Aurifil is an Italian company based near Milano, with a full-grown experience in producing superior quality cotton threads for professional and domestic quilters. It is made with 100% Egyptian Mako Cotton, which is grown much like wine grapes in climate that nurtures the quality and makes for great sewing thread. This ensures very little breakage, and makes it virtually lint free, which in turn can leave you with a very happy machine, less broken needles, and tension issues. Aurifil thread comes in four different weights. It's my preference to piece and quilt with 50wt thread or if I want a more defined look for the machine quilting I use a 40wt thread.
Never tried Aurifil before? Check out my personal review of Aurifil thread here on the blog.