Add whimsy and fun to your quilt with Essential variegated thread! Multiple colors dance across your quilt, with one color fading gently into the next every 19 inches. Essential is a 50-weight thread, made from three plies of 100% cotton, and satin-finished for a gently lustrous sheen. Extra-long staple cotton produces an exceptionally smooth thread with very little lint. 1,200 yards.