Use the Thread Weight / Thread Use chart to find the right Aurifil cotton thread for over forty kinds of sewing
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40-Weight Spools

40-Weight Cones

50-Weight Spools

50-Weight Cones

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Use the right thread size for the things you sew. Our Thread Weight / Use chart lists over forty kinds of sewing and Aurifil's product recommendations. It is adapted from the Aurifil Product Guide. Remember, a higher thread weight number means a thinner thread.

 

Highly Recommended

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40-Weight

50-Weight

Forty3

12-Weight

28-Weight

80-Weight

Floss

Machine Piecing

Suitable

Suitable Suitable Not Suitable Not Suitable Not Suitable Not Suitable

Hand Piecing

Suitable

Suitable

Suitable

Suitable

Suitable

Not Suitable

Not Suitable

English Paper Piecing

Not Recomended

Suitable

Not Recomended

Not Suitable

Not Suitable

Suitable

Not Suitable

Foundation / Paper Piecing

Suitable

Suitable

Suitable

Not Suitable

Not Suitable

Not Suitable

Not Suitable

Domestic Machine Quilting

Suitable

Suitable

Suitable

Not Recomended

Suitable

Suitable

Not Suitable

Hand Quilting

Suitable

Not Recomended

Suitable

Not Recomended

Suitable

Not Suitable

Suitable

Longarm Quilting

Suitable

Suitable

Suitable

Suitable

Suitable

Not Suitable

Not Suitable

Free Motion Quilting

Suitable

Suitable

Suitable

Suitable

Suitable

Suitable

Not Suitable

Stitch In The Ditch

Suitable

Suitable

Suitable

Not Suitable

Not Recomended

Suitable

Not Suitable

Big Stitch Hand Quilting

Not Suitable

Not Suitable

Not Suitable

Suitable

Suitable

Not Suitable

Suitable

 

40-Weight

50-Weight

Forty3

12-Weight

28-Weight

80-Weight

Floss

Tied Quilting

Not Suitable

Not Suitable

Not Suitable

Suitable

Not Recomended

Not Suitable

Suitable

Machine Applique

Suitable

Suitable

Suitable

Suitable

Suitable

Suitable

Not Suitable

Hand / Needle Turn Applique

Not Recomended

Suitable

Not Recomended

Not Suitable

Suitable

Suitable

Not Suitable

Row Edge Applique

Suitable

Suitable

Suitable

Suitable

Suitable

Suitable

Not Suitable

Wool Applique

Not Recomended

Not Suitable

Suitable

Suitable

Suitable

Not Suitable

Suitable

Reverse Applique

Not Recomended

Suitable

Not Suitable

Not Suitable

Suitable

Suitable

Not Suitable

Machine Embroidery

Suitable

Suitable

Not Suitable

Suitable

Suitable

Suitable

Not Suitable

Hand Embroidery

Not Recomended

Not Recomended

Suitable

Suitable

Suitable

Not Suitable

Suitable

Cross Stitch

Not Suitable

Not Suitable

Suitable

Suitable

Suitable

Not Suitable

Suitable

Huck Embroidery

Not Suitable

Not Suitable

Suitable

Suitable

Suitable

Not Suitable

Suitable

 

40-Weight

50-Weight

Forty3

12-Weight

28-Weight

80-Weight

Floss

French Knots

Not Suitable

Not Suitable

Suitable

Suitable

Suitable

Not Suitable

Suitable

Bobbin Work

Not Suitable

Not Suitable

Suitable

Suitable

Not Suitable

Not Suitable

Suitable

Hand Sashiko

Not Suitable

Not Suitable

Suitable

Suitable

Suitable

Not Suitable

Suitable

Redwork

Not Suitable

Not Suitable

Suitable

Suitable

Suitable

Not Suitable

Suitable

Hardanger

Not Suitable

Not Suitable

Suitable

Suitable

Suitable

Not Suitable

Suitable

Bobbin Lace

Suitable

Suitable

Not Suitable

Not Recomended

Suitable

Not Suitable

Not Suitable

Lace

Suitable

Suitable

Not Suitable

Not Recomended

Suitable

Not Recomended

Not Suitable

Needle Punching

Not Suitable

Not Suitable

Suitable

Suitable

Suitable

Not Suitable

Suitable

Machine Embroidery Lace

Suitable

Suitable

Not Suitable

Not Recomended

Suitable

Not Recomended

Not Suitable

Decorative Stitching

Suitable

Suitable

Suitable

Suitable

Suitable

Not Recomended

Suitable

 

40-Weight

50-Weight

Forty3

12-Weight

28-Weight

80-Weight

Floss

Embellishment

Suitable

Suitable

Suitable

Suitable

Suitable

Not Recomended

Suitable

Hand Couching

Suitable

Suitable

Suitable

Suitable

Suitable

Suitable

Suitable

Free Motion Couching

Suitable

Suitable

Suitable

Not Suitable

Suitable

Suitable

Not Suitable

Binding

Suitable

Suitable

Suitable

Not Recomended

Suitable

Not Suitable

Not Suitable

Thread Painting

Suitable

Suitable

Suitable

Not Recomended

Suitable

Not Recomended

Not Suitable

Smocking

Suitable

Suitable

Not Suitable

Not Recomended

Suitable

Not Recomended

Suitable

Basting

Suitable

Suitable

Not Suitable

Not Suitable

Not Recomended

Not Recomended

Not Suitable

Decorative Mending

Suitable

Suitable

Suitable

Suitable

Suitable

Not Suitable

Suitable

Tatting

Not Suitable

Not Suitable

Not Suitable

Suitable

Suitable

Not Suitable

Suitable

 

40-Weight

50-Weight

Forty3

12-Weight

28-Weight

80-Weight

Floss

Crochet

Not Suitable

Not Suitable

Not Suitable

Suitable

Suitable

Not Suitable

Suitable

Crewel

Not Suitable

Not Suitable

Not Suitable

Suitable

Suitable

Not Suitable

Suitable

Serging

Suitable

Suitable

Suitable

Not Suitable

Suitable

Not Suitable

Not Suitable

Garment Sewing

Suitable

Suitable

Suitable

Not Suitable

Suitable

Not Suitable

Not Suitable

Buttonholes

Suitable

Suitable

Suitable

Suitable

Suitable

Not Suitable

Not Suitable

Bag Sewing

Suitable

Suitable

Suitable

Suitable

Suitable

Not Suitable

Not Suitable