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Spotlight on Aurifil 2012: Winners Announced

Aurifil is a market-oriented company, dedicated to develop new products based on their quality and threads solutions. Established in 1983, Aurifil is an accomplished Italian company based near Milano, with full-grown experience in producing superior quality cotton threads for professional and domestic quilters. Their success is based on developing projects carefully looking for high quality and style. 

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Win a Mark Lipinski Basics Collection Kit

  

This kit has 12 big spools (1422 yards of thread each) in 50 wt. It is perfect for piecing, detailed machine appliqué, quilting and embroidery!

Here's How to Enter:

Tell us how you will use your Mark Lipinski Basics Collection. Will you use it to piece, machine appliqué, quilt or embroidery? Will it allow you to try something new and increase your quilting skill level? We want to know!

All entries must be posted by midnight (EST) February 29th, 2012. One entry per person please! Please note: You must be logged in to Quilters Club of America to leave a comment. If you haven't created an account, it's easy! All you need is a username, password and email address.

Three lucky winners will be announced in March. Good Luck!

Disclaimer: Winners will be notified via email. If you are notified as a winner, you will have 7 days to respond to the email. If you do not respond, your prize will be awarded at random to another participant. 

Congratulations to our three lucky winners:

SewingtchrI love, love, love Aurifil thread! If I had more of it, I'd use it on everything! At the moment, I would just use it for piecing. I especially love how "lintless" it is, compared with other threads I've used for piecing. I'd love to have this collection to use it for quilting as well as piecing. Aurifil is AWESOME!

pegmislock: Hi, since my retirement in 2006, I've become a fulltime quilter working almost exclusively on quilts to be donated to charitable causes such as Quilts of Valor, Project Linus and pillowcases for children and babies at I.A. DuPont Hospital for Children and the neighboring Ronald MacDonald House.  I've only just discovered Aurifil in the last year and was thrilled that as a bobbin thread, it lasts significantly longer.  It's become my 'go-to' thread for everything.  I love the fact that I don't have to stop as often to change bobbins, especially when doing the final machine quilting. This beautiful collection of neutral Aurifil thread would be a tremendous help.

KrisTJ: I have been playing on my new sewing machine the last few weeks and I am piecing, appliquéing and thread painting. I love, love, love thread!


Comments

pathealey wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Tuesday, 31 January 2012, 9:17 AM

This lucky winner will piece, patch and quilt all sorts of lovely items with the fabulous Aurifil thread. I am working on a retro hippie era Butterfly Garden applique quilt now. Aurifil will be the best finishing touch.

surfinglindy wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Tuesday, 31 January 2012, 9:29 AM

If I were to win I'd use the Aurifil thread to piece "itty bitty" quilts, my Trip Aound the World quilts with patches smaller than a quarter inch square. A quilt measuring 3 1/8 inches x 2 7/8 inches contains approximatey 150 patches, so a very fine thread is essential. Aurifil is my favorite!

morrob wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Tuesday, 31 January 2012, 10:01 AM

I love applique and using fancy stitching so I would use the  thread for that.

janicey wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Tuesday, 31 January 2012, 10:07 AM

Although I've been quilting for years, I finally saved my money to order the most expensive quilt kit i've ever purchased, so i'd use the Mark Lipinski Basics Collection to complete my first family heirloom. :-)

Mary Ann wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Tuesday, 31 January 2012, 10:18 AM

I would use the thread for all my piecing on all my quilts. If the color matches or is a good contrast for my applicae I would also use it for that.  It also works great for quilting when I want to blend rather than accent the quilt design. I love the aurifil thread because it doesn't leave a bunch of fuzz on my machine.

Sewlove2create wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Tuesday, 31 January 2012, 10:23 AM

After watching Mark Lipinski's video, which was very entertaining, I would love to win his basic collection to see how much better my piecing will be. I love the idea of having the thread as much space in the seam so the seam lays better.

swalker287 wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Tuesday, 31 January 2012, 11:59 AM

I love how little space Aurifil thread takes up.  It helps keep my piecing more accurate.  I would use the basics kit to replenish my dwindling supply of very useful colors that I sew with on a regular basis.  Also, Aurifil doesn't muck up my machine like some other brands of thread.

Marilyn Wood wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Tuesday, 31 January 2012, 12:05 PM

I would love to winand use the thread kit to piece my quilts and also machine quilt it.

Shelor wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Tuesday, 31 January 2012, 1:56 PM

I love, love, love Aurifil thread.  Whenever I enter a quilt shop, the first thing I look for is their selection of threads.  I would use it on everything.

Elizabeth P. wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Tuesday, 31 January 2012, 3:05 PM

If I were to win a Mark Lipinski Basics Collection Kit, I would use it to piece and machine quilt a special "Grandma Love's You" quilt for my first grandson, due in May.

Marlys Letts wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Tuesday, 31 January 2012, 3:59 PM

Since I think Aurifil is the only really great quilting thread, if I were to win the collection, I would use it for everything I make - quilts, wallhangings, fabric bowls, Christmas stockings, hot pads - just everything.  I don't like to use any thread other than Aurifil for all of my projects.

Barbaraannmc wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Tuesday, 31 January 2012, 4:19 PM

I have all the pieces cut out for a pretty wallhanging and I would love to use it for that.

mto2golsen@gmail.com wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Tuesday, 31 January 2012, 4:43 PM

I would use the thread on quilts.  I've finished 2 quilts so far, and have 3 more in the works, but have not been able to try thread as nice as Aurifil.  It would be great to use a non-linty, strong, less-bulky thread to quilt & piece with.

QUILTER OVERWHELMED wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Tuesday, 31 January 2012, 7:13 PM

I will use the thread in every way possible, to try it out since I've never used it.

pomlvr317 wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Tuesday, 31 January 2012, 7:28 PM

I would love to have this since I'm fairly new to quilting and still gathering supplies. Would use it for piecing and for all my quilting needs.

Elizabeth Lee wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Tuesday, 31 January 2012, 7:30 PM

Aurifil is such a wonderful thread, I would use it for all my sewing projects.

Joycee wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Tuesday, 31 January 2012, 8:40 PM

Would love to try Aurifil thread.  I love the little box it comes in.

Marcia W. wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Tuesday, 31 January 2012, 9:01 PM

Aurifil is supposed to be great for piecing and quilting. I would use the thread for piecing, try my first applique, and attempt machine quilting (normally hand quilt).

Oh yes, would love to have a basics kit as those are just my colors... Thanks for the chance.

Sewingtchr wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Tuesday, 31 January 2012, 9:02 PM

I love, love, love Aurifil thread! If I had more of it, I'd use it on everything! At the moment, I just use it for piecing. I especially love how "lintless" it is, compared with other threads I've used for piecing. I'd love to have this collection to use it for quilting as well as piecing. Aurifil is AWESOME!

Pat

marlou wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Tuesday, 31 January 2012, 10:22 PM

Piecing and quilting and even a little applique.  Aurifil would add just that extra loving touch to the quilts I make for hospice.  Would love to win these Mark!!

Katwen wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Tuesday, 31 January 2012, 10:47 PM

This will be wonderful for piecing - fine & lovely neutrals!

Carol Barringer wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 5:37 AM

I need thread! Somehow I forget to stock up on thread when I'm buying fabric. I use the neutrals a lot when piecing multiple colors. I have never used Aurifil thread; the local fabric store doesn't carry it. I'd love to try it out -- I am intrigued by the lint-free aspect.

jessibir wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 8:04 AM

I LOVE LOVE LOVE AURIFIL for piecing - especially the smaller pieces I prefer to work with.  Also is great for paper piecing.  I think it is about time I learn to machine applique - this would be awesome!

Val wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 8:28 AM

I would use the Aurifil for quilting, sewing clothes for grandkids and possibly for embroidery.

Alley wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 9:00 AM

Well, I am knew to quilting; in fact at this point I have been piecing with very little quilting.  What I have found is the "tools" sincerely make the finished product. I would perhaps try my hand at quilting and gain the basic skill so that I can grow to the more advanced quilting techniques.

Greg wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 9:32 AM

I will use the basics to learn applique; i've been piecing and quilting for years, but "scared" of applique...but starting to eye applique projects.

Bunny wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 9:59 AM

I love the aurifil for applique....

Tracy wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 10:17 AM

Aurifil is new to me so I would love to try it! Especially for quilting and applique.

nanayane wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 10:17 AM

I'f I'm lucky enough to win I will finally finish a Halloween quilt for my daughter, complete a couple baby quilts and slap together a paperpieced heart quilt I already started for a blushing bride to be this coming September...pretty sure I'll use it ALL UP!

Nancy Davis wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 10:17 AM

I'd use the Aurifil Basic Collection to quilt.  I love the neutral colors that are perfect for so many quilts.  And I especially love how this thread does not fuzz my quilting machine!  LOVE IT!

BamaGirl wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 10:21 AM

If I won this thread collection, I think that I'd use it for piecing -- I've got a want-to-do list of quite a few quilt tops and this thread would be put to great use!!!  :-)

JudyP wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 10:22 AM

Love the thread and the fact that it leaves little lint in my wonderful sewing machine - - I was constantly cleaning my bobbin area before.  I would use it to help my three beautiful granddaughters piece their own family heirlooms (all under 13 yrs old).  They love fabric as much as I do and want to decorate their new bedrooms with their fabric art.

gailinva wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 10:23 AM

I adore Aurafil thread and use it for hand applique as well as piecing. This set would add to my collection. Aurafil is a good value and of exceptional quality (my machine loves it's low lint as compared to other brands. Yes, I love Aurafil!!!!!

madme wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 10:24 AM

If this is the collection to win, I'd use it in my piecing and quilting mostly...those neutral colors are great.  I haven't tried Aurifil threads yet, but would love to.  I hear great things about it.  I'm not wonderful enough at quilting to use contrasting threads so always pick a neutral to minimize those uneven stitches! :P

Walt wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 10:25 AM

Piecing,applique, and some quilt embellishing is how I would use the Aurifil thread.

kath_stirut wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 10:27 AM

I would use the Aurifil collection to piece, applique and to quilt with.  I love the thread because it doesn't lint up my machine.  I love the way it blends into my fabric. And also, my machine loves it too. It gets rather fussy as to what thread I use. I have several projects in the works that I could use this on.

Angi wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 10:29 AM

I want to try Aurafil thread so bad!  I would use it for machine piecing, machine applique, and machine quilting!  I am new to quilting and just learned the value of using quality thread, Aurafil thread would certainly help me improve my skills!!!

Mo Pfister wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 10:30 AM

I am currently in two applique clubs.  I am working on the Country Cottage Mystery quilt from Shabby Fabrics.  I am also working on several projects this year from Edyta Sitar of laundry basket quilts.  These are PERFECT colors for my projects and I was delighted to see the chance to win them.  Thanks for the opportunity.

BethinMich wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 10:30 AM

Although I've pieced quilts before by machine, I've only machine quilted a crib quilt.  I'm taking an online machine quilting class now, and am eager to finish a top that has been stowed away for years, and quilt it by machine. I want to use the best thread for that undertaking!  

kath_stirut wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 10:32 AM

I don't know if my last post came through so I'll try again.  If I win the Aurifil thread, I would use it for piecing, applique, and quilting. I love the way it doesn't lint up my machine

LadyDi wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 10:32 AM

I'd like to win the free basic collection kit just to try the thread.  I've heard so many good things about it and look forward to using it in my piecing, applique and quilting.  

chriswri@earthlink.net wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 10:32 AM

I would love to win this collection!  I am a newish quilter and have learned a lot in the past year about perfect piecing and that it requires fine, strong thread for the very small stitches I now use.  I am working on fabric from Germany that my sister sent to me and making table runners.  This thread would be perfect!

Paulette wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 10:33 AM

I have never used the Aurfil thread, but, I always like trying new things.

I do all my quilting by hand.

Nancy wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 10:33 AM

Aurifil is wonderful for piecing--it does not add bulk to the seams so the pieces stay accurate to the cut size.  I will use it for piecing.

loganian wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 10:36 AM

I love this thread, as others have said it doesn't leave a lot of lint in the bobbin area, another advantage is that you don't have to fill the bobbin as often as the thread is fine and more thread fits on the bobbin.  A big plus for me.  Even tho the thread is fine, it is super strong.  Looks great on all my applique's and when I use it for quilting it helps make me look like I know what I am doing.  My local quilt shop does not carry this thread so I have problems matching colors to my fabric when I do use it for quilting.  The colors in this box are just perfect for the piecing I do.  This thread does not take a lot of room in the seam so it makes it a lot easier to match seams.  Love, love, love this thread.

mschfmkrs wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 10:37 AM

I have not had the opportunity to experience the quality of the Aurifil thread as it isn't available in my rural area, but after reading all the wonderful comments made above, I would truly love the opportunity to win this collection so I could experience using it to create my quilts.  Thank you and wish me "Good Luck" in winning this collection.

Pat Brich wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 10:39 AM

I have been wanting to try Aurifil thread to make my seams less bulky and this basic collection would be just the ticket.  The fact that it can also be used for applique and quilting is a big plus, no more having different threads for different applications.

lmaxson wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 10:40 AM

Love it. Pieced a quilt of bright colors and Quilted it with the gray for blending, but have a problem in the purchasing it. My Quilt store carries very little of it so I really would love to win the thread collection.

be_happy15 wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 10:41 AM

I would use it for piecing...but also for quilting. I am looking to purchase a brand new longarm and a bunch of thread is just what I need to practice, practice, practice until I can longarm like a champ!

saintsusie wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 10:42 AM

Love Aurifil thread and would use it to piece all the fabulous batik fabrics in my collection.  I do not want to make quilts to treasure with that fabulous fabric and Aurifil would allow me to do that !Thanks for the opportunity to win this great collection !

grannie04 wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 10:43 AM

I do most of my quilting in "basic" colors, so would love to win this.  The color selection would provide some great contrast for both light and dark fabrics.  I would love to win!

drafter29 wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 10:43 AM

I've been cross stitching animals for a quilt.  When I quilt it, I want the best thread possible for quilting, since I'm putting so much time & effort into it.  This collection would be perfect.

Carla Hellwege wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 10:45 AM

I recently started using Aurifil thread and love, love, love it! Our small local quilt store does not carry Aurifil thread so I would love to add this collection to my current 2 spool collection. I have found the thread to do what is advertised- less lint, more thread on the bobbin (thus saving time and bulk) and less bulk on my piecing. I have MANY projects lined up and waiting! Thank you!

nanasewstoo wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 10:45 AM

As a newly returning sewer I've just learned the best thread to use are the grays/greys and neutrals as

shown in the Aurifil collection.  They look as though they'd be a "dream" to handle and work with.  I have projects to finish in piecing, embroidery, and machine quilting and would be delighted to switch to Aurifil to finish these projects and then create new ones!

grape quilts wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 10:46 AM

I used my first spool of Aurifil this past December and what a difference a spool makes!  I used it both to piece and to quilt and was amazed at how smoothly my machine ran.  Being rather compulsive about being "tidy" I also appreciate knowing exactly where my spools are and that they remain dust and light free in my drawer without being tangled!

judy schwARZMANN wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 10:47 AM

i would use  the thread for      paper piecing - neutral colors are easier to use with so many different colors.

Linda wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 10:52 AM

I am a relatively new quilter and currently use Aurifil for piecing.  My goal for this year is to learn to machine quilt.  Aurifil will definitely be my choice of thread as I develop this new skill.  I love the neutral color palette.

azeagles wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 10:57 AM

I love aurifil thread and use it for all  my piecing. The win would add to the colors I already have and use.

feffertim wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 11:04 AM

I would use it for piecing.  I love Aurifil thread and really need some neutral colors like this.  Hope I win

feffertim wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 11:05 AM

I would use it for piecing.  I love Aurifil thread and really need some neutral colors like this.  Hope I win

JAP wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 11:07 AM

Even though I have heard numerous advertisements, I have never used Aurifil thread.  I would use it for piecing, machine quilting, and applique.  

tmyles wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 11:08 AM

I use neutral colored thread for piecing quilts.  I have heard so much about Aurifil from Mark and would love to try it on my first attempt at an art quilt.

Nancy wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 11:09 AM

I would definitely use it for machine piecing.  I'm also a beginner home machine quilter, and I've discovered the importance of good thread in doing nice machine quilting.

fabrichoarder wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 11:09 AM

I've used Aurifil thread since 2000.  It is the only thread I use.  The question isn't what I would use Aurifil for....it's what I wouldn't use it for!  I love using it for piecing and machine embroidering simple delicate stitches.  It also keeps my machine cleaner with less lint!  The thread is ideal for hand applique and very fine embroidery.  Beautiful....it is a pleasure to use it.  I never have to stop and think about what kind of thread I need for any of my projects, I just reach for my Aurifil.

mblarse wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 11:10 AM

Wow, it would be GREAT to win this collection. I do applique table runners and wall hangings, fabric bowls and boxes, and machine embroidery. All of these projects look so much better with aurifil thread. And the way it goes through the machine is spectacular. Thank-you for offerring this contest to win this set.

mblarse wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 11:10 AM

Wow, it would be GREAT to win this collection. I do applique table runners and wall hangings, fabric bowls and boxes, and machine embroidery. All of these projects look so much better with aurifil thread. And the way it goes through the machine is spectacular. Thank-you for offerring this contest to win this set.

terriquilt1 wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 11:15 AM

I have not yet used Aurifil thread, but would love to try it for my piecing and machine quilting. I've heard nothing but good things about the thread!

Charda wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 11:17 AM

I would use the Aurifil Thread to piece and quilt.  I would also have to find somthing new to try like machine appliqué.  

Charda wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 11:17 AM

I would use the Aurifil Thread to piece and quilt.  I would also have to find somthing new to try like machine appliqué.  

rinnie wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 11:19 AM

I am always looking for new threads to use on my handquilting works.  I like to do applique and some trread art on tablerunners and wall hangings and a great quality thread shows up the details the best.  Thank you .

Vickievan wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 11:19 AM

whooopee!  I would use the thread to piece, piece, piece. I have so many UFO's and my goal is to finih at least half of them, this year!  That thread would be an excellent tool to use to accomplish my goal!  Don't get me wrong...I am participating in 3 BOM quilts, where I am current :-) and I am publishing a Mystery Quilt, for my guild, where I am actually one step ahead, for demo purposes.. Thanks for the chance to win this Terrific Thread.

kml7559 wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 11:23 AM

I would use the threads to do my quilting - for stitch in the ditch - they would be wonderful and make my projects shine

LindKay wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 11:23 AM

I would be happy to receive Mark's Aurifil collection to start and finish several projects I have.  The color choice may be called "Basics", but I call them "Necessary".  These colors will blend or stand alone any where you choose to use them.  Thanks for the chase to win!

Sharon wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 11:26 AM

Yes! I would use use use this thread until, sniff, it was all gone! I am especially looking forward to piecing with this thread. My next quilt will have a lot of black in it. Since black thread is especially linty from most manufactures that I have tried (so is red), I am excited to try the black in this basic line from Mark! Quilty hugs!

ichan wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 11:31 AM

I love Aurifil!!!!!!!!!  I will use it to piece, piece, piece my quilts!  Thanks!

emguidry wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 11:33 AM

I would use the thread for machine quilting and piecing. Just recently I have started using more and more threads in my quilts. This would be a good addition to my small collection.

libbylondon wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 11:34 AM

I will use the Aurifil to machine embroidery a special quilt I am making for my grand-daughter.

Linny t wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 11:35 AM

I would use it to machine quilt my loads of UFO's to start with.  I've been wanting to try thread painting by machine, too.

karenbelle84 wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 11:36 AM

I would use the thread to piece my quilts. Love the neutral colors.

lbergey wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 11:37 AM

These are the colors I use, but I haven't gotten a chance to try Aurifil thread yet (but would love to try them!). I'm working on quilts for my nieces to take to college and on smaller quilts for my guild's Community Quilts donation program (cancer kids, foster kids, teen mom's babies,....).

Nehmah62 wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 11:38 AM

Should I win, these will be used to create freehand machine borders instead of hems for quilted skirts.  nehmah62

Sherry wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 11:39 AM

Should I be fortunate enough to win this fabulous thread gift,  I will use it to  begin my first machine quilt project.......start with a tablerunner, then a wall hanging then a quilt  I have read y for a friend who faces a major back surgery this spring........I have high hopes :-) !

geannine wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 11:40 AM

I love to piece with Aurifil thread - I've been using it for years and love it.  Since using it I've noticed much less bobbin dust bunnies than other brands I have tried.  It's fine enough not to take up too much room in the 1/4" seam allowance but also strong.   Looks like Mark's basic collection is the perfect piecing companion.  I see lots of the colors I use (but am running low on)!  In fact I need to replace my black soon and the mid-taupe is getting close.  I could sure use this wonderfule set!

PennyWyo wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 11:43 AM

What will I do with my Mark Lipinski Basic Collection Kit from Aurifil?????  Why, EVERYTHING!  I will piece, applique, quilt and anything else that it looks it might be good for.  I asked the local sewing and quilt stores for so long to carry the full collection of this thread, but to no avail.  After input from other customers, my local sewing machine dealer now carries the entire line.  The ENTIRE line!  Yes, I immediately made a purchase and am finishing free motion quilting a quilt on my machine right now.  AND....since I quilt for other people, I encourage them to purchase Aurifil for me to use.  No breaks!  No knotting!  Just beautiful and goes a long way on the large spools.

Marsha-SM wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 11:43 AM

I have been wanting to use Aurifil thread but have no other place but the internet to buy it.  I just don't remember THREAD when I buy fabric.  Have been learning FMQ and have had problems with shredding and breaking of my thread.  Have heard this is stronger and finer than what I am using so would like to try it to possibly solve one of my FMQ problems.

rita goshorn wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 11:45 AM

love that thread ... i use it for applique, piecing backgrounds and quilting the piece.  these neutral colors are perfect as i use lots of them.

sawilder wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 11:45 AM

I learned how to free-motion quilt on my home machine in 2011.  Although I'm not great at it, I would use it to work at it more and experiment with different designs.

annie.gram wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 11:47 AM

I've heard how wonderful Aurifil is, but it's not available at any of my local shops. I would love to try it for piecing and quilting!

ewrichards2 wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 11:49 AM

I would use the Aurifil thread to piece.  It would be great to experience why people love it so much!

Carey wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 11:50 AM

I will use it to piece many projects many of some I have never tried piecing before. It will also let you me practice my machine quilting free motion of course without being to obvious so I can see how good or bad I am at it.

jadavn wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 11:59 AM

I use Aurifil to piece everything I make and would love to add some more to my collection!

sallyqiad wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 12:03 PM

I'd use this set to applique by machine--gorgeous colours!

Ginochka wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 12:06 PM

I will use this beautiful thread for piecing, applique and for my long arm quilting machine. Aurifil is very strong and yet fine and shows very nicely as the quilting thread on a quilt.

eva961 wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 12:07 PM

I have yet to try Aurifil thread, but I have been admiring them over the last several months.  If I were to win this collection, I most certainly incorporate them with my machine and hand sewing applique quilting.

Lisa wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 12:21 PM

I love this thread because it doesn't fill up my machine with lint.  I'd use the greys to piece and the tans and black for applique.  

MCRider wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 12:24 PM

I would use it for a quilting project--maybe even one of those UFOs sitting around.

hsthomas wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 12:25 PM

Because Aurafil is so fine, I'd use it most to do more accurate piecing. And having a variety of basic colors would allow my piecing to blend better. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

gardendi wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 12:30 PM

I would use this great kit for quilting.  I like to keep my business in town at our local quilting shop, but I would switch to online with this thread.  I heard about it in my quilting club. I want to learn free motion quilting.  Winning this thread collection would give me the push I need.

Tia11 wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 12:31 PM

I would use it for quilting.  I have never used Aurafil before so this would be a great new experience for me.  I might even try some decorative stitches also.

Pat wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 12:36 PM

Using quality thread, like Aurifil, for all my quilting projects has been one of the best investments I have made in my crafting. Early on I used the cheapest stuff I could find and often wondered why I had breaking thread or lots of lint in my machine. Since changing my piecing and quilting have improved. That instructor who recommended Aurifil was right on.

endresmissy wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 12:37 PM

I would use it for piecing.  I have never used Aurafil before and would look forward to trying a new product.  I am also a beginner quilter and still need to add to my supplies and learn about new products.

barnyard@dishmail.net wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 12:38 PM

I would love to add these basics to my thread collection! Aurafil thread is so smooth and lint free, I could piece to my hearts content.

luvdafroggy wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 12:39 PM

I would use this kit to piece and to quilt and see how I like to use Aurifil the best.  I've never had the opportunity to use it so it would be a fun experience.

dgthoel@ncn.net wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 12:52 PM

Well, I would use it for everything.  I have heard so much about Aurfil; I would love to try it.  Actually, I would use it for quilting.

kplaposata wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 12:53 PM

I'm a machine piecer, so it will go into the quilts I make this year.  I love the smoothness of Aurifil.  Kathie L in Allentown

Mary wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 1:00 PM

I've been intrigued since seeing advertisements for Aurifil, but have never seen it for sale.  I'd use it for piecing and possibly applique, should I ever actually lay my hands on some.

sharonkofoed wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 1:04 PM

I am just starting to quilt and I would use the collection of Aurifil threads to make a Star of Bethlehem quilt that I am just dying to make!

Mary wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 1:05 PM

I have a few quilt tops to finish so I have put my machine away for awhile.  The Aurifil thread would be great to help me finish hand quilting my "ufo"s" and get back to making more tops.

Nana wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 1:15 PM

I would use these threads for everything...piecing, quilting, applique.  I have recently started hand quilting and I love using Aurifil thread.  This neutral collection is perfect for everything I do.

golanquilter wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 1:19 PM

I would just love to try this thread for piecing and quilting. I would really like to see the difference in my machine.  I have heard and read only good things about this thread

kayws wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 1:22 PM

Auriful is my go to thread. stronger that some and just blends into what ever you sew. Love it for piecing and machine quilting.

jpadden53 wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 1:24 PM

I would use the thread for the piecing especially...no lint build up and the seams lay so perfectly.  Thanks for giving us the contest!

mblittle5 wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 1:25 PM

I love machine piecing and machine quilting, but I'm hoping to learn to hand piece soon, so I could see me using this thread collection in many ways.

JoyceLM wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 1:27 PM

Lovely thread - I'd use it for piecing and quilting.  Thanks for the chance to win.

blueeyesfirst wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 1:35 PM

If I win I would use the thread to piece and quilt my next quilt for my daughter bed. She is big into pink and purple and white. It will be great.

Glenda wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 1:35 PM

The Aurifil thread collection is beautiful.  I have been contemplating a "Rose of Sharon" machine appliques quilt.  If I win these beautiful threads I will use them on that applique project.  

marykirk@q.com wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 1:40 PM

I LOVE LOVE LOVE AURIFIL for applique.  I have just learned to needle turn aplique and it sure helps to keep the thread from showing.

marsada6460 wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 1:47 PM

I've never used Aurafil, but I've heard that it's wonderful! I would like to try some Aurafil on some machine applique, and to embellish some crazy quilting.

Elizabeth wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 1:48 PM

I would use these beautiful threads to piece and applique quilts I am making for my brand new, three week old granddaughter, Sophie.  After being a mother of 3 sons and one grandson....I am thrilled to be sewing girly, girl projects for her.  Aurifil's products are of such high quality I know when using them, they will last a lifetime.  Thanks for the opportunity to share...Good luck all you quilters out there!

Pegmislock wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 1:51 PM

Hi, since my retirement in 2006, I've become a fulltime quilter working almost exclusively on quilts to be donated to charitable causes such as Quilts of Valor, Project Linus and pillowcases for children and babies at I.A. DuPont Hospital for Children and the neighboring Ronald MacDonald House.  I've only just discovered Aurifil in the last year and was thrilled that as a bobbin thread, it lasts significantly longer.  It's become my 'go-to' thread for everything.  I love the fact that I don't have to stop as often to change bobbins, especially when doing the final machine quilting. This beautiful collection of neutral Aurifil thread would be a tremendous help.

Linda E in AZ wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 2:05 PM

This looks like a wonderful collection of neutral threads.  I've always wanted to try Aurifil, and these threads would be tried out for piecing, for bobbin thread, and probably also for quilting.  I make a lot of community quilts for our guild, so thread is always a great thing to acquire!

thanks!

jackietrem wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 2:08 PM

I would like to use the Aurifil thread for machine piecing and quilting.  I've heard it's also wonderful for hand appliqué.  I don't have a source for this thread in my local quilt shops and I haven't had an opportunity to order any online yet, so it would be wonderful to win this thread so I could try it out.

Linda Wynn wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 2:13 PM

I would use them to create beautiful quilt designs as my goal this year is to finish all of the quilt tops I have so others can enjoy them as I do.

Sharon wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 2:27 PM

I already use Aurifil to piece my quilts.  It is wonderful.  I would like to try it for quilting my quilts, also.

lumagoo wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 2:28 PM

Just think of all the piecing I could do.....  I have heard a number of people use Aurifil thread for paper piecing and I would like to try that too!  It looks like enough thread to even try a some quilting!  Too many ideas for all those spools of thread!

llCleary wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 2:31 PM

I'm a piecer!  I LOVE Aurifil.  Perfect weight, which I like even my machine loves Aurifil.  I also try to do some machine quilting, still challenging but just have to keep at it.

duff wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 2:32 PM

after a little research, I see that these are 50 wt spools so I will most definitely piece with them--oh! like butter! (just bought my first spool and I'm in ♥) I haven't tried machine quilting with it yet so I would try that!! thanks!

cathieinva wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 2:43 PM

well, I have to admit as a quilter and beginning longarmer I have or thought I had just about every thread known.  BUT I do NOT have a single spool of Aurafil!!!  what's with that?!  I have heard so much about Aurafil and how much the longarmers love this stuff from the yahoo groups I belong to that I am truly wanting to try it.  This contest is an excellent venue for me to check out what EVERYONE is talking about when they say what a dream it is to use Aurafil!  

Liz wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 2:46 PM

I am a confident beginner quilter and I haven't tried machine quilting yet.  I'm not very patient when it comes to hand quilting so I really want to give this a go.  I have a baby quilt that needs to layered and this would be a good quilt to start machine quilting with.

ioiita54@aol.com wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 2:59 PM

I will definitely use Mark's Basics threads for machine piecing and needleturn applique.

Dawn Childs wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 3:05 PM

As the lucky winner, I will adventure into machine quilting.  I have always sent my quilts off to someone else to do the quilting.  I got a new machine in June, and now that I have familiarized myself with the basics of using the machine, I am ready to take the next leap and quilt with it.  From all I've read Aurifil is the recommended thread for quilting by machine.

CEJBLACK wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 3:18 PM

I would use the thread to piece, do decorative border stitching, and quilt.  This would be ideal for most projects in my Sewing Club (I have a new machine and am learning how to use all its features), and for projects in the new owners' classes. Thank you.

Beth Ricketts wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 3:21 PM

i would use the thread to piece and quilt.  I only have two colors right now, dk grey and lt. grey and would love to have more.

Rae Ann (aka: Raven) wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 3:26 PM

If I were the lucky recipient of the Aurifil thread, I would use it for Handpiecing, as that is about all I do.  I currently use thread from Joann's as we don't have any other place to find hand sewing thread in my area.  I would love to try something new!  I'm always on the lookout for better quality threads, fabrics and batting for my hand pieced quilt tops.  Thanks so much for the wonderful opportunity to win and try a new product.  Regards.

Pat wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 3:29 PM

Aurafil is one of the best threads available,  I have used to piece and quilt with wonderful results.  I would love to win the package put togethr by Mark.  I am sure the colors would be a wonderful addition to any quilters collection.

di952diane wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 3:34 PM

If I won, I would use this as my opportunity to relearn quilting techniques.

Sharon Decker wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 3:34 PM

Aurifil works for everything so the sky is the limit for its uses.  Love it.

Luvey wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 3:36 PM

I love machine applique and would so enjoy winning this thread to do more...thank you.

sandra timmons wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 3:37 PM

The Mark Lipinski Basics Collection Kit will be used for my new blue and white heart quilt that I am working on - for me.  This would just be so perfect.  Thank you for a chance to win and to make a quilt every more special.

Sandi T.

sandit1@sbcglobal.net

Janers wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 3:41 PM

I'd use it for piecing and hand quilting -- but I'd like to give machine quilting a try too so I'd use it for that as well!  Thank you for the chance to win some Aurafil threads!

binkiege wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 3:43 PM

I'm new to quilting, and also on a strict budget, so I haven't been able to try out many things. But I keep seeing how wonderful Aurifil thread is a itch to try some out. I think if I won I would make the most with what I got and probably quilt with the thread. Maybe a mini project! I think as I continue to try out new products and tools, I definitely advance my skills and learn.

Thanks for the chance.

H wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 3:46 PM

I am just dabbling in the quilt-piecing world a little bit, as I mainly sew garments.  I see comments complementing Aurifil on its strength, but mostly from quilters.  I would like to try it for garment sewing.

taters55 wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 3:50 PM

I have not tried to do any applique but would love to learn, but these would go into my pieced quilting for sure!

NancyJB wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 4:02 PM

I love Aurifill thread, it is the best.  I mostly do pieced quilts and would use this collection on the blocks and quilts I make for Quilts of Valor, and local charity quilts.  The costs of making these has gone up, and this would be a great help!

sherry-mueller@sbcglobal.net wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 4:04 PM

I would use the thread for piecing.  In addition to its multiple uses for all machine piecing due to the neutral colors, this thread would especially be helpful working on my Dear Jane quilt.  A thin thread is very important when piecing 4-1/2 blocks that contain 40-50 pieces in that little block.

MosaicMaven wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 4:06 PM

I have so many applique and English paper piecing projects I could try this thread on.

Gwen Boyce wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 4:18 PM

I would use the Mark Lipinski Basics Collection to help me create my first ever embroidered squares quilt. I envision the various blocks with a like design sewn with these great colors. Just bring it on!

Barb Colvin wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 4:21 PM

I'd use these threads for piecing and machine applique.  I've never tried Aurifil, so this would be a great way to get to know this thread.  I might even get brave and try some English paper piecing with it--something new :)

ttkcc123 wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 4:23 PM

I am learning how to embroidery on my new brother - the aurifill would work great. I also longarm quilts for family, friends and donation quilts - the aurifill would work great. I also need to piece all those quilts - the aurifill would work great for that too!

chelius@enter.net wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 4:34 PM

I use basics to piece and quilt.  These would give me more choices to branch out and try new techniques.

wicwas3@msn.com wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 4:38 PM

I'd be using the thread to piece and quilt a baseball quilt I'm designing for my new son-in-law.  He went to college on a partial baseball scholarship, has continued playing baseball and softball, and was just named coach of his high school's freshman girls' softball team.  So you can see, ball is important in his life, and I know he'll be thrilled with a baseball quilt.

Bobbie Blake wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 4:39 PM

I have been sewing for 64 years.  I just retired and have start quilting and making Grand children's clothes, blankets, and wraps. The materials have come a long way over the years with new and exciting threads, fabrics, machines and techniques.  It is extremely exciting and fun. I would use the collection to experiment with new techniques and ideas in embroidery, applique, and quilting.  

47lilpolock@live.com wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 4:42 PM

I've never used Aurifil threads and would love to see how they hold up and piece patterns together.  I've been wanting to purchase some of their threads but haven't had the money to spend on them.  Thank you.

Janet Crossman wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 4:49 PM

I have been waiting to try the Aurifil threads and this will give me the chance to piece, piece and piece my quilt tops, I sew on quilts everyday.

pblanton wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 4:51 PM

I have never tried this thread before; how nice of an introduction it would be, if I were to win.

I am a return to the fold sewer after a 30 years.  I now have a sew, sew wonderful life and love it!!!!

MARILYNM-14 wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 4:54 PM

I have read about Aurifl threads and how good they are. I would use them to quilt, piece, machine applique to see which I would like the best.

MARILYNM-14 wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 4:54 PM

I have read about Aurifl threads and how good they are. I would use them to quilt, piece, machine applique to see which I would like the best.

picklepieces wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 5:00 PM

This thread would be used for piecing, quilting, and maybe embroidery.  Thanks.  tapickle@juno.com

Diane Williams wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 5:05 PM

With Aurifi threads I would use them as an addition to serging my skirts, aprons, etc.  by adding them to the wave stitch.  Beautiful they will be!

Linda wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 5:09 PM

If I win this kit I will be using it to piece, quilt, applique and embroider.  I love sewing and I'm always in need of quality threads.

knewton@sktc.net wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 5:09 PM

I would use the Aurifil thread to piece and quilt my projects! I just love Aurifil thread, but own very little of it. I won a spool and just fell in love with it. It makes the piecing so much nicer!!

quiltingcop wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 5:14 PM

I just went to a retreat with Pat Wys and heard all the wonderful things about Aurifil thread. I would use it to piece quilts and other fun projects and for applique. If I were the lucky winner I would get to try out this new thread and become a convert! A new customer, single with no children with plenty of disposable income! Pick me, pick me! Hahaha

kajor74 wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 5:18 PM

Applique! That is the technique I want to learn and spotlight this year.  I would use the thread to increase my experience doing applique.

Wismom wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 5:25 PM

The possibilities are endless! I'm starting to spread my wings from just simple stitch in the ditch to trying different designs on my quilts. The last quilt I made and finished was for a friend that is undergoing cancer treatments. I purchased a lovely plum/dk mauve Aurifil thread at our local quilt expo that looked great with the plums, browns, teals and cream in the quilt. I bit the bullet, used a sunflower with leaves design and it turned out wonderfully! Needless to say I am ready to do more and Aurifil's beautiful threads will help to spur on my creativity!

Carole wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 5:32 PM

I would love to win the Airofil thread.  I would use it to piece my quilts and quilt them.

mousepuddin wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 5:33 PM

I would love to try Aurifil to Quilt a quilt. I would also love to try it for piecing and hand sewing binding. I have just started doing alittle more than stippling on my quilts and would like to fine some new and interesting threads.

Kelley wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 5:35 PM

I would love to use the Aurifil thread collection on a whole cloth quilt. Either quilt it on the long arm or DSM.

 Thanks

   Kelley

Cathy J wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 5:48 PM

I would use the thread collection for quilting,piecing, and applique. I just started applique so it would be fun to use it.

quiltbk wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 5:59 PM

If I am so lucky to win the aurifil thread I would use it to piece the wide variety of quilts I make.  The space it takes up in my seams is almost none promoting more accurate seams throughout the whole quilt.

Thanks,

Barbara

greenmonstr wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 6:01 PM

I recently tried Aurifil thread and I LOVE IT!!!!  I would use it to piece everything I am making and I am chronically short on these basic colors.  I would use this thread enthusiastically!

BarneyPatti wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 6:04 PM

I love the neutral colors in this collection.  I've been practicing free motion on scraps, working up the nerve to do some free motion on an actual quilt and these colors will work for the quilts I currently have.

bfavorite wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 6:06 PM

I am in the process of learning "thread painting".  While I have never been good at drawing or painting with actual paints, I have found that I LOVE this textile art technique.  Now that I've discovered thread painting, I've also discovered how much I appreciate using the highest possible quality threads in my textile art.  This collection of Aurifill threads would be fantastic to use in my latest thread painting projects.

stpres0102@earthlink.net wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 6:12 PM

I am an embroiderer, a quilter, and a long-arm quilter.  This thread would be perfect for everything!!

sjenews wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 6:20 PM

I will use these beautiful threads for both embroidery and machine quilting on my home sewing machine.  I am always looking to try new thread.

sjenews wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 6:21 PM

I will use these beautiful threads for both embroidery and machine quilting on my home sewing machine.  I am always looking to try new thread.

Sharon Carbine wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 6:24 PM

I would use Mark Lipinski Basics Collection Kit for machine appliqués and hand quilting.

Kathy M. Boice wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 6:30 PM

What a great giveaway!! I'm a neutral thread girl, not fancy colors. I would use it to piece, quilt, and  applique. I would love to try Aruifil and what better collection than that of Mark Lipinski's basic collection kit!!

Tanya wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 6:39 PM

I will piece patch and quilt...

CHRISJ-2 wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 6:46 PM

I've never used Aurifil but have heard wonderful things about it!  This would be a great opportunity to try it out on my next quilt project!!

KLMLV wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 6:47 PM

I would use it for all aspects of sewing/quilting. When I pieced I used to always try to match the fabric I was piecing. But after hearing so many national quilt speakers say they use a neutral color, that is what I use. And many have specifically mentioned Aurifil. So that is what I use too. Mine does not turn out like theirs but I no longer have to have a specific color before I can piece the quilt top.

Kathy wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 6:48 PM

I love Aurifil since the day I first used it.  I use it to piece, machine appliqué and quilt.  I will use it in whatever way suites my fancy.  I ran across town yesterday looking for a certain color to finish the quilt I am working on and they didn't have it.  It is ordered and should be in any time now.  I have to have my Aurifil.

Fran wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 6:49 PM

What a wonderful prize, I have been wanting to try Aurifil for my Free Motion Quilting, I have only been quilting for a year, and I hear this is marvellous thread!

Faye wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 6:54 PM

I would love to try the Aurifil thread for piecing as well as quilting and applique.  I hear it is a wonderful thread for all around use

pennylynne wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 6:57 PM

I would use every delicious morsel of their thread to piece, appliqué, and free motion quilt.

AllieOoops wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 6:58 PM

I would use the Aurifil threads on a Family Tree quilt I am making for my sister, it will have a Crazy Quilt style and incorporate many of the family photos - looking at the thread selection I see colors that will work well with the sepia tones as well as the black and white tones in the photos.  The threads would add much to the hand stitching I intend to use in the quilt blocks.

Centergranny wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 7:04 PM

Oh, I love this thread, I bought one spool just to try, and have fell in love.  WHEN I win I will use this to work on the many quilts I have on my Christmas gift list. Some are scrappy, some are applique and some haven't been decided on yet.  I would love to try it quilting, I am just learning FMQing..

DBLTurtle wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 7:17 PM

I would use the thread to piece, quilt and applique! I have tried Aurifil thread, and it is excellent. Very good for quilting. Thank you for the entry!

Cyndeetrek wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 7:17 PM

What a great collection! All the basic colors I use regularly. I would use them to piece, applique, quilt, and bind my projects.  Most of my quilts are original designs, and a couple have even been published. I prefer cotton threads, so would be thrilled to death to win this collection.

Quilter 222 wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 7:24 PM

What a wonderful collection!  Took a class and the teacher ONLY uses the Aurafil threads.  It was a wonderful workshop on creating your own masterpiece using curves.  So I intend to use this  to creat my own wallhanging masterpiece which uses decorative stitches, embellishments and pieces of wonderful fabrics of all varieties.  I'll send you a pic once I'm done!

conniegerman wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 7:24 PM

My favorite is piecing, so I would want to use it for that, but everybody says it is wonderful for quilting, so I think it would be enough to inspire me to practice my machine quilting.

vickster wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 7:34 PM

i would usr this collection to quilt a quilt for the first time ever.

Ann Lee wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 7:38 PM

I would use the thread primarily for piecing and machine quilting.  However, I am wanting to begin doing some thread painting and would love to see how this thread works for that

baldwindiane wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 7:46 PM

I am learning how to do "Thread Art" and these would be added to my collection of threads for my projects.  I like Aurifil threads and find them much easier to use and work with.  Thanks

Gwen wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 7:47 PM

I love this uber high quality thread. I have several machines I sew, piece and quilt on, but I only use the best thread on my Bernina! This would help tremendously!

scn821 wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 7:57 PM

I would use it for both piecing and free form quilting. It would be wonderful to step-up to a finer thread.

Patricia Faye wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 8:03 PM

I would use the basic collection to improve the quality of my piecing and basic quilting.  

mkoltermann wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 8:04 PM

If I were to win I would use it tp piece and quilt my family tree quilt.

Andrea Franklin wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 8:10 PM

I would love to use the Aurifil collection to piece and do machine applique.  I can also see myself using it in my first attempt at machine quilting!

Sillydilly wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 8:39 PM

If I win this thread collection I would be thrilled!!  I like to hand sew and embroidery and I have some patterns that are needing the thread!! he he   I have yet to try this thread and would love the opportunity to do so.  I will keep my fingers crossed.

DEBBIEF wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 8:41 PM

I would use the Aurifil thread to do mostly piecing.  There may be times I would also use it for embroidery and applique.

dhowardVT wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 8:41 PM

I would love to try Aurifil thread - it sounds like a great product.  If I win I would try it for a little bit of everything - piecing, machine quilting & Applique.

carlsk wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 9:06 PM

Since I have never used Aurifil thread, I would try it in all areas - piecing, appliques, machine quilting, hotpads, to name a few - to see where I like it best.

vsteckbeck@aol.com wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 9:11 PM

I have never used Aurifil before but from what everyone says about it I would love to try it. If I win I will be delighted to use it for piecing and quilting!

brat8690@yahoo.com wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 9:17 PM

I have not yet had the privilege of using Aurifil thread so if I should win this collection it would be put to good use in piecing. It would be great to use as I learn machine quilting.

Caryl Anne wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 9:23 PM

love free. i only have used the soft white to stitch curtains, but i did like how thin the stitches were. I did piece a table runner with the same thread and when you iron the threads just about disappear into the fabrics. no bulk. Willing to sacrifice my sewing room threads to work with more aurifil

paradise1400@aol.com wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 9:23 PM

This is an awesome set of neutral colors.  I would use this to piece and machine quilt.  Aurafil you rock!

jeanenne wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 9:30 PM

I would use it to sew, piece, and machine quilt.  It is an awesome set of thread.  I have never used this brand of thread, and I would love to try it.

jeanenne wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 9:34 PM

I would love to try this brand of thread.  I have never tried it.  I sew, piece and applique, and machine quilt.  It would be wonderful to win.

gmom wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 9:47 PM

I would learn more ideas to add emblishments to the lop quilts I do for the sich in our church

fxsts93kf wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 10:06 PM

I would use it to piece my quilts and in my newest adventures of FMQ! Thank you for the chance to win this wonderful thread!

Joy wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 10:10 PM

Mark Lipinski's basic collection is great for everything quilting! But I would use this special thread to piece and quilt my first Mariners Compass quilt. A quilt this special deserves nothing but the best and Auriful is the best!

Nancy Woodcock wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 10:12 PM

I would use the some of the thread for piecing.  Some of it would be used for quilting and some for applique.  I love Aurifil thread

msssavonlady@hotmail.com wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 10:24 PM

I need to practice more free motion quilting. I would use some of the thread in free motion quilting. I love ragged edge applique and would use Aurifil thread to applique, also.

JoAnne wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 10:33 PM

I am working on my first log cabin quilt and it is lots and lots of different browns, light and darks.  I would use that wonderful thread for the quilting because I want a light colored thread for it.  Then I would save it for quilting my next quilt.

trudys_person wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 10:41 PM

I use Aurifil for almost everything!  Right now I am out of tan, off-white and black and I need to take a ferry trip to stock up!  Thank you for the chance to win some!

Rhonda wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 10:55 PM

I've just started a small out of my home quilting business. What better way to showcase my creations than with the BEST threads ever _ Aurifil 2012

Barbweb wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 10:58 PM

I love Aurifil thread and would continue to use it for my quilt piecing, and machine applique.

bellydancer wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 11:19 PM

Aurifil thread sounds wonderful! I've never used it, but it sounds absolutely perfect for quilting my tumbling blocks quilt. Thank you other contest entrants for letting me know about this lintless, fine handed thread. As a new quilter I haven't tried too many products yet, and I love the recommendations of other quilters. I can't wait to try this thread.

Sue wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 11:24 PM

I love Aurafil for machine applique, they blend so well with everything.  They are great for machine piecing because of the strength, but I think I might like to try these for some  English Paper Piecing I have planned.

Marion Cardenas wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 11:39 PM

I'd use mostly for piecing, this collection looks like great neutrals.  I understand there is very little if any lint using this thread.  I am using another thread right now that does have a bit of lint and it is getting annoying.  I may do a little machine applique.  For machine quilting on my longarm I like to use a 40 wt thread.

PLUMHEADS@MSN.COM wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Thursday, 2 February 2012, 12:00 AM

I would love to take the collection to my quilt group.  We all love to try new products and share new ideas.  That is where I have learned about my now favorite tools, fabric and threads.  We piece, quilt, applique, and do embroidery.    I can see this thread becoming one of our new favorites!

Angela wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Thursday, 2 February 2012, 1:27 AM

If I won I would machine appliqué a baby blanket for my niece, she is 16 months.

Granchris wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Thursday, 2 February 2012, 2:36 AM

I have several applique projects in the waiting room so I would love to start one of them. Yummy thread indeed.

Gina C wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Thursday, 2 February 2012, 3:32 AM

I would use Aurifil for piecing all my quilting projects.  I would love to try a thread that is lint-less.  I didn't know there was such a thread.  Would love, love, love to try it.  The set looks fabulous.

Pam Adam-Smith wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Thursday, 2 February 2012, 5:15 AM

ooooo!! new thread!! I'd begin a whole new project just to see how it compares to the "usual" stuff!!!

Chuck wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Thursday, 2 February 2012, 6:32 AM

I think first I would drool over it for awhile, but then I would probably use it for piecing some hand-dyed fabrics I have.

Nanci Timmins wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Thursday, 2 February 2012, 7:20 AM

I would use the Aurifil thread to machine quilt.....love the colors!

sew.goodwitch_crafts@yahoo.com wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Thursday, 2 February 2012, 7:45 AM

I would use the Aurifil thread to machine sew quilts and applique. Thanks for the chance to win.

houtektw wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Thursday, 2 February 2012, 8:29 AM

I am hoping to venture into the world of free motion machine quilting/embroidery and and art quilts. How wonderful it would be to start with this set of neutral thread!

terri wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Thursday, 2 February 2012, 8:30 AM

I will use it for my hand quilting and applique the colors will compliment my fabric beautifully

dmlwbrito@aol.com wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Thursday, 2 February 2012, 8:43 AM

I would love to win this collection.  I would use them to piece a quilt or wall hanging.  Might even try to do something new (applique).  Who knows what they will inspire me to do.

Elizabeth wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Thursday, 2 February 2012, 9:03 AM

I'm a very new quilter and still learning all the different threads, the good the bad and what works best with what type of application.  I completed my first applique project just recently so I will likely start there if I were to win the collection.  Thanks

PATRICIAD-16 wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Thursday, 2 February 2012, 9:05 AM

I love to piece! I would try appliqué with these! Can't wait to try.

judysue3 wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Thursday, 2 February 2012, 9:08 AM

I would use these with my embroidery machine! They would look great!

Donna wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Thursday, 2 February 2012, 9:08 AM

I would us this to quilt - piece and do the free motion quilting  I love to do.

Diane wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Thursday, 2 February 2012, 9:16 AM

I would use it for all. I have an embroidery machining and I see a neutral color on color embroidery in my crystal ball. I use that size thread for piecing and I also do some machine applique. I could really get creative!

Gail Schneider wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Thursday, 2 February 2012, 9:18 AM

If I were to win this I would use Aurifil thread mostly in my mega quilter, as this would thread does not leave the lint behind that other thread does.  However, I would also use it for appliqueing.  Beautiful colors and wonderful thread to possess. Thanks

p_mervine@yahoo.com wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Thursday, 2 February 2012, 9:29 AM

I think this would be great for machine embroidery.

Lis wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Thursday, 2 February 2012, 9:31 AM

Would use it to quilt.

Lisaandmariahcreations@gmail.com

petdr2002 wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Thursday, 2 February 2012, 9:34 AM

If I were fortunate enough to win this gorgeous collection of thread, I would use this with my new machine on an embroidered quilt.  I am in the process of planning a crazy quilt for a special friend as a surprise and since she has stood by me through some very rough times, I thought that a quilt would be a really nice "thank you".  Your threads are beautiful and I am anxious to try them.   I might also try this thread on an appliquéd quilt.  Thank you so much for sponsoring this contest.  

rmbarnett@sbcglobal.net wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Thursday, 2 February 2012, 9:34 AM

This quilting gal will use this to piece those forgotten scraps in my 15 gallon tub. The little scraps get so excited when I reach down and pick up the tub, but when they realize that I'm just moving them to another location the excitement fades.

So with this pack of thread, I can open the tub of forgotten scraps, piece them together, and quilt them as one. Soon they will wrap theirselves around an elderly person that too has been forgotten.

And now she can wait for her family to visit knowing that someone didn't forget her, but gave her many pieces of love.

Ms MoomMist wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Thursday, 2 February 2012, 9:36 AM

I would love to win the Aurifil & Mark's beautiful choices and I would use them to appliqué and embellish the quilts I love to make.

kukkus wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Thursday, 2 February 2012, 9:36 AM

I would love to have the thread to use on my new Northern Wilderness quilt that includes piecing, paper piecing and applique. It will be a challege to  machine quilt this quilt.

Arlene wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Thursday, 2 February 2012, 9:37 AM

Since I am fairly new to quilting, I am still experimenting with different cotton threads in my piecing and free-motion quilting. I would love this wonderful collection to use in my projects and build on my knowledge and improve my techniques by using such a high-quality product.

lharty2@vyn.midco.net wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Thursday, 2 February 2012, 9:38 AM

I would use the kit for piecing, appliqueing and quilting,  3 of my favorite pasttimes.              Lani

mommybear4 wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Thursday, 2 February 2012, 9:39 AM

I am building my collection of quilting supplies a little at a time and have great plans for my retirement....

lyla perry wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Thursday, 2 February 2012, 9:40 AM

I am rather new to the quilting world so my basic use for this thread would be piecing and machine quilting. My next step is doing the embroidery on my quilts.

mommybear4 wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Thursday, 2 February 2012, 9:42 AM

I am building my quilting supplies a little at a time and have great plans for my retirement....

dladig wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Thursday, 2 February 2012, 9:43 AM

I've been experimenting with thread painting... I'll use it for that.

Debi Mashak wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Thursday, 2 February 2012, 9:44 AM

This will be used in in piecing the quilts I work on. I have one in mind for my husband and wedding ring that is a surprise for my daughter. I also donate to quilts to our guilds hug group. I have just taken my first Applique class and have signed up for the next ones. You can bet this would also be used for that. Thanks

quiltstar59 wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Thursday, 2 February 2012, 9:47 AM

well, if I am a lucky winner - I will be using it for all sorts of sewing projects - from appliques to quilting and sewing in between!  I make applique quilts, as well as piecing quilt tops, and lots of sewing projects - like for my nieces -I love to make dresses and I especially love to add decorative stitches on them! So, sewing with great thread makes life easier and the products better...winning would be so awesome!!!

Patcher1 wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Thursday, 2 February 2012, 9:49 AM

I would use the Mark Lupinski Basic Collection mostly for piecing. The neutral colors would match everything.  Because it is 50 wt. it would also be great for machine applique and quilting.

Wilowind wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Thursday, 2 February 2012, 9:52 AM

Since I do a lot of charity quilts, I'd use the thread for piecing & quilting. I donate to local Community Action, police, fire depts, & local Red Cross for quilts, toys, etc.this thread would help with effort.

Thanks.

busynewfie wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Thursday, 2 February 2012, 9:58 AM

i have never used this thread, they don't sell it here...i would enjoy this interesting thread that has a lot of great commments, by those who use it. i am recovering from surgery, so i am working on light projects like wall hangings and quilt blocks..these will be put together when i am well...if i win, i will finish my projects using these well loved threads...so exciting. when i go to florida in march, i will look in joann' to find these threads and treat myself. i look forward to learning on video and writings about aurifil supplies. thanks for letting me enter your contest.

Marilyn Snow wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Thursday, 2 February 2012, 9:59 AM

Looks like lots of pieceing and machine quilting would be done at my house.  Would love the thread and would put it to lots of good use.  Thanks!

Steph wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Thursday, 2 February 2012, 10:02 AM

All of the above!  I love Aurifil thread and would use it for piecing, applique, thread painting, and quilting smaller quilts.  Thanks for the chance to win this great collection!

Cyndy Hearn wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Thursday, 2 February 2012, 10:02 AM

Been wanting to try this thread for, forever. Would use it on my very best quilt, one that might enter a contest!!!

Penny wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Thursday, 2 February 2012, 10:08 AM

I'll be honest, I am a fairly new quilter and I had not heard of Aurifil before.  I would love a chance to try it!

RobertaParker wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Thursday, 2 February 2012, 10:15 AM

What a beautiful assortment of very usable colors.  I would use this for machine quilting and especially for needle turn applique.  Thanks for the opportunity to enter this exciting drawing.

Norma Anderson wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Thursday, 2 February 2012, 10:19 AM

I have used Aurifil for machine appliqué and it is wonderful!!!  it is so smooth to work with, I intend to build up my stock of it.

Vicki wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Thursday, 2 February 2012, 10:28 AM

I would love to use this thread to piece and applique! Working on baby quilts right now as my granddaughter is expecting a beautiful baby boy!

tekiablue wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Thursday, 2 February 2012, 10:29 AM

I have never used this thread before but would.love to try it. I'd have use it in the quilt I'm planning for my son. He was injured in Iraq after hitting an IED , I'm trying to design a quilt of valor to match his personality.  Have it drawn on paper now and am getting ready to search out fabrics in the next couple of weeks. Thanks for the chance to win.

PPardue wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Thursday, 2 February 2012, 10:30 AM

I have never used the Aurifil thread, so I think I would try this for piecing and applique. Thanks for the chance to win this collection.

Linda D. Martindale wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Thursday, 2 February 2012, 10:31 AM

I would use the Aurifil thread to piece and quilt my next project.  I love how it doesn't leave lint in the bobbin area of my sewing machine.  Love, Love, Love it!

Stephanie wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Thursday, 2 February 2012, 10:35 AM

I like using Aurifil thread to Free motion quilt and would use it primarily for this and piecing.

csoehren wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Thursday, 2 February 2012, 10:53 AM

Most of my sewing is piecing quilt tops. I do a bit of stitch-in-the-ditch quilting but would love to try some free-motion quiltingm,too. The Aurifil thread I've used has been wonderful. Please, please, please, pick me!

emmybean wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Thursday, 2 February 2012, 10:54 AM

This thread collection would be a great incentive for me to stretch my comfort level in free motion quilting.  It would also be great for trying out more of those decorative stitches I have been eyeing on my machine!

Karen Adddleman wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Thursday, 2 February 2012, 11:01 AM

Piecing, applique, quilting, I would try this thread for all of them.

kbiciocchi wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Thursday, 2 February 2012, 11:14 AM

I love this thread!  I would use it to piece, quilt and applique any number of quilts I am currently working on completing.  Aurifil sews beautifully!  Thanks for the chance to win.

Debbie-do wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Thursday, 2 February 2012, 11:15 AM

I recently realized all my thread, well most of it, isn't very good at all (and I have about 40 large spools or more) so I'm on a quest to find good thread to replace what I have.  I will use it on piecing, quilting, and general sewing!

djlovell@gmail.com wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Thursday, 2 February 2012, 11:15 AM

I have never used Aurifil,  bet my quilting friends love it.  I've just cut the fabric for a table topper with metallic threads woven in the background, and I'd like to try the Aurifil on it.

enlouc@frontiernet.net wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Thursday, 2 February 2012, 11:27 AM

The Aurifil thread would be used to improve my quilting skills finishing a lot of projects - placemants, table toppers, wall quilts, etc.  

jfifer wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Thursday, 2 February 2012, 11:48 AM

I would use it to increase my hand quilting on my Double Wedding Ring Quilt.

Sheila wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Thursday, 2 February 2012, 11:49 AM

I haven't tried Aurifil yet but would love to. I'm kind of into so many things right now with 2 quilts going, some appliques BOM's and lots of machine embroidery. Give me a chance to tell you how it does on all of those!

CM wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Thursday, 2 February 2012, 12:00 PM

I'd use it to put together my Rose of Sharon blocks once all my applique and quilting is done.  After that I'd use it for piecing and quilting whatever my next project will be.

Vpro wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Thursday, 2 February 2012, 12:15 PM

The little box is great.  I would use it for a baby quilt I'm making for a co-worker.

Jo Mathews wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Thursday, 2 February 2012, 12:18 PM

I'm in the planning stage for a baby quilt so I will be using it to make this quilt more beautiful.

Carol wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Thursday, 2 February 2012, 12:32 PM

If (when?) I am the lucky winner, I will use the Aurofil thread when I complete my UFO's. At the rate of one per month, I plan to be caught up by 2013!

Mimismother wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Thursday, 2 February 2012, 12:47 PM

I'll use it the way I use the Aurofil I already have:  for hand- or machine-embroidery, for stitching down bindings, and for general use on the sewing machine.  It's great on the machine, for it doesn't take up room as heavier threads do.

Kathy R wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Thursday, 2 February 2012, 1:02 PM

I will experiment with how to use these beautiful threads - do some piecing, some machine applique, some bindings, and especially free motion quilting.  Thank you!!

annemullinax wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Thursday, 2 February 2012, 1:06 PM

I have a quilt planned for my dear hubby as he is so supportive of my passion for fabric.  He is a woodworker and completely understands having the right tools for a project... I'm very fortunate!  I would use the Aurofil thread to piece and machine quilt this very special quilt.  I've made so many quilts for other family members... it is more than his turn!

Darlene wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Thursday, 2 February 2012, 1:06 PM

If the providences allowed for this collection of thread to come to my sewing room, I would use it for piecing and quilting with a possibility of some applique in the mix.

Deah wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Thursday, 2 February 2012, 1:22 PM

Seeing that I just threw out 15-year-old thread when I reclaimed my sewing space this past fall, I would use Aurifil's Mark Lipinski Basics Collection Kit to build my thread stash for quilting projects.  I have 3 quilts ready for quilting, one that I am currently hand-quilting; the other two I would like to machine quilt.

Debra wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Thursday, 2 February 2012, 1:26 PM

this is the first time I am reading about this brand of thread, I always have 6 or 7 projects open all the time.  this thread would be put to good use on a new project I have been thinking about and picturing in my head for a falling leaves quilt, using shadow techniques, but also will use it to quilt the antique 1950s quilt top that my Dads mom made before I was born.

sassquilts wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Thursday, 2 February 2012, 1:54 PM

Piece and Quilt Veterans Quilts till I drop!

pojeda wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Thursday, 2 February 2012, 2:09 PM

I would use the basics kit for applique and for top stitching on quilts.

Cindy wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Thursday, 2 February 2012, 2:49 PM

I have never heard of this brand but am always looking for a good quality quilting thread. I could use this collection not just for quilting my quilts, but for the embroidery I like to do in some of the blocks of my quilt. I also like to embroider my label on the backs of my quilts. I would love to have this collection so I can try out this brand and see if I want to make it MY brand:).

quiltsquared wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Thursday, 2 February 2012, 2:52 PM

I use Aurifil thread all the time. I would use this lovely package for piecing,  machine applique, hand applique, and quilting on my domestic machine.

Teresa Hatten wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Thursday, 2 February 2012, 3:49 PM

I've heard so many good things about Aurifil, but have never used it.  I would use it for piecing and quilting.

eumaruxina wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Thursday, 2 February 2012, 3:56 PM

For everything!!!  What a great collection!!

Linda wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Thursday, 2 February 2012, 4:28 PM

I started using Aurifil threads about 2 years ago and can't believe how great they are!  I use them for ALL my quilting needs and love the colors and weights available.  Winning this collection would be so cool - great collection..  

Gram wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Thursday, 2 February 2012, 4:40 PM

Aurifil threads, I will use for thread painting, to highlight the scenery and background.

VICKIL-5 wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Thursday, 2 February 2012, 4:42 PM

If I were to win the Mark Lipinski Basics Collection Kit from Aurifil, I would use the thread in piecing, quilting, and appliqueing, as I already do!  I would try it out on my embroidery projects too - I never thought of that before!   Thanks for letting me know of a new way to use my Aurifil threads!  Can always use  more of a good thing....

SMOKIE wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Thursday, 2 February 2012, 4:42 PM

I AM NEW TO QUILTING. AT 51 SOON TO BE 52 I AM JUST TRYING TO LEARN TO QUILT, SO I WOULD USE THESE THREADS IN ALL MY NEW FOUND QUILTING ENDEVORS!

Pat Coleson wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Thursday, 2 February 2012, 4:45 PM

I have heard nothing but good about Aurifil thread for all types of quilting from my quilting  clubs I can not wait to use this thread.  That will be the thread I will purchase from now on.

Traci Bray wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Thursday, 2 February 2012, 5:01 PM

The colors are so beautiful I would certainly use this for all the hand quilting I do.  I'm always trying new things and this would certainly go a long way toward helping me along.

Dara wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Thursday, 2 February 2012, 5:06 PM

These are the perfect colors for piecing my quilt tops.  The colors will blend with anything!

judoff wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Thursday, 2 February 2012, 5:10 PM

What a great addition to my sewing threads - great basic colors! They can be used for "sew many" things. Where would I begin: probably quilting!   Judy

iamlilymunster wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Thursday, 2 February 2012, 5:19 PM

I would use mine to piece and start machine quilting. I heard the Aurifil threads are of great quality. Being a newbie, I need all the help I can get. I don't want to start off frustrated because my threads break.

Hankkie wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Thursday, 2 February 2012, 5:50 PM

I would use the thread for embroidery.  Am learning to use it with my machine finally!

Calamine wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Thursday, 2 February 2012, 6:20 PM

I had never heard of this thread but I am real interested in finding out about the lint free aspects of it. I would use this for ALL of my sewing; (piecing, quilting, embroidery and clothing). I don't believe I've seen it in the stores where I live. I will be checking this out.

deb_jim_54 wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Thursday, 2 February 2012, 6:23 PM

I just started quilt piecing last year.  Aurifil, in cream, was the inaugural spool of thread I used, given to me by my sister. Would love to win this kit because quality thread like Aurifil is hard to find where I live...plus I need more colors!

bdubord wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Thursday, 2 February 2012, 6:26 PM

I always use Aurifil thread for piecing, the basics collection is perfect for the scrappy quilts I love to make.

bdubord wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Thursday, 2 February 2012, 6:26 PM

I always use Aurifil thread for piecing, the basics collection is perfect for the scrappy quilts I love to make.

ncdanish3@nycap.rr.com wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Thursday, 2 February 2012, 6:51 PM

I would love to try to use it for thread painting ,after piecing my pictures.

superstitionview wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Thursday, 2 February 2012, 7:31 PM

New and learning every day. New patterns, new methods and Threads...Too much to learn. Just want to use the best. Is that YOU? I'm in and interested.

CECILIAY wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Thursday, 2 February 2012, 7:41 PM

I would probably use it mostly for quilting and piecing.  I might try it for a little embroidery too.  Thanks for the chance to win some.

Echo1rn wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Thursday, 2 February 2012, 7:43 PM

I am a fairly new quilter and am working on my first "real" quilt.  I have been taking classes on quilt construction and have been reading everything I can find on quilting.  I use only quality fabric which I believe deserves the best quality thread.  My quilts are my legacy so I want them to be my best work.  I don't have much thread...two spools so far (white and gray), and I would love to use your collection for piecing, applique and quilting.  

EGN wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Thursday, 2 February 2012, 7:48 PM

I like sewing new projects.  Walking into a sewing or fabric store with all the different material and threads is more exciting than walking into an old fashioned candy store.  I can get lost for hours dreaming of all the things I can make.  I would love to try your threads:)

sf6200 wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Thursday, 2 February 2012, 7:55 PM

I'm due to restock my supply of piecing thread; these basic neutrals would work well.

Martha Betts wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Thursday, 2 February 2012, 9:04 PM

I have started to use Aurifil for piecing.  I really like it.  I would like to use it on a whole cloth piece next because it has a soft feel and apperance.

Judi wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Thursday, 2 February 2012, 9:15 PM

I would use Mark Lipinski's thread collection for embroidering to put into a pieced quilt using the threads to piece as well.  It would be onderful to have all those lucious colors to play with.  Mark, I am still one of your posse!

debbie wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Thursday, 2 February 2012, 9:37 PM

i really need to finish the quilt tops that belonged to my aunt that just passed away this past year. these were all tops she had stored away in a trunk. there are a couple of tops that even have the date 1937 embroidered on them w family members that passed away many years ago. it is such a treasure to me that only the best products should be used!

debbie wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Thursday, 2 February 2012, 9:41 PM

i would finish the vintage quilt tops left to me by my aunt that passed away last year. the tops were all stored in her trunk and a couple are dated 1937! only the best thread should be used!

roseann1 wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Thursday, 2 February 2012, 10:12 PM

I am new to quilting and would use the thread to grow as a quilter while continuing to make quilts for charity projects.

lindyloohoo wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Thursday, 2 February 2012, 10:13 PM

I would love to try the Aurifil thread.  I have never tried it before, but I would definitely use it with piecing.  I haven't tried appliqueing anything yet.   Thanks for the chance.

wordygirl wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Friday, 3 February 2012, 12:29 AM

I'm getting ready for my first home-quilted quilt.  If I win, I'll use this lovely collection for that purpose.

islgirl4 wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Friday, 3 February 2012, 1:36 AM

I would love to try Aurifil thread. Perfect to use on a Radiance Cafe Latte quilt that has been in the planning stage for some time. I think it would be marvelous for piecing and quilting this luscious fabric, may even go wild and try doing some applique. A thread box is better than a jewelry box for me - beautiful and exciting possibilities inside.

Linda59 wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Friday, 3 February 2012, 3:24 AM

I stopped quilting a long time ago, for several reasons.  I now find myself able to get back to my love for quilting.  If I should win, this prize it will help me restock supplies needed to get back to quilting.

Nonieto4 wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Friday, 3 February 2012, 5:48 AM

I'm just getting back into quilting and I'm facinated with all the choices available now. I've never tried Aurifil, but I've heard great things about it. I'd love to use it in some machine applique and piecing.

Tai Shan wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Friday, 3 February 2012, 6:52 AM

I am a new quilter.  I would like to machine piece and hand quilt with the threads.  

janicep122 wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Friday, 3 February 2012, 6:54 AM

I just took my first class in Zen quilting and would love to use the new collection of Aurifil 2012 thread collection to quilt my final design.

blocke849 wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Friday, 3 February 2012, 7:40 AM

I will use this thread to make a quilt for my granddaughter.

Lee wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Friday, 3 February 2012, 8:04 AM

I am a new quilter and have lots to learn.  I will be using Aurifil for piecing and quilting. I used to use Coats and Clark but was introduced to Aurifil and now use that as it doesn't break or pill up on me as much. Thank you for creating a wonderful thread.

mamamur wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Friday, 3 February 2012, 9:25 AM

Would love to win this assortment of Aurifil thread.  I have used it once before and loved the difference it made in sewing and quilting!  Our quilting group does alot of baby quilts and they need to withstand a lot of washings.

dtrei wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Friday, 3 February 2012, 9:30 AM

My new Bernina sewing machine LOVES Aurifil thread and so do I.  It flows through the machine so smoothly that my sewing machine seems to purr.  I will use it for all my sewing and quilting projects.

memoose wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Friday, 3 February 2012, 9:35 AM

I am trying to master machine quilting, with not much success. I understand that this thread would probably help alot in my quilting looking a lot better, so it would be really nice to have some of this thread to try. I'd turn into a dedicated customer!

ZephyrJ wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Friday, 3 February 2012, 10:24 AM

I truly love Aurifil thread.  If I were to win I would use these threads in my usual ways

of piecing & machine applique.  Now that I have read more about Aurifil I would purchase

a heavier weight for my machine quilting.  I have been practicing free motion quilting with

pencil and paper and will move to the machine when I feel I can do it without wasting too

much fabric and batting.

Rosalind Gutierrez wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Friday, 3 February 2012, 10:32 AM

Perfect choice to do free motion quilting on some of my UFO quilt projects.

Kay wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Friday, 3 February 2012, 11:48 AM

I use Aurifil exclusively, even the embroidery thread!  I am going to (my new years resolution) to practice and get good at free motion quilting on my domestic machine.  So, I would love this collection to get me started!

MarleneC wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Friday, 3 February 2012, 11:57 AM

As a new quilter I'm sure I'll learn lots of ways to use the thread.  I already have a couple spools recommended to me for piecing.  I have yet to learn free motion quilting but I'm sure I would use the thread for that.  I am just now building my stash of threads and would love to have these threads in my collection as I intend to only use Aurifil and it is not available at the shops in this small area.

heierb@yahoo.com wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Friday, 3 February 2012, 11:58 AM

I LOVE LOVE LOVE aurafil thread!  My piecing is so much more accurate. So should I win the Mark Lipinski Basic thread collection, I would use it primarily for piecing.  I would like to do the Heritage Star pattern from the last issue of McCalls quilting magazine and this thread will improve my sewing those half square triangles and flying geese.

becjf72 wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Friday, 3 February 2012, 12:41 PM

QUILT QUILT QUILT QUILT QUILT = I will do what I love! I am always looking for more challange in piecing quilts. I love to paperpicece. I really enjoy the Art of quilting.

lisa johnson wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Friday, 3 February 2012, 12:45 PM

I have one spool I use for free motion quilting.  So if I had a whole back I am sure that is what I would use it to do.  It is one of the best brands for fmq because it is strong.

VettekLisa wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Friday, 3 February 2012, 12:53 PM

I would love to use these threads to try and do an art quilt.  I've never made one before and

the colors are just gorgeous, even being just the basics.  I would use them to piece it, embroider on

it, and to quilt it.  

Pat wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Friday, 3 February 2012, 1:04 PM

I would use the thread for whatever I was doing that day. It has so many uses, and I do so many things, that it would be put to good use for sure.

Starr wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Friday, 3 February 2012, 2:36 PM

As a beginner quilter learning the basics, I also use the basics. Mark Lipinski Basics Collection of Aurifil threads are all the colors I use. I just started paper piecing and I'm sure I'll use kit up in no time! : )

Amy Hanson wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Friday, 3 February 2012, 4:04 PM

I would use this thread for piecing, machine applique and machine quilting.  I love Aurifil thread.

It's flawless!

fountainlakequilt wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Friday, 3 February 2012, 4:22 PM

Since I do mostly piecing, that is what the Aurifil threads would be used for. I have yet to get my nerve up to free motion machine quilt but when I do Aurifil would be used.

Dorothy Ellene wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Friday, 3 February 2012, 5:53 PM

I would probably use the thread for all the activities listed!  

Chris wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Friday, 3 February 2012, 6:59 PM

I would use the thread for all my piecing and creating beautiful quilts. I have ot as yet used Aurifil thread. I hope to try it soon.

catskillquilter wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Friday, 3 February 2012, 7:12 PM

I will use the white for piecing, but the beige and the black will be saved for blanket stitch machine applique!  I bet it works wonderfully in that application!

Kim P. wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Friday, 3 February 2012, 7:40 PM

I am a quilter and crafter.  Lately I have fallen in love with embroidery and that's what I plan to use it for -- I love birds and animal designs.  I think the colors would work beautifully.

Diana Fors wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Friday, 3 February 2012, 7:47 PM

I would love to win so i can try it with embroidery and applique and maybe some thread painting.  But i quilt and piece so it could come to my house and be used for anything.

Diana Fors wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Friday, 3 February 2012, 7:47 PM

I would love to win so i can try it with embroidery and applique and maybe some thread painting.  But i quilt and piece so it could come to my house and be used for anything.

LittleBoPeep wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Friday, 3 February 2012, 8:02 PM

I would use the Mark Lipinski Basics collection to machine quilt the Postage Stamp quilt (almost 6000 1 inch pieces) I began almost 12 years ago. I am purchasing a new sewing machine as well and plan to machine quilt this quilt, although I mostly work with hand quilting.

PKT wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Friday, 3 February 2012, 8:13 PM

I would use it to help my mom quilt the double wedding ring quilt she is making for my sister.  She is 71 years old and wants to make each one of her children a quilt.  I think this would build up some great memories for her and me.  She wants to do this because her mother made each of her children a quilt and they had to leave them when they moved.  She will remember the butterfly quilt her mother made her for the rest of her life.  That is the quilt I have asked her to make me.

tinamom wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Friday, 3 February 2012, 8:19 PM

I will use this wonderful thread to piece and applique my many works in progress and any new ones I can get myself into.

Bobbie wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Friday, 3 February 2012, 11:34 PM

I'm a brand new quilter and would love to try Aurifil thread for all the projects I have planned in my head! I have only completed two quilts so far and am surprised at how fuzzy my machine has gotten! The fact that this thread doesn't do that would make quilting the "perfect" craft for me! And once I fall in love with a product I remain loyal forever!

onlyGG wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Saturday, 4 February 2012, 12:26 AM

I love Aurifil thread! I would use it to piece my quilts, do some applique outlining & to machine quilt my project. It is so good for my machine to use Aurifil.

Thanks for a chance to win!

onlyGG wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Saturday, 4 February 2012, 12:31 AM

How wonderful! Aurifil is such a great thread to piece my quilt. I want to try applique outlining with this thread. Because this thread is so good for my machine, I would machine quilt with Aurifil.

I'd love to win this thread collection.

Amethyst wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Saturday, 4 February 2012, 1:32 AM

It would be meaningful to me to have the gift of such beautiful thread in time to put together a quilt for my husband. He has been such an encouragement to me in my quilting and I want to thank him by making a quilt for our bed this year. I have heard so many things about Aurifil and look forward to trying it for myself and this looks like a super kit full of the neutral colours so useful in every quilter's thread palette.

PONYPLAYMATE42@AOL.COM wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Saturday, 4 February 2012, 6:07 AM

I would love to win the aurifil set. I am a beginner quilter & love neutrals. I would use it for piecing. This thread was recommended to me at 2 different retreats :) Love aurifil thread...

Charlie Disante wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Saturday, 4 February 2012, 7:31 AM

As I am just starting to free motion quilt, I will begin using the Aurifil there and continue with some embroidery, I really liked the way the thread has worked in my machine so far with my first spool and first FMQ project.  

Marilyn R wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Saturday, 4 February 2012, 7:56 AM

I would use this for piecing and quilting a wedding ring quilt.  I ususally do strip piecing and paper piecing but with my two nieces getting married I wanted to make a wedding ring quilt so I'm venturing into using templates.  I know Aurifl is great thread and this would enhance both quilts.

sjpond19@gmail.com wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Saturday, 4 February 2012, 8:33 AM

I would use for piecing, machine applique and quilting. I am just beginning two picnic quilts for my granddaughters and Aurifil thread would add that special touch to the applique.

AlphaBecky wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Saturday, 4 February 2012, 9:00 AM

II would use the wonderful thread for piecing and Quilting - why not use the best?  Thanks for the chance to win!

JULIEW-2 wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Saturday, 4 February 2012, 9:10 AM

I would use them to try machine applique.  I would also like to try a full size quilt. Thank You for a chance to win.

pam_biswas@yahoo.com wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Saturday, 4 February 2012, 9:11 AM

I love to use Aurifil 50/2 for piecing.  It helps my seams lie extremely flat.  It is simply the very best thread to use for piecing...I also quilt with it when I want to use dense, fine quilting for a background.

Winning this kit would set me up for piecing lots of quilts.  Thanks for the opportunity to win.

SallyKing wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Saturday, 4 February 2012, 9:25 AM

I am now using Aurifil to learn FMQ. You can never have too many spools of Aurifil Thread!!

SallyKingemail@gmail.com

www.BabyStepsQuilting.com

Brenda Hulsey wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Saturday, 4 February 2012, 9:32 AM

I would use Aurifil threads for piecing quilts, machine embrodiery and applique. I have heard so many wonderful things about Aurifil threads that they must be true! Can't wait to try it!

nena wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Saturday, 4 February 2012, 9:33 AM

I would use this wonderful aurifil set for everything. I would so love to improve on both my appliqueing skills and my free motion skills. I think this would be the perfect thread for both of these skills. I love the colors and the quality of the thread. I have a few in my sewing basket and I would love to add to it.

mggpeace wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Saturday, 4 February 2012, 10:40 AM

I love Aurifil thread and would use it in picing and quilting.  It is the best thread around!!!!

JacklynnGT wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Saturday, 4 February 2012, 11:08 AM

This set of thread would be a perfect starter set for this beginning quilter.  I've been away from quilting for awhile (studying to be a nurse takes up all sorts of free time), and now that I am out of school and working, quilting is my new love.  I would use this thread for everything, especially free motion quilting to get the best look possible.

mars1948 wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Saturday, 4 February 2012, 11:21 AM

I would use the Aurifil thread to piece and machine quilt a quilt kit I received

as a Christmas gift.  So many quilters have recommended Aurifil but I have

not tried it yet.  I'll have to put it on my wish list.  

dardar wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Saturday, 4 February 2012, 1:04 PM

I have never use Aurifil thread. I would love to try it. I want to make the quilt Ocean Waves. It has lots of pieces, and it sounds like Aurifil thread would help my seams me strong and sure.

lindawwww wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Saturday, 4 February 2012, 2:30 PM

This Aurifil kit has everything I need for piecing my scrap quilts!

t.ducharme wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Saturday, 4 February 2012, 8:19 PM

I would use this Aurifil for either machine quilting or for hand quilting.

Quiltnan wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Saturday, 4 February 2012, 9:05 PM

Give the versatility of the thread, and the variety of colors in The Basics Collection, I can't think of anything I would not use Aurifil for... but the primary use would be for piecing. I have one spool currently, and it lasts and lasts in the bobbin. More colors would be great to have.

Katmandu wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Sunday, 5 February 2012, 12:53 AM

I plan to piece and quilt 10 lapquilts for grandnieces and nephews. And after that the ski's the limit!!

Pamela wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Sunday, 5 February 2012, 7:43 AM

I can't remember if I posted before or not. I have used Aurfil threads before per recommendation of my local quilt shop. Oh such a difference!! I have several projects ready for this thread collection. I have a quilt top and backing waiting for quilting with this thread. I have a few embroidery items to finish. My mom's owl quilt is awaiting embroidery and quilting.  I hope to finish it for Mother's day. Hopefully I will be blessed in the chance of winning this collection. Happy quilting and embroidering!!

pkulas wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Sunday, 5 February 2012, 9:21 AM

I am new to quilting and machine embroidery and would use the Aurfil thread for those projects.

Ina wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Sunday, 5 February 2012, 9:47 AM

I would use Aurfil thread for all of my sewing/quilting prujects.  Basic color set is great.

Barbara Corry wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Sunday, 5 February 2012, 11:37 AM

If you could somehow track all the thread used by quilters in piecing and quilting projects, I'm sure it would circle the globe many times over.  I contribute my fair share of that thread and I would love to use the Aurifil threads for my next few projects.  Thanks.

beverly hickey wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Sunday, 5 February 2012, 12:07 PM

I watch "Quilt Out Loud" every weekend, Jodie and Mark have so many quilting ideas I would like to try all the tools and quilting tips they share.  I do not live near a quilt store that sells Aurifil thread, however after reading all the information I can find about this thread I think it will help with all my quilting projects.

nldlwright wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Sunday, 5 February 2012, 1:22 PM

I am looking forward to piecing my shadow river quilting kit.  I have heard that the superb quality of Aurifil is hard to beat.  I do like to try new things before I purchase them.  

Candice wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Sunday, 5 February 2012, 3:03 PM

The threads presented here are not what I usually choose because they seem boring, but more than one experienced quilter has recommended that I try them, especially for piecing. I also like to quilt by hand and I would enjoy using these highly recommended threads.

aureocookie wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Sunday, 5 February 2012, 3:17 PM

I think these threads would be great for just about any part of the quilting process.  I free-motion machine quilt and find light weight threads ideal for intricate designs without thread buildup.

CAPPYF wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Sunday, 5 February 2012, 5:02 PM

I have never used the Aurifil threads before but I love to try new products in my projects. I love to do crafts of all kinds but quilting is my favorite and I always have several projects in progress, therefore I use lots of thread and this would be a wonderful addition to my stash.

L Kohl wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Sunday, 5 February 2012, 6:07 PM

I have not used Auril thread and would be interested in trying it for piecing and/or quilting.

Francie wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Sunday, 5 February 2012, 8:40 PM

I would use this to Finally make the memorie quilt (s) from my father's shirts and ties. He died six years ago the end of March and I have been reluctant to cut into the fabrics. This would give me the oomph I need.

Tattinglady wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Sunday, 5 February 2012, 9:12 PM

I would use this thread to complete my Sylvia's Bridal Quilt.  I've been working on it for about two years and I'm determined to finish it in 2012.  This quilt takes lots of thread.  This is a gift for one of my daughters.  Then I have six grandchildren that are next in line for a quilt.  So it will be used and appreciated by me!!

Lisa Marie wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Sunday, 5 February 2012, 9:20 PM

I would like to use this thread for piecing and for quilting.  I've heard so many great things about Aurifil and I would love to try it!

Shirley Jones wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Sunday, 5 February 2012, 10:48 PM

I'm so excited for this contest and really hope I win!  Regardless, I will be using Aurifil thread as my choice for piecing, quilting and all other sewing.

I just discovered Aurifil in May of 2011 and have discovered it works better than any other thread in my machine.  My stitches are even and I have very few problems with jamming and all other things I was struggling with before.  I think it is because I have switched almost exclusively to Aurifil.  Thank you for an incredible thread!  It goes farther than any other thread I have used too!

bimbi9 wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Sunday, 5 February 2012, 11:49 PM

I will use it to piece my squares and embroider my hand turned appliques.  I have the Pat Sloan kit and would love to have this wonderful kit.  Thanks for a chance to win.

Helen wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Monday, 6 February 2012, 12:32 AM

I would fine many uses for it while quilting, machine and hand quilting, appliqies and embroidery, nice to have assortment of thread in one container.

katylovitt wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Monday, 6 February 2012, 4:08 AM

Yes! I want Aurifil! I have been trying more complex designs that require backtracking and Aurifil does it beautifully without adding a lot of bulk to the lines.

Flourishing Palms wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Monday, 6 February 2012, 7:48 AM

I've used Aurifil exclusively for at least ten years. It's my favorite go-to thread because it doesn't cause lint build-up in my sewing machine, and it's so versatile! I use the 50-weight orange spool for machine piecing, machine quilting and hand- and machine-applique. I like the heavier 40-weight gray spool for hand-sewing binding to a quilt. I would use this collection for free-motion quilting. Three tops are ready for my best FMQing. Thanks for the chance to win this wonderful prize!

TXbluebonnet wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Monday, 6 February 2012, 8:21 AM

I could use this thread in machine embroidery, piecing, machine quilting and/or just about everything.  It's sew versatile and the neutrals are just beautiful.  Thank you for offering this great collection of thread.

strain.marilyn@yahoo.com

PJ wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Monday, 6 February 2012, 8:36 AM

Hi, Mark.

Thank-you for not requesting we write a poem.  However, I cannot resist this in remembrance  of a piece you did on knit quilts in Quilter's Home!-

If I had this gift (the great Lipinski) kit

I would not make an icky quilt of knit!

Keep quilting and laughing out loud!

Jeanine wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Monday, 6 February 2012, 9:28 AM

I would donate the thread to my quilt ministry to be used in lots of quilts for charity.

freda hocking wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Monday, 6 February 2012, 11:07 AM

I would use the Aurifil threads for piecing and machine quilting.  They are the BEST for less bulky seams and less lint in my machine.

Peggy wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Monday, 6 February 2012, 12:19 PM

This basic collection would be great to have.  They all would work for all of the above.  The perfect color to piece, embroider, or quilt.  When start to quilt I always make sure I have enough of the color of thread to finish the job (the big spools).  These colors and spool size would be great to have on hand to start and finish any quilt from start to finish.

yessanth wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Monday, 6 February 2012, 12:37 PM

Initially, I would wan tto try the collection for machine applique but I am excited to see how versatile this threead could be for my over all use.

bonnie rae wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Monday, 6 February 2012, 2:27 PM

I buy Aurifil every chance I get. I appreciate the fine quality of thread it is. I would use it for piecing, applique, and quilting. I like using it for large projects because you can be confident you have enough to finish. I love it.

RITAR-5 wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Monday, 6 February 2012, 2:34 PM

I would love use the Aurifil collection to piece, applique and to quilt the top.  Mark Lipinski Basics Collection would be a great starting point and the colors would be a wonderful addition to any quilters collection, especially mine.

nrc6655 wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Monday, 6 February 2012, 2:56 PM

In the Vintage Design group I am in, we are making a medalion style quilt with 4-5 rounds.   i would use my new mark Lipinski Collection of Aurifil thread to help me piece the eintricate borders I have planned.  Aurifil thread is the best for accuracy when piecing and helping attain that demon quarter inch seam allowance.  Please choose me!  I love Aurifil thread.

mars92 wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Monday, 6 February 2012, 6:07 PM

I would use Aurifil as I use it today for piecing, quilting and applique.  It is such a wonderful thread to use for everything. I love it. Also, my machine loves it too!

Alice wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Monday, 6 February 2012, 6:22 PM

The basics are just that. I use Aurifil to piece and to quilt the final quilt.  I am always running out of the basic colors.  All the pretty decorative colors can be used for dressing up and decorating, but the foundation has to be laid before that can be done.

Bonnie Larson wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Monday, 6 February 2012, 7:23 PM

I will use this wonderful collection from Mark Lipinski for my quilting and embroidering. I love Aurifil. Here's hoping.......

Grazelda wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Monday, 6 February 2012, 7:53 PM

THis thread is for accuracy in piecing. And wouldn't that black finish and applique project just beautifully?

blascyk@mchsi.com wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Monday, 6 February 2012, 10:48 PM

There are so many projects on my mind that they would be used creating many of them.

NINAV wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Monday, 6 February 2012, 11:37 PM

I would use this collection of beautiful threads for my quilting and embroidering.  Here's hoping.

babaugh wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Tuesday, 7 February 2012, 12:24 AM

I like to do a little bit of everything. I piece, embroider and machine quilt, but I think I would like to use the Aurifil to Applique. It would be so lovely.  Do you have a thread for hand quilting?

;)

Krystyna wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Tuesday, 7 February 2012, 9:01 AM

If I were to win this gorgeous thread package I would use it for my first ever hand quilting project - a wedding quilt for my son and lovely future daughter in law. Thank you.

Marty Askins wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Tuesday, 7 February 2012, 9:22 AM

If I were to win this gorgeous thread package I would use it piecing, applique and final quilting on a quilt .  Thank you for having this fabulous giveaway.

Zina wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Tuesday, 7 February 2012, 9:57 AM

I have never tried Aurafil thread, and would be so excited to win this collection!  It would be used for piecing and quilting, primarily.  Maybe some applique as well.  Pick me!  Pick me!

goonybird wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Tuesday, 7 February 2012, 10:00 AM

I'll try embroidering!

Julie wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Tuesday, 7 February 2012, 10:23 AM

Not having the lint in my machine, keeping my thread from breaking, I will  have it for my manly man quilt.  I had not thought of what colors I should use until I saw these.  My machine quilting will be nothing but the best lines and beautiful curves.  Will be for my best man ever.

yngldy wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Tuesday, 7 February 2012, 11:28 AM

I have been wanting to try this thread.  I keep reading about the wonders of this product such as no lint, strong but fine fibers.  Piecing is more accurate as it does not take up as much seam because the thread is thinner.  Shows off the quilting in more detail.  I have also heard that it is wonderful for hand applique, which I do a lot of.  The thought of owning a collection of colors stirs my creativity!!

kcarlson1152 wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Tuesday, 7 February 2012, 11:47 AM

I'd use this to try machine applique!

Lori wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Tuesday, 7 February 2012, 12:10 PM

Every time I use Aurifil thread - it's a pleasant reward!  The colors are amazing, the texture is consistent and my projects just look so much better.  Mark's collection of beautiful neutral/basic colors would enable me to piece my projects with the best thread around!  I love when I use Aurifil to do my quilting and appliqué - it doesn't break, fray, or gunk up my machine.  I can concentrate on my letting my creative juices flow, rock my stitchin' rhythm, and keep my sewing mojo on a roll!  It would be great to win - but everyone who uses Aurifil is a WINNER!  :)  Hugs and thanks for such a great product!

vickster wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Tuesday, 7 February 2012, 12:11 PM

i would love to win this collection. i have never used aurafil and would love to try it.

Kim wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Tuesday, 7 February 2012, 12:35 PM

Just getting into machine quilting.  Having this would help as I know it is the best.

Nan wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Tuesday, 7 February 2012, 1:54 PM

If I were to win the Aurifil thread prize, I would share it with my 7 year old grand-daughter who just started learning to quilt and is currently machine quilting her first quilt. Some of my quilting friends have sent her more fabric so she will be busy making quilts she wants to give to needy children.

TxGal wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Tuesday, 7 February 2012, 2:02 PM

If I were so LUCKY to win this thread prize, I'd use it for piecing and machine quilting ... and also to try more machine applique (still a challenge for me)  I have a wedding quilt to do for our daughter, getting married this fall - we've chosen the pattern and fabrics but the clock is ticking !!   thanks for the giveaway !

Debra N wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Tuesday, 7 February 2012, 4:46 PM

I just started using Aurifil thread and I love it for piecing. If I won Mark's basic collection, I would love to try it on appliqué and fine quilting.

Jeanne wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Tuesday, 7 February 2012, 6:32 PM

I will use the Aurifil thread for piecing and for free-motion quilting. I am just a beginner at FMQ and the Aurifil thread works great!

Jeanne wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Tuesday, 7 February 2012, 6:32 PM

I will use the Aurifil thread for piecing and for free-motion quilting. I am just a beginner at FMQ and the Aurifil thread works great!

wkovach wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Tuesday, 7 February 2012, 7:55 PM

If I were the lucky winner, I would use the Aurifil thread for quilting and piecing.  The thread one uses for their precious pieces of art and treasures is so important for the life of the quilt.  When you use the best, you know your quilt will last for years to come.

wkovach wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Tuesday, 7 February 2012, 7:55 PM

If I were the lucky winner, I would use the Aurifil thread for quilting and piecing.  The thread one uses for their precious pieces of art and treasures is so important for the life of the quilt.  When you use the best, you know your quilt will last for years to come.

Grandma T wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Tuesday, 7 February 2012, 8:09 PM

Having never used Aurifil thread before, I would love to try it. I've been making quilts for family and friends for years, but I'm now sharing my quilts with others and sew for Victoria's Quilts Canada - Climax Branch.  We provide free quilts for cancer patients in the province of Saskatchewan.  Unfortunately, the requests come in on a steady basis so there is no end to the need for sewers and quilters.  This box of thread would definitely be put to good use as I make quilts that bring comfort and warmth to others.

betty drake wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 8 February 2012, 7:13 AM

I am new to the world of quilting and I've been told Aurifil was the best thread to use.  Now that I am retired,  I have joined a Quilt Guild and made myself a goal to make my grandchildren quilts.  I think this box of beautiful thread would be a great starter kit.

Nancy wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 8 February 2012, 8:18 AM

I love Aurifil thread for piecing but I think I would use this collection for machine applique'

KrisTJ wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 8 February 2012, 9:06 AM

I have been playing on my new sewing machine the last few weeks and I am piecing, appliqueing and thread painting. I love love love thread!

quiltswalia wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 8 February 2012, 12:00 PM

I just discovered your thread when I inherited my dearest friend's stash of fabric and thread after her death from brain cancer.  I will use it to piece and quilt from her stash and gift/donate and wrap myself in quilts made in her memory.

hpetrik@yahoo.com wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 8 February 2012, 12:48 PM

When I bought my Bernina, the shop owner told our mastery class that we didn't have to match thread to fabric color for piecing since it is all hidden. These wonderful neutrals would allow me to piece faster since I wouldn't have to change thread so often.  I would use the threads to make more quilts for the kids at Mayo/St. Mary's Pediatric Infusion Therapy Dept (kids' chemo).

Quilter 222 wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 8 February 2012, 1:59 PM

I will use this beautiful thread to create beautiful masterpieces of art quilts!

cjmorrow wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 8 February 2012, 2:05 PM

When you pick my name, please know that this thread, first of all, is the best thread to sew with.  I will be using this 50 wt thread to piece and to do some applique.  I love the 40 wt for applique, and the 28 wt. is great for doing "primitive" applique.  Thanks in advance!!!!!

quikdog wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 8 February 2012, 2:08 PM

I have had a chance, recently, to try Aurifil for piecing. Now, I want to try more. I also want to try it for my high speed quilting machine.

rgeddes wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 8 February 2012, 2:08 PM

I would use this to do patchwork and quilting.

klsherman@fmtc.com wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 8 February 2012, 2:10 PM

I would share this prize with my mother who makes many Project Linus quilts each year, she has lots of fabric in her stash but thread is always needed.

klsherman@fmtc.com wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 8 February 2012, 2:10 PM

I would share this prize with my mother who makes many Project Linus quilts each year, she has lots of fabric in her stash but thread is always needed.

Cynthia wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 8 February 2012, 2:12 PM

It's always nice to have the basic colors.  It will be a dream to have some premium thread to work with.  I plan to make my daughter a camera bag and I also want to start the Lessons from Mama quilt this spring.

Thanks for the chance to win!

Susan wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 8 February 2012, 2:14 PM

I would use it to quilt.  I have heard a lot of good things about this thread.

angkollet wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 8 February 2012, 2:18 PM

I would use it for piecing and quilting. Would love to give it a try.

Voni wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 8 February 2012, 2:19 PM

I have not yet tried this thread but look forward to using it.  I would use it for piecing and applique.  I'm constantly trying new methods and techniques.  Next comes thread painting.

jlgrandma13 wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 8 February 2012, 2:19 PM

Anyone doing Heirloom hand or machine sewing needs this thread.  Right weight, does not break or fray, no glossy appearance.  I use it especially when trying to make a piece look heirloom and still be strong.  Keep up the good work

Mimmi wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 8 February 2012, 2:22 PM

I just recently purchased a used Bernina and am hoping to get back into sewing and quilting after being busy with work and kids for 30+ years.  I hope to be making baby quilts soon!!! (fingers crossed)  I sure could use this thread to get my basic collection started!

melons gramma wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 8 February 2012, 2:48 PM

I am beginning to explore the world of thread painting.  I would use it to explore to greater heights!

quiltmastercurl wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 8 February 2012, 3:07 PM

I would love to use this amazing thread to machine quilt the project for my living room wall.  If I win, it would be just in time for me to begin quilting!

peuta wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 8 February 2012, 3:09 PM

I have just been lucky enough to spend a week in Venice, walking the canals and exploring all the back streets away from the tourists.  The charm, the delights of the sounds and smells transported me to another place.  I spent my time taking photographs of mosaic floors, venetian chimneys, unique doors and doorbells.  Trawling through the art galleries I saw paintings that a quilter could lift designs from, but more intriguing was paintings of a different squares in Venice, done in the 14th century, had the same skyline, the same chimneys there today.  I plan to bring my memories of all this into one piece of work to incorporate into an art quilt  to communicate with people what Venice evokes through the centuries.  I plan to do it in Italian fabrics and  being able to piece and quilt with Aurifil threads would make my piece a truely commorative work of the Venetian people and Italy.

Blanchflorr wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 8 February 2012, 3:17 PM

I have just decided to embark on the Nearly Insane quilt by Liz Lois and the Aurifill would be wonderful to piece and, if I maintain my sanity (!!), quilt, all of these blocks!

Roberta wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 8 February 2012, 3:18 PM

I love Aurifil and will use it to further my piecing abilities and make some really cool quilts

abbysue wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 8 February 2012, 3:22 PM

Making quilt for my room will use thread on that

DebrafromMD wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 8 February 2012, 3:31 PM

I love Aurifil thread for piecing and since this is a neutral collection, I would use it to piece my tops.

DebrafromMD wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 8 February 2012, 3:32 PM

I love Aurifil thread for piecing and since this is a neutral collection, I would use it to piece my tops.

guavadoll wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 8 February 2012, 3:52 PM

I'm a beginner who is in the midst of finishing my first quilt ever (and learning how to sew simultaneously). I've heard Aurifil is a great product and would love to experience it. This would be a great way to start planning for my next quilt. Perhaps I'll even take the plunge and try quilting with it or appliqué. The opportunities are endless!

Cathy wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 8 February 2012, 3:55 PM

I just got a longarm and am looking for a thread to be my "go to" for quilting.  Winning this collection would give me an opportunity to try this thread and maybe it become my true love.

wincey wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 8 February 2012, 4:00 PM

I would piece and quilt with the thread.  I am just started cutting out a Rail Fence pieces to make me a quilted bedspread.  I have never used the Aurifil thread.  I've never seen it here in the south.  Would love to win..

Rachell wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 8 February 2012, 4:28 PM

I would love to win this kit.  I have never used Aurafil before, so I would really like to try them. Love the basic, neutral colors, and the box to keep them in. I would use them for just about everything, including machine quilting and piecing. Thanks for the opportunity!

nancy chaddick wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 8 February 2012, 4:46 PM

I just began using Aurifil for hand piecing recently - I really enjoy it. I would use these threads predominately for piecing.  Thanks for the opportunity to win the kit.

grammygwendolyn wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 8 February 2012, 5:01 PM

I've never used this thread,yet. Would love to win it. I would use it to piece quilts, hand quilt and try machine quilting with it. Thank You

cheryl_az wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 8 February 2012, 5:05 PM

A friend told me about Aurafil and I found it at my local quilt shop.  I purchased one spool and made a sample block with it.  What a surprise.  The thread is so smooth that I can hardly feel the stitch line.  It glides through my machines (viking designer and singer featherweight).  My main quilt projects for 2012 include the Farmer's Wife Sampler and an Tapestry Stars quilt for my daughter.  I will be using Aurafil for piecing both projects.   I have not tried using it as embroidery thread although it is smooth and fine enough.   If I win, I will try it, otherwise I will save it for piecing as that is my sewing passion.

lcqultr46 wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 8 February 2012, 5:16 PM

I've just discovered the joys of thread painting having completed eighteen thread painted bird blocks for an auction quilt, the birds having been drawn by first grade students. I love the colors and smooth sewing of Aurofil in my machine for piecing and for thread ppainting, I'd be thrilled to win.

lizvu2@msn.com wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 8 February 2012, 5:50 PM

I'm new to quilting, but have heard so many great things about Aurifil threads from the experts.  I would use it for piecing, embroidery and my first attempt to appliqué!  Thanks!

Linda wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 8 February 2012, 5:58 PM

I would use the collection for all of the above!  I was first introduced to this thread in a needle turn hand applique class.  I have since used it to piece and machine quilt.  I would love to try thread painting with this collection!  

p_mervine@yahoo.com wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 8 February 2012, 6:06 PM

This would work for embroidery or quilting; maybe a combo

lulii wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 8 February 2012, 6:13 PM

I would quilt with it!

kemberley wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 8 February 2012, 6:16 PM

I've never had the opportunity to use Aurifil thread but I would love to try it. I have a quilt waiting to be hand quilted and I would use it on that first. Then on to piecing.

Elaine Phillips wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 8 February 2012, 7:44 PM

I love using Aurifil thread. I would use this thread for piecing and machine quilting on my domestic machine, and for applique if the colors are a match. This thread is less linty than any I have used, and piecing is much more accurate.

lindakk wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 8 February 2012, 8:06 PM

I would use this for piecing.

Priscilla wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 8 February 2012, 8:17 PM

Great basic assortment. I've used them for piecing but would like to try for embroidery. Thanks for the chance to win!!

LookieWookie wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 8 February 2012, 8:41 PM

New strong quilting thread? Awesome! I would use this thread for piecing, learning applique, and for my embroidery for enhancing my quilts. I would love to create and heirloom quilt with some good thread.

Mary Gischer wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 8 February 2012, 8:53 PM

Re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012

I would use this thread for learning applique and machine embroidery.  Thank you for a chance to win!

BetteD wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 8 February 2012, 8:55 PM

I use Aurifil all the time and love it.  I use it for everything!  A Mark Lapinski Basics set would be lovely to have and use on all my sewing endeavors.  I do a lot of garment construction, too, and this is a very wonderful thread for that.  

MaryAnn wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 8 February 2012, 9:33 PM

I use Aurifil thread to piece, machine applique, quilt, and hand sew bindings.

Betty Macpherson-Veitch wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 8 February 2012, 10:48 PM

I have so many ideas how I would use this thread. After 30 some years of working as a Social Worker, I have just retired. My new career is exploring all different types of quilting from traditional quilts to crazy quilts to landscape quilting. I am overjoyed by the number of options there are to explore these days now that I have some time and energy. I have heard so many good things about Aurifil thread and look forward to using it whether or not I win it. Thanks

Crazygang wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 8 February 2012, 10:49 PM

Ah, the question should be "What WOULDN'T I use Aurifil thread for?" I love this thread, and it is the one thing I always stock up on when I go to the Quilt Show in Paducah. Last year I splurged and bought cones because I use the thread for piecing, quilting, sewing.........

Crazygang wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 8 February 2012, 10:52 PM

Ah, the question should be, "What WOULDN'T I use Aurifil thread for?" I love this thread, and it is the one thing I always stock up on when I go to the Quilt Show in Paducah. Last year I splurged and bought cones because I use Aurifil for piecing, quilting, sewing.........

evelyn.lafargue wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 8 February 2012, 11:27 PM

I haven't had the pleasure of sewing with this thread, but have only heard great thing about it. So I would try in all my quilting.

Alena wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Thursday, 9 February 2012, 12:00 AM

I would use the thread for quilting and sewing projects.  I like aurifil and would like to add to my thread because I am low on almost every brand.  We all want to win no matter how much thread we already have because it is part of our stash.

ksmith8 wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Thursday, 9 February 2012, 1:36 AM

I would use this awesome thread packs by finishing some blankets and starting some new quilts.  I am learning how to quilt by hand and by machine, so this would be an awesome addition to my sewing station.

jnaatz@rocketmail.com wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Thursday, 9 February 2012, 5:20 AM

This is the only thread I use. I use it to do piecing and machine quilting. I would replenish my thread inventory and look forward to the projects it would complete. You can't get anywhere in quilting without the thread! AND you can never have too much.

fulmer wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Thursday, 9 February 2012, 5:43 AM

I would be so happy to use a thread that doesn't lint up my machine.Using a quality thread like Aurifil keeps machine repairs at a minimum.I could use it in every application of quilting. I'm a beginning free motion quilter & can see this being my go-to thread .

fulmer wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Thursday, 9 February 2012, 5:43 AM

I would be so happy to use a thread that doesn't lint up my machine.Using a quality thread like Aurifil keeps machine repairs at a minimum.I could use it in every application of quilting. I'm a beginning free motion quilter & can see this being my go-to thread .

Jean Deal wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Thursday, 9 February 2012, 5:44 AM

I have never used Aurifil thread and would love the oppurtunity to try it. I would use it for piecing, quilting,applique and embroidery.

vandew wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Thursday, 9 February 2012, 6:18 AM

quilt with my granddaughter who will learn what is the best

my muse wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Thursday, 9 February 2012, 9:00 AM

I would start by using the thread for piecing, then as I learn more, I'd move on to machine quilting and embroidery.

shermankss@msn.com wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Thursday, 9 February 2012, 10:04 AM

I have been planning to try some Aurifil thread for my piecing - especially where precision is key!

I would love to win this and try it out!

kloerjs@email.com wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Thursday, 9 February 2012, 10:55 AM

I would use the threads to piece mysquares together and then quilt them.  These quilts would be used for my family and friends.

Jane Capriotti wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Thursday, 9 February 2012, 11:33 AM

I never had the privilege to use Aurifil threads.  I sure would love to, I heard so many good things about them.  I would applique and quilt a special quilt for my bedroom with them if given the chance. I would just love to win and try them out.

Priscilla Dalton wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Thursday, 9 February 2012, 1:03 PM

I would need this thread to make christmas placemats. I had my grandchildren draw me simple Christmas pictures. I have a really cute place mat pattern that has an octagan shape middle (where the picture will be placed) that  combineds wonderful bright  Christmas materials. I plan to make one for each mom and girl . I can't wait to make mine. Since I have four grandgirls I will use each one on my kitchen table at Christmas. Priscilla Dalton

whitewitch wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Thursday, 9 February 2012, 4:01 PM

I'll love to be using this special thread for piecing and quilting special quilts and small projects. As a matter of fact Aurifil is all I use for my piecing. My BabyLock loves this thread.

ajmellish wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Thursday, 9 February 2012, 4:05 PM

I would love to try Aurifil thread in both quilting and piecing.  Always looking for a new and better thread and this sounds great and would like to replace any other thread that I have with it.

Estie wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Thursday, 9 February 2012, 9:36 PM

It would be great to win all that Aurifil thread which I would use for piecing.  Love Mark too!

Bunny wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Friday, 10 February 2012, 7:42 AM

I have been wanting to try this thread - it would be a perfect prize!!

Cindy wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Friday, 10 February 2012, 9:06 AM

I have wanted to try Aurifil Threads for some time now.  I would love to see how Aurifil thread improves my ability to precision piece.

Cindy

ancestryfarmer wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Friday, 10 February 2012, 9:30 AM

I am a quilter, but I might consider applique, I've seen it and it looks fun.

SoPark wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Friday, 10 February 2012, 11:08 AM

Piecing, applique, and quilting.

Cyrilla4 wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Friday, 10 February 2012, 11:11 AM

I've been experimenting with art quilts, and have used some Aurifil. It would be nice to have a better collection.

Leanne P wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Friday, 10 February 2012, 11:37 AM

I'd love to try Aurifil. I'd use it for piecing, machine applique and quilting.

bec02 wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Friday, 10 February 2012, 2:38 PM

I just recently discovered Aurilfil thread.  I used it to machine quilt a wall hanging.  I love the smooth texture of the thread.  It has a delightful sheen instead of the fuzzy dull look of many cotton threads and it doesn't leave a lot of lint in my bobbin case.  Also, I have no tension problems or thread breakage when I use Aurilfil.

I would love to have a collection on hand so I could use it for piecing, free-motion quilting, and maybe I'll even try appliqueing and use some nice stitching around the applique.  I bet it would be gorgeous.  

Jennsquilts wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Friday, 10 February 2012, 3:16 PM

I'll be using these mostly for applique - Aurilfil threads have such an nice luster to them, they really look great on applique.

CeeDee wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Friday, 10 February 2012, 4:13 PM

Quilting is still a new area for me. I had my first sewing machine at age 10.  Making my own clothes made me feel special and I knew no one else at school would have own what I did.  So quilting has allow me to play with colors and fabric and it's wonderful to learn new thing .   I would use my thread to add that special original touch that I could call my own.  It would give me the chance to add thread to my learning experience.

Darlene Jacolik wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Friday, 10 February 2012, 5:58 PM

I have been trying to improve my machine applique skills and recently purchased a new pattern.  Would love to have these threads to use on that quilt.

pioneerwoman120537 wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Saturday, 11 February 2012, 12:57 AM

I would use these wonderful threads improve my applique skills by making a scrappy quilt known as 'Autumn Trees'.

SHARONF-6 wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Saturday, 11 February 2012, 11:38 AM

I cannot purchase Aurifil locally and would love to try what I have heard is a wonderful thread.  I would use this for piecing, machine applique and machine embroidery.

cocobarney wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Saturday, 11 February 2012, 1:15 PM

I would use the thread to make Tote bags for our social club of retirees.  

paquinprovost wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Saturday, 11 February 2012, 4:13 PM

I so very much enjoy piecing with Aurifil.  When ever possible I buy it and my blocks seam to be better made for it.

KARLAK wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Saturday, 11 February 2012, 4:44 PM

I would use the Aurifil thread for applique work - love to applique things and it works very nicely. (If I win~)

Karen wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Saturday, 11 February 2012, 4:48 PM

The colors of Aurifil thread is like a spectacular sunrise.... i could use the thread to create a sunrise on fabric.... how cool would that be!!

Pat wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Saturday, 11 February 2012, 10:00 PM

I would you the Aurifil thread to highlight my pink ribbon quilt - a work in progress:)

Doris Worthen wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Saturday, 11 February 2012, 10:36 PM

I already use Aurifil for my piecing and would love to use it more often but it is a far piece to drive to refill my need for more thread.  I also want to get into Machine Applique and this thread would be a great thing to aid me in accomplishing that goal.  Thanks for providing this opportunity to win this thread collection.

lealofilia wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Saturday, 11 February 2012, 11:05 PM

Aurifil thread is just perfect for piecing and quilting.  I ony use this thread  because I don't have to refill my bobbing so frequent nor experience breakage.  Would love to win this thread for all my sewing projects and reproduction quilts.  

Deb W wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Sunday, 12 February 2012, 9:58 AM

I'm just getting ready to start a new quilt.  I will be doing fusible applique and free hand quilting.  I will use the Aurifil Thread for both the appliques and quilting.  I would love to win this thread and will be sure to tell al of my friends about your great thread!!!!!

lauriedt wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Sunday, 12 February 2012, 11:03 AM

Thread painting!!!  They look luscious!

UptownConnie wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Sunday, 12 February 2012, 12:44 PM

I have so many quilts to finish (tops are done), so I would use the thread to machine quilt those beauties! thanks for this contest...cool!

mmiller wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Sunday, 12 February 2012, 6:45 PM

if i won, i would use it on my quilts. I love how it looks on other quilts.  

PatrinaVanSky wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Monday, 13 February 2012, 12:33 AM

I would love to use these beautiful threads to make my quilts really pop! I think they would be fantastic!

avril wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Monday, 13 February 2012, 5:43 AM

I have only just started quilting, so any supplies would be greatfully received, and I am sure I would find many uses for them on my travels through the quilting world.

MaineQuiltah wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Monday, 13 February 2012, 10:25 AM

I purchased this assortment at MQX a couple of years ago; I knew a good thing when I saw it! I have used nothing but these threads for piecing - my machine LOVES them. I teach a lot of beginning quilters classes, and I take my collection along to class to show my students the only colors of thread they'll EVER need for piecing. I'd love to win this collection to replenish the colors I've run out of, and those that will be gone soon. Love, love, love my box of threads!!! :)

Janice Carole wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Monday, 13 February 2012, 1:55 PM

I make wall art using thread of different weights.   I also embroider this pack of thread is great for both projects.

Joni wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Monday, 13 February 2012, 2:19 PM

Oh my, piecing, quilting and some lovely embroidery with be the dream come true for this quilter!  Like doing a water color, only with thread, the finest of all.

Charae Hemphill wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Monday, 13 February 2012, 6:16 PM

I have used Aurifil and LOVE it for machine applique.  I would love to win this collection.

sheep quilter wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Monday, 13 February 2012, 7:50 PM

I would love to win the thread kit to be used for my machine applique or even quilting.  

Maia wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Monday, 13 February 2012, 8:59 PM

I would use it to piece my quilts.  Love Aurifil thread!

kategascoine wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Monday, 13 February 2012, 9:29 PM

I would use the kit for quilting my tops. I think Aurifil is great for that :) Thanks!

claudia wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Tuesday, 14 February 2012, 4:43 AM

I would love to use the Aurifil 2012 on my embroidery machine to create and emblish my quilt label blocks.  Good luck to everyone and Love Aurifil 2012!

diane wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Tuesday, 14 February 2012, 8:22 AM

As I am new to the art of quilting, piecing and embroidery there are many possibilities!

I bought my first machine on February 1st and from the time I took it out of the carton it has been nearly impossible to get me away from the machine.  I've started by piecing a baby quilt (top and back both pieced) and am ready to machine quilt.  I would love to embroider a label for this quilt when I am finished.

The Aurifil 2012 Basics Collection would really enhance my explorations of the art and development of the skills I need to go further.  I can see that this is a lifetime pursuit.

toniaward wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Tuesday, 14 February 2012, 9:07 AM

I always love trying new products and techniques.  I recently became interested in learning to do art quilts and this thread looks like a fabulous product to use.  I would also like to try it with my embroidery machine.

toniaward wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Tuesday, 14 February 2012, 9:07 AM

I always love trying new products and techniques.  I recently became interested in learning to do art quilts and this thread looks like a fabulous product to use.  I would also like to try it with my embroidery machine.

SewQuiltEmbroider wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Tuesday, 14 February 2012, 10:08 AM

I have been a fan of Aurifil threads for a while, but have only used them in the bobbin for machine embroidery.  I would love to try some free motion quilting with them!

maggiojudy wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Tuesday, 14 February 2012, 10:51 AM

I watch "Quilt Out Loud" every week.  I will use this collection of Aurifil thread to hand piece the hexagon mosaic quilt I am working on in civil war repro.

topcake wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Tuesday, 14 February 2012, 11:04 AM

I recently went to a quilt retreat and took a class on hand piecing and was introduced to aurifil thread.  Love it and would love to win some to use in all my handpiecing and quilting needs it is wonderful thread.

MaggieNae wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Tuesday, 14 February 2012, 11:09 AM

I have such a long list of projects.  Most of my work is maching quilting/piecing.  These would go a long way towards getting those quilts off my to do list.  I have a quilt I'm getting together in my mind based on the poem, "Home is the sailor"  It would be for my unclewho's retired from the Navy.

dbcannella@hotmail.com wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Tuesday, 14 February 2012, 11:11 AM

The Mark Lipinski Basics Collection Kit from Aurifil will be wonderful to use for piecing, applique and quilting the Quilt of Valor I plan to make soon.  I will be anxious to try this thread.

glasqlts@qroidaho.net wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Tuesday, 14 February 2012, 11:25 AM

I have wanted to try the Auriful threads ever since the first time i heard about it. Were i to be the lucky winner i would use it for everything to test it against other threads I've used. i am especially eager to try it with my embroidery machine.

BrendaMay wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Tuesday, 14 February 2012, 12:36 PM

I would love to have the thread kit from Auriful to use on my sunbonnet sue applique blocks. I have a passion for aplique and would love to try the threads on all my other projects as well.

Joyleen Miller wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Tuesday, 14 February 2012, 4:35 PM

I would love to receive the Aurifil thread.  I have used the thread to machine piece and quilt a Fancy Dresden quilt.  I was so happy with the results and it was my most successful attempt at free motion quilting. I could not stop quilting!  I like the sheen and versatility of this beautiful fine thread.  I have also used Aurifil to hand piece and applique a Grandmother's garden hexagon quilt.

This is the best thread I have ever used.

Joyleen Miller wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Tuesday, 14 February 2012, 4:35 PM

I would love to receive the Aurifil thread.  I have used the thread to machine piece and quilt a Fancy Dresden quilt.  I was so happy with the results and it was my most successful attempt at free motion quilting. I could not stop quilting!  I like the sheen and versatility of this beautiful fine thread.  I have also used Aurifil to hand piece and applique a Grandmother's garden hexagon quilt.

This is the best thread I have ever used.

CAS48 wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Tuesday, 14 February 2012, 5:21 PM

I would use it to piece, great colors for that!

ebeckee wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Tuesday, 14 February 2012, 5:42 PM

I would use the Aurifil for piecing and quilting my upcoming projects.  Never tried it for embroidery,so I am looking forward to giving that a whirl.

mylifesabeach wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Tuesday, 14 February 2012, 7:25 PM

Look, I will be short and to the point. 2012. I will 70 yrs and married for 50 yrs. I need that thread !!!

You know how things disinigrate in the tropics, well my marriage didn't and neither will Aurifil.

Aloha in advance from Laverne

Lynn Telke wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Tuesday, 14 February 2012, 7:50 PM

Since my machine repairman told me to use only this thread, I would use it for all  my sewing, which would include piecing, machine quilting, machine embroidery, applique and apparel sewing.  To win this

would also help with my budget since I am currently unempolyed. I have used your thread in the past and loved it. Thank you for sponsoring this contest.

Scrapperdeb wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Tuesday, 14 February 2012, 8:01 PM

I'd definitely use the thread to quilt because that's mostly what I do. Thanks for the chance.

cheleifet wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Tuesday, 14 February 2012, 9:12 PM

I love not having all of the lint in my bobbin case. It's nice when I forget to clean my machine after a project I know that it's okay because I used a quality thread.

Caryl Anne wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Tuesday, 14 February 2012, 9:14 PM

Love to try these soft neutral colors. I do piecing not the quilting, but I do sew and embroidery as well, however I've yet to use a 50wt for embroidery. I'd love to try them for free is always a great word to me. thanks for the opportunity Carylanne

Carol Sawchyn wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Tuesday, 14 February 2012, 9:18 PM

I would use the Aurifil thread for piecing and machine quilting.  I am piecing a large paper pieced quilt called "Third weekend in October"  and I would like to machine quilt it with Aurifil thread.  I had two spools of your thread and loved them....both have been used to the last thread.  Pick me! thanks

Grace C wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Tuesday, 14 February 2012, 9:22 PM

Although, these wonderful threads would be so nice for piecing; I would use them for my Free motion quilting of feathers.  The nice texture would just allow those feathers to gracefully flow.  I just paper pieced a wreath for my Mom and those feathers using this special thread would be just the thing that quilt needs to compliment it.  

pabay wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Tuesday, 14 February 2012, 10:39 PM

I will definitely use them to piece with. But also for machine quilting which I want to improve at.

Granchris wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 15 February 2012, 12:50 AM

I would use it to quilt. I love Aurifil thread.

Joy wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 15 February 2012, 7:21 AM

It would be awesome to win Aurifil thread! I'd use it for piecing, applique and would definitely try it for embroidery! So many uses, so little time! Ahhh! New thread!

cevans45 wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 15 February 2012, 8:31 AM

I would use Aurifil thread both in my machine quilting as I continue working on all the UFO's in my closet and in my new endeavors in wool felting and embroidery.  What a great opportunity to try out new great threads :)

Yvonne wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 15 February 2012, 8:49 AM

I've heard so much about Aurifil thread, but never used it.  If I won this gorgeous collection, I'd try it out for my machine piecing as well as hand piecing!  

mdgrn@optonline.net wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 15 February 2012, 9:27 AM

I am going to sew till my hearts content I love this thread because I have the cleanest machine in town

debaugray wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 15 February 2012, 10:39 AM

I would use it to piece a Quilt of Valor Quilt.

debaugray wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 15 February 2012, 10:39 AM

I would use it to piece a Quilt of Valor Quilt.

sgriffith wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 15 February 2012, 10:42 AM

I have not used Aurifil thread before but I know a lot of people who love it.  If I won I would love to use it for piecing.  It would be great to try a new thread and find out why so many people like it so much.

kehrenaz@yahoo.com wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 15 February 2012, 10:46 AM

Once I started using Aurifil thread, I was pretty much spoiled and refuse to use any other brand. I would use the prize thread to expand my horizons beyond my basic few standby colors.

martycooper wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 15 February 2012, 10:46 AM

I will use this wonderful thread for hand and machine piecing....it slides so easily with handwork, with machine work, lint is very minimal.....super quality thread!

mserna wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 15 February 2012, 10:47 AM

I would use this thread to quilt with.

RFryhover wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 15 February 2012, 10:48 AM

I have not used Aurifil thread before but love the colors that the tread come in.  

RFryhover wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 15 February 2012, 10:48 AM

I have not used Aurifil thread before but love the colors that the tread come in.  

Barbara in Central TX wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 15 February 2012, 10:49 AM

A friend introduced me to a book with neutral quilt patterns.  These threads will be PERFECT for the fabric I have picked out for a quilt for my daughter's appartment.  She's into the black/brown theme and I would use the thread to piece together a quilt for her.  I haven't tried Aurifill with applique/embroidery so it would be fun to make pillows to go with quilt.

bbreckheimer wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 15 February 2012, 10:53 AM

Oh I would love to win this thread, best ever , I would use it for piecing, applique, top stitching.

Susan wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 15 February 2012, 11:02 AM

I have been wanting to try this thread for a while, now.  I would use it in piecing, applique, and quilting to see how it works for me.

susyquilter wrote re: Spotlight on Aurifil 2012
on Wednesday, 15 February 2012, 11:03 AM

I use Aurifil all the time and would love to have more.  I would use it for piecing quilts for me, my family and community service quilts for my guild.