Friday, October 3, 2014

Black and White Aurifil Giveaway

Black and White
Back to basics
with thread


This is a hands-on giveaway!

1. If you win you have to sew something (anything) with the
Aurifil threads you are sent within 30 days and share it here!

2. Give your opinion if you like it or not!

That's it!

When I started sewing
I bought two colors of thread one white and one black!
All the other colors didn't come into my life until
I decided to stitch in the ditch on some potholders.
I still use more black and white thread than any other colors!
(white for everything light colored
and black for the darker colors)!

What color thread do you use the most?


I want to get Aurifil 50 wt. thread in the hands
of every person who sews and let them
see the results for themselves!

It is the best thread in the world!
One large spool will last a very longtime,
why because there is more thread on the spool!
Less lint and breakage!


They make great toys too!
(When your 20 months)
Aurifil 50 wt. is a multipurpose thread
My very helpful assistant enjoyed our photo shoot!


This is an Aurifil sponsored giveaway!
Please visit their site to find out
all the uses for Aurifil 50 wt. threads


Some common sense advice

- Keep the machine clean while stitching.

- Brush the lint away from the needle
every time you change the top thread.
(I use a small soft bristle paintbrush to do it)

- Clean out the bobbin area
every time you change the bobbin.
(It takes seconds to do)

- Lint is not only caused by thread but
by the fabrics and stabilizers.

- Read your machine manual,
under Machine Maintenance
on how to clean the
feed dog and bobbin case holder!
Then remove the lint and dirt.
I clean mine after each small project
and several times when piecing a quilt!


Do you want to get your hands
on (2) large spools of Aurifil 50 wt. thread ?

(#2021 & #2692)
Well here is your chance!


How To Enter Giveaway

Open to everyone
(if you are no-reply leave your e-mail in the comment or you can't win).
Note to Google+ users if your email is not in your profile no one can reach you - so leave an e-mail.

1. Read about the Aurifil Designer of the Month Jane Davidson, come back and leave a comment about something you learned about her!

2. Follow "In The Boon Docks"
New followers are always welcome or if you are a current follower leave a second comment!

3. What color thread do you use the most?

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

This giveaway starts today, Friday, October 3, 2014, and ends
Wednesday, October 15, 2014, at midnight and winner will be announced
October 16, 2014!


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

This giveaway is sponsored by Aurifil but all opinions are my own!

Want to buy now - Fat Quarter Shop is offering a 20% discount if you buy (2) large spools (#2021 & #2692) of Aurifil 50 wt. thread using code bwthread86 expires October 15, 2014.

171 comments:

  1. I learned Jane Davidson is from Austrailia.

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  2. I follow you via Bloglovin'.

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  3. I use white thread the most. I need to branch out to more colors. Thanks for the giveaway and the discount code for thread.

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  4. I use grey thread for piecing and shocking pink or turquoise for top stitching.

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  5. I learnd she dreams of an extra room for her longarm.

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  6. Jane says "slow down to avoid mistakes" is so true!

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  7. I have an almost empty large white reel on my machine, so thats what I use the most. The large white one, just like the one you are giving away. Hehehe. I love Aurifil!

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  8. She says she is drawn to most quilts because she appreciates the work placed in every and each one of them.

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  9. I just bought my first spool of Aurifil it was ivory. I loved it.

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  10. Jane Davidson is not only a quilter - she makes shoes too!

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  11. I'm a follower with Bloglovin'. Thanks.

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  12. I use gray thread the most - it seems to go with everything.

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  13. I loved reading about Jane. She is a most interesting and inspiring quilter. And she made her own shoes!! Cool!! Thanks for the giveaway! I've never used Aurifil thread before, so it would be a great way to try it.

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  14. I mostly use white or cream colored thread for piecing. When quilting, I often use white or cream but depending on the quilt, I change the threads according to the predominate color in the quilt.

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  15. I am a black or white girl for piecing. I use a lot of neutral colors to quilt. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  16. I follow In the Boon Docks on Bloglovin. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  17. Jane's mom looks like she was an awesome person. I love that they are dog people too. I really want to know more about the quilt in the picture http://auribuzz.files.wordpress.com/2014/09/dsmollydog.jpg?w=584&h=874 crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  18. I found out Jane dabbled in music, piano and cello. Very multi talented :)

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  19. I like to use ecru for most sewing, except darks.

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  20. I follow...and have never used Aurifil before!!

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  21. I learned that she hasn't finished the 1st quilt she started! Same here lol!

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  22. I use white most, then a light gray second.

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  23. I follow Quilt Jane but WOW biomedical science.. that is cool!!!

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  24. She has a degree in Biomedical Science and Business IT -- VERY impressive! :)

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  25. I follow you through Bloglovin.

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  26. I probably use more white and off white than anything, but black is a close second.

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  27. HI, I learned she dreams of an extra room for her longarm sewing!
    Thanks for a neat giveaway!

    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  28. HAPPY TO FOLLOW "IN THE BOON DOCKS" ON BLOG LOVIN'!

    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  29. HI, I use 2021 a lot !
    Thanks for sharing!
    HAPPY STITCHING!

    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  30. Jane makes her own shoes. That's talent right there.

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  31. I'm a follower via GFC and Bloglovin.

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  32. Off white or ivory is my standby unless I'm working on dark fabrics. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

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  33. I found out that Jane makes her own shoes... That is awesome!!

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  34. I follow you vgiua Bloglovin'!!

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    1. Wow! How did that typo happen... It should read "via"!!

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  35. My sewing machine and bobbins are always loaded with off-white thread.

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  36. To slow down you make fewer mistakes.

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  37. She has a soft spot for applique! I tend to use a neutral beige unless I want to use individual colors for the quilting to match what is in the block.
    Thanks for the chance. (celiaambrose@hotmail.com) I can't change the google setting, so I have to use my regular email when I post a comment.

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  38. I just signed up to follow your blog. Thanks! (celiaambrose@hotmail.com)

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  39. I learned that Jane's best friend is Rosie.

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  40. I am a follower of your blog. lfahrlander@cox.net

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  41. I use a blue grey from their line. lfahrlander@cox.net

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  42. I have learned that she came from Sciences fields before started quilting, quite a change... :)

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  43. White Whiter an White- almost always use white :) Thanks so much for this great giveaway!

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  44. I use either white or grey the most, I'm not sure! I am a matchy matchy girl so I love using threads that match whatever I'm sewing!

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  45. I love that Jane looks at quilts like artwork not just a sewn blanket, I definitely sew for the art of it and I really appreciate another person who looks at them the same even if it's not her taste she still appreciates it all!

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  46. She doesn't like cutting besides fussy cutting. Thanks for the chance!

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  47. The thread color I use most is white.

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  48. I learned that Jane, whose blog I love to read, started quilting at 19 and hates the cutting part of the quilt process.

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  49. The thread color I use most is white.

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  50. I follow In the Boondocks on bloglovin'.

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  51. Jane has an adorable "quilting dog" named Jasper.

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  52. I use a cream colored thread the most. I use it for all of my piecing.

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  53. I am a follower :) Waving at you!!! Happy Sunday! Love your pint-sized assistant!

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  54. She loves the quilt design process. I do too

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  55. I love that she used purple as the background in one of her quilts.

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  56. I learned that Jane made hand sewn dolls when she was young
    nridder@hurontel.on.ca

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  57. I follow In the boon docks via bloglovin'
    nridder@hurontel.on.ca

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  58. I use mainly grey thread. Just found a green khaki in the Aurifil line that surprisingly matches a lot of fabric colours. Have been hoarding it so i haven't tried it yet. nridder@hurontel.on.ca

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  59. I use mostly white or natural color thread for piecing.

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  60. Jane has tried many interesting crafts including making shoes.
    The thread I use most is grey, light or dark. I love Aurifil, but have a hard time finding bigger spools in quilt shops.

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  61. Jane's favorite place is Dolan's Bay.

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  62. I'm a follower via email. Thanks for the chance to win some great Autigil thread.

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  63. I learned that Jane actually made a pair of shoes!

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  64. I follow your wonderful blog via Bloglovin. Thanks for the fun!

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  65. Jane grew up in Dolans Bay near Sydney Australia.

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  66. I probably use cream/natural the most.

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  67. I learned that no one in Jane's family had quilted before.

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  68. The most used thread here is white, followed closely by beige.

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  69. I mostly use off white or gray.

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  70. I didn't know Jane was Australian

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  71. Aurifil color 2021 is what I use most. Next is 2024.

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  72. I always use a light grey or lavender...black with black. I've heard so much about Aurifil...but have NEVER tried it. I'm curious if it will really make a difference....hmmmmm....

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  73. I've been a GFC follower and have ya right on my blogroll. :)

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  74. I met Jane at Quilt Market several years ago but I didn't know about her growing up years. She is an amazing person. I wish I had known who she was when I met her, I would have been ever so much more awed. But then I would have been much more worried about what I was saying. Thanks.

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  75. I'd love to sew something and critique Aurifull. I sew mostly with an off white. Thanks.

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  76. I follow you via Bloglovin.
    Thanks,
    Peggy
    peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

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  77. White is my main color for quilting.
    Thanks,
    Peggy
    peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

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  78. She still has the first quilt she quilted.
    Thanks,
    Peggy
    peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

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  79. Cutting is her least favorite part of quilting, unless its "Fussy" cutting.

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  80. Lisa I'm already a follower of "in the boon docks"
    THank you for your inspiration.

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  81. Gold, tangerine are my most used colors of thread. I love my bright warm colors:)

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  82. I didn't know she is from Australia.

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  83. I have been following with GFC.

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  84. I read the very interesting interview with Jane and found that she taught herself to sew and made doll clothes when she was a girl.
    Pauline

    perry94022 at hotmail dot com

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  85. I follow In The Boon Docks blog.
    Pauline

    perry94022 at hotmail dot com

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  86. Unless the fabric is white - I generally use light grey or medium grey - they seem to blend in with most fabrics I use - and it's Aurifil of course - love it.
    Pauline

    perry94022 at hotmail dot com

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  87. I use an off-white (almost beige) thread most often. svonfumetti at yahoo dot com

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  88. I learned that she likes applique quilts.
    I use white thread the most often. I've never tried Aurifil, so would love to try it.
    I follow via Bloglovin.

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  89. Jane Davidson said that cutting fabric is her least favorite part of the quilt making process, unless it’s fussy cutting. I agree! Thanks for the give away! jacklynnsteven at netzero dot com

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  90. I am a follower via Bloglovin'. jacklynnsteven at netzero dot com

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  91. I'm just like you, white and black, with winter white thrown in for off white fabrics, ecru is too creamy. jacklynnsteven at netzero dot com

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  92. I learned cutting fabric is her least favorite thing about quilting
    cooladam1 at live dot com

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  93. I follow via bloglovin
    cooladam1 at live dot com

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  94. I use cream colored thread the most
    cooladam1 at live dot com

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  95. Gotta respect a gal who can make shoes from scratch.

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  96. I use an off white thread the most.

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  97. She is redoing the first quilt she ever made.

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  98. I follow your blog through email, and also on pinterest

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  99. I think I use black and white thread pretty evenly depending on the project I am working on.

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  100. Jane was in the medical field before she became big in quilting.

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  101. I use Aurifil cream or light grey colors most often!

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  102. I love using aurifil greys too - very versatile but pale yellow is also good.
    mumbird3atgmail.com

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  103. I think it is cool Jane was in biomedical...me too!
    mumbird3atgmail.com

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  104. I use grey thread for piecing.

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  105. I like all light and dark greys the best. Just found your site and am looking forward to following!

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  106. QuiltJane's dog is named Jasper he's so cute.

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  107. I'm a follower through Bloglovin.

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  108. I learned to slow down to make less mistakes

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  109. She is from Australia. sarah@forrussia.org

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  110. My favorite thread to use is white. sarah@forrussia.org

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  111. I follow you on bloglovin. sarah@forrussia.org

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  112. I use white Aurifil more than any other thread!

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  113. I was inspired to make Jane's block today:-)

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  114. I use a cream colored thread that I buy at a local discount store. I haven't tried Aurifil yet. Gasp. I'd like to try some. kthurn@bektel.com

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  115. I follow In the Boon Docks on Bloglovin and get email updates. Always interesting. kthurn@bektel.com

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  116. Jane's first quilt is a UFO. I finished my first quilt, used it for about 15 years and then sold it at a yard sale for a dollar and have regretted selling it since. kthurn@bektel.com

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  117. I follow you via Bloglovin'.
    hulseybg at gmail dot com

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  118. I use natural mostly. It's not as blaring as white is.
    hulseybg at gmail dot com

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  119. I learned her dog's name is Jasper.

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  120. I follow you on GFC! I like to keep my machine clean with compressed air.

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  121. I use White Aurifil more than any other, but the Dove Grey is a very close second!

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  122. I learned that Jane Brisbane *Is* QuiltJane! I love her colorful stuff and retake on the Churn dash block and I find it very interesting she has a background in playing both cello and oboe!

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  123. What an awesome artist she is! I've never tried Aurifil.........and I hardly ever use white or black. I don't think I have either in any thread. Would like to try it out.

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  124. Funny that Sue hasn't finished her first quilt! Thanks for the chance!

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  125. I clicked to follow several of your Pinterest boards. Thanks for the chance!

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  126. I haven't sewn enough to have a favorite thread color. Currently using grey - but it looks like pencil marks so not sure about that. I liked using red and lima bean green. I like using thread that shows up the quilting design. Thanks for the chance!

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  127. I learned her passion is designing the quilt.

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  128. I use white colored thread the most/

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  129. Hi,
    I follow you via Bloglovin!
    Thanks so much for the giveaway,
    Jacqueline in Pitt Meadows
    snausages22@yahoo.ca

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  130. Hi,
    I use dark taupe for my bobbin thread and light taupe for my needle thread almost exclusively as I never seem to be able to find black or white thread!
    Thanks so much for the giveaway,
    Jacqueline in Pitt Meadows
    snausages22@yahoo.ca

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  131. Hi,
    Cutting fabric out is Jane's least favourite part of quilting. She also taught herself to sew at a young age.
    Thanks so much for the giveaway,
    Jacqueline in Pitt Meadows
    snausages22@yahoo.ca

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I love a two way conversation! Comments are appreciated!