maybe you knew already but the best quilting thread in this little group is the aurifil. i found it to be just a tad stronger than the other 2 favorites--king tut and mettler. the glazed coats and clark is strongest because of the glazing, but i knew it would be the least favorite when the testing began. these are all good quality quilting threads and i'll use them all, of course. but if i had to buy another spool, i'd go for the aurifil. so, this year at maine quilts i'll invest in a spool or two of natural color for quilts where i use muslin or the little reproduction quilts. **** been busy quilting on the feathered star which is about 2/3 complete at this point. the binding is all prepped and ready for what should be a may finish. and i'm ignoring the desire to start a couple more small quilts....at least for today.