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A high quality, very fine cotton thread for piecing, as a bobbin fill, and for specialist uses.
YLI Soft Touch is a low-lint, 60-weight, 2-ply mercerised long-staple Egyptian cotton thread. It is strong yet has a superb snap point. YLI introduced Soft Touch originally as a wonderful bobbin thread that balances well against upper threads such as YLI Machine Quilting, Aurifil Mako 40 and Superior King Tut. It has quickly gained popularity as a great piecing thread because, being so fine, it adds very little bulk to the seams. It is also wonderful for both hand and machine appliqué, heirloom quilting, lace making and fine embroidery.
For best results when machine piecing, we recommend using a Schmetz Microtex 70 needle. For hand appliqué, we recommend a John James Sharp needle, size 11.
YLI Soft Touch is available in 28 colours on 225m (250 yd) spools. Click on the individual colour thumbnails below to add a thread to your shopping cart.
The neutral colours (white, black, grey, natural) are also available on larger cones, 900m (1000 yd) and 5450m (6000 yd). When you click on these colour thumbnails you will see a drop down box for selecting the larger sizes.