Superior Fantastico Variegated 40wt Polyester Thread is ideal for quilting, embroidery, and decorative stitching. Fantastico is not only gorgeous, it is unlike any other thread. Precision-dyed one-inch color change. Unlike many other high-tenacity trilobal polyesters, Fantastico is 'heat set' in processing which eliminates shrinkage. Fantastico consists of 48 micro filaments x 4 ply (2 ply x 2 ply), for a total of 192 micro filaments resulting in spectacular sheen and strength.