We were so pleased when we found Crab apple Hill Studio. She was doing what we love both hand stitching and patchwork at the machine. We like it even more since we started using Suly 12 wt thread. We believe it to be better if you plan on washing the piece a lot. It is colorfast so that eliminates that problem. The other impportant part of this work is to use .01 bown Pigma Pen to transfer your pattern. It is wonderful.