Welcome to the Aurifil edition of my Thread Review series! Aurifil on the orange spools is a 50 weight thread retailing for around $9.00 US for 1,422 yards. Aurifil 50 weight is a general purpose thread, ideal for hand stitching as well as machine work. We've all seen how hyped it's been lately, but does it live up to the raves?
Not much, right? And because Aurifil in very fine, you can wind a lot on one bobbin. So much, in fact, that I always end up checking my bobbin a couple of times before I run out, thinking it must be just about through by now!
Oh, baby! That is flat. That's 8 seams meeting there and they look like they spend their life in the gym. If I'm starting to sound a bit like an Aurifil fan girl at this point, I am. I love flat seams and this is the thread that gives them.
I'm testing a pattern right now for Jennifer of that girl that quilt. I thought the 29 blocks I had left would take up one bobbin. I was wrong though, way wrong. I finished those blocks, sewed them into coloums, and sewed 1/3 of the columns together! All told that was approximately 2091" of sewing from one bobbin, 500" more than with the nearest competitor, Masterpiece.
So to summarize:
Price: $9.00 / 1422 yd spool or $0.006 per yard. A on price.
Lint: barely any, the best performance so far. A+ on lint
The flat factor: Amazingballs. I'd marry it based on this alone. A+
Overall? A+ I don't always buy the hype on things. This one I do.