Tuesday, 4 February 2014

wonderful wonderful aurifil...

 i am a big fan of Aurifil are you?
if so read on as there may be a little giveaway at the end of this post...


Aurifil 50wt (the orange one) has been my go to thread of choice ever since i was first introduced to it...particularly number 2600...the perfect shade of grey that goes with everything. 
i hadn't tried the other wts but was lucky enough to be sent a few recently to try.

now it would be fair to say that i am a little swayed by how things look. i like to be surrounded by pretty things...what's wrong with that? but they do need to have something to back up the looks and aurifil ticks all those boxes.


first of all not only are the coloured bobbins so bright and fun but they are indeed practical too...easy to grab what you are after without having small print to contend with and believe me at my age, being visually challenged, that is a huge plus.

on testing, 40wt - the green one - proved to be equally delightful and i particularly like the effect of how the slightly heavier thread shows up in quilting stitches.

the grey 28wt is a lovely thread to use for hand piecing. i am a bit heavy handed with hand piecing but no worries about snapping the thread with this one. it also works beautifully for machine quilting, a lovely bold finish.


then there are the threads for sashiko and hand embroidery...
12 wt - the red one - has a lovely feel and pretty sheen (you can see the stitches i did at the top).
and then of course the aurifloss, a 6 strand embroidery floss. 
this is one of those times that you can't ignore the prettiness...have you seen the wooden bobbins they are wound on??
but they do stitch like a dream too...

5 different types of thread, over 250 colours, they are the kona of the thread world. you really need to give them a try if you haven't already.


and to help one of you on your way i am giving away this set below of the 4 main threads and i will throw in one of the aurifloss too because they are way too pretty not to share and i am nice like that.



just leave a comment to be with a chance of winning. if you use aurifil already just tell me what your favourite colour is, which weight you prefer or something about it that you like. if you have never tried it just tell me that!

please leave an email where i can contact you if you are a no reply commmenter, should you win.

Good Luck!


185 comments:

charlotte said...

I've never tried it - but I have to now!

Laura Mason (Mason Bee) said...

Rather new to Aurifil, but started using the other month currently using a variegated one that looks like something from a mardi gras and a sunset, 50# weight. It's lush to work with.

Vicky Fitz said...

Oooh looks fantabulous Karen, not tried it ... yet ;)

FLeathem said...

I'm a bit of a novice....not sure which fabrics, threads etc are best for which jobs but am thoroughly enjoying experimenting! I like the thought of a thread with more weight for hand sewing detail on a quilt....and as you say...they look very pretty too :-)

Harrysmum said...

I only just converted to Aurifil before Christmas and have white cream and a grey that's just a bit to dark - I still need to find the perfect lilacy pale grey, I'll have to look for 2400!
I love the way Aurifil doesn't produce as much lint as other threads and disappears into the seam when I'm piecing!

Bev said...

I LOVE this thread and promote it on my blog even though they never give me any for a giveaway! I'm having a giveaway right now too. Stop by! Cheery wave from Bev

Susan Evans said...

I have just started using aurifil for quilt piecing. I would love to try the handwork size. I am impressed by their colors!

Amy's Crafty Shenanigans said...

I love Aurifil 40 wt - the green spool. Not many people sell the green spools here in the UK so the only spool I've used was an amazing - totally AMAZING - lime green thread (on green spool) - cool! I used it on everything. Yum.

Bethany M said...

I love aurifil, I usually use the 50 wt color 2021, which is natural white. My machine and I both love this thread!

Gemma L said...

Yep I'm a grey 2400 girl as well, or maybe throw in a little 2024 if I want to mix things up a bit. I think I need some more colour in my life!

Jilly said...

I've never used Aurifil, but have seen it at various shows and thought I must try it some time….maybe I'll be lucky!

Di said...

I have the grey 2400 and love it as it is so versatile. If I had a pot of money I would try different weights and colours. As I don't, I am crossing everything in the hope of winning your giveaway. Di x

Cheryl said...

I love aurifil. I use 50wt for my piecing and my quilting (most of the time). I like their whites 2021 and 2024 as well as their light gray (I don't remember the number)

sofen said...

I have been wanting to try it for some time now, and maybe now is my chance?

jachelno(at)gmail(dot)com

imstudiolou said...

You've read my mind. Never used aurifil but there's so much positive talk about it, I was thinking I should! Those aurifloss are just soo gorgeous too! You're very kind to give them away and not stash them for yourself! Thanks Lou

lizzie said...

Wow amazing colours

Sue H said...

I've been using Aurifil for about a year now - love it. I also use a grey for most of my piecing, can't remember which number. I use 40 wt when I really want the quilting to stand out. I would love to try the other weights, especially the embroidery floss.


Sandra said...

I've never been sure what threads to use for my quilts etc - will definitely need to give these a try!

Flying Blind... said...

I pretty much stitch everything with 50wt 2021 off-white, but the heavier weights are definitely great for quilting, I have used the 12wt to machine quilt and it looks brilliant, even though you only get about 5m on a bobbin!.

Jo Jo said...

I use 2600 (but it could be 2400) which must be the same as your favourite grey as it goes with everything! I think I'm using the 50 wt one, but I love it because it lasts forever!

Peaches1003 said...

I have never tried it busy am busting too given how everyone raves about it. I am adding a spool to my next order to give it a go

Jodi - usairdoll said...

I found you via IG. I love Aurifil and my machine loves Aurifil as well. One spool does last a long time. I mainly use #2325/50 wt, a light tan for all my piecing. My friend uses the same gray you do, #2400 for all her piecing. I didn't know there was Aurifloss. I'm so excited to give it a try as I have several embroidery projects going on.

Thank you and Aurifil for a super giveaway and a chance to win.

usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

Lobster Grrl said...

I just got done hand stitching with the Lana wool 12 wt (((LOVE))) I used both 8328--eggshell and 8602--whisper. perfect for handwork!

Mack and Mabel said...

I'm a huge Aurifil fan too. 50wt 2021 is my go to thread for nearly everything, to the point where I have to purchase several spools whenever I see them just incase there is ever a world shortage!!

Rose Smith said...

Those threads look so pretty! I haven't tried Aurifil yet, but because I've read so many good things about it, I've just got a reel of 50wt white in to try out.

Liane said...

I have never tried Aurifil but have heard so many wonderful things about it! Would love to give it a try.
Lsumida at yahoo dot com

Annah said...

I piece everything using 2000 in the 50 weight and I love it! I need to be more adventurous in my quilting colours though so thanks for the chance!

Susan said...

I haven't had the pleasure of trying any Aurifil yet, but have read nothing but good reports. Thank you and the other commenters for info on teh best colours to use for piecing.I would love to win your generous giveaway, but if not, I will look for a retailer who sells Aurifil.

Katy said...

I've not been sewing long enough to have a huge thread stash, but I bought a variegated spool (code 4666) of 28 weight to hand-quilt one I made as a pre-birth present for my niece, and I really liked the feel of it. I keep meaning to try it for piecing too. Thanks for the chance to win some.

Pam said...

I haven't tried it yet but those colours tell me that I should. I just love bright zingy shades.

Marg M said...

I'd love to try these pretty bobbins

MCA said...

I've just opened a new spool of the dark grey 50 wt for a blouse I was sewing and it looks so sophisticated.

Tonya Morris said...

Love aurifil. Sews like a dream. Thank you for sharing.
Tonya

Lisa S. said...

I have only used the 50wt white thus far and I am converted. I have not used any of the other weights yet but I would love to. As my supply of other threads run out I am going to replace them with Aurifil. Aurifil does not separate, or split and break other brands, and it runs so smoothly through my machine unlike other brands.
Thank you for the opportunity to win this amazing prize.

Lisa

Patchwork and Play said...

I loe Aurifil too! I love the silvery grey (#2615) for many quilting tasks! I am also using a lovely 12 weight cream on a baby quilt at the moment! Thanks for the chance to win some more!

mumasu said...

I have not yet used Aurifil but would love to try. Thanks for this giveaway :)

Elisabeth said...

I don't use anything but Aurifil anymore, especially for my EPP. My favourite is 2400 too, although I've just discovered 2000 which goes really well with the Liberty lawns I used for my last two projects.
Thank you so much for the chance of winning more Aurifil!

dosierosie said...

I have never tried their thread and don't really understand the different threads that well .
More practice needed obviously.
Gillx

the running hare said...

I have cones in the 50 wt light grey and white for all my machine piecing. I haven't tried any of the heavier weights yet, but will have to give them a go!

Charlotte said...

I love aurifil and use it for all of my piecing (50 wt, of course). Would love to try the floss :-D

Jo Robertson (thejoyofthehousetomyself) said...

I've never used it, I really must. Those colours are pretty lovely!

dropstitch said...

I've never tried it but it looks so much more fun than my boring cream bobbins! I'm trying to make this the year of more sewing too, so please count me in :)

Kay said...

I have never tried Aurifil but do dream of being able to use it. Thanks for a wonderful giveaway. x

DeborahGun said...

I have just started using 50wt for machine quilting and absolutely love it - it looks great :-)

Gaenor said...

When I first started sewing I bought a job lot of threads from ebay just so I had a full range of colours to play with (if I had to go and colour match threads at the haberdashery shop every time I started a project I would never have got anything done!) However as I sew more I can see how cheap those threads really are (twisting, breaking, fluffing), and now as I replace the colours I use a lot I am using better quality thread - although I haven't seen aurifil before (our little shop doesn't stock it). Would love to try it though!

irona ramer said...

neer used airofill yet but should

justducky65 said...

I have never used it, but everyone makes it look so enticing!

Tina O. said...

I love Aurifil for quilt piecing. I switch between a light gray and beige.

Karen said...

I haven't tried it yet, but I do keep entering giveaways so...

carolann said...

I love the neural colors for machine piecing. carolann427@aol.com

Marie G said...

I love 50wt especially the greys for blending with multi colored fabric.

vwlady said...

I've been using Aurifil 50wt for all my piecing and quilting. The bobbin thread seems to last forever! Which is great when machine quilting...not more surprises & re-do's of quilting! And my machine stays cleaner than when using other threads...a real plus! Thanks for the chance some more!

Sheri Levesque said...

My Janome loves Aurifil 2000!

mammas pearls said...

I love the 50wt thread!

Sherrill said...

I have been using Aurifil for several years now but only for machine piecing. I've always used a neutral beige (the # excapes me) & always try to keep a good supply of that. I have so much of the very fine Mettler for hand applique so that'll probably last for a very long time. Thanks for the giveaway!

patricia said...

A virtual rainbow of favorite colors. I tend for the off-white and cream.

Evelyn Biamonte said...

I first used aurifil 50 wt when I quilted my daughters wedding quilt on a long arm 6 years ago and have been hooked ever since. I love the look of the 50wt (light but visible without overpowering the quilt) and it handles so beautifully. I like the 50wt for everything so much that I have not tried the other weights. I used the 50wt for everything.
I should expand my experience and experiment with the others.

Jeanne Hawkins at lakeladyhawk@yahoo.com said...

I have been using the orange 50 wt thread and absolutely love it! Now, I really want to try some other weights. Did not know they had 6-strand floss either. Thanks.

Peta said...

I've loved Aurafil since I first used it 6 or 7 years ago. I use orange spool 50wt for piecing and sometimes quilting. The 40wt is wonderful for quilting. The colors are fabulous, from bold and bright to a palate of neutrals that are almost invisible.

Suzette said...

I haven't tried aurifil thread yet. Winning would give me a chance to try it! It's not sold at the local quilt shops I visit. Thanks for the chance!

suzettestockley@gmail.com

Andrea Zak said...

I have never tried Aurifil but you have certainly sold me on it. Always looking for something new to enhance my quilting and I'm at the stage now where I want to venture out a bit and try new things.

Pat said...

I would love to have this set. Thanks for the opportunity

Anonymous said...

I love Aurifil 50wt. It makes my piecing perfect and I also use it in my Longarm. Would love to try out all the other weights of this fantastic thread. My machines love it too!!!

Teresa Vicars
tjm@mounet.com

Anonymous said...

I have never tried Auriful because the quilt shops around here don't carry it. However, when I go to the Lancaste, PA quilt show. That is one thing I am definitely going to purchase. I have heard only good things about Auriful!! Can't wait to win!!!
jjjc@atlanticbb.net

Kathleen Norquist said...

I love the red spool MT 50 Mako12. I am hand appliquéing a Sue Spargo Folk Art Quit, and this is my go to thread for attaching the pieces to the background. I have always loved #8 pearl cotton, but the Aurifil is lighter, and I use it as 2 strands of embroidery floss. I am in need of some true blues, light and dark, purple, pink, and light yellow. Will go to this web site.
Kathy Norquist

Kathleen Norquist said...

I love the red spool MT 50 Mako12. I am hand appliquéing a Sue Spargo Folk Art Quit, and this is my go to thread for attaching the pieces to the background. I have always loved #8 pearl cotton, but the Aurifil is lighter, and I use it as 2 strands of embroidery floss. I am in need of some true blues, light and dark, purple, pink, and light yellow. Will go to this web site.
Kathy Norquist

moomarg said...

I would love to try the Aurifil thread that's used for quilting and piecing as a good thread makes a good quilt l also like to try the thread used for embroidery.I don't know if I'd be eligible as l live in South Australia

Lee said...

What a great post! I have never used Aurifil but I need to try it out now. I would love to do some embroidery and sewing with it! thanks!

Diane H said...

Those are the yummiest looking spools! Would love to try some Aurifil - thanks for the great review.

Mariella Girard said...

Have been reading so much about this brand that I know I have to get some to try!

Marti Taylor said...

I haven't used Aurifil yet but I am in love with all the colors available and the pretty variegated threads. Thank you for the chance to win some!

Charlie Tuna said...

Beautiful Colours!

Melissa @ Missouri Mel said...

Oh! I'd love to win this so I can try the heavier weights. I received sampler packs from Aurifil but gave every one away. Kept none for me. :( Well, my go to thread is Aurifil 50wt 2021.

suemac said...

I like the 50 wt. I don't have a favorite color yet. Not enough experience.

Anonymous said...

I use Aurifil 50 wt for most of my piecing. I didn't know they had all of those other choices. I would really like to try the others. Thanks for the chance to win an assortment.

rmcgu@hotmail.com

Lori K said...

I have never tried it. I would LOVE to! I keep seeing it but haven't bought any yet.

Joyce Weber said...

I have never tried aurifil but would love to try it.

Joyce Weber said...

I have never used aurifil thread but would love to try it out.

quiltyVal said...

I love Aurifil thread. I too love 2400. Grey is my go-to Neutral for piecing. I will have to experiment with other colors, weights.

Sunnybec said...

Love Aurifil. It's the only one I use in my machine for quilting, my machine loves it too! Thanks for the chance. Linda

jill said...

I have used Aurifil for several years, and love 2402.

Cynthia said...

I've been using Aurifil ever since I got a sample from Alex at the Spring Market here in Salt Lake City. That one spool of gray has long since been used up. I could not find it anywhere here locally until I let Alex know and now there are three shops carrying it! Woohoo!! I love colors since I am into surface quilting and lately my favorite color is a gold green 50 wt called 2910. It goes so well with the Asian prints in my latest project! Need to try other weights too!

Debra said...

I have only pieced with white. I would love to try other colors.

sherry said...

i have been using aurifil for about 5 years to piece...love it for quilting on my pfaff...love all the colours not just one colour...thx for the giveaway

sunny5597 said...

I bought my first Aurifil last month to quilt a set of placemats and table runner I made for my daughter. It was Black 50wt. It worked beautifully in my machine. I can't wait to start using the beautiful colors on my future projects. Hoping I win this sweet set you are giving away. Thank you!!!

Christine said...

I have never used Aurifil but have heard nothing but great things about it. Thank you for the opportunity to win this great prize.

Renee said...

I have a cone of #2605 and use it a lottttt...I love the Teal and light teal colors too! I just made a quilt using them in the 12wt and the 20wt(or is it 26?).

pojeda said...

I have never used Aurifil before, but sure want to now! Thanks for the chance to win this thread!

pojeda50 (@) yahoo.com

Rene Allison said...

I love the Aurifil thread and would love to win this. Thank you for the chance.

Roberta said...

I'm an Aurifil virgin, but would love to try. Do you know any UK stockist of the Aurifloss?
robertadaw(at)live.com

tnwallace said...

I love Aurifil thread, I use the orange spool for everyday quilting.

tnwallace said...

I love Aurifil thread.

Judith said...

I love using Aurifil. So far I've only used the 50 wt. Used neutral colors and love them. Anxious to try colors. Might spark my creativity.

Bonnie Pfrimmer said...

I have never tried it. I can't buy it locally and I would have to buy online. Thank you for the chance to win some. bpfrimmer@yahoo.com

java diva said...

Thank you for such a helpful guide on the different weights!

P Bybee said...

pramuditahandaristi at gmail dot com

I have never tried it but I know I need to start soon! i have only heard great things about aurifil

hannah said...

I love Aurifil thread. I use it for piecing quilts, but now I'm going to try some hand piecing so I'm anxious to try some heavier weights. I know I'll love it. I use mostly the neutral colors for piecing, but want to collect some brighter colors for hand stitching.

Lynn Vega said...

Love, love, love Aurifil. I have always used the 50wt for all my piecing work, and it's especially wonderful when you are quilting stitch in the ditch, your thread always lays low. I just tried some machine appliqué work, done in the hoop and it worked as wonderfully as my poly Isacord!

Diane said...

I love Aurifil but have only used the 50wt so far. I'm anxious to try the 40. No favorite color yet but I love all the different collections.

Susan Paxton said...

I have never used Aurifil...my very small local fabric shop doesn't carry it. I am going to find a source online because I am starting to order things online that I can't find locally.. Thanks for the for the info. It helps to have someone tell about it and explain the weights and uses.

Ann Grimes said...

50WT fan myself. 2400 does sound like the perfect grey.

camorton said...

I am currently using Aurifil on a quilt I am making. I have used various colors. It works well.

June Robertson said...

I've only recently ordered my first Aurifil (40wt 4653) to topstitch a quilt I just made. Can't wait to try it out. All the colours are so beautiful. I can see that I'll be buying thread and then finding fabric that matches it instead of the other way around :)

Judith Rudow said...

Just finished by second quilt using Aurifil 50 wt black. I'm hooked!

Kathy MacKie said...

It's like choosing your favourite child but I do like 50 wt.

Kim Jenkins said...

Can't wait to try it! I've read so many positive comments about it!

Joanna said...

I have tried it and did see the difference. I am almost out of 50 weight white. This thread is recommended by so many quilters.

Carri Belcher said...

I Love Aurifil thread! I was turned on to it just this last year and like you I have only tried the 50wt so far. My favorite shades are off white and gray.....2310, 2605. Ameba37@gmail.com

Sherry said...

Have been using aurifil for a few years, very accurate pieced blocks!

Jan Holman said...

The tread is not only beautiful, but it leave less lint in the bobbin and is strong. I use 2310, light cream most often.

linda sampo said...

I love aurifil-thread of choice-lint free-very important when quilting-haven't had a fave color-enjoy them

Deb Gordon said...

Looking forward to trying it.

Diana Trout said...

I've never tried Aurifil, though I've wondered about it. it's not available anywhere near me. I'd love to try a sample as I do a LOT of hand stitch. Thanks for this information!

Debbie B said...

I have newer tried it. Haven't found it where I live. Heard so much about it. That I'd love to try it on a baby blanket for my grandson due July

delaineelliott said...

I have never tried Aurifil buth I would sure like to! Thanks for the give away!

Paula said...

I've never tried Aurifil yet. I know I'm missing something really fab,
thanks for this chance to try some.

Linda Enslow said...

My last quilt was finished over 25 years ago. Being self employed left me with too little "me" time to quilt. I retired Jan 1st with a new goal of getting back into my craft. I recently learned about Aurifil and can't wait to try it. Thanks for your review.

GranChris said...

Don't know what to choose. They all look yummy.

Jill B said...

What a lovely colour range. I've not heard of them before. Even if I don't win your competition, I'll definitely give them a try. Thanks for the chance to win.
Jill x

Rhonda J said...

I've been using Aurifil for a couple of months now. Have used only the orange spool color #2000 for piecing. Love that thread!

Anonymous said...

Have not tried Aurifil....this would be a great way to give it a try! (donna0418@msn.com)

CarolAnn said...

I haven't tried Aurifil yet. My son gave me a spool for Christmas, I'm just finishing the quilt now and I plan to FMQ with his gift.

PK Sews said...

Thanks for the great review! I have only tried the 50wt for machine quilting, and I love it. It was so enlightening to read your thoughts about the other Aurifil offerings. I'd love to try them!

Karen Thorneycroft said...

I love the 50 wt. Very nice to work with and my machine loves it as well! (no spider webs in the bobbin well)

andri. said...

I love aurifil! Thanks for the chance:)

Gill said...

Never tried Aurifil - would love to!

lawana whaley said...

keep hearing how wonderful this thread is but have never tried it

deelish10 said...

I am new to the thread and didn't realize so much can be done with it and it has so many types. I would love to try some out!

Vicki H said...

I would love to try it, thanks for the chance.

Kigwit said...

I've only used the 50 wt and I prefer beige 2000 and light grey 2600. It doesn't build up lint in my machine like Coats and Clark. I recently bought some thread from Connecting Threads to try but it seems heavier and thicker. I'm sorry I bought a cone of it!

Maureen said...

Love this thread, so much choice.

melanie said...

I haven't tried aurifil yet either, but I've been wanting to for ages!

GailD said...

I am a recent convert. I have only used the 50wt but I love it! It is addictive. I would love to try the other weights for quilting and top stitching. The 50 wt is so nice and thin but still strong and practically no lint. Sadly no one sells it near me. Thank goodness for eBay but the colors are limited. I have been using a medium grey and it is perfect! I enjoyed your review.

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NinaRuth said...

I use only this thread, mainly the 50 wt...use it for piecing, quilting (top and bobbin) and thread painting! My dad built me a beautiful glass front cabinet to keep all my spools in for my quilting room; it is a work of art!

babybunnykisses said...

I have never tried it but would love to :) x

Linda said...

HELLO,love all of Aurifil's threads>recently working with their red cotton 12 wt for my Redwork>how beautiful! I'd like to try the floss too! Thanks to you+Aurifil for a sweet giveaway!

cobaltt16@yahoo.com

Laurie T said...

I was just telling some quilting friends today, that I have decided I will only buy Aurifil from now on, that it really is the best thread that I have tried. One other popular brand leaves too much lint in my sewing machine and another major brand was splitting apart and breaking, as I was hand sewing my binding on a quilt today.

Jane Pierce said...

I love Aurifil thread! The only thread for me!

linda said...

i have never used it but i did get to hold a reel of of it at my sewing group today !!!!

Emily C said...

I have not yet tried Aurifil. I have heard many good things about it, but they do not sell it at my LQS.

Mary Ann said...

I only use Aurifil 40 wt for piecing. I have 3 standbys; an off-white, light tan, and light gray. I also use it and 50 wt for quilting. I love this thread!

Unknown said...

I love using 2470 Aurifil which is usually on my bernina machine as it blends well but would like to see how the one you recommend does.
diane

mdjssi at gmail dot com

Jill said...

I love aurofil 50 wt....have not had an opportunity to try the others yet. I use the 50wt to machine piece and quilt-the 40wt sounds like something I should try for quilting!

Cindy P said...

My Bernina was not stitching well, and after some research, I learned it was the thread !! I changed to Aurifil thred...what a difference !! Will use it forever...50weight !

Teresa at thirdfloorquilts.com said...

I am an Aurifil junky. I have lots of colors, but I am on a mission to collect them all. I love the 50 wt spools for machine quilting, especially the black and all the grays. Other favorites are the variations of pink and turquiose. Lovely color choices and such a high quality product. Plus I have modified my thread rack to hold the spool and bobbin together - now I just need to fill it. Pick me!

Pat D said...

I didn't know Aurifil made embroidery thread, I'll have to find some. I love their thread, no problems with breaking and the colors ae fabulous!

janshman said...

I haven't tried it but I'm a new quilter and have it on my list of needed supplies!

maggie said...

I Love Aurifil #50 weight. I use it for all my machine sewing and in my bobbin. I love every color and I am trying to add to my palette of colors.
Cheers
maggie

maggiemine42@gmail.com

Allison C said...

I haven't used it yet, but I would love to!

Jo said...

I have never tried it but I would love to give it a shot

JANET said...

I have only used the 50wt thread to quilt with. It does not have as much lint as other brands.

Anonymous said...

I haven't tried Aurifil thread yet, but I'll be looking for it next time I go to the quilt store.
paweis at yahoo dot com

matope said...

I've never tried these! I'm just getting back into sewing by hand and am excited to try my hand at new techniques and products!

mud child tuesday at yahoo dot com

Janet Nykiel said...

I like Aurifil for piecing and appliqué! Favorite color for piecing is gray. Would love to win! Thanks!

Jamie said...

I used the 50wt and like the same grey that you mention in your post.

SewLittleToSay said...

I use 50wt for piecing and am just starting to use the 40wt for quilting.

Judy G said...

Love the 50wt for piecing. Can't wait to try the floss

Jenny said...

I have never tried it! Everybody raves about it though! Thanks for the giveaway!! My email address is jenjebs@gmail.com

Christina H said...

I just recently started using Aurifil 50 wt for piecing and it is wonderful. I would love to try some of the different weights and to try some in my quilting. Thanks for the opportunity to win some.

Karen Fisher said...

i've never used it...thanks for the chance.

Karens Quilts, Crows and Cardinals said...

Hi Karen - thanks for the neat review of Aurifil thread. I use 50wt mako Cotton for almost all of my piecing and quilting. I also use it for my hand work on Needle Turn Appliqué... I LOVE Auriful. Some of my favorite colors are 2450 for hand work on all those burgundy pieces I Love. Also neutrals 2310 and 2605. Have a wonderful day...

Archie the wonder dog said...

I love Aurifil! I think 50wt is my favourite for hand and machine piecing and machine quilting - it gives great results!

Mara said...

I have 40wt and 50wt, I love, love my Aurifil and only buy the local if I need a certain color fast. My favorite color is also 2600, use it all of the time (today :) I also love the variegated kind, so fun to quilt with.

SIMPLESEW said...

I bought a lg spool of white and love the way its sinks into the quilting and lot less dust. I am an avid cross stitcher and use the best floss I thought but I wonder if Aurfil could change that pt of view

Juels said...

I love Aurifil and it is the main thread I use. I hve only used 50wt. And my go to color is 2610. Thanks!

Joan H. said...

I haven't tried Aurifil yet but comments sure make it sound like a "must have".

Cindy Gilmour said...

I have just started using Aurifil threads and am so impressed with all the colors and the quality.I don't have a favorite color yet. As I just started using them I don't have too many so this giveaway would be a great way to try some of the other weights they offer.

5f8f7b16-8664-11e3-85f3-000bcdcb5194 said...

I am using the orange one for machine piecing and I love it. Would love to try the other weights. Carol W crlwilkie@aol.com

Saira p said...

I've been using the 50wt for piecing, but would love to give the others a go. Thanks for the chance!

Erin @ Sew at Home Mummy said...

I only have one spool of aurifil, and it's in white. It's so expensive here, I can't afford to buy it. But, the one spool I do have of 50wt is amazing. It's like sewing with silk-absolutely gorgeous!

Carmen said...

I still don't think Aurifil is being sold in my area, so I would *love* to try it. Your projects look so fabulous with them!

Whitness said...

I've never even heard of Aurifil, but is sounds wonderful.

Anonymous said...

I have never used Aurifil thread yet, but would love to try it. My LQS only stocks four different multi-color spools.

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Catherine said...

I am ashamed to say I have never used Aurufil! I need to rectify that after reading all these Fab reviews

Tilliestitch said...

I've never used aurufil but I'm certainly going to give them a try, especially the floss, but that's only because I'm a sucker for wooden bobbins!

thequiltedpage said...

I've been piecing with the gray for years. Love it. I use a cone thread holder on my old singer to help with tension and feed.

Tiffany said...

I STILL haven't tried it!

Kate said...

2600 is the little black dress of quilting~!

Kate said...

2600 is the little black dress of quilting~!

Catrin Lewis said...

I got one of these freebie giveaway packs a while back and the 12wt variegated blue was a dream for a bit of machine quilting!

atabanana29 said...

I've never tried it, but would love to!!

Julie said...

Would love to try these threads!

Cheri, the Quilting Nanny said...

I have heard so much about Aurfil thread, but never tried it! I'd love purples!

pippirose said...

I've never tried Aurifil, but definitely want to. What gorgeous colours! :o)