Madeira Cotona Thread is the ideal weight (50wt) of purely natural cotton thread with a delightful matte finish. Cotona Thread is wonderful for topstitching, machine embroidery, applique, and cross-stitching. The natural fiber provides high tensile strength. Enough strength for long arm quilters, couching, tassels, and fringe work. This selection of 18 spools includes a variety of bright variegated colors.