Sunday, January 29, 2012

Got thread? (A Giveaway)

(Please note: This giveaway is now closed.)
I have a philosophical question for you . . . we quilters love to pet and talk to our fabric; we go to great lengths to choose just the right batting; we have our beloved ways of quilting our projects --- but do we give much thought to the thread?  Seriously!!

Lilypadquilters! I would like to introduce you to our newest partner --- Superior Thread! Some of you may already use their products, but the name may be new to some of you . . .

Many shops and stores carry Superior, but if you can't find it near you, never fear! They have an awesome website --- really well organized and user friendly, and you can order straight from them.  If you are impatient, you can click on the button on the left and go straight to the site and look around . . . but I'd like to tell you some really neat information, if you'll hang in there!

Superior is located in St. George, Utah, and has been serving quilters and sewists for many years. They are super friendly and have a wonderful sense of humor. No kidding --- click on that blue "I Love Superior" button over there, and then click on "Other" on the navigation bar . . . then choose "The Quilt Stash Song."  I'll just cool my heels here while you go. No, really, go ahead. (Even if you don't listen to it, at least read the lyrics - it's a hoot!)


Dum - de - dum - de - de - dum . . .  You're back? OK.

When I spent some time browsing the Superior site, I was pretty impressed with the variety of different threads there. It might be confusing, seeing that there is a dizzying number of fibers, weights, and yardages, but  the site also has super descriptions of the threads. They tell you about the fiber, the advantages, and even note the uses that they feel that particular thread is best for. There are some specifically for long arm quilting, some for home machines and piecing, and, and, well, you get the picture.



The part I thought was amazing was their Try Me page. (Again, if you want to check it out, please click over there on the left and go - I'll explain in a minute.)  On the home page, you can click on the left on "Products," and then scoot down to "Specials and Try Me Specials" to get there.  I could be wrong, but I think I saw every one of their products on that page -- you can try out the thread in regular sizes, at a discounted price --- even one spool, if you desire. Then if you decide it's perfect for your project, you can go back and order a basketful! And if you are worried about the color being displayed correctly on your monitor, check out their color cards! 


They have spools that have a mere (grin) 600 yards, and they have 2,500 - 3,000 yard ones, and they have Jumbo ones of 22,000 yards! Ya won't run out for a while, will ya!!

They offer a Thread of the Month Club, with neat projects and threads to complete them, too!
Now, here is the really impressive part: the thread is guaranteed! No kidding! How many times have you long-arm quilters been trying to complete a project and had thread breaking right and left? How many times have we placed a new spool on our machines and then (insert name of your machine here - you DO have a name for your machine, don't you?) begins to cough and sputter and generally refuses to cooperate? 
If you use the thread in the application that they suggest, and with the needle they recommend, and you have breakage and snarls and what-not, they stand behind their product! Check out the guarantee at the bottom of their home page! Here it is:

Now, why am I harping on clicking on that blue button in the left-hand sidebar? Well, as I said, Lilypadquilting is partnering with Superior. Here is what that means . . .  they will keep track of the visits that originate at this blog. And what is even better, is that they will keep track of the purchases that start here. 

For example, if one of you special peeps clicks on that button, falls in love with some of the King Tut thread, and purchases several large spools, they'll put a small percentage of that purchase into a "bucket" marked Lilypadquilting.  I intend to use that bucket to pay-it-forward: when there is enough there to buy thread for a giveaway, I'll buy it and offer the thread as a giveaway here at the Lilypad! Cool, huh? I think so!

Now, I would really like to give Superior a warm Lilypad welcome, so here is a giveaway starting today!



There are six charm packs here . . . all solids. One Bella, by Moda, in a pretty cream color. The rest are all Kona cottons: a Dusty Palette, a Bright Palette, a Pastel Palette, a Classic Palette, and a Dark Palette.
We'll have two winners, so each winner will receive three charm packs --- and a 550 yard spool of Superior's So Fine 50 wt. thread!
How do you enter to win? I'm glad that you asked!


1. First of all, we love our followers at Lilypadquilting, so
    leave me a comment first, telling me that you follow. 
2. Next, click on that blue button and when you reach the
    Superior site, sign up for their newsletter - and come
    back and tell me you did!
3. While you are there, check out the Try Me page and 
    comment on which of their threads you would like to
    try out!
4. If you'd like another chance, "like" them on Facebook.
    Just for fun, you can tell Todd you liked the song! And
    of course, let them know I sent you. (Wink)
5. Finally, if you help to spread the word about our give-
    away on your blog or Facebook page, comment and let
    me know that you did, for another chance to win.


Whew! Lots of chances to win! So let the commenting begin --- and remember, if you purchase some of their thread, START HERE (puh-leeze?), so that the giveaways can roll on!!
We'll keep this open for a week, which means we'll close it on Feb. 5th, and announce the winner on February 6th! Good luck!


Love,





273 comments:

  1. I am most definitely a follower!

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  2. I signed up for their newsletter.

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  3. I'd like to try the King Tut Try Me Special.

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  4. I always use Aurifil so would like to try this, their Try Me Specials are really good.

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  6. I've signed up for their newsletter!

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  7. I'd like to try the King Tut try me (what a great idea!)

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  8. I signed up for the Superior Threads newsletter.

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  9. I already use and LOVE King Tut for quilting. I would like to try Master Piece, So Fine and the Kimono Silk thread.

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  10. I like the Sunburst try me special. And what is an L type bobbin?

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  11. Yes, I started following a few days ago, Hi!

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  12. It's so funny that you posted this. I just ordered two spools for the first time yesterday from Superior's website. I am a follower!

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  13. Signed up for Superior's newsletter!

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  14. I just bought two spools of Masterpiece yesterday, so I think I would like to try Highlights!

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  15. As for which Try Me special.. it's too hard to pick just one, so I think I'd go with the Home Quilter Sampler Set!

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  16. I am a long-time follower of your blog. Interesting information you presented about threads. Thanks for the opportunity to win your giveaway.

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  17. I am a follower and would love to win these

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  18. I also get the newsletter from mother superior!

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  19. I am a long time follower!! Yay!

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  20. I signed up for Superior Threads' newsletter and daily deal!!!

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  21. I'm a follower. And made my first quilting (or at least piecing) project last week!

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  22. Well, I couldn't find the Try Me page :-( but! I would want to test their quilting threads and those sewing machine needles look amazing!!

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  23. I am -and have been for a while - a follower.

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  24. I get the Superior Thread newsletter.

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  25. I'm a follower. Would love some new quilting supplies to play with.
    Gemma
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  26. Nice one! I'm a follower (but you already know that).

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  27. Signed up for the Superior Threads newsletter.

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  28. Would really like to try these ones So Fine #30 (NEW BRYTES) Try Me Special. 275 yds.

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  29. Signed up for their Newsletter.
    Gorgeous threads.

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  30. Like on Facebook. Anything else?

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  31. I'm definitely a follower and I also get Superior's newsletter. I love their thread and their service! blessings, marlene

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  32. I would really love to try their Glitter thread

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  33. I signed up for the Superior Threads newsletter.

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  34. In a perfect world, I would try the Try Me Special Sampler Set - Home Machine Quilting Sampler Set. ALl kinds of wonderful goodies to test drive!

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  35. The King Tut special; low lint? Are you kidding me? How cool is that?!

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  36. I signed up for their newsletter! :-)

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  37. I'm not sure what colors to try. I'm particular in that I want 100% cotton for most of my project. I did see they had Masterpiece 600 yds.

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  38. I liked them on facebook and left a message on their wall. :-)

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  39. Signed up for Superior's newsletter

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  40. Ooh, I'd love to try the Living Colors thread.

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  41. Liked Superior Threads on Facebook and told them you sent me

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  42. Shared the giveaway on Facebook
    http://www.facebook.com/VettekLisa/posts/177049272401073

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  43. I already receive their newsletter. When you get their n/l check out Mother Superior's jokes, they're great. ;->

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  44. I am a follower of your blog - so much goes on here - wouldn't miss it - thanks.

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  45. I am a Lily Pad Quilting follower!! :-)

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  46. I signed up for the Superior Threads newsletter thru my yahoo account - iambuzzysma. I've never used Superior Thread - would love to try it.

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  47. I signed up for the Superior Thread newsletter!! Their thread sounds wonderful!! :-)

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  48. Try It sure is nice - I'd try the Rainbow colors & the Nature colors to start with. Thanks for the chance to win some cool thread & charms.

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  49. There are so many threads to choose from, but I have to admit, sparkly things catch me eye! ;-) I'd like to try the Glitter Flat Hologram Glitter Flat Hologram Thread Thread!! :-)

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  50. I have ordered from them a few times, I'm always very happy. They even have real people answering the phone and they're very knowledgeable. I ordered the Longarm sampler 2 different times, both times I was thrilled with everything. Definitely a wonderful place to do business with. ;->

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  51. Lovely prize pack. I am a follower of Lilypad.

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  52. I'd love to try King Tut thread.

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  53. I posted a blog post about the giveaway over on my blog.

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  54. I have blogged about your giveaway at:
    http://muchashilachas.blogspot.com/2012/01/true-nightmare-my-jane-l-10.html
    Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  55. I am a follower, which is how I find out about your lovely giveaways! Thanks for the new thread source - I haven't heard of Superior, but it seems they are a well qualified source :)

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  56. I usually buy industrial grade polyester core wrapped thread for my machine quilting projects. I buy 1000 yard spools 4-8 at a time in white/black/grey/natural.

    I like it much better and it is more economical than my joanns even with a coupon. but, although breaking isn't a problem, fuzz/lint is . I should try the superior threads!

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  57. I like Superior Thread on Facebook-- and I told Tod that I like the song! :-)

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  58. I posted your blog on Facebook. :-) Thanks so much!

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  59. I am a happy follower. Was just using the Superior web site yesterday to help adjust my tension when my KIng Tut was breaking - the best thread site ever!

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  60. I think I'd like to try the Quilter's #17 thread. I haven't used anything that heavy yet. Thanks for hosting the giveaway.

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  61. I'm a follower. Love your blog. Thanks for hosting the giveaway.

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  62. I've signed up for Superior's newsletter. Thanks for hosting the giveaway.

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  63. Just clicked over to see the specials. I 'd like to try the 17wt Perfect Quilter - none of my area shops carry anything but 40wt for quilting.

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  64. I "like" Superior thread, on Facebook and off, LOL.

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  65. I already get the Superior newsletter.

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  66. I want to try some of their metallic, just because. Why not?

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  67. I have been follower for a long time

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  68. I signed up for their newsletter

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  69. I've posted your giveaway on my blog. I'm "A Little Quilting". I'm very new to blogging. Thanks for hosting the giveaway.

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  70. I would like to try the bobbins 50 weight for appliqué

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  71. I am going to spread the word about the giveaway

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  72. I'd like to try the Living Colors thread. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  73. I love their "try me" specials. I would try the Art Studio thread.

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  74. I blogged about your giveaway today at:

    http://new2quilting.blogspot.com/2012/01/we-can-do-it-skill-builder-sampler_29.html

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  75. I liked Superior Thread on facebook and thanked them for sponsoring the giveaway. (Kathy Schaller Snider.)

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  76. I've tried most of Superior's threads, I haven't found one I don't like. What I'd like to try is their Frosted Donut, I think it would be great for appliqué, you'd have every color wherever you went. ;->

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  77. HAPPY TO FOLLOW YOU!
    THANKS FOR SHARING!

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  78. VERY NEAT SITE!
    I'D TRY QUILTERS #17 THREAD.
    THANKS FOR SHARING!

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  79. I signed up for their newsletter.

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  80. I would like to try the King Tut Try Me Special.

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  81. I "like" Superior Threads on FB.

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  82. I have signed up for the newsletter. :)

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  83. I would like to try the King Tut or Highlights threads. :)

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  84. I am a follower. Thank you for a great giveaway

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  85. I would like to try the King Tut thread. Thanks again for a chance to win

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  86. I'm already one of your followers.

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  87. I already receive Superior Threads newsletter.

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  88. I already use (and love) their King Tut but would love to try their So Fine! #40 Variegated Polyester. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  89. Thanks for the chance to win I am an follower

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  90. I would love to try the Razzle Dazzle threads.

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  91. i signed up the for their newsletter!

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  92. I'm a follower. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  93. i would like to try the some highlights. i have little bobbins of masterpiece thread for topstitching applique and love using them.

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  94. I signed up for the newsletter.

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  95. I would like to try KING TUT Try Me Special. 500 yds.

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  96. I am a happy regular follower of your blog!

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  97. i liked superior threads on facebook, told them you sent me.

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  98. I'm a follower of yours already.

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  99. I already get the Superior newsletter. I LOVE their threads. I'm glad to see them getting some love on a blog; seems like I only see Aurifil anywhere lately.

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  100. I'd like to try their new Art Studio thread.

    I get a Try Me Special every once in awhile. The latest I got was a very pretty silk ribbon.

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  101. I'd like to try the Masterpiece or the King Tut Thread. I've listened to a lot of quilters wax poetic about their love for Superior Threads, but I have never tried them--yet!

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  102. Became a follower of your blog about a week or so ago...glad I did :) Thanks for the chance to win!

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  103. I am a follower. Thanks for the giveaway, I love my Superior Thread.

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  104. I've signed up for the newsletter.

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  105. On the try me page I found a wonderful purple I could use on my little girls blanket I am making.

    http://richardquilts.blogspot.com

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  106. Yes, I am a follower. :0
    Cathy Byrd
    byrd at gulftel.com

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  107. Yes, I signed up for the newsletter too. :-)
    Cathy Byrd
    byrd at gulftel.com

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  108. http://sassycathy-sassycathy.blogspot.com/2012/01/giveaway-over-at-lily-pad-quilting.html?showComment=1327877702409#c2280784150392848493
    I blogged too :-0
    Cathy Byrd
    byrd at gulftel.com

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  109. I'd like to try the Masterpiece sewing thread.

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  110. I am signed up for the superior newsletter.

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  111. I would love to try some bottom line threads.

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  112. I am a follower. thanks for a great giveaway. I use their thread - makes my machine happy.

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  113. I'm a follower of Lily Pad Quilting. :)

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  114. I signed up for Superior Threads' newsletter.

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  115. I'd like to try the King Tut quilting thread and maybe the metallic thread for couching. :)

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  116. I like Superior Threads on Facebook. :)

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  117. I'm all signed up for Superior Threads. Saw them at the Road to California. Great patterns too. I'm also a follower here on Lily Pad

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  118. I am a follower, here. Thanks for the giveaway chance.

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  119. I signed up for Superior threads newsletter, too. Thanks!

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  120. I LIKED them of FB for quite a while! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  121. I signed up for the Superior thread newsletter.

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  122. Wow! I love this idea of trying out the threads. I'd like to try Try Me Special Sampler Set - Bobbin Work, Couching, and Serger Sampler Set (A) or their Metallic thread.

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  123. I am a follower of your blog. I really enjoy reading your posts and you have been an inspiration to me in my sewing/quilting adventure.

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  124. I would like to try the polyarn serger thread.

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  125. I signed up for their newsletter.

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  126. I've signed up for their newsletter.

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  127. I would try the Masterpiece Special.

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  128. I am a devoted follower. Thank you for this wonderful opportunity. Judy C

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  129. I am now receiving the newsletter from Superior Thread. Thanks for the shout out. Judy C

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  130. My favorite Try Me is definitely Masterpiece thread - have loved this one for a long time. Judy C

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  131. I already subscribe to Superior Threads newsletter

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  132. I 'like' Superior Threads on Facebook

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  133. Oooo...would love to try their Sunburst, and King Tut threads.

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  134. Just signed up for the newsletter!

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