Tuesday, September 6, 2011

AuriFil Thread and a Giveaway!!!


So what is all the buzz about this Aurifil you ask??  Well  I wasn't sure until recently when the good people at Aurifil sent me a wonderful package in the mail :)  Here is what was in it :)  


Don't you just want to drool.  I just love all of the amazing beautiful colors they have.  Both in wool and cotton weight.  Yes, I will admit that I stared at these for quite some time just taking in all of the amazing color goodness!! 

And then I opened my little spools and played around a bit.  Oh my goodness, oh my goodness.  And now I can say I know what all the buzz is about.  These were a dream to work with.

So do you want a chance to try these amazing threads out for yourself??  Did you notice these awesome little thread packs in the original picture . . . Well 5 lucky readers will have a chance to try them out :)



There are 5 packs to give away and each pack will contain five spools of thread; one of each weight in cotton and one wool.
The 50 weight (orange spool) used for hand and machine piecing and applique
The 40 weight (green spool) used for machine quiltingThe 28 weight (grey spool) used for for a bolder look when machine quilting and for hand quilting and blanket stitchThe 12 weight (red spool, 2, one in cotton and one in wool) used for decoration, embroidery, and embellishment



So what do you have to do to have a chance to win one of these awesome little trial packs 
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You have three chance to win, and please, leave a separate comment for each (for a total of 3 comments max :) If you leave one saying I did it all, Mr. Random.Org will only count it for one.   (Oh and I read an article on Sew Mama Sew recently about giveaways and it has prompted me to try and change things up a bit, Well see if you like it :)

  1. Be a follower of Happy Quilting or become one and leave a comment about Aurifil.   Have you tried it, have you heard of it, are you excited for a chance to try it out???  Oh, and if you don't know how to follow, no worries, it's easy, just click follow up in the top left hand corner :)
  2. Do any one of the following and leave one comment that you did at least one of the following.  Follow Happy Quilting on Facebook and/or Follow Happy Quilting on Twitter and/or List Happy Quilting on your Blogroll and/or Be Participating in my Happy Quilting Stars Quilt-A-Long.  
  3. Alert the Media - Post on facebook, twitter, or your blog about this giveaway.  Leave a comment saying where you wrote and a link :)  You can post on all 3 sites but it only gets you one entry, but I will love you forever!!! 

And that sums it up.  You will have until Sept 8th to enter and I will announce a winner on the morning of the 9th :)  Happy Quilting!!!



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339 comments:

  1. I am a happy follower of you :)

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  2. I'm a follower! I have been seeing alot of this thread out in blogland and been wanting some! would love to win! thank you!

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  3. I posted it to my FB page on applehead threads.. thanks!

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  4. I have not tried Aurifil yet but would love a chance to check it out! I follow you (RSS for sure).

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  5. I am following you on FB

    http://www.facebook.com/gadget19

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  6. I shared your giveaway on FB!

    http://www.facebook.com/gadget19

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  7. I'm a follower but haven't tried Aurifil yet!

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  8. I am a follower. Seen lots about this thread online but have not tried any yet. Would love the chance to! :)

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  9. I follow you on Twitter @Lealee33

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  10. I'm a follower! I have never tried Aurifil but have heard all the raves about it.

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  11. I tweeted the giveaway @Lealee33

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  12. I am a follower and have been using Aurifil for almost 6 months now. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  13. I am already a follower. I have heard so much about this thread that I did go out and buy a spool to try myself. I did just use it for the first time last week at my first quilting class. I noticed a definite change in sound while winding bobbins with that thread on my machine. It was really smooth sounding which was very nice. I did stitch and things went well during class. Sadly, my first block is horrid looking so I redid it using different fabrics and did not have the color of Aurifil that would go well with the new fabrics sadly. I would love to try more of the different weights and would love to try again. If lucky enough to win, maybe the weight for machine quilting is the right color for the class project and I can use it then.

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  14. You are on my blogroll.
    http://randomthoughtsdoordi.blogspot.com/

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  15. I like you on FB. I would really like to try these threads. I've heard alot about them, but never used any.

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  16. I am a follower. I'd love to try this thread for FMQ. I hear it's thinner than other threads.

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  17. i'm a follower! I've only bought one spool of Aurifil, but I love it. Would love the chance to try more colors.

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  18. I've just liked you on Facebook.

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  19. I'm a follower. I've never tried this thread before, but would love too.

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  20. Posted the giveaway on FB...my "Common Threads" page

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  21. I am a follower.... and I have never tried Auriful thread before. I am eager to give it a try - would love to win the sample pack so I can see how the different weights work on various projects!

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  22. And I tweeted the giveaway! @Jennyroo1

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  23. I am already following you on Twitter!!

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  24. I posted your giveaway on Twitter!!

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  25. I'm a follower of you and I love Aurifil! I would love to try some colors, my LQS only carries the 'neutral' colors.

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  26. I have tried Auriful and had a great experience with quilting! I would enjoy the chance to try the other weights too!! {Yes, I already follow along)}

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  27. I am tickled to be participating in your stars quilt-a-long!! I have lots more stars cut and looking forward to a nice sewing session to put a bunch more together!

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  28. I would love to try this thread and I'm a follower.

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  29. I'm a follower! and I'd love to try the thread that everyone is raving about!!

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  30. I have never had the opportunity to try AuriFil threads but would love to do so. I am already following you:)

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  31. I am a happy follower. I have one spool of 50 wt that I have used for hand piecing my hexies since every other thread in my house knots up on me. I like it. I would love to try more but would you believe that with more 10 LQS in the St. Louis metro area not one of them caries this thread?! The closest place is a cute shop in Effingham, IL. Although, I ma on my way to a brand new LQS, just opened today, maybe it will have some. THen, there's another opening Saturday, maybe it will have some, too.

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  32. I, now, have liked you on FB, too. Thanks for the chance to win!!!

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  33. I am a follower of Happy Quilting! :) I've heard tons about these threads - all good things!

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  34. Oh, I would love to try out some Aurifil thread.

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  35. I follow your blog. I have been reading lately about Aurifil -- everyone seems to really love it. I haven't had the chance to try it, but I surely would like to.

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  36. I am a folllower and would love to win these lovely threads. thank you Melissa.

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  37. I am a follower! I've never tried Aurifil - but would love to. Thanks for the give away!

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  38. Love, love, love Aurifil! Did I tell you how much I love the 50wt for piecing and gorgous fmq'ing :) I'm a follower :)

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  39. I'm participating in the stars qal too :)

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  40. I am participating in the Stars QAL and love Aurifil thread!!

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  41. I'm a (happy!) follower! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  42. I'm a follower but haven't tried Aurifil yet! Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  43. I'm a follower, and I love this thread, although I haven't tried all the different kinds. In fact, I haven't even seen most of them!

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  44. I'm quilting along! Happily making my Happy Stars!

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  45. I follow your blog and haven't tried out this thread yet!

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  46. I happily follow Happy Quilting! I have never been able to afford that thread, but I want so badly to try it! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  47. Happy Quilting's Stars Quilt a Long is listed on my blog's sidebar! http://lilypadquilting.blogspot.com
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  48. I posted your lovely giveaway at the left-hand side of my blog! http://lilypadquilting.blogspot.com
    You said you would love me forever, right?! (Grin)
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  49. I'm a follower!

    My best friend LOVES Aurifil, but I have yet to try it.

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  50. Already a follower of yours. Have never tried Aurifil so thanks for the chance to win!

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  51. I'm a follower! I just ordered my first spool of Aurifil, but I haven't tried it yet.

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  52. I am your new follower on twitter.

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  53. I just tweeted about this giveaway :)

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  54. Of course I am a follower of Happy Quilting! I have heard of Aurifill but have not used it yet but I would LOVE to win this. Then I could be able to join in on all the buzz!!!

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  55. I follow and I have heard a lot of good things - would love to try it out!

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  56. You're on my blog roll! http://quiltyhabit.blogspot.com

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  57. On Face Book I clicked Like. Hope that means I'm following you!
    If not, I joined your Stars Quilt A Long...Beautiful fabric choices!

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  58. I just won some of this, but would so love more - I would gift this on to my daughter who raids my fabric and now my thread. I am a follower.

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  59. I am a happy follower. I have used Auriful for piecing and I love it. I would like to try the other types as well. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  60. I'm a follower. Haven't tried aurifil thread... yet.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

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  61. You're on my blogroll.
    Thanks again for the giveaway.

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  62. I'm a follower & I'd love to try some aurifil. According to their website, there is only i store selling it in my state & I would have to fly there to get it since it's on a different island from where I live!

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  63. I just discovered your site, and I'm a follower now :-) I would really love to try Aurfil, I've heard sooo much about it, and thread is something I havent really explored yet! Thanks for the chance.

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  64. Hi Melissa Mmm do I follow you, of course I do! I only use Aurifil now, heard about it on someone's blog, tried it, never looked back I love it. Linda x

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  65. I'm going to find you on facebook too!

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  66. You are on my blogroll and I am doing your QAL Yay!! I also have the Aurifil button on my blog. Linda

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  67. I am a follower of yours. I've read many testimonies about Aurifil, but have never tried it out. It's always been on of those things on my "I'd like to try this stuff out" list!

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  68. I am a happy follower! Heard a lot about Aurifil but never tried it! Would love to! Thanks so much!

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  69. I havn't tried Aurifil yet. They don't sell it around here. I'd love to try it, but hate to order things online unless I REALLY know that I love it.

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  70. I'm a follower. Have not tried Qurifil, but would like to.

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  71. I have been a follower for a little while :)

    I would love to try this thread, keep reading about it, but have never tried it.

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  72. I'm a follower :), and while I own a couple spools of Aurifil, I haven't yet made the projects I purchased them for, and had no idea they had such a variety of thread types.

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  73. And you are on my Blogroll already!

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  74. I am a follower. I have heard of Aurifil, but haven't tried it. I have only heard of it through the internet as it isn't in any of the stores near me.

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  75. I follow you and I've used AuriFil, actually until recently it's all I've used. We have 4 quilt fabric stores wait 5 because the Mennonites have one by their bakery (yum)and all but one carries Gutterman so I bought some of that to try.

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  76. I just re-tweeted about your giveaway
    @pdxpam on Twitter

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  77. I follow you on Facebook and am doing the star stich a-long. I just gotta look something up on the internet real quick.

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  78. I follow you. Great giveaway. Thanks.

    Amy
    abf3615@aol.com

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  79. Thanks, I'm a follower. I have a couple spools of Aurifil that I've been saving for a special project.

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  80. I'm a follower and would love to win Aurifil! Thanks for the chance!

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  81. I am a follower! I would love a chance to try out Aurifil!

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  82. Happy Quilting is on my blogroll.

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  83. LOVE THESE THREADS!
    HAPPILY FOLLOWING YOU!
    THANKS FOR SHARING!

    jldouglas@wispwest.net

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  84. I'm a follower here - and would love a chance to try out some of this thread!

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  85. 'LIKE' HAPPY QUILTING ON FB!
    THANKS FOR SHARING!

    jldouglas@wispwest.net

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  86. I'm a follower and dying to try it!

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  87. I like you on facebook (and follow you via twitter).

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  88. I follow you! :) I would love to try out the Aurifil!

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  89. And now I get to follow you on FB too :)

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  90. I love the sound of these threads, I've just finished a quilt (I don't make many) and some smart thread would inspire me to start another one.
    I'm a follower.
    thanks for the chance to win

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  91. I have heard alot of good things about this thread but have never tried it. I would love to win and get to try it out. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  92. I am already a follower. AuriFil threads are just new to me, but I love them.

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  93. I've been a follower for some time now!I have NOT tried Aurifil but hope to soon!
    Blessings
    Gmama Jane

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  94. I am a regular follower of Happy Quilting. I have not tried Aurifil thread yet.

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  95. Happy Quilting is on my blog roll at http://grandmamasstories.blogspot.com
    Blessings
    Gmama Jane

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  96. I follow Happy Quilting on facebook. I also am following along in the Quilt Along Stars and have the button on my blog, but I am waiting on my background fabric to arrive! It should be here mid week...

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  97. Oooo! I am a regular follower of Happy Quilting! I have used Aurifil once before, and you are right - it is a dream to work with!!

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  98. I'm posting on FB about your giveaway
    FB Jane Shrewsbury Hillis

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  99. I am a follower and have tried the orange spools of aurifil for hand applique. Just love it. I haven't tried the thread for machine quilting yet but hear it is very nice too.

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  100. I already follow your blog. I've read good things about Aurifil thread and would like to try some. Thanks for that chance.

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  101. I am already a follower.
    Thanks,
    Peggy
    http://keepmeinstitches-peggy.blogspot.com
    peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

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  102. I have posted about your giveaway on my blog.
    These threads are so colorful-hope to win some to use for my charity stitching with World of Charity Stitching.
    Thanks,
    Peggy
    http://keepmeinstitches-peggy.blogspot.com
    peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

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  103. I've been a follower for a while now. I've seen a lot lately about this thread, but I've never used it, would love to try it out!

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  104. I'm a follower and have only heard of this thread through blogs I have never used it...but I would love to try it!

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  105. I am a regular follower of Happy Quilting. I'm probably one of the few people that has yet to try AuriFil thread. Thanks for the opportunity to enter your giveaway :)

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  106. Happy Quilting is in my blogroll on the left side of my blog :)

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  107. I blogged about your giveaway.

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  108. I'm a follower and I only just recently heard about Aurifil thread. I'd love to win a pack to see for myself what makes it so awesome!

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  109. I follow your blog! thanks for a chance to win some of this thread!

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  110. I follow your blog and even get your posts emailed to me! Well, that's mainly because I'm lazy. But I like your blog enough that you go straight to my inbox :)

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  112. I am a follower and I can't say I have ever used this thread. Would be fun to give a go.

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  113. I'm a follower. :) Thanks for the chance to win some thread

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  114. I'm participating in the Stars Quilt-A-Long, although I still have to upload a picture. :) Just slightly behind everyone but I wouldn't have missed that vacation for anything.

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  115. AND, I just shared your great giveaway on facebook as well! http://www.facebook.com/perkins.jenn BUT, I don't really know how to do the linky thing. I just clicked on your fb button and shared it that way, and tagged my SIL while I was at it :) Thanks for the giveaway!

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  116. I'm participating in the Stars QAL. Enjoying the blocks, though I must admit I've gotten a bit behind this past week. Looking forward to seeing how the quilt looks with all the various blocks laid out together. Thanks for encouraging us to quilt along.

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  117. Never have used aurafil yet but I am looking forward to it. I am a follower and following on Facebook.

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  118. I'm a Happy Quilting follower and I would be delighted if you pick me as one of the winners of Aurifil thread on my birthday ;)
    I've heard so many good things about Aurifil and would love to try it out myself, I just haven't managed to organise myself to find a stockist yet!

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  119. I now like Happy Quilting on Facebook :)
    Thanks for the chances to win such yummy prizes!

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  120. I'm a follower and haven't tried Aurafil before so would like the chance

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  121. have just tweeted about the giveaway and made it @ you so you should see it too

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  122. I'm a follower. Aurafil thread is great stuff.

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  123. I'm a follower of Happy Quilting. I recently got some Aurifil but haven't had a chance to try it out yet. Thanks for the chance.

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  124. I have Happy Quilting in my blog list.

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  125. Love, Love, Love Aurifil!! Would love to have some to play with!!

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  126. I'm following you. I've heard of this thread but don't know if I have ever seen it and obviously have never worked with it --- yet? Thanks.

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  127. I am a follower and would love the chance to try the Aurifil thread, thanks.

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  128. I am already a follower and I would love to try this beautiful thread!

    gale

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  129. I'm a follower and would love to give Aurifil thread a try.

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  130. I am a follower and I would love to try the Aurifil thread! Thanks for the chance.

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  131. I'm definitely a follower of your blog! Have heard lots about Aurifil but have never tried it. Would love to! :)

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  132. I'm following you everywhere! Facebook... Twitter... on my Blogroll... and I'm in the Quilt-A-Long! :)

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  133. I'm a follower! I have been seeing alot of this thread out in blogland and wondering about it. I'd love to win. Thanks for the chance.

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  134. I've been following (and printing) your stars quilt along. I love the different sizes and wonky angles...but I haven't actually made any....does that count?

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  135. I'm following you on Facebook - thanks.

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  136. I am a follower and I can't wait to try Aurifil!

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  137. Hi Melissa! I have been a follower for quite a while now. I haven't tried aurofil yet, would love to, everyone seems to love it. :)

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  138. I like you on Facebook, and left a comment about your giveaway.

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  139. I'm a follower. i just tried aurofil for the first time, and there was noticeably less fuzz on my machine from the aurofil, than from what I usually use.

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  140. I'm a follower and I would love to win some aurifil thread! Heard SOOO many great things about it that I'm dying to try it myself.

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  141. I posted this giveaway on FB

    facebook dot com / alibear167

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  142. I am doing the QAL! Speaking of which, where is the last block?!

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  143. Of course I follow you! I am excited to try this thread. New quilter so I need to try everything.

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  144. I am a follower of your blog and would love to try the Aurifil thread.

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  145. I follow on facebook...a recent convert to AuriFil thread....
    Valerie
    qqvasm@gmail.com

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  146. Love, love, love Aurifil. I won't piece with anything else. I must admit though that I've never tried anything but the 50wt cotton (orange spool). I'd love a chance to win and of course, I'm a follower!

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  147. I am a happy happy quilting follower! And I have heard such great things about Aurifil, I would love to try it!

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  148. I'm also a follower on fb! :)

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  149. I follow your blog through Google Reader. I love Aurifil thread. I'm slowly replacing all my thread with Aurifil. It's the only one that I use for piecing. Would love to have the additional colors! Take care!

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  150. My local quilt shop sells Aurifil but I haven't bought any yet! Great giveaway!

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  151. I am seeing more and more of this and would love the chance to try and see what it is really like. Not sure if you can get it in Aust so this would be a great chance for me to try some. Thanks for the chance

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  152. Hello! What a great looking display! I have a thread pack that I one on a give away but I did not understand what the different colored spools ment. Thank you that helps a bunch. I am a follower of your blog!

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  154. I follow your blog and have never tried aurifil thread. Would love to win some. Thanks for the chance.

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  155. Follow you and used some of the Aurifil orange greatness on some potholders yesterday! LOVE' IN it!

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  156. Follow you on Twitter @sewmanyideas

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  157. Alerted Twitter about your giveaway @sewmanyideas

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  158. I am a regular follower of your blog! I am excited about this thread as I have read that it is very UNlinty! My bobbin area is always buried in fluff with my usual thread.

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  159. I am following you on Twitter and like you on Facebook.

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  160. I have never tried Aurifil but would really like to. I have been a follower of your blog for some time.

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  161. I have been a follower extraordinaire from the first day of my online quilting life.

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Thank you so much for your sweet comments. I just love hearing from you!!
Have a Happy Quilting Day :)

Melissa