Friday, August 30, 2013

Stitch on Prints and Aurifil Giveaway

Stitch On Prints

Welcome to "In The Boon Docks - Stitch on Prints"


A few of the things I use to create my projects

Thread

Recently, a reader asked me what was some of my favorite things to use to sew with and listen up: I love Aurifil threads in any weight! I sew with Aurifil thread because I truly believe it is the best thread to sew with it. Aurifil glides through fabric whether I am machine sewing or hand sewing!

Machine Sewing - It does not leave a bunch of thread dust (I don't know the technical term for the crap that gathers on your machine! Making you have to clean out your bobbin case after every project!). I do clean mine out often but that is another post! I use other 50 wt thread because honestly I do not own ever color Aurifil makes, which is a lot, and I pay for it myself. I won a sample pack on another blog and tested the 50 wt. on my sewing machine no breakage, and not a lot of thread dust. That means a lot to me because I hate both! I bought the 50 wt. threads in collections on sale at







They carry most of Aurifil 's 50 wt. collections!


Hand Sewing - The Aurifil company sponsors the giveaways for "Stitch On Prints" and gives me some 12 wt. thread to use on my projects and giveaways to offer you a chance to use it each month. Pretty nice of them I would say but once again I don't have an unending supply of colors. So on occasion I buy it myself and use it. I can tell you I would use it over anything out there even if they didn't sponsor the giveaway, which I hope they will for a long time!
Thank you AURIFIL for your support!

Swaps

I recently created this pouch for a flickr swap
Simple & Sweet Scrappy Swap. In this swap you make a pouch, cut (50) 5" squares, and a notion. You mail out your package and you get one back. It is great fun and a new group will be signing up soon, so check it out if you are interested in trying a swap on flickr.

It gives me a reason to hand stitch something unusual making it mine! You can do it too! I hope you will follow along on this journey with me and show us your links to your unique hand stitched items. Whether they are for swaps, family, gifts, or yourself I would love to see them!



Butterfly
Pouch Size: 10" wide x 10.5" Tall
Fabric: fussy cut scrap
Thread: Aurifil Mako 28 wt. 2730
Stitch: Stem Stitch


Blue Kona Sides
Fabric: Blue Kona Solid, Robert Kaufman, scrap
Thread: Aurifil Mako' NE 12/2 3910 ( I love this Yellow)
Stitch: Running Stitch


Back fabric: So Deer scraps, Simply Color scraps, Gray/white Dot scrap
Machine Sewing Thread: Aurifil Mako' 50 wt. 4060 & 2024

Reference Book for "Stitch On Prints"

I checked out this new book, 3 months ago, from the library handsewn - the essential techniques for tailoring and embellishment by Margaret Rowan, published by Interweave and it is excellent! I have maxed out how many times I can recheck it out. It is time to buy!

Now, today I am purchasing this book from eBay (best price, I could find on the internet) to use as a reference for "Stitch on Prints"! It has every stitch in it anyone would ever need or want plus more. I am amazed at the detailed photography and instructions. If you are looking for the total package for hand sewing I feel this is it. Go to you local library and check it out, ask them to order it if they don't have a copy or follow the link and purchase a copy like me. I have to give others a chance to use it at our local library.

I am giving you my honest opinion and have not been paid to promote this book! I think that is what I should say, so you know "I love this book"!


GIVEaWAY

Aurifil Mako 12 wt. 2615 & 4657

Aurifil Mako 12 wt. 2730 (same blue I used in this months project) & 4663

Our awesome friends at Aurifil have provided (4) spools of thread for the Giveaway. This month I used Aurifil 12 wt. & 28 wt. threads for my hand stitching.

This giveaway is open to all! It ends on September 8, 2013 at midnight!
If you are a no-reply blogger leave an email!

1. The question is: What is your favorite Aurifil Collection? Go here to pick one Aurifil Collections

2. If you leave me a link in the comments to a stitching you did!
(No link, no entry)

3. Follow the Aurifil Blog and come back leave a separate comment. (If you are a follower on their blog already tell me in this comment)

4. If you follow "In The Boon Docks" you get another chance. Just leave it in a seperate comment!

Four possible chances to win!

So a couple of my favorite things: Aurifil Threads and the book, handsewn by Margaret Rowan! More on this topic later! Have a great weekend and thank you for stopping by "In The Boon Docks"!


Until next time,
Create and be unique,
Lisa

Since I finished the pouch this week I am going to link up with Richard and Tanya

92 comments:

  1. I like Brigitte Heitland's collection!

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  2. and I follow the Aurifil blog!

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  3. I love Pat Bravo's quilting heart:)

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  4. I love the Splendor 1920 collection by Bari Ackerman. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  5. I really like the colors in the SAQA collection.

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  6. I did most of this owl with Aurifil threads.

    http://rachel-thelifeofriley.blogspot.com/2013/08/four-in-art-reveal-owl.html

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  7. I follow the Aurifil blog (i love them)

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  8. Ok - first comment for me: I follow you - yay!!

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  9. Ooooo I LOVE the Super Cool collection - I adore using the 40 weight and that collection looks like it has super cool yummy colours!!!!

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  10. I just began following you.Your site is packed with so much!

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  11. Tula Pink's Premium Collection is my favourite.
    Thanks for the chance!

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  12. Here's some hand stitching that I did:
    http://bandgquilts.wordpress.com/2013/05/14/honeycomb-pillow-times-three/

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  13. I follow the Aurifil Blog on Bloglovin.

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  14. And of course I follow In The Boon Docks on Bloglovin.

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  15. Since I picked up Tula's new book, City Sampler & joined the blog hop- I would
    pick TULA PINK PREMIUM COLLECTION.

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  16. I like Pat Sloans Eat Your Fruits and Veggies.

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  17. Of course I follow In the Boon Docks.

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  18. II already follow aurifil since I live their threads.

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  19. Here is the link to all my project www.quiltingfiesta.blogspot.com

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  20. http://titanpink.blogspot.com/2013/08/queen-of-hexagons-i-so-want-to-be.html

    is a link to my latest stichy

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  21. Prism is my favorite by Michele Scott.

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  22. The Tula pink collection is one of my favorites.

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  23. I follow in the boon docks blog via bloglovin

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  24. I have things on my blog I have hand stitched embroidered and smocked. http://tammytopsewndesign.blogspot.com/2013/08/my-first-time-1st-part-is-finished.html

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  25. I follow Aurifils blog and facebook.

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  26. I like the Tula Pink collection. Thank you for the chance to win. They don't sell Aurifil in my town and I ordered some white on ebay and I love it!!

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  27. You should work for Aurifil - your writing is very compelling! I like the Over the Rainbow collection. And I love those arty pouches! Thanks for sharing!

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  28. Here is a link to a stitching I did: http://www.flickr.com/photos/94170785@N08/
    I'm too shy to be a blogger, but I can handle Flickr :)

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  29. I follow Auribuzz on Bloglovin.

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  30. I follow your delightful blog on Bloglovin too.

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  31. My favorite collection is the Tula Pink collection!

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  32. I follow In the Boon Docks with feedly and bloglovin.

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  33. I follow the Aurofil blog with emails!

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  34. I really like the Tula Pink premium Collection. Thanks for a great giveaway.
    ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

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  35. I already follow your blog.
    ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

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  36. BOLD BEAUTY
    is the collection I like right now but that could change lol.
    smjohns63 at yahoo dot com

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  37. I signed up to follow aurifil blog.
    smjohns63 at yahoo dot com

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  38. I follow you via email, thanks for the giveaway.
    smjohns63 at yahoo dot com

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  39. I really like the Flats collection by Angela Yosten.

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  40. I already follow the Aurifil Blog.

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  41. I already follow In The Boon Docks on Blogin'.

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  42. I love Camille Roskelly's collection!

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  43. I follow "In the Boon Docks" on blog lovin.

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  44. I follow Aurifil blog and on facebook.

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  45. Here's a library tote I made my son!
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/66628585@N08/6059882193/

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  46. I follow the Aurfil blog on Bloglovin and FB

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  47. I adore the Tula Pink Premium collection! Thanks for the giveaway.

    onehotstove AT gmail DOT com

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  48. Here are two quilts I finished recently:
    http://www.onehotstove.blogspot.com/2013/08/mid-summer-2013.html

    onehotstove AT gmail DOT com

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  49. I haven't tried Aurfil thread yet. I live in Mexico and can't find it down here. But when I do try some I think it will be the Pat Sloan Basic 12 color for machine piecing and quilting 40 wt.
    thelady at hotmail.com

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  50. I follow the Aurfil blog and also get their email.
    thelady at hotmail.com

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  51. Of course I follow you, and thanks for the chance to win this giveaway.
    thelady at hotmail.com

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  52. I'm a follower. thanks for the chance

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  53. http://www.aurifil.com/SiteAurifil/HOUSE.html this is my favorite collection

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  54. I love Tula Pink collection!! Thank you or the chance!

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  55. Pat Bravo's Eye Candy is gorgeous! Love those soft colors.

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  56. Here's a handstitching product I did recently.
    http://www.lilypatchquilts.com/2013/08/love-is-spoken-here.html

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  57. I follow Aurifil on FB. They don't have a blogger option so FB was the next best option for me.

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  58. My Favorite is the Quilting Heart collection. Beautiful!!!

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  59. I used Aurifil 12 wt. to hand-quilt.
    http://sewincrediblycrazy.blogspot.com/2013/08/not-your-mothers-flower-garden-quilt.html
    I would love to have some more colors to work with. ;)

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  60. HAPPY TO FOLLOW YOU ON BLOG LOVIN'!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  61. HAPPY TO FOLLOW AURIFIL ON FB+BLOG LOVIN'!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  62. HELLO,MY FAVORITE IS THE QUILTERS HEART COLLECTION!
    THANKS TO YOU+SPONSORS!

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  63. Beginning some Christmas placemat gifts for friends,using Aurifil 2460 for the piecing and top-stitching>so fun to stitch!
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/82207728@N06/9202754778/

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  64. I like Pat Sloan's collection.

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  65. I already subscribe to Aurifill's blog.

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  66. I follow you via a Bookmark under my Favorites folder.

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  67. Here's a link to a finished project last year:
    http://girottifamily.typepad.com/mountain_musings/2012/04/birthday-quilt-for-a-friend.html

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