These are our Aurifil variegated threads. Perfect for quilting -- it adds a nice textural depth to your quilts. 50 weight Makó Cotton Aurifil thread is the #1 seller in the quilting industry for a high quality thread. Each spool of Aurifil Cotton Makó is mercerized - this enables fiber's contraction and increases the efficiency during the drying procedure. The result is a high sheen thread with a great washing resistance. The superior, long staple cotton boasts high tensile strength and a wonderful silky touch. The finest of the cotton Makó threads. Quilters love it for piecing and quilting. It's fantastic for fine machine quilting stitch, excellent for machine applique and piecing, recommended for miniature patchwork projects, and very good for piecing and quilting in both top and bottom. Imported from Italy. Large spool contains 1422 yards. 100% long staple Eqyptian cotton.