Aurifil’s 100% Cotton 12wt thread is wound on a red spool. It is the heaviest weight thread that Aurifil offers and is perfect for hand applique, hand embroidery, hand quilting, cross stitch, embellishment, handmade lace, machine applique, blanket stitch, machine embroidery (especially for designs that use a longer stitch length), machine art quilting, Sashiko, redwork, lower looper serging, and longarm quilting.
Uses: Hand Appliqué, Hand Embroidery, Hand Quilting, Cross Stitch, Embellishment and Lace, Machine Appliqué, Blanket Stitch, Buttonhole Stitch, Machine Embroidery, Machine Art Quilting, Sashiko, Redwork, Lower Looper Serging, Longarm Quilting
100/16 or 90/14 Topstitch Needle (40 wt in the bobbin)
4.5 Longarm Needle (28 wt in the bobbin)
When using 12wt thread by machine, we recommend using a much thinner thread in the bobbin, like our 40 wt.
When using in a Longarm machine, quilt slowly, using a longer stitch and silicone conditioner where necessary.