1422 yds/1300 m of 50 weight Aurifil 100% Cotton Mako ThreadEstablished in 1983, Aurifil is an accomplished Italian company based near Milano, with a full-grown experience in producing superior quality cotton threads for professional and domestic quilters. Aurifil threads are made from Long Staple Egyptian Mako cotton.The 50 weight Mako cotton thread is the most popular and versatile thread. It is ideal for hand piecing and hand applique especially when using the needle turn method. It also perfect for machine applique when you want the fabric to be the feature rather than the thread - the thread looks like it "melts" into the fabric, use straight, small zig zag, and blanket stitches. Use for very detailed machine quilting with a lot of backtracking such as feathers and heavy background quilting . Perfect for quilting that creates texture when you dont necessarily want to see the quilting lines. Use an 80/12 Sharp/Microtex, denim or top stitching needle for best results.