Thread Thursday – New Aurifil Collections

This week instead of Fabric Friday, I am going to share Thread Thursday with you today! Aurifil has released many new 50 weight thread kits and we are busy stocking them all!


Aurifil Best Selection kit – includes small spools of the 45 most popular colors!

I love that machine quilting with beautifully colored threads has become a large part of the modern quilting movement, and I will do my part to further the cause. 🙂

aurifil_botanicsMany designers, such as Carolyn Friedlander have designed their own collections in beautiful hues to match their fabric lines. The Botanics set comes in a large thread kit as well as a smaller boxed set – choose which size best fits your budget!

aurifil_alison_glassAlison Glass’ booth was a favorite at quilt market, with her colorful fabrics and beautiful threads. Hew new thread set, Alison Glass Essentials also comes in both large and small spool versions.

I usually stock up on the large spools when I know I will use those colors for piecing or to machine quilt. I round out my color selection with the smaller spools which are perfect to have on hand for machine applique, embroidery details, or matching binding.

aurifil_winter_essentialsEdyta Sitar has just released a 4-spool set of Winter Essentials – darker neutrals that go along with original release of  Quilters Essentials – lighter neutrals that are perfect for piecing and blending.

I love that so many modern and traditional designers are curating their collections with Aurifil. Additional designers’ offerings include sets by Tula Pink, Pat Bravo, Darlene Zimmerman, Minick and Simpson, Victoria Findlay Wolfe, Zen Chic, Me & My Sister, Pat Sloan, Vanessa Christensen, Camille Roskelley and many others.

Click here to see them all.

aurifil_victoriaFresh, Modern & Timeless by Victoria Findlay Wolfe – Small Set Available Now.

Many more collections were previewed at this spring’s quilt market, which will be available in the fall, and you know I will carry those, too! Thanks for supporting my thread addiction. I hope I’m feeding yours as well! 🙂

6 thoughts on “Thread Thursday – New Aurifil Collections

  1. adaisygarden says:

    I used to think that thread was just thread and it didn’t really matter which one I used… Now, I’m always amazed at what a difference that “little” detail makes.

  2. Karen says:

    Christa, I’ve got a question about all these beautiful threads. As a newbie who lives in rural Maine, I haven’t seen any of these in person. I have a regular old Kenmore sewing machine with a horizontal thread holder. Are the Aurifil thread spools too long to fit on my machine’s holder or , , , ? I love that you can hold the hands of all of us beginners! Thanks for all you do!

    • Christa says:

      Sure – I’m happy to help. They will fit on your sewing machine, no problems. You can even switch the base of the spool, so that the thread pulls off in either direction, too – something I just learned!

  3. Kristy Daum says:

    I have a confession to make…I have never used Aurifil thread. There is 1 shop near St. Louis that carries it and they have like 10 spools tossed in a basket on a shelf. If there are other shops near me, it is ones that are probably uber-traditional and therefore I have never visited them.
    Those collections are mighty pretty and uber-tempting.

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