Stitch On Prints
Welcome to "In The Boon Docks - Stitch on Prints"
A few of the things I use to create my projects
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!
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!
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"!
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!
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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,
Since I finished the pouch this week I am going to link up with Richard and Tanya