Aurifil Colour Card
To make sure you know exactly what colour you are buying, invest in a Colour Card. A Colour Card makes shopping for thread really easy.
Aurifil cotton thread comes in different weights. Here are their uses as described by Aurifil.
50WT ORANGE REEL
Uses - Applique, English Paper Piecing, Hand Piecing, Bobbin and Machine Lace, Machine Applique (Straight Stitch, Zig Zag, Blind Hem, and Blanket Stitch) Machine Embroidery, Dense Machine Quilting, Basting, and Long Arm Quilting, Whole Cloth and Micro Quilting, Dense Background Designs.
40WT GREEN REEL
Uses - Single, Double or Triple Strand Cross Stitch, Hand Piecing, Bobbin and Machine Lace, Machine Applique, Machine Embroidery, Edge-to-Edge, Pantographs, Custom Long Arm Quilting.
28WT GREY REEL
Uses - Double Strand Cross Stitch, Blanket Stitch, Hand Applique, Hand Quilting, Bobbin and Machine Lace, Machine Quilting, Machine Embroidery, Lower Loop Serging, Serging, Textured Long Arm Quilting.
12WT RED REEL
Uses - Hand Applique, Hand Embroidery, Hand Quilting, Cross Stitch, Embellishment and Lace, Machine Applique, Blanket Stitch, Buttonhole Stitch, Machine Embroidery, Machine Art Quilting, Sasiko, Redwork, Lower Loop Serging, Long Arm Quilting.