Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Sew it with Aurifil

Those of you who read this blog will know that I sew with Aurifil.  I piece with 50wt and quilt with 50wt, 40wt and 28wt.  If I was an embroiderer or hand quilter, I would quilt with 12 wt.  


And now here's your chance to sew with Aurifil.  Each month Aurifil will be offering one of you the chance to try out one of their 12 spool thread sets and let us know how you get on.  This month the set we are offering is the Bari J Slendour 1920 collection created to complement her beautiful Slendour 1920 fabric collection for Art Gallery Fabrics.


The collection contains twelve 12wt spools.  12wt is hand quilting or embroidery weight thread but it can run through the machine if you pick a bigger needle.


To be in with a chance of playing with these beautiful threads, here's what you need to do:
  • Leave a comment letting me know what you would make using the Splendour 1920 Aurifil Designer Collection.  
  • You can make something big, small, quilted, not quilted, useful, decorative.  It's up to you.  
  • After a few days, we will pick our favourite project suggestion and that person will be sent the thread collection.  
  • All we ask of you is that you write a guest post for this blog containing photos of the finished item and a tutorial showing us how you made it, ideally within one month of receipt of the threads.  
And if you don't get picked this month, don't worry, there will be another Designer Collection on offer next month so stay tuned.

153 comments:

  1. I think I would make drawstring bags, with some decorative stitching on them, and totes...

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  2. I would make a lily flower wall hanging where it was made up of thread painted 4" squares (with the aurifil) of lilies that are individually bound - then hung together using the 12 wt between them - maybe adding some beads between too!

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  3. I've been dying to try Aurifil in the heavier weights, but no one sells it near me. I would definitely use it to FMQ (with a BIG needle of course). Right now I'm trying to FMQ some koi, those oranges would work wonderfully for that!

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  4. I would make a quilt for embroidery pieces in it. Great thread.

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  5. I would make a set of embroidered tea towels for my Mom that I've been meaning to do forever. :)

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  7. I'm totally thinking of some quilt pattern inspired wool felt needle books with embroidered bits on the fronts. I've been wanting to make some for friends as well as try out the 12wt Aurifil - win win!

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  8. I want to embroider little houses on a quilt I stamped with trees... and I haven't finished because I'm out of thread, actually! I only did the hand quilting. I'd love to finish that quilt.

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  9. I would make some embroidered towels for my son's wedding. I have never seen Aurifil thread in my area and would love to give this one a chance! Always looking for new thread to try, whether in sewing or hand stitching!

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  10. I would make an embroidered wall hanging for my daughter... Cats, mouse (she love its). Redwork, but in color...

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  11. An easter/spring table runner with an original embroidery design. Love these colors, they would be perfecto!!!

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  12. I would love to try the 12 weight for wool appliqué! I enjoy using brighter colored wools with a touch of folk art and primitive and love the sheen of Aurafil thread. I'm sure it would look very nice with wool appliqué. Thanks for the chance to try them!

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  13. An easter/spring table runner with an original embroidery design. Love these colors, they would be perfecto!!!

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  14. I'm thinking I might try my hand at couching with a new foot I got with my machine.

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  15. I have begun thread painting recently and, I imagine, thread that size would add an extra dimension to this type of art. I'd sure like to try it. Fingers crossed.

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  16. I would love to try the heavier weights. I use the 50 for piecing. I also use it for my FSLIC on th embroidery machine.. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  17. I would like to make a small wall quilt with a combination of machine decortive stitching and hand embodiery combined,with a pattern of different zentangles in all colors......

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  18. Oh, I'd have to use these beauties for a crazy quilt!

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  19. I LOVE using 12-wt Aurifil for hand embroidery. I became addicted to this over the past year with Aurifil's Embroidery BOM and I just can't get enough of their luscious colors now. I would use it for an Embroidery piece I am currently designing.

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  20. I want to try my hand at embroidering quilt labels for my finished quilts. I've procrastinated labeling my son's and daughter's quilts and this is the perfect opportunity for me to do it the handmade way. Thanks for the chance!

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  21. I would love to try this thread to embroider a floral motif, and then use it as the center of a quilted pillow!

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  22. Gee, I am just about to quilt my Splendor quilt! I don't suppose this could get to me in time... Beautiful colors!

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  23. I want to try my hand at embroidering quilt labels for my finished quilts. I've procrastinated labeling my son's and daughter's quilts and this is the perfect opportunity for me to do it the handmade way. Thanks for the chance!

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  24. I would try them to hanquilting one of my quilt top.

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  25. I'm way in to pillows lately, and I can see wonderful quilting with those gorgeous across my pillow tops and backs. I've used the 12 wt before on a flannel quilt and absolutely love it!

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  26. I would love to try the 12 st thread for embroidery. I would make an embroidery piece with it as an experiment.

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  27. I would use them to embellish a Sunbonnet Sue and Framer Bill wall hanging/baby quilt I want to make.

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  28. I would like to try hand quilting a mini quilt with these lovely threads

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  29. Absolutely GORGEOUS thread! I'm not sure exactly what I would do with it since I'm in between projects, but you can bet, I'd use it !!!

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  30. My sister is getting married soon - I think I would try to do a cross stitch. Maybe her name and the fiance's name (in orange, their wedding color) and a giraffe (their favorite animal)

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  31. I would use it to embellish my 'sweet hearts'. This is a project to sew 1 heart each day for 1 year (2013)

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  32. Oh, I'd love to load this into my embroidery machine and stitch out a monogrammed clutch with my good friend's new married initials. She's be so thrilled to tote around her new name!

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  33. I have some CQ blocks that I am working on, and these would be perfect!
    I also need to do some hand quilting on a quilt I need to finish. I live
    in a rural area, and don't have access to this wonderful thread. I would
    really like to try it! Thanks for the chance to win!

    wigglypup2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  34. I love embroidery ~ I have an owl photo I've been wanting to do for a long while and I think these colors would be wonderful for him. There's a baby owl involved along with some plant life. Then I'd piece around it with fabric (of course) and make it into a pillow.
    Thanks for the chance!

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  35. These colors would be perfect for the embellishment and hand quilting of a rainbow stars quilt that I am working on! sowingstitches[at]gmail[dot]com

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  36. Love those colors, I would love to learn more about hand embroidery!

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  37. I've been wanting to do a crazy quilt for years. This is the perfect collection for it. I've been Pinteresting "My Modern Crazy Quilt"
    http://pinterest.com/auntiepami/my-modern-crazy-quilt/ so I'm ready. I'm not the best embroiderer (is that a word?), but I'm willing to give it a shot. Oh, well, off to shop for fabrics...

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  38. I am into making small wall quilts using threadplay and fabrics. These colors would make a beautiful Autumn scene. I never really know what size it will be till I get into my fabrics.

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  39. What perfect timing. I fell in love with Splendor 1920 a few days ago and decided I'd finally found the right fabric to make my long desired Swoon quilt. I love the look of chunky quilting and have been waiting for a chance to try the Aurifil 12 wt in my machine. I'm a relatively quilter who discovered the magic of Aurifil 50wt this Fall. I'm already on my five large spool, since October. I don't think I will ever piece with anything else again and since I like dense quilting too, the 50 wt is perfect for achieving the texture I desire without being too heavy.

    I would really, really love the chance to work with this collection. Thanks for the consideration!

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  40. I would love to try this beautifull threads for a project embroidery. I would create a new project with traditional embroidery, stumpwork and cutwork. This color are perfect for it. (sorry, i'm french and my english is not really good)

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  41. I would use them to hand quilt a re-purposed vintage quilt top that appears to be made from feedsacks that has beautiful starflower patch. It's a bit faded, but is a great base for the quilt I'm making for my High School friend's wedding present. It's going to be my first piece by piece quilt project, but is the perfect wedding present for her: she has her master's in history, used to work at the historic Davies Manor Plantation and C.H. Nash Museum at Chuchalissa, and is now a manager at Memphis's historic A. Schwab department store. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A._Schwab's

    These colors will add vibrancy and fun to the history of this patched quilt while incorporating my friend's education and personal history into it!

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  42. I have never tried Aurofil threads. So this would be awesome to win it. I know exactly what i would make . I have been wanting to try my hand at a small crazy quilt with all the decorative stitching on it. I know this thread would look absolutly grogeous used that way.
    conn_and_vans_mom(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  43. I am into hexies right now, and working on two very different pillow tops - this thread would be perfect to hand embroider some details into the designs. Thanks for the give away!

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  44. The first thing that popped into my head was a piece of jewelry ... why not make something non-traditional with these colorful spools!

    A trendy choker with beads, a bracelet or cuff using leather and embroidery

    so many possibilities!! Thanks for the chance!
    lubna_2112@hotmail.com

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  45. I have a fairy quilt for my daughter in the works, and this thread would be so great, not just for quilting, but for embroidery details on the fairy. Thanks for the chance.

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  46. I would love to have the chance to try this thread, I would whip up a few little quilts for the AAQI to donate.
    would be fun to test it for hand quilting and to see if it really makes a difference with less lint build up in my machine as I have heard it does.
    thanks
    Kathie

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  47. Would love to use these colorful threads on my quilt tops.

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  48. This is good for hand embroidery?

    I'm looking to make a new decorative hoop for valentine's day. The pink in this set could be a good choice for the project I'm thinking about.

    (thanks for the information about this thread--I always thought aurifil was just for machine use)

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  49. I am working on a quilt for my bed and I think I would do some try to do some hand quilting. I have never tried Aurfil and would love to. I have read so many wonderful things about and have not found a local dealer. Thanks for the chance

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  50. Ooooh, I have some Splendor 1920 fabric and would make two beautiful pillows for my daughter's boho-themed room. I've been saving it for a special project and this would be just perfect!

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  51. I'm working on a small Easter Egg table runner that should be hand embroidered but I want to do it on the machine. I would love to win these threads!

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  52. Well; I am a hand quilter...and would love to try this in a large quilt. But that wouldn't work for the time limit. What I could do is pillows or table runners. How about a nice bed runner? I like the Aurifil that I have used so far...this would be a real treat. Thank you.

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  53. Oh, my GOODNESS! This collection would go so perfectly on my currentgranny square quilt!

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  54. I would embroidery on the "cuff" of pillowcases different sayings to encourage the kindergarteners in my adopted bilingual class to read every night. Each year I made them a special pillowcase and give them a book. These threads would be perfect to help encourage young readers. These students are getting ready for first grade and learing english. Reading is the key to them getting ready to be sucessful in elementary school.

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  55. Those COLORS! I would love to "Big Stitch" my hexi quilt. The colors would work perfectly. A little embroidery added wouldn't be bad either. Those COLORS! Ooooooh!

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  56. Oh I love Aurifil thread! Have been using 50wt for a long time now, love quilting and sewing with it. Another thing I really love is color-gradation fabrics (they call the OMBRE fabrics too). SO - as soon as I saw your post a series of images came to my head: I would make a series of small pieces with different usage of color gradation fabrics as a background and then stitching flowers and birds on them with this lovely 12wt Aurifil in these amazing colors! These small pieces can be small wall hangings, pillows, parts of bigger composition, decorative piece of a bag, apron....so many ideas.... oh - a small piece every month and a tutorial to go with it!! Now I am inspired! :)

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  57. I have an embroidery pattern with a bunny and lots of colorful flowers. I would love to try the Aurifil 12 wt with it and make it into a pillow or wall hanging for Easter.

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  58. I would use in on a variety of wine bags. The Aurifil threads would be showcased in these small pieces of art. What a wonderfully personalized gift for me to give..... Beauty and wine!

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  59. Am just about to start a small project (12" x 12") in similar colors. It will be ice-dyed fabrics printed with hand-made stamps and then heavily embellished with handstitching and probably some beads. The stamps will be stylized suns.

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  60. I have 9 panels of boys trucks to make into a Linus project that are bright in colors like these thread colors. I think they would enhance the yet to be designed project.

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  61. I have 9 panels of boys trucks to make into a Linus project that are bright in colors like these thread colors. I think they would enhance the yet to be designed project.

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  62. I would make the Lorax quilt that I have sitting around waiting for the right moment and threads to work up.

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  63. I would be interested in using it for decorative stitches .... machine and hand created.

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  64. i'm eager to master my Christmas gift... my new embroidery machine... what to do, what to make?? i think i'll quilt a cool scarf and embellish with embroidery! thats sounds good!

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  65. I would use the threads to make 2 quilts for my dear friends who are moving in together. They want half a scrappy heart on each quilt so when they are placed together on their bed they form a complete heart, but they can use the quilts as lap quilts! These threads would allow me to decorate and quilt them by hand, which I love doing!

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  66. I would use these threads on an art quilt that I have in mind with an abstract floral design. The threads would highlight the inside parts of flower beautifully,and the color tones of this 1920's collection are a perfect match!

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  67. I would so use these gorgeous threads for my older granddaughters lap-quilt. These colours are totally perfect as I have made it from Bari J's Splendor 1920. I would so do an online tutorial showing everything related to cross stitching from threading the needle down to how to start off and then cross stitch some of it and then hand quilt it.

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  68. These are Great! I would use them on baby quilts and towels!

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  69. My mother is always cold now thanks to the medicine she's on I want to make her a beautiful quilt with lots of bright threads and colors. I have selected the Monterey Medallion as the pattern I think it the threads will go well with this. Good luck to everyone that is trying to win as well!

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  70. these are gorgeous colors! I would use them on baby burp cloths

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  71. these threads would be wonderful to hand stitch some designs onto the butterfly quilt top I have in progress. sure would be nice to win. thanks for the opportunity.

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  72. i would quilt that christmas stocking i want to make for my granddaughter...Miss O

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  73. i would definitely make potholders from my civil war quilt book for christmas!!

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  74. im following you thanks for the giveaway , angela

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  75. I would use some of the many stitches on my embroidery machine and make a crazy quilt -- the thread would be the center of attention - Thanks, !}

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  76. Some time ago I purchased fabric to make two memory quilt wall hangings for a childhood friend and myself. The fabrics include popsicles that remind us of the ice cream truck that came through our neighborhood; children with hula-hoops that are reminiscent of the pix of us as little girls trying to keep the hula-hoops up; and tea cups & tea pots reminiscent of our countless tea parties and of our grown-up sharing of tea on visits. This thread would be wonderful for tread-painting memories and quilting around the fabric prints. I LOVE Aurifil and use it for all of my piecing and most of my FMQ.

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  77. These threads would be perfect for the quilted blanket I'm getting ready to create from my daughter's newborn clothing!

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  78. I would finally attempt free motion quilting!!

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  79. Oooh, free motion quilted, whole cloth, cushion, on noctunal :) would go beautifully with a Splendour quilt :)

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  80. I would love to make a simple white on white quilt and use the different colors to quilt it. The focus would be on colorful quilting!

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  82. I only recently started using Aurifil - I think I will be a convert! If I were to win, I would use the 12wt to work on this BOM project: http://www.littlemissshabby.com/birdie-stitches/

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  83. I would like to start with something small as I've not yet stitched with Auriful. I have an idea for a pillow with a cardinal pattern i've sketched inspired by a christmas card.

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  84. Ooh I've been wanting to try embroidery for a while now! And what adorable colours! I'd probably do something pretty simple like an embroidered tote, something nice and easy for beginners but versatile for the more advanced stitchers!

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  85. I would make some drawstring bags, clutch, coin purse, oh the options are endless. BEAUTIFUL fabric! I've never used any kind of Aurifil so this would be a treat!
    lisamcgriff (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  86. I need some new thread. This would be awesome.. Chris SadieMaesAttic@aol.com

    www.chriswheelerquilts.com

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  87. I would make a 1930 quilt with the wonder thread and maybe embroidery a pillow to match the quilt.

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  88. I would like to choose a (possible intricate) quilt block to machine applique, hand embroider/quilt and make into a pillow. Would be a good excuse to purchase a fat quarter of Bari J's splendor.
    I'm also making journal covers right now. This thread would be great to decorate those as well.

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  89. I'm an Aurifil addict, but haven't used the 12. The row of orange threads would be perfect for a quilt i'm going to call Hello Sunshine. The others will be used for different wall hangings. I don't have them pieced yet, but have computer sketches for some. One is an old farm house, similar to the one my grandparents lived in. One is a window view. The blues & greens & neutrals will be perfect.

    If I win this, i'll have to get really busy with my quilting. Hehehe

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  90. I'm an Aurifil addict, but haven't used the 12. The row of orange threads would be perfect for a quilt i'm going to call Hello Sunshine. The others will be used for different wall hangings. I don't have them pieced yet, but have computer sketches for some. One is an old farm house, similar to the one my grandparents lived in. One is a window view. The blues & greens & neutrals will be perfect.

    If I win this, i'll have to get really busy with my quilting. Hehehe

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  91. I'm an Aurifil addict, but haven't used the 12. The row of orange threads would be perfect for a quilt i'm going to call Hello Sunshine. The others will be used for different wall hangings. I don't have them pieced yet, but have computer sketches for some. One is an old farm house, similar to the one my grandparents lived in. One is a window view. The blues & greens & neutrals will be perfect.

    If I win this, i'll have to get really busy with my quilting. Hehehe

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  92. what a wonderful give-away. With this colors I should quilt my Pocket of the Posies. The top is ready, but I still have to finish the quilt. I made the Pocket of the Posies in yellow, orange and brown. greetings from Liesbeth

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  93. I think this gorgeous collection of threads should hand quilt a set of "wholecloth" coasters in a cross stitch-inspired pattern in honor of her fabric collection!! Maybe something Valentine-ey if it's in time, if not, then some flowers for spring - cherry blossoms I think.

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  94. I would love to make a beautiful new pillow for my sofa and use these gorgeous threads to hand stitch and bring out the beauty of the piecework! thanks for the chance to win!

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  95. The fabrics are beautiful! I would make a birthday present for my Mum - a cushion with a giant churn dash block with embroidery in the middle and some hand quilting!

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  96. I would make a quilt for my grandmother. This quilt would be all white with nothing but hand stitching in all of those pretty colors! So pretty!

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  97. I have tried this thread on your recommendation, it really is great. I would use the thread to make a beach bag for when I go away with my daughter in May. The colours will be perfect, so summery and cheerful.

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  98. I will embellish my felt hair accessories. And make some pincussions. I love to be creative!

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  99. I would make a whole cloth quilt and hand quilt it in an embroidery design.

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  100. I'm sure there is some quilt that is not quilted yet that I would use it for.

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  101. Would most likely be inspired enough to make a spring wall hanging with my embroidery unit. I need some thread!!

    Thanks

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  102. Beautiful colours! I would use them to finish up a little sewing embroidery sampler that I have done next to nothing on.

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  103. I just signed up for Rachel's Handstitching class, where we make those modern medallion quilts. One of the focal fabrics I've been leaning towards would suit this collection beautifully. ( http://www.intrepidthread.com/shop/Just-Arrived/p/Luxe-in-Bloom--Extravagarden-in-Bold-sku-LIB-8205-Extravagarden-Bold.htm ) and it'd be wonderful to make the modern medallion quilt with it. My concern would be the timing...the class starts soon but runs for 9 weeks, which is well outside the one month threshold. However, as it's created in rounds, it'd easily be possible to show progress shots as it's completed. :)

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  104. Stunning colors Lynne. Definitely perfect for my quilters BOM blocks which I plan to hand quilt. Was planning to use pere but I think the thinner thread will look better.

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  105. i have never tried this thread, so experimenting with it would be terrific table runners, place mats just for starters. thanks for the chance to try it.

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  107. Beautiful colors! I just got Aneela Hoey and Anna Maria Horner's embroidery books for Christmas; I'd love the make something out of one of those!

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  108. I would love to cover an antique footstool I have and include embroidered sections.

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  109. Ooh, just the right colours for a baby bag for the daughter of one of my friends! I think it would match the Hello Luscious line by Basic Grey perfectly!

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  110. I have a small pattern with scissors, thimble and thread that I want to put on a drawstring bag - those colours would be perfect to use.

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  111. I use different threads in my felted items. I would love to add this collection of threads as the middle layer of a Nano felted scarf. Think - silk, cotton and wool - amazing natural fibres, texture and color.

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  112. I would love to make a completely white quilt.. no cutting or piecing just sandwiched and let the quilting be the art on it..but done in different colours...this would definitely help along those lines.

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  113. I'm taking a Kantha class this month and would really enjoy using these 12wt threads to make a Kantha cushion.

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  114. For some time I've wanted to make a crazy quilt piece but with a modern flare. Maybe use some of the modern designer velveteens and make the "crazy part" slightly more organized. Crazy ... but not too. As much as I'd like to make a whole quilt, I think this would likely be a piano runner/scarf (I imagine it featuring beautifully against a black piano) or a wall hanging. And these threads would featured dazzlingly in fancy combo stitching along the seam lines and with some featured embroidered here and there ... with a modern motif spin on the traditional type motifs. I'd probably include a few beads, too. Ooooo ... I can just picture it! Imagine fly, cretins, lazy daisies, meanders, couching, blanket stitches, chains ... so many to choose from! I've only done a little (one quilt square's worth) of this kind of stitching several years ago but the memory lingers and I would love to do more. And I'll bet Aurifil 12 would be great for such a project. Don't you think? Oh, please, oh please, oh please ...

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  115. I'm going to be part of a Chinese Whispers quilt group, and before it is my turn I'm planning to have practice session. I have asked my daughter to choose a quilt which she will email to me as soon as I've finished my (very late) Christmas quilt - just the binding to go. I'll then give myself 6 weeks to make a quilt. I would love to be able to use the Aurifil to machine quilt and hand embellish the quilt. I'm hoping it will be a great practice piece for the real thing, and I'll be able to continue using the Aurifil thread on the CW quilt.

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  116. I'm going to be part of a Chinese Whispers quilt group, and before it is my turn I'm planning to have practice session. I have asked my daughter to choose a quilt which she will email to me as soon as I've finished my (very late) Christmas quilt - just the binding to go. I'll then give myself 6 weeks to make a quilt. I would love to be able to use the Aurifil to machine quilt and hand embellish the quilt. I'm hoping it will be a great practice piece for the real thing, and I'll be able to continue using the Aurifil thread on the CW quilt.

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  117. I've never seen this thread before but if I won I would want to use it on one of my mom's pillowcase sets she left me. Thanks!

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  118. I would try out some Kantha quilting like this elephant but brighter and with floral motifs as the Indians paint their elephants for festivals

    http://span.state.gov/sept-oct2010/photos/25_26_Quilts3.jpg

    And make it into a pouch or purse!

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  119. I would love to try out this thread. I would use it on a cushion that I am designing to give my living room a lift.

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  120. I'm feeling like I might come down with the scrappytripalong bug and I could use some thread to quilt the finished product.

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  121. I'd like to play with the colors on a piece of black Kona to see all the colors play nicely together. It would be just the threads featured on black cloth. I'd get a chance at machine quilting and thread painting!

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  122. What beautiful colors! I have some 2 inch squares that I was planning to make a mini-quilt from - and these colors would be great - to try hand quilting it!

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  123. I have a fat quarter bundle of Splendor 1920 and along with the Aurifil thread I would make a set of placemats with decorative stitching.

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  124. Love this collection, the colors are great! Oy the possibiloties.

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  125. Love this collection, the colors are great! Oy the possibiloties.

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  126. Love this collection, the colors are great! Oy the possibiloties.

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  127. Love this collection, the colors are great! Oy the possibiloties.

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  128. Love this collection, the colors are great! Oy the possibiloties.

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  129. I would use these bright colors to make the pillows for my daughter's Indonesian outdoor day bed. It's dark wood, with carving, and needs something bright like these colors.

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  130. I just signed up for a hand embroidery class. My sweet cousin loved sunflowers. I would make a few of those in her memory.

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  131. I would love to try them! I would make a mini quilt very densely quilted. I was inspired by a photo of interior decorating in a magazine and want to interpret the colors and shapes into a new modern, clean lined piece.

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  132. I think these would be perfect to get me started on handquilting. I'd love to make one scrappy trip around the world block (because I just know I can't attempt a whole quilt) and make a mini quilt with handquilting and embroidery details.

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  133. I would put these threads to use making a hand-quilted cushion cover with embroidered three-dimensional fabric flowers. Think clusters of colorful fabric blooms embellished with plenty of french knots and decorative stitches. Thanks for the chance!

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  134. I would use them for hand embroidery...I have a family rules stitchery that I would love to make and these colours are beautiful!

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  135. I would use them for hand quilting my finished top 'vignette in stitches' and I would like to try some stitcheries with it. Beutiful colours. lia.vandenbrand@live.nl

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  136. I would like to realize a hand making painting and to complete it with the embroidery using Aurifil Threads. Winning this give away would be the right ocasion to realize the work: Thanks for the opportunity !

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  137. I find that the Aurifil is the best thread for free motion quilting on my Janome. I'd make quilted placemats with free form feathers!

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  138. I am just getting back into quilting and have never used Aurifil Threads. I currently have at least 2 quilt tops I could use this thread on with 2 more in the works. I would love a chance to give this thread a try.

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  139. I have some oriental fabric that matches these thread colors. I think I would make a fan quilt and decorate the blades of the fans with these threads. Hmmm. So many quilts, so little time.

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  140. Me gustaría una funda para mi agenda de esta año. Con tela gris claro y pequeños cuadrados a juego con los hilos que después de usarán para acolchar y...naturalmente serán Aurifil.

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  141. I would buy the Grandeur Bloom Panel and use the thread for what it was made for after that I would make a small quilt to hang in my new grand daughters bedroom the fabric is lovely and so is the thread! Thank you. I would love to make something to show off Aurifil threads. Thank you! I hope you pick my project it would be so exciting!

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  142. I love these colors and would love to give them a try on a whole cloth quilt--just for the quilting.

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  143. I have a hand-dyed rainbow quilt to sew up and would like to hand quilt with some great colors. This thread pack would be perfect.

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  144. I've changed my plan - I'm writing up a tutorial for a blog hop at the end of January on how to do Sashiko - I think these would be perfect to do a modern sashiko sampler of some kind (probably wall hanging size given the time constraints). The colours would be beautiful, and would really help to give it a modern twist and move it away from the more traditional white on indigo of Japanese sashiko.

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  145. Those beautiful colors would be perfect for the How Does Your Garden Grow by Crabapple Hill.

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  146. I would design an embroidery project to go with the threads to be placed in a wallhanging or small quilt.

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  147. I would use this beautiful thread to finish my hand-piece Charmed for Sure quilt by hand quilting it.

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  148. Ooh, I'd love to try these. I think I would either use them to hand sew round some hexes or on a plain coloured fabric so that the threads would glow.

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  149. I have a "Fridge Pickers wear Big Knickers" embroidery design that I'd love to stitch with these! The perfect thing to keep me on track for my New Year's resolution ;)

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  150. I just ordered my first fabric from this collection to redo my entire living room decor. The large scale prints are too beautiful to cut to pieces so I plan to make several quilted throw pillows and echo the design with some decorative quilting.

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  151. Wow I love those colours. I think I would make a quilt, wave upon waves in those colours to reflect 'from the shoreline to the sea, and beyond'. Then I would quilt each wave in the corresponding colour. I think I need to make this quilt regardless, now I have thought of it!

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  152. I saw a 'designer' pillow made with something like a hessian sack and some beautiful thread just running stitched through. I'd like to try something like that with this - a plain, rough fabric (not a sack!) to really make the thread sing!

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  153. I have a question about using Aurifil. I've purchased two of the 12-spool sets over the past year. The 40-wt pack works very well in my machine. The 50-wt shreds & breaks after sewing just a very short distance. My assumption would be to tighten the tension with that really thin thread, but I've also loosened it - all to no avail. Do you change your needle size (eye) with the smaller thread, too? If I can't use it for top-thread, I may have just purchased a lifetime's worth of bobbin thread...

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