Presencia Perle Cotton is 100% extra-long staple Egyptian cotton, mercerized for strength, colorfast, bleachfast* and shrinkfast. One 10-gram ball of size 12 perle cotton has approximately 136 yards of thread.
I use this thread for big-stitch hand quilting, to make visible applique stitches on cotton fabric, and in wool applique.
Don't forget to order needles. My favorite needle with this thead is the #9 Bohin Crewel. Use either the Colonial or Roxane wire needle threader with these needles and this thread.
Use the chart below to compare the different weights of thread.
* All colors are Bleachfast except 1163, 1166, 3802, 3810, & 3822. These colors are Colorfast but not Bleachfast.