Friday, March 16, 2012

Quilters Blog Hop Party

Hello to everyone hopping around the Quilting Gallery Blog Hop Party! And thanks to Michelle for setting it all up. My name is Leslie and I do hand-guided longarm machine quilting. It's almost the 7th anniversary of starting to quilt professionally so what a great time to celebrate with a party and my first give-away. When you are done here, keep hopping along and see what all the other great blogs have to offer.

Blog Hop Party with Give-Aways 



Quilting got into my blood back in the early 1990's when I took a beginners class- hand piecing, hand quilting, scissors and *gasp* cardboard templates. I really enjoyed it- very relaxing and satisfying, but not quick. 



 

Fast forward to 2000 when my husband's first grandson was born. I really wanted to make a baby quilt, but wanted it done before the child went off to collage! Thanks to Alex Anderson and Simply Quilts I became much more comfortable with machine piecing, rotary cutting and all the amazing quilting that could be done on your home machine. Diane Gaudynski made it look so easy! I quilted three baby quilts on my DSM and knew there must be another way. That better way arrived in April 2005 (wow how is it 7 years already?)



 

 

After a 2-day workshop from a local dealer I was hooked on longarm quilting! I needed a second job that would be flexible around my "day job" and this would be perfect. That's not to say it has all been easy. I have picked out an insane number of stitches, worked until 2:00 AM to meet a deadline and had to deal with some "creative piecing" by customers. But I learn something new every day, and don't regret my choice for a minute. I have met wonderful people, both in person and online, made friends all over the world, and gotten to work on a variety of quilts that I would never have had the skill or the interest to make for myself.

Like Carmen's Kaffe Fassett quilts...


 
Or Mrs. Foster's traditional ones 
 
This is a detail
 
And I may have gotten carried away with the quilting, but I love my job...
 
 


You may not know this, but longarm quilters have a secret. Besides loving fabric, and color like all quilters, we need thread...lots of thread...thick, thin, matte, shiny, solid, variegated, polyester, cotton, silk and metallic. There's always a need for one more color...one more cone or spool. Yep, my name is Leslie and I'm a Thread-a-holic. Once you try the good stuff, it's hard to go back. For me, the good stuff comes from Superior Threads. They have a great product and a wonderful education collection- Hints, tips, classes, videos- No, I'm not affiliated with them, other than being a happy customer. Superior is where I get most of my thread...and I can go through some thread. One year I threw all my thread cones in a bag as I finished them. This was the collection at the end of the year.



Those white cores are 3000 yards each, which is about 37 miles of thread. Plus the pre-wound bobbins and spools, and there were still plenty of open cones on the rack... See...



My main thread stash

And then there is the Glide thread that has it's own shelf, since it won't fit on the rack (for several reasons, like there's no room)



 
And the "back stock" of my favorite Bottom Line on another shelf. The little plastic boxes to the right are bobbins. I wind several when I start a quilt and if there are any leftover, I just keep them for the next time I need that color.

 
I realize there are people with much bigger thread stashes than mine, but I have hopes of catching up. I'm also willing to drag help others along with me. When I gave a friend a sample of the new Omni thread to try on her longarm she said "yeah, every good dealer gives out the first taste for free".   OK, maybe she has a point... one of the new opportunities here at The Crafty Unicorn Quilting is the Thread Co-op. Once a month we place a combined order and all the members receive 20% off most of the retail prices. Anyone is welcome, local or not, it's very informal and the rules are here Thread Co-op.

For this blog hop giveaway I really wanted to corrupt another thread-a-holic ... I mean help the winner expand their thread stash. And since I couldn't possibly decide what types or colors the winner would like, my prize is a $25.00 Gift Certificate for Superior thread to use directly on their site or through our co-op.


 

For a chance to win, leave a comment by midnight March 23 and 'fess-up... Do you ever buy thread just because it's pretty and you may need that color some day? Winner will be chosen on Saturday March 24 by Random.org. Please leave contact information in the body of your comment if you are posting anonymously.
Now HOP to it...(Sorry I couldn't resist)...


Don't tell me not to burn the candle at both ends
Tell me where to get more wax!



 
 

180 comments:

Samantha said...

I have about 7 spools right now that I bought just because I am addicted to verigated thread. The problem comes when I have a project to quilt and I have just the perfect verigated thread, but them I'm afraid to use it in case they never make that color again! :) I DO use it though.. I know that fabric hoarding... er stashing AND thread hoarding... I mean uh collecting go hand in hand, but I only have so much room! ;)

Anonymous said...

Chance to win a cert. for thread? Count me in. I can always use more thread. Of course, I will need to get busy on this long arm machine (dare I call it a monster?), so I can actually use up some of this "minor" stash I have started.
Faye Bushey
(you've got my number, dealer!!)

Lamoureux Family said...

I have to confess, I have been addicted to many different things! Yarn, yarn, yarn, oh yeah, now I am finding myself collecting fabrics that need me to do something. My girl and her Grammie love doing their quilt tops, and I think I may have been infected over the winter! I had no idea that I an addiction to thread was possible, but I have to admit, I have two spools of variegated thread, cause yes, it is pretty!

Agnes B Bullock said...

Variegated thread! Like Samantha, I worry about the color not being made in the future, so to my husband's absolute horror, I will buy TWO of the color that catches my eye! I love King Tut for my quilting (am a novice and self taught,but learning fast!) My thread horde already fills several Lock n Lock containers (which also gives me an excuse to buy more Lock n Lock!)

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

LOL, yes I have bought pretty thread. ;-) And I've purchased the same color twice because i liked it so much. :-o But I use thread every day, so I don't feel too bad a bout it! I'd love a chance to buy more~ thanks for the fun! Have a happy weekend!

Brenda said...

Leslie - I have finished the border for the mystery you hosted!! Finally!! ahhh, it wasn't that bad actually - the only problem is - I did not take a picture and it's at the quilters.... So, once I have it back, I will take a picture and show you what I did!!
It's a piano key border - and it looks good.

stephmabry said...

Honestly...I've only bought thread once or twice, and then it was just white or black! I only started quilting a year or so ago, and not long after I started I was lucky enough to have my aunt ship me a whole bunch of supplies - pins, zippers for other projects..and a BIG stash of thread! It would be neat to get the chance to win some really cool variegated threads or something like that. :)

Thanks for the chance to win!

Richard Healey said...

When I started quilting last December I bought 3 little tiny rolls of thread thinking I was set up for life. Wow little did I know how much you can possibly sew into one piece of material. Would love to win this would come in handy (have 2 boxes now) lol

http://richardquilts.blogspot.com
http:// my1pictureaday.blogspot.com/

Debra Lee said...

Guilty as charged. I love just looking at my pumpin colored thread!

Jennyroo said...

I am notorious for buying thread 'by memory' - that is to say that I don't bring a swatch of the fabric with me, I think I will know the exact perfect shade of thread when I see it. Sigh. You think I would learn by now...!!! LOL!

Irina said...

I usually buy the tread I need but if I see some good deals, I'll get as much as I can and all sorts of colours because I know I'lll use them. thanks for the chance!

Jennie P. said...

Yes, I do buy thread just for the color sometimes :)

Rhonda P. said...

Yes I do buy thread because it is pretty. Fabric is my first weakness thread my second. I probably have about 70 cones of Isafil that I use on my quilting machine. Would love to try some Superior!

yorkie mom said...

I pretty much a "buy for a project" thread person. Would love to try Superior thread! Thanks for a chance.

Lorri said...

I am just starting out so I do not have a large stash of thread yet, but I did buy some gold metalic thread yesterday. Just because.

Quilt Hollow said...

I love SEW FINE thread and would sure like to use this prize!! Enjoy your day...quilting of course!

Cheryl said...

I love to buy thread in my favorite colors. I just can't help myself!

Cheryl said...

I love to buy thread in my favorite colors. I just can't help myself!

Bev C said...

Hello Leslie,

Congratulations on everthing you do. Love thread,nothing like finding a lovely coloured thread. You never know you may need it one day.

Happy days.
Bev.xoxo

Tiffany said...

I recently bought some orange thread - in the hopes that I would eventually find a use for it! But it was a gorgeous color so I had to have it! :D

MaryJane said...

I buy all the time just because I my need it! Lol.

Brenda said...

Ah... Thread - like cloth - Less is NOT more!!!

Lee said...

I love thread - right now I am trying to restrain from buying varigated as I do not have a project for it! lol thanks for the great giveaway! The quilts are beautiful!

Sandra said...

Thank you for the chance to win. Would love to start a stash of Superior Thread.

Mimi said...

I mostly buy thread because it is needed and I choose an off white... but wouldn't it be sweet to buy something extra special? Thanks for the chance!!

Barb in Mi said...

I have done the occasional thread buy for the future... especially for variegated thread. Just love it. Thanks so much!

Patty D from NC said...

i've tended to buy neutral thread for my quilting but I think I need to expand - your photos are so pretty

Maria Kievit said...

Buy lots of extra thread in a variety of shades if I didn't bring the material with me that it's going on.... Thanks for the giveaway.

RSHudson said...

What a great giveaway. I've read wonderful things about Superior Threads although I haven't tried them yet. I'm mostly a Gutermann gal and, yes, I have bought colors when they're on sale because I might need it someday! Thanks for chance to win! (marshudson at comcast dot net)

Margaret said...

I think I buy thread like I buy fabric. It is pretty and I like it. I have so many colors and types but I love to be able to match or contrast without having to go to the store every time. Plus where I live there is a very limited choice of what to buy so when I see something I think I like and will use I buy it.

Marianne said...

Thread? Count me in! What I like about it it is small compared to fabric which requires so much room for my stash!

Deanna said...

Love thread, still a little timid using the brighter colors.

Carla G said...

I'm new to the quilting world so I don't have alot of quilting thread yet. But I do have alot of colors of regular sewing thread. Cause the thread always has to match and be the right shade. And I don't always have time to go to the store to buy more, so I have to have a stash of thread. Thanks for a chance to win this great giveaway as I'd love to try some Superior thread. :)

jmniffer said...

I've bought a few spools for 'someday'; nothing bright, yet.
Thanks for the giveaway.

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Poucos ainda,não tenho braço longo,faço livre um pouco.Mas fico louca em qualquer armarinho que entro,e tenho que entrar e sair rápido para a frustração não fazer festa.Obrigado.tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

Janet said...

Of course I buy thread just because it's pretty and I might need it some day! I mean... how could I not. I would LOVE to win some Superior thread. Thanks for a chance.

Sharon said...

I would love to try new thread! I'm fairly new to quilting, so have lots to learn about threads. Thank you for the chance to win!

JustPam said...

Of course! Thread is almost as bad as fabric.

B Greene said...

I have not dabbled enough in the wide world of beautiful thread, but I am certainly learning that good thread really does make a difference! I would love to win this gift certificate and experiment!!!

MC said...

I'm actually pretty new to quilting, and all I've had access to at the local quilt shop is Guterman cotton & poly threads which break quite a lot. I would love to give some other types a try, thanks for the recommendation.

Michelle Chitty said...

I would love to try some new thread I use Aurifil but am willing to try anything.

Julie in WA said...

Oh, yes...I have a spool of an orange varigated thread that is so pretty. Some day I will create something that needs orange thread quilted on the top, but until then, I just enjoy it!

Michelle said...

All the time! I do most of my piecing and quilting with neutral colors, but every time I order, I try to add a few pretty spools that I think I'll someday use.

strandkorbtraum said...

Well yes, I even once went with a bobbin I had becuase I liked the colour to look for matching fabrics - sitting too long in a dark box is not good for anything.

Emily H. said...

I don't have any thread I bought for the "pretty factor" YET, but have been getting very good at sneaking stash stuff into the house recently, so I'm sure it will happen soon enough!! This would definitely help with that too :-x Thanks for the opportunity!

Lisa Marie said...

Oh yes, I buy it because it's pretty or because I might need it. And if it's on sale, well I'll buy 2! Seems this is a common problem for quilters with fabric, thread, books, whatever!

Sallie said...

I usually just buy/sew with neutral thread. Thanks for the giveaway!

sew and so much more said...

I buy thread as I need it...usually project by project. I always spend extra on more fabric! LOL! So I'd love to have a thread stash!

Catskill Quilter said...

Leslie, I definitely buy thread just because I love the color! It does work out, because I am also attracted to those colors in fabric, thank goodness.

Lisa Cox said...

I only buy thread for the project I am working on at the time.

Becky said...

What a wonderful giveaway!!! I'm just expanding into the world of thread. I'm working on machine applique of 2 projects and "mentally" beginning to quilt the baby quilts for our guild service project. I need this THread giveaway:) Have a wonderful day!

Anonymous said...

Every quilter needs thread. This is a really nice gift from you. Most of my thread is beige. I really don't have much variety in my collection. Maybe I could buy some new colors. Congradulations on your 7 years. Good for you. It is snowing here in Sonora, CA. The Blog Hop Party is one way to celebrate and yet be safe and warm.

Sandi T.
sandit1@sbcglobal.net

iluvmybugs said...

Yes, I admit I buy thread sometimes just because the color is so pretty (especially the variegated ones). Thanks for the chance to win!
~Terry~

LethargicLass said...

I actually desperately need more thread LOL... I'm too nervous to decided which colours I would need first so mostly have white and black LOL

Julie said...

Yes, I do buy thread just because I like the color. What a wonderful give away. Thanks

Patti said...

Really enjoyed reading about your quilting! I am truly a boring thread buyer-white or off white with maybe a little colour thrown in if I'm feeling that my quilting will stand up to it! Thanks for a great giveaway.

ladmquilter said...

Yes definitely I love all the colors it is like candy to me. Thanks for the chance to try superior threads.

Ella said...

I was a thread hoarder for a while. Now i tend to stick to each project.

Anonymous said...

Yes, I have a thread collection too.
wlinda_ca@yahoo.com

Peggy @ Pastimes Quilt Design said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day.
I haven't really ever bought thread just because it's pretty.
I do a lot of applique so I feel the need to have thread in absolutely every shade of green, red, pink, blue. Well every color there is. It has to match you know. Thanks for the chance to win your fabulous giveaway. And continued good luck with your longarm business.

Swedish Scrapper said...

Oh, I definitely do that--and surprisingly, those odd colors I pick up "just because" end up being the ones I need down the line. Thanks for the great giveaway!

Kim's Crafty Apple said...

I recently got sucked into Superior's Thread of the Day special and ended up with LOTS of new spools! I love their sampler selection so I can try out everything before I decide on my favorite...I may have a slight problem...

Pat V. said...

Oh, absolutely. I have threads I'm not even sure why I bought them...what was I planning to do with them? I'm sure it will come to me one day.

MissMary said...

I'm actually a buy-with-project-in-mind with thread... unless it's crazy-cheap. Like a nickel a spool. Practical wins out when there's a budget, I'm afraid ;-)

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

A quilter can never have too much thread!! thanks for this....I usually just buy when I need it...for a certain project; which is all the time..lol

Merrilee said...

Just got my first longarm about 4 months ago and my thread stash is already growing. I love thread.

Leah said...

I usually buy what thread I need for specific projects unless there is a thread sale, then I stock up on pretty colors and then make quilts to match the thread. :)

Teresa in Music City said...

I love all the different threads available to us today! But I get overwhelmed sometimes trying to decide which works best where :*) I have found that King Tut is my favorite for DSM quilting - I love the way it sits on the fabric as if it owns it!!!

robin said...

I'm new to quilting, so don't have much of a thread stash (yet!). So far I buy extra of basic colors when I see a sale. Thanks for a nice giveaway!

Tracey Rampling (The Peony Teacup) said...

I've just started collecting Aurifil thread, but generally speaking I buy thread for specific projects.. but it's never too late to start, right?

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I am a thread-a-holic! And I keep my empty spools (grands love to play with them) as I keep record of thread usage rather than fabric yardage use.

Gloria J W said...

Do you mean, I can get addicted to MORE thread. I love embroidery cotton, and have heaps and having a new baby quilting machine...well now!! Superior threads, here I come!! Thanks for the opportunity to enter. I need the thread just to practice..right!!
Cheers
Gloria

Clare said...

I'm addicted to DMC embroidery floss and perle cotton. I cannot pass a shop without going in and seeing if they've got any colours I haven't already got.

Cool Cats and Quilts said...

I actually do buy threads because they are pretty, but I do use them. This can really make a difference in a quilt, wallhanging, or bag. Thanks for the give-away.

Charlene S said...

I buy thread b/c it is pretty and then hope I have fabric to use it on. I would love a chance to buy more!

babiesdoc said...

I have never tried superior thread.
but,would love to

I would also love to learn to longarm
and buy a longarm machine -- I need to find a workshop near.

hueisei said...

Yes, I do buy thread just for the color ! Especially my favorite color! :)

KOcanQuilt said...

Since I am new and have done little quilting, I have been getting by with good old Coats & Clark. I would love to be able to try something different!

Ullhärvan said...

Ofcourse i buy thread just for the colours! And there is a lot to choose from.

Mrs.Pickles said...

I usually just buy what I need, however that means I don't have a lot of colour..lol

Gill said...

I've never tried Superior thread! but why is it that I never have just the right colour thread and I always have to buy more??

Janny said...

I love Superior thread, I do buy thread just for the color.

quiltgrammy said...

LOVE thread, you have to have it for all those great projects.

Sherri D said...

Not because it is pretty, but I do buy thread that is a bargain cuz it is on sale...whether I need it or not! lol

Kylie said...

When a local craft shop had a moving sale I picked up a ton of pretty thread just because I liked it! Thank you for a lovely giveaway.

Sheila said...

I love thread almost as much as fabric , love the colors as well as the textures ,thanks for the chance to win some Superior thread , that would be a great thing to win.

Needled Mom said...

I LOVE Superior Threads and have bought colors just because I liked them. I have high hopes of using them eventually!

It sounds like you have enjoyed playing with the quilting on the various quilts. I think it would be so much fun to see others work.

annmarie said...

Several years ago I did just that - bought 6 spools of variegated thread on sale because I thought it was so cool. Would love some extra Superior Thread - great giveaway - thanks.

Beth said...

Yep, I buy thread just because it is pretty. And it sits there, looking pretty!
beth(dot)sebastian(at)gmail(dot)com

Marcia W. said...

Wow! Great job on your quilting. I would love to win the gift cert for thread - and would like you to help advise. I want to learn to quilt on my DSM. I never buy thread just-because it is pretty because I'm afraid of making a mistake and wasting money on expensive thread. I struggle to figure out the correct needle, thread/bobbin, tension, et al combination. SO, end up using C&C because it is "all purpose". I did subscribe to the superior threads newsletter. alternate email mlwright29(at)hotmail(dot)com

sandyb said...

I love your quilts. I could only dream of being so talented. I do buy thread because I might need it someday but I especially buy fabric and yarn because I might need it. I have this fear of being without yarn and fabric. I guess that isn't too bad is it.

Thank you so much.

sandyb720 at gmail dot com

Deb said...

I mostly stock up on white and ivory. But I do have a purple and green spool. I'd love to enter (and win!) your giveaway! debgiro at wildblue dot net

Sara said...

Another Floridian here who live in New Hampshire!!! Go to Maine all the time...

Love, love tread - it's an addiction!!!

nhsarab at yahoo dot com

Kim said...

I LOVE color--in thread, in fabric, in scrapbook papers! LOL I haven't really bought thread just because I liked it--but when my MIL let me "shop" in her sewing room at Christmas--I did exactly that, picked threads because I loved the colors!

Jeanne Gwin said...

Well of course I buy thread just because it is pretty. and yes I may need it for something someday. Thanks for a nice giveaway.

Rhonda D. said...

I am a new folower. I would love the chance to win some thread. I
only have about 2 cones, and just
a handful of spools. I did buy some varigated once. I can always
use more thread for my projects I
want to complete. Thanks for the
chance to win!!

wigglypup2@yahoo.com

Connie said...

I love thread and yes, have bought a color just because it is beautiful! I have bought Bottom Line thread and love it! Great giveaway!

Mom C said...

I'm actually going to a Quilting workshop starting Tuesday at the Superior Threads headquarters. I'm so excited to see and get to use all their threads. Can't wait except I really need my Monday to cram the rest of my week into so I can go without guilt.

Karen Linton said...

Are you kidding me? Ohmigoodness. I buy threads all the time just because they're pretty, and, yes, I may someday have need of it. lol

Awesome giveaway!

~Kelie~ said...

Thanks for the chance to win! I try to buy only what I think I may use...now I may not use that for 10 years, but it's going to look good with my stash! :)

Sunni @ Love Affair with my Brother said...

I usually buy standard color threads for piecing. Where I go crazy is the poly embroidery thread for my embroidery unit on my machine. When it goes on sale, I say to myself "I only have 6 yellows now. I should check what colors they have that I don't!!" Etc, etc. The same boat as you!!

thegoose said...

I absolutely buy thread for that reason. And then since I have the thread, I often have to buy some fabric to go with it. :)

Njeri said...

That is a lot of therad! My thread collection consisists mainy of the basics, black, white, grey and brown in large spools. I buy other colors as need be but only in small spools.

Martha said...

I love beige thread...and I have lots of it...it goes pretty much with everything...I do own all the other colors but I only use them for handsewing. Thanks for being so generous.

beaquilter said...

I like superior thread and just recently bought a cheap sale bag from them with surprise colors, it's great for applique. I long arm quilt also and use signature threads for that, but for piecing and applique I don't care much about the threads I get

Gwen said...

Do you ever buy thread just because it's pretty and you may need that color some day?--- Yes, I do! I especially love the specialty threads-- like the metallic and variegated threads!! To me, they are just so pretty!! Thank you so much for the awesome giveaway!!! The lucky winner is going to have some fun using that gift certificate! :-)

Kathy H said...

I have bought thread just because I thought it looked pretty, especially the varigated threads.

Pippa Parsons said...

oh i'd love to win this, ive just got a gracie frame and the thread I use on practicing...gosh
I do buy thread because I like the colour, variegated and i adore the glow int he dark stuff...
thanks for the giveaway

Jill said...

Yes I buy thread just because. I always thinkI know what I need when I hit the stores and come away with more! I also collect thread on wooden spools for decoration and pick these up at yard sales etc. They are so pretty thrown in a glass covered jar and set around the house.

Jen said...

I had a hard time buying expensive thread until I learned about the benefits of QUALITY thread - now, I buy thread first, then fabric! (heaven knows I have enough fabric, and thread is easier to hide on the way into the house!) I do buy threads just because they're pretty - I actually have designed projects around my desire to use a certain color of thread.... I have an illnes.....

Patti said...

Of course I buy thread just because I love the color of it. I also like to buy from Superior Threads. I have tried many of their threads and have not had problems with any of them. Thanks for a chance to win this great giveaway.

Peggy said...

I tend to buy thread when I need it but I also have about 240 spools of thread hanging on my wall

SewLindaAnn said...

Oh my, confession time. I have bought a whole bunch of pretty colors and variegated styles just because they were pretty. I only use white or gray for piecing, and am trying to use them up as pretty top stitching or thread drawing.

Linda V said...

As a hand-quilter, I ma just now discovering variegated threads. LOVE them. And I discovered using silk threads for hand-applique. WOW! Thanks for the chance to win!

Elaine said...

Just bought a few reels of aurifil thread in different colours, couldn't make my mind up so I bought 6, only went in for 2 lol, thanks for a chance to win, :)

Sharon said...

I get teased about my pickiness about just the right thread all the time

Bonnie58 said...

I believe you about the thread. there are so many types and styles out there right now, it is so hard to choose, but I definitely agree with you regarding Superior Threads. they are great. Thanks for the opportunity

Janet said...

I laughed all the way thru your blog. I am new to blogging and this hop is really helping me find some great ones, like yours. I just kept saying wow. I am your newest follower and I can't wait to read your next post. I live just over the Maine/New Brunswick border. We are like neighbors HA!

Jennifer Gail said...

I guess I'm boring I just buy white. thanks

Michelle Olsen said...

I had only used Coats & Clark until very recently, but I got to try a variegated Sulky the other day, and it was so much fun to use! It gave off almost no lint, and I think I might get addicted to nicer threads :) Thank you for the chance to win a GC to get some more nice thread!

Kristy QP said...

Oh that traditional quilt is just gorgeous - and the quilting is absolutely the icing on the cake!

I don't have a large variety of thread colours - but I have only just started understanding the point in some of that beautiful quilting to finish off a quilt. Previously I finished my quilts with very boring stitch in the ditch - trying to be more creative now! So I can see why more colours are needed! Thanks for such a great giveaway :)

BuzyStitches said...

I also do machine embroidery so yes I would need many colors. I think I might tend to be a hoarder of thread. I want to get a long arm someday, now I see that I will need tons more thread. LOL
Thanks

Mhairi said...

I tend to buy variegated thread a lot because I love the look of it, I think I have used it once and bought it 5 times so far. Also I am hopeless at resisting DMC colours. Especially the bright cheerful colours, after all they look nice on the shelf!!

marth225 said...

No corruption needed - I'm there

Cherilyn said...

Beautiful quilts and quilting!! I love thread and yes I have purchased some just because I liked it! Thanks for the chance to win!

Teri said...

Very funny....no I don't buy thread because it is pretty, but there are some very pretty thread that almos came hime with me....I mostly hand quilt...and.I love Gutermann's hand quilting thread....

Joan said...

I've bought a few spools, but I try to just get what I need for the project I'm doing. :)

{ Heather } said...

I'm so new to quilting that I usually go out and buy what I need when I need it--but when I go I spend quite a bit of time checking out all those fancy threads out there at each quilting store. Thanks for participating in the blog hop. So much fun to see so many designs to aspire to.

Debi said...

Yes, I do buy colors of thread that I could use some day. I did so just the other day, about a dozen spools!

Nancy R. said...

Yes, I do buy thread just because it's pretty and I like the color. I may need it one day. LOL!
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AlessandraLace said...

I always buy threads and fabrics just because they are pretty and one day they could be useful. thank you for this chance

Joyce Carter said...

I will admit that I buy thread (and fabric) just because it is pretty. I know that sometime down the line I will use it for some project. I don't think you can ever have too much of either one. Thank you for a great giveaway!

Binks said...

I wish I bought thread for the love of it. I find that I stick to what I need, but I absolutely drool at the gorgeousness every time.

Linda said...

YES,I SURE HAVE! IT IS SO BEAUTIFUL! ONE MIGHT NEED THIS PARTICULAR SHADE OF THREAD? THANK YOU SO FOR A SWEET AND GENEROUS GIVEAWAY!

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Deb said...

Oh I would just love to try some fancy thread! I've really only used Coats & Clark and Gutermann and I generally stick with Gutermann and I mostly use white...boring! I'd love to be brought over to the dark side with some awesome new thread. Thanks for the chance!

Jody said...

I also have a long arm and use Superior thread. I have cones I've not used---yet! but they are just so pretty!!

Andi said...

I love Bob's Joke in every newsletter! I rarely buy thread on a whim, but I do buy several shades of whatever I think will match the quilt of the moment, because the computer doesn't always show true colors. Yeah, that sounds like a good excuse! Thanks for the giveaway.

ELNM said...

I'm a new quilter so my thread experience so far is white, but I'm sure I can be corrupted (educated) soon! I have that same problem with fabric - I will probably need that particular fabric soon!!! Thanks for the chance to win!

Bright Angel said...

I LOVE Superior Threads! I usually buy thread with a project in mind, but have been known to fall in love with pretty shiny new thread at times too! :) Thanks for the chance to win!

PJ said...

Yes, I buy thread because it is pretty and I would like to use on a project. I love Superior Threads and would love to win here. Thanks for the chance.

Susan said...

Absolutely! I am a sucker for varigated thread! Thank you for participating in this blog hop and I LOVE Superior thread so I hope I win!

Jacqueline said...

You can never have enough pretty thread..

thanks for a chance.

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LeAnne said...

I do machine embroidery, so you're talking to a thread junkie.

AJ said...

I am just starting to explore different threads - what a great chance to try a great product!

Lori said...

Im fairly new at seriously quilting so I choose my thread according to my project at this time.
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jh22 said...

Yep I've boughten thread just for the color that might come in handy later. Thanks for giveaway!

Jsoosay said...

I haven't ever bought thread just because I liked it but I've just started quilting for myself so I have spent more time looking than I used to. So I can feel the starting of a new addiction.

angchappell said...

I due both I will go and get the thread i need to finish a project and of course have to look at the other pretty colors and add to my collection for someday use angchappell@yahoo.com

JMF said...

I have alot of thread too. I machine most of my quilts. I have a grace frame. I can always use more tho:)

Talin's Corner said...

Not only do I buy thread just because I might use it, I do the same thing with fabrics. I have just started to quilt on a frame and am building my thread stash. I have used Signature and just ordered some King Tut. I have yet to use Aurifil, So Fine, or Bottom Line.

Robin said...

My quilting has been by hand and I used cream thread. That was so many years ago, and I'm just starting again. All new products since that time, and I'm sure I'll start a thread collection soon. Thanks so much for giving me the chance.

Anda W said...

I buy thread as I need it, but can't say the same for fabric! awolk@rogers.com

Rhonda said...

Sadly I have not purchased a lot of thread yet. There doesn't seem to be a local place to purchase thread for my long arm and I just haven't done much research to find what to order online. I have been sticking with black or white. BUT, I know have a quilt that is screaming for yellow and I just have to figure out where to purchase it.

mahoo said...

I have 3 spools of thread waiting for a project, but find myself thinking, no, I'll wait for something more "special". Thanks for the chance to win.

Jodi said...

Loved your post! I too have a love of thread. I had to go through the learning curve because like fabric, there is a difference in quality and some brands are better than others. I've been doing an applique BOM and I get to buy lots of different colors of thread. hehe. We all have to support each other though our habits, addictions I mean hobbies. Oh yeah, please try to not burn the candle at both ends. Easier said than done sometimes I know.

Thank you for an awesome giveaway and a chance to win.

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Cindy said...

I typically buy cream/white thread every time I go to the quilt shop, I hate to run out! But I'm addited to varigated threads, love them! Thank you for the opportunity to win.

Happy quilting,
Cindy

I love the blue feathered star quilt!!

eilah said...

Loved the 'story' of your quilting--thanks for sharing--

YES, I definitely buy thread because I like it and for no other reason, one day it will get used, and if not then it still makes me smile :)

JCnNC said...

You said it so perfectly - I do buy just because ... fill in the blank ... thank you for this wonderful giveaway and for your hop participation. Judy C

Kathie (Prairie Stitcher) said...

Yes, I confess....I buy thread because it is pretty. I WANT the whole display, but, alas, I cannot have the whole thing. So, I sneak in the shop and buy a little at a time. My last thrill was buying a spool of deep wine colored quilting thread. Will I ever use it? WHY? WHEN IT LOOKS SO PRETTY JUST SITTING THERE?
!!!!

Diann said...

Yes, I've done it. Often, especially at quilt shows where these is a large selection.

Lisa C in GA. said...

almost embarrassed to admit this...but I am the perfect person to corrupt, lol. I only have about 8 small size thread spools, in addition to a few larger white spools that I use for almost all my sewing. I have only ever bought Coats and Clark thread (ducking head)- I've been oh so tempted to try some of the sulky/aurifil/etc. threads but haven't been willing to spend the extra money. I have a feeling from reading your post that - should I win - I'll never go back to poor old C&C ;)

Anonymous said...

I am new to quilting I'm just now getting into the beautiful threads available so I really really appreciate an oppotunity at a give away of this sort.Thank- you for the chance and good luck all.Becky
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Nancy Sue said...

I admit the whole thread addiction thing. But there's the fear that you will run out mid quilt, or that it will be discontinued. I am proud though that I use what I buy. I'm the same way about glutenfree prepared foods though too. The glutenfree pizza crusts are never in stock, so you have to buy the motherload when you can. Good thing we don't need to refridgerate thread!!!

KrisD said...

I'll admit I like thread but I like fabric better but I'm in agreement with you -- I love Superior Threads. I'll be coming back to your blog to check out the thread co-op. It sounds like a pretty good deal! Thanks for the great giveaway you're offering!

M-R said...

Absolutely! I'm getting to have a healthy thread stash. Love it! Thanks for the giveaway!

GG said...

Yes, I have bought very pretty Mettler thread for Applique.
Love to win your give away for Superior thread!

jqluo said...

I buy them because I don't have the color. Not a picky type. Any thread that is affordable in price, I will buy.

~ Julie ~ said...

Yes, I have bought verigated thread just because it was pretty! :) Thanks for the opportunity to win such a great giveaway!!! :)

tubakk said...

I always buy thread because it's pretty. Happy to have a chance to win. Happy weekend!

Mike and Jen said...

I think that I have just because itis. I have several forms of it too, lol. Fabric, thread, patterns, etc.

Rachel said...

Never entered a thread giveaway but this would be great.

crafter1953 said...

I have a whole box of thread and I have to buy every time I start another project it seems I don't have the right shade or the right kind it is always something. Thanks for the giveaway and a chance to win.

enbartlett said...

Yes, I love thread and all the different colors! I'm fairly new to sewing but one of the first things I asked for was a set of lots of different colors of thread. :)

Laine said...

I have to hold myself back when I look at varigated thread. Regular thread not so much. Thanks for your great giveaway.
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Mamabill said...

Oh, sure. I buy varigated threads because they are so fun to quilt with. Thanks for the chance.evoia cyeas

Cheryl said...

I'm not addicted to thread - yet. So glad I found you in the blog hop because I'm looking for a great thread supplier and hearing your glowing recommendation of Superior Threads piqued my interest. I'm headed over to their website now. Would be nice to win and splurge on some colors just for the fun of it (I think you're a bad influence)!

Sharmond said...

I would love some Superior Thread. I am starting to do free motion quilting and this would be just what I need! I don't have a very large amount of thread, but it is beginning to grow a bit. I have bought thread because it was pretty and I might need it!

Katina said...

Wow, you go through a lot of thread, and I do buy thread ahead of time. Who doesn't!! Thanks for the great giveaway!

Karen Propes said...

I love thread and want as much as I can get, I have to to match my fabric, that's what I tell my DH. Thanks for giveaway.
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Fleur de Lis Quilts said...

Um, you're writing for quilters....what kind of answer do you expect? A serious no, I only buy the basics and don't really see thread as a "pretty thing"? I mean, really (sorry about the sarcasm) who DOESN'T LOVE THREAD? Oh, yeah, nonquilters! Well, I'm a quilter who loves, LOVES, pretty threads and especially Superior Threads! (I sure hope you're laughing like a fool, cause that's what I'm doing.)

Okay, I'll behave and just say thanks for participating in the blog hop party and thanks for the great prizes!
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