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The Sew Down – 2020 Aurifil Thread Challenge

Earlier this year, we got an idea from a member of our Facebook group that inspired us to do something fun! Sally declared that she would start out the year with a new cone of thread and see how far it takes her. We thought this would be sew fun to try out ourselves and make it into a community challenge!

We invite you to put your thread to the test. Take a new spool or cone, and sew with it from February 1 – March 31, 2020, and see how far your thread goes! We made up a little rhyme to help you get into The Sew Down 2020 Aurifil Challenge.

Swing your bobbin round and round,
It’s time to get your spool unwound.

With miles and miles of seams to sew,
Aurifil thread is good to go!

How many quilt tops can you piece
From just one spool or cone? Let’s see!

We love the high-quality cotton thread made by Aurifil. It seems to go on and on and on…. so our friends at Aurifil have joined in to make this into a fun event, with prizes for participants along the way. The idea is to post photos of your spool before at the beginning and end of the challenge and to see how far it goes. How many hours of sewing fun will you get from just one cone or spool?

If you’re going all-in for a cone of Aurifil thread (that’s a full 6,452 yards!), you will need a cone thread stand for it so that it can sit on your table near the spool pin and feed through your machine. You don’t want it hopping around like a buckin’ bronco! If you don’t want to buy one, you can fashion one from stuff you have around the house, as Laura Coia shows in this video.

If your sewing production is a little lighter go for a spool and you won’t be disappointed!

Kimberly’s starting with this cone of Aurifil Color 2000 on February 1! Will she go through the whole cone in just two months?! We’ll be back after March 31 to show you the results!

Aurifil Thread Sale

To help you gear up, we’re having a sale on all Aurifil Thread. Save 15% off all Aurifil brand thread now through January 31, 2020.Use Coupon code 15SEWDOWN at checkout. Terms: Excludes notions, patterns, sale items, pre-orders, and clubs. Not valid with other offers, one use per customer. Other exclusions may apply. While supplies last.

Participate and Share to Win with #FQSSewDown

Well pardner, you better get to sewin’! Along the way, be sure to share your progress using #FQSsewdown and tag us @fatquartershop and @aurifilthread so we can see and share your work!

We’ll choose four participants at random to receive one of the following prizes – Lori Holt’s Granny Chic Small Aurifil Thread Box or an Aurifil Thread Case with a 50wt Cotton Thread to store 12 large spools.


Congratulations to our Winners!

Updated 4/3/2020 – We chose four winners from Instagram: Judi (@owens.judi), Denise (@denisemarie50), Nancy (@quilting_obsession), and Nancy (@wispfarm).

Happy Quilting!

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  1. What is the fabulous quilt you are standing in front of? I would love to see the whole thing!

  2. I have been trying for 15 mins to apply the 15FQSewDown coupon and it will not work on my thread