Quilting & Sewing Thread

Fat Quarter Shop is proud to offer a wide selection of quilting and sewing thread. Our featured quilting thread brand is Aurifil Thread which is the most popular cotton thread in the industry. We offer special Aurifil Thread Boxes as well as a wide array of individual spools and cones. Browse our selection of the best thread for quilting and sewing below.

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

Featured Thread Brands

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  1. Fat Quarter Shop's | Aurifil Thread Club
    Fat Quarter Shop's
    Aurifil Thread Club
    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
  2. Classic Colorworks Floss Fix Club | Fat Quarter Shop Exclusive
    Classic Colorworks Floss Fix Club
    Fat Quarter Shop Exclusive
    Get your Floss Fix! Starting in 2023 each month will bring new colors of hand dy ...
    Price: $0.99 Sale: $0.99 per reservation fee
    $0.99 per reservation fee
  3. NPI Silk Fine Floss Club | Fat Quarter Shop Exclusive
    NPI Silk Fine Floss Club
    Fat Quarter Shop Exclusive
    In a need of Fine Floss? Each month will bring a new color of NPI Silk embroider ...
    Price: $0.99 Sale: $0.99 per reservation fee
    $0.99 per reservation fee
  4. Weeks Dye Works Floss Frenzy Club | Fat Quarter Shop Exclusive
    Weeks Dye Works Floss Frenzy Club
    Fat Quarter Shop Exclusive
    In a Floss Frenzy? Starting in 2023 each month will bring new colors of hand dye ...
    Price: $0.99 Sale: $0.99 per reservation fee
    $0.99 per reservation fee
  5. Cosmo Cross Stitch and Embroidery Thread Color Card 2020 | Lecien #1501-9
    Cosmo Cross Stitch and Embroidery Thread Color Card 2020
    Lecien #1501-9
    Includes 500 thread samples with corresponding color numbers. Size: 8.25" x 11.7 ...
    Price: $79.98 Sale: $79.98 each
    $79.98 each
  6. DMC Cross Stitch and Embroidery Thread Color Card | DMC #W100B
    DMC Cross Stitch and Embroidery Thread Color Card
    DMC #W100B
    Includes all original colors plus the new 35 colors with color numbers on sturdy ...
    Price: $32.48 Sale: $32.48 each
    $32.48 each
  7. Designer Select Classic Colorworks Fancy Floss Thread Pack | The Real Housewives of Cross Stitch Collection
    Designer Select Classic Colorworks Fancy Floss Thread Pack
    The Real Housewives of Cross Stitch Collection
    Includes 21 Classic Colorworks 6-strand hand-dyed embroidery floss (5 yards each ...
    Price: $54.98 Sale: $54.98 each
    $54.98 each
  8. Home Is Where The Wreath Is Complete Classic Colorworks Fancy Floss Thread Pack | The Real Housewives of Cross Stitch Collection
    Price: $110.98 Sale: $110.98 each
    $110.98 each
  9. All the Trimmings DMC Thread Pack | DMC
    All the Trimmings DMC Thread Pack
    DMC
    Includes 7 DMC 6-strand embroidery floss (8.7 yards each)
    Price: $6.48 Sale: $6.48 each
    $6.48 each
  10. All the Trimmings Weeks Dye Works Thread Pack | Weeks Dye Works
    All the Trimmings Weeks Dye Works Thread Pack
    Weeks Dye Works
    A set of 7 Weeks Dye Works six-strand hand-dyed embroidery floss (5 yards each)
    Price: $17.98 Sale: $17.98 each
    $17.98 each
  11. Autumn Beauties DMC Thread Pack | DMC
    Autumn Beauties DMC Thread Pack
    DMC
    Includes 13 DMC 6-strand embroidery floss (8.7 yards each)
    Price: $11.98 Sale: $11.98 each
    $11.98 each
  12. Boo Crew Classic Colorworks Thread Pack | Classic Colorworks
    Boo Crew Classic Colorworks Thread Pack
    Classic Colorworks
    Includes 10 Classic Colorworks 6-strand hand-dyed embroidery floss (5 yards each ...
    Price: $25.98 Sale: $25.98 each
    $25.98 each
  13. Boo Crew DMC Thread Pack | DMC
    Boo Crew DMC Thread Pack
    DMC
    Includes 7 DMC 6-strand embroidery floss (8.7 yards each)
    Price: $6.48 Sale: $6.48 each
    $6.48 each
  14. Be Mine Simply Signs DMC Thread Pack | DMC
    Be Mine Simply Signs DMC Thread Pack
    DMC
    Includes 5 DMC 6-strand embroidery floss (8.7 yards each) and one package of Jus ...
    Price: $4.48 Sale: $4.48 each
    $4.48 each
  15. Bountiful Classic Colorworks Thread Pack & Floss Box | Classic Colorworks
    Bountiful Classic Colorworks Thread Pack & Floss Box
    Classic Colorworks
    Includes 14 Classic Colorworks 6-strand embroidery floss (5 yards each)
    Price: $46.98 Sale: $46.98 each
    $46.98 each
  16. Barn Sweet Barn 2023 DMC Thread Pack | DMC
    Barn Sweet Barn 2023 DMC Thread Pack
    DMC
    Includes 32 DMC 6-strand embroidery floss (8.7 yards each)
    Price: $28.48 Sale: $28.48 each
    $28.48 each
  17. Bloom Where You're Planted Classic Colorworks Thread Pack | Classic Colorworks
    Bloom Where You're Planted Classic Colorworks Thread Pack
    Classic Colorworks
    Includes 12 Classic Colorworks 6-strand hand-dyed embroidery floss (5 yards each ...
    Price: $30.98 Sale: $30.98 each
    $30.98 each
  18. Bloom Where You're Planted DMC Thread Pack | DMC
    Bloom Where You're Planted DMC Thread Pack
    DMC
    Includes 8 DMC 6-strand embroidery floss (8.7 yards each)
    Price: $7.24 Sale: $7.24 each
    $7.24 each
  19. Bloom-Topia AuriFloss Thread Pack | AuriFloss #BloomTopia-AuriFloss
    Bloom-Topia AuriFloss Thread Pack
    Aurifil
    Includes 9 AuriFloss 6-strand embroidery floss spools (18 yards each)
    Price: $48.48 Sale: $48.48 each
    $48.48 each
  20. Cookie Cutter Ornaments Classic Colorworks Thread Pack | Fat Quarter Shop Exclusive
    Cookie Cutter Ornaments Classic Colorworks Thread Pack
    Classic Colorworks
    Includes 12 Classic Colorworks 6-strand hand-dyed embroidery floss (5 yards each ...
    Price: $30.98 Sale: $30.98 each
    $30.98 each
  21. Cross Stitch University DMC Thread Pack | DMC #CSU-DMC
    Cross Stitch University DMC Thread Pack
    DMC
    Includes 5 DMC 6-strand embroidery floss (8.7 yards each)
    Price: $4.48 Sale: $4.48 each
    $4.48 each
  22. Christmastime DMC Thread Pack | DMC
    Christmastime DMC Thread Pack
    DMC
    Includes 7 DMC 6-strand embroidery floss (8.7 yards each)
    Price: $6.48 Sale: $6.48 each
    $6.48 each
  23. Christmastime Classic Colorworks Thread Pack | Classic Colorworks
    Christmastime Classic Colorworks Thread Pack
    Classic Colorworks
    Includes 7 Classic Colorworks 6-strand embroidery floss (5 yards each)
    Price: $17.98 Sale: $17.98 each
    $17.98 each
  24. Feels Like Home Classic Colorworks Thread Pack | Classic Colorworks #FeelsLikeHome-CCW
    Feels Like Home Classic Colorworks Thread Pack
    Classic Colorworks
    Includes 13 Classic Colorworks 6-strand hand-dyed embroidery floss (5 yards each ...
    Price: $33.48 Sale: $33.48 each
    $33.48 each
  25. Feels Like Home DMC Thread Pack | DMC #FeelsLikeHome-DMC
    Feels Like Home DMC Thread Pack
    DMC
    Includes 13 DMC 6-strand embroidery floss (8.7 yards each)
    Price: $11.98 Sale: $11.98 each
    $11.98 each
  26. Farm Life Colour & Cotton Thread Pack | Colour & Cotton
    Farm Life Colour & Cotton Thread Pack
    Colour & Cotton
    Includes 8 Colour & Cotton 6-strand hand-dyed embroidery floss (8 yards each)
    Price: $24.98 Sale: $24.98 each
    $24.98 each
  27. Fright Night DMC Thread Pack | DMC #FrightNight-DMC
    Fright Night DMC Thread Pack
    DMC
    Includes 8 DMC 6-strand embroidery floss (8.7 yards each)
    Price: $7.24 Sale: $3.62 each
    $3.62 each
  28. Fright Night Weeks Dye Works Thread Pack | Weeks Dye Works #FrightNight-WDW
    Fright Night Weeks Dye Works Thread Pack
    Weeks Dye Works
    Includes 11 Weeks Dye Works 6-strand hand-dyed embroidery floss (5 yards each)
    Price: $28.98 Sale: $28.98 each
    $28.98 each
  29. Halloween Town DMC Thread Pack & Floss Box | DMC
    Halloween Town DMC Thread Pack & Floss Box
    DMC
    Includes 12 DMC 6-strand embroidery floss (8.7 yards each)
    Price: $20.48 Sale: $20.48 each
    $20.48 each
  30. Home Sweet Home DMC Thread Pack | DMC
    Home Sweet Home DMC Thread Pack
    DMC
    Includes 11 DMC 6-strand embroidery floss (8.7 yards each)
    Price: $9.98 Sale: $9.98 each
    $9.98 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.