Friday, January 17, 2020

Birthday Giveaway!

Yesterday was my birthday, and I'm celebrating with a little giveaway!



Though this year wasn't a significant one, it still warrants a celebration.        So who wants to win some quilt books and threads? Open to those in the continental US (sorry overseas), the contest starts today and ends January 31, 2020 at midnight. There are two Rafflecopter giveaways below, with links to increase your chances by visiting my Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram pages. Following is not necessary, though greatly appreciated! Both winners will be notified by email, and both items shipped via USPS mail within the continental US (no international shipping). 


The first lucky winner will receive these two quilt books, full of quilting fun!


giveaway books


Ombre Quilts, by Jennifer Sampou, which has 6 lovely projects using ombre fabrics. If you love ombres, or have some that you're waiting to use in the right project, then this is the perfect book!

There's also the Wool Applique Calendar Quilts, which has 12 months worth of fun applique projects. Since these are small quilts, 10.5" x 18.5", they stitch up fast for celebrating.


a Rafflecopter giveaway


A second winner will win this sample pack of Aurofil threads.


Aurofil thread samples

















Full of varying weights and colors, just waiting for some fun playing!


a Rafflecopter giveaway

Winners announced Feb 5. For now, I'm off to enjoy another piece of chocolate birthday cake.
Good luck!


88 comments:

  1. Enjoy your cake!! Happy Birthday and thank you for sharing with us! I do love to applique!

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  2. For piecing I usually use a very light grey thread.

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  3. Happy Birthday to you, Happy ....
    Dear Susan, I wish you all the best for your special day.

    Greetings from your sewing enthusiast Andrea

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  4. Susan I do back baste appliqué everyday. It is my preferred method and I have a pile of blocks always ready to appliqué

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  5. Happy Birthday.
    Hope it's the best ever.

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  6. Happy Birthday to you--cha, cha, cha!!
    I do some applique, but I don't always love it!

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  7. Thanks for the givaways!!
    I usually use aurifil 50 weight for piecing!

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  8. Happy Birthday - I use 50wt gray thread for piecing and I only Applique a little!

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  9. Happy Birthday! I learned how to appliqué but haven’t done much and I use 50 wt to piece. Thanks, grinnie1961 at gmail dot com

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  10. I hope you had a wonderful birthday and best wishes for many more! In answer to your question, yes I applique. I like the look of a bit of applique added to a pieced quilt.

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  11. For piecing I use the cotton thread from Connecting Threads. I like the 1200 yard spools and there are lots of colors to choose from at a great price.

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  12. Wishing you a blessed year! Answers, I love applique, sometimes getting frustrated but I do like it!

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  13. Happy Birthday! I use Coats & Clark's 30wt 100% cotton in a light grey for piecing! Thank you, Susan

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  14. happy birthday! love the look of those threads.

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  15. Happy Birthday. I have done some applique.

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  16. I don't have a favorite thread for piecing--whatever I have in my stash.

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  17. Happy birthday! EVERY birthday is special, even the 'in between' ones!
    Yes, I applique, and quite enjoy it. Deb E / CA mdenders@msn.com

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  18. Have a wonderful birthday! Would like to try out those threads!

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  19. I have done some applique. Probably more by machine than by hand. Thanks for a chance at the giveaway!

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  20. I use a 50wt thread that I buy from Connecting Threads. I'd love to try some Aurifil!
    Kathleen -- kakingsbury at verizon dot net

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  21. I do some embroidery but not a lot.

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  22. Happy Birthday! I am trying out different threads and have used Aurifil, Connecting Threads, Missouri Star as well as Coats and Clark.

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  23. I have done some applique--not a lot!
    barbkaup(at)(yahoo)(dot)(com)

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  24. Happy birthday. I am trying to do more applique this year. I will be doing a block of the month.

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  25. Happy birthday! Thanks for this opportunity to win! I love applique and most kinds of handwork (handquilting, embroidery, etc)

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  26. I use invisafil thread for my applique

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  27. Happy Birthday! May all your birthday wishes come true. I do needle-turn applique.

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  28. For piecing, I usually use Gutterman thread. Would love to try some Aurifil.

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  29. Yes to the "A" word! I love applique!

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  30. Happy birthday, Susan! And, yes, I do applique. I also LOVE Aurifil thread. That is all I use for piecing my quilts. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  31. Because Audi’s so expensive, I use coats and Clark to piece, Aurifil to FMQ. Happy Birthday! Thx for the giveaway!

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  32. I’ve done some hand and some machine appliqué my stitches are starting to get better. I’ve also tried wool appliqué and for some reason my stitches look better, it must be very forgiving.

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  33. My favorite piecing thread is Superior Threads, Bottom Line it’s 60 wt. It’s almost like you have no bulk in your seems, when using this thread.

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  34. I just found your blog and became a follower. I love finding new to me blogs. Happy Birthday!!!

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  35. Enjoy your birthday. I think that every birthday deserves chocolate cake and that alone makes them significant. I do applique. The fact that I am not very good at it doesn't stop me from enjoying it. I like to have a handwork project with me to keep my hands busy.

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  36. I use Aurifil for both piecing and quilting.

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  37. Happy Birthday!! I hope it was a great day.

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  38. Wishes for a wonderful birthday celebration for you! Enjoy every minute!
    Yes, I do applique and enjoy the variations it offers.
    duchick at gmail dot com

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  39. Not an expert but I love to applique!

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  40. I buy the large spools of white thread from Connecting Threads and it works so well for piecing and lasts a really loooong time!
    duchick at gmail dot com

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  41. Happy birthday and thanks for the giveaway! I use a lot of Aurifil for piecing.

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  42. Happy Birthday!! I applique but prefer to use my sewing machine to do it.

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  43. For piecing I use Aurifil and Masterpiece, depending on what matches the fabric I'm using.

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  44. Happy Birthday!!! I am not fond of applique, just not my thing.

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  45. Piecing thread for me just depends. Lately I have been using Masterpiece 60 weight I like it. Very thin so doesn't add bulk. I do love Aurifil too.

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  46. A happy birthday to you! I'm a big fan of birthdays -- milestones or not -- and hope that you get the special treatment from friends and family all month long. : )

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  47. Hope you had a Happy Birthday. I use Aurifil 50wt for piecing and I like to use the 40wt variegated for FMQ. I don't do applique.

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  48. Hi Susan, I love Kim Schaffer. I met her at Quilt Market and she is the sweetest, most unassuming designer! I have been meaning to try the Aurofil threads. I keep hearing that they are the BEST for free motion quilting. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  49. Happy birthday! I used to make appliqué on Tshirts. But now, my kids have outgrown anything I can appliqué, and I have learnes how to piece quilts... I might mix the two one day... For piecing, I am afraid to say I use white gutterman poly. I use aurifil for quilting only.

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  50. Happy Happy Birthday, Susan! I'm sorry I didn't get to wish you HB on your special day. {{Hugs}} Oooh, I hope you can have a piece of chocolate birthday cake for me! I love cake and have never met a cake that I could say, no thank you, to. ~smile~ Roseanne

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  51. Birthdays are definitely a cause for celebration - happy birthday! I do applique - it expands the possibilities.

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  52. I always use Aurifil for piecing. It's the only way to go!

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  53. Thanks for offering a birthday giveaway! Unfortunately, Rafflecopter and I don't get along very well. Hope you had a wonderful birthday, Susan!!

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  54. I use 50wt aurifil for piecing.

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  55. I do love to applique too, I just don't do as much hand work as I used to!

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  56. Happy Birthday. Love your posts and would love to win a prize. Wool applique is something I truly enjoy; the thread looks lovely, too.

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  57. Happy Birthday! I have tried several methods of applique and prefer the look of turned edge using freezer paper and starch. Sometimes I take the short cut of raw edge fusible. I don't have the patience for needleturn.

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  58. Happy belated birthday! I hope you had a wonderful day!

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  59. I've been using Aurifil for years, 50 wt. for piecing and 12 wt for hand applique. It's great!

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  60. I can't believe I missed wishing you a Happy Birthday. So...HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I use Aurifil 50wt for piecing.

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  61. Happy (belated) birthday Susan! I hope it was a wonderful day for you. Thanks for offering such a nice giveaway too!

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  62. Happy birthday! Yes I really like to applique. Needleturn as well as fusible.

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  63. For piecing, I use whatever thread I have available, which right now is Essentials by Connecting Threads.

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  64. Happy Birthday! I do
    not applique yet. Hope
    to someday.
    Carla from Utah

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  65. Yes, I mostly hand applique, but have been known to do machine applique when needed. Happy Birthday!

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  66. Hope your birthday was a good one!! Your snowflake wall hanging is beautiful! I have done just a little applique.

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  67. Happy B'Day! Nowadays I applique using the buttonhole stitch on my machine. It looks handmade and is a lot faster.

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  68. For applique I use a variety of threads ...Coats & Clark, Aurifil, and MSQC threads.

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  70. Happy Belated Birthday! Hope you had an awesome day! Best wishes for a Happy and Healthy year!

    I do appliqué and love it. I use Aurifil thread as well, it’s my favorite.

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  71. HAPPY 🎂 BIRTHDAY. links for entering are not working for me, I would love a chance at the threads.

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  72. Happy Belated Birthday! Yes, I usually do raw edge appliqué, my favorite method!

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  73. I use Aurifil for piecing, my favorite!

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  74. I use Aurifil 50wt thread for piecing.

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  75. I usually use white thread for piecing.

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  76. Happy Birthday! January is a great month for birthdays--lots of beginnings, feels just right. I usually piece with either Aurifil or Sulky.

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  77. Happy Birthday! I use
    Aurifil when I can.
    Carla from Utah

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  78. Happy birthday :)
    yes i have tried appliqué but I'm not very good at it yet!

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  79. and for thread...I'm not picky I will use any thread :)

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