Monday, September 3, 2012

Zakka Style Sew-Along {and GIVEAWAY!} : :

Here we are at week 23 of the Zakka Style Sew-Along and it's finally my turn to share!!

Week 23 -- Zakka Style 
Sew-Along!!

This sew along is being led by Lindsey and Amy. They have invited 24 bloggers to sew the projects found in Rashida Coleman-Hale's book, Zakka Style, and what a wonderful book it is! I was lucky enough to be gifted a signed copy when I met Rashida at a sewing retreat in Atlanta -- I love my book!!

Happy Garland Message Board

And, I LOVE my Happy Garland Message Board! This project was designed by Katrien Van Deuren of A bit of Pilli Pilli. I adore her style!

Happy Garland Message Board

Made with Robert Kaufman's Essex Yarn Dyed Linen and colorful fabric scraps, with a sweet stitched bow detail, a little twine, and mini clothes pins -- It's the perfect place to hang a note and was such a fun project! As for my BIG news....I'll be sharing that soon!

Robert Kaufman Linen, Divine Twine, Janome sweet bow stitch, & cute mini clothes pins

If you join in and are making the Happy Garland Message Board this week, don't forget to post a photo of your finished project in the Flickr pool and link it up to Lindsey's blog, LR Stitched, for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to Fabricworm. WOW!! Good luck!

Happy Garland Message Board

Today, I get to giveaway FIVE sample packs of amazing Aurifil Thread! I've been using nothing but Aurifil for several months now and I love it! I'm so excited that five of you will get a chance to win some. A Big thanks to Aurifil for sponsoring this Sew-Along!!

Aurifil Sample Pack Giveaway!!

Enter to Win!
 
Here's how,
 

Simply leave a comment here in this post!  Enter now through Thursday morning, September 6th. Mr. Random will pick the winner and I will announce their name at the bottom of this 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!!
* * * * *  UPDATE  * * * * *

Thank you to all who entered this past weekend's Giveaway!! 

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  From 430 entries, Mr. Random says the lucky FIVE winners are... comments #

 75 --  Colleen
124 -- linda
203 -- Kristi
34 -- Jackie Dudek
11 -- pennydog

Congratulations, friends!!! I will be in touch shortly!
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431 comments:

  1. I keep hearing about Aurifil but haven't seen it where I live. Would love to win some to try!

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  2. I would love to have these .... thanks for the giveaways

    roycedavids at gmail dot com

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  3. I have never used Aurifil and am super curious about it's awesomeness. Thanks for another giveaway!

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  4. Maureen, your hoop is so pretty and happy looking. Can't wait to hear your big news!!

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  5. Cool I love those zakka style projects!

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  6. I'd love to try this new to me thread!

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  7. i've never used aurifil but i'd like to test it out-thanks!

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  8. I'd love to try this new to me thread!

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  9. Darling little hoop & it's always fun to have NEWS!

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  10. I would really really love to win these. Also I have to tell you I LOVE your blog.

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  11. That is wicked cute. I just barely got my book last week so this is the first time I'm participating in the sew-along :( Wish I could have had my book sooner and participated in them all. I love your take on the message board!

    Thanks for the chance to win :)

    sewsimplelife {at} gmail {dot} com

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  12. Oooh, big news coming?! Can't wait!

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  13. Would love to try this thread. Thanks!

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  14. Oh yes, sign me up. I'd love to win some aurifil. Thanks!

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  15. I still haven't tried Aurifil yet. It is on my list. The message board is really cute.

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  16. Ooh, I love aurifil, thanks for the chance.

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  17. Very cute message board hoop! Would love to win some Aurifil, so please count me in! :)

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  18. Would love to try the Aurafil thread - hope to win!!
    Your message board hoop is so cute!

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  19. That message board is adorable!! Thanks for the thread giveaway!

    mandy dot ueda at gmail dot com

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  20. Finally figure out how to post a comment, you have such great giveaways, would love to try Aurifil.

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  21. You're message board is fab!
    I'd love to try the Aurifil threads for myself.

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  22. oh yes please! looks perfect for getting me ready for Christmas making
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  23. Thanks for the chance, hoop is so pretty, love it !

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  24. Your message board is cute. I can't wait to hear your news. Thanks for the chance to win some wonderful Aurifil thread.

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  25. The message board is so cute! Thanks so much for the Aurifil giveaway. It is the BEST thread ever!

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  26. Love the Aurifil thread for sewing but not tried the heavier weight for embroidery. Looks like super fun.

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  27. Love your cute message board! Thanks for hosting the giveaway.

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  28. Thanks for the generous giveaway. Everyone I know who has used Aurifil has said they love it. Would love to find out for myself!

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  29. What a cute message board!! Thanks for another great giveaway! Good luck, Everyone!! :)

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  30. What a cute project! I am adding it, and that cute book to my list of things I would LOVE to do! Thank you for the giveaway too and good luck to all!

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  31. I've heard nothing but great things about Aurifil--I really want to try it!

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  32. That Is the cutest message board / thx for chance to win!!

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  33. I follow your blog on FB and love the projects you post using Aurifil. I met Alex several years ago at Spring Market in SLC, UT, but have only recently started using Aurifil in my sewing projects due to cost. Love how it flows through my machine as I machine applique and would really love to win your giveaway!
    Cynthia

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  34. Great blog and thanks for the chance to win some wonderful thread!

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  35. Aurifil must be awesome!!! Love the colors. Thanks for the opportunity to win. Even if I don't win, I see a shopping trip for thread in my future.

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  36. Adorable garland!
    No Aurifil around and will me thrilled to receive some. Love their colours :)

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  37. What cute projects! I look forward to seeing more.

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  38. Great message board idea.
    hfremin@sbcglobal.net

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  39. Oh how I love aurifil thread! I hope you pick me :)

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  40. Thanks for the give-away!
    I've been using Aurifil thread for a few months and I love it too.
    Did you know the bottom pops off so you can 'trap' the loose end of the thread?

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  41. Thanks for the chance to win. I enjoy your blog.

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  42. What a cute project, and great use of scraps :)
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  43. Love the chance to win, and I really need thread

    cydrunde@mac.com

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  44. these threads look scrumptious...but can't find them in my neck of the woods...good luck everyone....love this idea of a msg hoop...right up my alley

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  45. Happy Labor Day!! I lOve Auriful Thread.
    Thanks for the opportunity!!
    angelaquilts@bellsouth.net

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  46. Oh! Oh! Oh! Oh! Oh! Must have thread to go with growing stash of fabric. :)

    Thanks for the giveaways, it keeps life fun.

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  47. Your hoop looks wonderful, I love the bow!
    Can't wait to hear your big news!

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  48. Oh! Oh! Oh! Oh! Oh! Must have thread to go with growing stash of fabric. :)

    Thanks for the giveaways, it keeps life fun.

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  49. De jolies couleurs pour ces fils!!!

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  50. That project is so lovely! Like your way of making it!

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  51. I've just got to start using Aurifil -- I've heard nothing but good reports about the thread. Thank you for the chance to win!

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  52. Love your message board. Hope I am the lucky winner of Aurifil Thread.

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  53. Love your message board. Hope I am lucky today.

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  54. I love Aurifil, and I should like to win this give-away. greetings from Liesbeth

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  55. I was fortunate enough to work at a Quilt shop for a while where I learned about Aurifil. It is a really nice thread to sew with. love your site. Gave me some renewed inspiration today. Thanks

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  56. I love Aurifil thread! Its not 'linty' like other threads are and love the bigger spools. Its quality thread.

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  57. what a cute idea, very creative.
    pl510

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  58. I would love to have these .... thanks for the giveaways

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  59. What a wonderful way to make sewing even more fun! Love the colors!

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  60. Great Aurifil thread giveaway - love it :-) Have a great day
    Quilthugs from Norway

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  61. What a cute message board. Fantabulous idea! -- LexingtonQuilter (lexingtonquilter@embarqmail.com)

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  62. Oh I love the little bow! How adorable! Can't wait to hear your news! Xx

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  63. I LOVE your Happy garland!!! its beautiful! And Aurifil is my FAVORITE!

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  64. Love the garland, very cheerful!

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  65. Those thread packs look like little rainbows - gorgeous!

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  66. Love the style of the projects! Thanks for a sweet giveaway! Susan purrpage3 at verizon dot net

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  67. I have not tried Aurifil, but have been seeing it pop up here and there, and I am intrigued! Love those vibrant thread colors very much.

    Your mini garland board is adorable! Makes me want to do some more embroidery soon.

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  68. I discovered Aurifil when making my first Bunny Hill project. Love matching colors to the fabrics and love the way it sings through my machine.

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  69. How fun that you were able to meet her in person. The Zakka Style projects have been fun to follow and participate in also. Aurifil Rocks!

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  70. Cute project!!! The projects in the book are just great! Thanks also for this giveaway, And the chance to win.

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  71. The message board is so cute! Need to try this thread!

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  72. That is so cute! I too love her book! I want to make this for my door at school

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  73. Great project!
    I would love to try some Aurifil!

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  74. So cute! I haven't used Aruifil but everyone is talking about it. I want to try it!

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  75. Thank you for the giveaway. I would love to win some Aurifil, it is on my dream list. Very pretty hoop too, bunting always looks so much fun.
    ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

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  76. I've never tried Aurifil, so this would be a great way to try this thread that so many have talked about. Thanks!

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  77. gramstreasures2012@yahoo.comSeptember 3, 2012 at 11:40 AM

    Love Aurifil, use it for everything from hand sewing to machine quilting. Thanks for sharing your project.

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  78. cute garland! i love Aurifil thread.

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  79. I have yet to try Aurifil and would love to give it a go!

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  80. This is very cute! I'd love to test and adopt the aurifil threads, so I try! I'm in France

    unemerceriealacampagne@orange.fr

    Thanks a lot for this game.
    Best regards

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  81. I have the book and love it. hope to win. love aurafil:-)
    deb at dworster at comcast

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  82. This garland banner is so cute I should try it myself. I'd definitely have to get some of those adorable tiny clothespins too.

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  83. So cute! would love to win!
    lguilboATgmailDOTcom

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  84. Wow, the last week snuck up on me! I love this little project!

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  85. Although, I am a bit of a thread junkie, I don't have any Aurafil! This would be great chance to try it.

    The message board is a cute idea--useful too!

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  86. Wishing you a wonderful Fall and Winter 2012 for your quilting and other personal achievements. Blessings and hugs! <3 Lin
    kodiakgerl@hotmail.com

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  87. Oh, what a wonderful giveaway! Aurifil thread is just the very best thread in the whole wide world! I love my collection of colors in 50wt, but I would love to try other weights as well.

    Thanks to Aurifil for sponsoring this giveaway and to you, Maureen, for hosting yet another great giveaway...

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  88. Would love to win these wonderful threads!

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  89. Thank you for the chance to win some Aurifil! I've heard so much about it, and I'd love to give it a try.

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  90. I have never tried this thread would love to win it

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  91. What a cute message board. Great idea. Love it. And, of course, I love Aurifil too!

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  92. I have never heard about Aurifil and now I googled and definitely would like to test it. Thanks for your giveaway!

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  93. I LOVE Aurifil thread! Super cute projects lately.

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  94. I haven't tried this thread before, but would love to win so that I could try.

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  95. The garland message boards are a really cute idea. Thank you for all of the contests.

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  96. I'd love to try these threads. Love the message board! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  97. Darling message board! Thanks for the chance!

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  98. Oooohh, I love Aurifil thread and need some brights colors!! Thanx for the giveaway!

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  99. The little message board is very cute, especially with the tiny clothespins.

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  100. Like your message board. Thanks for the contest.

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  101. nice hoop...aurifil best thread ever for me

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  102. Love the hoop message board- it's adorable. And of course I love Aurifil thread!

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  103. Love the message board...cute! And who doesn't love Aurifil thread??

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  104. I love your hoop, and I am excited to hear what your news is. eatkin85@yahoo.com

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  105. Would love to use this on a new quilt I'm making. Thanks so much for the chance to win it.
    maryruthjones53@hotmail.com
    Thanks again Maureen.
    P.S. I think I'll make that hoop for myself..always forgetting something. LOL

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  106. Love the hoop and have the book ~ so I'll have to make it (my dil will love it).
    The giveaway is exciting ~ would love to win a pack of Aurifil thread! Thanks so much for the chance.

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  107. I love this idea! I have several big hoops just laying around. Thanks!! ps. following you still!

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  108. I've never tried Aurifil, but I'd like to -- my machine hates Mettler with a passion and I have to use Gutterman.

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  109. I've always wondered how my sewing machine would do with Aurifil thread. Love the hoop!

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  110. Your message board is dang cute! I like garlands. I've tried Aurifil and I think it's great. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  111. Oh Maureen what a wonderful giveaway!! I want to try the Aurifil threads. I won a small pkg but haven't had the time yet to try it out....thanks for this chance.

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  112. I keep hearing Aurifil is the best I really need to try it!
    Thanks for the chance to win some!!

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  113. THe message board is such a cute idea. Have never seen Aurifil here, but would love to try their thread.

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  114. Love the message board. I would love to have a chance to try some of the thread. Thanks for the give a way.

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  115. That message board is just way too cute...love it!! Can't wait to hear your big news!! Thanks for the sweet giveaway.

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  116. Awesome!!! Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  117. HI! THIS HOOP IS ADORABLE+USEFUL!
    THANKS FOR SHARING IT+THIS NEAT GIVEAWAY!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  118. I have heard so many good things about Aurifil. Would live to try some.

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  119. I would love to try Aurifil. I love the hoop. I am currently working on a garland for my granddaughter's first birthday.

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  120. Would love to try some new thread - I hear good things about aurofill but its not in my budget at the moment!

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  121. I love this idea. Would make great gifts, especially for kids to give teachers.

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  122. I would love to try Aurifil. I also love the hoop. I am currently working on a garland for my granddaughter's first birthday

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  123. I have used your thread and just love it. It is hard to find, all quilt shops do not carry it, but I found it at Susannah's at Watkins Glen.

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  124. I am new to quilting and keep hearing how wonderful Aurifil is - thanks for the chance to give it a try!
    ellen(at)myerly(dot)net

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  125. I have never tried Aurifil but would love to!

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  126. Hope I win that great thread! Love that message board!

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  127. Hope I win that great thread! Love that message board!

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  128. Love your blog! I've just subscribed:)
    I would like to enter to win the Aurifil thread
    Char
    tuna48858@yahoo.com

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  129. What a great project idea! Very cute :) Thank you for the generous giveaway opportunity! Love your blog!!!

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  130. I've never tried Aurifil but I'd really like to - it has so many sewists raving about it. Thanks for the chance to win some!

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  131. Aurifil is a sewing delight!

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  132. I love Aurifil - thanks so much for the chance!
    sewfrantastic@gmail.com

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  133. I love Aurifil - thanks so much for the chance!
    sewfrantastic@gmail.com

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  134. Thanks for the giveaway. Love what I've seen from this book, yours is no exception!

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  135. Your message hoop turned out great.

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  136. Would love to win this, have heard a lot about this thread, it looks fab x


    annewarburton@btinternet.com

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  137. Your frame is cute! I'm hoping mine will have dried (the glue I mean) by the time I get home tonight so I can glue the felt in. I only had a 6" hoop to hand, so had to use that!

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  138. I love Aurifil!!! It is my favorite thread!!!

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  139. I'm anxious to try Aurifil thread, hope I win the giveaway!

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  140. I dont usually love bunting, but yours is adorable!:)

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  141. You can never have to much thread. Aurifil is a favorite of mine. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  142. I love love the garland so neat and enjoy the opportunity of a chance to win the aurifil thread

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  143. Would love to try some Aurifil thread.

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  144. I'd love to try Aurifil, I'm planning to do my next quilt as quilt-as-you-go so this would be great!

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  145. Aurifil is great thread! I also appreciate the limited lint it puts out. It is one of my favorites!

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  146. Yeah, Aurifil *_*
    hope there'll the so-long-hoped opportunity to use them for my works :)

    thanks*
    porcukorborso at gmail dot com

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  147. So Cute!
    Love Aurifil!
    kris
    someyarns at yahoo dot com

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  148. My niece is a brand-new quilter; I'd love to introduce her to Aurifil. Thanks for the chance to enter.

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  149. Your message board is very cute, and a great idea.

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  150. would love to give aurifil a try! i really like how your message board turned out!

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  151. Love Aurifil threads. Love the colors. They always have a wonderful color palette.

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  152. You have a very cute blog site. appreciate being introduced to others through your contest. I've booked marked your page and hope I can follow you on FB.

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  153. I am using my first spool of Aurifil thread for some embroidery work I am doing & I just love it. I need more of it. Thanks for this giveaway.

    lsandes@comcast.net

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  154. Ooh, I keep thinking about buying some Aurifil, what a great chance to win some, thank you x

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  155. Love that sweet little message board with the little bow! I've never tried this thread and would love to win some!

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  156. I create upcycled accessories at Handmade by KatieGirl. I would love to try the Aurifil threads.

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  157. Those threads look fab! appreciate the lucky person who's able to give them away!

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  158. Omg that is so you! It should be your blog mascot or something :) I love the cheerful way of sending messages out to us. Can't wait to hear your big news!,,

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  159. I LOVE Aurifil thread, also, love the message hoop Nd your blog!

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  160. I would love to try Aurifil thread. I adore the message board (hoop) How innovative!

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  161. Oh what a fun giveaway! I tried Aurifil for the first time last week, but I only have white. Those colors look fun! Thanks for the chance to win! ld_schlender(at)hotmail(d0t) com

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  162. I've used Aurifil mostly for piecing, and I love it! Your little message board is soooo cute. I think I'll make one and put in on the fridge in place of the boring dry erase board!

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  163. This message board its so cute and you've made it look easy, as ever. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  164. Thank you for the giveaway! I'm really working on getting more of the better threads to quilt. Very cute message board!

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  165. I cannot believe we are down to the last two weeks Zaaka Sew-Along. Love the projects. Thanks for sharing...Judith, Texas

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  166. It would be really nice to get to try the threads. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  167. Still have not tried this thread. Thanks for the chance to win some!

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  168. I would love a chance to try some Aurifil!

    brookeali(at)hotmail.com

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  169. I've never tried Aurifil and would love the chance!

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  170. The book and the projects look so good!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  171. Love your board...so cute!

    Thanks so much for sharing!

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  172. Ive been waiting for this project in the book for weeks now! 23 to be exact! I think its just too darn cute! And that's a great giveaway!

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  173. Love your project - I don't know that I could ever stitch a bow like you did, though. Might just have to tack one on... Thanks for the chance to win some Aurifil!

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  174. That was a really cute message board! I really LOVE Aurifil thread, and would love to win some. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  175. That was a really cute message board! I really LOVE Aurifil thread, and would love to win some. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  176. That message board is adorable! Thanks for the giveaway - I'd love to get my hands on some Aurifil!

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  177. I have never gotten the chance to try Aurifil, but I have heard amazing things about it. Thanks for the chance to win some! ksanderson@hotmail.ca

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  178. Ooh, thanks for the great giveaway! I'd love to try out this thread.
    featheredneststudio [at] gmail [dot] com

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  179. I've never tried Aurifil but I've read so much about it! Thank you for the chance to win some. :)

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  180. Aurifil is my personal favorite quilt piecing thread!
    Need more colors in my stash, so really want to win this.

    kboehner at gmail dot com

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  181. I would love to try this thread.

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  182. What an adorable project. Love your fabrics. I would love to win some Aurifil thread to tey. I've never used it.

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  183. Happy Labor Day! Tried Aurifil and I love it. Best thread ever!!!

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  184. I would love to have Aurifil thread. I have heard wonderful things about the quality and would love to try this thread. Thank you for your generosity.

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  185. I was so torn about doing this one but it is a cute message board, so perhaps Ill make time for it anyway. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  186. I am using Aurifil thread for the first time to piece a quilt I am making and I am loving it.I am using a light grey and I will be using Aurifil again.

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  187. I would love to give that Aurifil thread a try!

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  188. oh I love your project! I just bought an embroidery hoop .. hmm, maybe I could use it for this! thanks for the giveaway :)

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