I love thread. Having said that, my thread collection is very minimal. After I bought my new Bernina, I threw away my entire Connecting Threads thread collection. It wasn’t a high enough quality and left a lot of lent in my machine. I made a point of only using quality, low lent threads going forward.
Aurifil thread, I found, is my best choice for 100% cotton. I love their colors and it has very minimal lint. I also like the sizes available. My favorite size for piecing and quilting projects is the 50 wt. medium spool that contains 1,422 yards.
I never have the colors that I need for smaller projects, though and in an attempt to build my thread stash, I joined the monthly Aurifil Thread Club from the Fat Quarter Shop. You get 4 (220 yd.) spools of thread each month for $14.98 plus shipping.
January’s Thread box, “Frost” colors from light to dark: #2021, 5007, 2805, 4644 … a soft white and 3 blues.