Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Christmas Gifts for Quilters 2 (+giveaway)

So, once again, here is a button you can grab for your blog.  The button links back to the original intro post for this series and, over time, that post will link to all the subsequent posts in the series so just leave the button lying around when friends and relatives are around and hope that they click through and get some great ideas of what to get you for Christmas.  And just in case none of your relatives are showing any interest in any of these great ideas, there's a multiple mega Aurifil giveaway at the end of this post (and hopefully all the CG4Q posts will have giveaways).

Christmas Gifts for Quilters
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Firstly I have an early Christmas gift for one lucky reader which is this 14 FQ bundle of metro living circles from the very generous Peg and Becca at Sew Fresh Fabrics.


Mr Random Number Generator has picked


And I am thrilled that he picked Nancy whose blog With Thread in Hand is always a fun and entertaining read if ever you have a moment to pop over there.  Nancy, congratulations and I'll be in touch with you for a mailing address.  

So here are three Christmas gift suggestions from the lovely Alex Veronelli at Aurifil threads.  For a stocking filler, why not just wrap up one spool of any colour, any weight of Aurifil thread.  On the 50wt spool, which is my favourite for piecing, the spool carries 1,300 metres of thread.


For a medium sized present, Aurifil do a whole range of mini suitcase collections.  Take a look at Pat Sloan's  collections of her favourite colours of either 40wt or 50wt threads.  the 50wt are ideal for piecing or applique.  And the 40wt ideal for quilting.
And if you are feeling incredibly generous, how about Mark Lipinski's Ultimate Collection of 48 spools of thread all contained in one large double sided suitcase.  I wouldn't even open this case up and get the spools out, I'd just carry it around with me all day.  OK maybe I'd open it up sooner or later but just look at those beauties.  

Now the lovely lovely Mr Aurifil, Alex Veronelli, has been incredibly generous to us once again and has given us EIGHT GIFTS:

1.   two Designer Collections;
2.   two Ultra Collections; and
3.   four boxes of six spools of 50wt thread,

half for international readers and half for UK readers.

 To enter this giveaway, you have three chances.  The giveaway will close a week today (19 October) at which point the next CG4Q post will go up and a new giveaway announced.  At the start of each comment please mark "BRIT" if you are living in Britain or "INT".

1.   Comment to say you follow this blog and add "BRIT" or "INT" to your comment.  
2.   Comment to say you've spread the word about the giveaway (blog, facebook, twitter, google+ etc) and add "BRIT" or "INT" to your comment.
3.   Add the Aurifil button to your blog's sidebar and let me know that you did and add "BRIT" or "INT" to your comment.

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477 comments:

  1. what fantastic prizes - I am such a sucker for Aurifil! I'm a follower :-D

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  2. I just got some Aurifil, have yet to use it, but love the colors. I am a follower.

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  3. Such awesome thread, I would really love to win it, thanks for hosting the give away. I follow your awesome blog.

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  4. Oh man, I desperately want to try their thread but haven't had a chance to yet! :D Thank you for the lovely giveaway!!

    I am a follower. :)

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  5. I'm a happy follower. Faboo prize - grazie, Alex!

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  6. The Aurifil button has been on my blog for a while--awesome thread! Thanks, Alex!

    P.S. If I mention that he seems like a hunky Italian, will that increase my chances?

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  7. INT
    Oooh what a fantastic giveaway, I love Aurifil threads!! I am a follower :)

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  8. i'm a follower - you're too, too funny

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  9. BRIT Follower and actual blog reader!!

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  10. BRIT and I'm a devoted follower.
    Ashtona@hotmail.com

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  11. INT
    I love the green threads, and I'm a follower! :)

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  12. Lovely threads :) I follow

    Susanne

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  13. I have the button on my blog :)
    Susanne

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  14. BRIT - blog button wearer, who's still to try out the Aurifil thread you kindly sent me, but more would be a blessing for future projects ;o)
    You know I stalk you on a regular basis (sorry), and a big thanks to your very kind sponsors you back you Lynne

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  15. I'm a follower of your blog. I love to visit you and to see all your great projects.

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  16. BRIT blog button is now living happily on my blog's side bar!

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  17. Love love love to try these threads. Have shared this awesome blog, copied Aurifil button to my blog.

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  18. BRIT - I think. Is Jersey BRIT or INT?

    I've spread the word on Facebook.

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  19. I am a humble follower of your blog.

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  20. I tweeted about this giveaway at quiltjane.

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  21. Just stuck the little Aurifil bird on my blog. I do some of the 50wt Aurifil threads I have been using for piecing.

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  22. I follow your blog. I bought some Auriful thread at the Festival of Quilts in August.

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  23. INT I'm a faithful follower-I just love your blog!

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  24. INT What lovely thread! I am still following you (don't be nervous, now!)

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  25. BRIT I would love to win some Aurifil thread - I'm a follower!
    Congratulations to Nancy

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  26. I love Aurifil, what a great xmas gift :o) I follow you!

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  27. Great giveaway! I am a follower!

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  28. INT I am such a follower! Oh those threads look divine!

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  29. BRIT - what a great prize I am a follower

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  30. BRIT - I'm a follower - of course I am who wouldn't?

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  31. BRIT - that cute button is on my sidebar!

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  32. BRIT
    I'm a follower too! Getting very excited about Christmas!

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  33. INT - Wonderful prizes!!! Count me in please. I'm a follower :)

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  34. Brit
    I would love to add the button to my blog but I am stunningly technically incompetent. I will keep trying though.

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  35. INT - Spread the word on my blog

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  36. I'm a British follower. what an exciting giveaway.

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  37. Brit: I follower you with the zeal of a stalker ;-)

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  38. BRIT I'm a dedicated follower, and I really want to try some Aurifil, pretty please x

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  39. BRIT
    Follower/devotee/stalker....

    thanks for the fantastic giveaway, I have my fingers crossed.

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  40. HI Lynne. I'm a follower and I'm BRIT. What a generous person Mr Aurifil is.

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  41. I've added both your and the aurifil button to my blogger page.(BRIT)

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  42. INT I'm a follower, and love the idea for these posts. I think quilters are easy to shop for, but non-quilters seem to be baffled. And I guess that in my pre-quilting days I would not have understood the idea of being excited about thread. But now: thrilling!

    wordygirl at earthlink dot net

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  43. BRIT I'm a follower! Thank you Mr Aurifil (and Lynne, of course!) for such a wonderful giveaway!

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  44. I am a BRIT. I am new to this and dont have my own blog. Aurifil is T.D.F. what great colours in these boxes. Are they just to look at and swoon over?

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  45. INT - I follow your blog via Google Reader (that's the only follow button I could find). What a terrific giveaway! Love Aurifil!

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  46. Too late, but I love this.
    greetings from Holland,
    with love,
    Ineke

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  47. INT I tweeted! User name: wordygirl11

    wordygirl at earthlink dot net

    P.S. Thanks for including international readers. So kind of you.

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  48. BRIT Button on my blog! (right hand sidebar, under "fun stuff")

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  49. BRIT tweeted! @laurajane7789, but then you probably know that because you follow me!

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  50. INT

    Blogged about it here:
    http://bettyvanos.blogspot.com/2011/10/less-than-75-days-to-christmas.html

    And posted a link on FB about my blog.

    Made a twit of myself again and tweeted.

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  51. I bought some Aurifil at Festival of Quilts this year because I wanted to see what all the fuss was about. I have to say I am very impressed and would love to get my hand on some more.
    Deborah

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  52. INT

    And added the Aurifil blogger picture to my blog.
    All done!

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  53. INT.
    Great giveaway, thanks for the chance to win. I'm a follower!

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  54. Ive added the button to my blog BRIT

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  55. And I have facebooked the giveaway BRIT

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  56. INT - I already foun the correct follow button (see my previous comment), and I just tweeted (Montse_pb) about this terrific giveaway!

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  57. I have blogged about this on my blue hare blog (www.thebluehare.blogspot.com) and you do know that I am a BRIT don't you because I forgot to mention that in my last comment!

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  58. INT. follower and I love Aurifil thank you for the chance. Linda

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  59. INT - What a fantastic giveaway! I follow. :)

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  60. BRIT - I am a follower. Is it gready to want more Aurifil, even though I have 3 of the 12 spool packs already?

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  61. BRIT - I've added the Aurifil button

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  62. INT. I already have Aurifil button on my blog.

    http://linda-living-the-dream.blogspot.com/

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  63. BRIT - I've blogged about it, very relucantly, I don't want anyone else to enter!!!!

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  64. Sorry forgot INT for my first comment.
    Tweeted https://twitter.com/#!/Glenys133/status/124060939489255424

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  65. Sorry forgot INT for my first comment.
    Tweeted https://twitter.com/#!/Glenys133/status/124060939489255424

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  66. Int. I've just got to try for the Aurifil! I am a follower and enjoy your blog :-)

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  67. INT. I'm already a follower. Thanks!

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  68. INT - I'm a follower of your blog! Thanks for a chance to win! I'd really like to try Aurifil thread! :)

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  69. INT - Aurifil is the BOMB.COM I will never use anything else. Totally devoted :)

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  70. BRIT. I am most definitely a follower :-) I remember the heady days of less than 30! That thread looks lush I might have to get me some if I don't win :-)

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  71. INT

    What a fantastic prize <3
    I follow your blog.

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  72. INT
    I am a follower and reader - love your blog and love Aurifil

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  73. INT:I would really love to win any of the aurifil threads, have always wanted to try, I am attempting to add the button to my not sure if I know how but really gonna try I would love to be a Auriful blogger, Thanks for a chance to win.http://dwr33055liveloveandlaugh...forthefunofit.blogspot.com

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  74. INT - I would love to try aurifil, I didn't find them in my country. And I'm a follower, of course :)

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  75. This is a great giveaway! Keep up the great threads and giveaways! Would love to win!

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  76. oooh such fab prizes Lynne, I would love to be a lucky winner! I am international.

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  77. INT
    I follow your blog and I would love to try Aurifil thread.

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  78. I have recently discovered the amazing benefits of using Aurifil, especially for my mid-arm. I am a follower INT.

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  79. INT

    I follow your blog. I have yet not seen Aurifil threads here in Denmark but I would live to try it. Everybody praises it so highly.

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  80. INT I'm a follower. Thanks for such a great giveaway.

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  81. BRIT I'm a follower, yours is my favourite blog!

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  82. INT I'm a follower -- love your blog!

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  83. "INT" Following and congrats to Nancy!!

    Following!!!

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  84. Great gifts!!!

    I'm a follower in my Google Reader.....wouldn't miss an entry.

    Oh....and mark me as "Int."

    Thx for the giveaway.

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  85. INT - I'm a happy follower! I always enjoy your posts. Thank you for hosting such a generous giveaway.

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  86. I haven't tried Aurifil yet, and would love to win some! I'm a follower.

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  87. INT - I'm a follower and really enjoy this blog!

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  88. INT
    I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Aurifil threads!!!

    I have signed up to follow you :D

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  89. INT
    I have posted the lovely Aurifil Bird to my blog...
    http://life-gets-in-the-way.blogspot.com/

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  90. All this gits are a dream for all of us, quilters!
    I am a follower :)))))

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  91. Dear Lynne!! I'm so sorry because in my last comment I forgot to say that I'm a INTernational follower! lol!
    So lots of hugs from Brazil!!
    And once more: I love your work, you inspire all of us!

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  92. INT - What a great bunch of threads. And I'm a follower.

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  93. Oh, I would love, love, love, to try some more of this thread. I am rationing what I have :) INT

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  94. INT I am a follower er stalker er follower of your blog.

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  95. INT I added your giveaway to my blog http://gapquilter.blogspot.com/p/giveaways.html

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  96. INT i added the Aurifil button to my blog (and yours too)

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  97. BRIT
    Love the threads - just want to look at them as much as use them!

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  98. INT
    I adore Aurafil thread. This would definitely be a gift for me! I am a happy follower of your blog.

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  99. INT I love, love, love Aurifil!! I am a new follower!! fingers crossed xxx

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  100. INT - Love your blog and the info about Aurifil. With all I have been reading lately about it, I am beginning to think I need to make a change. :) Thanks for hosting and thanks to Alex Veronelli, Mr. Aurifil. hahaha

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  101. I am a regular Int follower of your blog :) Thanks for the opportunity to enter your great giveaway.

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  102. I have your button on my blog sidebar and am tweeting the giveaway now!

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  103. I added their button to my sidebar!
    Thank you!

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  104. I am a follower. I would love to try some of this thread - Brit

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  105. Int~ I'm a follower! Thanks for a great giveaway! Love Aurifil thread!

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  106. Congrats to Nancy! I am a happy INT follower!

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  107. INT

    I retweeted Alex's tweet about the giveaway.

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  108. INT - I LOVE Aurifil! Thank you for the opportunity. I've been following the blog for months now.

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  109. INT - I'm a new follower. I am so addicted to quilting blogs for inspiration. I would love a chance to try Aurifil threads.

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  110. INT - I've just spread the word about the giveaway on my FB page -
    http://www.facebook.com/jenlr65

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  111. INT- I love aurifil thread. It is my favorite.

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  112. Oh, totally a follower. How EXCITING! I love aurifil!! *INT*

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  113. And I've got the aurifil button on my blog :) *INT*

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  114. INT = Shared on FB. What a great give a way!

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  115. *INT* I follow you on Google Reader. Thanks for the chance to win! starfishlover615 (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  116. I added the Aurifil button to my blog. Thanks for this wonderful giveaway Lynne!! (INT)

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  117. INT Wow! I am dying to try this thread-heard nothing but good things about it! Thanks for the chance to win! I follow you!

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  118. oh oh oh...i have tears in my eyes.. I LOVE IT!! Thank you so much to the RG for picking me!! and to you for having the giveaway!! I can't wait...to feel them in person!!

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  119. Int.
    I would love to try Aurofil thread! I am a happy follower!

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  120. Woo Hoo! What a great give away! I'm a happy INT follower.

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  121. What an INTerestng giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  122. INT - I am a follower.

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  123. INT I love following your blog!

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  124. INT What an awesome giveaway. From just the few spools of Aurifil I have I've learned how much I LOVE it already.
    Of COURSE I am a follower! Isn't this where the cool kids hang out? :)

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  125. I just LOVE Auriful threads!! Thanks for the giveaway! I am an INT follower :-D

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  126. INT Thankfully, I'm a follower!

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  127. INT I am an international follower of your blog ;-)

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  128. INT just added the cute button and would love to find out why this thread is so super special.

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  129. Have now blogged about the giveaway too - http://bluepatchquilter.blogspot.com/2011/10/as-one-swap-closes.html

    BRIT.

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  130. INT and I follow your blog. Swooning over those threads!

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  131. I have read tons on this great thread and have never seen it up close, would love to be a winner. I truely am a follower. MJ

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  132. INT: Sadly, I will only get this one entry, but that's OK. At least I follow you.

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  133. INT- as in am I ever interested. I follow your blog. THanks for the chance to win.

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  134. I am a follower of this blog, and those threads are wonderful. INT

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  135. Oh my -- I should share a link to my blog entry a few months ago about being a thread snob....and it's all be cause of Aurafil!

    I follow your blog ever since I found the "small blog meet" and have posted the Aurafil button on my blog!

    I LOVE THIS THREAD and give it as gifts to my quilting friends. I never feel richer than when I have a new cone of Aurafil at my machine.....

    Jan -- INTERNATIONAL

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  136. BRIT well Jersey does this count. Love your blog and I am a follower.

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  137. INT: I have the Aurifil button on my sidebar. LOVE this thread. Thanks for the awesome chance to win! :)

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  138. INT - I have spread the word in my blog laantigua.blogspot.com
    I need that thread! Seriously.

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  139. Tweeted! https://twitter.com/#!/birdie00000/status/124121234718994433

    INT

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  140. The Aurifil button is now on my blog sidebar: http://quiltyascharged.blogspot.com/

    INT

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  141. INT I follow your blog and would love some new Aurifil threads.

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  142. INT I have the blog button on my sidebar. Love Aurifil thread!

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  143. INT....I am a follower. Thanks for such an awesome give away and thanks to Aurifil for sharing! I love all your christmas ideas....this weill really help out my husband. ;)

    Happily following, Ashley @ Thereisnoplacelikehomemade (dot) blogspot (dot) com

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  144. Love the thread. All of it. Thanks for the chance. ~INT~

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  145. I sure am a follower. I love your blog. ~INT~

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  146. Added the Aurifil link to my blog, thank you! INT

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  147. INT I just got my hands on my first Aurifil. I can't wait to try it! I've heard so many wonderful things!

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  148. INT
    Oh what awesome prizes, I'm already a follower (and I'll be forwarding you xmas list suggestions to DH to give the family some ideas)

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  149. I am not a BRIT but did spend 4 days in england, enough to know that I definitaly want to go back. I love your blog - sad today since I didn't win that great fabric, but would love to have more Aurifil - that is what I use also.

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  150. INT
    I love your blog and am a follower. I am also a fan of Aurifil.

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  151. INT - I am a faithful follower - love your blog & love this giveaway - thanks & thaks to Aurifil too!

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  152. BRIT - wow, thanks Lynne and Alex. I have the Aurifil button in my blog cos I'm already an addict.

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  153. BRIT - I'm already one of your loyal stalkers! Thanks for the giveaway chances.

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  154. INT - lovely threads - thats fo the opportunity! Avid follower!

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  155. BRIT - I've added a link to Facebook about your giveaway and added the button to my blog. You go girl!

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  156. INT. I follow your blog. Thank you.

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  157. I'm a follower, or should I say drooler. Lovely fabrics lucky Nancy won, and lovely threads to some other lucky ducky. INT

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  158. BRIT - I'm now following your site via Lis' entry on facebook. I'd like to try Aurifil threads but haven't got any as yet.

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  159. INT. I'm following! Heard so much now about Aurifil that I would love to try it.
    sigrunmoller@web.de

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  160. I follow this blog! I love aurifil thread too.

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  161. INT- I follow! I would love to post that cute aurifil blogger button but I have not tried it yet...I have seen plenty about it and need to try it

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  162. Don't we all love Aurifil!

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  163. BRIT I've blogged about it here http://archiethewonderdog.blogspot.com/2011/10/im-still-here.html Thank you!

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  164. INT- I am a follower. Love Aurifil thread.

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  165. INT - I follow this blog! What amazing prizes this week!

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  166. INT I tweeted the giveaway! @Jennyroo1

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  167. INT
    I don't see my first comment. Sorry if this gets posted twice.

    What a great giveaway! I'm dying to get my hands on some more Aurifil. I follow your blog.

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