Having used almost all the piecing thread I bought a few years ago, it was time to buy some more. I have used every type of thread (at ridiculously high prices) and I just don't see the point. I do like Aurefil, but I save that for special projects. I have many colored threads, but those I save for when it shows. But for everyday piecing this stuff is great, 12,000 yards and only $7.95 a spool. Can't beat that and they will last me a few years.