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We all love fabric. The eye-catching color and amazing designs are what suck us in and keep our shelves sagging under the weight of our stash. That’s all well and good, but the unsung hero of your sewing projects is: the thread! Once you finally cut into some of that gorgeous fabric to create your next project, it’s the thread that will be holding all the beauty together. Isn’t that nice of it?! In honor of Aurifil Thread’s 10th anniversary in the USA, Fat Quarter Shop took us on a tour of their huge selection, which is truly one of the very best anywhere. Read on to find out more, and join our eNewsletter list to enter to win a Ten-Spool 10th Anniversary Aurifil Thread Bundle, courtesy of Fat Quarter Shop and Sew4Home. The spools are even packed in an awesome Fat Quarter Shop collectible storage tin

THE GIVEAWAY PORTION OF THIS ARTICLE CLOSED 10/20/17. THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED.

Aurifil’s Italian roots go back to 1957 where they have a foundation in thread for precision machine embroidery. Fast forward to the present day and second generation visionaries, Elena Gregotti and Alex Veronelli. They began to look beyond the company’s established base in embroidery to the world of home sewing in general and quilting in particular. Their research showed quilters knew quality when they saw it and were actively looking for products that could increase both the beauty and the strength of their work. In 2007, Aurifil USA debuted with new packaging, new spool sizes, and a new dedication to appeal to the personal quilting and sewing markets. In 2017, they’re celebrating their 10th Anniversary in the USA as well as a continuing expansion of designer thread collections and new innovations, such as their super-fine 80wt thread.

Fat Quarter Shop carries the full range of Aurifil individual spools as well as a host of thread collections, from simple four-spool bundles all the way up to 45-spool designer thread cases. The FQS team found it all so inspiring, they even built an Aurifil Wall of Color in their video studio to showcase the beauty.

Aurifil offers hundreds of different threads in varying weights and colors. 12wt is the thickest and best for both hand and machine quilting. 40wt is best for machine quilting and all-purpose sewing. 50wt is the most popular weight and is ideal for quilters and piecers. Aurifloss is used for finer hand work, such as hand embroidery and cross stitch. And their 80wt is amazing for hand or machine appliqué; but we’ve even used it for construction and machine embroidery. Check out our Lion’s Head Mini Tote as just one example of how well it performed on a very detailed, custom embroidery design.

Fat Quarter Shop has a paricularly fun, and very exclusive, new Aurifil Thread set: the Limited Edition Aurifil Thread Train Case! This super cute case holds 24 large spools (that’s 1,422 yards each) of their most popular 50wt thread in 24 top selling colors. The spools fit into the Train Case on two removeable plastic trays. Simply lift them out to use any of the gorgeous 24 colors, then pop the trays back in and zip closed for storage. The round case has a definite retro feel, and we love how the top zips fully open for easy access. You are allowed to take the case in your car… in case you’re fresh out of vintage trains in your neck of the woods. 

You’ll also want to check out the FQS Exclusive Aurifil Appliqué Sets, featuring the 80wt thread. Each bundle contains six spools (300 yards each!) of this fine cotton thread in a variety of color groupings. And there are the four-spool Color Packs of the popular 50wt.


Fat Quarter Shop is always coming out with new exclusive collections that make your thread selection easier and more colorful.

Want a fast way to start building your own rainbow wall of thread? Sign up for the FQS Aurifil Thread Club or their Appliqué Thread Club. You’ll receive four new colors every month.

To start you on your way with “Aurifil experimentation,” we love this little quilting tip from Fat Quarter Shop. The Aurifil 12wt is most often targeted for hand quilting, but FQS let us in on a little secret to create the look of hand-quilting with your machine. Put 12wt thread in the top and 40wt thread in the bobbin, loosen the tension, and lengthen the stitch setting. Beautiful!

How to Enter to Win a Ten-Spool Aurifil Thread Box

THE GIVEAWAY PORTION OF THIS ARTICLE CLOSED 10/20/17. THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED.

To keep up-to-date on all our latest Sew4Home projects, tutorials, events, and more, we invite you to sign up for the free eNewsletters we send out each Monday and Friday. You’ll find the sign-up box at the top right of any page on the site.

Simply type your email address into the box and click the blue arrow. If you already get our newsletters, you’re good to go and entered for a chance to win!

We will draw ONE winner at random from everyone who is part of the Sew4Home newsletter list as of midnight PT October 20, 2017. No purchase necessary to enter. Void where prohibited.

NOTE: This Giveaway is open to our US visitors as well as our International visitors.

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Patricia Howe
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Patricia Howe

Thank you so much. The tin

Thank you so much. The tin with 10 beautiful spools of thread came this weekend. What a wonderful surprise. I Love them. Thanks again.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Thank you

Thank you

Michele V
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Michele V

Beautiful colors! 

Beautiful colors! 

ione lima
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ione lima

amazing
amazing

Diane Dierksmeier
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Diane Dierksmeier

This is my go to thread for

This is my go to thread for quilting. I just love these threads.

Allison CB
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Allison CB

Great threads!!!

Great threads!!!

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oxana

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Emily C
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Emily C

Some how I am not allowed to

Some how I am not allowed to subscribe. I used to get the newsletter, but have not seen one in awhile. I tried unsubbing, to resub, but this did not fix the error. ebbtide45 at yahoo dot com

Kathy Davis
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Kathy Davis

I subscribed.  Would love

I subscribed.  Would love some nice thread!

Paula Somers
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Paula Somers

Aurifil Thread is the best,

Aurifil Thread is the best, use them with all of my projects.  Would love to get this group of threads.

Christine Turner
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Christine Turner

Really love the look of this

Really love the look of this thread. 

Diane Broekhuis
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Diane Broekhuis

what a great giveaway! Love

what a great giveaway! Love Aurifil!

Linda Larson
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Linda Larson

love this thread for piecing

love this thread for piecing

Tina Lucera
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Tina Lucera

Beautiful colors!  New things

Beautiful colors!  New things to create!

GranChris
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GranChris

Love the box, didn’t know to

Love the box, didn’t know to use 12 on top and 40 on bottom. Thanks for the sdvice.

MSRK
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MSRK

I love these threads!

I love these threads!

Sandy Dallas
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Sandy Dallas

This thread is my favorite.

This thread is my favorite.  Where I live , I don’t have a close place to buy it.  When I go to a quilt retread, I usually buy several spools.

Nancy Madrick
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Nancy Madrick

Christmas could be early!!

Christmas could be early!!

Sara Gomez
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Sara Gomez

Love the colors. Thanks for

Love the colors. Thanks for the opportunity.

Linda Cole
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Linda Cole

Great little tin for Awesome

Great little tin for Awesome thread …

Linda Col
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Linda Col

Great tin for awesome thread.

Great tin for awesome thread. 

Kathleen Ann
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Kathleen Ann

Great giveaway. I’ve always

Great giveaway. I’ve always wanted to try their embroidery floss. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Carla Hundley
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Carla Hundley

Love the boxes of thread!

Love the boxes of thread!

Carla from Utah 

rosa E
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rosa E

Awesome.Fingers and toes

Awesome.Fingers and toes crossed.

CAS51
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CAS51

Aurifil is the best!  I hope

Aurifil is the best!  I hope I win!!

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