Thursday, March 3, 2016

Welcome, Aurifil + Giveaway!

*This giveaway is now closed, and the winner, Melissa, has been contacted! Congrats!!*

I'm excited to announce that Aurifil is an official sponsor of this blog! If you've never heard of Aurifil threads, you're in for a treat! 






Aurifil thread is known for their cotton (in 12, 28, 40, and 50 weights), but they also produce floss, wool, variegated polyester for the longarm, and monofilament invisible thread. My machine (a Janome MC 6300) loves Aurifil mainly because it doesn't tangle and creates very little lint (apparently unusual for a cotton thread). By the way, if you'd like to see videos of how to use the thread for different purposes, check out this page on their site.



Cotton Color Chart - courtesy of Aurifil - just a few in the spectrum!




 
Plus, Aurifil thread is super fine (I use 50 weight primarily) and I love that my bobbins fill up a bit more than other threads I've used. I feel like I'm getting more for my money's worth! Plus, it comes in 252 colors, many of which are available at the Fat Quarter Shop. I've been using it for my piecing and quilting since 2014 and I haven't looked back (Dove Gray #2600 is my most often used color).
 
Aurifil is a huge supporter of the quilting and sewing community, and I'm proud to partner with them!


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Giveaway


Today, to celebrate our new partnership, Aurifil is giving away (1) - 12 large spool collection - "Small Wonders" by Mary Fons. That's a LOT of thread, people!





How to enter: You will receive 1 entry for each of the following for up to 3 entries. Please read below for for more giveaway details.

1. Follow Quilty Habit via Bloglovin, email, Feedly, Facebook, Instagram, etc. (let me know one way you follow)
2. Follow Aurifil via their blog, Instagram, Facebook, etc. (let me know one way you follow)

3. Visit this page and tell me which designer thread box would meet your quilting or sewing wants/needs and WHY. Scroll over each box to see the colors. There are some amazing palettes in there! I'd love Espirit Folk Art by Marianne Burn because it speaks to my purple-loving soul, and it's my perfect spring palette!
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Details:
  • This giveaway will run from 3/3 - 3/10 at 7PM EST. 
  • I will choose a giveaway winner with the Random Number Generator and email them. 
  • Aurifil will ship internationally to a shipping address that is NOT a PO box. 
  • If your email is not connected to the account you post entries with, please leave it in one of your comments. I often pick giveaway winners who I cannot find email addresses for, and it gets passed on to another winner!


Thank you to Aurifil for their generosity! Best of luck!
P.S. You can always see more about my sponsors and disclosure here

449 comments:

  1. I follow Quilty Habit on Feedly.
    Robby H. at bolderbakeratgmaildotcom

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  2. Yay Jess, congrats! Of course I follow you <3

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  3. I actually would love the perfect box of neutrals by Pat Sloan. Can't go wrong with them!

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  4. And I follow Aurifil on FB.

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  5. I love the purples and blues in the Zingy collection!

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  6. I have to say that 'Seascape Collection' is filled with colors I love to work with. Such beautiful thread might even persuade me to practice my FMQ skills enough to go a little crazy with those colors on the top of a quilt. Thanks to you and Aurifil for the generous giveaway.

    RobbyH at bolderbakeratgmaildotcom

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  7. I've been wanting the Carolyn Friedlander Botanics collection for a while. The colors in that collection will fill holes in my thread stash and match all of CF's awesome fabrics :)

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  8. Fabulous give away! I follow you on IG.

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  9. The collection "Dancing Umbrellas" would suit my sewing needs well. The colors are those I tend to like and it contains some useful neutrals.

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  10. Wow, congratulations, Jess - this is super exciting! I follow you via Bloglovin.

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  11. Oh man, that is so much temptation! I really like the Seascape collection, though. Those are colors I use all the time (blue!). <3

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  12. I follow your blog on feedly!

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  13. I follow you on bloglovin churcae(at)auburn.edu

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  14. I follow Aurifil on Facebook and Instagram! Love their threads! churcae(at)auburn.edu

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  15. Perfect Box of Neutrals is a bit boring, but so useful!

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  16. i follow aurifil on bloglovin

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  17. I follow you are Aurifil on facebook and bloglovin. Thanks for the great giveaway. lisaursino@msn.com

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  18. Seascape Collection would be perfect for a wedding gift I'm working on!

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  19. I like the Seascape Collection of threads. I get your blog through Feedly.

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  20. Love the threads - Sparkle by Sarah Vedeler is one of my favorite's - her work is gorgeous and on my bucket list of To Dos! Would love some of those colors!!! churcae(at)auburn(dot)edu

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  21. Love the threads - Sparkle by Sarah Vedeler is one of my favorite's - her work is gorgeous and on my bucket list of To Dos! Would love some of those colors!!! churcae(at)auburn(dot)edu

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  22. I love the threads and follow you regularily. Thanks Linda

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  23. I follow you on Bloglovin and on Instagram. Love the give away!

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  24. I like Pat Sloan's box of basics. I prefer neutrals for piecing and quilting. Love how the greys blend in when quilting!

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  25. I follow Aurifil Thread on Instagram.

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  26. I follow you via bloglovin'!

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  27. I like the linen and lace box because of the variety, though i'm not sold on the color selection.

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  28. I follow you on Bloglovin and Instagram

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  29. I follow Aurifil on Instagram, FB, and Twitter

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  30. I think Michele Scott's Prism Collection looks like a fun assortment to play with. I need more variegated threads in my life.

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  31. I am a faithful follower via bloglovin

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  32. I do my piecing with either a very light beige or grey thread and the basic box works but for pure fun I would want to own the "I can fly - citrus" collection by Mark Lapinski......love those colors!

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  33. Quilting Heart by Pat Bravo would be fantastic! I have lots of Art Gallery fabrics to use and this would compliment them nicely :)

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  34. Love the perfect basics by Pat Sloan-- I do a lot of piecing with light fabrics!

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  35. I follow you via Bloglovin and your newsletter! :0) xx

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  36. I follow you on Bloglovin and Instagram!

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  37. I LOVE Aurifil Threads, but if I have to choose one, it would be Tula Pink Premium Collection!!

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  38. I follow Aurifil on Instagram

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  39. I follow you through Blogger.com

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  40. Following Quilty Habit on Bloglovin'. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  41. Following Aurifil's blog on Bloglovin'. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  42. If I have to pick one collection it would be Paper Ink...all those shades of gray & tan are universal for quilting with any color or pattern. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  43. Now following Auribuzz on bloglovin!

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  44. Perfect Box of Neutrals - I'm learning Neutrals are easier to sew with, less changing threads.
    Perfect Box of Colors - i still love the rainbow colors. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  45. I am in love with the Prism Collection because I really want to do some experimenting quilting with variegated thread- and the colors are amazing! Thank you!!

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  46. Exciting news! I follow you via Bloglovin. Thx.

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  47. I follow you on Bloglovin.

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  48. I follow Aurifil on bloglovin and in my feed reader!

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  49. I like the Pat Sloan box of neutrals. I'm a beginner so I don't need colored threads showing my mistakes!

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  50. Following you via email. jvermunt(at)shaw(dot)ca
    Thanks, Joanne

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  51. I follow Aurifil on Pinterest. jvermunt(at)shaw(dot)ca
    Thanks, Joanne

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  52. I like the Esprit Folk Art box - I think I could easily use up every color in that box - I tend to pick lots of fabrics in those colors. Thanks, Joanne jvermunt(at)shaw(dot)ca

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  53. I follow you on IG
    drlbennett

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  54. I follow Aurifil on IG
    drlbennett

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  55. I'd like to try the sashiko collection because I've been wanting to try some big stitch hand quilting with 12wt thread (autocorrect initially changed "sashiko" to "sashimi". I guess it's hungry.)
    drlbennett at gmail dot com

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  56. I follow Aurifil via Instagram

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  57. I follow you on Feedly. Thanks for blogging!

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  58. I follow Aurifil on the Auribuzz blog on Feedly as well.

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  59. Those basics by Pat Sloan are right up my alley. :O)

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  60. I would choose the Esprit Folk Art by Marianne Byrne because I mainly sew for my daughters and always come back to more girly fabrics

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  61. I get your e-mail posts.

    anndunn24(at)gmail.com

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  62. I suscribe to Aurifil's newsletter.

    anndunn24(at)gmail.com

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  63. After viewing the Aurifil collections, I like Simplify and Arizona.

    anndunn24(at)gmail.com

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  64. Hi....I follow Quilty Habit via email....thank for a chance to win!

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  65. I follow Aurifil via their blog on Wordpress and am subscribed to their newsletter.

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  66. I wear fruits and veggies but the over the rainbow is pretty also. I have no idea which is my favorite!

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  67. I would jump at the chance to have ANY of their thread collections but in particular I'd like Edyta's Threads....the colors are perfect for a basket quilt top I've made....thanks again for 3 chances to win.

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  68. I follow you through your blog when it comes to my e-mail. I guess that is bloglovin.

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  69. I'm following via bloglovin' grecomara at gmail dot com

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  70. I follow Aurifil's blog, Facebook and on IG.

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  71. I would love the Fruits and veggies thread collection by Pat Sloan. Thanks for the suggestion to look up threads...now I'm going to eat a clementine.

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  72. I follow Aurifil through facebook.

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  73. I follow Aurifil via Bloglovin

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  74. Love Aurifil! and would love more wool threads, so one of the big boxes of wool like Esprit Folk Art, would be awesome, but I also like it when the designers do a mix and Bari J's Premium Cotton looks so pretty, especially love it when they use Variegated threads!

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  75. I love the Tula pink premium collection. I love variegated thread and I have a lot of Tula that it would coordinate with

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  76. Sunday best would be my go to pallette. It has the neutrals for piecing as well as some fun colors for accent quilting.

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  77. I just started to follow you via Instagram @liashandmades

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  78. I'm following Aurifil on Instagram and Facebook :)

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  79. Jess,
    Turquoise and corals speak to me so I love Aurora by Leah Duncan.
    Thank you.

    bluestarof2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  80. Jess I receive your emails and the monthly Wonky Press.

    bluestarof2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  81. The thread box I would love most from the thread pages is Pat Sloan's 'The Perfect Box of Colors' because it is just that, I love rainbow colours as well :) But I also love the Prism one with all the variegated ones. :)

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  82. I follow Aurifil on Facebook
    Like you I love that my bobbin seems to be fuller and lasts longer w/their threads.

    bluestarof2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  83. I'd love to have the I Can Fly Citrus Collection. I think having bright threads to quilt with would help me to really focus on improving my quilting. No hiding lazy stitching with those threads!

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  84. I follow Quiltyhabit by blog.
    cork@pa.rr.com

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  85. I follow Auribuzz by bloglovin.I have switched over to only Aurifil as my piecing and applique thred, I love it!
    cork@pa.rr.com

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  86. What! This giveaway is awesome! And I'll enter almost any giveaway for Aurifil. I follow you, like, everywhere.

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  87. I also follow Aurifil, like, everywhere.

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  88. Congrats on the new sponsorship. I started using Aurifil last year and love it. I follow you on Bloglovin.

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  89. Very hard question/choice, I want them all! I am new to applique, and would like Treasure Chest, I think it would be very useful. I guess I can't match every fabric out there, but one of every color of Aurifil would sure help!!
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    cork@pa.rr.com

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  90. I really like the Bold Beauty box because I need more purple threads in my life. But I also love the Paper Ink box for all the greys!

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  91. I follow you on Bloglovin. Thanks and congrats!

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  92. I am following quilty habit via blog lovin
    Iain.ross30 at gmail dot com

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  93. I am following aurifil via IG x
    Iain.ross30 at gmail dot com

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  94. Torn between Essentials by Alison Glass or Carolyn Friedlander's Botanics. Going with Botanics.

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  95. I follow Aurifil on Instagram and Facebook.

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  96. I have plenty of Aurifil in neutrals, so I would love to add some color. I love the Color Me Happy collection by Vanessa Christenson.

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  97. I would pick the basics collection. Being new to quilting I think this would be a good starter palate for me x
    Iain.ross30 at gmail dot com

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  98. I follow you by email and get the wonky press. I'm so glad that I do.

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  99. I follow by email auribuzz.wordpress.com and really enjoy the content.

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  100. So many choices for the aurifil boxes! I have quite a few "neutral" colours of aurifil in 50 wt. I'd love more choice to quilt with so, Pat Sloan's Basic 12 Colors for Machine Quilting and Appliqué would be fabulous.

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  101. Congrats with the new sponsor! Aurifil tread is so very wonderful. I understand you are happy! I follow you by email and IG. I really enjoy the things you write. Thanks for a chance to win!
    cottonpaperflowers at gmail dot com

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  102. I follow aurifil via IG!
    cottonpaperflowers at gmail dot com

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  103. I haven't tried Aurifil thread yet but would love to. Pat Sloan's Basic 12 Colors for Machine Quilting and Applique would be a good place to start!

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  104. I had a hard time 'choosing' from the Aurifil website untill I came across the special Botanics collection by Carolyn Friedlander. I am currently collecting many of her fabrics for a quilt and would love to have matching threads! Thanks again for the chance to win!
    cottonpaperflowers at gmail dot com

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  105. I follow you on Bloglovin and Instagram!

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  106. I follow Aurifil on Facebook and Instagram!

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  107. My favorite has to be Botanics by Carolyn Friedlander. I just love all her fabrics.

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  108. Congrats on the sponsorship! I follow you through bloglovin'

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  109. I have no fancy colored thread and I have a rainbow quilt to quilt, so I would get Pat Sloan's perfect box of colors!

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  110. Congratulations and sure more sponsors to come.

    I do follow you by email.

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  111. Love Pat Sloan's colors because they are happy colors

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  112. Hard to choose only one favorite so anyone would be welcome.If I have to choose one would be the basic collection.

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  113. I now follow the aurafil blog via email.

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  114. Hi! I follow you via email!
    Carol S.
    sandyzoo45@comcast.net

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  115. I just ordered the"Simplify" collection so I'll say it is my favorite, today. I always piece with neutrals but started a hand applique project so I needed some color. This is a wonderful collection.

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  116. I follow Aurifil on Facebook!
    Carol S.
    sandyzoo45@comcast.net

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  117. I would like the Painted Ink collection-I like the basics!
    Carol S
    sandyzoo45@comcast.net

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  118. I follow aurifil on Instagram

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  119. I follow on bloglovin (ebcallender)

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  120. I follow Aurifil on instagram (minse25).

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  121. I love Over the Rainbow. Such beautiful bright colors that will fill in some of the gaps in my thread colors and make a beautiful contrast for my next quilted project, which is a new purse in blues.

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  122. I love the simply color set. I love the rainbow of bright colors!

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  123. I follow Aurifil on facebook (Susan Ryan-Walter).

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  124. I love the Perfect Box of Neutrals!

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  125. Love the Basic Collection by Mark Lipinski simply because it contains such useful neutrals--

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  126. I am now following the Aurifil blog by email.

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  127. I would be most interested in the Fruits and Veggies threads, followed by the I Can Fly - Blue Collection.

    And silly me, it took a while before I realized if you hover over the picture, it would show you the threads within the box. At first I thought, "How crazy that they're showing us the box with the thread colors just barely peeking out."

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    1. Yes! I thought the same thing! Of course, i cant hover on my ipad...so, im just gonna take a guess based on what i can see!

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  128. I follow you via email. How great that Aurifil is your new sponsor!

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  129. Jess, congratulations on a great new sponsor! I follow you via email.

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  130. I follow Aurifil via email--really enjoy their blog.

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  131. I adore countless collections, but my current fave is Vanessa Christenson's Over the Rainbow. I love the soft colors and I'm a rainbow addict!

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  132. Fabulous sponsor! Lucky gal! I follow you by email! Thanks for the chance!

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  133. I have followed Aurifil on Facebook and Pinterest for quite some time! Love Aurifil!

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  134. I follow you via email. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  135. I follow Aurifil on Face Book. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  136. I like the Fruits and Vegies collection. They're good for you, aren't they?

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  137. I follow you with GFC and FB.

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  138. I follow the Aurifil blog by email.

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  139. I like the Basic Collection as the colors go with anything I might stitch.

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  140. Wow, that's a lot of thread boxes to choose from! My top choice would be Prism Collection
    by Michele Scott because they are all variegated and I love quilting with variegated thread!

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  141. I must admit I have been sewing for along time and have never heard of this thread line. I love the seascape collection. the thread looks yummy! thanks for the chance to try some of this.

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  142. I follow you via Bloglovin (Cassandra (at) thenotsodramaticlife (dot) com)

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  143. I follow Aurifil on Instagram

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  144. I love Aurifil and use it almost exclusively. Lately I have been enjoying mixing several thread colors in the quilting of a single piece. I have found this to be particularly effective with bright, rich colors mixed with a neutral. I would love to use the threads in the Alison Glass Essentials box.

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  145. I follow you on bloglovin! :)

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  146. I would use mostly the Perfect Box of Neutrals or any of the Basic boxes. Love Aurifil thread!

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  147. I follow Aurifil via Feedly and FB

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  148. I prefer to work with neutrals so I would pick the basics collection

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  149. I follow Quilty Habit via Bloglovin.

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  150. I've got Aurifil covered via Instagram.

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  151. I follow Quilty Habit via Bloglovin.

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  152. I follow Aurifil on BL and FB.

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  153. I like the Pat Bravo Neutrals.

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  154. My favorite collection has to be Prism by Michele Scott. I love the colors and the fact that they are all variegated.

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  155. I follow Aurifil on Facebook, and probably on Instagram too!

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  156. I'm drawn towards Pat Sloan's fruits and veggies.. such happy colors!!

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  157. I follow Aurifil blog by email and Facebook too.

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  158. I love Perfect Box of neutrals by Pat Sloan because I can't choose only one designer box.

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  159. I follow Quilty Habit via email.

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  160. I follow Aurifil's blog via email.

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  161. Mark Lipinski's Basic Collection meets all of my piecing needs. These are colors that go with every thing.

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  162. I am a Quilty Habit follower on Bloglovin'!

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  163. I have "liked" Aurifil on facebook...long ago!

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