I've been working on a batik quilt and was using a 70/10 needle but found that it was too small to use with my Connecting Threads essential cotton thread (a ton of lint built up below and my machine started skipping stitches). I realized that the thread is just too thick for the small eye of the needle. So I'm wanting finer thread.
I always hear lots of good comments about the Aurifil thread so I thought I would check that out. But, online I see that the Aurifil thread is the same weight (50) as the Connecting Threads. So, is the Aurifil finer and smoother or not?