A while back, Lynne asked if I might be interested in trying out some Aurifil thread and maybe doing a little giveaway. I accepted her offer and was thrilled when I received the thread and sample color/weight cards. I had no idea that there was so much variety to thread content, weight and so many beautiful colors!
Now you all know how I love a bold look when I quilt by hand, and if you don't know what I mean, check out this and this. So I was anxious to try the heavier weight threads to see how they turned out. I started out playing with the 12/2 weight, 50% acrylic/50%wool thread and absolutely love it. I'm not including any pictures here, because I'd like to do a little quilt sandwich with it and wash it to make sure it will hold up to my rigorous use and washing of a quilt. I wash all my quilts like they are a pair of jeans, basically, so I'm hoping the wool won't shrink in the project. So that will have to wait for another day.
For now, I picked some lovely 100% egyptian cotton 12/2 weight and used it to quilt the Unity quilt (which by the way, I was able to cut, sew, quilt and bind in 5 days, mostly after work! I'm so excited to have been able to get it done so quickly since our friend's wedding is coming up in a little over a week) and it quilted like a dream.
I really love the simple and bold look this heavier weight thread gives to the quilt. Thank-you Lynne, and thank you Alex for the opportunity to use this thread. Now I need to get more because I am absolutely addicted!
So now, you have a chance to win a sample packs of Aurifil thread to try yourself! All you need to do is leave one comment on this post and tell me what kind of thread you normally use to sew and quilt with and I'll choose 4 winners on Saturday, Sept 24th. For this giveaway, winners must live in the US to win. (so sorry lovely international friends, I'm trying to keep postage costs to a minimum)
Giveaway now closed!