I often have questions about thread when I attend quilt shows. "Why did I choose Aurifil?" "What weight should I sew with?". Here's a brief introduction on 50wt, but if you have more time, why not check out the Aurifil blog (www.aurifil.com), there is so much information there on tips and tricks on sewing.
Lets talk about 50wt first. Why is this the go to for so many of us? I know I find it easy to sew with, there appears to be less lint in my machine and when hand sewing, I find it rarely snaps on me. But why?
First, the material from which it is made makes a huge difference. The very best cotton is grown in the Mako region of Egypt, in a small part of the Nile Delta. Cotton grown in just the right amount of sun and precipitation in just the right soil lends itself to produce a long staple fiber. When spun, this long staple fiber creates a very fine, premium quality cotton that is smoother, finer, and stronger than any other existing cotton in the world.