Saturday, October 21, 2017

The Subtle Sampler - Dreams Really Do Come True

...and I couldn't be more excited. 

I've been using and bragging about my love of Aurifil thread for nearly 5 YEARS!  

One project after another has been successfully pieced, appliqued, and machine quilted using this amazingly strong, colorful and versatile thread.

Remember these sweet little bird pillows? 
They were one of my earliest projects using Aurifil thread. (July, 2013)

On suggestion from my dear quilty mentor Wendy Sheppard, I used Aurifil 50wt to quilt the pillows on my home machine, McTavish style.   
That's all it took -- they turned out wonderfully and I was SOLD on Aurifil.
Learn more by clicking here.
Here we are 5 years and 40 or 50 Aurifil quilts later and I've been given the opportunity to curate my very own Aurifil thread collection!
Thank you Aurifil...

Meet
The Subtle Sampler
 by Karen L. Miller ~ Redbird Quilt Co.
for Aurifil
 The Subtle Sampler is comprised of 4 different weights of luscious Aurifil Mako Cotton thread (50, 40, 28, & 12), PLUS 2 spools of Nylon Monofilament thread.
Oh so YUMMY!
The collection provides a wide variety of color and weight choices for all your quilting pleasures.

The 50Wt thread is perfect for your bobbin; matter of fact, I choose color #2312 because it's a perfect neutral tone, and when used in the bobbin, will complement a number of different top thread colors.

50Wt #2312 is also great for a variety of hand applique techniques.  It blends perfectly with neutral backgrounds and melts right into earthen tone applique pieces.
Simply Spring Fleur by Karen L. Miller Redbird Quilt Co - Fabric by BariJ - Millie Fleur for Art Gallery Fabrics
My other 50Wt color choice was #2000 --- Oh to use this color and weight on muslin colored fabric is like heaven.  It's my go-to color for background quilting many of my wool pieces.
Wooly Wren by Karen L. Miller ~ Redbird Quilt Co
While we're talking about wool applique -- the 12Wt thread in the collection is PERFECT for wool applique and big stitch quilting.  Selecting subtle colors (#6722, #6723) allows them to be used in a variety of projects.   Stay tuned for some fun project shares with these colors.

On the image below I had fun making the flower embellishments by crocheting with Aurifil 12Wt thread:
Simply Spring Fleur by Karen L. Miller Redbird Quilt Co - Fabric by BariJ - Millie Fleur for Art Gallery Fabrics
The remaining colors in 40 and 28Wt threads are fun and I think you'll find them quite versatile!  Several of the colors were used in the whimsical World of Susybee panels that I quilt.  
Zoe the Giraffe uses 40Wt Color #5017 and #5006.
It also uses 28Wt Color #2130 and #2880.
The 40Wt and 28Wt threads are perfect when you want the thread to take center stage.  They're heavy enough machine quilt with them - and soft and pliable so that hand work is fun too!

I couldn't be more excited about this collection.

Stay tuned as I share more information, inspiration and tutorials using The Subtle Sampler.

Below you'll find a helpful reference sheet for The Subtle Sampler.
I've outlined a variety of uses for each weight of thread, needle sizes, bobbin weights and tension adjustments.
I hope you find it handy to have in your Quilty toolkit.
You can download and print the PDF from here.
Would you like to purchase The Subtle Sampler?  
Look for it in your local quilt shop -- ask for it by name, and I'm sure they'll order it for you. 

In the meantime I too can sell the collection.  If you can't find it locally, feel free to email me for more information.

Lastly -- The Giveaway!!
We're giving away The Subtle Sampler Collection and A Quilter's Doodles Coloring/Inspiration book!

To enter:
Leave a comment on this blog post telling me what weights of Aurifil you've used in past projects. 
Entries will be accepted now through 11:59pm Eastern Time on Saturday, November 4! Winner will be randomly selected and announced here on Monday, November 6. Good luck!

Also -- be sure to jump over to the Official Aurifil Announcement Post to get in on their giveaway of The Subtle Sampler!
Thank you all so much for the visit and I wish you best of luck in the giveaways!
Happy Quilting!
Karen

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286 comments:

  1. I like 50 wt for piecing and quilting.

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  2. wow your projects are awesome. I have used 50 wt. as a trial thread. I am now looking into buying some more thread.
    quilting dash lady at Comcast dot net

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  3. I have used Aurifil 40 wt and 50 wt... your beautiful quiltng is inspiring!

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  4. 40 and 50 weight! Just donated all my "off brand"threads to charity....

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  5. So far I have only tried 50 wt.

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  6. I've so far, only used 50 wt Aurifil thread. I'd really love to try 40, 28 and 12 wt. I have some 80 wt in a Sew Sampler box with an applique pattern. golfingofcourse@gmail.com
    Beautiful Keuka Lake!

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  7. 40, 50 and 12. I am definitely sold on Aurofil! love it!

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  8. Great to read about the uses of many weights of thread in one project. Thank you for sharing your work.

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  9. I just tried Aurifil thread for the first time on a baby quilt and I used the 50 wt. My machine loved it and I had no problems with it at all. Would love to try out the others!
    Sandy A

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  11. I just finished a quilt using 50 wt. thread, which is what I use the most for piecing and quilting. I have used a 12 wt. when I wanted a bold quilt line. Love it!

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  12. Congratulations! what a great, well deserved, honor for you. I use 50 wt for my hand applique and love it.

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  13. I have used 50wt. And love it. Hugs,

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  14. I've used 40 and 50 wt. Aurifil threads, but would love to experiment with other weights too! You are so inspiring and your quilting is gorgeous!

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  15. So awesome Karen! I’m so excited to get this as I can’t find anyone locally that will even order 40wt or 28wt for me! I have used 12wr on some embroidery and I use 50wt with piecing and quilting. My last project I used #2000 and LOVED it! Think this will be one of my favs! Thanks much for all you do!

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  16. I’ve used 12, 28, 40, 50, and even 60wt. Aurifil cotton mako thread. Love them all! Haven’t tried their monofilament yet though.

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  17. I'm new to FMQ and haven't had a chance to try Aurifil, yet. To date I've just been playing around on scrap fabric, practicing making feathers, swirls, pebbles...you know, creating a consistency to my designs. I have so far to go, and can't wait to branch out to my first project, which will be a panel. I plan to place my first order for Aurifil to do that panel with, and I'm using some of your panel projects as inspiration!

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  18. Congratulations Karen! This is so very cool! So per your love for Aurifil I ordered my first spool kit of 50wt. nutrals but haven't got to use it yet. I can't wait. Would love to add some color for sure, soon hopefully. Blessings❤️

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  19. Your work is fantastic and congrats on having your our Aurifil Sampler Collection. I have used 40 weight and 50 weight for FMQ. And, I use 50 weight for my piecing. Aurifil is the best.

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  20. Congratulations. Everything you make is so beautiful. I haven't tried Aurifil threads. I have admired your quilts for years, they are so lovely. I also enjoy your scenic photos. I am so happy for you.

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  21. I'm super excited for you! I know you are a big fan of Aurifil!!
    Alright, I confess, to never using aurifil, at least not that I know of. Sounds like I would know! LOL

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  22. Mostly 50wt but I have quilted with 12wt. Beautiful colors.

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  23. Congratulations!!! I am so happy for you! I have only used 50wt so far but I do own some other weights (for my Chickadees panel that I haven't finished yet!). :)

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  24. I have never used Aurifil thread, but so many quilters speak highly of it - your quilting is so fabulous! So impressed with your use of thread colors on your projects-WOW! Thank you for sharing, Susan

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  25. You do amazing work! I like 50 wt thread the best. angielovesgary2 atgmail dotcom

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  26. Congratulations on your own Aurifil collection!
    I have used 50wt and 12wt, and I love the quality of the thread!

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  27. So far, I've only tried the 50 wt, and love it!

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  28. Congratulations and well deserved! I have admired your beautiful quilting for years. I have used the 50wt for the last year or so for piecing and quilting, but my 40wt is still waiting to be used. I haven't finished piecing the one I will use it on.

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  29. I always use the 50 wt for piecing. I will try to 12 for some top-stitching next time I do that. Thanks for the great information about how to use them. Your collection is beautiful! hrglover at hotmail dot com

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  30. I've only used the 50 wt, and absolutely love it.

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  31. Karen, that is so exciting...your own collection. I have used Aurifil 40wt on a quilt with elephants for my great granddaughter. I'm going to her 1st birthday party today to give her the quilt.

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  32. Congratulations Karen! You have created the perfect box of Aurifil thread! Love the versatility of the varied weights and colors!

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  33. Love reading your posts! Very very helpful for domestic machine quilting. I've used 40 wgt and have been very pleased. Congratulations on your collection!

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  34. I've only used the 50 wt thread but am interested in trying out the embroidery thread.

    anndunn24(at)gmail.com

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  35. I love Aurifil thread and love your thread collection with the different weights of thread! I really like the explanations of where you used them and how you did. I've used 50, 40 and I also have 80 to try on a quail project from a class that I took recently. I love the fact that there is very little lint and it's strong thread plus the colors are to dye for :-) Your blog and posts on Facebook are really helpful - so thank you!

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  36. I love your quilting! I am trying to make mine look as good as yours. I love quilting with multiple sizes of thread. I have used Aurifil 12 for hand embroidery. I am fortunate to have 4 quilt shops within 15 minutes from home, but none of them sells Auriful so my thread stash doesn't include many. I'd love to win your sampler!!!

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  37. Whoa... never realized the difference the weight of thread could make on machine quilting. I normally use Aurifil monofilament thread on the top and Aurifil 50 wt (orange cone) in the bobbin. I also use the orange cone for piecing. Haven't tried the other weights but am anxious to do so. Thanks for all the information you provided. Have printed your thread guide and will keep it handy. Terry

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  38. I have used 50 weight Aurifil thread in all of my projects. I have one spool of 40 weight that I have tried, but have never tried any of the other weights. I would love to try all of them to see how they look on fabric. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  39. As a beginning FMQ'r I have used just the 50wt Aurifil Thread. Your quilting is stunning

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  41. Donna Reilley DeMotteOctober 21, 2017 at 12:17 PM

    Aurifil 50 weight in all colors, I use it for piecing and for quilting. Love this thread.

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  42. HI,I like 50wt for piecing and quilting;12wtfor decorative stitching! Thank You for Your inspiration+this neat Giveaway!
    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  43. I've been using only Aurifil 50 for piecing - I've yet to try quilting, but I'll certainly be giving it a try soon.

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  44. Congratulations Karen! You inspire me so much. I've only used Aurifil mostly 50 wt and would love to play with those luscious colors in your collection. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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  45. Love your beautiful appliqué and aurifil thread!!! I use 50wt for piecing my quilts and other projects.

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  46. Sure love all your machine quilting! Keeping on inspiring me!

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  47. Hiya!!! What a lovely collection. I've not had the opportunity to try Aurifil yet, but really want to try it soon. I would probably use a lot of 50wt. Thank you for having the giveaway. Blessed be, hugs!!!
    pamspretties57 at gmail dot com

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  48. I mainly use 50wt although I recently tried 12wt for bobbin work and loved it...

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  49. I've only had the opportunity to buy 50 wt. Aurifil thread and have used it for piecing and quilting. I'm so glad Aurifil did a post on you, I love finding new quilters and quilt blogs. Your quilting it beyond beautiful, I can only dream of accomplishing quilting on your level. At best I'm herky, jerky! ;-> Toni Anne

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  50. I have only used it once/fell in love with it/ reason only used once is because of being not able to buy what I want because of the cost. thanks

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  51. Congrats Karen on your very own Aurafil Collection! What beautiful colors you've chosen also. I've only used the 50wt Aurafil so far, but am anxious to try out the 12wt for decorative stitching. Like your idea of crocheting 12wt to add 3 dimensional effects.

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  52. I've only used Auriful 50 wt and monofilament, but I'd love to try the other weights! I love your work, Karen, and thank you for sharing so freely, and for this giveaway!

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  53. Oh, Karen, this is *SO* exciting! Congratulations on making it to the Big Time in the thread world :)

    I mostly use 50 wt Aurifil, and have just recently purchased some 40 wt. I've also used their invisible monofilament in both light and dark, and am still figuring out how to get the tension right on that. Always learning!

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  54. I love the 50 wt Aurifil. Haven't had much of a chance to use other wts. :)
    craftyccain@gmail.com

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  55. I have used 40wt and 50wt and I'm so excited for your PDF because I'm new to aurifil (2 years) and I'm always looking for new ways to incorporate this yummy candy! Congrats on your own thread!!

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  56. Congratulations, KAREN!! You so deserve this! I've only used 50wt for piecing. Love PDF instruction sheet. Thank you!!

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  57. Womderful quilts! I only used 50wt until now, but love it!

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  58. I have not used Aurifil yet. I want to try it to see the difference. rita_l_39212@yahoo.com

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  59. I have only used the 50 wt and love it. Fingers crossed I win some new weights.

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  60. I use 50wt for piecing all the time!

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  61. I have only used the 50 wt. thread, but I do love it. I would love to try the others. I have used the 50 wt. for piecing and some machine quilting.

    Carol N.

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  62. Congrats Karen on your own line of Aurifil threads. What a well deserved honor! I have only used 50 wt Aurifil thread for piecing and quilting but would love to try the others in your collection. You are such an inspiration and so generous to share your knowledge with everyone. Thank you for the chance to expand my knowledge.

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  63. I think I've used 50 wt., but I have used Aurifil only a few times. Your sampler looks like a good one to begin with and give their thread a test.

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  64. Congratulations on the thread sampler. I have used the 50 wt thread from Aurafil and love it. Thanks for the chance.

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  65. I have used primarily 50 wt Aurifil on my quilts. I like that if I have to back track on some previous quilting it doesn't show as much. I like that it gives texture to my piece with out it being the stand out star of the quilt. And for those reasons, I have been timid to use the heavier weights.

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  66. Congrats. I also love Aurifil. I've tried all the weights, and have a sample of 80wt to try, but haven't tested it yet. I'm glad your collection has samples of them all. Thanks.

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  67. I use aurifil 50 exclusively. Congrats on your new line of thread. I am anxious to try the different weights of thread.

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  68. Hi Karen I have used the 40 wt as well as the 50 wt. I would love to try the 12 and the 28. My favorite color is the #2000- I think it's light sand??

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  69. How awesome for you!!! I am just past the beginner stage and have only used Aurifil 50 and I love it!! I am going to copy everything you said about all the other weights so I can try them out too.

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  70. I have used the 50wt. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  71. Hello Karen, Mostly 50 wt for piecing, and 40 wt for my attempts at free motion...it's such a beautiful thread period, never breaks and so versitile. My favorite neutral color is lt grey, #2600. I do have a few 28 wt spools awaiting me, will try those soon. Thank you for your inspiration and the Zoe the Giraffe is too cute. Fabulous quilting too:)
    schimmel(dot)db(at)gmail(dot)com

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  72. Karen your sampler sounds wonderful. I would love to try the different weights and your colors look lovely. Right now I have nothing but 50wt Aurifil but am wanting to try other weights also. This sounds perfect. My machine and I love Aurifil, any thread I buy now is always Aurifil.

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  73. The very first quilt I quilted on my domestic machine was a queen-sized flannel quilt, and I used a 12 wt. Not because I knew any better, but because it matched, lol! I loved it though! It was perfect for the straight-line stitching I did on the flannel. Now I use a 50 wt most of the time for piecing, and sometimes 40 wt. I have yet to use the 28 wt though. Love your collection, btw! And congratulations!!!

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  74. Wow, congratulations Karen. Well deserved recognition as you are a most talented stitcher!

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  75. Congrats on having your very own Aurifil collection! I have only used the 50 weight for quilting—the other weights look like they would be fun to try!

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  76. I am just a beginner and have only used 50. Your quilting is amazing and very inspiring!

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  77. I am just a beginner and have only used 50. Your quilting is amazing and very inspiring!

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  78. I use the 50 wt for piecing and have my quilts quilted with 40 wt because I like the quilting design to stand out. I have some Aurifloss for embroidery but haven't made anything with it yet. Thank you for the opportunity to win! ljbisme at msn dot com

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  79. I have used 50 wt for hand applique, piecing and my adventures in machine quilting. I'm a newbie and I love seeing your work! I tried 12 wt after taking a class from Susan Cleveland (best class ever!) and found it easy to use in the machine with the right needle. Also, have used the 12 for embroidery. Your colors are fabulous and fit perfectly with my stash. Thanks for all you have taught me through your blog. You are an inspiration!

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  80. Love your quilts, very beautiful. I'm a new quilter and have only used 50wt. Aurifil.

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  81. I've used 50 wt, 40bwt, 28 wt, 12 wt, and monofilament thread. I love all of Aurifil's threads! Thank you for all of the quilting inspiration!

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  82. Your work is so beautiful. Thanks for sharing it. And thanks for all the information about thread weights! I have not used anything but Aurifil 50 wt, and now my head is spinning with new possibilities. How wonderful to have these different thread weights in the same handy collection! This collection is a winner for sure!

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  83. So Amazing! You do beautiful work! I also love Aurifil and its the only brand of thread I sew with. I’ve only used #40 and #50 weights but am inspired to try adding other weights to my quilts.

    Super giveaway!

    usairdoll (at) gmail (dot) com

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  85. Awesome quilts!! I'm sorry to say, I have never (yet) used Aurifil threads :/ Thank you for chance to win some! :D bearpaws9(at)copper(dot)net

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  86. I love my Aurifil 50 wt mako thread for piecing and FMQ.

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  87. I've never paid attention to weight until you visited Edmond, OK! I just bought what my quilt shop had....I know, my bad!! So I need this to learn from!!!

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  88. Congratulations on this accomplishment! I use 50 wt for piecing and machine quilting and love the 80 wt for hand appliqué.

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  89. Beautiful work. I use the 50 wt. and love it.

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  90. Karen, Thank you for so generously sharing your talent with those of us still wearing L plates. I have tried only Aurifil 50 weight but expect to expand as my ability encourages me

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  91. Wow very very nice work.... Sorry to say I haven't tryed aurifil thread yet.. maybe soon... happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  92. What a lovely collection. I've only used the 50wt. So many others to try:)

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  93. I started using Aurifil about three years ago and do like it. I have only used 40 & 50 weight, in a variety of colors. Your work is astoundingly beautiful!

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  94. Karen, I love all your work!
    For several years I've been using only 50wt.Aurifil for piecing and some quilting. I recently purchased some 40wt to use for quilting.

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  95. So far I used only 40 wt and 50 wt threads, but 12 wt is next on my list.

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  96. Congratulations! I use 50wt for machine piecing and have begun to use 12 at for hand appliqué. I'm loving the color selection!!

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  97. I use 50wt for piecing and appliqué and I like lana to work on felt .

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  98. Your quilting is amazing! So far, I have used 40wt, 50wt & monofilament thread.

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  99. Congratulations!!! I have only used 50wt so far. Your quilting is amazing and inspirational. Thank you! Love your Instagram feed!

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  100. I love using the 50 wt for piecing and quilting. I am expanding my free motion quilting and using the 12 wt. I love the beautiful stitching with Aurifil.

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  101. I regularly use 50 wt. for piecing and recently bought some 80 wt to use for hand applique. Your post has encouraged me to continue to explore the effects of different threads.

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  102. Beautiful work. I have been using Aurifil since the early 2000's. Mostly 50 and now 40. I want to try the 12wt with big stitch quilting. Lovely colors in your collection. Congrats.

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  103. WOW! Your quilts are awesome.
    I use 50 weight aurifil threads, and absolutely love them. I need to try multi color and weight threads soon.

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  104. I just love your free motion quilting. So far I have only used the 50 wt. aurifil thread. I love using it. Would love to try the other weights. I'm still learning and took one of your classes. I try to practice a few times a week, and doodling on paper. Would love to try the other weights. Your Collection is awesome!!

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  105. I've only used the 50 weight Aurifil thread. Absolutely love it!
    yoyopattycakes@hotmail dot com

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  106. So far, I've used only the 50-weight Aurifil for piecing and quilting. Maybe if I get better at FMQ, I'll try some heavier weights!

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  107. I haven't used any. I just found Aurifil thread this last week. Can hardly wait to try it.

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  108. I use 50 weight for everything! In my machine, stitching hexies and also for
    Appliqué. I really like this thread and the fact that sheds hardly any lint. Your collection is lovely and I’d really like to try some different weights.

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  109. I am new to Aurifil thread but absolutely love how it doesn’t lint like other brands. I am slowly changing my thread over as I run out. I believe I’ve been using 50 weight.

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  110. I love Aurifil too....I've only used the 50 weight for piecing and for quilting on my domestic machine. It's absolutely wonderful---no lint, fine and thin---perfect for piecing and pressing! I started using Aurifil on Wendy's advice as well.....

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  111. I use 50 the most, but have some of all of them. I'm trying to find more reasons to use 12. Also I love that your bird pillows at the top are fabric I have, it helps so much to see how it's transformed!

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  112. I really like aurifil thread and mainly use 50 WT or 40 wt thread in my projects

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  113. So far I've only used the 50 wt Aurofil in neutral colors, but I'd love to expand my color palette!

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  114. I have used the 50 wt for quilting and piecing, it is my favorite in many different colors.

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  115. I use the 50 wt a lot and am also a big fan of Wendy Shepard so have all her "Subtle Contrast" colors in my thread stock. I've tried the 60 wt bobbin thread and have a stash of Lana Wool threads that I like to use for wool applique.

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  116. I've only used the 50 wt so far. I've wanted to try the new 80 wt on my appliqué pieces, but haven't purchased any yet. Thanks for the giveaway, grinnie1961 at gmail dot com

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  117. Congrats on the awesome thread collection and working with Aurifil. I have only used the 50wt for piecing. I would love to try the other weights. Thank you for the chance to win them.

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  118. Congratulations! The quilting is gorgeous! I've never used Auriful thread before, but would love to give it a try.

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  119. So thrilled for you, Karen! Saw that you will be in Houston with Aurifil. Very exciting. I can hardly wait to get this collection of threads and do the Splendid Sampler. Whoo-hoo! In the past I stayed away from Aurifil because it is a little more costly. Silly me! When I used it the first time I was hooked. I have used 50 wt for piecing and quilting and 12 wt for hand embroidery. Again, so happy for you!

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  120. I’m using 50 wt for English paper piecing right now, also I have some 12 wt for embroidery !

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  121. I haven't used Aurifil thread as it is not easily available where I live. I have read such wonderful things about this thread and this sampler would be perfect for me to start.

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  122. I have machine quilted with 50 wt and hand quilting currently with 12 wt. I would love to try 40!

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  123. Congratulations! I use the 50wt for piecing and the 80wt for hand appliqué but would love to try some of these different weights.

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  124. How exciting to have your own signature collection of Aurifil.
    Confess i have not yet used Aurifil !
    The Subtle Sampler would work nicely with my UFOs ;)

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  125. I use 50 wt Aurifil for piecing! This is a neat collection!

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  126. I've used the 20 and 50 wt for thread painting and the 20 wt for some bold quilting. VermontPines at aol dot com.

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  127. Since I like hand applique, I would probably like to try the 80W. Congratulation on your sampler and thank you for the opportunity!

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  128. Aurifil is expensive and hardernto find here in Australia but I Had to try some and I love the lustre. I'm using 50wt

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  129. I have used ALL of them and love every single one, so happy you included the monofilament that is my go to for EPP, I also really like their metallic threads as well! :)

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  130. I have mostly 50wt spools of aurifil in my collection and I have starting adding some embroidery floss lately. I would love to experiment with other weights but as a fairly new quilter I am nervous about trying them, soon I hope. I love your work and am inspired to try a small project , thank you

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  131. So far I've only used 50wt but I'd love to try the others. I love your collection.

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  132. I have only used 50wt Aurifil neutrals for piecing. I have Lewe the Ewe growth chart and most everything for the Redbird and Berries mini...just need the right thread and I am set! I love your work and so happy for you and your new Aurifil set! Thanks for the chance to win! :)

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  133. I've only tried 40 wt and 50 wt but I would love to try others. Your quilting is just amazing, so much eye candy in this post!

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  134. I love Aurifil and have been using 50wt for my sewing machine and 80wt for hand quilting.

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    2. I love all things Aurafil. Once it was recommended, I was hooked. I use 50wt for piecing and quilting. I also have used 28wt for embroidery.

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  135. I've only 50 wt for both piecing and quilting but I've always wanted to experiment with heavier wts for quilting. Your quilting is beautiful! sjvonfumetti at yahoo dot com

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  136. I have never used Aurifil. It is not available in any of the stores I visit in a 100 mile radius.(A very rural part of Ohio) I love the look and would love to try it on quilting one of my applique quilts that are waiting in the closet to come into the light.

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  137. I've used 40 and 50 wt. I'm anxious to try the 28 and 12 weight.

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  138. I used 40 and 50 weights. I'd love to try the others! Such a pretty box of colors!!

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  139. Have not tried aurifil yet. Have fun at Market.

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  140. Thanks so much for a wonderful giveaway. I love 50 weight for piecing

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  141. I have used the 50 wt. It is a wonderful thread. Congratulations on getting your own collection.

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  143. I have used the 50 wt threads for my quilting and piecing. And 12 wt for hand embroidery.

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  144. I love that your collection has weights I haven't tried. I first used 50 when introduced to it in a class at my quilt shop. At another class I purchased the monofilament and liked how it worked. I love wool applique on cotton so the 12 weight is a new one for me to try. Thanks for the information and examples too.

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  145. I have used 40 and 50 weight Aurifil thread for piecing and quilting. I would love to try the 12 weight for wool appliqué, but have not found it locally yet. I would love to try all of them. I attended a lecture about Aurifil and have been completely sold on it!

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  146. I am a relatively new Aurifil user - heard a lot about it and finally bought 5 spools of 50 wt, I love it. I can't see me using anything else for my FMQ on my domestic machine. As for weights, I have a lot of experimentation to do yet.

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  147. I've used a sparse amount of 50wgt from a small collection. And I hoard it :O)

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  148. I buy 50 wt for piecing and quilting. 12 wt is used for embellishments. Thanks for the chance!

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  149. I've only had the opportunity to try the 50 wt and loved it. Thanks for the sweet giveaway!!
    cwayons(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  150. Aurifil is the best. I have used 12 wt and 50 wt and hope to get more choices of colors soon.

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  151. Congratulations!!I've tried 40 and 50 wt both for quilting.

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  152. I have used Aurifil 40 wt and 50 wt... Your quilts are so beautiful and inspirational, thank you for sharing.
    akk_nana@yahoo.com

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  153. I regularly look at the aurifil displays at my fave fabric stores. I finger it, looking covetously at the colors I love, especially in 12wt & 50wt my two most used thread weights.

    However, I then sigh dramatically (lol), cuz my Social Security Disability income really cannot stretch far enough to afford these threads I read so much about over these many years. And that I smile at/over when visiting their displays.
    Congrats to whomever wins!

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  154. i like 50 wt. i use it all the time. Thanks for the giveaway

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  155. Hi Karen! I use 50 wt all the time for machine piecing and hand applique. Gradually using up other brands by basting hexagons so I can have all Aurifil, lol. Thanks for the chance to win, and congrats on your successes.

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  156. Beautiful work. Use 50 at till now on the prowl for the sMplers ❤️❤️❤️

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  157. I have never used arufill thread.. maybe this giveaway is my chance to try it! I have been looking for a new quilting thread...I have been using 50wt for everything and I think it is time to use specific weights for specific things!

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  158. I've never used these threads, but would love to give them a try! I currently use Superior Bottom Line for all my piecing, and a variety of other threads, all weights, for quilting.

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  159. I have only used the 50 weight and love it!

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  160. Kay Hunzinger, 44katydid@gmail.comOctober 29, 2017 at 1:43 PM

    I like the 50 weight for machine piecing.

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  161. I have used the 50, 40 and 12 wt Aurifil threads in my projects but I am really wanting to try working with the 80 wt thread!! Congratulations Karen!!!

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  162. I have tried the 50,40,28, and 12. Love the 28! The 12 is too heavy for my machine. :)

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  163. Love the thread and have used the 50 wt, 40 wt, and 28 wt.It is great on my longarm machine. It is the only thread I use on my domestic machine. I would love this collection.

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  164. I use Aurifill 50 wt for piecing and in the bobbin for quilting. I'd love to try their other weights for quilting.

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  165. I have just used Aurifill 50 wieght so far for machine quilting. I appreciate the chance to try other weights for Art quilts and decorative effects. sewsewsenior@gmail.com

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  166. At this very moment, I have Aurofil 50 weight in the bobbin of my domestic machine for quilting. The color and size blends so well with the backing, and there is no tension issue. Thanks for the opportunity. Hope I'm lucky this time!

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  167. So far, I have only tried 50 wt. - looking forward to trying the others!

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  168. 28, 40 & 50. Congratz on this amazing curated thread collection! Your quilts are inspiring. I'm practicing but impatient...@Kareazs

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  169. Oh Karen your work is so lovely! I would love love love to win your thread sampler..I have not tried aurifil yet..Val

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  170. Thanks for sharing the uses of Aurifil thread! It is inspiring! I have used mainyly 50 weight for quilting but have also used some 12 wt for hand embroidery. Love, love their thread.

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  171. I have not had the opportunity to use them as they are not soldin Greece.

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  172. So far, I've only used the Aurifil in 50wt, but I look forward to and have plans to use all the weights in various future projects. I Love Aurifil Thread and REALLY want to try out their newest release of 40wt 3 ply for the longarm :)

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  173. I am just figuring out the different types of thread and have read great reviews about Aurifil and look forward to ordering. I would love love love to win the sampler. I know my stitching will go easier with the right thread.

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  174. I've only just begun using Aurifil. What I have is 50 wt. Your work is inspiring! When I grow up I want to FMQ just like you!

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  175. I have only used Aurifil 50 weight however this weekend I did purchase some 12 weight to try.

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  176. I've used both 40 and 50 weight, but would love to try some of the others.

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  177. This is a wonderful Aurifil thread collection, Congratulations! I use Aurifil Wt50 for nearly all my machine piecing and a lot of quilting in many different colors. Sometimes I use Wt12 for special quilting lines, that have do stand out, for example stems of flowers in one of my latest projects.
    Greetings from Beate Heibutzki ( beate.heibutzki@gmx.de ) from Germany

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  178. I mostly always use and Aurifil 50wt, but I have used the Smoke Monofilament thread for some applique...when I didn't want the thread color to show.

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  179. I just used Aurifil for the first time, so the only weight I have used it the 50 wt. It went to smoothly that I am on the look out for more to try!

    Sandy A

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  180. I’ve only used the 40wt, just got started a couple of years ago and have become quite addictive to quilting thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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  181. I have used the 50 wt and love it!!

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  182. I am happy for you. I know you have worked hard and deserve all the good in the world. I only use Aurifil, have used 40 and 50wt. and would love to try the others. garvey56@gmail.com

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  183. Just saw you post this on IG...congratulations! I've used them all except the monofilament. But if I win this, I'm giving it to my sister Jody for Christmas. We're both fans but she LOVeS you!

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  184. SO far I've only used the 50 wt that I've been using for EPP and really love it.

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  185. I’m kind of a newbie to Aurifil so I’ve only ever used the 50 wt. Would love to try some of the others. Congrats Karen.

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  186. Love your quilting and love Aurifil! I use a lot of the 50 weight but would like to try the monofilament.

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  187. I have used weights 40 and 50. Love your selections in The Subtle Sampler Collection.
    jeannie.cgan at gmail dot com

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  188. Unfortunately, I have never used Aurafil. It looks like beautiful thread. What fun I could have if I win this wonderful sampler!

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  189. I have used 50 wt for piecing and quilting and some 12wt for big stotch hand quilting. Loved them both.

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  190. I thought I had entered this competition..... I have used the 50wt only and would dearly like to try out the rest. Karen, your thread Pack is a wonderful way to try... thank you Glenice Jones

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  191. I have used the 50 wt for piecing . Thank you for the chance to win this lovely collection.

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  192. I have only used 50 weight for piecing and free motion. I would love to try other weights! Love that this is a sampler

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  193. I have used 50 wt thread I would like to use all the different sizes to see what more I would use!!!

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