Monday, June 18, 2012

Give-Away 33 - Who Wants to Try an Aurifil Thread Pack??

 THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED!

Aurifil is my new blog sponsor, YAY!  They sent me some sample packs to try and giveaway on my blog.

This giveaway is open to those that have NEVER sewn with Aurifil threads before.  Sorry Aurifil veterans!

To enter, just let us know the name of the Quilt Guild you are a member of.  Easy Peasy!  Also, let me know which # sample pack you would like.  4 winners will win a full sample pack.  1 winner will get 3 spools of Aurifil thread that I had no use for.

This give-away will run for a week from (Mon) 6-18 thru (Fri) 6-22 @ midnight EST.  I will use Random.org to choose the 5 winners & will announce the winners on (Sun) 6-23!  










 Which Aurifil Thread Should You Use?
 
   For Detailed Quilting

Cotton Mako' 50 - ORANGE SPOOL
This is the finest of the Mako' threads. The long staple Mako' cotton is very smooth, and strong. It is the favourite thread for detailed machine quilting. We recommend the Cotton Mako' Ne 50/2 for fine detailed machine quilting, to prevent bulky thread build up when you are stitching micro stipple. It is also perfect for invisible ditch stitching, as the thread disappears into the valley between the seams. We recommend that you try Cotton Mako' Ne 50/2 in the bobbin when you want the back of your work to be colour matched when quilting. 182 solid colours and 34 variegated colours available on 1300 metre (1422 yd) ORANGE plastic spool holder.

For Machine Quilting
 
Cotton Mako' 40- GREEN SPOOL
Ideal for Machine Quilting , it is a little heavier to show off the quilting stitches. This is the "universal" thread weight in the Mako' range, perfect for quilting, as it is a little finer than the Mako' 28 "Quilting" thread it is great for ditch stitching and fine detail work, while still having sufficient definition to look good when you want the thread and stitching to show. Available on 1000 metre (1094 yd)  GREEN plastic spool holder. You ca also achieve great results in machine quilting with Cotton 28 and Aurilux polyester.


For Hand Quilting
 
Cotton Mako' 28 - GRAY SPOOL
This is a thicker thread and is fantastic for hand quilting.  750 metre (820 yd)  spools of Ne 28/2 Cotton Mako'  supplied on GRAY spool holder . The long staple cotton fibres and mercerising treatment, given to all the Mako range, means that the heavier Mako 28 is strong enough to withstand the stress of hand quilting without needing to be glazed or waxed. This is a bonus as it means that the thread works with the needle rather than springing and twisting in every direction as you stitch.  You may also achieve great results in hand quilting with Cotton 40 and Cotton 12.


For Decorative Quilting
 
Cotton Mako' 12- RED SPOOL
If you wish to use a great decorative thread for your next project, ask for the Mako' 12 on the RED spool, as it is the thickest thread in the Mako' range. We suggest using it for country style hand quilting. A friend has been using the thread to hand quilt a creative design over the pieced centre of her quilt. She has used a larger stitch and this complements the ribbon embroidery and other embellishments that she has added to the quilt. You can also achieve great decorative quilting results with Cotton 28 and Wool 12.


For Machine Piecing
 
Cotton Mako' 50 or 40 - ORANGE OR GREEN SPOOL
Perfect for machine piecing. We always choose Cotton Mako' Ne 50 or 40 for patchwork construction as it makes very fine accurate seams.

 
For Hand Piecing
 
Cotton Mako' 40 - GREEN SPOOL
Cotton Mako Ne 40  gives excellent results with foundation piecing . The "secret" here is that the fine thread allows you to stitch a flat seam. 


For Blanket Stitch Appliqué
 
Cotton Mako' 28 - GREY SPOOL
If you enjoy appliqué you will also appreciate the good coverage and appearance achieved by using the Makò 28 for machine or hand blanket stitch work
 
Cotton Mako' 12 - RED SPOOL
Suitable for decorative buttonhole or Blanket stitch appliqué by hand or machine, Makò 12 is very thick and requires a large eye topstitch needle size 90/14. The most important thing to keep in mind here is uniformity, try to keep your stitches even, both in length as well as the spacing between stitches.
 
For Needle-turned Appliqué
 
Cotton Mako' 50 - ORANGE SPOOL
As the name suggests, you use your needle to turn under a 3/16" seam as you stitch along by hand. This is the traditional method used by generations of quilters. Use a short length of Cotton 50 to avoid knots and makes stitches approx 1/8" apart.



73 comments:

  1. I have never used aurafil but am dying to try it. I like pack 3. Sorry I dont belong to a guildl. Havent found one locally.

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  2. I belong to 2 guilds currently. I did belong to 4 last year. Too much.
    I belong to the "Creative Stitchers" and "Christian County Quilt Guild".
    My color choice would be the order in which you have them listed.
    I am so excited to try the Auriful. I have been wanting to try it for a long time.
    Thank you and thanks to Auriful for the wonderful giveaway.

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  3. nunca usei Aurifil mesmo.Gosto do #4.Obrigada.tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

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  4. I love #1, and I don't belong to any quilt guild..

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  5. i am teaching myself to sew and quilt... sadly i work nights so not sure if i could find a guild.....

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  6. I would love #4. I have a thing for verigated thread! :D

    I am not a member of a guild as my schedule doesn't allow me to get to the meetings for the local one. I haven't ever used Aurifil before but that is only because the closest "local" place that sells it is over 40 miles away. I guess I could buy it online but I like to see my thread in person if I'm buying it for quilting.

    Thanks for a chance to win some and see how great it is since I keep hearing about it. :D

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  7. I don't belong to a guild. I have two young children and I have never found a guild that I felt comfortable with.
    I would love to try Aurifil threads and I love the colours in #2.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  8. I'd love to try Aurifil thread. Unfortunately there are no Quilt guilds in Portugal.Any pack will be most welcome, as long as I win one.

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  9. I don't belong to a guild. I did try to join the local one here in France, but I was not popular as I'm far too liberated for French tastes.

    Trying to get hold of Aurifil in France is impossible. Like the colours in Pack 2 but love them all!

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  10. There are no Quilt Guilds in my little, teenie tiny town, but I love to quilt and follow oodles of quilting blogs to see what everyone else is making - does that count:)

    I love them all but I truly love #2

    Thank you

    sandyb720 at gmail dot com

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  11. I do not belong to any guilds, sorry, not sure if there is any here in Maine by where I live. I like either option for thread, I am not picky, I have never used this brand of thread, but would love to try it!!
    Thanks

    Stacey
    stacey@staceysplace.com

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  12. I'm a member (albeit from a distance) of the Rheinland Pfalz Quilting Guild, and I've never used Aurifil before!

    I like them all, but I probably like #1 the best...

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  13. I would love pack number 4 please. I used to belong to the Cardiff Quilter's Guild group but I've been so busy with work the last couple of years I had to give it up as I was never making it to the groups :-(

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  14. Well, I don't belong to an actual guild.. however, I do attend a sit-n-sew at my Aunt's home once a week.. and we have such a great time! :-) If I won, I would be thrilled with any of those packs-- pretty colors in every one! Thank you so much for the chance to win! Aurifil thread is REALLY nice stuff! :-)

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  15. I belong to American Quilters Society, but I think I need to renew my membership. I would like pack #2. Thank you! I have never used Aurifilbut I am always willing to try new things.

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  16. I belong to Quilter's Unlimited Florida. Thanks for th chance!

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  17. I belong to SouthernCross Quilters and I would love the chance to try Aurifil threads. I love pack 3 but would appreciate which ever one I might be fortunate to receive. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  18. I don't belong to a quilt guild. Blanket stitch is one of my favorite appliqué finishes, so I would love to see how aurifil thread behaves. Thanks.

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  19. I belong to Q.U.I.L.T.S. in Springfield, IL and LLQA, a state wide quilt. I would love to win #2.

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  20. Thanks for explaining all the different aurifil threads, I would like #5 please.

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  21. I appreciate that you explained the uses of each weight thread. I like pack #3 the best. I belong to Log Cabin Quilter. Thanks for a chance.

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  22. Would love to try AurIfil thread! I did belong to a guild but I am moving from CT to CO this month and have not found one yet! I hope I still qualify. Love either #1 or 3.

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  23. I love #2! I dont belong to any guild though
    andri_chama(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  24. I'm a member of Common Threads Newnan, in Georgia. I tried some Gutterman and Mettler I picked up at a yard sale but never Aurifil. Unfortunately I primarily still use old Coats and Clark. I know, I know, pop my hand!

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  25. I recently ordered a little sample of neutrals, but haven't really had a chance to try them out. The colors here are beautiful, and would love #4 (or ANY for that matter). I belong to the Birmingham Quilt Guild and the Evening Star Quilt Guild.

    Thanks!
    Sheryl

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  26. I'd like to try #5. Never used Aurifil, most shops around here don't carry it. I belong to Batty Binders, AQS, Miami Valley Art Quilt Network, and Miami Valley Quilter's Guild.

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  27. Like Group 2 - currently do not belong to a quilt guild. Used to be a member of North County Quilters Association. Recently started a new group of crafters called the Moosette Crafters. The local Moose lodge is letting us meet at their facility for free, hence the name. Also belong to a group that meets weekly called the Fabric Floozies. TMI?

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  28. I have been eager to try the 12wt cotton but have not been able to find it locally. I havent tried any Aurifil threads yet but I have neen hearing great things about them. I am not a member of a guild but I am very active on Flickr and participate in virtual bees and swaps.

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  29. I'm a member of the Hummingbird Stitchers Quilt Guild in Sierra Vista, AZ and of the Tucson Quilt Guild.
    Any of the thread packs would be wonderful since I've never used Aurifil thread and would like to try it.
    thanks!

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  30. I belong to Northland Quilters Guild, Kansas City, Missouri area.
    I like #2 threads.

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  31. New to Autifil, so happy to try anything :)

    I belong to Sewing for Sanity :)

    Thanks!

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  32. I'm not in a guild, can I still enter? If so, I would like 3.

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  33. I do not belong to a guild at this time. I like No 1

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  34. I have never used Aurifil thread before, but would love to try it out. We don't have any local guilds in my area so I do not belong to one.

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  35. Never tried Aurifil thread and don't belong to a quilt guild as no one around near me. Thanks for the giveaway and the chance to try this thread I am have heard so much about.

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  36. Member of JoCo Quilters. Never sewed with Aurifil. Sample #2 if I'm lucky enough to win. Thanks.

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  37. I have never used Aurifil thread, at least not yet. I don't belong to a quilt guild, but one is starting up right in my neighborhood and I'm hoping to join. The first meeting is this month. It is the North Jersey Modern Quilt Guild.

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  38. I belong to Pax River Quilters Guild in California, Maryland and another group, Terra Maria Quilters, also in Southern Maryland. I think I prefer #1, but would be happy with ANY of the combos.

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  39. I am "Unknown"...trying to get profile corrected.

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  40. I like #3 and I belong to The Wirefrass Quilt Guild in Georgia. Thank you for explaining the difference in the threads. I would like to try using it for machine appliqué.

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  41. Northstar Guild, I have never tried aurafil thread but have really wanted to. It would be awesome if I could win.

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  42. I do not belong to a Guild. My mother and I live together and we both quilt. It is great for me to have a teacher in-house who has more than 65 years of quilty experience. Either #1 or #2 would be a nice sample to win as would like to try Aurifil thread! Thanks for the chance.

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  43. Sorry, I don't belong to a guild, however I just stopped by to say I won a spool of this last year and it is amazing. I know whomever wins will love it!

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  44. I don't belong to a guild, but I'd love a chance to win some Aurifil! I've heard wonderful things about it! I like Pack #2! Thanks!

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  45. My Guild is: Olney Quilt Guild
    I have never used Aurifil thread.
    I like #1

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  46. I don't belong to a guild. But I sure would like to win some aurifil thread. I've read so much about them on many blogs!

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  47. strange but true I am Italian, but here we don't have Aurifil threads, I'd use the Mako green spool for machine quilting.
    I don't belong to any guild.

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  48. @Elisabetta
    I am sorry I forgot to tell you the threads I prefer are #2

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  49. No quilt guild membership for me due to long work hours. Aurifil 50 weight is my absolute favorite for piecing and quilting. It's fabulous for detailed free motion quilting, I love it! My favorite is #1, but would be thrilled with any of them. I really want to try a thicker thread, maybe the 40 weight, which isn't available at my LQS.

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  50. I belong to Valley Quilters in Hemet, CA I have never used this thread. I hear it is wonderful. Thanks,

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  51. I don't belong to a quilg guild yet... I'm a newbie to quilting and haven't even looked into a joining a guild yet (don't know if there even is one here). I'd like to get a few more quilts done first... :)

    I've been wanting to try Aurifil. I've heard so many good things about it and would love to quilt a quilt with some of this thread. I'd like #1 or #3. Thanks for a chance to win! :)

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  52. I have never used this thread. I would like the one for hand piecing. I don't belong to a guide.Thanks

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  55. I am not a member of a guild yet. I have been itching to try this thread! #3 would be a good fit I think.
    Thanks!

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  56. I'm in 2 guilds, Wego Quiltin' and Pride of the Prairie. I like #5 best. It's colors suit me better. Thanks for the chance.

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  57. I've never sewn with Aurifil, but have heard lots of good things. I'd love to try -- any of these would be great, but I think #3 is my favorite, by a narrow margin. I belong to two guilds, the Busy Bee Quilters of Snohomish WA and Quilters Anonymous in Edmonds WA.

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  58. I wouldnt mind trying Aurifil thread. I've only heard good things about it but I have to say that what I do use is Sulky. I havent even seen Aurifil in the quilt shops but maybe that is because I havent had to purchase thread in awhile or because sometimes I do mailorder.

    I do not belong to a quilt guild at this time. Thanks!

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  59. I belong to the Outlaw Quilt Group! I like #1

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  60. I have never tried Aurifil thread, although i have been wanting to. I don't belong to a guild. I like pack 1:)

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  61. I used to be a member of the Nutmeg Quilters. Unfortunately, they meet at night and I am no longer able to drive at night so I limit myself to attending their show every April.
    I love the colors in group number 1

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  62. I belong to Quilters Guild of the Southern Crescent, in Georgia. I'd love to win pack # 3, but would be tickled pink to receive any of them!

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  63. I don't belong to a guild but I'd love to try aurifil! I like #1 and 2 best!

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  64. I'm brand new to quilting and no guild yet, but that would be so much fun! I've heard but never tried Aurifil and I'd love #4.

    Thanks for the chance.
    shel704 at aol dot com

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  65. i would love to try your aurifil giveaway thread! congrats on your new sponsor ... we all love aurifil! i do not belong to our local quild as i cannot go out and about much now that i'm older and am short on energy and mobility.

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  66. I was almost comment number 2 but my phone wouldn't let me click publish grrrr! so now I am in the 67ish range- maybe that's better :) I have been dying to try aurifil but havent found any nearby and am not allowed to order online this month. :) I would love to win any of them but 4 and 2 have the green that I love...
    I don't belong to a guild, but my mom. sister and 10 yo niece quilt together.

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  67. HELLO! AT PRESENT I DO NOT BELONG TO A GUILD.LOVE AURIFIL THREAD AND WOULD APPRECIATE #1 CHOICE.THANKS SO FOR SHARING!

    msstitcher1214@yahoo.com

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  68. I love colour 2. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  69. I did belong to a local guild called Mystic quilting friends, but just didnt have time to fully commit. Hoping to give it another try this fall when they start meetings again. I have been dying to try this thread but can't find it locally--great giveaway!

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  70. I'm scared of the local guild because they meet at the senior's centre...I think you have to have gray hair to join. I've only used regular sewing thread to quilt with, or cotton thread for hand quilting, so I'd love to try the Aurifil.

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  71. no quild just four friends soon to become 6...like # 1

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  72. I belonged to the Brownstone Guild. I would love a chance to win either 1 or 2. Thanks for a chance to win.

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