Monday, December 8, 2014

Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day!

EDIT: This giveaway is now closed! Winners will be announced 12/14/2014. Thank you everyone for entering. I hope you had fun and found some new and inspiring friends and blogs to follow! xo jan



Hi everyone! Welcome to my stop on theSew Mama Sew giveaway day!  And welcome to the farm! If this is your first visit here, I'd like to introduce myself. My name is Jan and I am a farmer's wife living on a wee farm in the beautiful North Georgia Mountains with my darling farmer husband. He sows while I sew! We have lots and lots of cows, chickens, cats and dogs. Currently I have been bottle feeding orphan twin calves!
Needless to say, these two characters haven't left me much time for sewing lately. We spent the summer in the hay fields and hopefully we will soon be gathering our corn. I was finding less and less time at my sewing machine so I took up English Paper Piecing. I really didn't think I could hand sew ANYTHING, but I soon learned it is ALOT easier than it looks. I am particularly fond of Lucy Boston Patchwork of the Crosses blocks which use the traditional Church Window or honeycomb shape.
I LOVE fussy cutting these blocks. They are so much fun. Last year I started the "I Love Lucy International Bee" and I made the above block for a Bee mate. Black/gray with a pop of color was her request for her blocks! It was so much fun to make.



These are the blocks that I received from my Bee mates (with a couple of my blocks). I just love them. I chose soft florals for my blocks! These are so addicting to make. Especially all the fussy cutting. To share my love of sewing, I started a little quilt shop called "Featherweight Quilt Company". It has been so much fun sharing my designs with others. I sell block kits with the paper pieces to get you started on making your own blocks. It is a fun and easy way to learn the technique and to learn fussy cutting these adorable blocks. I also offer fat quarter bundles and other notions.
 I firmly believe in having the right tool for the job. I use Aurifil 50 wt thread for all my hand piecing and machine sewing!. Aurifil has an 18 step process to produce their threads . Aurifil is a gorgeous thread with beautiful colors and a nice sheen. I love that it is very thin yet extremely strong. It doesn't tangle when hand sewing. Nor does it fray from running against my paper templates in English paper piecing! And the 50 wt seems to just melt into the fabric. The colors are just so rich and blend perfectly!


 So I thought for this fun giveaway I would love to offer my favorite tool for sewing: Aurifil thread!
 Aurifil is so supportive of our sewing and crafting community! When I contacted them about a giveaway they offered not one but two thread sets! So here we go:
 Up first is a gorgeous Aurifil10 spool set of 12wt variegated thread : "Prism" designed by Michele Scott:


 Ooh la la! look at all the gorgeous colors! And in 12 wt! I used Aurifil 12 wt in my machine this summer on a sewing machine cover! My little machine loved the 12 wt! I set my machine stitch length to 5. The longest length that it offers. I used 50 wt in the bobbin. I also think 40 wt would work great in the bobbin with the 12 wt!



Secondly, we have an Aurifil 12 large spool collection of " Springtime Roses in 40wt!!!! Woot! Woot!!

Wowzers! These colors are absolutely gorgeous! Springtime Roses is the perfect name for this Aurifil collection from Elizabeth Phillips and Lyn Kenny!
 Yall, Aurifil is so generous! Both of these collections are beautiful! If you have never tried Aurifil thread, or would like to try a different weight,  then here is your chance to win a beautiful set.

 Now, you have FIVE FAT CHANCES TO WIN one of these sets! Enter once or all 5 times! It is up to you!

1. Leave me a comment letting me know which of these two collections you would prefer if you win!
2. Visit Aurifil's face book page - tell 'em Jan at Sew and Sow Farm sent cha over to say hi! Let them know if you have ever tried their thread. (optional 2nd entry)
3. Sew and Sow Farm followers NEW OR PREVIOUS get another chance - just let me know how you follow along with us. (optional 3rd entry)
4. Go and visit one of my followers. Yep, just go over there to my right sidebar and pick one or two or three of my Bloglovin or Google friend Connect followers and pay them a quick visit. Tell em I said hi! You will be so glad you did. There is alot of fun and inspiring things going on with these folks! Leave another comment letting me know who you visited! (optional 4th entry)
5. This is a new thing for me. Visit my new face book page Featherweight Quilt Company. Yep, I have a new Facebook page for "Featherweight Quilt Company" ! If you like what cha see, give me a good ole thumbs up! (optional 5th entry)

Yeehaw Yall!


 That's 5 chances to win! Enter once or enter all 5 times. It's up to you. Just have fun!
 It's kinda like a blog hop, giftaway, hen party! All rolled up into one!
PLEASE be sure and leave a separate comment for each entry. Also if you are a no-reply blogger, leave your email address in the comment so I can get a hold of ya!  Open to International entries also!


Now you have all week to get er done! This giftaway will close at 5pm EST on December 12th, 2014. The two winners will be announced on or around December 14th, 2014!

Have fun yall! Thank you for stopping by! I hope to see you around here again real soon!
Good luck!
xo jan

1,018 comments :

  1. I love Aurifil! Especially the 50wt, but I would love to win the Springtime Roses collection.

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  2. Springtime Roses to brighten my day!

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  3. I like Featherweight Quilt on Facebook.

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  4. good morning what an awesome giveaway to start off monday thank you.
    I am already a follower I follow you on my own blogroll
    I would love to win either but the second set is my favorite
    I follow aurfil on fb but I stopped by to say hi
    I stopped by to say hi on your new fb page
    I am off to visit one of your followers

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  5. I love both of them and would love to win either one. Thanks!

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  6. I follow you on Feedly and love the springtime roses set.

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  7. I use the Aurifil 50 for my piecing. I would love the Springtime Roses collection. Thanks!

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  8. I love Aurifil and although it's a hard choice I think the Springtime Roses set would be my choice.

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  9. Visited Aurifil and said hello from you.

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  10. I love the Springtime Roses collection.

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  11. I follow your blog through Bloglovin

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  12. Already like your Featherweight Quilt company FB page.

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  13. I would love to win the 50 wt thread set. The colors are beautiful.

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  14. I would love the Springtime Roses collection! I do use Aurifil

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  15. Prism in 12 wt...yum! would be great for applique or embroidery. I still need to get a start on those Lucy blocks :)

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  16. I stopped by Aurifil and said hi

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  17. Since I've never used Aurifil before I think either collection is awesome. I really do love the Springtime Roses Collection.The colors are amazing

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  18. Went over to Pursuit of Quilts and not only said hi but started following Maureen

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  19. I would love to win the 50 wt thread set. I love Aurifil!!!

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  20. Thanks for the chance.Aurifil is my favourite thread and I'd love to win either set.

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  21. I would love the Springtime Roses thread. Such lovely colors.

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  22. I like the Springtime Roses better.

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  23. I love Aurifil thread!

    silverthimble@shaw.ca

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  24. Such a beautiful colorful giveaway! I would thoroughly enjoy both, but prefer the Spring Time Roses Collection!

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  25. I just started following your blog on Google Connect.

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  26. I follow you via Feedly

    silverthimble@shaw.ca

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  27. I also stopped by Aurifil on fb :) Thank you for this opportunity to win.

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  28. I would love the Prism set, although they are both gorgeous. x

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  29. Would love to win the spring roses threads collection!

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  30. I already follow with GFC. x

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  31. Aurifil is the best! Love springtime roses ; )

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  32. I have visited Aurifil on Facebook. and left a comment too. x

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  33. Would love to try the 12 weight but never turn down Aurifil thread

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  34. Yes. I love aurifil thread and use it in my piecing. Would love to win.

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  35. I would like to win Springtime Roses in 40wt, but the first set looks also delicious!

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  36. Both sets are gorgeous, but really love the Springtime Roses:)

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  37. I like the solid color collection! Thanks :)

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  38. I'm your new follower on Bloglovin':)

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  39. Both sets are great, but I prefer the Springtime Roses.

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  40. I am following you on Pinterest @marciaoz1

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  41. Your blocks on Featherweight Quilt Co. are beautiful, I am now a follower:)

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  42. I visited two blogs of one of your followers: Steffi (steffiscandyquilts blog and Pink Flamingo Quilts blog). Thank you for putting this task in the giveaway. I've just found absolutely gorgeous quilts, which I had to pin immediately:) (Amsterdam and Spinning Stars).

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  43. Thank you, Jan, for your fabulous giveaway. I would love to win the second giveaway. I love the colors in the Springtime Roses collection.

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  44. Visited Aurifil and left a comment there.

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  45. Visited Butt'ry and Book'ry and left a comment there.

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  46. I follow your blog as a member here...

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  47. I'm sad to say I've never used Aurifil thread but have heard so much good stuff about it I can't wait to get some!

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  48. I have your facebook page 'liked' for some time now - love reading your posts there.

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  49. I'd love a chance to try out the 12-wt threads!

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  50. I follow Aurifil on Facebook, but I stopped by and told them hi for you.

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  51. I follow Aurifil on facebook

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  52. I would love the 40 weight. Thanks for the chance!

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  53. I liked your Featherweight Quilt Co page.

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  54. I would love to win the Springtime Roses collection. I love Aurifil thread and all the beautiful colors!

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  55. Springtime Roses is my favorite. The thread colors are the same fabric colors I gravitate to.

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  56. I visited the Sewing Chick's site and read about the mug rug blog hop she is participating in.

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  57. Hello from another resident of the beautiful North GA mountains! I'm newly "back" to quilting now that my children are grown, and am learning about all the new techniques and materials. I'd love to win either set but the colors in Springtime Roses really speak to me. Thanks!

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  58. I would looove to win Prism. Never worked with Aurifil until now.

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  59. I visited Aurifil's facebook page and commented.

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  60. I am a follower with bloglovin'

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  61. The Springtime Roses collection would go great with my stash!

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  62. I visited your "Featherweight..." facebook page and liked it!

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  63. I just signed up to follow your blog via email.

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  64. I would prefer the variegated thread since I've never tried the 12wt before. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  65. Love the verigated thread. It is my favorite!

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  66. Aurfil thread, woohoo! Springtime Roses, 40wt is a winner!

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  67. Love this thread - what a great giveaway would love either !

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  68. I would be happy with either collection, I only ever use Aurifil now, my Janome loves it so I am happy too. Thanks for the chance.

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  69. Yep, I already "liked" your FB page "Featherweight Quilt Company".

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  70. I visited Aurifil and told them you sent me over there.

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  71. What an awesome giveaway!
    I would prefer the Springtime Roses collection - suits my sewing/quilting more.
    Thank you!

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  72. I would love to win the variegated thread pack.

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  73. I visited Aurifil and I already like them on FB.

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  74. I visited Aurifil and follow them on face book and pintrest.

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  75. I visited and liked Aurifil's FB page : )

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  76. I really LOVE the variegated Prism collection! Beautiful colors and they would be perfect for topstitching....
    Thanks! nettiecrain@live.com

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  77. Wow, that variegated 12w Aurifil is beautiful!! That's what I would pick.

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  78. Now following you on bloglovin too!
    nettiecrain@live.com

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  79. I love both collections, but the Springtime Roses in 40wt would be wonderful for some freemotion quilting.

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  80. I prefer the Springtime Roses collection, thanks for the giveaway.

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  81. Love Karen's Cardinals! I have seen her work many times before. And of course, Bee In My Bonnet has such bright cheerful blocks. Love her Gingerbread Man! But I just know how to "follow" on Facebook.

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  82. Jan while I enjoy Aurifil thread, given the chance I'd choose the twins.

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  83. Entry #2 LaVern Drollette I visited Aurafil and left my comment.

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  84. Springtime Roses is a versatile and fun collection.

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  85. The Springtime Roses collection looks great! Thanks for the chance!

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  86. Entry #3 I joined your blog by email today LDROLL5253@aol.com

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  87. Entry #5 I went to your new facebook page and liked and commented that I want to win the spring collection...Thanks for the giveaway.

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  88. I love the color works collection.
    I follow you on Facebook
    Debbientombstone@aol.com

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  89. Love your designs! The Springtime Roses collection would be my pick!

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  90. I'm a hand quilter and I love variegated thread, so I'd chose Prism.

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  91. I love both sets but set 2 would be my choice

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  92. Aside note from the contest......I totally relate to your situation....I live in utah on a small Dairy farm....getting crops in and feeding calves and hauling muck are how I raised my six kids and now trying to instill some of that work ethic in my grandchildren. I love to sew but don't always have a lot of time for it....I always wanted to quilt lik my grandmother but I have been making rodeo queen clothes for my youngest daughter for the past 10 years. But I do love to sew and craft......I look forward to following you blog.

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  93. I went over to Aurifil and left a coment

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  94. I left a comment on Sew Slowlys blog

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  95. I like your Featherweight page on facebook

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  96. I love them both, I'd choose the 2nd one. Thanks!

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  97. Seeing as I own one small spool of Aurifil I would really love to win the 2nd one with the large spools but I would be 100% happy with either!!

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  98. I have only recently tried Aurifil and like it very much. I would love to win Springtime Roses.

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  99. I would love to win the springtime roses color set. Thanks

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  100. Ive never sewn with aurifil so dont know which would be best for me. I like both colour sets so if I won you can suprise me!

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  101. I joined your facebook page. Thanks

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  102. I already belong to the aurifil facebook page and love their thread. Thanks.

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  103. I love both, but prefer the Springtime Roses. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  104. I would be happy with either prize. I love Aurifil thread, it is the best. Thanks for the chance

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  105. I follow Aurifil FB page and left them the special message. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  106. I follow you on Bloglovin. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  107. I am a new follower on the Featherweight Quilt Co FB page. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  108. I would use either but more the 40 wt thread. Aurifil is the best thread to urchase

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  109. I liked your featherweight page on facebook

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  110. I would be happy to win either of the sets. Thanks for a fab giveaway

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  111. I would be thrilled with either prize but of course the Springtime Roses collection would be first choice. Thank you!

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  112. I follow Featherweight Quilt Company on Facebook.

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  113. I jumped over on bloglovin and picked out Kathy Slaughter Cummings and now follow her saves. I also picked out Margot on bloglovin and follow her saves too. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  114. I would like the Springtime Roses collection. Not only are they beautiful colors it makes me fill good to say Springtime! I'm not made for winter weather :-)

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  115. Oh my, the Springtime Roses would absolutely be my favorite! Thank you so much! :)

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  116. I like the Springtime Roses collection best. I follow you on Facebook.

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  117. I like the Springtime Roses collection best. I get e-mail updates from you.

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  118. Hi there! What a great giveaway!
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    h_freund@hotmail.com
    I would LOVE the Springtime Roses collection!!

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  119. I think I would like the Springtime Roses collection if I won. The colours are gorgeous.

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  120. Love the large spoil collection. Love the colors.

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  121. What a generous give-away. I would love to win the 40wt thread collection.
    Thank you for the opportunity.

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  122. I found LilyPad Quilting and follow them and your Featherweight QC on FB. I did everything else too and I would love to win the Springtime collection of thread! Happy Holidays!

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  123. I am new to your blog. But will follow in the future. Love the mix of animals and quilting. Going to your fb page now.

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  124. I would love that springtime collection!

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  125. I love your blog! I too live on a lil farm in Louisiana so I just love your animal pics almost as much as I love your pieced blocks. lol. I follow you using bloglovin
    Kristenmariej@hotmail.com

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  126. If I should win "fingers crossed SO tight" I'd love either Aurifil set but my favorite would have to be the 12w. I've not used that yet and would love to try it out. Thanks!!
    Kristenmariej@hotmail.com

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  127. I follow you through my email subscription.

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  128. I'd be thrilled with either one!

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  130. Springtime Roses collection would be my choice

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  131. I am a current follower of Aurifil on FB

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  132. I visited Aurifl on FB and commented

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  133. I already follow you on FB and just subscribed to your newsletter

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  134. I'd love to try out that 12 wt variegated aurifil! So pretty!

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  135. I love the Springtime Roses set!

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  136. I like the Springtime Roses collection best

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  137. Springtime roses in 40 wt and I follow on FB

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  138. I visit your page to see what's new from time to time

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  139. Love the Springtime roses set but they are both great. I love Aurafil

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  140. Liked Featherweight Quilt Company by Whipple Quilts....

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  141. I already have liked your Featherweight Quilt Company on FB!

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  142. Love the Roses collection of solids! Lovely thread

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  143. I'd love to try the 40 wt. I have only used Aurifil for piecing and clothing and my machine LOVES it!

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  144. I like your Featherweight Facebook page!!

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  145. I visited your facebook page!

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  146. What generous prizes of Aurifil Thread! I have never used the brand but would love to try. If I win, either collection would be appreciated.

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  147. Love the Roses Collection. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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Hey yall!
Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today! Your words mean so much to me. Thank you for taking time to leave me a comment and if you have a blog, feel free to grab a tractor button from the sidebar and plow along with me! Ain't no tellin what we'll get in to.
xo jan