Have you heard about Aurifil's brand new thread weight? It's called 80 weight thread
Being thinner it means it's wonderful for hand applique as the thread will just disappear into the fabric beautifully.
Aurifil 80wt Mako Cotton Thread: is a thinner thread appropriate for Hand English Paper Piecing and Hand Applique, and Machine Embroidery, Machine Applique, Free Motion Quilting and Free Motion Couching.
This Section shows the wonderful new 80wt that is taking the Appliqué World by Storm!
Super thin and blends incredibly into your fabric. Uses for 80wt thread:
New Aurifil 80wt Cotton Thread- 300yds per spool Perfect for Appliqué