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Aurifil Thread Giveaway - Black and White

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Let's talk thread!

As Quilters and Sewers - thread binds everything we create together.

Some will say the most important item is fabric,
spend the extra on fabric,
I say buy the best thread!

Cheap cotton threads breaks and rots after a few years.
Have a problem with your thread breaking
try a spool of Aurifil 50 wt. thread!
It may just cure it!

Just a side note - if you have old thread that was given to you,
use it as a decoration don't use it in your machine.
Never buy old thread for sewing,
it will just cause you a lot of frustration.


When I needed a bag to hold my smaller rulers,
I chose Aurifil 50 wt thread to zig zag the bag
because it is strong and durable!

I use white to sew almost everything light colored and that includes topstitching. I went back months searching my most used color and go figure it is Aurifil 50 wt. thread #2021, Natural White!

It only goes to say that my other most used color
of Aurifil 50 wt. thread is #2692, Black! Sometimes topstitching has to mat…

Aurifil Thread Giveaway

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Giveaway Closed
Aurifil thread Giveaway Winner

Congratulations
to

gpc august 17, 2014 at 2:00 PM
I was sorry to learn that she didn't feel welcome in her first quilting class. I know you would have made her feel included if you had been the first to meet her! :)

This is not why you won but it is one of the nicest things to be said about me!
Thank you for such a nice comment!

I forgot to post this but not to notify the winner and mail it!
Gail has her winnings of 4 Aurifil 12 wt. Threads!


Thank you all for your comments!
Lisa

The other day was a highlight
in my blogging/sewing career.
When Alex featured this bag on all his sites!
It is very exciting when anything I make
is featured by
Aurifil
the man who makes that happen
Alex Veronelli!
Thank you Alex of Aurifil, you made my day!

Aurifil has always been great to me
and this blog and I appreciate it!

So as a thank you to them
for supporting thread giveaways
at "In The Boon Docks",
lets giveaway a few of
my favorite colors
for hand-sti…

Stitch on Prints February and Giveaway

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Stitch on Prints

Welcome to "In The Boon Docks"! 2014 is going to be the year of Experiments. "Stitch on Prints" is taking a turn from hand stitching only to include experiments in the use of different weights of threads along with varying stitch sizes on your personel sewing machine to create unique looks!

The Giveaway of (2) 12 wt small spools of thread is provided by Aurifil.
Please visit our sponsor sales links provided below when you need a new spool.
Let's Learn about ThreadsSomething different - take a few minutes and watch a few YouTube videos about threads. When I started sewing I knew nothing about threads. When I had trouble with breakage the ladies at my LQS said change brands. Then I learned about Aurifil and I will never turn back.

Quilty: Different types of thread for quilting

Recently, Aurifiland the wonderfully talentedPat Sloan have released several videos

Thread Overview

Machine Piecing

Machine Quilting

Machine Applique

Machine Embroidery

Hand Pi…

What's Up Thursday

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I finished the red pouch for the winner of the Grow Your Blog, Val @ Val's Quilting Studio. I hope she likes it!She has a great blog and could use some new visitors! Maybe some of you could drop by and take a look. It was the Grow Your Blog Giveaway. As I have done before, I used Aurifil 12 wt. thread in my sewing machine to accent! Now I have this pink pouch I finished and have to find a use for it! Do you use pouches to keep your things in around the house or a ziplock bag? I have been going around looking for the ziplocks and replacing them with my pouches! Looks so much neater. Speaking of Aurifil threads I moved all mine into this great Nuts and Bolts holder from the hardware store to have it all together right by my sewing machine. Looking at the hardware store for storage options can be very rewarding. The craft stores have similar products at twice the cost. You would be amazed at what you can find. Finished my block for the Aurifil Designer of the MonthThis months …

Stitch On Prints Experiment and Aurifil Giveaway

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Giveaway Closed!Stitch on Prints

Welcome to "In The Boon Docks"! 2014 is going to be the year of Experiments. "Stitch on Prints" is taking a turn from hand stitching only to include experiments in the use of different weights of threads along with varying stitch sizes on your personel sewing machine to create unique looks!

The Giveaway of (2) 12 wt spools of thread is provided by Aurifil. Please visit our sponsor sales links provided below when you need a new spool.

The other day when I was looking at the Aurifl site and I found this tidbit Aurifil 12 wt Embellishment and Sashiko dreams! I began to experiment with the machine settings, needles, threads and loved the texture of the heavier thread stitched with a sewing machine.

Here is what I did to create this look!

I used these setting on my new Juki Exceed Home DecorHZL-F300that my wonderful hubby bought me for Christmas. What a killer deal that was and better left for another time.

Changed the needle to a 100/16…

Stitch on Prints - December Aurifil Giveaway

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Stitch On Prints

A showcase for hand stitched projects and an Aurifil giveaway. Each month, I show you my latest project and those of others that entered in prior months. I hope you will join us and submit one of your own projects. Aurifil 12 wt. thread is perfect for putting those extra touches on any sewing project! This giveaway is sponsored by Aurifil.

I found this panel Holiday Frost byJan Shade BeachforHenry Glass & Co., Inc., at a LQS. This is my granddaughter's first Christmas and I wanted to make her a quilt her size to mark the event!

This panel even had the marks on were to sew your stitches. The lines come out nice and evenly space.

I used Aurifil # 4670 Silver Fox a beautiful variegated Gray for all the hand stitching on this project! Friends Projects Tammy @ Tammy's Sew N Life Stitched up this label to include in the gift above for a friend who has helped her through recovery. Hand stitching on prints can include many different things and always personalizes a…

Stitch On Prints October Giveaway

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Stitch on Prints

Welcome to "In The Boon Docks" monthly hand stitching projects and Aurifil giveaway. Each month, I show you my latest stitching projects and those of some others that entered the month before. You enter and try to win Aurifil 12 wt. thread, which is perfect for putting those extras on any sewing project! Fabric: The Grove Dusk, The Grove Decor, Birch Fabrics
Machine Thread: Aurifil 50 wt. White
Hand Stitching Thread: Aurifil 12 wt. #3910 (Lemon Ice variegated)
Hand Stitching: purse and strap
I just love this yellow!
As you can see in the photo above, I sewed on my lines before attaching the strap to the purse. This way the knots are not seen once attached! A single strand doubled and knotted.

To achieve the stitching around the top of the handbag go threw the hole in the bottom of the lining. Start in the corner and stitch, hiding the knots between the outside and inside fabrics. Then sew your lining closed. Giving you a more professional look to your han…