Aurifil Thread

Aurifil Thread is the most popular thread in the quilting and sewing industry. Produced in Italy, Aurifil Threads offers hundreds of different threads in varying weights and colors. We are proud to offer a large selection of Aurifil Thread Boxes. These thread boxes are hand-picked by us just for you!

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  1. 12wt Vivacious Aurifil Thread Box | Anna Maria #AMH12VC5
    12wt Vivacious Aurifil Thread Box
    Anna Maria #AMH12VC5
    Includes 5 spools (54 yards each) of 12wt 100% cotton thread
    Price: $25.24 Sale: $25.24 each
    $25.24 each
  2. 50wt Vivacious Aurifil Thread Box | Anna Maria #AMH50VC5
    50wt Vivacious Aurifil Thread Box
    Anna Maria #AMH50VC5
    Includes 5 spools (220 yards each) of 50wt 100% cotton thread
    Price: $25.24 Sale: $25.24 each
    $25.24 each

Exclusive Collections of Aurifil Thread

Aurifil quilting thread from Italy is regarded as the best cotton thread for quilting due to its quality materials from the Mako region of Egypt and the profusion of colors available. With such a large selection of gorgeous colors available, we know it can be hard for quilters to choose. Fat Quarter Shop carries a wide selection of Aurifil thread sets that you won't find anywhere else. These Aurifil thread collections are based on the seasons, themes, moods and palettes. Each shade coordinates perfectly and will enhance all of your sewing projects.

Fat Quarter Shop Offers the Best Aurifil Quilting Thread

Whether you use Aurifil as hand-quilting thread or for machine quilting, Fat Quarter Shop offers the widest selection of Aurifil fine threads at the best prices. From individual Aurifil spools or cones of thread to expansive Aurifil thread boxes, we have just what you need. Shop our Aurifil thread collection now.

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Get Your Jelly Roll Fabric from Fat Quarter Shop

If you want Jelly Rolls for quilting, you want Jelly Roll fabric from Fat Quarter Shop. We offer the widest selection of Jelly Roll quilt fabric strips at the best prices. You can rely on our Jelly Roll fabric for the quality you need. Colorful and convenient, our fabric options make quilting easy. Our durable, versatile fabric strips are made of 100% cotton. Shop our Jelly Rolls now or contact us with any questions you may have.

Quilting with Aurifil 12 weight and 50 weight thread

Jen Kingwell, fabric designer for Moda Fabrics, is renowned for her hand quilting. She uses Aurifil thread for piecing and quilting, and in this video she discusses the different thread weights she prefers and why.

Frequently Asked Questions About Aurifil Quilting Thread


Here are some of our most common questions about Aurifil thread. Please get in touch with us if you need help with our Aurifil thread collections.


What Is the Best Weight of Aurifil Thread for Quilting?

While Aurifil 50wt thread is the most popular, the weight you choose depends on the type of quilting you are doing, the stage of quilting you are in and the effects you wish to achieve. Larger numbers translate into finer thread. Here are some basics at a glance, but you can read our Aurifil Thread Weight Comparison for more information.

  • 80wt - Adds superfine detail and makes stitches that settle into the piece.
  • 50wt - Creates a beautiful subtle effect to allow the piecing to shine.
  • 40wt - Provides greater stitch definition while still highlighting the piecing.
  • 28wt - Offers beautiful texture with hand stitching and directs attention to the decorative stitching when used for machine quilting.
  • 12wt - Produces bold designs for big stitch hand-quilting and bobbin work.

Is Aurifil Thread Waxed?

Aurifil quilting thread is not waxed; however, it is treated with residue-free, transparent paraffin oil during the winding process.


Is Aurifil Thread Organic?

No, Aurifil thread is not organic; however, it is OEKO-TEX certified free of harmful chemicals, and the company is committed to being environmentally responsible. Aurifil also partners with Plastic Bank for its sustainability efforts toward reducing plastic waste.


What Is the Aurifil Thread Club?

When you join the Aurifil Thread Club, you will receive four coordinated 220-yard spools of Aurifil 50wt 100% cotton thread each month as a subscription. Aurifil Color Packs are a great way to add colorful new Aurifil thread sets to your collection at significant savings.