Thursday, November 29, 2012

Giveaway Day!

 

 A lot of crafters have been trying the 
Finca Presencia threads 
aka Perle Cotton for 
sewing on their little 
coin purse handles.

 

This thread is great.
 I tug,
I unpick it
and it still looks good.   


 New!  A set of the size 12 threads, 
in 5 gram balls;
they are smaller balls
and a fun way to get more colors!


There are some different sizes 
and sets in the store.


I use this thread for big stitch hand quilting,
 sewing the purse handles on, 
top-stitching either by hand or 
you can use the size 12 
in your sewing machine. 


It's also great for embroidery,
punch needle, crochet, 
and knitting (very fine and lacy).

Update:  Congrats to Ella #89
You are the winner tonight!

Our giveaway today is this little set.
These are the bigger 10 gram balls
in nice basic colors!

To enter the drawing, leave a comment
of what you would sew with these.
Random drawing later tonight.


162 comments:

  1. I'm looking forward to teaching my daughter some embroidery basics with lots of fun colors!
    Patrice

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  2. I would love to try it out on more coin purses because I had to use upholstery thread on mine so it would break like the embroidery floss did.

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  3. Just started having a go at hand quilting so would love to try this, thanks for the chance.

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  4. I need a purse for winter. I'm thinking densely quilted by hand, alternating colors.
    Love learning about different thread options.
    Thank you.

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  5. I will use this for an embroidery stitching. Maybe another stitchery quilt on 2013 :d

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  6. There's an alphabet sampler I've been wanting to make. Also, I have been making fleece blankets for grands and I use perle cotton in my serger loopers to make a really nice edge. I could use the threads in either of those projects.

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  7. I will use them for quilting ,I hanquilting my quilts ,and stichery.

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  8. Fantastic giveaway! I would use them for some embroidery for sure! but would love to try them in my sewing machine as well! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  9. I'd do a bobbin lace project! I love my lace!

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  10. I'm thinking sashiko... but I also have a punch needle pattern I'd like to try. I'd also use them for purse handles as the thread i used was a nightmare!

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  11. I'd use it to make coin purses - I'm waiting for my frames to arrive!

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  12. I would love to try them in my sewing machine. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  13. Wow I didn't know you could use it in the sewing machine. I'd love to give that a try.

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  14. I would perhaps use it for coin purses:)

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  15. Ever since the coin purse hop I've wanted to make some of those little beauties. Maybe if I had the perle cotton to sew the frames on it would be the nudge I need to get started!

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  16. Love Love the threads...use in all my wool applique and did use on the purse frames too. Have never thought to use on my machine......hmnnnn...will give it t try!

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  17. What a beautiful giveaway! I use a lot of this size thread to hand quilt my projects, so if I were the winner, I would make more projects! Thanks for the chance!

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  18. i have no idea what i would use them for but i would have to hide them or my son would use them for 'Traps' (scooby style)

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  19. I would love to try these threads. I have four purse frames and the fabric for each coin purse I plan to make for Christmas gifts. I sure would love to use this thread to finish them off. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  20. I would like to try it as top stitching, and for coin purses!

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  21. Oh wow I've never tried using it in my sewing machine! I would try that for sure.

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  22. Thanks for the giveaway! I just bought my first ball in a rose color and used it yesterday on a wool penny rug Christmas gift. I, too, would like basic colors to try in my sewing machine.

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  23. I woud love to try hand quilting, and this would be a perfect way to begin.

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  24. I did not know I could use these in my machine. I'd love to try that! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  25. I go through these balls of thread like crazy. Some I use on coin purse handles and the rest, my dogs find and chew them up! I need a new supply!!

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  26. I'm working on Quilt U Be Mine blocks and would love to add a little red to the mix on some of the pieces!

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  27. I sew my little purses! I have the hardware and some cute fabric (thanks to you!) so this would complete the project in the best way possible!!

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  28. I'm planning a quilt using my son's drawings and think this would add a nice detail around each block.

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  29. What sweet looking little balls of thread. I would probably use them for embroidery. I have regained a love for hand embroidery and would love to try these.

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  30. I would think they would look great on some embroidery. They are such pretty colors!! Also I think they would look fantastic with those fancy stitches that I have on my machine that I have yet to try out.

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  31. I would use them for some hand quilting...Probably on a baby quilt!

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  32. I have been dying to get my hands on some of these. I would use them to finish up my christmas gifts.

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  33. I would use them to hand embroider on the Christmas stockings we're making for the parentals! :)

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  34. no way! on the sewing machine?? neat... I'd do more "redwork" type embroidery

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  35. Wow! What beautiful colors, where I live I can only find black. I would love to try some outline embroidery, to use on alternate quilt blocks. I've also wanted to try my hand at big stitch quilting. Merry Merry, Happy Happy!

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  36. Hey...great giveaway...I would use these in decorative table runners.

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  37. OMG, i was not aware thatyou could put them on the sewing machine!!! That is exactly what I would do with them if I win. What do you put in the bobbin area?

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  38. I love the idea of running them through your machine for some great top-stitching. Thanks for the chance.

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  39. So pretty - thank you for the chance. I would use the thread for quilting and embroidery.

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  40. I would use these lovely threads to complete the embroidery on a Christmas BOM quilt top.

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  41. I want to teach my youngest niece to sew this Christmas - these would be PERFECT for a young child to hand sew basics with (and then make it into a pillow for her!).

    Kathy

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  42. I love this thread! The colors are do beautiful! I've been using it for hand quilting and hope to do more!

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  43. I love this thread, the colors are so great! I am new to embroidery, but becoming addicted quickly, so I would use this thread for my embroidery projects!
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    Jen Nelson
    graciesophiaboutique@comcast.net

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  44. I would hand quilt my wonky stars quilt which will have flannel on teh back so I think hand sticthing wil be lovely on it. Fingers crossed!! amycav at hotmail dot com

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  45. I love embroidering. It was the first sewing skill I learned. My grandmother taught me when I was about 6. And it's time to start a new project, so I'm sure I could put this thread to good use!

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  46. Certainly a wonderful collection to use for 'big stitch' quilting as accents with a fussy cut quilt.

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  47. I actually have used some of these to do some "big quilting stitches" on a quilt and plan to do more because it turned out so nicely.

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  48. I'd really like to use these for some hand embroidery through out the winter.
    Thank you for the chance :)

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  49. I'm learning sashiko and would love to try the technique out with other threads. I also have a very long list of embroidered items I want make. One includes an elaborate french knot design that has an red to orange to yellow ombre color gradient.

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  50. I would use it for coin purses. I also want to try big stitch quilting. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  51. I would embroider a pretty Christmas pillow! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  52. I've just started doing stitching on some of my quilting projects and would love to win this collection.

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  53. I would use them for top stitching. I patch all my kids clothes to make them last longer and a cute top stitching makes the patch a lot cuter. eatkin85yahoo.com

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  54. I love to add "hand stitching" with my machine with these awesome threads!

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  55. I've never hand quilted anything, but I have been starting to consider it, because I think I need some hand work for evenings that my husband and I watch our tv show together. If I won this thread I would use it as insipiration to hand quilt a small project.

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  56. I would handquilt a little holiday wallhanging.

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  57. More purses and embroidery of course!!! :) PLease!!

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  58. My latest project is fancy stitches on Christmas stockings. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  59. I have never tried thread that thick in my machine, I would love to give it a try.

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  60. I think I'd have to do some hand embroidery for my darling grandson! Thanks for the chance to win Corrie.

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  61. I would do some hand-quilting on pouches with these beautiful threads! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  62. I have very little experience with embroidery and just took a class and finished my first block. I like how relaxing it is. Now what to do with my block. Thanks for sharing your post today. Judith, Texas

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  63. I bought a selection of these from you and LOVE THEM! I'd use them to make a "home sweet home" embroidery from The Sometimes Crafter. I've never tried embroidery and don't know anything about it, but I'm going to find out!

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  64. I recently tried some free motion embroidery on my sewing machine with one of these. It made lovely names on my granddaughter's music bags.

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  65. Oh I love Finca Presencia threads for Big Stitch quilting! It is hard to find in my neck of the woods so I'm glad you are carrying a larger selection. Thanks!

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  66. I don't have any of those thread, so would love to win! I have ordered the makings for those cute coin purses. Also my daughter is doing embroidery and I think she would enjoy using these threads.

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  67. I have seen so many cute quilts top stitched with this thread. I think I would try it in my machine like you show since I am not a big fan of hand stitching :)

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  68. I use them too sew all my crafts! On felt, fabric and embroidery maybe.

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  69. I might use it for crochet edging on a baby blanket or burp cloth or maybe even a skirt.

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  70. I wanted to attempt a sewn/embroidered hoop combo to hang in my sewing nook :).

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  71. I love these little balls of Pearl floss, I use them for hand quilting. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  72. Are you kidding me? These can be put on a sewing machine?!! Well, I have a bunch of ideas for embellishing some table runners for starters!!! Thanks for the chance to win!!

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  73. How neat! I didn't know you could use them on your machine...too cool! I think I'd use them for a nice runner or something.

    Thanks for a giveaway.

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  75. Not sure what I would use them for, but I would definitely use them!!

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  76. I have some that I won and really love how nicely they work with wool embroidery, nice and smooth for sewing and they don't fray and unravel like others, I use.

    Debbie

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  77. I would definitely try machine quilting with it. I'm in the DQS and would love to try it on a small project first.

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  78. Oh, I have been looking for some small bundles of perle! These are perfect - would be even better to win some : ) I would try them for top stitching and I have been wanting to try some embroidery patterns.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  79. I am grateful for Quilt Taffy weekly giveaways. Thank you, kathy

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  80. Thanks for the giveaway....oh how I could really use this

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  81. I would love this thread to make more purses & grandkid gifts. Love it.

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  82. I would use these threads to hand quilt/big stitch. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  83. I would use these threads to hand quilt/big stitch. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  84. Oh my! You can use these in a sewing machine! That's what I'd try for machine quilting.

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  85. I'd like to try those CUTE little coin purses. I've also got a couple of unfinished hats that need a little OOMPH and sturdiness along the trim. Thanks for the chance!

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  86. I would use it for hand quilting, but I am intrigued by the idea of using it in my machine. I never would have thought of that for some reason!

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  87. Never knew you could put it through your machine would love to win some and try it.

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  88. I wouldnt' sew anything at first, but load them up in one of my antique jars and take lots of pictures of their cuteness first. Then...then I would do some hand quilting and some machine quilting. I might also try to remember how to embroider since its been awhile... ;)

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  89. I'd love to try it on the coin purses I still have lingering.

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  90. I am so thrilled that you are showing Presencia threads...I have been telling everyone who got a coin purse pattern, this is what you need...and you know how much I adore presencia....always will...it is dependable like you..

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  91. I've never tried using perle cotton in my sewing machine! That would be fun to try. Mostly I use perle cotton for crochet and tatting. :)

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  92. how fun! I would use them in my machine on something....like....pj bottoms for the munchkins in the family for Christmas Eve

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  93. I would use these to "big stitch" small details on appliques in quilts!

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  94. I would use these do some embroidery I've been thinking about.

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  95. I would make some hand embroidery on my pillows.

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  96. Awesome! Thanks for the chance for win some amazing threads :)

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  97. I would do some hand quilting.

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  98. Yummy, love the look of these threads. I think it would be great on a wall art quilt.

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  99. I am interested in doing some hand quilting on smaller projects so would use them for that.

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  100. SWEET GIVEAWAY!
    JUST WORKING ON SOME HUGE STAR BLOCKS FOR A QUEEN SIZE BED QUILT IN "TOGETHER" FABRICS+USING ALL CREAM #12 FOR THEIR TOP STITCHING-LOVE IT!
    THANK YOU!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  101. These would be PERFECT for the stuffed robot I am making for my niece for Christmas!!

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  102. I'd use them for a cross-stitch project! Lovely.

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  103. Well, I just finished a peppermint Holiday Lane pillow with that other thread and now I have been assigned a project (or two to be exact) to be ready for early next year, And I hear these threads are wonderful. I would love an opportunity to stitch the red, and the other colors too, so many ideas are zooming around!!! And what a great tip about using it as a top stitch thread, I would have never thought of using it that way! OMW I love you for that! OH...... have you tried it for bobbin work?

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  104. I would use them for hand quilting. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  105. Big stitch hand quilting on my flannel quilt!

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  106. I would use them to do some embroidery on a quilt and some top stitching.

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  107. How cool! I love to hand embroider so I would definitely try them out there, but i am really intrigued by using them to quilt with my sewing machine, so I'd have to give that a try too. Thanks for the chance!!

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  108. I'd prob try some hand-quilting.

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  109. Oooh, didn't know you could use this in a machine, I may have to try that!

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  110. oooh I'm glad you said what size to use in a machine! I think I would want to try that first. Though you purses are so cute...

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  111. Thanks for the chance. I may use these threads for stitching on some softies for my grandnieces, or stitchery ornaments for the Christmas tree instead of floss. I love hand work so know these will be well used .... and have wanted to see how this style of thread works compared to multi strand floss.

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  112. I've bought the larger ones from you before but would love to try the smaller ones. Got to try it on my machine as well.

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  113. I'd love to try hand quilting with them. Thank you for the chance to win some. :)

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  114. I LOVE Fince threads. :) And since I hand embroider many things they are my first choice always. I love them for the blanket stitch on wool as well. I didn't know I could use the size 12 in my machine though - I'll be trying that! blessings, marlene

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  115. They are beautiful! I've never used anything like these before!

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  116. love the threads ... i've an emrobroidered block quilt on my to-do list and could use some thread. would like to give this thread a try.

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  117. These are lovely! I've never seen the thread in a machine. I love the way these embelish lovely finishes!

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  118. I would use these on my newest crazy quilt I am in the process of making.

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  119. Fun! I'd do some little pouches. I've seen them everywhere and think they are adorable!

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  120. love those colors i would hand quilt my quilt's with those

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  121. I would use it on my little purse handles. I broke so many threads making mine!!!

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  122. I would love to try one of the little frame purses. So cute.

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  123. Love all the great colours! would love to try this in some hand quilting! Thanks for the chance!

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  124. I would try it on everything! Mainly some quilting and on a few throw pillows

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  125. I would quilt quilt and QUILT!!

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  126. I'm learning how to hand quilt and this thread would be perfect! Thank you for a great giveaway.

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  127. I would do some hand quilting with these lovelies.

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  128. I have never tried these, but I have just bought few yesterday..would love to win some more!

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  129. I would use it to quilt and for doodle stitching. :)

    thimbleroom(at)gmail(dot)com

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  130. I would love to try it in big hand stitching on a table runner.

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  131. I'm thinking numbers on an embroidered clock.

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  132. ooohh, perfect for finishing up the totes that I'm making for Christmas gifts.

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  133. I think it would be great for embroidery or applique!
    hulseybg at gmail dot com

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  134. I have been using the Presencia perle 16 for hand embroidery for quite a long time and I love it. Have a few of the perle 12 and would love to win some more colors. Thank you for the great giveaway! jbechosend at sbcglobal dot net

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  135. Would use them fro free motion quilting!

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  136. I've been wanting to try some big stitch hand quilting. Thanks a bunch!

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  137. I would try it with the coin purse I "haven't" made yet, or the embroidery I want to get started.I would also like to use it on the Dresdin plate quilt that needs to be finished. Thanks.

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  138. Thanks for hosting, yet again another wonderful giveaway.
    I did receive the lovely charm pack I won from 2 week's ago giveaway and thank you both so much.
    Great tip on using the size 12 on your sewing machine. It would be wonderful when I attempt the weekender bag to remember this and have some on hand. Jane

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  139. Good Grief...I learn something new everyday...I would never have thought of using that thread with my machine...just by hand...Now I want to try some machine stitching with it. Thank you for the opportunity.

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  140. I didn't know you could use this in your machine either..thanks for the tip! I think I would start out using them on some cute little mug rugs! Thanks for the chance!:)

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  141. How neat that the smaller balls are available! What would I sew with those? I'm making coin purses for Christmas!

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  142. I use thread to do some embroidery. Hand sewing. Linda gerig

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  143. I love this thread! I had no clue you could use this on the sewing machine. That's why I am addicted to blog reading, learning all the time. Thanks

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  144. I'd like to try them for big-stitch quilting.

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  145. Nice!!! I would use them on applique projects. Thanks for the chance!

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  146. I didn't know you could use this in your sewing machine how cool!

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  147. I want to make the little purses but I can't find this thread in the little town of Stratford Ontario so I would love to win some.

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  148. I'm not sure but it would be great for bags or maybe embroidery.

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  149. Really,it works on your sewing machine?? How cool is that! The red and white would look nice on my Flurry throws that are in progress,the rest,well I just happen to have some more little purse frames...

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  150. I used to have some of this - or something like it - from a neighbor's estate sale probably 35 years ago - don't know what I finally did with them. Would love to do some hand stitching embellishment on my handbags and totes with this.

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  151. I would love to do some hand embroidery with them! I have not tried them before but would love to! thank you!

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  152. I would use them for a couple of quilt tops that I have finished they are beautiful

    Shelto

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  153. I love Finca thread. I am making some beautiful embroidery with this wonderful thread! awolk at rogers dot com

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  154. ooh-i would crochet some earrings, covered stone "urchins" and definitely try one of the little coin purses ( i'm waiting on a handle)! thank you!

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  155. I'd use it for many things. Embroidery, big stitch hand quilting and other quilt embellishing. The colors are amazing.

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  156. Oh, your little purses are darling! I'd probably use it for sewing frames on coin purses and for hand-stitching accents on quilt blocks, pouches, etc. Thanks for the chance at the giveaway!

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  157. I am learning to hand quilt my quilts nd this would be perfect for me to use. Thanks for a chance to win some.

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  158. I think I would use this for some embrodiery on a pillow

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  159. I would use them to quilt a baby quilt that is waiting to be quilted. i didn't know that you could put it in your machine.
    Bonus!!

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  160. I would use them for hand quilting and embroidery!
    Thanks for the chance to win!!

    wigglypup2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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