80 Weight Aurafil Thread is a very thin cotton thread perfect for English Paper Piecing (wall hanging or smaller), Hand Applique' or Machine Applique'. This thin thread makes more invisible stitches. It Glides through the fabric like silk but does not tangle or fall out of the needle like silk thread. Using Missie's Starch Basting for English Paper Piecing allows a fine cotton thread like 80 weight Aurafil to be used for piecing. I won't shred because the papers are not left in the pieces when using Missie's technique for basting. Learn more about this in the Starch Basting area of the Notions tab.