Aurifil Cotton 40wt - SHOP

Aurifil Cotton 40wt - Machine Quilting Favourite

Made from 100% Mercerised Long Staple Egyptian Cotton, Aurifil's Mako 40wt is their "universal" thread. Relatively fine, it is perfect for machine quilting when you want to create texture and stitching that stands out a bit more.

For more ideas and tips for using Aurifil 40wt, scroll down to the bottom of this page.

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40wt Large Spools
40wt Large Spools

40wt Small Spools
40wt Small Spools

We love using Aurifil Cotton 40wt for...

Machine Quilting: Perfect for quilting when you want to create texture, and also when you want to create a quilted motif that stands out a bit more. 

Machine Appliqué: Suitable for almost all machine appliqué techniques including raw edge appliqué with a straight stitch, small zig zag, and blanket stitch.

Longarm Quilting: Great for all long arm quilting. Fine enough for ditch stitching and has sufficient presence to give good results for general quilting with motifs.

Hand Piecing: Fine enough to create a flat seam without being difficult to use for hand sewing.

Tips for Using Aurifil 40wt Thread:

  • Max ironing 150°C
  • Max washing temperature 70°C
  • No tumble drying in warm air
  • 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 regularly.