I also love to use the 50 weight in my machine thread sketching (using thread to create detail on the surface of an art quilt before it is quilted). Because of its light weight, it doesnât cause my work to pucker or draw up the way heavier thread would. And thereâs no heavy thread buildup, so I can create a lot of detail.
Cotton Mako also has a lovely sheen you donât find with many other cotton threads. It works magnificently in the bobbin, whether Iâm using a heavier thread on the top, or the same weight. Unlike some other threads, it almost never breaks, and it leaves practically no lint in my machine.
I use AURIfil Cotton Mako 40 for machine quilting, and Cotton Mako 28 for hand quilting. AURIfilâs variegated threads have beautiful subtle color variations, and are a favorite for machine quilting.
I am Aurifilâs Designer of the Month for January 2011. Each month throughout 2011, you can get a free pattern from one of the Aurifil designers. Stitch it up, post a photo, and you have a chance to win an Aurifil thread collection!The pattern for my Leaves of Green quil t(shown above) is available as a free PDF download on the Aurifil blog.
Other designers participating are Linda Lum DeBono, Kaye England, Susan Guzman, Sarah Vedeler, Denise Clason, Barbara Persing and Mary Hoover, Jinny Beyer, Edyta Sitar, Marianne Byrne-Goarin, Larisa Bland and Sharon Pederson.
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Aurifilâs blog: www.auribuzz.wordpress.com
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Aurifil on Facebook: www.facebook.com/aurifil.quilt.thread
Find a store: www.aurifil.com/Aurifil/Stores.html
Aurifil thread is also carried by many online shops.