Monday, May 16, 2016

New Applique Thread

Some time ago on the Aurifil Facebook page there was a post inviting Aurifil dealers to try out their new 80 weight cotton thread. I jumped on that opportunity and a few weeks later received this lovely sampler pack in the mail.

The thread comes on adorable wooden spools! I was thrilled with the colors I was sent. I don't know what the other sampler packs look like (or if they are all the same) but these colors are just perfect for me.

One of the recent Splendid Sampler blocks was a Dresden Plate block. I decided that this was the perfect small project for trying out my new threads.

I was not disappointed. These threads performed beautifully. It is so thin that it seems to just melt into the fabric and mostly disappear.

For comparison I pulled out a spool of 50 weight Aurifil. It is the darker blue one. I have been using my 50 weight Aurifil for hand applique with no complaints, but this 80 weight is thinner and seemed just as strong.

It is easy to feel the difference in the thickness. I'm not sure that my photography skills are adequate to demonstrate it visually, but I took the photo below in an attempt to do so.

I don't know when these threads will be available for shops to start carrying. I plan to try to find out at Market this weekend. I hope to be able to stock them in my shop.


Barb said...

You dresden is awesome...thanks for the review on the threads. said...

Thanks for the review and heads up. I love applique and will be looking for this thread as I'm anxious to try it!