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Aurifil

 

Aurifil is offering superior Italian quality cotton threads for professional and domestic quilters. The company’s headquarter is located near Milano and is the place where new ideas generate original items: always more refined and advanced. With the fastest and most sophisticated technology Aurifil aesthetically manufactures all their products and supplies that allows the company to be popular in the market. Aurifil provides assistance to all the quilting needs through a wide range of threads in several weights and accessories to design unique creations. Next to the regular collections, Aurifil is collaborating with fabric designers and developing designer kits which you can find on our Aurifil Designer Collections page.

Aurifil Collection

100% Cotton | Consistently high quality | Italian Quality & Style

Cotton 12 WTCotton 28 WT  |  Cotton 40 WT  | Cotton 50 WTCotton 80 WT |  40/3 Cotton Longarm  | Lana Wool 

Cotton 12 WT

Blend: 100% cotton

Sizes:

Small Spool: 50m/ 55yards
Large Spool: 325m / 356yards
Cone: 1750m / 1914yards

Available in 270 colours

Hand

  • Hand Appliqué – Use 12wt for hand appliqué, Buttonhole stitch for a primitive look and for Blanket Stitch appliqué.
  • Hand Embroidery  – Used as a replacement for stranded & pearl embroidery threads for the stitchery blocks.
  • Hand quilting – Achieve beautiful results using the ‘Big Stitch’ or ‘Utility Stitch’ with a larger eyelet needle and for Sashiko type work
  • Cross Stitch – 12wt is suitable for Backstitching or Cross-stitching in 1 strand, giving more definition to your work.
  • Embellishment – Use 12wt to add embroidery stitches as embellishment on a quilt surface.
  • Lace – Great for use on Bobbin Lace Gimp

Machine

  • Machine Appliqué – Use 12wt for a heavy Blanket Stitch or for a primitive look use a Buttonhole Stitch. (Use 50wt in the bobbin)
  • Machine embroidery – 12wt is beautiful for designs that use a longer stitch length. Use a Top Stitch 100/16 needle.
  • Machine Quilting – Superb for art quilting when heavier thread effects are desired . Beautiful on linen and denim fabric . Use a 90/14 topstitch needle.
  • Machine Sashiko – Achieve great results using 12wt for Machine Sashiko
  • Redwork – 12wt is perfect for Red-work and Stitchery
  • Serging – Lower Looper
  • Longarm Quilting – Beautiful effect, quilt slowly, large needle (4.5), adjust thread path for less resistance, use silicone when necessary, pair with 28wt bobbin thread. Good for art quilting when heavier thread effects are desired

Cotton 28 WT

Blend: 100% cotton

Sizes:
Small Spool: 100m / 109yards
Large Spool: 750m / 820yards
Cone: 3300m / 3609yards

Available in 270 colours

Hand

  • Cross Stitch – For best results use in 2 strands. Cotton 28 gives a delightful effect on 16 & 14 count fabrics.
  • Hand Appliqué – 28 weight gives a great result for blanket stitch appliqué. Use it for hand blanket-stitching when you want a more delicate look.
  • Hand piecing – Leading artists love 28wt for hand piecing.
  • Hand quilting – Cotton 28 gives a great result because it stands out.
  • Lace – Use 28wt cotton for Bobbin & Machine Lace

Machine

  • Machine Appliqué – Cotton 28 is great for Blanket stitch, Buttonhole stitches and appliqué that uses thread to really make a statement. It gives a beautiful, strong edge to the appliqué shape. Use Mako 50 wt in the same color in the bobbin; Use a Top-Stitch 90/14 needle.
  • Machine Embroidery – Beautiful for machine embroidery when you really want the thread to stand out and make a statement. Use Mako 50 wt in the bobbin (may need to loosen the top tension a little) or your regular bobbin thread. Use a Microtex or Top-Stitch 90/14 needle.
  • Machine Quilting – Good for machine quilting when you desire the thread to add an extra visual impact to the patchwork top. Use a slightly longer stitch length. Use Mako 50wt in the bobbin, loosening the top tension to adjust for the difference in weight. If necessary, tighten the bottom tension by threading the bobbin as if for embroidery (if applicable on your machine). Use a Top-Stitch 90/14 needle.
  • Serging – Lower Looper
  • Longarm Quilting – Creates deep shadowing for great texture. Large needle (4.0), quilt slower than normal using gentle curves and pair with 40wt bobbin thread. Good for machine quilting when an extra visual impact to the patchwork top is desired.

Cotton 40 WT

Blend: 100% cotton

Sizes:
Small Spool: 150m / 164yards
Large Spool: 1000m / 1094yards
Cone: 4700m / 5140yards

Available in 270 colours

Hand

  • Cross stitch – This thin thread is very versatile and is used singly, doubled or tripled depending on the effect required. Perfect for precise work on fine fabric in 1 strand (miniature work).
  • Hand Piecing – Our customers love this weight for Hand Piecing.
  • Lace – 40wt is great for Bobbin Lace & Machine lace projects.

Machine

  • Machine Appliqué- Ideal when a very fine finish is desired. This weight disappears so your fabric is the feature. Use for a straight stitch, small zig zag , Blind hemming stitch , and Blanket stitch.
  • Machine Embroidery – Great results every time. Use 50wt in the bobbin as well, or your regular bobbin thread – in which case tighten the top tension a little. Use a Microtex 80/12 needle.
  • Machine piecing – Gives a great result with a nice flat seam every time.
  • Machine quilting – Use for very detailed machine quilting with a lot of back tracking 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 the same thread in the bobbin and a Sharp/Microtex, quilting or even denim needles 80/12.
  • Longarm quilting – Perfect for creating texture where you don’t want the thread to be a feature. Backgrounds, stitch in the ditch, basting quilts, whole cloth quilting, micro quilting for dense background designs. Match bobbin thread.

Cotton 50 WT

Blend: 100% cotton
Sizes:
Small Spool: 200m / 220yards
Large Spool: 1300m / 1422yards
Cone: 5900m / 6452yards

Available in 270 colours

Hand

  • Hand Appliqué – Ideal for all types of hand applique. From needle turning to using prepared shapes, the 50wt is thin and with all the colors available you can match your shape perfectly
  • Hand Piecing – A great weight for hand piecing.
  • Lace – 50wt is a wonder for both Bobbin lace & Machine lace.

Machine

  • Machine Appliqué’ – Wool creates a decorative stitching similar to crazy patchwork. Use 50wt in the bobbin.
  • Machine Quilting – Suitable for quilting wool fabrics. Use a 90/14 topstitch needle.
  • Serging – Use in the lower looper.
  • Longarm Quilting – Suitable for bobbin work. Mark the quilt with water soluble or monofilament invisible thread. Turn the quilt and use Lana in the bobbin for beautiful thread art. Use the largest needle your machine can hold.

Cotton 80 WT

Sizes:
Small Spool:       274 M / 300 Yard
Blend:                100 % Cotton
Available in 88 colour: PDF Color Chart 

Hand

  • English Paper Piecing
  • Hand Applique

Machine

  • Machine Embroidery
  • Machine Applique
  • Free Motion Quilting
  • Free Motion Couching

Lana Wool

Blend: 50% Wool 50% Acrylic

Sizes:
Small Spool: 50M / 54Yards (192 colours)
Large Spool: 350M / 383Yards (192 colours)

Hand

  • Cross Stitch & Hand Embroidery – 12wt wool is ideal for cross stitching with a single strand as it adds texture and depth. Lana wool is also lovely for traditional hand embroidery stitches using a single or double strand giving a homespun touch.
  • Hand Appliqué’ – Lovely results for blanket stitched applique’ on wool fabrics, using a single or double strand. It’s perfect for creating a primitive look.

Machine

  • Machine Appliqué’ – Wool creates a decorative stitching similar to crazy patchwork. Use 50wt in the bobbin.
  • Machine Quilting – Suitable for quilting wool fabrics. Use a 90/14 topstitch needle.
  • Serging – Use in the lower looper.
  • Longarm Quilting – Suitable for bobbin work. Mark the quilt with water soluble or monofilament invisible thread. Turn the quilt and use Lana in the bobbin for beautiful thread art. Use the largest needle your machine can hold.

40/3 Cotton Longarm Thread

Available in 50 colours: COLOURCARD
Blend: 100% cotton
Size: 3,280 yard cone

The perfect thread for Longarm quilting machines. The newest member of the Aurifil family of threads: the 40 weight 3 ply threads made specifically to handle the rigor of today’s high speed, high-tech Longarm machines. Manufactured to Aurifil’s quality standards, the new 403 threads have all the versatility and lustrous color of the original 40 weight threads, with the added benefit of extra strength. Don’t worry, it’s still virtually lint free! Because it is made specifically for longarm machine use, the thread is offered on a 3,280-yard cone only.