Thursday, September 20, 2012

Aurifil Thread Giveaway!


 If you've been sewing or quilting for any amount of time you'll know how important thread is to the process!  I've recently, in the last 9 months or so, come to LOVE Aurifil Thread
Here's a little background on Aurifil:
Established in 1983, they're based near Milano, Italy, and create a huge range of cotton and Wool threads for both professional and domestic quilters!  They're big on quality, style, and knowing what drives the modern quilter... if you haven't looked into these threads, you're missing out!

My personal experience with Aurifil is limited, but I'm a huge fan of what I've tried!
That being the 100% Cotton Mako' 50wt thread!  I bought a large spool, 1422 yards (!) of off white and I've been using it exclusively for piecing quilts!  Let me tell you, it gives me NO problems in my little Janome machine!  Virtually no lint, smooth stitches, and its a very fine thread so when you press your seams open, or to the side, it lays as flat as can be which makes for less bulky quilt tops, and easier quilting in the end!  
I bought mine form Pink Chalk Fabric but you can find it other places online and also check your LQS!
 So there's my two cents on the virtues of Aurifil, and now on the the GIVEAWAY and what all is up for grabs!  There's a lot! 

 Sampler packs containing 5 different small spools, 220yds, of their 5 most popular threads!
Each winner will receive one of these packs, fun!  That's right, there will be 5 winners!

 The Wool 12wt thread is perfect many types of stitching, especially:
Cross Stitch and Hand Embroidery
Hand Applique'
Long Arm quilting (bobbin work)
Machine Applique'
and Quilting wool fabrics
Aurifil also makes a 100% Cotton Mako' 12wt thread, two of the above are actually Cotton, and two are Wool. 

 100% Cotton Mako' 50wt thread is my go-to for quilt piecing but also fabulous for:
Hand Piecing
Lace
Longarm Quilting
Machine Applique'
Machine embroidery
Machine Quilting involving very fine details like feathers and heavy background fill

 The 100% Cotton Mako' 40wt thread is a great all-around thread and  does everything from serging to machine quilting to cross stitch! 
 If you love hand work, this thread is for you!  The 28wt a bit thicker than the 40wt and is ideal for:
Hand Quilting
Hand Piecing
Lace
Hand Applique'
Machine Embroidery and Applique'

 So how do win one of FIVE fabulous little Aurifil packages?

This giveaway is going to be simple!  Leave a comment on this post saying which Aurifil Thread you would love to try, or that you already love

I will draw 5 (five!) random winners - and I'll try to match up your answer to the Large spools you receive along with one of the Sampler Packs... fun eh?  If you love embroidery, let me know!  If you thrive on hand quilting (or just want to TRY hand quilting,) speak up!
This is not a guarantee you'll receive the thread you want, but I'll do my best!

Remember:
Please be sure you leave a way for me to contact you!  If you are a no-reply commenter, and don't leave an email address, you'll be out of luck and I'll draw another winner!  True story, and it has happened in the past.  

Giveaway is open until noon (EST) on Wednesday, Sept 26th.  
I will email the 5 winners and update this post after that time!
International entries welcome. 

Comments are now closed... and the winners are:

Blogger Renee G said...
I've been wanting to try this thread. I'm more of a stitcher than a quilter, but the 40 wt sounds like it would be good for everything. 

  emiliehamilton said...I would love to win the sampler pack ~ have read such wonderful comments/testimonials about Aurifil thread ~ will be working on 3 quilts this fall ~ a purple quilt for my granddaughter Cambrie, a red quilt for my grandson Connor, and a blue quilt for my grandson Zachary ~ so having the variety of colors is essential to what I will be working on. THANK YOU.

Blogger Michelle said...
I love Auriful 50 weight. It is my very favorite thread!

bee said...
i love the 50 wt thread for piecing & quilting - it's fabulous. i'd like to try the 40 wt for sure in machine quilting. :) who can resist thread?!

Blogger Ella said...
I've used the 50 wt in grey...LOVED it.

I've emailed each one of you!

Congrats to all and Happy sewing!

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Lori said...

I love the 50 wt and would love to try the 40 wt.

Donna @ Snowbound said...

I've never tried Aurifil before. I would love to try the 50wt green.

asteride said...

I'd love to try them all, the Cotton Mako' 50, 40 and 28 and the Wool thread.

Myself said...

I admit that I have never tried Aurifil Thread but would love too start :) Many thannks for the great givaway!

Jennifer S said...

I'd love to try out the Lana, or the 40 wt. I love the 50 wt, and use it all the time.

Marilize said...

Oh my goodness- I haven't been sewing long enough that thread actually counts! All I know is to give the bargain bins at charity stores a sh=kip - those always break...

So I would appreciate any Aurifil thread - seeing as it's virgin territory for me :)

stitchedbyme said...

So far, I have only tried the Aurifil Starter Collection - 50wt 220 Yard Cotton Thread.
It is 2 smaller spools of the basic colors of Black, White, Beige and a Creamy yellow. I know that Aurifil comes in other weights, too, and would love to try any of the others.

Marjorie Nath said...

I have never used the Aurifil thread. I haven't found it in Mexico yet. I would love to try the 50wt. cotton Mako or the 28wt cotton Mako. They are all so inviting I wouldn't mind any of them.

purplefiend said...

I would love to try the 40wt thread for machine quilting, love the 50wt cotton thread for piecing my quilts.
I'm using a beige 50wt for piecing quilts, I've only been able to find Aurifil at quilt shows.
purpy102@hotmail.com

Dianne Mitzel said...

I would love to try the sampler pack, haven't tried this thread, but know it's great from all I have read..

Alice Cristina Porosanu said...

I'd love the 40wt thread.
Haven't bought any yet, but would love to have some in my stash soon!

marci sinfisi said...

im new to aurifil so id love to win this giveaway so i can try some out!
thank you

supersara20 said...

I would like to try any of it, I've never tried it because its not sold around me!

Tracey @ The Peony Teacup said...

I love the 50wt because it is so versatile. I've recently added an embroidery machine to my sewing room though, and I haven't tried Aurifil out on her yet - it's on my list!

Tracy said...

If I could get my hands on ANY Aurifil I would like some 50wt for my machine piecing and quilting and some 12wt wool for decorative topstitching and handwork - embroidery, etc.

sandyb said...

I would love to try to 40wt cotton all around. I love this thread. I have gotten the sample packs but never used the bigger spools and would love to try them.

Thank you

sandyb720 at gmail dot com

jmj said...

love to try it!!!

Patti said...

I have some 50wt Aurifil that I have used for piecing, and would love to try some 28 wt. Thanks for a great giveaway.

Tamie said...

I'd love to try the 50 wt for piecing but also hand quilt and could try that. Overall, I'd love to try Aurifil.

Jennifer said...

I just bought my first Aurifil, 50wt. Can't wait to try it out. I would also love to try the 12wt wool for embroidery. Thanks for the giveaway!

patricia said...

I sew with the 50 wt and it is superb! 40 wt next on my try list.

gccmom said...

I have some of the wool, so I would love to try any other kind. Thanks for the giveaway.

OhioLori said...

Would love to try!! Have never used Aurifil thread before! Think I would pick the 40wt thread.

Thank you for chance to win your Drawing!! :)

Melissa said...

I have never tried Aurifil thread, but have actually been wondering about it lately. From all the blogs I follow I have seen that this is the thread to use! I would love to try the 50wt for machine piecing and quilting. Thank you for the chance!

Carla said...

I would love to try Aurifil Threads! Thanks for the chance to win!

Sew Easley said...

I am a newbie quilter, though I have been a seamstress for over 40 years. I would love to try a really great machine quilt thread, a treat I have yet treated myself to, such as the 100% Cotton Mako' 40wt thread.
sew.easley@yahoo.com

Homemaker Honey said...

I would like to try the 100% Cotton 50 weight as I do both quilting by hand and machine.

Deborah
homemakerhoney @gmail .com

Susanne said...

I would love to try with thickest thread. I did not use such before and would love to try some "hand quilting" looking quilting on my machine :)
Susanne

Siobhán said...

I have Mettler threads, mostly purchased when I was quilting about 15 years ago. (I took a 10 year break!) I have a spool of Aurifil 50 wt for my machine but my favorite is a spool of 60 wt Aurifil that I use for applique. It is a DREAM and very forgiving for an I-forget-most-of-what-I-am-supposed-to-do appliquer. Thanks for the giveaway!

Jenn said...

I would love to try the cotton 50 wt-I keep hearing such good things about this thread!

Jacklynn said...

I am machine quilting a bed runner with a spool of the Aurifil varigated thread - it makes such beautiful stitches! I would love a pack with the varigated blues - but anything would be wonderful to win. Thanks for the give away!

The Amateur Quilter (Mike Pearson) said...

I've never tried Aurafil, so I would really like to test it out on piecing and quilting. I normally use 40wt polyester, so that would be ideal so I can compare it to my love: Gutermann.

ave said...

I'd like to try invisible thread (light) for quilting. I'm kinda new in quilting and have used only coloured threads so far.

Tammie said...

i would love to try it -- heard about aurofil on the babylock website -- wanting to try the serger weight -- or sewing weight.
Thanks for the giveaway!
tamshipe at gmail (dot) COM

Mark said...

Mmm...mmm. I love the 50wt cotton mako thread for piecing and quilting!

Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

adventuresinfabricland at gmail dot com

Liz, Quilt Adventurer said...

i haven't spent a lot of time looking at thread quality..tend to stick to my Gutermann and Sulky threads. But i would love to try others! i piece, machine quilt and hand quilt...thanks for the opportunity!

Carmen Nuland said...

Right now I'm just doing regular sewing. I want to get into hand quilting and piecing. But frankly, I'd be happy to win any of these.

giddy99 said...

I like the 40wt and 50wt, but I've not tried the rest yet, either!

Chelsea said...

Thanks so much for the giveaway!

I adore aurifil's 50 weight cotton and use it for all of my hand and machine sewing. I'd love to try the 12 weight wool for hand quilting but haven't been able to find it locally.

lowbeamstudios.com said...

I have only used Aurifil to weave and look forward to using it in one of my new quilts, especially with how you have gushed about it. -Ericka, from quilt guild

lowbeamstudios.com said...

I have only used Aurifil to weave and look forward to using it in one of my new quilts, especially with how you have gushed about it. -Ericka, from quilt guild

Stacy said...

I would choose the 100 percent cotton for machine piecing, what a great giveaway, thanks for a chance! stacyburgoon@yahoo.com

Stacy said...

I would love to try the 100 percent cotton for machine piecing, what a great giveaway, thanks for a chance!

Marcia W. said...

I have not used Aurifil and have read good reviews. The 50 wt sounds good to try out for piecing. Thanks for the chance.

cherylj said...

I have used the 50wt and love it so I would like to try some of their other types of thread

alioop said...

I would love the opportunity of trying the Aurifil threads. I've seen that most quilters use them but I've never had the opportunity. The quilting shops I visit dont' seem to stock Aurifil. Thanks for the opportunity of winning such a fantastic prize.

Kelly said...

Hi. I've been eyeing the Aurifil threads for some time. I'd love to try the 50W or 40W cotton threads. Thanks for the giveaway!
k3ll3yb0b at gmail dot com

craftytammie said...

I want to try the mako 50 wt - i just took a FMQ class and she recommended aurifil!

Peggy said...

I'd like to try the 50 weight thread.
Thanks,
Peggy
peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

Teresa said...

I would love to try Auriful. I just got a Janome 6300 and am having issues with the thread that I had always used with my previous machine. I need a good thread for machine quilting.

kats3meow said...

I am a sewing beginner with a new machine...so I am still learning things. I already have 5 projects that I am working on simultaneously. I like doing some machine appliqué and just regular sewing. It would truly be an amazing blessing to win such wonderful threads. Thanks for offering this fantastic contest!

Courtneysews said...

I'd love to try the 100% cotton mako 40wt. Thanks for the great give-away!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

what beautiful thread - I machine piece and hand quilt - would love any of it!

Abbigail said...

I would love to try 100% Cotton Mako' 50wt for machine piecing. The sampler pkg. would be wonderful or the large spool.

Mindelicious said...

I'd love to try any of them, because I've never used any of them! I'm new to quilting. Thanks for the chance!

linda pritchard said...

never tryed Aurifil tread before, so winning some would be a good time to start useing it on my quilts. Linda-P@live.com.au

missadenasew4real said...

I would like to try the 28 wt for hand quilting. I love using Aurifil for piecing.

Thanks!
missadenaej@yahoo.com

beachiesews said...

I would love to try the 50 wt...I have read many good reviews and would love to give it a try! Thanks for the opportunity!

Mary Mac said...

I haave cross stitch for 40 years and have used Aurifil thread for my projects. This thread is just beautiful in color and texture.

Kathy MacKie said...

Would love the wool thread but all is good, right!

Renee G said...

I've been wanting to try this thread. I'm more of a stitcher than a quilter, but the 40 wt sounds like it would be good for everything.
rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOT)com

Samantha Williams said...

I would love to try any of the variegated colors in 40wt. I have a slight obsession with beautifully colored threads.

confessionsofatwinmom(at)gmail(dot)com

Mommarock said...

I am very big on hand work, so I would love to try the Aurifil that is made for hand piecing. I have never used it before, so it would be a special treat for me. Thank you for a chance to win in your giveaway. I found your blog through Sew Cal Gals blog.

cpup40 said...

I would love to try the 100% Cotton Mako' 50 wt. I have never used Aurifil Thread before, but I'd love to try it. Thank you for having this giveaway.

Katie said...

I have heard great things about Aurifil thread but never tried it. I would love to try the 100% Cotton Mako' 50wt thread for longarm quilting.

Andrea said...

I would love to win some thread. I have just started to use aurifil and like it. Only have tried the 50 wt in black. It would be fun to experiment with any of the weights!

Dawn said...

You popped up on my Google +1 today. Alex Veronelli (Aurifil) is advertising your giveaway!! Sooo awesome!
I use some of the 50 wt cotton but would love to try the 28 wt for a small hand quilting project I'm going to work on soon.
Great giveaway! Thanks for a chance to win.
I am also adding you to my Google reader.

Susan Evans said...

My sister turned me on to Aurifil and I have one spool of white which I have been using for all my piecing.
I love hand quilting and I would like to try Aurifil.

Frederique said...

Great threads, and nice colors! I'd love to try them.
Hi from French polynesia!

sacree5421@netscape.net said...

would love to try the 40wt.... thanx for the opportunity....

s cree

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