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. 50wt Aurifil Natural White 100% Cotton Mako Thread | Aurifil #MK50-2021
    50wt Aurifil Natural White 100% Cotton Mako Thread
    Aurifil #MK50-2021
    1,422 yards of 50wt Aurifil 100% cotton thread
    Price: $13.98 Sale: $13.98 each
    $13.98 each
  2. 50wt Aurifil Light Sand 100% Cotton Mako Thread | Aurifil #MK50-2000
    50wt Aurifil Light Sand 100% Cotton Mako Thread
    Aurifil #MK50-2000
    1,422 yards of 50wt Aurifil 100% cotton thread
    Price: $13.98 Sale: $13.98 each
    $13.98 each
  3. 50wt Aurifil Dove 100% Cotton Mako Thread | Aurifil #MK50-2600
    50wt Aurifil Dove 100% Cotton Mako Thread
    Aurifil #MK50-2600
    1,422 yards of 50wt Aurifil 100% cotton thread
    Price: $13.98 Sale: $13.98 each
    $13.98 each
  4. Aurifil Swatch Book, Vol. 1.1 | Aurifil #SWATCHBOOK1.1
    Aurifil Swatch Book, Vol. 1.1
    Aurifil #SWATCHBOOK1.1
    Includes all 270 Aurifil Cotton Colors in 12wt, 28wt, 40wt, 50wt and Aurifloss s ...
    Price: $44.98 Sale: $44.98 each
    $44.98 each
  5. 50wt Aurifil White 100% Cotton Mako Thread | Aurifil #MK50-2024
    50wt Aurifil White 100% Cotton Mako Thread
    Aurifil #MK50-2024
    1,422 yards of 50wt Aurifil 100% cotton thread
    Price: $13.98 Sale: $13.98 each
    $13.98 each
  6. Mark Lipinski Basics Collection Large Aurifil Thread Box| Mark Lipinski #MLBC5012
    Mark Lipinski Basics Collection Large Aurifil Thread Box
    Mark Lipinski #MLBC5012
    Includes 12 spools (1,422 yards each) of 50wt 100% cotton thread
    Price: $143.98 Sale: $143.98 each
    $143.98 each
  7. 50wt Roar Aurifil Thread Box | Tula Pink #TP50RC10
    50wt Roar Aurifil Thread Box
    Tula Pink #TP50RC10
    Includes 10 spools (220 yards each) of 50wt 100% cotton thread
    Price: $52.98 Sale: $52.98 each
    $52.98 each
  8. Necessities Large Aurifil House Collection Thread Box| Aurifil #AC50NC4
    Necessities Large Aurifil House Collection Thread Box
    Aurifil #AC50NC4
    Includes 4 spools (1422 yards each) of 50wt 100% cotton thread
    Price: $55.74 Sale: $55.74 each
    $55.74 each
  9. 50wt Aurifil Light Beige 100% Cotton Mako Thread | Aurifil #MK50-2310
    50wt Aurifil Light Beige 100% Cotton Mako Thread
    Aurifil #MK50-2310
    1,422 yards of 50wt Aurifil 100% cotton thread
    Price: $13.98 Sale: $13.98 each
    $13.98 each
  10. 50wt Aurifil Light Sand 100% Cotton Mako Cone Thread | Aurifil #MK50CO-2000
    50wt Aurifil Light Sand 100% Cotton Mako Cone Thread
    Aurifil #MK50CO-2000
    6,452 yards of 50wt Aurifil 100% cotton thread
    Price: $53.48 Sale: $53.48 each
    $53.48 each
  11. 50wt Aurifil Navy 100% Cotton Mako Thread | Aurifil #MK50-2775
    50wt Aurifil Navy 100% Cotton Mako Thread
    Aurifil #MK50-2775
    1,422 yards of 50wt Aurifil 100% cotton thread
    Price: $13.98 Sale: $13.98 each
    $13.98 each
  12. Flower Girl Aurifil Thread Box | Heather Briggs #HB5040FG10
    Flower Girl Aurifil Thread Box
    Heather Briggs #HB5040FG10
    Thread Box includes 10 spools of assorted weight 100% cotton thread
    Price: $52.98 Sale: $52.98 each
    $52.98 each
  13. Honey Bee Essentials Aurifil Thread Box | Lori Holt #TH-LH5080HBE45
    Honey Bee Essentials Aurifil Thread Box
    Lori Holt #TH-LH5080HBE45
    Honey Bee Essentials Thread Box includes 45 spools of assorted weight 100% cotto ...
    Price: $319.98 Sale: $319.98 each
    $319.98 each
  14. 50wt Aurifil Light Chestnut 100% Cotton Mako Thread | Aurifil #MK50-2330
    50wt Aurifil Light Chestnut 100% Cotton Mako Thread
    Aurifil #MK50-2330
    1,422 yards of 50wt Aurifil 100% cotton thread.
    Price: $13.98 Sale: $13.98 each
    $13.98 each
  15. Fat Quarter Shop's | Aurifil Thread Club
    Aurifil Thread Club
    Fat Quartershop Exclusive
    Need some new threads? Stitch the difference with our Aurifil Color Packs! Sign ...
    Price: $0.99 Sale: $0.99 per membership fee
    $0.99 per membership fee
  16. Enchanted Aurifloss Thread Box | Susan Ache #SA30EC10
    Enchanted Aurifloss Thread Box
    Susan Ache #SA30EC10
    Includes 10 spools (18 yards each) of 6-strand 100% cotton embroidery floss. B ...
    Price: $52.98 Sale: $52.98 each
    $52.98 each
  17. 50wt Chalk 100% Cotton Mako Thread | Aurifil #MK50-2026
    50wt Chalk 100% Cotton Mako Thread
    Aurifil #MK50-2026
    1,422 yards of 50wt Aurifil 100% cotton thread
    Price: $13.98 Sale: $13.98 each
    $13.98 each
  18. Summer Memories AuriFloss Thread Box | Susan Ache for Aurifil #SA30SM10
    Summer Memories AuriFloss Thread Box
    Susan Ache for Aurifil #SA30SM10
    Includes 10 AuriFloss 6-strand embroidery floss spools (18 yards each)
    Price: $53.24 Sale: $53.24 each
    $53.24 each
  19. 50wt Hello Autumn Aurifil Thread Box | Monique Jacobs #MJ50HA6
    50wt Hello Autumn Aurifil Thread Box
    Monique Jacobs #MJ50HA6
    Thread Box includes 6 spools (1,422 yards each) of Aurifil 50wt cotton thread
    Price: $77.98 Sale: $77.98 each
    $77.98 each
  20. At Day's End Aurifil Thread Box | Sarah Ashford #SM12ADE7
    12wt At Day's End Aurifil Thread Box
    Sarah Ashford #SM12ADE7
    Thread Box includes 7 spools (54 yards each) of 12wt 100% cotton thread
    Price: $41.48 Sale: $41.48 each
    $41.48 each
  21. 50wt Aurifil Muslin 100% Cotton Mako Thread | Aurifil #MK50-2311
    50wt Aurifil Muslin 100% Cotton Mako Thread
    Aurifil #MK50-2311
    1,422 yards of 50wt Aurifil 100% cotton thread
    Price: $13.98 Sale: $13.98 each
    $13.98 each
  22. 80wt Big Woods Aurifil Thread Box | Sarah Fielke #SF80BW10
    80wt Big Woods Aurifil Thread Box
    Sarah Fielke #SF80BW10
    Includes 10 spools (300 yards each) of 80wt 100% cotton thread
    Price: $81.98 Sale: $81.98 each
    $81.98 each
  23. Quilt in a Day Large Aurifil Thread Box| Eleanor Burns #EB50QD6
    Quilt in a Day Large Aurifil Thread Box
    Eleanor Burns #EB50QD6
    Includes 6 spools (1,422 yards each) of 50wt 100% cotton thread
    Price: $77.74 Sale: $77.74 each
    $77.74 each
  24. 50wt Neon Large Aurifil Thread Box | Tula Pink #TP50EC3
    50wt Neon Large Aurifil Thread Box
    Tula Pink #TP50EC3
    Includes 3 spools (1,422 yards each) of Aurifil 50wt 100% cotton thread
    Price: $39.74 Sale: $39.74 each
    $39.74 each
  25. 50wt Aurifil Natural White 100% Cotton Mako Cone Thread | Aurifil #MK50CO-2021
    Price: $53.48 Sale: $53.48 each
    $53.48 each
  26. 12wt Aurifil Graphite Variegated 100% Cotton Mako Thread | Aurifil #MK12-4665
    Price: $13.98 Sale: $13.98 each
    $13.98 each
  27. 50wt Aurifil Grey Smoke 100% Cotton Mako Thread | Aurifil #MK50-5004
    50wt Aurifil Grey Smoke 100% Cotton Mako Thread
    Aurifil #MK50-5004
    1,422 yards of 50wt Aurifil 100% cotton thread
    Price: $13.98 Sale: $13.98 each
    $13.98 each
  28. 50wt Sea Biscuit 100% Cotton Mako Thread | Aurifil #MK50-6722
    50wt Sea Biscuit 100% Cotton Mako Thread
    Aurifil #MK50-6722
    1,422 yards of 50wt Aurifil 100% cotton thread
    Price: $13.98 Sale: $13.98 each
    $13.98 each
  29. 50wt Aurifil Marrakesh Variegated 100% Cotton Mako Thread | Aurifil #MK50-3817
    Price: $13.98 Sale: $13.98 each
    $13.98 each
  30. Le Alpi 2024 Aurifil Advent Calendar Reservation | Aurifil #ACADVENT-24
    Le Alpi 2024 Aurifil Advent Calendar Reservation
    Aurifil #ACADVENT-24
    Celebrate the holiday season with the thoughtfully curated Le Alpi 2024 Aurifil ...
    Price: $4.99 Sale: $4.99 per reservation fee
    $4.99 per reservation fee
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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.