Use Mettler's Silk-Finish cotton 50wt with confidence to create your heirloom quilts and custom garments. It's the perfect sewing and quilting thread for the finest cotton creations. Pure Egyptian cotton made of 100 long stape, with the natural cotton creates that beautiful soft silk-like sheen. Due to the mercerization process, the thread reaches a high breaking and ironing resistance, colorfastness and has reduced shrinkage. Weight: 50/2, 164 yards -recommended needle size: 80/12 and 90/14.