Iris - 80m/87 yards100% cotton, perfect for hand or machine quilting, this Mettler silk-finish thread is a wonder to work with. Through its thickness this silk-finish cotton thread is excellent for lockstitching, hand quilting or hand embroidery. Furthermore, wonderful effects on decorative applications, ornamental stitchings and applications can be achieved with this thread of 100% long staple, Egyptian cotton. It can also be used for buttonholes or for sewing the hemline of jeans. The mercerization process provides high tensile strength, heat resistance and has greatly reduced shrinkage.