Monday, February 27, 2012

Color Inspiration & An Aurifil GIVEAWAY : :

Tangerine &

My creation
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Tangerine, oranges, and coral really are everywhere these days, aren't they? I love it! It's such a happy, vibrant color. I am especially loving it paired with purple! When putting together this new mosaic, I had to search for another colorful house. That purple one was pinned just a little less than a million times I think! Thanks Michael!!

This week, I'm loving the oranges in my stash!

Orange &

So bright and pretty!

Orange &

With all this gorgeous color, I thought today would be the perfect day to giveaway some lovely, very colorful threads!

I have been enjoying Aurifil threads to use in my own projects for a couple of weeks now. I can honestly say, that threads really do make a huge difference, especially when they come in colors as brilliant as these!

Aurifil Giveaway!!

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Aurifil sent me five Sampler Packs of colorful threads to giveaway to my readers, each having 5 spools! I'm so happy that there will be FIVE WINNERS this time!!

My creation

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Enter to Win!

Here's how,
 
1. Simply leave a comment here in this post. I'd love to know what your very favorite thread color is, besides white of course! (one entry)
2. Follow Aurifil on facebook. Just let me know that you did by making a separate comment here to record that entry. (one entry)
3. My followers get a third entry! Whether you follow me here or on Facebook, just let me know that you do by making a separate comment here to record that entry. (one entry)
 
That’s 3 possible entries! Enter now through Wednesday, February 29th. Mr. Random will pick the winner and I will announce their name in a new post here on the blog.
 
* Note * This giveaway is open to EVERYONE! If you're a "no reply" or anonymous commenter, please remember to include your email address in your comment so that I can contact you should you win!
 
Good Luck everyone!!!  I will be away for the next couple of days to deal with some personal issues. I wish you all a wonderful start to another new week! Take care!!

1,032 comments:

  1. Ohhh beautiful! I love all blues & hardly ever have any in thread stash because that must be what I use most often! This is a great giveaway thanks!

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  2. I also follow your site through blogger!

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  3. Just went over to facebook and liked both Aurifil & you! (I thought I had liked you over there before...bad me for not! :-)

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  4. I want to live in that orange house. NOW!
    My most used thread is blue.

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  5. Lovely! If I have to sew something visible and I don't have a matching color tread, I use something contrasting, often enough black. But I'm adding to my treadstash ;)

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  6. I follow you on Reader!

    (and hope all goes well for you.)

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  7. and I already follow Aurifil on FB.

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  8. Mostly I use beige thread but those Aurifil look great.

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  9. I love to use beautiful threads for plying my handspun yarn, especially variegated threads. Neutral colored variegated are my favorites- the hand dyed colors still shine through.

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  10. My favorite color thread is red. I'd love to try some of these Aurifil threads, I hope I'm lucky!

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  11. I also follow your blog. Thanks for the chance!

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  12. My fave thread color is purple! Not the most used, but definitely most fave! What great sampler packs! Thanks to both of you for the giveaway.

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  13. My favourite colours are orange, pink, and green! I love bright colours! Black thread is probably my go-to though!

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  14. Liked Aurifil on FB. Thanks again to you both!

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  15. I follow Aurifil on FB! Thanks for the nice giveaway!

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  16. Love this post... orange is my FAVORITE color!! My favorite thread color is a variagated pink.

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  17. I follow you here and on Facebook!!

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  18. My favorite color of thread is blue ... but winning a package of these colors would encourage me to be a bit braver!

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  19. Yes, I am a follower of your blog and your flickr acount ;-)

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  20. WOW that orange house is amazing! I've been using a lot of yellow thread lately :)

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  21. I like Aurifil on Facebook :)

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  22. Anndddd I'm a happy follower!

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  23. I follow Aurifil on Facebook.

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  24. My favorite thread color is blue/green(teal) but I usually use cream the most.

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  25. My favorite color is some form of shade of red - I just love red. BUT this year I am drifting toward tangerines, purples and greens, so I guess I really don't know. Thank you for this wonderful giveaway.

    sandyb720@gmail.com

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  26. I follow you on Facebook - thanks for the giveaways!

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  27. I love the photos....so beautiful, so bold. I am usually a beige or blue kind of girl, but thinking now of doing something more bold.

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  28. I'm loving the orange thread! Matches all that great fabric.

    Tammi
    (songsiren1@yahoo.com)

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  29. I already follow you on FB and I just 'liked' Aurifil.

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  30. I follow Aurifil on facebook.

    Thank you!

    sandyb720@gmail.com

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  31. I follow you everywhere:) !!!

    sandyb720@gmail.com

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  32. My favorite color is green ,but I use beige the most .Love your orange colors !

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  33. Nice colors! My favorite color to sew with is gray. It seems to blend in well.

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  34. I also follow you on Facebook.

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  35. I also follow you on Facebook!

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  36. And I am a follower of Aurifil on FB!

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  37. I love these! I follow you on fb and your blog and liked aurifil on fb. I think the color I run out of the most is a cream, but I love the aquas and oranges the best! Lovely colors!

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  38. At the moment my favorite color thread is royal purple or silver metalic.

    sowingstitches [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  39. I'm boring and use tan & gray, but I'm trying to branch out! Love using Aurifil

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  40. I love gray thread.
    nydia@nydiakehnlephotography.com

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  41. I follow you on FB!
    The tangerine is shouting warm sunny days! Love it! Maybe it will chase away the cold damp days of winter into an early spring.

    sowingstitches [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  42. I liked Aurifil on FB!

    sowingstitches [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  43. I am a follower of Aurifil on FB!

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  44. Hmm, with the amount of teal and greens in my stash and projects.. most certainly variations of green! :)

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  45. I already follow Aurifil on facebook which is how I found out about this great giveaway. I'm not sure I have a favorite color because I think every color is fantastic. I love red, but lately orange has been a favorite ever since Pat Sloan did an orange challenge a year or so ago I have loved orange. I use grey aurifil to piece with and I try to use coordinating multicolor threads to quilt with. I just love color in general!!

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  46. I would love to try these threads. My favorite thread color is beige or off white. I sew mostly with the neutrals.

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  47. I follow you on facebook! erin dot nath at gmail dot com

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  48. My favourite colour is pink, no its definitely blue, no its yellow, or orange, maybe purple? Do I have to decide right now?! It will change by tomorrow,I love colour.

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  49. Pretty pretty threads! erin dot nath at gmail dot com

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  50. Favorite thread color?? Would have to be gray for piecing a quilt together. I find it's a great neutral color.

    BTW- Orange has always been my favorite color, so I am happy, happy that it's the color of the year!!

    My very first sewing project when I was 12 was a button down, bowling-type shirt made of solid orange cotton. I wore that shirt proudly.

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  51. My favorite color is blue,any shade or even varigated.

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  52. I love variegated threads for quilting. I used a rainbow thread on a scrap quilt, and is was surprising how well it disappeared!

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  53. I am a follower of your lovely blog.

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  54. Blue is probably what I use most. Love the threads!

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  55. I'm a follower here! Thanks for the chance to win. I've heard Aurifil is one of the best for hand-piecing.

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  56. Right now my favorite thread color is teal (goes so nice with orange) or this weird mauvey purple I just picked up for no reason.
    daisyquilt1 at netzero dot net

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  57. I follow you and Aurifil on Facebook

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  58. I also follow Aurifil on Facebook (and twitter!).

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  59. I follow you on facebook
    daisyquilt1 at netzero dot net

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  60. Thank you for the giveaway! My favorite thread color would have to be turquoise...reminds me of the beach.

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  61. I follow Aurifil on facebook
    daisyquilt1 at netzero dot net

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  62. My favourite colour is blue. I would love to try some of those threads as there seems to be a lot of interest in them.
    Judith
    judithlynes(at)btinternet(dot)com

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  63. After white (and cream), I guess I would have to go with navy blue. However, I just tried invisible thread, though, and fot that particular project, it was the right choice. I am fickle... I know!

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  64. I am now following Aurifil on Facebook.

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  65. I am quite into orange right now also. I have an orange and white quilt to finish up and it doesn't match a single room in my house! I guess it's just such a happy summery color that makes it hard to resist!

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  66. I am a very happy follower of your blog!

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  67. I am a follower of your blog and Facebook.
    SallyKingemail@gmail.com
    www.BabyStepsQuilting.com

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  68. My favourite colour thread? I have really no idea... I know I hardly have any pink (but a little girl - how is that possible?) and love the whole rainbow :-)

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  69. I follow Aurifil on Facebook and their newsletter.
    SallyKingemail@gmail.com
    www.BabyStepsQuilting.com

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  70. I LOVE all that orange fabric. My favorite color of thread is blue--Any color of blue. I would really love to win this thread. I have never had a chance to use it, but I have heard so much about it. Joyce--ccarter13@windstream.net

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  71. Orange has never been my favorite color as I have red hair, however, I do really like to see orange in quilts. It really punches it up.
    SallyKingemail@gmail.com
    www.BabyStepsQuilting.com

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  72. I already follow Aurifil on Facebook. Joyce-ccarter13@windstream.net

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  73. Rosetta. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  74. i love my aurifil thread. i use grey by the cone for piecing. it just blends into everything.

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  75. I "liked" you on Facebook. Joyce--ccarter13@windstream.net

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  76. I would love to try Aurifil thread!

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  77. I liked Aurifil on FB a few weeks back!

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  78. Right now-- I love variegated thread!

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  79. Right now-- I love variegated thread!

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  80. I don't really have a favorite thread, but I have been looking more recently at threads made with Egyptian cotton because it is said that they are less dusty. Thank you!

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  81. I follow Aurifil on facebook! (and you, of course!)

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  82. And, I follow your blog as well, you're very inspirational to me. Thank you!

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  83. Ooh, I don't have a favorite colored thread, but I tend to use brown a lot because of my fabric choices, lol!

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  84. I'm a follower of your site, thanks!

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  85. I follow Aurilfil on Facebook too, thanks!

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  86. Hard to pick a favorite color, but I would probably pick purple!

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  87. I follow you on facebook, and am also a follower of your blog!

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  88. Hmmm favorite? Actually it is white1 LOL Maybe a gray would be next. Love the orange fabrics!!

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  89. I also follow Aurifil on facebook!

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  90. My favorite is Red then Orange, I rarely even use white anymore.

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  91. Purple is one of my favorite colors for an accent. I have such a small thread stash that any addition would certainly be a plus. This is great!

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  92. I love to quilt with brights and blacks. I seem to be making moire pink things lately too.

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  93. I follow Aurifil on FB and now you. Love your colorful page! Thank you for the giveaway opportunity. I have never used Aurifil but want to very much. I do a lot of thread painting and tend to go for earthtone colors but really like yellow, orange and turquoise and green ! I just love color !

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  94. My favourite thread colours atm are variegated! I love the effect. :)

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  95. I don't need to win the thread but just wanted to comment to tell you that I am envious of your orange stash! I have recently become enraptured with orange myself and just can't seem to get enough of it! It makes me wonder if the hues of orange have changed somewhat this year and make them more attractive to me or if its a new found love? Needless to say...I am in love with ORANGE!! Love your post and your pins! I will be following your blog and will be looking for you on pinterest as well. Have a wonderfully orange day!

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  96. I use brown thread quite often but I love to use bright colors like green and pink.

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  97. I am in love with orange these days! Great looking thread!

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  98. My favorite thread color is light gray, it goes with everything! I do all my piecing with it!

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  99. If I'm sewing things like bags, I like the thread to be contrasting and stand out but I've never tried that with quilting - always a blending in color. I'd love to be brave enough to change that!

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  100. I love these colors, the orange, and tangerines...beautiful collection of fabrics there. Love those colors in threads too...so thats what I would want. Thanks for the giveaway contest, and thanks to Aurifil (again) for the wonderful thread....

    Brenda Sutter
    Angelwings72598@aol.com

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  101. I like Aurifil on facebook. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  102. I follow you on fb and in my reader. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  103. I use white mostly but have been edging off into *shocker!* off white and light grays! But if color is called for, I have no qualms adding it!

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  104. I'm all about turquoise right now and would love to win an aurifil pack...have never used them before but SO want to! :)

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  105. Love Aurifil! Thanks for a chance to win some sewing candy. My favorite color to sew with is beige but I love pink!

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  106. My favorite color is blue. Strangely, I have never used blue thread in a project. I have used purple, black, white, and natural.

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  107. I follow Aurifil on FB. I have to admit that I love all colors but my fave is purple, am making a mystery quilt with purple and plan to use Aurifil (I only use Aurifil) purple to hand quilt it.

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  108. I love to use a rainbow or pastel color mix to machine applique around patches on kids clothes and jeans.

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  109. I follow your blog and on facebook also. Love your color combos. I love to sew but also make jewelry. The combos give me inspiration for my upcoming creations. Keep up all the good giveaways and projects. Love your quilts.

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  110. I love Aurifil! Already a fan on FB. I have to admit that anything purple is my fav... I am making a mystery quilt out of purples and plan to hand quilt it with purple Aurifil of course.

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  111. I just love varigated thread, no matter what the colour! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

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  112. my favorite Aurifil color is 2600 as I can use it to piece almost anything..
    Pam_biswas@yahoo.com
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  113. my favorite Aurifil color is 2600 because I can use it for almost anything.
    pam_biswas@yahoo.com
    thanks for the give a way

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  114. with two girls to sew for, I seem to use a lot of pink thread for topstitching... if I had my way, there would be a lot more blue going on!

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  115. I follow Aurifil on Facebook
    pam_biswas@yahoo.com

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  116. So many great colors! The first spool of thread I used up was hot pink, and the second was orange - no boring white & black for me!!! =)

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  117. I follow you on facebook
    pam_biswas@yahoo.com

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  118. I like blue thread and follow on FB

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  119. the two thread colors i run out of most often (after white, of course) are dark taupe (one that blends with linen) and charcoal grey (my favorite accent color). thanks so much for the chance!

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  120. So I tend to lean towards tans and creams, but it would be nice to branch out with some color!!

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  121. What a nice giveaway. One of the colors I like to use is blue. Thanks for the opportunity to win your giveaway.

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  122. Aurafil is the best thread ever! I've been using it for 5 years! I love to piece quilt blocks with it. I love the colors and the way it looks when I machine quilt! My very favorite. Thread for sure!!!

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  123. I am already a follower. Thanks for the opportunity to win your giveaway.

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  124. Yes, I follow Aurifil on FB for a while now. Thanks for the chances at your giveaway :)

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  125. I love Aurifil, the color I used most are the multipelcolors. greetings from liesbeth

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  126. I'm a follower of Aurifil on facebook greetings from Liesbeth

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  127. I am a follower of your blog as well. I've got an obsession with the blogs and seeing all the new projects and fabrics and meeting so many new people through them.

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  128. I became a follower of you on facebook, greetings from liesbeth

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  129. Hi Maureen, my favorite color of thread to piece with is a soft pale gray by Aurifil. Thanks for the giveaway. Mary

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  130. I already follow Aurifil on Facebook.... Thanks, Mary

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  131. Orange is actually my favorite color, so it's interesting to see it having it's moment now! In terms of thread color, gray is pretty versatile. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  132. I am a follower of yours.
    Love the oranges!

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  133. I just bought some gorgeous orange thread. I love it. Thanks for a great giveaway! :)

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  134. I am a follower here and on Facebook. What will you do with the orange? :-)) Mary

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  135. I became a fan of Aurifil on facebook. Amazing threads.

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