This 40wt, 2ply, mercerized thread, made with 100% extra-long staple Egyptian cotton, has a beautiful, lustrous finish. It provides smooth stitches that look great for quilting, sewing, and appliqué projects.    This lovely 500m/ 547 yard per spool thread is made by Lecien Co. of Japan. "Tsu mu gi" is processed under strict quality control in Japan to produce a high quality sewing thread.