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Aurifil Giveaway – Botanics Thread – GIVEAWAY CLOSED

The new Botanics Thread Boxes by Aurifil Threads & Carolyn Friedlander are simply stunning. These threads coordinate effortlessly with the simple and modern Botanics collection by Carolyn Friedlander, and the modern quilt and sewing possibilities are almost endless. Today we are showing off this thread collection and giving some away to FOUR lucky readers!

The Botanics Large Thread Box includes 12 enchanting thread colors to mix and match with your stash of Botanics fabric. From oranges to greens to blues, the entire Botanics collection coordinates beautifully.

Each spool contains 1,422 yards of delicious 50 wt. 100% cotton thread, in the most magical colors.

For a taste of the Botanics Thread Collection without the large commitment, the Botanics Small Thread Box is just what you need.

The Botanics Small Thread Box contains 10 spools of thread filled with 220 yards of 50 wt. 100% cotton thread.

As a little treat, we are giving away two of the Botanics Large Thread Boxes and two of the Botanics Small Thread Boxes. To enter, comment on this post letting us know what you would make with a big stack of Botanics fabric and a matching thread box. All four winners will be chosen on 5/2/14. Entry is open to all, and be sure to leave your email address! Good luck!

UPDATE — Our four winners have been chosen!
The winners of the two Botanics Large Thread Boxes are:

Carol said…
I’ve decided to make a medallion quilt – either the one from Liberty Love or Gypsy Wife from Jen Kingwell. I really like Aurifil thread.

DebrafromMD said…
I recently saw a lovely hexagon quilt at my local quilt store. These colors would be perfect for the pattern.

The winners of the two Botanics Small Thread Boxes are:

The Cozy Pumpkin said…
I would love to make a quilted duffle bag! That fabric with that thread…YUM!!!

Ali said…
I would make a picnic quilt, I don’t have anything to lunch on in the grass!


  1. Oh I would think I had died and gone to sewing heaven. I would make some pillows for my new sewing room so fast your head would spin!!

  2. I have NO idea what I would make but I'm quite sure it would be something 'purty' could it NOT be with that beautiful fabric?!! LOL I LOVE aurifil so when it includes aurifil, it's ALL good!! Thanks!

  3. So far I used Botanics fabrics separately, but if I win matching thread, I would love to make a quilt and finally try free motion quilting.

  4. I'm gonna be honest here… No way that stack and that thread are getting used up together and right away… Both will need some time to be enjoyed in their present form. Then I'd spread them throughout projects from garments for me to baby quilts, and everything in between, wherever there special-ness could best be appreciated!

  5. This collection is very nice; good colors and patterns easy on the eye, but with a mod look. My daughter just moved into her new house, I think I'd make a wall quilt for her, she'd love the hip look.

    Thanks for the chance.
    Debi Horne

  6. I would make Denise Schmidt's Point Me quilt pattern in a generous twin, and then quilt with the aurifil thread–I think these colors would look amazing running across a Kona Snow background!!

  7. I'm starting on the Great Granny Sew Along, and the Aurifil threads would be oh sew nice to go "along" with it!

  8. Thank you for such a great giveaway! Aurifil is my favorite thread, I would make a bed size quilt using Botanics! 🙂

  9. I love Aurifil thread! I would sew a quilt from the book and maybe use a lot of white so the thread in the machine quilting will show up.

  10. Oh my gosh! Are those not the most lovely fabrics?!! And I love that there are wide backing prints as well. 🙂
    Aurifil threads are great. I'm about to start quilting my latest with a lovely shade of grey.
    What would I make? Oh my! I might just sit and stare at them for a while and let them inspire me!

  11. Could see myself making a summer quilt, and a tablerunner to match. Love the thread colors too-Aurifil is the best! Thanks for doing this giveaway!

  12. These colors are just delicious! I would make a quilt for the futon in my expanded sewing room! Thanks for the chance to win!

  13. Oh I don't know! This is a fabulous giveaway! I'm thinking a quilt with lots of lovely fmq on it–gotta show off those threads too, right?! Or maybe a whole cloth quilt with just the threads!

  14. If I were the lucky winner I'd make a quilt for me. Every quilt I've ever made, I've given away. I'd love a tradinational quilt made with a modern flair. It would be great to try Aurifil thread. Thanks so much for the chance to win!

  15. Wow… that's easy. I would make lots and lots of bags, pouches, and totes. I love, love, love both the Aurifil thread and the Botanics fabrics!

  16. After looking closely at the Fabric – I think I would make the 'Button Pattern' from 'Cluck,cluck Sew' I recently bought. It has just the right mix of print and solid Fabric for this Pattern and matching thread…..well, sewing room – here I come!!

  17. Love Aurifil thread and would love to make a churn dash quilt with Botanics. I have seen a pattern with various size churn dashes. This combination would be perfect.

  18. The first thing that popped into my head was a fall leaf quilt, with appliqued leaves…these fabrics and threads would be lovely!

  19. I would make a huge quilt to hang in my hallway! So pretty, thanks for the giveaway.
    cpoot at telus dot net

  20. Such great textures in this fabric line! I'm sure I would use it in the next great sew along! These threads are awesome too… many colours that I haven't seen before!

  21. The whole botanics line is so lovely and these threads are no exception! I think what wouldn't I want to make might be more the question, the fabrics lend themselves so nicely to quilts but also bags and garments.

  22. Love Aurifil and Botanics….I would make a modern appliqué quilt to show off fabric and thread. Pinehavencreations at

  23. I love the look and feel of this line!! I would use it to make something for my brother. It's just manly enough without being too far out of my comfort zone. Thanks for the chance!!

  24. this is an easy question for me, I have a big stack of Botanics line, (just not the thread) I am in the process of designing the quilt, haven't narrowed it down yet though, thanks for the chance

  25. Oh, so many possibilities, but I think I'd try doing the 'block of the month's I saw in Love Patchwork & Quilting magazine.

  26. Well, I already have some Botanics fabric – I haven't quite decided what to make – but it will be lovely when I finish. The coordinated threads would just make it even better.

  27. Ohhhhh… beautiful threads! I'd make some sort of spring quilt and match the quilting with the fabrics. Thanks so very much!

  28. This line is so beautiful. I would make a quilt for my 2 1/2 year old grand daughter. She LOVES fabric! I love how I can share my love for quilting with her. My daughter and daughter-in-laws don't really like quilts so sharing my love with her is awesome. So I would make her another quilt.

  29. not sure what I would use this fine gift for – I like to have the fabrics in hand and ponder about its use. I am sure that bags and blankets would be in their future though.

  30. I would make a quilt with large blocks, to show off the fabulous designs on the fabric. (One of my favorite fabric collections, by the way! And thread to match? That's over the top!)

  31. I love the crossweave print in the line and already used it as background. And the collection is also a great stash builder. I love Autrifil thread it's so wonderful and I think with the colors you could create some great quilt patterns (if only my FMQ skills were this good;-)

  32. I love the colors in this box of Aurifil thread. I could see a summer quilt made with these colors and Botanics just might be a good fabric choice. Thanks for the chance to win.

  33. I have been watching Aurfil videos and dreaming of beautiful thread. I have 10 finished quilt tops to quilt. This giveaway would be the perfect kick start for me. Also, I have 4 new quilt tops that are almost finished. Do you see a pattern here!

  34. Hmmm. The disco quilt is really nice. I have lots of patterns that will work quite nicely with
    Botanics. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

    Jan Sessions at

  35. The colors are stunning in the fabric and the thread. I would definitely make a quilt for my bed. Beautiful! Thanks for the generous giveaway.

  36. I would love to make a throw quilt for our living room, as well as an appliqued pillow. I'm so in love with the line. I have the Park Bench BOM as well. I really can't get enough of this line of fabrics!

  37. Oh my gosh, such pretty threads and fabrics. I would definitely make a quilt!! Thank you for the chance to win.


  38. A Botanics thread box has been on my wish list ever since I heard about them. I have some larger pieces of low volume Botanics set aside as background for a couple of quilts I plan to make and I have some of the prints in the orange color way – they are so pretty!

  39. I think I would make a lap quilt with matching wall hanging for my living room. Great giveaway!

  40. We are expecting our first grandbaby any day now. A little boy named Samuel Matthew. He already has a "baby" quilt but he will need more quilts for every day use. These beautiful threads will be put to good use. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

  41. Thanks for a great giveaway. I am in bag making mode, and have also become rather fond of making cushions lately too.

  42. I love to work hand-stitching into my quilting projects whenever I can, so I would use these to make an EPP quilt. Thanks for the giveaway!

  43. Oh my gosh it would be like 10 Christmases put together! I love the prints~ esp the ones that are on the grid. I would have to make a quilt for my DS because it reminds me of graph paper and it would him too after years of math. Thanks for the dream!

  44. I would make an equilateral triangle quilt alternating the colored prints with the low volume prints. This has been planned for months, maybe now I will have the chance to make it!!

  45. I would make a flying geese wall hanging for my bedroom. The collection is so pretty without being overwhelmingly bright or busy. Thanks for the chance to win!

  46. Oh, how I would love to win this thread and fabric. I'm on fabric restriction:) so it would be a happy day and I would get to work on a new quilt!

  47. I'd like to make a quilt for my bed: bright, but sophisticated. I have a FQ bundle of Botanics, so some thread to use to sew with it would be perfect! Thanks for the chance!

  48. I've decided to make a medallion quilt – either the one from Liberty Love or Gypsy Wife from Jen Kingwell. I really like Aurifil thread.

  49. There's a new baby coming on one side of the family and a wedding on the other – what could be better than making a new quilt for those events!

  50. They'd make a sweet treat, a lap quilt, for my mom who passed on her love of nature to me. Botanics would be perfect!

  51. I would make a lovely quilt with em, designed especially for one of my dear friends. I dare say I may already be in the process of doing just that. Minus the thread.

  52. At ripe young age of 70, I am finally making dream of making quilts a reality-bought new, top of line sewing machine & table, have HUGE number of patterns, have been buying fabrics galore but have NO THREAD AT ALL! Getting this would make it possible to start! Thanks, Sandra

  53. These colors are so so me and would love it to use with my collections of blocks to finish a gorgeous bedspread for my Botanics remodel..

  54. The thread colours are gorgeous and would be perfect for quilting. If I had that stack of fabrics I would make a plus quilt. It has beenon my to do list for a while.

  55. I already have the fabric and I am going to make a bordella quilt with them, I think that is the correct spelling, I saw the pattern and I have it "pinned", but so far that looks good, now I need the thread 😉
    grecomara at gmail dot com

  56. I love the Botanics collection – both fabric and thread! I have the fabric and am planning to begin working – soon I hope – on a quilt in a new Craftsy class I'm taking (Kimberly Einmo's Magical Blocks class). I love Aurifil threads and this collection is on my radar to finish my quilt, so I would love to win this gorgeous collection! Thank you for the opportunity to win!

  57. I have a stack of Botanics that is waiting to become a quilt, but I haven't settled on a pattern yet. My latest pick is Jaybird Quilts' Chopsticks pattern.

  58. I have hoarded a Botanics jelly roll that I picked up before Christmas from you and I'm going to finally break it open for new cushions for the living room, each with a different design. So using these gorgeous threads to quilt them would make them even more special.
    Misspbar at

  59. I would really love to make a quilt for myself. I seem to make them for everyone else! This line of fabric is just beautiful. Thank you for the chance.

  60. I've fallen head over heals for the Red Letter Day quilt pattern by Thimble Blossoms. I think the Botanics color scheme would be perfect, quilted with the lovely matching threads!

  61. Those are fabulous colors. Whatever I'd make it would be bright and cheerful and full of energy. Thanks for opportunity create.

  62. I'm not sure what I would make. But first I would just admire it, pet it and have it on display for a little while! Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

  63. Oh I would love to make the local quilt, I bought the pattern but too late to get any of her architextures line, thanks for a great giveaway chance.

  64. I have three great-nieces and I'm thinking each of them will need a quilt at some point. I would like to make something fairly 'girlie' for each of them with modern floral patchwork designs. I think the Botanica collection would be super nice for those quilts!

    🙂 Linda

  65. How awesome! I would make a quilt for my son who is graduating with a Landscape Architecture degree, I would probably have to throw in a little Architextures as well. Thank you for the chance!

  66. My Granddaughters have told me that they need new quilts, so I would make one for each!

  67. It would be a happy quilt! for a bed, either a twin or queen. I love the fabrics that would read as "white! They would make it so interesting. Aurifil in the happy colors would be fun to use. Planning it out would be such a delight!

  68. Oh my gosh look at all the love here! Oodles of comments! These colors are awesome! Pick me! 😀
    Actually congrats to whoever wins!
    Kathy Aho in MN

  69. After using aurifil to quilt for the first time last week, I think I would use these to quilt some more! It was wonderful to work with!

  70. First I would make a quilt of valor quilt, spread the love of wonderful thread, great fabric to spread the warmth.

  71. What beautiful colors! I'd love to make a new quilt for my bed. Thanks for the chance to sew with botanics collection! :0)

  72. I am needing to make a quilt for our quilt show in October, and I would use the material and thread to make a paper pieced quilt from the Vintage Quilts book.

  73. I absolutely ADORE the Botanics line! I just wish I was in a financial position to buy some right now!

    My son is almost 8, and I've got a second son on the way, these fabrics would be absolutely perfect for stuff for them .. the thread line to match is absolutely gorgeous!

  74. A new lap quilt in fresh spring, modern colours as I don't believe we will ever see spring this year. Thanks so much for sharing

  75. I would make a lap quilt with my Botanics prints which I have been hoarding. I need an excuse to use them instead of stare at them.

  76. I have several quilts planned. I need to complete a baby quilt that is cut out. Two quilts for wedding gifts, two more quilts for each of my daughters and a valor quilt for my father! I have all the fabric and no thread yet. This selection would go PERFECT with all of them. I don't own any Aurifil thread yet and I have heard so many good things about it. I'd love to win some! Thank you for the great giveaway. ????

  77. I would probably mix the fabric in with others in a quilt as many are versatile blenders. The thread woul be used with everything. It is hard to find locally, but since ordering a couple from FQS, I know how well it sews, especially for hand sewing.

  78. I love this thread, and I think it would be such fun to make some really quirky bags!

  79. My best friends daughter just had a baby and I find out a month after the birth thats what happens when you live 3000 miles away and have a busy life and time zones to contend with and friends that don't text, what's with that??I would use them in the plus and x quilt I am planing for the baby they would be perfect!

  80. A friend just became a first time grandpa of identical twin boys. I would make coordinating (not identical) quilts for the babies.

    Sandy A

  81. I would love to make a modern log cabin quilt with these fabrics and the coordinating Aurifil thread would be perfect for quilting it. Thanks for the chance to win!

  82. Our quilt guild donates many quilts to our hospitals' neonatal units – wouldn't these delicious colors be wonderful in baby quilts?? Thanks for the giveaway!

  83. If I won those I would think I had died and gone to heaven! What a beautiful color line!! And they would be perfect for quilting. I have a couple of summer quilt tops that are just itching to be quilted!

  84. I love Aurifil Threads and what a beautiful selection of colours which coordinate so well with the fabric line. I would love to have the chance of winning this to use with my Park Bench BOM which is using the Botanics fabric line. Wow thank you for the chance.

  85. Thanks for the chance to win. I would need to see the fabric first, but it looks like these fabrics would make great pillows or a table runner. I would love to try this thread.

  86. I have had this wild idea to make a mini to hang on my office wall since Architextures came out. Botanics just added to the desiree. My husband and I are commercial general contractors so you can see why I am drawn to these lines. Now, if my job would quit getting in the way of my quilting I might just get that mini done.

  87. Not positive what I would make with this Awesome fabric Bundle & threads…. Think I would like to make a cool quilt for our Son's new Home…or a Throw & Pillows for him.
    (& a Tote for ME! lol)

  88. Beautiful colors!! Was thinking last night how nice it would be to make some flowers on cloth with thread. Seems like this would fit the bill just right. Thanks!

  89. I have only made quilts for everyone else, and never myself! I have just discovered Aurifil thread and am loving it and am in the process of acquiring as much as I can to coordinate with my fabric stash~

  90. A quilt for my niece…most of hers were baby quilts. Now time for a more mature 8 year old…she tells me! Guilt has chosen my project.

  91. I have been hoarding my Botanics HY bundle for some time – just waiting for the perfect project use them for. I'm torn between a Weekender Bag and a throw quilt for myself. Either way, these threads would totally complete the look. Just think of the quilting/top-stitching possibilities!

  92. I would make a quilt– maybe Swoon or a scrappy trip quilt. Thanks for the great giveaway.
    I LOVE Aurifil thread!
    onlybas(at)aol(dot) com

  93. I would definitely make a beautiful quilt. Carolyn Friedlander is my favorite fabric designer. I love her Architextures line and now the Botanics. Can't wait to see what she designs next. Thank y ou for the opportunity to win Aurifil.

  94. I've been wanting to make the KONA Fox Kits quilt which uses a lot of solids/nearly solids and has a lot of quilting. The Botanics would be perfect for this project. Thanks svonfumetti at yahoo dot com

  95. Beautiful collection! I would use it to make a quilt for my dear friend's wedding this summer. Thanks for the chance to win!

  96. Wow it's my husbands 40th on 7th May and probably about time I made him a quilt so I'd use Botanics mixed with some Architexture to make him a plus quilt. thanks for the chance

  97. I'd make a quilt, of course – and it would be sooo cheerful with this line! Thanks for the chance to win!

  98. I love Aurifil thread and all the colours and shades available – I am a complete convert from my previous favourite brand. If I won the fabulous Botanics fabric I would make my granddaughter a summer dress and then make a table runner for our house or a quilt for the family room.

  99. I am a huge fan of Aurifil thread and am a complete convert from my previously favourite brand – I love all the colours and shades and weights available. If I won the Aurifil thread and beautiful Botanics fabrics I would make my granddaughter a summer dress, and a quilted table runner for our house.

  100. I would make a very big quilt for our new bed and I think botanics with matching thread would be the perfect choice 🙂

    Thanks for this generous giveaway (although I think the chances are quite slim it was fun to enter)!

  101. What an awesome prize! I would make a new throw quilt for my couch. I have been wanting to make a triangle quilt, and I think that would be stunning as a triangle quilt.

  102. I really love the Botanics line, it's colorful without flowers – not too girly. With the number of low volume prints I would make my husband a quilt, all HST. Thanks for the give away!

  103. These colors are what my porch needs – so I would make some cushy pillows for the porch swing and chairs. And I would use the threads on many other projects.

  104. I would share this thread with my daughter who is a new quilter. She is working on her very first quilt. I believe quality thread would enable her to enjoy the quilting process even more!

  105. I would make a lap quilt for our local cancer group's annual auction to raise money for cancer research. The collection has wide appeal and would generate much interest and hopefully intense bidding. I love Aurifil thread and keep adding to my colors.

  106. I have many unfinished projects that these threads would work great in. Also anything created by the young talented Carolyn is an asset to my stash of fabric.

  107. I would make a springy quilt of course although dependinding on the size it may be a table topper. Thanks for the opportunity.

  108. Oh my! I would make a picnic quilt and maybe even some pillow cases to match or cushions for my sewing studio, pillows for the patio…the possibilities are endless! Thanks for this fun opportunity to win!

  109. Thse colors are absolutely perfect for a wall hanging for my kitchen. I'm thinking about making a perpetual calendar to hang there.

  110. I would make Terry Atkinson's pattern "Stash Stars" with the Botanics. I love Carolyn's fabrics. They are so organic and understated in the patterns and gorgeous in the colors. Thanks!

  111. Love the fabric and absolutely love Aurifil thread! A spring tote, spring mouse pads, a lap quilt, or beautiful mug rugs! What a delight!

  112. I would have to make a quilt to go in the family room. What beautiful colors. Thank you for a chance at trying Aurifil.

  113. I'd love to have a go at making matching bed quilts for Madam 6 and Miss 4 – as well as some yummy mummy clothes for autumn!

  114. I would definitely make a quilt. I usually use white thread to quilt with. I have tried purple thread to quilt one quilt. The colors look amazing. Thanks for the giveaway.

  115. Would LOVE to win this gorgeous collection of thread! I would then have the perfect excuse for buying a nice stack of Botanics fabric!

  116. My husband is graduating college and has never had a quilt before. I've been secretly hoarding and stashing Botanics fabrics for awhile in hopes of finding "the right pattern" to make his quilt from.

  117. The fabrics would be perfect to use in a pictorial wall quilt I'm making of my grandfathers painting, for my mothers 70th birthday. The Aurifil threads would just complete it.

  118. I would find something to sew. I love Aurifill thread. That is all I use. I would make a beautiful quilt or something beautiful with the fabric. Thanks for the chance to win.

  119. I've been making lots of quilts for others lately. If I won, I'd use the beautiful threads to make some quilts for me.

  120. It would make another beautiful quilted jacket. I have been looking for a new design.

  121. I just started a " Swoon" quilt, and would love to use Aurifil thread on it. I just got some white Aurifil thread so it would be fun to have different colors. I am excited to be using it.

  122. I would make a quilt for my family room. The colors would go so nicely there. I have tried to do more quilting on my own. The beautiful colors of the threads would be so enjoyable to work with!

  123. Aurifil is great thread. I love it. And the colors of Botanics are beautiful. My nephew is getting married this July and I would make them a special quilt. kathleendotlutzatcomcastdotnet

  124. I saw Susan Brubaker Knapp recently and would love to try her thread sketching technique.

  125. I love having threads to match fabric when I embroider. I can not only hide stitches but I can outline and shadowstitch too.

  126. I would love to win the Aurifil thread – it's so beautiful. I would make a quilt out of the Botanics fabric. Thanks for the opportunity.

  127. I would start making my husband a memorial quilt of his time in the service. Mixing these gorgeous fabrics and thread with his Viet Nam memorabilia.

  128. Recently got one of the 16 inch quilting machines and have resurrected an old bright quilt top. These threads are perfect for it as well as several other projects

  129. I won a 2 1/2" pack as I liked the line months ago, and now to win this! wow! my imagination is wild with excitement and I would love to win some again for the second time ever!

  130. I won a 2 1/2" pack as I liked the line months ago, and now to win this! wow! my imagination is wild with excitement and I would love to win some again for the second time ever!

  131. I would love to make some epp pillows and then quilt them all over with these beautiful threads and. Fabric. I love aurifil as it really is fab and I love botanics too

  132. First thing I'd do is make a new beach bag and head to the coast. Then I'd slow down and do some wonderful applique so I could put all that thread to use.

  133. Four winners in one giveaway! Wow! Good luck to all. I would make a table runner. I'm just finishing one up now for my daughter's late birthday gift. They are fun to make. Thanks for the opportunity to win 🙂

  134. I would start (and of course finish) my gotham city top. i don't make many quilts for myself but this is one that has been on the drawing board for some time. Thanks.

  135. Wow I would just love to win! I have just a FEW quilts waiting to be finished. Thanks for the chance to win. Patti

  136. OMG when I seen these colors I flipped as they look just like my garden, full of color & potential to mix 2 colors together. I'm also a hand stitcher & am making a garden quilt so if I win these colors will be in my new quilt, THANK YOU KINDLY.

  137. I'd make a wall quilt or table runner and some pillows. Love the texture of the fabrics and would love to try Aurifil thread!

  138. I have 2 tops I could use that thread for:) I have a finished Science Fair and am working on the Park Bench BOM from ya'l. Both using Botanics fabrics!

  139. I'd make a wall quilt or table runner and some pillows. I love the texture of the fabrics, and would love to try Aurifil thread!!

  140. The next quilt on my list is a floral scrap quilt, watercolor style. This Aurifil thread would quilt that beautifully. Thanks for the chance to win!

  141. I am not really sure what I would make with some Botanics fabric….perhaps a throw quilt or pillows for my husband or sons. Sadly, I haven't tried Aurifil threads yet and really want to. These colors are yummy and right up my alley. Thank you for sharing!

  142. Oh, man, I *have* a stack of Botanics. I'm planning on doing a paper-pieced star quilt with it, and also a penny-patch baby quilt. Having this thread to go with it would make the quilting such a joy!

    knitspinquilt at yahoo dot com

  143. Oh, what a lovely fabric line. A quilt would be beautiful and to have all the thread to match is just heaven. Thank you for the opportunity to win such a great prize.

  144. I am presently making each of my Grand kids a quilt. There is presently 7, and more to come. Thanks for the chance to win some thread to help in this task.

  145. I would use all of that beautiful thread for FMQing a few quilt tops that I already have made.

  146. I would add the Botanical Gardens fabric to my stash for a Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt. The leftovers will make some beautiful "Scrap" quilts. The Aurora thread will definitely be needed.

  147. I have a giant stack of remnant upholstery fabric and men's shirts. Together they make beautiful bags. I always strive to make 'something special' on the inside pockets. The colors in the Aurafil Bontanical collection will truly make the 'special something' on the inside even more fun for me and my friends. Thank you for your generous nature.

  148. I could use the orange thread with my current project which is a quilt for a friend graduating from the University of Illinois. I would love to use those beautiful colors in quilts for two friends who recently lost their husbands — one man was 75 and the other about 30.

  149. Rosemary B here:
    Well, I would love to win this thread because I have never sewn with it.
    I know, that is a sad thought.
    I know that this is good thread and I cannot find it anywhere near I live.
    If I won this thread I would be a very proud owner and use it on all of my projects

  150. Thanks for the chance to win! I am currently making the Aurifil Designer of the Month quilt out of Botanics. I have the first 4 blocks finished, and am looking forward to sewing the rest of them. I love to FMQ with Aurifil and would really enjoy the opportunity to quilt this with the coordinating thread.

  151. My son just moved into a new apartment. I think a quilt from the Botanics fabric line would be a great gift.

  152. I have a little charm pack of Botanics and want to make a modern quilt with a lot of negative space. The thread would be a great chance to flex some FMQ techniques in the open areas.

  153. I would love to make my sister a quilt with the botanics fabric and of course the matching thread would be a bonus.

  154. Bags, pillow covers and quilts are all possibilities from this beautiful line of fabric….. ans lovely thread to go with the fabric….a very generous competition!!!

  155. This is a great giveaway and I love working with the Aurifil thread. I would use the fabrics and thread to make a lovely gift either sewed or quilted. Thanks for the chance to win a wonderful giveaway!

  156. Oh, my! I'd probably just look at the pretty fabrics and thread for a while, just to enjoy them. Then I might try thread painting, since I've been wanting to try it out!

  157. These fabrics would make a fun summer quilt for my friend's 50th birthday. I already love aurifil but do not have these gorgeous bold colors. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  158. I would make something for my grandbabies. they are always "needing" NaNa to make something with them-pillows toys book bags. Oh the possibilities are endless. Thanks for the chance to win some awesome threads!!

  159. Love the thread and fabrics. I would probably make Julie Herman's Night Sky out of it. I love them both and think it would make a great pairing!

  160. I just received a triangle template that I ordered, so I would just love to make a full size triangle quilt with these beautiful threads, and, I'd use each and every one to outline my pretty triangles!

    Thanks so much for the great giveaway!

  161. I would love to have these threads in my stash as I sort of collect threads weather or not I can use them. They are all such pretty colors

  162. All I can say is WoW!! I am starting on some placemats or halloween and Christmas, I am applicating on them. This would be wonderful to have to use on them. These are gifts for my childrem and g-children What a wonderful giveaway.

  163. I have been "collecting" bits and pieces of ribbons, yarns and beads for an art quilt and these color tones are the very same shades for the quilt. These threads would be used in background and foreground and to highlight the flowers.

  164. I have never work with this thread, so I would have a good time trying it out! I totally see using on handbags, modern quilts.

  165. I would make a baby quilt for my new great nephew. These colors are just the ones to stimulate thinking in a young child.

  166. I would make a quilt that would involve applique to show off the threads and also a bag and zipper pouch. 🙂 Thank you!

  167. These colors would just fit so well with some Chance of Flowers by Sandy Gervais! I want to make a table runner and small wall quilt–small enough projects to actually complete more quickly. Thanks for a chance to win some delicious thread!

  168. I'm working on the JayBird BOM that features these fabrics. This would be a wonderful gift to use for the quilting!!
    Thank you for the opportunity to win!

  169. The colors in this Botanics fabric and thread collection are rich yet subtle. Although they would be perfect for almost any room in my home, I would make my daughter a quilt for the apartment she is moving into on May 1st. It is her first apartment and she would LOVE coordinating her room decor around this collection. Thank you for the opportunity to win this beautiful gift.

  170. The Botanics fabric line is wonderful! I would be in 7th Heaven to have a big stack of Botanics fabric and matching Aurifil threads!!! I think I would make a modern Spring quilt and possibly a new table runner as well.

  171. I'm addicted to her Botanics textured fabrics and have used them in four quilts. I'd like to start a granny square quilt with this collection.

  172. I love colour, and I NEED colour, as it is not nearly green enough for me yet! I love Aurifil and with the Botanics, I would make a snazzy colourful bag to take with me to the Farmers' Market, where I was this morning!

  173. Thanks for this wonderful giveaway! I can see in my minds eye a fabulous quilt made of blocks of simple, leafless trees. It's going to be my next project.

  174. The Botanical colors are absolutely luscious–both fabric and thread. I can see a big quilt in those colors on my bed. what a way to celebrate Spring and Summer in all their glory.

  175. This thread would be perfect for my first time scrappy quilt!! I wouldn't have to worry about matching anything. Just start sewing and sewing and sewing with all the beautiful colors and end up with my first time ever MASTERPIECE!!!! Oh this would make a wonderful win!! Thank you Aurifil for this amazing giveaway.

  176. I think I would like to try the thread in an applique project. I like to do machine applique. I have never used Aurifil thread!

  177. What is left of my Botanics fabric is on my cutting table right now. Really need some more AND thread WOW. I made mug rugs, thread catchers, pin cushions and want to make some storage baskets. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

  178. Im working on animprov curves quilt with botanics, this thread would be a welcome addition! Thanks for the chance to win!

  179. Other than "a quilt" I don't really know, although maybe a log cabin quilt would be a good idea. Thanks for the giveaway.
    jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

  180. Two projects on my to do list are a giant vintage star and a triangle quilt. I have been eyeing off this fabric for ages so thanks for the opportunity to win some with matching threads.
    suegribble at gmail dot com

  181. I love this fabric & thread line! I would definitely make a modern quilt, and use the colors to do some free motion quilting.

    Thank you!

  182. I have several projects for this spring and summer planned! Receiving blankets, quilted tablerunner, dresses and rompers for my daughter, and shorts for myself. 🙂

  183. What a wonderful give a way! I would be so excited to win I would probably spend several days just folding and unfolding the Botanics Fabric and loving the Aurifil thread to match.

  184. I have some colorful 5 inch squares already cut (traded some with my quilting friends) to make some "I SPY" quilts for my grandkids and for charity–would love to do this with the addition of the lovely Botanics fabric and Aurfil Thread, which is my fave!

  185. I'm a little behind on graduation, baby & wedding quilts for our family. A stack of Botanicals would help me get started!

  186. What a great giveaway! I would get all those WIPs finished up! I have a few quilt tops, pillows and dresses for the baby!

  187. I would love to have a large bag out of these fabrics. They are so pretty. And I am a recent convert to Aurifil, and I love it.

  188. I would use the FQ bundle to make a quilt with a pattern I have been saving for the perfect fabric and then quilt with perfectly matched thread.

  189. As I looked at those fabrics visions of summers at the little lake I grew up on danced in my head. Maybe I could create my first real modern quilt and capture the essence of the lake and all the joy I experienced growing up there. Doing that with those amazing Aurifil threads would be perfect. Thanks for such a great giveaway!

  190. I will be starting a new quilt next month which uses 'bright' fabrics – solids and prints on a cream background. These threads would work well with my project.

  191. applique, Applique, APPLIQUE… that's all I an envision… especially with one of my favorite hand and machine quilting threads such as Aurifil! Bring it on!!!!

  192. Aurifil thread is simply the best, and the luscious colors in the Botanics collection would be a great addition to my thread collection. I have Aurifil thread in most of the basic colors, but these new colors are wonderful. Think I would really get into machine quilting a project, which is usually not my favorite thing to try. It would be fun to see my quilting show up in these fun colors. Thx.

  193. I have so much fabric in my stash I could use those threads for 3 or 4 quilts…..I'd finally be able to settle on just which quilt I'd love to have for myself.

    email me at

  194. I would love to use this coordinating thread with the Botanics collection. I'm using Botanics with the Sugar Club BOM and the fabric is JUST. DIVINE>

  195. I would love to use this coordinating thread with the Botanics collection. I'm using Botanics with the Sugar Club BOM and the fabric is JUST. DIVINE
    mommajaehn @ gmail (dot) com

  196. I think it would be fun to try some new pillows for my living room, something to brighten things up after such a long dark winter.

  197. I think I would like to make a quilt using the tree of life block. I'm not sure how exactly, but that's the fun. Getting the fabric and thread and block pattern (and then a glass of wine) and just figuring it out!!!

  198. Holy drooling batman! My friend just gave me the Labyrinth pattern, I think I'd attempt it-the colors in the thread and the fabric line would really pop in that quilt.

  199. How lovely! I think I would try something new, probably one of Carolyn's patterns for either a pillow or small quilt 🙂

  200. i love the colors and think the fabric would make a beautiful wall hanging to be shared with anyone coming to my home. I love fabric and quilting. It makes me happy. so whatever I make, I will be happing doing it!

  201. You know, if I had all those delicious threads, it would be fun to great an art quilt out of the Botanics collection. Thread play at its finest! haileybarb at gmail dot com

  202. I am not sure what I would make but I would love to make a modern design quilt top. I have been making traditional projects and think it is time for a change.

  203. How I'd love to win this thread and fabric. The thread is so pretty and makes you happy just looking at it. The quilt pattern is equally as lovely. Hope I get lucky.

  204. I am getting ready to finish some modern baby quilts with thread painting. How timely would winning this be!!!
    Thank you for another generous giveaway.

  205. Some new accent pillows for my oldest granddaughter's new apartment would be wonderful. Both she and I love these colors! Thanks for the giveaway!

  206. Hummm there are so many things that I could make but I think I would make a quilt for my oldest daughter who has been going through a rough time since the lost of her daughter almost 2 years now by the hands of her husband and she is trying to get her son back from the state. It would offer her comfort since I'm not able to be there in person.

    Thank You for the chance to win.

    In Kind Regards,
    Tricia of Mid-Mi.

  207. Some of my quilting friends would not use any other thread to piece because of it's strength and it is thinner so you get more thread on a wound bobbin then other threads! It sounds like a winner to me.

  208. Some of my friends will use nothing else. It would be great to sew with this product in such great colors!

  209. If I had a giant stack of that gorgeous fabric and thread I would make so a quilt… specifically the new wavelength pattern by freshly pieced. AND a washi dress cause I would have to. 😉
    – Katelyn @ Sing While Crafting
    singwhilecrafting at gmail dot com

  210. I love Aurifil thread and so does my sewing machine. I would make some skirts from Sew Serendipity patterns and highlight the thread throughout.
    Thanks for the opportunity!
    Notwendy gmail

  211. These colors are so yummy! I'd love to make a lap quilt with matching pillows from this happy collection of fabrics using these marvelous Aurifil threads! Of course a happy pillowcase for my granddaughter would be an added bonus. Thanks!


    I would love to try coordinating my fabrics and thread, so far just white, grey, beige, and black! Would be exciting as I love love love the colors!, and would love to try som Aurifil threads! Thanks for a wonderful opportunity!
    Joni m

  213. would love to have some of that thread to try – have never used it before! Thanks for the opportunity!

  214. These colors look so luscious I want to eat them! Oddly enough, I would start by collecting fabrics in each hue, prints, solids and batiks, to creat a new (to me) palette of fabrics. Then I'd play. Pieced hexagons? A drift of twister blocks? Many trips around the world? A grandmothers flower garden in tiny, 1/2 inch hexies? Fun fun, fun.

  215. What would I make? I'd start a quilt, I'd make mug rugs, I'd make little hexie flowers, gosh, there's not end to what I'd end up making with the beautiful Botanics fabric and thread. Thanks for the opportunity to win your giveaway.

  216. I'm new at quilting, but I'm ready to try something more challenging. These threads are so inspiring, I would use them on a bright and cheerful quilt for my daughter-in-law to curl up in while my son is deployed this summer.

  217. I would either make a Jelly roll race quilt or use the Disco quilt pattern to make a quilt for my son who just bought a brand new house in Houston. If I decide on the jelly roll race quilt, I would embellish the quilt using the Aurifil threads and some of the fancy stitches that I never use that came with my Bernina.

  218. Gosh these would be perfect for making a snowflake quilt!
    Maybe not bed sized so much as lap sized to snuggle under when the snow visits – and blow me, our weather men are suggesting we may have some next week!
    Its summer here in Uk now too – so snow now, is so UN Cool!!

  219. I am really into quilted pillows right now so I know that's what I's be sewing with all those lovely Aurifil threads! Does it get any prettier? I don't think so! Thx for the chance to win.

  220. I woudl like to make a new quilt for my 80 & 85 yr old parents' bed. Mom has make comforters for all of the grandchildren and greatt grandchildren, but they still havve a very old boughten comforter on their bed. Botanics would be great!

  221. I would use the grays for quilting a wedding quilt for my best friend and the others for my summer quilt I am planning

  222. I would make myself a lap quilt, something modern inspired that would keep me warm on those cool summer evenings out on the deck. Thanks so much for the opportunity to win!

  223. I love the colours of the Botanics line. Thread to match would just be icing on the cake. I would start with a summer lap quilt. Thanks for offering a giveaway.

  224. I have a table topper in mind that these fabrics would be perfect for. The thread would be an added bonus! Thanks for the giveaway

  225. I would admire them for awhile, then use them in some great quilts, maybe some little bags, who knows what else I might be inspired to make! Great colors!

  226. I have so many friends that are pregnant, I would have to make a baby quilt. Thanks for the opportunity. Love the fabrics and threads.

  227. I would immediately start on a quilt for my friend Kim and her husband. Their first anniversary was in February, so it's about time for me to get to work on their wedding gift, don't you think? They deserve something as special as Botanics.

  228. I'm not sure what I would make, but if I won this beautiful collection of thread I would put it in a couple of canning jars & proudly display them in my sewing room. Thanks for your great blog & fun giveaways!!

  229. I would make some new bags for me for the summer. Love Carol's work! The thread would definitely be used for a Botanics lone star quilt I'm working on!

  230. I would use this fabric and threads in a lap quilt and pillows for our living room.
    Thanks for a chance to win this.

  231. I'd love to win this thread!!! I'd use it to sew up some wall quilts, possibly a landscape, maybe a floral. The sky is the limit with this collection!

  232. We went to the beach today, for the first time this year, and realized that we no longer have a beach blanket. I would love to make a new beach quilt with Botanics fabrics and thread!

  233. Those are gorgeous colors! A wall hanging, at the very least, would certainly be at the top of my list. It would brighten up any room!

  234. I would have NO trouble using the Aurafil Thread! It is the only thread I use and quilt almost every day! I currently have about 5 projects going and about 40 UFOs so you can tell it would not be a problem! Thanks for the giveaway

  235. My daughter is adopting and hopefully we will have a baby in the next year so I would love to make a baby quilt with this delicious cotton thread, in the most magical colors!:)

  236. I would have to change my quilting thread from my typical white to one these beautiful colors. Thanks for the chance.

  237. I love these blocks!! They would look fabulous either sized up to make a baby sized quilt or sashed for either a baby or child's quilt. I would love Flower Child in Kate Spain's Daydreams because there is such a large variety of prints and color range. The Robot would look great in Sphere by Zen Chic. The Whale has endless possibilities! Scrappy background with a solid whale or as the background is with different color whales! How about batiks!!

  238. I have some botanics fabrics that are destined for a quilt and other home decor items. How wonderful it would be to win some threads to go with them. Thanks for a wonderful giveaway.

  239. We are expecting a new grandbaby in our family, so I would make a quilt with matching crib sheet, receiving blanket, hooded towel, washcloths, burp cloths and much, much more!

  240. I have no idea what pattern I would use for these beautiful fabrics. I would have to just sit and enjoy them for awhile before I could decide on the project. What beautiful colors.

  241. I'm planning to use my Botanics prints in an art quilt. I'm glad Aurifil put out a Botanics set – I'd love to use those threads to FMQ/embellish the quilt.

  242. I recently purchased a dress that looks like a most modern of quilts. I really would love to replicate it in a quilt to match.

    The thread, oh my oh my. Would I love to have so many luscious colors in my possession. I would have a thread sewing day.

  243. The Botanics would be awesome in the popular Chevron style quilt and quilted in the multi color threads.

  244. I would love to get a couple of things sewn for ME! I need a new clothespin bag and a plastic bag holder! I have several small projects in mind and need to make a couple of gifts for some friends!!

  245. I am a hexi addict, so all of this thread would likely go into that. I haven't ever used the big spools but would love to see if they play nicely with my machine.

    Because I have a fear of being a "no reply commenter" my email is
    m3reyna at gmail dot com

  246. Oh, I love these colors! I would love to use them in a modern quilt for my youngest granddaughter. Right now I am finishing my very first quilt for her older sister – and I'm already thinking about the next one!

  247. This year I am determined to make quilts for all four of my daughters. I have one completed, on in the binding process, and two more to go! I will need some more fabric and thread to get two more quilts done.

  248. I would make my 90 year old grandmother a quilt. She loves fabric but doesn't sew much anymore.
    I'm new to quilting but would love to make a quilt made just for her.

  249. I think these fabrics and threads would help me make, sew and quilt my ocean quilt. Those blues are just right. Not to mention an orange fish.

  250. I LOVE the botanics line! I would definitely make a big cozy quilt. I've been wanting to do one with stars of various sizes and styles.

  251. My bday is Sat and this would be the perfect present to myself :)I love Aurifil SO much, I'm not even ashamed to put that out there. I would make a TON of quilts with it. Especially with the big box. Thanks for the chance!!


  252. Love the colors! I would make a quilt for my new granddaughter. It would be a happy quilt and bring smiles, just as much as Morgan does. Thanks for the opportunity.

  253. I've been wanting to make a sailboat wall quilt. These fabrics and colors would be perfect for it. Thank you for the chance to win!

  254. I would probably make a lap quilt. We are re-doing our floors etc on our main level and these colors would look great!

  255. rhoooo! j'adore les fils Aurifil. Et en plus les coordonner avec la collection de tissus Botanics ce serait vraiment le must !

  256. Newbie quilter and Ive been wanting to make the Swoon quilt and these would be lovely for it. 🙂

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