt. Cotton Thread. You can even use the same thread in the bobbin because of its size and you can match any of the 270 colors to your fabric as well! And next time you want to make machine embroidered lace, try Aurifil 50 wt. Cotton Thread for the loveliest most detailed lace you have ever stitched!

And let’s not forget traditional garment sewing! Aurifil 50 wt. Cotton Thread is strong and consistent in size and comes in every shade imaginable. Seams and decorative details such as topstitching when sewing on natural fibers will be smooth and pucker free. The unparalleled constancy of Aurifil 50 wt. Cotton Thread thread make tension issues a thing of the past. A top-quality consistent thread ensures each stitch is perfectly formed.

Unlike other stores who sell just the top 50 or 100 colors, we sell ALL 270 colors of Aurifil 50 wt. Cotton Thread! Why offer only half of a good thing? And how do we top this? We offer Aurifil 50 wt. Cotton Thread not only in the large 1422 yd. spools but also the rarely seen 219 yd. spools, because while you always need some lesser used colors, why should you have to spend money for a big spool that you will never use up? You're welcome!

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219 yd. spools: regular price $5.74 each, SALE Price $2.99 each

1422 yd. spools: retail price $14.86  1422 yd. spools are at this time a special order item until stocked. Please allow an additional 7-10 days for those to ship.