Aurifil 50wt Your best piecing and appliqué thread

Hand applique' : 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 : Wonder for both Bobbin lace & Machine lace.

Longarm quilting : Perfect for creating texture where you don’t want the thread to be a feature. Backgrounds, stitch in the ditch, basting quilts, wholecloth quilting, micro quilting for dense background designs. Match bobbin thread.

Machine applique' : 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 : Love it! Great results every time. Use Mako 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. Use a Sharp/Microtex, quilting or even denim needles 80/12.


Max washing temperature 70°C

Diluited Chlorine use is permitted in cold water

Max ironing 150°C

Washing with tetrachloroetylene, monofluoro, trichlorometano and hydrocarbon

No tumble drying in warm air


Max washing temperature 60°C

Do not use chlorine

Max ironing 150°C

Washing with tetrachloroethylene, monofluoro, trichlorometano and hydrocarbon

No tumble drying in warm air

Sizes available

Small spool

220 yards - 200 mt

Keep the machine clean while stitching. Brush the lint away from the needle every time you change the top thread. Clean out the bobbin area every time you change the bobbin or start a new design - whichever comes first. It takes seconds to do it - and it's good for the machine. Put a drop of oil on the hook in the bobbin area every time you change the bobbin.It seems to me that slowing the machine down generates less lint - but I'd rather stitch faster and deal with the lint. I have come to the conclusion that the lint is not all from the thread. It's also coming from the fabric and stabilizer, especially paper based stabilizers.

Large Spool

1422 yards - 1300 mt


6452 yards - 5900 mt


available in 252 colors  -  orange plastic thread holder