Mettler 60-weight 2-ply silk finish cotton thread is a wonderful thread for hand and machine applique, fine sewing, and machine embroidery. Some quilters use it for piecing because there is less bulk at the seams; the manufacturer recommends a size 70 or 80 needle for machine stitching. Mercerized to add strength and color-fastness, it has a high breaking resistance, shrinkage control, and ironing capabilities. The spools contain 220 yards of thread.
The Lemon Zest #3507 thread color is a lemon yellow that does not lean toward gold or pale yellow. It is a good mid-range color that can be used for most applique.