Happy Leap Day: Mini Quilt + Giveaway!

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Superior Threads by jenib320
Superior Threads, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
I'm excited to share with you a fun mini quilt and giveaway today! When Cindy of Live A Colorful Life asked if I'd like to participate in a Superior Threads Leap Day party and give away some threads, I said, of course! I can always use an excuse to party! Quilter style that is! ;)

I have used Superior Threads once before, their King Tut cotton thread. I used it for my Single Girl quilt, and loved it! It may have started my new love for variegated threads!

Gray Mini Quilt by jenib320
Gray Mini Quilt, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
This week, I got to play with thread from their Rainbows collection which is 100% polyester.  I use polyester thread for all of my piecing (and a lot of quilting too!), so I wasn't surprised by how smoothly this thread ran through my machine. For this project, I decided to dig into my gray scraps! I pieced them together into strips, then cut them up and sewed them back together. I did that a few more times, added some sashing, and voila!

Quilted by jenib320
Quilted, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
I wanted the quilting to really show, so I used a simple wavy quilting pattern, done with my walking foot.  I love how the variegated thread gives it some sparkle.  So fun!

Gray Mini Quilt by jenib320
Gray Mini Quilt, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
I backed it in a fun house print from Ikea, and bound it up in more scraps. It finished off at about 18" square.  I *think* the solids I used are Kona Medium Gray and Kona Coal, but don't hold me to that!  The thread I used was Rainbows #810 in "Zebra" by Superior Threads!

Superior Threads by jenib320
Superior Threads, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
And now, the giveaway!  I've got three spools of Rainbows thread for one lucky winner! Just leave a comment to enter! International entries are welcome, giveaway will close on Friday at 5pm CST! Don't forget to leave your email if it's not viewable in your profile!

Giveaway is now closed, winner will be announced tomorrow! :)


Also, you have more chances to win by entering the other Leap Day Superior Thread Giveaways going on today:

Elizabeth from Occasional Piece-Quilt! 
Lee from Freshly Pieced
Sherri from A Quilting Life
Leanne from She Can Quilt
Jeni from In Color Order << you're already here! :)
Carla from Lollyquiltz
Jennifer from That Girl, That Quilt
Corey from Little Miss Shabby
Terri from Sewfantastic

419 comments :

  1. What a cute mini!! Love the varigated thread :)

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  2. What a cute mini! I think I've used King Tut for all my machine quilting - I do love the variegated colours they have. I'd love to try the Rainbow line.

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  3. I love your quilt...I would love some rainbow thread. Thanks for the chance to win : )

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  4. I've never used variegated thread before and would love to give it a shot. Great mini!

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  5. Love this thread! Lots of fun. Thanks for making this an international giveaway
    hannah dot kitching at hotmail dot co dot uk

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  6. varigated thread is my FAVORITE!! I've never used Superior Thread but it looks awesome!

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  7. I've never used variegated thread! It looks so nice with your mini!

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  8. Superior is the brand that my LQS carries so I've used a bit of everything. However, the color choices are a bit limited - LQS an't carry everything, right? I've not used the variegated Rainbows, only variegated King Tut, and would love to give them a try.

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  9. What beautiful threads. I'd love a chance to win!

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  10. The colors really do "sparkle" on this thread. I would love to try them out. Your grey mini came out very well!

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  11. I love how much interest the variegated thread adds to your quilting on that mini - it is a really good example of what variegated thread can do for a project. Thanks for sharing your work and for the chance to win!

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  12. What fun thread! It really does seem to add another dimension to your quilting.
    mmunyan at hotmail

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  13. oh, i'd love to try the rainbow thread. thanks for the chance to win this!

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  14. Your mini quilt looks lovely, the quilting really sets it off. I must look out for that thread, it looks great!

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  15. Love the thread choice! It draws you into the detail of the quilting. :)


    nuetzman2000@yahoo.com

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  16. Hi Jeni - I just tried Superior rainbow for a quilt and I'd like to try more! thanks- Toni

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  17. Good day....thanks so much for the chance to win this wonderful giveaway. I love Superior Thread but it is difficult to find in Northern Ontario Canada.
    sharon.bourque@sympatico.ca

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  18. Lovely mini! I'm really loving wavy line quilting just now and the varigations really add interest. Please count me in, fingers crossed!

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  19. that mini is awesome. i just love gray!

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  20. I LOVE your mini quilt! I've never used variegated thread before. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  21. I've never used variegated threads, but would love to try them out! Thanks for the chance to win, and I LOVE the gray quilt!

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  22. Love the Mini!!! Thanks for the chance!

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  23. I'm so glad to hear of someone else who uses polyester thread for piecing/quilting. It seems like I get chided for 'not doing things the right way and using cotton' every time someone finds out I don't use cotton. Cotton just doesn't seem to play as nicely as polyester does in my machine so I just sort of stopped telling people what I use when I sew. Oof! I'll have to see if I can find of this fun stuff when I am ready to quilt my next project. :)

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  24. I've never used variegated threads but would love the chance to try some Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  25. The colors look so pretty -- thanks for a chance to win!

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  26. Would love to try the rainbow thread, thanks for the chance!

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  27. I just love your mini - too cute! YaY for leap years!!!

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  28. I love the ikea backing fabric. i have some of this stashed away but haven't thought of what to use it for yet. Thanks for the giveaway.
    dicksonfran@gmail.com

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  29. Wow the Rainbow Thread looks awesome. I've never used Superior before, but would love to give it a try.

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  30. I love variegated threads, it makes any piece just pop. So many uses for it.
    gasuski@mac.com

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  31. I always use polyester thread and I would love to try this beautiful thread. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  32. I love variegated threads for for quilting. It is like quilting and embellishing at the same time. Thank you for the chance to be entered in your Leap Day giveaway.

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  33. I love variegated threads for FMQ. Would love to win. Thanks for the chance.

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  34. I've never used variegated thread so far, would love to give it a try. Thanks for the chance!

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  35. Happy Leap Day! I've always wanted to try that thread... ;)

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  36. Happy Leap Day! The thread looks beautiful - love to sew with it!

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  37. Who knew leap day would be so awesome?! Thanks for the chance to win some awesome thread!

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  38. I just love ANYthing variegated!!!! And that quilt is amazing! How can gray look so good???!!!!! And then you go and flip it over! I love it!!!! and it would look good with George :)

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  39. I've actually never tried any variegated thread- but your gray quilt really does sparkle! So inspiring! Thanks for a chance to win some :)

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  40. I love that thread! Thanks for the giveaway :)

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  41. New to quilting....silly question....how do u use a "mini quilt"? And where do you get the time to make all of the beautiful things that you make :) ??
    kellistoney@gmail.com

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  42. Cute mini! I've wanted to try their threads and have plans for a mini quilt in my future so this would be perfect!

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  43. I love Superior thread & would love to try these! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  44. I've always wanted to try vareigated thread in a project. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  45. OMG! I love superior's threads. I use them almost exclusively, and I'm excited about the rainbows!

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  46. I'm always impressed with how fearless you are with design...seems like a small thing to you, I'm sure, but to me as a novice I want to stick with the *sure* and *safe* choice more often than not. So - whoo hoo - bring on the variegated thread! Your mini quilt is extremely cool!

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  47. What a beautiful mini! WOW! Thanks for the chance to win too!

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  48. Love the houses backing. Thanks for offering such a nice giveaway, you could have a lot of fun with those threads!

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  49. I love that little quilt. Thanks for this leap year fun.

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  50. I love your mini quilt! & I would love to try out the thread too

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  51. Such a cute mini!! I'd love to try this thread, thanks for the giveaway! Happy Leap Day :)

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  52. The Zebra really adds another dimension to your mini quilt. It would be great to try out the thread.

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  53. I've never used King Tut thread--or quilted with Varigated either--would love to try it! Thanks & Happy Leap Day!

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  54. I've never worked with varigated thread before - what a treat!
    Thanks!

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  55. Would LOVE to try the thread! Thanks for a chance.

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  56. I have a spool or two of this thread and love it, would always love to have some more!

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  57. I have the King Tut,but haven't tried it yet. I would love to win some too!

    Your mini is sweet:)

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  58. Very cute mini! Love rainbows thread, my lqs doesn't carry it. :(

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  59. I love Superior Threads. Your mini quilt is super cute!

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  60. i love your mini! you are such a creative inspiration :)

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  61. Superior Threads are my favorites. Thanks for the chance to add to my thread stash!

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  62. Ooh, loving the houses on the back. That thread looks so fun!

    Laura

    swiss_miss_lrk(at)yahoo

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  63. I'm having some thread compatibility issues with my machine, so I'd love to try this out!

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  64. I've been wanting to try variegated threads!

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  65. Brilliant! The threads look lovely!

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  66. I would to try new thread. The purple/aqua one looks like it would be perfect on a quilt top have waiting to quilt.

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  67. Wowee, this is so much fun! I'd love to try this thread, and want to thank you for the chance. They're beautiful!

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  68. I'm intrigued! I only ever use cotton thread, but now you've got me curious. And those variegated colors are awesome.

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  69. The thread is so lovely! I may just have to get some if I don't win... fingers crossed!

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  70. Great! Put my name in the mix. Thanks.

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  71. Thanks for the giveaway.

    I have never given thought as to the type of thread that I use. I would love to try to work with good thread and with a variegated thread.

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  72. I would love these! =)

    hdelacruz15@gmail.com

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  73. Such a cute mini-quilt, I'm glad that the variegated thread is popping up now. I absolutely love it. That black and white is fantastic. Thanks for the chance to win. :-)

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  74. Cute mini quilt! And the thread looks awesome!

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  75. I haven't tried Superior thread yet. Thanks for the giveaway.

    robyn(dot)geddes(at)gmail(dot)com

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  76. I used variegated thread on my first "raggy" quilt for 4-H several, several years ago. So fun!

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  77. I would love to try this thread!

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  78. I haven't tried their threads but I've heard some really good things about them. I'd love to try them out.

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  79. Love the mini quilt.
    I haven't tried Superior Threads yet but will look for them now.

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  80. Love your quilt! How cute is that backing fabric!!!

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  81. I have some finished tops waiting to be quilted. I think the variegated thread would look wonderful. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  82. Love the mini! The house fabric on the back is a great touch!

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  83. That quilt is adorable! Thanks for sharing :)

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  84. great mini! thanks for the chance to win!

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  85. I've used King Tut and LOVED it. My machine is very feisty about threads and that's one that it likes. :) Thanks for the chance!


    lwghosts at yahoo dot com

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  86. Your grey quilt is adorable and the backing is so FUN. The Rainbows threads are beautiful and I would love to try them. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  87. What an adorable mini! Love the rainbow thread!

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  88. Love that house fabric! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  89. Very simple, but striking mini! I love the simplicity of the quilting! Superior threads have a great product and I would love to win some! Thanks for the chance!

    Mary
    quiltforjoy@att.net

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  90. That's a great mini!
    I have some of the backing fabric...

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  91. That house fabric is fabulous. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  92. I'm not fond of grey but your minis are lovely - the variegted thread really adds. Thanks for the chance to win some!

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  93. Those variegated threads are beautiful. Please send them my way!

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  94. Thanks for the chance! Love the gray mini!

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  95. Thank's for the opportunity ! The mini-quilt is adorable.

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  96. Those are cool threads. They do really make the quilting pretty :)

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  97. awesome mini! that thread looks fun.

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  98. Oooo - I love your mini! :) Beautiful quilting!

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  99. Love that backing from Ikea, I really need to get there! Never tried their threads, thanks for the chance.

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  100. Love to try this stuff (and maybe even share a spool)!

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  101. Your mini is too cute!! Love that Ike's house print... Goes perfectly with the top!

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  102. I love rainbow thread, I use it often for quilting.

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  103. I would love to try Superior thread to see if it really is!! I usually use Gutterman

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  104. I thought your first photo was black and white. I have a long-time love of black and white quilts after seeing one in a Pottery Barn catalog when I was a kid. It's one of the reasons I'm a quilter today. Thanks for hosting this giveaway :)

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  105. I can always use more thread! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  106. so cute, the mini is great. I'd love to win some thread! Looks gorgeous!

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  107. I've wanted to try the variegated thread for a while - this would be the perfect chance!

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  108. The mini quilt is gorgeous. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  109. cute quilt!! would love to try this thread!

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  110. OH! I have always wanted to try variegated thread but I just havent....
    thanks for the giveaway!

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  111. Oh, this thread looks lovely, great colors.
    I'm really looking forward to March's block too ~ on pins and needles waiting!

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  112. What a super cute mini! That thread is so pretty, thanks for the chance to win! :)

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  113. That mini quilt looks great. I wished I could use my choice of fabric but my potential customer wants me to use batiks (and I really need this job).

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  114. What a cute mini quilt! I would love to try using variegated thread--I never have before :) Thanks!

    Ellen ehystead (at) gmail (dot) com

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  115. LOVE that quilt, and the thread. Would love to give it a try. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  116. Oh those threads are beautiful and so is your quilt (and all your work!!)!

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  117. I love how the mini quilt looks like a colorful quilt that your changed the color saturation. It's brilliant

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  118. Lovely! I've never used variegated thread but would love to try it!

    erikaahaj at verizon.net

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  119. What a great little quilt, beautiful thread. Would love to try it!!

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  120. What a cute mini quilt!
    And I just love this thread too.
    Thank you for the giveaway!

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  121. I would love to try this thread!

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  122. I've never used variegated thread--seems like it'd be a fun experiment!

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  123. For a second I thought that you were going to give away the mini quilt - it is beautiful!! Thanks for the chance to win some threads!!

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  124. Thread candy! Love it. Love the mini. Love the blog.

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  125. Love the rainbow look! That gray is so pretty!

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  126. I love using variegated thread for quilting!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  127. I have used the King Tut varigated thread several times and love the result.

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  128. Oooh--this is the one for me, I LOVE variegated threads. Bottom Line is in my Janome AT ALL TIMES, so I do appreciate the greatness of Superior Threads!

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  129. I love variegated threads and I love to try this thread on a longarm machine.

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  131. Great Thread - especially the green! Your mini is nice, sounds like a nice, quick project!

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  132. I am so happy about this giveaway. I have always wanted to try Tut thread but can't afford to order until DH is back working again. Thank you so much.

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  133. LOVE that thread and would love to give it a try !!!!

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  134. I just love variegated colored thread. What a neat little mini quilt.

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  135. Love the variegated! I've used it on one quilt before and loved how the thread looked on more simple fabrics.

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  136. Beautiful threads. Your mini quilts are really nice, and thanks for the chance to win.

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  137. Thank you for the chance to win! igarciadi@gmail.com

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  138. I love your gray mini! Inspiring work!!
    Thanks for the chance to win the wonderful threads. I am quickly coming to the realization that quality thread is incredibly important!!

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  139. I've never used variegated thread in the past, but I have been thinking of it more and more recently. I just bought a new sewing machine (waiting for it to come in so I can go pick it up!), and I'm pretty excited about it. This would be perfect to try on it!

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  140. I would love a chance to try variegated threads. Thanks for the chance... nydia@nydiakehnlephotography.com

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  141. Thanks for the giveaway. I've never used variegated threads before and would love to try.

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  142. I love variegated thread and am always looking for new ones to try.

    nicole@nicolehannah.ca

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  143. YAY for free thread! love your blog!

    erinkthim@gmail.com

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  144. Those rainbow threads are gorgeous! Thanks for the giveaway! I just had a new cousin born this morning, so I'm hoping I can win and make something for him!

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  145. These threads are so cool! They definitely would bring a special something to any project. Thanks for the opportunity to win some :)

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  146. ohhhh I'd love to try those threads. Variegated is my favourite for quilting. Terrific giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  147. I've used varigated thread once for quilting and LOVED it! I used a purple/pink varigated one on a quilt with Central Park by Kate Spain. Blended beautifully!

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  148. Such a pretty mini - love the wavy quilting.

    I'd love some rainbow thread! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  149. Wow - those rainbow colors are amazing - great job on your quilting!

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  150. I love the quilt! I was admiring the quilting in the little preview photo from the other day.

    Thank you for the chance to win!

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  151. oh it's gorgeous, love the thread colours

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  152. I've used King Tut before, so I'd be interested in trying the poly version! :)

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  153. Haven't used Poly-thread before--but love the varigated idea....gray quilt is lovely Julierose

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  154. I've used Rainbows thread once and loved it so I would love to win these spools. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  155. Since I'm quite new to quilting I didn't even know there was a difference in the thread you use! :/ I'd love a chance to win this thread to see what difference it makes! Thanks for the opportunity! :)

    julie@cut.net
    havingfunquilting.blogspot.com

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  156. i've used variegated thread in the bobbin for the back once before, but that was because i was trying to "hide" it. i love how the thread you used is highlighted and it DOES add a sort of sparkle to the quilt!

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  157. i've never used that brand before, but i'd love to try! kelly.spear@gmail.com

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  158. Have never used Superior Thread but would love to give it a try. Thanks

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  159. I have actually never used a variegated thread before..it looks so pretty on the spool, that's for sure! I'm sure my neices would adore all the colours & sparkly bits in the dolly quilts I make them. THank you for a chance to win some...my LQS doesn't carry this brand.

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  160. I've never tried varigated thread but I've always wanted to!

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  161. Quilt is sweet...the backing fabric is awesome and wonderful quilting. Great thread,too!

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  162. I love your mini quilt!! It looks like the photos are black and white! Love Superior Threads!

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  163. Beautiful threads and beautiful project!

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  164. Thanks for the give away. The rainbow colors are very pretty

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  165. I love variegated threads and use them frequently for machine quilting and on bindings. Love your mini quilt tout sweet. Blessings

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  166. LOVE THIS GRAY QUILT!
    FOLLOW U VIA BLOGLOVIN'!
    THANKS SO FOR SHARING THREADS!

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  167. i love the variegated rainbows thread! sholanda13@gmail.com

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  168. Here is a new experience for me... usually new fabric collections make my heart skip a beat, but this time those variegated threads gave me such a thrill! They are gorgeous! Be still my heart...

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  169. Beautiful colors!! pick me! pick me!! thanks for the chance.

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  170. I have never used this brand of thread but would love to try it. Thanks for the chance!

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  171. i've used variegated cotton threads for quilting and applique and loved it. but i've not used polyesters ... these are so pretty, they do add a nice touch to your mini!

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  172. Never tried this thread but would love to. Thanks!

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  173. The variegated threads look like fun to try out. All this info about King Tut thread is making me go, "Hmmmm" and wondering how long it will be before I get to try it!

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  174. Never used Superior Threads and never used variegated before, so would love to win some. Thanks for the chance. Linda

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  175. I have yet to try this thread. Thanks or the nance to win!

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  176. The thread is so cool, I would love to win it. kathrynnpolfer(at)gmail(dot)com

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  177. Thanks for the giveaway! I love good quality threads as they add so much to my quilting projects. And thanks to this chance to win great thread, someone else will see what a difference it makes.

    spirit.in.stoney@gmail.com

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  178. Cool colorful thread! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  179. how cool! varigated thread is so neat.

    enigmatic_15 at yahoo dot com

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  180. These rainbow threads are too lovely!
    Thank you for hosting this giveaway!
    Best wishes, Barbara
    (naehtante (at) googlemail (dot) com

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  181. Love the thread. What a great way to finish off a project!

    Roger
    rogerd@twinvalley.net

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  182. Love the shimmer this thread gave your wonderful mini quilt.

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  183. Awesome threads! Thank you for the chance!

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  184. those greys make me feel very calm and centered. a feeling that usually is not around with two small children.

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  185. Love your mini...so pretty!!! Thanks for the chance to win!
    ~Terry~

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