Don’t know much about Aurifil? Think this is expensive for a spool of thread? Having trouble comparing all of the different sizes and types ?
Let us fill you in and you may change your mind!
In recent years, Aurifil has fast become the preferred thread brand for quilters for a number of reasons. For starters, it’s made from Egyptian Cotton, known for it’s strength and durability. It comes in a variety of weights and thicknesses, including 12 wt, 28 wt, 40 wt, and 50 wt. At Fabric Utopia we currently stock 50 wt, which is the finest of the 4, and is ideal for creating smooth, flat seams and and flawless machine quilt work. What’s more, due to the fineness of this thread, the amount that can be wound onto your sewing machine bobbin is astounding! Since the last thing we dedicated quilters want to do is stop sewing to wind another bobbin, it makes a big difference when we don’t have to do it as often!
We choose to stock the larger spools for one important reason: They hold a stunning 1,422 yards of thread, so they last for a very long time!