Christa’s Giveaway – Aurifil Thread Bundle

It’s time for another giveaway! As with all of the giveaways I’m hosting during my Abacus Quilt Along, you do not have to follow along to participate in the giveaway. Everyone is welcome to comment and enter for a chance to win.

abacus_aurifil_threadBeautiful Aurifil threads I used in my version of Abacus.

Up for grabs this week: A bundle of beautiful 50 weight Aurifil cotton threads! One lucky winner will receive 8 small spools of the same exact colors I used for the machine applique on Abacus; plus a large spool of the same grey I used for the machine quilting.

Click here for a listing of the exact colors of threads and fabrics I chose.

Abacus_machinequilting

Machine quilting is my favorite part of making any quilt – it’s quick, easy, and fun!

To enter, simply leave a comment letting me know what you think about machine applique! Do you love it or hate it? Or are you somewhere in between? You can also mention your favorite method of applique if you like. 🙂

Good luck!

674 thoughts on “Christa’s Giveaway – Aurifil Thread Bundle

  1. ncjeepster says:

    Thanks for showing us, I love machine quilting, but still working to get it right. I only do one block and want to be able to do more than that. But I do love machine quilting!!! Thanks for the giveaway.
    ncjeepster@aol.com

  2. ThreadTime says:

    I’m on the fence regarding machine applique. I’ve done it in the past…before quilting even.. and feel pretty comfortable with it. Definitely not pro level, but still. My favorite method is apply with web interface and a very tight zigzag to cover the edges. I tool Sarah Fielke’s class on Craftsy.com and have tried turn under applique. I did enjoy that and have tried that a few times.

    Thanks for the give away and for sharing all things quilty with us.
    Ramona

  3. Mara says:

    Applique is NOT something I enjoy. I have done some with my machine, using a stitch to mimic buttonhole stitching. A couple of times I used clear thread and was pleased with the outcome. So, I can do it, I just prefer not to.

  4. how2marketing says:

    I love machine applique as it adds more dimension, effects and color to a quilt. So many more possibilities… Would love to try aurafil threads as I have heard so much about them. Thanks!

  5. Sally Heath says:

    I love machine applique as it adds more dimension, effects and color to a quilt. So many more possibilities… Would love to try aurafil threads as I have heard so much about them. Thanks!

  6. Jocelyn Kerr says:

    I’ve tried machine applique only once, and never by hand. I think I was using the wrong thing to adhere the appliques before stitching – my needle kept getting gummed-up. I’d like to try again someday – maybe after I get through some of my UFOs.

  7. Barbara says:

    I only do machine appliqué because I’m too clumsy and impatient to do it by hand. I love combining the appliqué pieces with different thread colors to make it shine.
    Thanks for the chance!

  8. maeve says:

    I love machine appliqué. It’s easy and fun to do. I also do my own free motion quilting. To me, it’s relaxing because it just “flows” along.

  9. Sharon says:

    I took a class at my LQS to learn machine applique and took a trip when the second (and last) class was scheduled. So, my pieces are all cut and ready to sew…I just need to get up the gumption to do it on my own. I would love to win the threads…they just might inspire me to get moving on my project!

  10. Kathy h says:

    I love machine appliqué. I also do needle turn appliqué but it takes so much longer and I think my. Machine does a better job.

  11. Meredith DuHamel says:

    I would love to learn how to machine applique because I think this technique adds a whole new level to quilting. However, I can’t seem to get my machine to cooperate! No matter how hard I try, all the stitches I’ve tried for applique get all bunched up and look absolutely terrible. I need to take the machine in to the store where I purchased it. I essentially paid about $700 for a sewing machine that sews forward and in reverse!! Not good!!

    • Mara says:

      I don’t know if you will read this, but your machine just might need a different foot, my basic singer has a special applique foot that I bought so that it holds down the fabric better, plus if you haven’t already make sure to use a stabilizer on the back of your fabric, that helps a lot to.

  12. Kim McM says:

    I think machine applique is wonderful- so speedy and efficient compared to hand applique, although that has its place, too. I just wish i was better at it!

  13. Suzette says:

    I haven’t done enough applique to really comment, but I have a WIP that includes machine applique. I’m assembling all blocks first before I start the appliquéing! Probably not the best idea!

  14. kris says:

    I have done a little machine applique. When I was working out county fair we had sewing machines set up to invite others to watch us sew and demo things. One of the groups that makes charity quilts brought a whole bunch of fun circles to applique and I ironed them down and did decorative stitches around them. So many people loved these. It makes me want to do a whole quilt.

  15. Jo Lyn Lloyd says:

    I guess I cheat a little, when I can I use my embroidery software and machine to do my applique for me. When that’s not an option, I like to machine applique. Thanks for the giveaway. I love aurifil thread.

  16. Barbara McDonald says:

    Honestly, I’ve never tried machine appliqué, so I couldn’t give a viable opinion.

    So, I guess that makes my favorite method of appliqué hand appliqué.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  17. Carol H. says:

    I have only tried machine applique once, but it was fun. I’m looking forward to playing around with some of the fancy applique stitches my new machine has. Thanks for the giveaway!

  18. Christine Westbrook says:

    Hi Christa! I love machine applique and I love to machine quilt too! I took your advice and took Jacquie’s class on Craftsy and I have been having great fun finishing up some baby quilts using her techniques. Pick me PLEASE!

  19. Jane says:

    Hi Christa 🙂 Thanks for this opp! Hand applique is my respite yet anything involving my sewing machine is heaven as well 🙂
    Best,
    Jane

  20. Jo says:

    Machine applique… I can do it, but don’t use it very often. The two organizations for which I make quilt tops, do not really require applique, so mostly I would use the thread for piecing and machine quilting. I LOVE Aurifil thread and would have one of every single color if I could justify spending the money!!

  21. Lee Ann L. says:

    I haven’t done it enough to have an opinion. But, I have to confess that I’ve done enough to get frustrated! LOL. I just need to do (practice) more and then decide if it is worth the effort or not or not.

  22. JvW says:

    I love the look of machine applique but it takes so long and I get impatient! I need to get better at it so I can go a little faster.

  23. Susan says:

    I think machine applique has a place in my heart. It’s much faster than other methods and can be very functional. I still love the look of needle turn. So, I guess I’m some where in the middle.

  24. anntill says:

    I love machine applique and have made many quilts using both the walking foot and using free motion. The opportunity to use so many threads and designs excites me especially when I am planning my quilting.

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