I love this thread for big stitch hand quilting when I want a showy thread. It is surprisingly easy to pull through the layers of the quilt and it stays strong. I pair it with a #9 Bohin Crewel Needle but other needles can work.
This is also a lovely thread to embroider with on woven fabrics and/or felted wool. The following video offers a comparison of this thread with #1 Perle cottons by Presencia and Aurifil.
There are tips for threading needles with this thread in the video below. Jump to minute 4:00.