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Aurifil Cotton Mako Threads

Cotton Mako

Made from long staple Egyptian cotton, Cotton Mako is excellent for detailed machine embroidery, red work, quilting, lace embroidery and serging. This thread has really taken off with machine quilters and has been used in numerous award-winning quilts.

Long staple cotton gives this thread the strength needed for high-speed machines. Cotton Mako is also mercerized, giving it sheen – not found in most cotton threads.

Cotton Mako is available in 252 colours in the following four weights:

  • 50wt for piecing quilts, machine lace making and all general-purpose sewing. Can be used for hand and fine machine appliqué. A size 80/12 needle is recommended.
  • 40wt is a great thread for machine quilting on long-arm and domestic sewing machines. 90/14 needles can be used.
  • 28wt is used for a slightly bolder look when machine quilting. It is also excellent for buttonhole stitch, handquilting, and decorative serging. Use a size 90/14 needle.
  • 12wt is very heavy and requires a large eye/topstitch needle. Use a 100/16 or 110/18 needle size. For heavy buttonhole-stitch appliqué, topstitching, decorative machine & serger work. It is also a favourite weight for redwork.

Cotton Mako is also available in 60wt and 80wt in black and white only.

View the cotton spool sizes and the colour chart [PDF file]. Visit the main Aurifil web site for additional tips and suggestions on using the various thread weights.

We sell hand and machine needles too.

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