Soft Touch Thread Natural is a very fine cotton. Soft Touch Thread Natural is a 2-ply 60wt thread that is 100% Mercerized Egyptian Cotton. Spool size choices are 1000 yds (915 meters) and 6000 yds (5486 meters). Strong enough for quilting but thin enough for most piecing, this Egyptian Cotton thread is useful for the whole quilt! Soft Touch Thread was initially introduced as a bobbin thread but it has rapidly gained popularity as a great piecing and applique thread. Can also be used for lace making, binding quilts, and fine embroidery.