The benefits of using cotton in beading is that it is easy to join using a wreath knot or surgeon knot. We use 100% cotton glazed quilting thread made in the USA from long staple Egyptian/Peruvian cotton. 367Metres (400 Yards) per spool. One of the best hand quilting thread in the market. The glazed finish keeps it from tangling or knotting, makes it glide smoothly through the beads, and simplifies needle threading. And it comes on a wooden spool in several colours.