Madeira Metallic No. 40 is strong enough to use on soft furnishings, for decorative seams and all other kinds of sewing and quilting. This thread always runs smoothly even on high speed machines. With a revolutionary process that bonds a shimmery foil wrap to a thread core, Madeira has created metallic thread that is the sturdiest you can buy. This precision German engineering makes Madeira metallics durable enough for home decor, from holiday table runners to accented throw pillows. However, this thread is soft enough to add sparkle to your most elegant evening wear.