Quilting & Sewing Thread

Fat Quarter Shop is proud to offer a wide selection of the best quilting threads online. Our featured quilting thread brand is Aurifil Thread, the most popular cotton thread in the industry. We offer a wide selection of sewing thread, quilting notions, cross stitch supplies, and precut fabrics for quilt projects. Browse our selection of sewing threads today.

Fat Quarter Shop also carries a large selection of Cross Stitch Floss.

Featured Sewing Thread Brands

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  1. 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
  2. 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
  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. 50wt Aurifil Black 100% Cotton Mako Thread | Aurifil #MK50-2692
    50wt Aurifil Black 100% Cotton Mako Thread
    Aurifil #MK50-2692
    1,422 yards of 50wt Aurifil 100% cotton thread
    Price: $13.98 Sale: $13.98 each
    $13.98 each
  5. Mettler Candlewick 100% Cotton Silk Finish Thread  | Mettler #9104-3000
    Mettler Candlewick 100% Cotton Silk Finish Thread
    Mettler #9104-3000
    547 yards of 50wt 100% Egyptian-grown long staple cotton thread
    Price: $8.24 Sale: $8.24 each
    $8.24 each
  6. 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
  7. 50wt Light Laurel Green 100% Cotton Mako Thread | Aurifil #MK50-2902
    50wt Light Laurel Green 100% Cotton Mako Thread
    Aurifil #MK50-2902
    1,422 yards of 50wt Aurifil 100% cotton thread
    Price: $13.98 Sale: $13.98 each
    $13.98 each
  8. 50wt Aurifil Fleshy Pink 100% Cotton Mako Thread | Aurifil #MK50-2420
    50wt Aurifil Fleshy Pink 100% Cotton Mako Thread
    Aurifil #MK50-2420
    1,422 yards of 50wt Aurifil 100% cotton thread
    Price: $13.98 Sale: $13.98 each
    $13.98 each
  9. Bamboo Classic Colorworks 6 Strand Hand-Dyed Embroidery Floss by Classic Colorworks #CCT-003
    Bamboo Classic Colorworks 6 Strand Hand-Dyed Embroidery Floss
    Classic Colorworks #CCT-003
    5 yards of Classic Colorworks Hand-Dyed 6-strand 100% cotton cross stitch embroi ...
    Price: $2.58 Sale: $2.58 each
    $2.58 each
  10. Priscilla's Peppermint Classic Colorworks 6 Strand Hand-Dyed Embroidery Floss | Classic Colorworks #CCT-269
    Priscilla's Peppermint Classic Colorworks 6 Strand Hand-Dyed Embroidery Floss
    Classic Colorworks #CCT-269
    5 yards of Classic Colorworks Hand-Dyed 6-strand 100% cotton cross stitch embroi ...
    Price: $2.58 Sale: $2.58 each
    $2.58 each
  11. 50wt Aurifil Stone 100% Cotton Mako Thread | Aurifil #MK50-2324
    50wt Aurifil Stone 100% Cotton Mako Thread
    Aurifil #MK50-2324
    1,422 yards of 50wt Aurifil 100% cotton thread
    Price: $13.98 Sale: $13.98 each
    $13.98 each
  12. DMC 3865 Winter White 6 Strand Embroidery Floss | DMC #117UA-3865
    DMC 3865 Winter White 6 Strand Embroidery Floss
    DMC #117UA-3865
    8.7 yards of DMC 6-strand 100% Egyptian cotton cross stitch and embroidery floss
    Price: $0.89 Sale: $0.89 each
    $0.89 each
  13. Tropical Paradise Classic Colorworks 6 Strand Hand-Dyed Embroidery Floss | Classic Colorworks #CCT-265
    Tropical Paradise Classic Colorworks 6 Strand Hand-Dyed Embroidery Floss
    Classic Colorworks #CCT-265
    5 yards of Classic Colorworks Hand-Dyed 6-strand 100% cotton cross stitch embroi ...
    Price: $2.58 Sale: $2.58 each
    $2.58 each
  14. Little Sprout Classic Colorworks 6 Strand Hand-Dyed Embroidery Floss | Classic Colorworks #CCT-259
    Little Sprout Classic Colorworks 6 Strand Hand-Dyed Embroidery Floss
    Classic Colorworks #CCT-259
    5 yards of Classic Colorworks Hand-Dyed 6-strand 100% cotton cross stitch embroi ...
    Price: $2.58 Sale: $2.58 each
    $2.58 each
  15. DMC WHT White 6 Strand Embroidery Floss | DMC #117UA-WHT
    DMC White Blanc 6 Strand Embroidery Floss
    DMC #117UA-WHT
    8.7 yards of DMC 6-strand 100% Egyptian cotton cross stitch and embroidery floss
    Price: $0.89 Sale: $0.89 each
    $0.89 each
  16. Queen Bee Classic Colorworks 6 Strand Hand-Dyed Embroidery Floss by Classic Colorworks #CCT-188
    Queen Bee Classic Colorworks 6 Strand Hand-Dyed Embroidery Floss
    Classic Colorworks #CCT-188
    5 yards of Classic Colorworks Hand-Dyed 6-strand 100% cotton cross stitch embroi ...
    Price: $2.58 Sale: $2.58 each
    $2.58 each
  17. 50wt Aurifil Light Grey Turquoise 100% Cotton Mako Thread | Aurifil #MK50-2805
    Price: $13.98 Sale: $13.98 each
    $13.98 each
  18. DMC B5200 Snow White 6 Strand Embroidery Floss| DMC #117UA-B5200
    DMC B5200 Snow White 6 Strand Embroidery Floss
    DMC #117UA-B5200
    8.7 yards of DMC 6-strand 100% Egyptian cotton cross stitch and embroidery floss
    Price: $0.89 Sale: $0.89 each
    $0.89 each
  19. 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
  20. Ladybug Classic Colorworks 6 Strand Hand-Dyed Embroidery Floss by Classic Colorworks #CCT-190
    Ladybug Classic Colorworks 6 Strand Hand-Dyed Embroidery Floss
    Classic Colorworks #CCT-190
    5 yards of Classic Colorworks Hand-Dyed 6-strand 100% cotton cross stitch embroi ...
    Price: $2.58 Sale: $2.58 each
    $2.58 each
  21. DMC 310 Black 6 Strand Embroidery Floss | DMC #117UA-310
    DMC 310 Black 6 Strand Embroidery Floss
    DMC #117UA-310
    8.7 yards of DMC 6-strand 100% Egyptian cotton cross stitch and embroidery floss
    Price: $0.89 Sale: $0.89 each
    $0.89 each
  22. 40wt Bright White Omni Polyester Cone Thread  | Superior Threads #13402-3001QC
    Price: $14.48 Sale: $14.48 each
    $14.48 each
  23. 40wt Natural White Omni Polyester Cone Thread  | Superior Threads #13402-3002QC
    Price: $14.48 Sale: $14.48 each
    $14.48 each
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. Ribbon Red Classic Colorworks 6 Strand Hand-Dyed Embroidery Floss by Classic Colorworks #CCT-197
    Ribbon Red Classic Colorworks 6 Strand Hand-Dyed Embroidery Floss
    Classic Colorworks #CCT-197
    5 yards of Classic Colorworks Hand-Dyed 6-strand 100% cotton cross stitch embroi ...
    Price: $2.58 Sale: $2.58 each
    $2.58 each
  27. Licorice Red Classic Colorworks 6 Strand Hand-Dyed Embroidery Floss by Classic Colorworks #CCT-228
    Licorice Red Classic Colorworks 6 Strand Hand-Dyed Embroidery Floss
    Classic Colorworks #CCT-228
    5 yards of Classic Colorworks Hand-Dyed 6-strand 100% cotton cross stitch embroi ...
    Price: $2.58 Sale: $2.58 each
    $2.58 each
  28. Really Teally Classic Colorworks 6 Strand Hand-Dyed Embroidery Floss by Classic Colorworks #CCT-104
    Really Teally Classic Colorworks 6 Strand Hand-Dyed Embroidery Floss
    Classic Colorworks #CCT-104
    5 yards of Classic Colorworks Hand-Dyed 6-strand 100% cotton cross stitch embroi ...
    Price: $2.58 Sale: $2.58 each
    $2.58 each
  29. Aurifil's The Palazzo BOM Subscription Club 2024 | Aurifil Thread
    Aurifil's The Palazzo BOM Thread Subscription Club 2024
    Aurifil Thread
    The Palazzo BOM by Aurifil is a 12-month subscription ready to launch in April 2 ...
    Price: $2.50 Sale: $2.50 per membership fee
    $2.50 per membership fee
  30. Cherry Cobbler Classic Colorworks 6 Strand Hand-Dyed Embroidery Floss by Classic Colorworks #CCT-227
    Cherry Cobbler Classic Colorworks 6 Strand Hand-Dyed Embroidery Floss
    Classic Colorworks #CCT-227
    5 yards of Classic Colorworks Hand-Dyed 6-strand 100% cotton cross stitch embroi ...
    Price: $2.58 Sale: $2.58 each
    $2.58 each
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Quilting Thread You Can Count On

One sewing notion you should never skimp on is quilting thread – but you needn't worry if you buy yours from Fat Quarter Shop. We stock top-quality quilting thread brands from trusted manufacturers.

You may be wondering if it's worth spending a little more to get good-quality sewing thread. The answer is a resounding "yes!" The best sewing thread is sleek, resists friction and won't break or pucker when you're stitching. Machine quilting threads should also be strong enough to hold seams together, no matter how many times your project is laundered. By spending a little more upfront, you'll save yourself a lot of headaches along the way. Helpful tip: Go one step further – prevent your quilting threads from tangling or fading by storing them in one of our thread storage boxes.

Fat Quarter Shop has an abundant assortment of high-quality thread for quilting and other sewing projects. If you're doing embroidery, you'll find all the cross stitch floss you need to complete your project. Get the best thread for sale at Fat Quarter Shop today!

Sewing Thread Basics

There's more to sewing thread than meets the eye. You'll discover this as soon as you begin shopping. Here are some things to consider when choosing quilting thread:

  • Weight: The higher the number, the finer the sewing thread. If you're stitching lightweight fabrics, use lighter thread weights such as 40 or 50. These are the most common cotton thread weights for sewing a quilt. For heavy materials, use a heavier thread weight. For hand quilting, embroidery or top stitching, 12-,18- and 28-weight threads are a good choice.
  • Fiber Content: Generally, you're advised to match your thread with the type of fabric you're using – cotton fabric = cotton quilting thread. However, experienced quilters may prefer to use poly-cotton or polyester thread with cotton fabric. The type of thread you use is entirely up to you. Generally speaking, cotton thread is strong, takes dye well, adapts to changes in the fabric (e.g., shrinkage) and tolerates high heat during ironing. Polyester sewing thread is smooth and strong and has a little elasticity, making it ideal for synthetic blend fabrics, particularly stretchy ones. Silk sewing thread is used to stitch fine fabrics or for finishing work such as French seams or invisible hems.
  • Color: Do you want your thread to blend in with your fabric or are you embroidering a design that needs to stand out? In all likelihood, you'll need both types of thread for your quilting project. You may even decide to get one of our thread boxes to cover all the bases.
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Get Quality Quilting Thread From Fat Quarter Shop

On spools or cones, in thread bundles or a thread pack, Fat Quarter Shop has all the quilting thread you need for your next sewing project. We even have quilting storage and sewing organizers so you can keep everything you need close at hand. We haven't forgotten about our favorite cross stitchers – keep everything tidy with a cross-stitch organizer. Find the best fabric and quilting thread for sale at Fat Quarter Shop!

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 Quilting Thread


Have a question about quilting thread? We've answered a few here, but please reach out if you need more information about any of our products.


What Quilting Thread Brands Do You Sell?

Fat Quarter Shop has a wide range of quilting thread brands for sale, including:

  • Aurifil Thread
  • Gutermann Thread
  • Presencia Thread
  • Mettler Thread
  • DMC Embroidery Floss
  • Classic Colorworks

What Are Thread Cones Used For?

Typically, a spool contains 600-1,420 yards of sewing thread, while a cone has 2,500 to 3,280 yards. Bear in mind that if you want to use a thread cone, you'll need to get a thread stand because a sewing machine spool pin can't hold a cone. Helpful tip: Thread cones are ideally suited for embroidery on longarm quilting machines.


What Is Variegated Thread?

Unlike single-color cross-stitch thread, variegated thread is an embroidery and cross-stitch floss that's dyed to provide various colors throughout the thread.