Highly recommended for both piecing and quilting, I purchased my first spool of Aurifil here. It sewed beautifully in my computerized sewing/embroidery machine.
What is the best thread to use for quilting?
For most quilting on a home machine, a 40-weight cotton thread is an excellent choice. Because the 40 weight cotton thread is heavier than the finer 50 weight cotton thread, quilting stitches will show up more easily on the quilt.
Can Aurifil thread be used for quilting?
Go-To Techniques: Bag Construction, Garment Sewing, Single, Double or Triple Strand Cross Stitch, Domestic Machine Quilting, Fiber Art, Thread Painting, Hand Piecing, Bobbin and Machine Lace, Machine Applique, Machine Embroidery, Edge-to-Edge, Pantographs, and Custom Longarm or Domestic Machine Quilting.
Why is Aurifil thread so good?
Aurifil is very smooth and closely twisted, leaving less lint and making for a nice tight stitch. No wonder the cheaper cotton threads are so linty – just look at all of those thread slubs sticking out everywhere on the last picture!
Is gutermann thread good?
Gutermann also makes a terrific 100% polyester thread that is great for garments, bags and home decor items. Gutermann Cotton is a relatively fine, strong, 100% natural mercerized cotton thread that can be used for machine and hand sewing, and for long-arm machines.
What is 12 wt thread used for?
Use 12wt for bold machine quilting, big stitch hand quilting, thread painting, decorative stitching, hand embroidery, sashiko, big stitch hand quilting, crafts, and even hemming jeans. When using it on the machine the thicker thread will stand up from the fabric giving you a wonderful textural effect.
How much thread is on a spool of Aurifil?
Aurifil 40-Weight cotton thread is wound on green spools. The 1000 meter / 1094 yard spools are approximately 1.25 inches at the base, and stand about 2.75 inches tall. Aurifil 40-Weight cotton thread is wound on green cones.
Is it OK to quilt with polyester thread?
The short answer is no, polyester thread is safe to quilt with and won’t damage your fabric. However, this question is raised because polyester from many decades ago used to do this, which is why some quilters prefer to use cotton.
What is the best thread for free motion quilting?
The best threads for free-motion quilting are 100% cotton, nylon or polyester in weights between 40 to 60, with 50 weight being the most popular. The thread you choose can be used in both the bobbin and the needle.
Should I use polyester or cotton thread for quilting?
Cotton threads generally have a matte finish while polyester threads will have a bit of shine. Cotton threads will produce some lint while sewing, while polyester threads don’t produce lint. Cotton is great for piecing, while polyester is better used for quilting. Cotton will shrink, while polyester will not.