1-Choose a color thread that matches the most dominant color in your fabric.
2-Purchase thread in a similar fiber content to that of your fabric; cotton, polyester and cotton/poly threads are the most widely used.
3-Use cotton thread for light to medium-weight fabrics that have little or no stretch to them.
4-Select polyester thread for most hand and machine stitching.
5-Use a cotton-wrapped polyester thread for most sewing projects.
6-Consider fine cotton or silk thread for very thin or delicately woven fabrics such as those used for lingerie or sheer garments.
7-Look for thread labeled "heavy duty" for projects that require extra strength and durability in stitches.
8-Use metallic thread for both machine and hand embroidery.
9-Buy quilting thread for your hand or machine quilting projects and for projects that are similarly layered.