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Aurifil Mako Cotton 50 wt
Aurifil Mako Cotton 50 wt >>
Aurifil’s 50wt cotton thread is their most versatile and popular offering. Available in 270 colours, it is easily identifiable by its iconic orange spool. Made from the world’s best cotton grown in the Mako region of Egypt, the 50wt is strong and thin, and results in remarkably flat and crisp seams. While it is wonderful for piecing, subtle quilting, topstitching, and English paper piecing, it also works incredibly well for needle-turn appliqué, bobbin and machine lace, machine appliqué, machine embroidery, dense machine quilting, subtle machine and longarm quilting, basting, whole cloth and micro quilting, and dense background quilting designs.
Recommended Needles:
Domestic Machines: Size 80/12 Microtex/Sharp, Universal, Quilting, or Denim Needles (50wt in the bobbin)
Longarm Machines: 4.0 Longarm Needle (50wt in the bobbin)



 
Aurifil Mako Cotton 80 wt
Aurifil Mako Cotton 80 wt >>
Aurifil’s 80wt cotton thread was introduced in 2016 and is available in 88 vibrant colours showcased on beautiful cherry wood spools. Made from Egyptian Mako cotton, this thin thread is perfect for a variety of techniques, including English paper piecing, hand appliqué, machine embroidery, machine appliqué, free-motion quilting, and free-motion couching.
Recommended Needles:
Domestic Machines: Size 70/10 or 80/12 Microtex/Sharp or Embroidery Needles (80wt in the bobbin) Hand Sewing: #10



 
Aurifil Mako Cotton 12 wt
Aurifil Mako Cotton 12 wt >>
Aurifil’s 12wt cotton thread is produced in all 270 colours, and is wound on a red spool. It is the heaviest weight thread Aurifil offers, and is perfect for hand appliqué, hand embroidery, hand quilting, cross stitch, embellishment, handmade lace, machine appliqué, blanket stitch, machine embroidery (especially for designs that use a longer stitch length), machine art quilting, sashiko, redwork, lower loop serging, and longarm quilting.
Recommended Needles:
Domestic Machines: Size 90/14 or 100/16 Topstitch Needle (40wt in the bobbin)
Longarm: 4.5 (28wt in the bobbin).



 
Aurifil Mako Cotton 40 wt 3-ply
Aurifil Mako Cotton 40 wt 3-ply
Aurifil’s 40wt, 3-ply cotton thread is made specifically to handle the rigor of today’s high-speed, high-tech longarm quilting machines. It has all the versatility and lustrous color of the original 40wt, with the added benefit of extra strength. It is currently available in 50 colours. While this thread is perfect for longarm quilting, it is also a star for garment sewing, bag-making, domestic machine sewing, and more.
Recommended Needles:
Domestic Machines: Size 90/14 or 100/16 Topstitch Needle (50wt or 40wt in the bobbin)
Longarm: 4.0 - 4.5 (50wt or 40wt in the bobbin)



 
Aurifil Mako Cotton 40 wt 2-ply
Aurifil Mako Cotton 40 wt 2-ply >>
Aurifil’s 100% cotton 40wt 2-ply thread is available in all 270 colors and 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. It is also terrific for single-, double-, or triple-strand cross stitch, hand piecing, bobbin and machine lace, machine appliqué, machine embroidery, edge-to-edge pantographs, and quilting.
Recommended Needles:
Domestic Machines: Size 75/11 or 90/14 Quilting; 80/12 Microtex/Sharp, Universal, or Denim Needle (40wt or 50wt in the bobbin)
Longarm: 3.5 - 4.0 (50wt in the bobbin).



 
Aurifil Mako Cotton 28 wt
Aurifil Mako Cotton 28 wt >>
Aurifil’s 28wt cotton thread comes in all 270 colours, and is wound on a grey spool. It is the second heaviest weight thread Aurifil offers, and is perfect for double strand cross stitch, blanket stitch, hand appliqué, hand piecing, hand quilting, bobbin and machine lace, machine quilting, longarm quilting, machine embroidery, and lower looper serging.
Recommended Needles:
Domestic Machines: Size 90/14 Topstitch, Quilting, or Denim Needle (50wt in the bobbin)
Longarm: 4.0 (40wt in the bobbin). Tip: Go a little slower than normal while using in a longarm machine, especially around curves.



 
Aurifil Mako Cotton 6-Strand Floss
Aurifil Mako Cotton 6-Strand Floss
Aurifil’s 6-strand 100% cotton floss is wound on a gorgeous wooden spool, perfect for easy travel and the prevention of pesky tangles! It is available in all 270 colors and boasts 18 yards per spool. We find Aurifloss to be excellent for cross stitch, huck embroidery, miniature punch-needle embroidery, tatting, needle point, crochet, appliqué, big stitch quilting, accent stitching on garments and other items, and hand embroidery.
Please note that at this time, we are only selling these in boxes of 5 spools as this is the quantity we must purchase them in.
Recommended Needles:
Match your needle according to the project. Use a short length of thread, around 12”-18”, to reduce tangling.



 
Aurifil Cotton Colour Card
Aurifil Cotton Colour Card



 
Aurifil Thread Collections
Aurifil Thread Collections



 
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