Friday, April 26, 2013

Aurifil Giveaway!

This giveaway is now closed....but thank you for your interest!

First, since I have your attention (wink), I'd like to show you a mug rug I recently finished and packed off to its recipient.

You can tell by the fabrics that I used, that this particular someone is a fellow aficionado of the Elixir of Life, so I was playing to her tastes here:



The boyz got involved, too, and were carefully checking the mug rug for any stray threads:



Once they gave it the paws up of approval (or flippers, in Padsworth's case) it was ready to be packed up and sent to its new home:


It's kinda large (about 12 inches square), but I'm hoping that will give her room for a cuppa and a snack (sugar free, of course) beside her computer or her sewing machine!


Now, back to the business at hand -- you want to know how you can win some awesome Aurifil thread! Well, the special folks at Aurifil gave their approval for three winners here at the Lilypad!

I have posted here about how I enjoy using the Aurifil thread -- there are different types for different applications. I've used the 50 wt thread with great success for piecing and for quilting. Smooth, smooth and no breakage; just lots of quilting fun!


(Padsworth loves that green on the left!)
 The 40 wt is just a little heavier, and I love, love the way my FMQ stitches show up a little better with this thread. Awesome selection of colors in all of these weights.





The 28 wt is wonderful for hand applique and effortless buttonhole stitching:


I haven't tried the 12 wt yet, but they say it's perfect for the Sashiko stitching that many of us like to do on our projects.
There are tips and guides on the Aurifil site that are oh, so helpful, too. You can check out what the designers say about it, and see the collections that they have put together.


Now you don't have to follow us, but we sure would appreciate it, so here is how you can enter to win!

1.  Leave us a comment about your favorite: do you love tea, or coffee, or something entirely different?
2.  If you are a Lilypadquilting follower, you may leave another comment!
3.  If you hop over to the Aurifil site, and check out some of the collections there, leave me one more comment to tell me whose collection you would love to use for your sewing and quilting!

We'll leave the contest open for a week, which means you can comment until May 3! We'll announce our three winners shortly after that.

Good luck, everyone!

Love,

 

375 comments:

  1. I am addicted to coffee!
    Aurifil...love this thread and have been using it whenever I can for my FMQ. In the process of slowly building up my collection of Mako 50/2.

    Favourite collection is from Sheena Norquay - Autumn collection. Love those colours. Actually love all the colours. Beautiful thread.

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  2. I'm absolutely addicted to coffee and cannot imagine a day without it! But recently I discovered lemon+ginger tea, and I'm drinking it in litres! :)

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  3. And I'm your follower so I give myself this opportunity to leave a second comment with a hope of extending my Aurifil collection from 1! spool to more :P Yes, only one...

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  4. I love coffee! (can't stand tea!)

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  5. You are going to make someone very happy with that darling mug rug! I am an enthusiastic coffee drinker - we grind whole beans for every pot, and have coffee breaks with whoever drops in during the day.

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  6. Favourite collection is Rob Appell's - great rainbow colours!

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

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  8. I love the Over the Rainbow collection - so many bright colors!

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  9. I am a tea addict. I love mint-tea.

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  10. I love Aurifil thread. I have only used the 50 weight though.

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  11. I am a faithful follower here at the lily pad.

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  12. I like the colors in Angela Yostens collection.

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  13. As long as it's decaf I'll drink either! You can't beat that first cup of morning coffee!

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  14. I like the Quilting Heart collection and the Tula Pink Collection.

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  15. I am a tea drinker and am having a cup right now. I have seen this thread a little lately and would love to try it. My friend just won some. Nice give away.

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  16. Good morning.....There is such an assortment of Aurifil threads..I am still playing with it. I am a tea person..having my first of the day right now.

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  17. I think the Over the Rainbow collection is wonderful.

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  18. Lilypadquilting follower on Facebook as Raina DelRio

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  19. I like coffee to start the day. Then I like hot tea (a nice chai type) for the rest of the day - unless I get a headache, then I want a STRONG cup of coffee - and I like it like my last name - Black!

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  20. I am a follower of Lilypadquilting.

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  21. I would love to use Pat Sloan's "Eat Your Fruits and Veggies" for sewing because it is bright and happy. Did you know I love Bright and Happy? Yeah I thought you did.

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  22. I love Pat Bravo's eye candy

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  23. Start my day with coffee and switch to tea around lunchtime

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  24. Definitely coffee! Can't live without my coffee! :)

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  25. I'm hard pressed to choose between the Prism collection and the Autumn collection!

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  26. I am liking a coffee atm, but I really luv a weak, black, 2 sugars cup of tea when I feel sick..It makes me feel better quicker..

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  27. I love coffee, and that isn't going to change. But recently a tea-drinking friend got me hooked on the idea of a pot of tea later in the day whenever I get the chance. I need the caffeine in the morning, but switch to some type of (loose tea) herbal or white tea blend later in the day. It's all good. :)

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  28. I am a Lily Pad Quilting follower too..Great give away too..

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  29. I have aurifil's mark lipinski collection and love it.

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  30. I'm a follower... I love tea or coffee... I would love to try and of the aurifil.

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  31. I'm a follower... I love tea or coffee... I would love to try and of the aurifil.

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  32. Yorkshire tea of course. jennylarking@gmail.com

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  33. Love the Pat Bravo collections. jennylarking@gmail.com

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  34. Coffee for me, thank you very much!

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  35. I would love to use the collection case from Vanessa Christenson.

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  36. Michele Scotts collection looks amazing :)

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  37. I have not used Aurifil Threads yet as I am still a new quilter. I would luv to win some and try it out as I hear lots of good comments about it.
    I really luv all the bright colors..

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  38. Oh, coffee! With a liberal amount of Diet Pepsi during the day. Thank you!
    Boppiesgirl at gmail dot com

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  39. Coffee, coffee, coffee, coffee :)

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  40. Michele Scott Prism collection is awesome!

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  41. I love Aurifil too - it is thinner and lovely to work with and my old machine likes it too :) Great mug rug!!!

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  42. Yay I am one of your happy followers!! Aurifil if wonderful stuff!!!

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  43. I like Pat Bravo's eat your Fruit and Vegetables collection - nice and happy bright colours :)

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  44. I'm a coffee drinker. The only time I drink tea is when I am unwell and can't stand the thought of milk. I can drink tea without milk but can't drink coffee black!

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  45. There are so many lovely collections but my favourite would have to be Jill Finley's Everyday colours. Thanks for the lovely giveaway!

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  46. I really love a good cup of coffee but when i'm in the mood for tea, it's either Earl Grey or Chai Latte. Thanks for a chance to win some quilting thread!

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  47. I'm a follower and a mocha lover :) Aurifil is so wonderful, definitely a great product!

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  48. I am a Coke Zero drinker - No hot liquids for me :P

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  49. It has to be coffee, wouldn't be morning without it!

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  50. I am a happy follower of your blog!

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  51. I'm following your pad on BlogLovin!

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  52. I would love to sew with the Tula Pink collection from Aurifil.

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  53. I am a new follower!!! Love it!

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  54. I like Pat Sloan's favorite colors collection.

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  55. I love tea, especially herbal teas. I have never liked the taste of coffee and thought it was nasty. LOL

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  56. It's always coffee time for me! Love the mug rug, too....have them everywhere around here.

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  57. I love all the Aurifil collections!!! Today I am drawn to Pat Sloans Eat your Fruits n' Veggies.

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  58. All of Mark's collections suit me but I absolutely love Tula Pink's collection with the variegated threads.

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  59. So love Aurifil thread....my stitching improved when I switched. Love Kaye England's collection.

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  60. Each morning I sit and read blogs with a soup cup full of Community coffee with milk and sweetener. Then at work my boss gives me a mug full of espresso which is one of the reasons I stay!

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  61. Harrington, you are always famous in this followers eyes.

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  62. I am a coffee drinker, but in the summer a batch of fresh brewed ice tea always hits the spot.

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  63. cute mug rug and for some reason I never knew the size difference between padsworth and dragonbreath, I'm a follower

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  64. It was very hard to choose which thread collection I liked best ... so I narrowed it down to two different ones. I like Michele's collection with the variegation and I liked the colors by Clothworks.
    http://www.aurifil.com/SiteAurifil/MICHELE.html
    http://www.aurifil.com/SiteAurifil/CLOTHWORKS.html

    Thanks for entering me into the draw to win some quilting thread! (I sure need some!)

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  65. Every morning I have a cup of ice coffee, my husband makes a big batch of french press coffee and bring most of it to work with with in a insulated thingy (gosh what are they called?) anyways I get a tall glass almost filled to the top and this glass I empty half into a cup in the morning add a packet of stevia, milk and ice cubes and drink like this, then repeat after lunch time with the remaining coffee, it's not STALE because it's just cold sitting in a glass, not like in a pot on a burner!

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  66. I start my day with coffee, but love iced tea in the afternoons. thanks for the chances!

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  67. i like the tula pink premium collection!

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  68. uhhh I didn't know aurifil had big cones of threads, duh! I should look into those for long arm quilting :-) hard to find a color chart on their site, when I clicked collections, a bunch of designers showed up- oh DUH again click on the designers... I pick pat sloan!

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  69. Coffee is my favorite beverage to drink during the day, but I love a nice big glass of tea for dinner.

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  70. OH MY GOODNESS! I didn't know that they had so many collections. I loved the bright colors in the Springtime Roses embrodiery thread by Phillips and Kenny. And also the Splendor 1920 collection by Bari Ackerman. Thank you for the great giveaway.

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  71. I am a tea drinker. Chai and Earl Grey are my favorites, but I'll try almost any flavor.

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  72. Coffee. Definitely. Coffee + Aurofil thread = the best day ever. : )

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  73. I'm a follower of your blog.

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  74. Adorable adorable mug rug!!!! I love the red stitching =D

    I am a tea and coffee drinker =D I love my coffee in the morning and then I drink tea for the rest of the day. Silver needle is my favorite!!!

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  75. I gave up drinking coffee a few months ago, and it has been great. I miss the taste of it, but not the jitters. Besides, tea has a way bigger selection of flavours.

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  76. I love Vanessa Christenson's thread set. The colors are soooo pretty!!!!!!!

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  77. I love coffee only in the morning. Tea in the afternoon

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  78. I love coffee in the morning and then tea in the afternoon (hot with milk though, not iced tea, because I am English!)

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  79. I like the tula pink premium collection.

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  80. so many different thread sets that are amazing. I think I will go with Vanessa Christenson's as they match Simply Color so perfectly and that is one of my favourite fabric collections.

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  81. The bright colours in the Vanessa Christenson collection would be fun to play with, and so would the variegated Tula collection!

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  82. I LOVE the Tula Pink Premium Collection. And I also love your mug rug. I think I might have some of that coffee bean fabric in my stash :)

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  83. I love Yerba Mate...either hot or cold! Especially the kind with a hint of Strawberry....YUMMY!

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  84. I'm a follower.....and how cute is the mug rug?! I agree...bigger is better, because one simply must have nourishment!

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  85. I liked all 3 of the Pat Bravo collections.

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  86. I like the Sharon Pederson Rose of Sharon collection by Aurifil. I'm making that quilt right now.

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  87. I love coffee and tea.... coffee when I wake up for sure!

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  88. I like Vanessa Christensen's Simply Color. Thanks for the chance!

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  89. Definitely coffee! :-) real coffee... Preferably expresso :-) gorgeous blog and really cute quilt and love how the stitching stands out....

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  90. There are so many beautiful Aurifil collections .... I have studied them all... And the amazing stitching on the site...! I think my three favorites .... Yep couldn't choose just one... :-) Would be.... Pat Bravo's Eye Candy, Tula Pinks Premium Collection and Marti Mitchell's Wild Roses.... Thanks so much for the chance to enter... Xx

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  91. I like tea....but please make mine over ice!

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  92. I am a follower of your wonderful blog....gotta read all about what is hopping around the lily pad.

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  93. I am a coffee drinker in the morning, but hot chocolate at night.

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  94. I am a follower. I recently switched everything to bloglovin

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  95. Tula Pink Premium Collection is my current favorite, but that can change at any minute... I just love the threads and the colors..

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  96. As to which collection I like best.....there are just too many to choose from. They are all beautiful.....but bring on the colors.

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  97. Wonderful to have found your gorgeous blog via Aurifil... Have followed here and your FB page.... thanks again

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  98. I just can not make it through the day without my tea..

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  99. I follow your blog and I am a facebook fan

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  100. I like the colors in Brigitte Heitland's Dance With Me collection.

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  101. 4 cups of GREEN tea in the a.m. I can't drink caffeine after noon or I won't sleep that night.

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  102. I don't drink coffee or tea but I do enjoy hot chocolate in the winter months. I'm a big water drinker.

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  104. I happily follow your blog via Bloglovin. Thanks so much for the chance to enter . I love your mug rug too...

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  105. I love both hot coffee and hot tea. I alos love ice coffee and frapachinoes or frapes...I do make them at home sometimes...

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  106. I like hot chocolate with tea a second choice.

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  107. Coffee by morning and Tea by night. Love them both! Just as much as I'd love to win this fabulous thread!!!

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  108. I like Kaye England's collection.

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  109. I am a follower! Love the second chance to win some thread. Great Product!!!

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  110. Ooh, I was going to say Jill Finley's everyday colors until I saw the Tula Pink Premium Collection. I love those blends. They would be incredible to FMQ with!

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  111. I really like Pat Sloan's Eat your fruit & veggies collection and Tula Pinks premium collection

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  112. Tea, Coffee (latte), Hot Chocolate - take your pick, they are all my favourites.
    I love the Rose of Sharon Collection.

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  113. Love green tea in the morning then drink coffee during the day then back to tea to end the night.

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  114. I like favored coffee and at the moment Carmel Kiss is my choice!

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  115. I love tea, never could develop a taste for coffee.

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  116. I am a follower, I have not tried Aurifil, would love the chance.

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  117. I like Minick & Simpson Thread Collections.

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  118. Haha! Took me a second date and reading the words on the fabric to realize that the elixir of life was coffee :). I pretty much only drink water bc I'm allergic to caffeine. However, I do enjoy a nice cup of herbal tea now and then :)

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  119. I love the Sharon Pederson Rose of Sharon collection!!

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  120. I'm a follower but I bet you knew that :)

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  121. I Can Fly Blue - cute name and gorgeous colors!

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  122. I like coffee, but only sometimes. I like soda on a daily basis.

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  123. Elizabeth Phillips & Lyn Kenny, SPRINGTIME ROSES Quilting Collection. I love the jewel tones in it! Thanks for the chance.

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  124. I do like coffee but it must be "doctored" up for me. With summer approaching, there will be more tea in my kitchen, iced of course.

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  125. Coffee - most definitely! I love it flavored, which my husband says isn't real coffee. Thanks for the give away!

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  126. I love the Tula Pink Premium Collection - beautiful variegated threads!

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  127. I love all the colors in the collections - I think Pat Sloan's Favorite Colors collection is near the top fo rme.

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  128. I have never been able to adjust to the taste of coffee - to me it just tastes like burnt beans. Ew. I love chocolate milk. ;) Or Kangen water.

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  129. I love tea....... SWEET iced tea. I'm from the south you know :-) I'd love to try some of the Aurifil thread for machine quilting. Such lovely colors.

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  130. What an amazing selection on the Aurifil site. I love Pat Bravo's Eye Candy. But many others are just as gorgeous.

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  131. Oh, and I am a follower (just with private eyes ;-)

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  132. I love the Tula Pink Premium collection. Gorgeous threads!

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  133. I dislike coffee and will drink tea if I have to. Personally, it's water for me with the rare sodo from Whole Foods.

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  134. I love tea, or coffee, andddd something entirely different. I would hate to pick from my favorites.

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  135. I love the Minick & Simpson collection. I own lots of their fabrics so this would be a logical choice for me.

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  136. I LOVE coffee. When I was pregnant, I think the hardest part was giving up coffee! Thanks for the chance

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  137. Coffee - a daily requirement.
    I had no idea the Aurifill 12 wt. worked for Sashiko, I have several panels but can't find the color ( and frankly don't like the texture) of the thread I want. I'm going to find some 12 wt. and give it a whirl.

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  138. I love the fabrics you used on the mug rug. Very nice. It will be loved.

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  139. Also - Sheena Norquay's "Autumn" collection suits me perfectly. It's even named after my favorite season!

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  140. I like all of the colors, but Jill Findley's Everyday Colors caught my attention. I would like to try some of the sashiko thread myself.

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  141. Thanks for the chance, I am very very much a coffee person. I can be very cranky if I don't get my morning cup or 2 or 3.

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  142. It is so hard to pick just one of the collections, but if I have to it would be the Tula Pink one. I love the colors!!!!

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  143. I love the San Francisco Cinnamon Orange Spice tea. It has a wonderful aroma and strong cinnamon flavor.

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  144. I love coffee: CAFE. I love the smell.... Mmmmm!

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  145. I love coffee.

    I love Sharon Pederson's Rose of Sharon Quilter's Collection.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  146. The Tula pink collection is so gorgeous, its my favorite!

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  147. I love Pat Sloan's Simple Stitches Collection.

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  148. I start my day with fresh lemon juice in warm water, like both tea and coffee, but find chamomile tea refreshing, its also readily available in all the cafes here in Spain. Have never used Aurifil threads so would love the chance to try them out. Thanks for the chance to win

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  149. I'm not really into either coffee or tea, but if I had to choose, it'd be tea. I guess I'm just a water person. Thanks for the chance!

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  150. And I'm a happy follower too--thanks for the added chance~!

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  151. And I would pick the collection by Elizabeth Phillips & Lyn Kenny. Love the pretty colors and would use them in just about anything!

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  152. Michelle Scott's Prisms is my favorite collection

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  153. I love coffees and teas, I love variety!

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  154. I am a coffee drinker..Have to have my cup in the morning. I love the red mug rug!! Thanks for sharing.

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  155. I like the Tula Pink colors. Would love them in my sewing room.

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  156. I love iced tea- with lots of lemon!

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