Aurifil's Mako Cotton Thread is made from long staple Egyptian Cotton. This 3-ply thread has been mercerized making it strong and giving it a lustrous sheen. Mako Cotton thread, in 40 weight, is slightly thicker than standard sewing thread; making it ideal for decorative topstitching, free motion quilting, embroidery, lacework, and much more. Aurifil Mako Cotton Thread is available in an array of variegated and solid colors, and each cone contains 3280 yards. This strong, versatile thread can also be used in serging, cross stitching, applique, pantographs, and hand piecing.