One of my Favorite Things ~Aurifil Thread Plus a Giveaway!

Hello all!  What a day I’ve had.  I was on my way to Wichita Falls to see if I had finally found the solution to my broken down back and BAM…flat tire!  I had to call my hubby and very nicely ask him to come and rescue me.  Then off to the tire store I went.  Several hours later I was able to head back home.  Had to reschedule my back appointment for tomorrow.  It just wasn’t in the cards today.

Let’s move on to more fun topics…my favorite thread ever ~ Aurifil!  I just started using Aurifil about a year ago and I absolutely love it.  It’s a 2 ply 100% cotton long staple mercerized Egyptian cotton.  Boy that’s a mouthful.

The 50 weight thread is perfect for piecing.  Aurifil comes in a multitude of colors and weights but I’ve only used the 50 weight.  And I’m addicted!  I’m not sure I will use anything else for piecing ever again.  This thread is fine enough that it doesn’t take away from my scant 1/4″ seam allowance.  I’ve never had it break on me while I was sewing.  Not even once.  And I have emptied three 1422 yard spools in the past couple of months.  I’ve been sewing A LOT!

The thread is sold by the spool and also in collections.  All the beautiful mouth watering colors in the collections will have you drooling before you know it.  This thread would also be great for applique.  I’ve also recently discovered that they make the 40 weight in cones so I’m pretty sure I need to try it on Roscoe {my Gammill}.

If you haven’t tried Aurifil you should.  I’m not going to lie…it’s kind of expensive but I think it’s worth it.  Like anything else in this world, you get what you pay for.  I would much rather pay a little bit more and not get frustrated with problems.

I do have a couple of Giveaway announcements.  First up, we are sponsoring a Giveaway over at World of Charity Stitching!  Make sure you check it out.

World of Charity Stitching

Click on the above link and then go to the Giveaway tab at the top.  This is a great blog and they love to have giveaways!  Who doesn’t love to win something especially now at Christmas time.

We’re also participating in the Blog Hop Party that starts Dec 9 and runs through Dec 17.

Blog Hop Party with Give-Aways

This will definitely be a great way to enter lots of giveaways!  There are going to be tons of participating blogs.  You can also click on the link to register your blog if you would like to participate.  Don’t miss out on all the fun!

Happy Sewing!
Vicki

3 thoughts on “One of my Favorite Things ~Aurifil Thread Plus a Giveaway!

  1. Great review of the Aurifil thread! It sounds like something I would really enjoy using, will have to add this to my Christmas list. Can’t wait for the blog hop party to start!

  2. Vicki, I left a comment and then a bit later realized I forgot to ask how your back was doing after the shot. Having a flat tire is such a pain but thank goodness for cell phones and husbands!

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