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Thread: Mettler 60-weight cotton - Poinsettia #0102

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 Poinsettia #0102 thread color is a "soft" red -- while it does not lean toward pink at all, it is not as rich as the Country Red #504, but is fine when one wants a slightly less vibrant red thread.