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. 12 wt Aurifil Burgundy 100% Cotton Spool Thread| Aurifil #MK12-1103
    12wt Aurifil Burgundy 100% Cotton Thread
    Aurifil #MK12-1103
    356 yards of 12wt Aurifil 100% cotton thread
    Price: $13.48 Sale: $13.48 each
    $13.48 each
  2. 12 wt Aurifil Light Blue Violet 100% Cotton Spool Thread| Aurifil #MK12-1128
    12wt Aurifil Light Blue Violet 100% Cotton Thread
    Aurifil #MK12-1128
    356 yards of 12wt Aurifil 100% cotton thread
    Price: $13.48 Sale: $13.48 each
    $13.48 each
  3. 12 wt Aurifil Light Leaf Green 100% Cotton Spool Thread| Aurifil #MK12-1147
    12wt Aurifil Light Leaf Green 100% Cotton Thread
    Aurifil #MK12-1147
    356 yards of 12wt Aurifil 100% cotton thread
    Price: $13.48 Sale: $13.48 each
    $13.48 each
  4. 12wt Aurifil Light Sand 100% Cotton Thread | Aurifil #MK12-2000
    12wt Aurifil Light Sand 100% Cotton Thread
    Aurifil #MK12-2000
    356 yards of 12wt Aurifil 100% cotton thread
    Price: $13.48 Sale: $13.48 each
    $13.48 each
  5. 12wt Aurifil White 100% Cotton Thread | Aurifil #MK12-2024
    12wt Aurifil White 100% Cotton Thread
    Aurifil #MK12-2024
    356 yards of 12wt Aurifil 100% cotton thread
    Price: $13.48 Sale: $13.48 each
    $13.48 each
  6. 12wt Aurifil Chalk 100% Cotton Thread | Aurifil #MK12-2026
    12wt Aurifil Chalk 100% Cotton Thread
    Aurifil #MK12-2026
    356 yards of 12wt Aurifil 100% cotton thread
    Price: $13.48 Sale: $13.48 each
    $13.48 each
  7. 12 wt Aurifil Canary 100% Cotton Spool Thread| Aurifil #MK12-2120
    12wt Aurifil Canary 100% Cotton Thread
    Aurifil #MK12-2120
    356 yards of 12wt Aurifil 100% cotton thread
    Price: $13.48 Sale: $13.48 each
    $13.48 each
  8. 12wt Aurifil Butter 100% Cotton Thread| Aurifil #MK12-2123
    12wt Aurifil Butter 100% Cotton Mako Thread
    Aurifil #MK12-2123
    356 yards of 12wt Aurifil 100% cotton thread
    Price: $13.48 Sale: $13.48 each
    $13.48 each
  9. 12wt Aurifil Red 100% Cotton Thread | Aurifil #MK12-2250
    12wt Aurifil Red 100% Cotton Thread
    Aurifil #MK12-2250
    356 yards of 12wt Aurifil 100% cotton thread
    Price: $13.48 Sale: $13.48 each
    $13.48 each
  10. 12 wt Aurifil Red Wine 100% Cotton Spool Thread| Aurifil #MK12-2260
    12wt Aurifil Red Wine 100% Cotton Thread
    Aurifil #MK12-2260
    356 yards of 12wt Aurifil 100% cotton thread
    Price: $13.48 Sale: $13.48 each
    $13.48 each
  11. 12wt Aurifil Light Beige 100% Cotton Thread | Aurifil #MK12-2310
    12wt Aurifil Light Beige 100% Cotton Thread
    Aurifil #MK12-2310
    356 yards of 12wt Aurifil 100% cotton thread
    Price: $13.48 Sale: $13.48 each
    $13.48 each
  12. 12wt Aurifil Cafe au Lait 100% Cotton Thread | Aurifil #MK12-2340
    12wt Aurifil Cafe au Lait 100% Cotton Thread
    Aurifil #MK12-2340
    356 yards of 12wt Aurifil 100% cotton thread
    Price: $13.48 Sale: $13.48 each
    $13.48 each
  13. 12wt Aurifil Chocolate 100% Cotton Mako Thread | Aurifil #MK12-2360
    12wt Aurifil Chocolate 100% Cotton Mako Thread
    Aurifil #MK12-2360
    356 yards of 12wt Aurifil 100% cotton thread
    Price: $13.48 Sale: $13.48 each
    $13.48 each
  14. 12wt Aurifil Peachy Pink 100% Cotton Mako Thread | Aurifil #MK12-2435
    12wt Aurifil Peachy Pink 100% Cotton Mako Thread
    Aurifil #MK12-2435
    356 yards of 12wt Aurifil 100% cotton thread
    Price: $13.48 Sale: $13.48 each
    $13.48 each
  15. 12 wt Aurifil Dark Carmine Red 100% Cotton Spool Thread| Aurifil #MK12-2460
    12wt Aurifil Dark Carmine Red 100% Cotton Thread
    Aurifil #MK12-2460
    356 yards of 12wt Aurifil 100% cotton thread
    Price: $13.48 Sale: $13.48 each
    $13.48 each
  16. 12wt Aurifil Dove 100% Cotton Thread | Aurifil #MK12-2600
    12wt Aurifil Dove 100% Cotton Thread
    Aurifil #MK12-2600
    356 yards of 12wt Aurifil 100% cotton thread
    Price: $13.48 Sale: $13.48 each
    $13.48 each
  17. 12 wt Aurifil Aluminium 100% Cotton Spool Thread| Aurifil #MK12-2615
    12wt Aurifil Aluminum 100% Cotton Thread
    Aurifil #MK12-2615
    356 yards of 12wt Aurifil 100% cotton thread
    Price: $13.48 Sale: $13.48 each
    $13.48 each
  18. 12wt Aurifil Black 100% Cotton Thread | Aurifil #MK12-2692
    12wt Aurifil Black 100% Cotton Thread
    Aurifil #MK12-2692
    356 yards of 12wt Aurifil 100% cotton thread
    Price: $13.48 Sale: $13.48 each
    $13.48 each
  19. 12 wt Aurifil Robins Egg 100% Cotton Spool Thread| Aurifil #MK12-2715
    12wt Aurifil Robins Egg 100% Cotton Thread
    Aurifil #MK12-2715
    356 yards of 12wt Aurifil 100% cotton thread
    Price: $13.48 Sale: $13.48 each
    $13.48 each
  20. 12wt Aurifil Light Wedgewood 100% Cotton Thread | Aurifil #MK12-2725
    12wt Aurifil Light Wedgewood 100% Cotton Thread
    Aurifil #MK12-2725
    356 yards of 12wt Aurifil 100% cotton thread
    Price: $13.48 Sale: $13.48 each
    $13.48 each
  21. 12 wt Aurifil Medium Blue 100% Cotton Spool Thread| Aurifil #MK12-2735
    12wt Aurifil Medium Blue 100% Cotton Thread
    Aurifil #MK12-2735
    356 yards of 12wt Aurifil 100% cotton thread
    Price: $13.48 Sale: $13.48 each
    $13.48 each
  22. 12 wt Aurifil Silver Moon 100% Cotton Spool Thread| Aurifil #MK12-4060
    12wt Aurifil Silver Moon 100% Cotton Thread
    Aurifil #MK12-4060
    356 yards of 12wt Aurifil 100% cotton thread
    Price: $13.48 Sale: $13.48 each
    $13.48 each
  23. 12wt Aurifil Bright Turquoise 100% Cotton Thread | Aurifil #MK12-5005
    12wt Aurifil Bright Turquoise 100% Cotton Thread
    Aurifil #MK12-5005
    356 yards of 12wt Aurifil 100% cotton thread
    Price: $13.48 Sale: $13.48 each
    $13.48 each
  24. 12wt Aurifil Sugar Paper 100% Cotton Mako Thread | Aurifil #MK12-5008
    12wt Aurifil Sugar Paper 100% Cotton Mako Thread
    Aurifil #MK12-5008
    356 yards of 12wt Aurifil 100% cotton thread
    Price: $13.48 Sale: $13.48 each
    $13.48 each
  25. 12wt Aurifil Ermine 100% Cotton Mako Cone Thread | Aurifil #MK12CO-2312
    12wt Aurifil Ermine 100% Cotton Mako Cone Thread
    Aurifil #MK12CO-2312
    1,931 yards of 12wt Aurifil 100% cotton thread
    Price: $48.48 Sale: $48.48 each
    $48.48 each
  26. 12wt Aurifil Natural White 100% Cotton Thread | Aurifil #MK12-2021
    12wt Aurifil Natural White 100% Cotton Thread
    Aurifil #MK12-2021
    356 yards of 12wt Aurifil 100% cotton thread
    Price: $13.48 Sale: $13.48 each
    $13.48 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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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.