Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Leap Day Superior Thread giveaway!

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This giveaway is now closed.  Thank you to all who entered!  If you did not win, I hope you will visit Superior Threads soon!

The type of thread used to piece and quilt is so important!

I typically piece with a neutral cotton thread like King Tut.  I'm also pretty boring and tend to use a similar thread for quilting.  There are only a few brands of thread that my machine likes so I stick with what I know.

So when I got the chance to try another line of thread courtesy of Superior Threads, I was excited to step out of my rut.

Aren't they beautiful?  The metallic thread is so pretty as topstitching.  Chaney calls it "sparkly" thread.

One of the first things that I learned as a new quilter is that thread matters. I also learned this the hard way through broken thread, bobbin bellybutton lint, and lots of swears.  So I'll admit, I was a tad bit skeptical of the metallic thread but my picky machine loved it.  My favorite part is that Superior Threads gives their suggestion on tension for each type of thread which = a lot less wasting of thread trying to figure out the tension.

Want some sparkly thread of your own?  How about a coordinating 1/2 yard of those adorable Pezzy prints??  Well to celebrate Leap Day, Superior Threads has generously offered three spools for me to giveaway to a lucky reader.  I'm throwing in the fabric because Pez makes everything more fun. :)

How do you win?  Leave one comment telling me about your current sewing/quilting project.  For a second entry, be a current follower or become a new follower of my blog and leave a second comment telling me that you are.

International entries are welcome.  This giveaway will end Thursday, March 1st at 8pm CST.  I will choose a winner via my own random number generator, Chaney.  I will announce the winner on Friday.

Oh, and don't forget to visit these blogs for more chances to win:

Elizabeth from Occasional Piece-Quilt!

Cindy from Live a Colorful Life

Lee from Freshly Pieced

Sherri from A Quilting Life

Leanne from She Can Quilt

Thelma from Cupcakes 'n' Daisies

Jeni from In Color Order

Amy from During Quiet Time

Carla from Lollyquiltz

Corey from Little Miss Shabby

Terri from Sew-Fantastic

Happy Leap day! 



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Ebeth said...

I've just become a follower through google reader. I Like your blog!:)


lwghostts at yahoo dot com

Tracy said...

I'm a follower!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I am working on quilting up my ufo's. So I can start on NEW projects :-) I'd love to try this thread. I've never really thought too much about quilting thread.

Tracy said...

My current project is a baby quilt for my first grandbaby, first granddaughter! So excited!!!

P's Qs said...

I'm working on curtains for my bedroom. We have the original 1980s curtains now.

P's Qs said...

I follow through Google reader.

Pia said...

I'm a follower who's not working on any quilting right now.

Sadie said...

Those metallic threads look beautiful! Very sparkly indeed :-)
Just now I am working on my terrain 4 x 4 quilt. Well, I say working, but I'm actually waiting for supplies to arrive before I can continue working on it! LOL
Please count me in, fingers crossed!

Sadie said...

I'm a follower too :-)

Ebeth said...

I'm working on a quilt for my niece - Sherbet Pips focused. Very fun and young. :) Thanks for the chance!


lwghosts at yahoo dot com

Jill said...

I am working on swoon. I know, I was late to the party, lol. Now it I had some superior thread to quilt it, devine.

SewLindaAnn said...

I'm finishing up a Swap mini (Name Game Swap). I too found my machine works better with a quality thread and it stays cleaner. I usually use Aurifil now, but would love to try another brand as well.

SewLindaAnn said...

I'm a follower in GFC, and read thru Google Reader.

Melinda said...

Current project? Well, a twin that I am sewing the back binding on while I sit here and enter your contest!

Melinda said...

I'm a follower!

Unknown said...

Im a follower on google reader

Unknown said...

My current project is a picture memory quilt for my parents. Its got 32 years worth of memories.

thea said...

I confess, I haven't experimented with thread much. I have so, so much to learn about quilting. It seems every time I turn around there is something else to learn. Anyway, my current project is a Raiders quilt for my 24 year-old son. He showed up with the fabric yesterday .. I have a couple of other quilts in the queue as well.

thea said...

I am a follower!

Gill said...

I'm already a follower!

Gill said...

At the moment I'm finishing off a 'Garden Fence' quilt for my niece who is getting married in April

Jen said...

Wait, I should only have one project going on? I have about 5000 in progress right now. Okay, maybe not that many, but I have a lot. I have three mini quilts basted and ready to be quilted. I'm finishing up a BOM quilt, I just need to add the border, and I'm working on a super secret project. Phew, that's a lot.

Jen said...

I'm a new follower. Love what I see so far on your blog.

April (Polkadot Sparrow) said...

I'm getting ready to quilt the Trip Around the World top I made for my daughter. So excited!

Angie Stevens said...

I'm a follower through google reader.

babiesdoc said...

I am currently working on a strip tube quilt of triangles from a tutorial from a bright corner blog

I am using a found in my stash jelly roll -- balipop of green tea and kona celery

it is to be a bday present for an old friend

babiesdoc said...

I am a follower

Lisa Marie said...

Right now I'm working on a twister baby quilt and a blue and white scrappy. Thanks for offering this giveaway!

Lisa Marie said...

I follow your blog.

bee said...

always love to try new threads. Right now I'm working on borders for my Swoon quilt & quilting my Sparkle quilt.

Camille said...

Trying to finish up some bee blocks today. There's an extra day so I'm not really late ;)

jenstaubly said...

I'm a new follower!

jenstaubly said...

Thanks for the chance, I have never used this thread before. I am currently working on a queen sized quilt made of 160 or so birds in the air blocks. I'm using the strawberry fields fabric and love it!

lindaroo said...

I'm a follower!

Mike Pearson said...

I'm following you now!!! And, I dig new threads! :P

Mike Pearson said...

I am working on a queen size quilt for my Mother (first time). My post about it is here: http://amateurquilter.blogspot.com/2012/02/big-fat-queen-on-wall.html

lindaroo said...

I have just the project to try the "sparkly thread" on; a mini quilt in ocean fabrics that I want to quilt with flowing kelp designs. Ambitious, isn't it?

carrie said...

I'm working on a toddler backpack for my son.

Jennie said...

I've just finished quilting my Victory Garden quilt - my biggest one to date - and have basted my next quilt (this is what comes from finishing tops and not finishing quilts, not because I'm that productive). Can't wait!

Jennie said...

I'm also happy to be a follower. But don't tell my mom - she told me to never be a follower!

Jessica PierreAuguste said...

I follow this blog, thanks for the giveaway!

Jessica PierreAuguste said...

I just finished a T-shirt quilt and now I am working on a friendship star quilt for my cousin, and houndstooth quilt for my sister, and something for my grandpa's 90th birthday. I haven't decided what design I will use for his. Thanks for the giveaway!

Karen said...

I have so many projects started and not finished that I can't even count them. I really need to finish something!

hollymade said...

I'm finishing up a quilt for my son, just need to sew down the binding.

Heather D. said...

I'd love to try this thread!! Currently I'm working on two throw size quilts for our livingroom. Both tops are done, and I'm waiting for batting in the mail!

Heather D. said...

I follow your blog via google reader.

piece peace said...

I am currently working on a few projects: 1) quilt for my husband 2) quilts for my twin girls' beds 3) an entry for the modern mini challenge.

DeniseMarie said...

I'm starting on just my second quilt - and I'm keeping this one!

piece peace said...

I am a current follower. I love your blog.

Mary said...

Doing a baby quilt!

Wonky Girl said...

Following......
Love your blog!

Patricia said...

Currently I'm working on an art quilting project for an exhibition with my quilting group.

Wonky Girl said...

Superior Threads are in my thread stash but never tried metalics. Thank you for chances to win (and I love the pezzy fabrics).

Patricia said...

I'm a new follower.

Becky M said...

I'm currently working on several things, but getting the most attention is a string x quilt I did in purple, blue and green. I'm doing the borders and it will be ready for quilting. Hopefully with some of that gorgeous sparkly thread!

Becky M said...

I'm a follower!

Rebecca said...

I'm working on a double quilt for my daughter's bed right now :)
ourbusylittlebunch(at)hotmail(dot)com

Rebecca said...

I follow :)

Karen said...

I am a follower.

DianeY said...

My current project is finishing up my Swoon quilt! The blocks are done, need to sash, do a backing & quilt!

Betsy Lynn said...

I've never tried metallic thread yet.
Thanks for the chance to win!

DianeY said...

I'm a follower already!

Doris said...

I'm currently hand piecing a Candied Hexagon quilt. Love Superior threads, espec. Bottom Line!

Doris said...

P.S. I follow you in Google Reader.

knottygnome said...

i would love to try some new thread. right now i'm working on a scrappy granny square quilt (along with the rest of the quilting blogosphere)

knottygnome said...

i am a follower in google reader.

Heather S. said...

I am 1/3 of the way complete on a baby quilt for a little girl due the end of March. At this rate, I'm pretty sure she will be here before the quilt gets done.

Heather S. said...

I follow you in google reader.

Samantha K said...

I'm working on finishing lots of UFOs so that I can have my sewing room and sanity back to start a new large quilt project. Those metallic threads would be perfect for one of my projects ;)

Andrea said...

I'm currently working on three baby quilts. Phew. Lots of new babes in my future. Plus I just received my first commission order for a king size quilt I'm so excited for. Thanks for the great giveaway that thread looks like so much fun!

Samantha K said...

I have been a follower for a while!! Love your blog! :)

Andrea said...

I'm also a follower. Love reading your blog so much. It really inspires me.

Megan said...

right now I'm working on a quilt inspired by the tiles in my school's cafeteria! I love the colors in it and the unique pattern.

Megan said...

i'm also a follower!

Rhonda G said...

I'm working on a wonderful red/white guilt called Just take 2.

Rhonda G said...

I am a follower too. Thank you so much.

EM said...

I am a new follower of the blog!

EM said...

My new sewing project is a quilt of dark colored stripes and darker solids. Very different from my normal work!

Unknown said...

I'm working on a baby quilt for a friend who's giving birth in May. Thanks for the giveaway. igarciadi@gmail.com

Rachel said...

My current projects: A Ruby Hexie quilt and a batik window quilt.

Rachel said...

And now I'm a new follower. Thanks for the giveaway.

M said...

I am a new follower!

EG said...

I'm currently finishing the quilt top for the Sparkle Punch quilt at Oh Fransson. I'd like to say "I'm almost done" with this quilt because it feels that way, but oh yeah, I also have to make the back, baste, quilt, and bind. No problem, right?!

M said...

I'm currently working on a HST quilt just for kicks.

EG said...

I'm a follower via Google Reader!

Kristi said...

I am a follower....wonderful giveaway!! Thank you

Kristi said...

My current projects consist of the Oh My Stars quilt along I am working on. I also have two projects sitting beside my chair that need their binding finished. *smile*

luckymom said...

I am working on a quilt for my son. Thanks for the chance

luckymom said...

I am now a follower.

Allison said...

Currently I'm focusing on finishing a Drunkard's Path with Happy Mochi Yum Yum & Kona Coal. Thanks for the giveaway!

Allison said...

I'm also a follower! :)

Helen said...

I just found your blog and have read all your posts. I'm working on finishing a baby quilt and a Block of the Month that I started before we moved. Seems like I have several other projects that I would love to start, but just can't find the time.

hl3smith@yahoo.com

Jen said...

My current project is using Bonnie And Camille's Ruby and Bliss lines to make Sew'n Wild Oaks' "Heartfire" hex quilt! Thanks for the chance to win! LOVE Superior Threads!

Jen said...

I'm a new follower!

╰☆╮ Barb ╰☆╮ said...

Happy Leap Day! I've just signed up to follow your blog and looking forward to it.

Pippa Parsons said...

Im a new follower

╰☆╮ Barb ╰☆╮ said...

Current project? Right now I'm working on the cutest baby quilt for a little boy - filled with owls and snails, and camping tents and lanterns and lots of blues and orange and yellows and greens. Can I keep it for myself?

Pippa Parsons said...

working on a charity quilt, a country style BOM and need to finish off a pillow :)

suemac said...

Oh that pezzy fabric is cute. I am already a follower.

robin said...

Right now doing a spur of the moment quillow, which morphed into one of my first applique projects with zig-zagging around it. Too complicated for spur-of-the-moment!

robin said...

I'm a follower.

Diane N said...

Right now I am working on a checkerboard quilt...although I haven't touched it in a week! :( I'm eager to start on some tote bags! Thanks for the giveaway! I'd love to try this thread.

Diane N said...

I'm a follower of your blog!

Liberty Bliss said...

My current project is a queen sized quilt, to welcome me back into quilting after a several year long hiatus! It's for my own bed, and I'm doing it in fabrics I love- 1930s repros. I'm still in the fabric picking stage, but I'm loving it! I hope to have it done by the end of the year.

Thanks for the chance to win!

Julierose said...

Love those colors...never tried this thread before either--do they have a hand-quilting line?? Julierose

sandra said...

I just finished two quilts, one for grandson called "The Hungry Caterpillar" really bright and a lap quilt for my daughter also bright. Now I am going to start a baby quilt.

RSHudson said...

Just finished a baby quilt for a friend a few days ago; have some more to do this year but haven't started a new one yet. Thanks for chance to win, Rhonda (marshudson at comcast dot net)

sandra said...

I have been a member of your blog for awhile and really enjoy it. I do sew with superior threads and really like them.

~ Julie ~ said...

I'm now a follower! Great blog!!! :)

Deb said...

I am a follower! Thanks

Deb said...

I'm working on an applique quilt design by Blackbird Designs. Working on the border so the end is in sight! Thanks

Linda said...

LOVE YOUR BLOG+FOLLOW YOU VIA BLOG LOVIN'! WORKING ON MY LITTLE CHARITY CRIB QUILT OF BROWNS+TEALS OF PUPPIES AND KITTIES!
THANKS SO FOR SHARING!

~ Julie ~ said...

Since I'm so new to quilting I didn't even know that the type of thread you use matters! :/ Right now I'm working on a quilt for my granddaughter that turned 3 a few days ago! Yikes! I'm late!!! :/ Somehow, I don't think she'll mind much!

Patrice said...

Right now, I'm working on a quilt for the Modern Mini Quilt Challenge over at Ellison Lane Quilts and about 3 other WIP's. Thanks for the chance!

Sunnybec said...

I am doing an Irish Chain quilt for a wall hanging. I use Aurifil so would be interesting to see how this one compares. Linda

Patrice said...

I am a follower of your blog and have been for awhile. I love it! :-)

Ginette said...

I am working on borders for a bed quilt and blocks for a baby quilt!!

Ginette said...

I am now a follower!

Spontaneous Threads said...

I'm working on placemats. This thread would be really cool to use. Thanks for the give away!

Leah said...

I just got done basting a quilt made from shirts. I will quilt it later on next week.

Leah said...

I am a happy follower. :)

Diane said...

Just started a new project last night "Savanna" quilt ... LOVE sewing the curved seams!!

Diane said...

I'm a follower!

Penny from S.C. said...

Beautiful thread. Thanks

Penny from S.C. said...

I'm a new follower. Thanks again!

Anne said...

Beautiful thread. I'm working on a wall hanging with leaves and improv piecing. Thanks for the chance to win.

Anne said...

And I'm also a new follower.

Sharrieboberry said...

Like many quilters, I have several "next" projects rolling around in my head. I'm trying to actually make one come to fruition--a quilt for my son who is graduating in June.

Sharrieboberry said...

I'm a follower.

B Greene said...

You had me a Pezzy! I am such a fan of that fabric! Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!!

Julie in WA said...

I have three projects currently out in the open...one is a mini quilt in patriotic colors, another is a Christmas Sampler that was tossed aside in frustration (it needs one border) and the third is a scrappy nine patch handed down from my MIL. Oh, wait, there is a fourth one on the quilting cabinet...I need to finish up the quilting on a baby quilt. Yikes! I better get offline and go do some work!

B Greene said...

I am a new follower - glad the giveaway led me to your blog!

I forgot to tell you about my current project in my previous comment. I am finishing up a mini quilt for the Modern Mini Challenge at Ellison Lane.

Jane said...

I'm a new follower, though I've been reading forever!

iluvmybugs said...

I'm currently working on a table runner kit. Thanks for the chance to win..would love to try this thread!
~Terry~

iluvmybugs said...

I'm already a follower of your fun blog :o) Thanks again for the chance.
~Terry~

Alex Palmer said...

Right now I'm working on a very bright starry sampler quilt for a friend's birthday pressie. (Well that and my friendship braid quilt...)

Alex Palmer said...

I'm also a follower of your blog

Barbara @ Nähtante Quilts said...

I've actually two projects in progress: I have to quilt my LEGO quilt, and I'm hand sewing hexagons as often as I'm watching TV. My hexagons will take ages until they are finished, but after the legos I plan to make quilts for my boys, and these threads are too cute for the projects.

naehtante (at) googlemail (dot) com

Jennie P. said...

Nothing under the presser foot this second, but as soon as my ordered threads get here I'll be sewing some mug rugs. :)

Jennie P. said...

I also became a follower :) Thanks for this chance!

Venus de Hilo said...

My current project is a pieced jacket that I am about to start quilting with King Tut variegated in lovely colors. Thanks for the chance to try this "sparkly" thread!

Venus de Hilo said...

And I'm a follower.

Jane said...

My hubby's employees were getting together some things for a young woman who has been homeless but is getting her life together and moving into her own place. Hubby volunteered to give a quilt. I had a top pieced, but nothing quilted, so I worked for three days straight getting it sandwiched, quilted & bound. Buried & clipped the last threads this morning, just in time for delivery!

Carla G said...

I'm currently working on a pieced pillow, some lounge pants for hubby and a shirt for my son. Thanks for a chance to try this metallic thread and some great fabric! Happy Leap Day! :)

Carla G said...

I'm a follower of your blog! Thanks for a second chance!

sherryberrybim said...

One project? I have at least 3, lol. I am working on quilts for a my stepdaughter and son-in-law, grandson-to-be, and granddaughter.

Jan in SD said...

I think I have at least 10 projects in process right now - the only one with a sense of urgency is quilting a t-shirt quilt for a charity raffle.

Thanks for the opportunity!

Jan in SD said...

And now I'm a follower too (but not a stalker :))!

sherryberrybim said...

Just became a follower.

Mrs.Pickles said...

I am working on a few mini's right now.

Sallie said...

I'm working on a 9-patch and applique baby quilt for our church quilt ministry. Thanks for the giveaway!

stitchinpenny said...

Thanks for the giveaway.

Jayme said...

I'm currently working on a pillow sham to coordinate with a queen size quilt that is being quilted! Thanks for the giveaway!

Valerie said...

Wow! That is sparkly! I've been afraid of sparkly thread but would love to try it! Currently working on 3 minis...

Kathy said...

I am a current follower. I'd love to try the sparkly metalics!

Karenkay said...

Beautiful thread! I am currently working on a cathedral window tablerunner for my bedroom!

Kathy said...

I am currently working on finishing a UFO (Pineapple Blossom Block Lotto blocks from May 2011.) I'm excited that I finished piecing the back this week. It's ready for the sandwich!

Leslie McNeil of MarveLes Art Studios said...

It's simply the best! I use it and it's my go=to champions of the threads!

sandyb said...

I am presenting working on a floor pillow with scraps for my grandson who is 16 months old and am in the planning stages of a project for a fellow blogger friend.

Thank you for this wonderful giveaway.

sandyb720@gmail.com

sandyb said...

I am a new follower.

Thank you

sandyb720@gmail.com

Jenn said...

I'm a new follower!

Jenn said...

I'm working on a Swoon quilt right now, but I would love to find another project to try out some of this thread!

Cotton Blossom said...

I am a follower, thanks!

Cotton Blossom said...

I am a little overwhelmed with current projects. I have gathered quite a list of UFO's and need to finish something, anything before moving on. Some new thread may be just the trick to get me motivated!

works4me said...

Thank you for the opportunity to win. The fabric is adorable.

I just finished a grandmother's fam quilt/UFO and am starting a mystery quilt. My main fabric has quite a bit of gold and 2 of my 5 co-ordinating fabrics are gold so shimmery god thread would be perfect. I hope I win. :)

Betty said...

Happy leap day!

Betty said...

And I'm a follower.

works4me said...

I don't have the blogger thing to follow but I have bookmarked you. I check my bookmarked sites several times a week from work.

works4me said...

And I've joined your Flickr group. :)

JoyceLM said...

I'm working on a quilt for my newest great-nephew. Thanks for the chance to win.

JoyceLM said...

I'm an official follower now, though I've been reading your blog for awhile. Thanks for the giveaway.

April said...

I have a couple projects in the works - a turquoise lone star quilt for our guest bedroom and a green, cream and red trip around the world for our master bedroom. Can't believe we're already two months through this year - I need more time!

Sharon said...

I'm finished up a quilted shower curtain at the moment. Thanks for a chance at the thread.

Sharon said...

I follow you on Google reader.

Cheryl said...

I follow.

Lisa E said...

I'm currently binding (yeah!) my daughter's twin-sized quilt. It's pink/brown/white, and she helped make it. We both love it.

Cheryl said...

current project(s): 2 baby quilts and a mother in law quilt!

Andrea Beth said...

I'm working on two quilts at once. Trying my hand at the popular Swoon pattern and another vintage inspired quilt.

Thanks for the give-away!

Jacqueline said...

hmmm how many of my current projects should I mention - a wool applique quilt, a schnibbles wall hanging, a quilt in all neutrals, a batik quilt.. ummm the list goes on. I would love to win some gorgeous thread to work with on all of these projects. Thanks for the chance.

jleibfried@aol.com

Erika said...

Brand new follower!

Dianne Giles said...

I am making heaps of HST's for a Lynbobsquarepants style quilt. Thanks for the chance, Dianne

Dianne Giles said...

I have been a follower for some time, love the blog. Thanks for the chance, Dianne

Erika said...

Currently I have a twin-size plus quilt top in progresss. I also have 3 quilt tops that still need backing and quilting. And I have a stack of pinwheel blocks (like 80 of them...I love making them.) that I haven't decided what to do with yet. Yikes! Time to get moving on these WIPs!

quilterbell said...

I am working on my UFO's at the moment, and tonight I will be working on my first Tilda!!! Thank you for the chance!.

Kathy H said...

I am working on 4 little chicks quilts for my kids.

Kathy H said...

I am a follower.

Jen said...

I am a follower!!

Jen said...

I am currently switching between tablet covers and a Legend of Zelda quilt... I am determined not to let the quilt beat me!

Caillean said...

I work in an Impro-Echino-Quilt. Thanks for the giveaway.

Debbie said...

Thanks for the chance to enter. I love this thread and have lots of it! It really does live up to its name.

Lesly said...

I just LOVE that metallic thread - I've never considered using it before but now I'm drooling! I just became an official follower, although I have been a longtime reader through Google Reader. I have so many quilt tops to quilt, I need to just start quilting like mad.

Debbie said...

I follow your blog all the time but I've officially become a follower!!! Thanks...

Caillean said...

I follow you through my rss reader

Barb said...

I am currently working on lessening my big piles of scraps. The bin is overflowing.

tpott said...

I just received my birthday gift of an Accuquilt Go Baby. I don't have a current project. I'm going to start an appliqué table topper or sm. wall hanging, using the Go Baby. Thanks so much for the wonderful giveaway, Superior Threads is a fantastic company. ;-> Toni Anne

Judy Blinkenberg said...

I've signed up to follow you too. Love your blog. I would love to win this thread and your lovely fabric! I happen to have some charm packs of this pezzy print and I have never tried sparkly thread in sewing or serging. I'd love the chance. Thank you

Jaime said...

I'm working on two baby quilts right now... Thanks for the chance.

Jaime said...

Also, I'm a new follower!

tpott said...

I'm a happy follower! Happy Leap Year!

LJ said...

Today I've been totally excited when I can actually leave a comment. Can't believe how many sites aren't working - many on this Superior Thread giveaway. Darn! I'm working on blocks for the Wonky Trees block swap. Supeior is superior.

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