Aurifil Thread Weight Comparison - The Jolly Jabber Quilting Blog

Aurifil Thread Weight Comparison

With so many thread weights on the market, it’s tough to tell which one is perfect for a project! We’re here to help you distinguish between those tricky little spools with some description and up-close stitch comparisons.
Print out this sheet and keep it in your crafting room for the next time you’re at a fork in the road when it comes to selecting thread!
Now that you’ve got the basics down – let’s get to stitching! Here’s an up close view at how each weight looks on a basic white:

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Since 80wt is hard to get your hands on, we wanted to share this awesome box with you that we now have in stock! 45 lush colors come in this divine Aurifil 80wt Best Selection Box – it’s almost so pretty you won’t want to use it! We love the 80wt and we know you will too!
Happy Quilting!


  1. I'm really happy that you decided to do a post over Aurifil thread because recently I have a issues with it shreading while hand quilting. I was really surprised that this happened. I used a 50wt. Now I know I have more chooses of weight to quilt with.