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.
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.
What weight should I buy?
The 50wt thread is the ideal weight for piecing because it results in flat, non-bulky seams. It is a fine, strong thread that virtually disappears.
The best wt for quilting truly depends on the type of quilting you are looking to achieve: 80wt allows for superfine detail; 50wt offers a beautiful subtle effect to allow the piecing to shine; 40wt provides greater stitch definition while still highlighting the piecing; 28wt by machine allows your stitching to shine with bold results and by hand creates beautiful texture; 12wt is our go-to for big stitch hand quilting.
Piece Fabric Co. currently carries 50wt, 40wt, and 12wt, with plans to carry even more in the future. If you have a specific colour or weight that you don't find on the website, just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I can order it in for you!