Monday, January 6, 2014

Stitch On Prints Experiment and Aurifil Giveaway

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 Decor HZL-F300 that 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 needle, loaded Aurifil 12 wt #5005 (Medium Turquoise) to the top spool and Aurifil 50 wt #5005 in the bobbin! I am so tickled with the results!

Edge Sewing Presser Foot - I set the needle position to the left and used the guide of the foot to follow the line were I stitched the 2 1/2" strips together!
Note: if you do not have this foot you can use your straight stitch foot!


Beautiful perfect stitches for a couple projects I was working on for Christmas for my oldest daughter Ashley.

The 2 1/2" strips started out as fat quarters, so 22" long. I made (2) quilted panels.

I purchased my fabrics from Cuts of Cotton - Minimalista/Turquoise & an Aqua/Chartreuse FQ Bundles and my threads are all Aurifil!

As you can see the thread really stands out! A pouch for her makeup and one for that little important junk
(gum, change, etc..) a woman keeps in her purse, made from the scraps leftovers after I made her purse!


My daughter Ashley and my grandson David! My husband and I took David to visit his mom and give her a Christmas! She loved the purse and pouches!

The Giveaway

Aurifil 12 wt. Spools
#4667 - Nutty Nougat (variegated)
#1135 - Pale Yellow

Giveaway
How To Enter


Open to everyone (if you are no-reply leave your e-mail in the comment or you can't win).

1. Every year Aurifil has a Block Of The Month by some of the best designers in the world (including a free pattern and prizes if you complete the block) and I love all the information you get on the block designer for that month. So for a chance to win in the draw, visit the Aurifil Blog and tell me what you learned about the designer for January? (I even gave you a link)
2014 Designer Of The Month Challenge - January

2. If you have any hand stitching or experimented with any thread on your home sewing machine please share! Leave a separate comment with a link! I love looking and sharing your projects!

3. If you are a follower of this blog you get an additional chance! Please leave a separate comment! New followers are always welcome!

That makes (3) possible comments per person!
(You can edit a comment after you post it)!

The one lucky winner will receive the (2) spools of 12 wt. Aurifil thread from above!

This giveaway starts Monday, January 6, 2014 and ends January 19, 2014, at midnight and winner will be announced
January 20, 2014!

Cannot wait to buy Aurifil!

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Good Luck and Happy New Years from In The Boon Docks! My blog Anniversary is tomorrow it is hard to believe it's been two years already. Thank you for standing by me and "In The Boon Docks"!

Thank for you stopping by!
Let's create and be unique!
Lisa

Giveaway Over

119 comments:

  1. I learned she is from a small town in Germany...I love her designs

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  5. It is a nice stitch! Reminds me a leather stitch line, which is awesome. Hope you're well. Looks like the new year is starting right!

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  6. I have used several different types of thread on my machine, but love Aurifil the best. I've only used the 40 wt. and the 50 wt.

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  7. I learned that there was a 2014 Designer BOM. I'm big on BOM's and QA's. I can't believe that I missed this one! I love Pat Sloan!

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  8. I also follow you on bloglovin'. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  9. Brigette gave her first project (cut with scissors) to her mother who still uses it!

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  10. I have experimented with heavier thread but I put it in the bobbin and sewed upside down.

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  11. Zen Chic is the designer and she is from Germany and has three kids.

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  12. I recently tried some sewing with metallic threads. Interesting to use. I have some of the heavier threads but haven't used them yet.

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  13. I learned that she has a delightful looking studio! I love the circles on the walls.

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  14. I follow your delightful blog. Your blue quilt is beautiful!

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  15. I'm a follower! Love that Aurifil thread...

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  16. Brigitte designs under the name Zen Chic and has three beautiful children. Beautiful quilts.

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  17. Brigitte is german & I love her designs.

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  18. Yay I am a follower :) The stitches are so standouty and gorgeous!!

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  19. I didn't realize Farbstoff was her blog! I never put 2 and 2 together!!!

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  20. I had already read Brigette's Aurifil review, I finally found out how she can make such wonderful designs and that she is perfectly happy with the studio she has.

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  21. I follow your blog. I LOVE your fun purses! What a GREAT Christmas gift! But I have never tried Aurifil.

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  22. I love Brigitte's fabrics - I learned that she has a degree in Interior Design!

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  23. Brigitte uses the grid method to sew her half square triangles much more efficiently and accurately.

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  24. Brigitte Heitland is from Germany and her company name is Zen Chic. She is a modern quiter. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  25. Follow you on bloglovin. Happy New Year.
    24Tangent@gmail.com

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  26. I found that she doesnt like binding.

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  27. I learned that she like many quilter's learn it from their Grandmothers. I did too!

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  28. I learned that she likes the design process most and dislikes binding the quilt . I feel the same as she does.

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  29. I love that she discovered quilting at the age of 40!

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  30. I had no idea about 2 things, one that Zen Chic has thread packs that match her fabric line and that machine thread comes in heavier weights. I love the stitching on your pouches!!

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  31. bridgitte designs as zen chic, is from Germany, and is excited to be in the book "Where Women Create"

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  32. i have been trying hand quilting
    www.sewgoldenachance.blogspot.com/2013/09/i_like_hand_quilting.html

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  33. I love, love, love Aurifil thread! -- soparkaveataoldotcom

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    1. I follow by email. -- soparkaveataoldotcom

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  34. I do follow your blog by e-mail! dezertsuz at gmail

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  35. I was interested, when I first read the interview last week, to see that it was Kaffe Fasset who inspired her to quilt, because that would never have done it for me. We are all so different!
    dezertsuz at gmail

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  36. I do a lot of hand embroidery and cq. I haven't used the Aurifil threads for that yet, but I have some of the wool to try on a wool project this year. dezertsuz at gmail (same as desertskyquilts, but different blog)

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    1. And I meant to say thanks for the giveaway chance!

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  37. I learned she lives in Werther, Germany and they have a wonderful ice cream shop there!

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  38. I've been really excited about trying 28 and 12 wt on a quilt--finally just got some for a current mini. Should the stars align just right, I will be able to try it out later this week!

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  39. The designer is from Germany and is associated with Gen Chic.

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  40. Good Morning, I am a new today follower. I found you in a FB post, showing off the threads on this quilt top. I was intrigued to see how it was done. I haven't as yet used this tread, however would be 'liking' to use it, perhaps to enhance raw edge appliques. I do love a giveaway

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  41. Ah! another chance too win. A quilt along, & BOM's are a great way to try new ideas, and I've read the information on January's designer, Bridgitte, of Zen Chic has been linked with several you tube videos I've watched. One designer in a world of fabrics, what's not to love.

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  42. I do not do hand stitching, I use several machines to sew my projects. I have used a 12 wt thread to accent, with top stitching on bags and totes. I love the way that adds a design element in matching or contrasting thread. Now to use it on a jelly roll quilt I am not particularly happy with.

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  43. I machine stitch but interested in your machine techniques. I have never tried 12 wt but would like to give it a go and see if I can do it. I once tried using floss and hand wound my bobbins then that got too tedious and just pulled up from my lap through the bobbin, not that smooth, so I gave up until I see this, maybe I will give it a try, do I need a special machine needle?

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  44. Love Aurifil thread and the possibilities.

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  45. I learned she has her dream studio! So jealous! My sewing is all done in my crowded bedroom.

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  46. She has a degree in interior design. What a neat dimension that must add to her quilting!

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  47. I am new to hand stitching and have recently taken it up. Here is a link to my blog post where I talk about my experiences thus far. http://hideawayfarm.wordpress.com/2013/11/17/adventures-in-hand-quilting/

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  48. I am a new follower via bloglovin' :)

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  49. I have tried using Perle cotton in my upper thread before and it works too - you have to sew fairly slow with it, but it does work!

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  50. The January designer is Brigitte Heitland. And I'm very curious about your new Juki machine - I hope you'll post about it. I am just becoming a follower now, so maybe you already have!

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  51. I'm a follower now! Thanks for the chance. I recently took a class with Susan Cleveland and she uses heavier threads a lot too. Her main hint was 'the thicker the thread, the longer the stitch length.'
    Pam

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  52. I'd already signed up to attend a two-day workshop that Brigitte Heitland will be giving at the Oakville Sewing Centre in May this year. So I'd been to her Zen Chic web site below. I can't wait to meet her in person. I wonder if she always uses Aurifil?

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  53. I learned her first project was a simple windmill table runner with half square triangles.

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  54. Love to try it out all the Way to Germany. Lovely Thread.
    Regards Sylvia

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  55. Thank you for sharing this. I never think of using heavier thread in my machine for quilting. This is great.

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  56. I learned she doesn't like sewing on binding - which I don't either! No one else has ever admitted that.

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  57. I learned that Brigitte Heitland is from Germany and her company name is Zen Chic.

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  58. I found out that when she made her first quilt, she used scissors and no rotary cutter, just like I did too.

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  59. Aurfil is great thread. I like they way it worked for you and will have to give the heavier thread a try. Great instruction.

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  60. I'd love to know just what she doesnt like about sewing on binding.

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  61. I love embroidering embellishments. On the machine, I sometimes use a heavier thred with one of the decorative stitch patterns.

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  62. I learned we all have parts of quilt making that we do not enjoy, no matter the skill level.

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  63. I already follow your blog with bloglovin. I'm keeping my fingers crossed on this giveaway. I love Aurifil but I've not tried this weight of thread yet.

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  64. Here's a link to an Instagram photo of a cross stitch sampler I'm working on. I now have the center done and have started working on the border, which is a whole lot of roses.

    http://instagram.com/p/hlaCn8OJ6F/

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    1. This shows a little more: http://instagram.com/p/inRgGfOJ9z/

      By the way, I like the look of your stitches with the 12 wt.

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  65. I really like your blog and am just starting to use some of the newer threads on the market so would really like to win some. My mother taught me to sew before I was in my teens and that was many! decades ago. Virginia

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  66. I learned that I have good company in that I also enjoy the planning stage of quiltmaking, although I do so on graph paper rather than on a computer. -- soparkaveataoldotcom

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  67. Brigitte Heitland is a modern quilter from Germany

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  68. I haven't done very much hand stitching. More sewing by machine.

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  69. I am an e-mail follower and have wanted to try auriful for quite some times and haven't gotten around to ordering any.

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  70. I learned that she has a degree in interior design…and it shows!!! Enjoyed the interview :)

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  71. I learned that Brigitte's favorite part of quilting is the planning phase and her least favorite part is the binding! Me too!
    Dawn
    array-dawn at cox dot net

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  72. I follow you on bloglovin' and I'm lovin' it! : )
    Dawn
    array-dawn at cox dot net

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  73. I also like to experiment with different threads and textures and weights. I enjoy working with the metallic threads the most. I'll sometimes use two spools at once in order for the metallic thread to really show up!
    Dawn
    array-dawn at cox dot net

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  74. That she is german, not scandinavian as I thought!

    jachelno(at)gmail(dot)com

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  75. January Designer of the Month Brigitte Heitland's 3 favorite colors of Aurifil thread are blue, turquoise, and yellow. These colors are currently the colors matching her new collection Sphere.

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  76. I haven't yet experimented with many different threads on my sewing machine. I would like to start sewing with various types of thread.

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  77. Bloglovin follower: Nicole Sender.

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  78. LINK to a cute Wall Hanging: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/187110559492004366/

    cobaltt16@yahoo.com

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  79. HAPPY TO FOLLOW YOU ON BLOG LOVIN'!

    cobaltt16@yahoo.com

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  80. Hi, Thanks for a neat giveaway!
    I learned that I really like her designs!

    cobaltt16@yahoo.com

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  81. Hi, I learned about the new 'Sphere' colors>sound so neat!
    Thanks for sharing!

    cobaltt16@yahoo.com

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  82. I learned that she is someone who doesn't like binding....but it's not the part that you normally hear people complaining about, the hand stitching! She doesn't like the machine sewing part b/c it's bulky!

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  83. I really like Brigitte Heitland's designs. She is from Germany.

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  84. Visiting my son here in NE but I am from WV. I tried to get onto your blog a few days ago but hit a glitch. I have a question..I am thinking of another machine for use in quilting. I like to freemotion but need a l larger throat space than my Bernina offers. Juki seems to be at the top of my list but I am unsure since there is no local dealer. Would you reccommend Juki as far as quality stitches are cancerned?

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