This is Mettler's most popular multi-use thread, soft and lustrous, colorfast and fade/shrink resistant. Can be used for both machine and hand sewing - great for garment sewing, quilt piecing and machine quilting. Mettler Silk Finish thread, 547 yard spool. 50 weight/3 ply, 100% Egyptian long staple, mercerized cotton. Color #0711/0263 Redwood.