Coats & Clark Thread Giveaway!

BoxOfThreadI’ve noticed lately that quilters are talking about how their thread stashes are starting to compete with their fabric stashes. I’ve noticed my own thread collection growing—I love all the new colors, especially the variegated ones. Fortunately thread doesn’t take up nearly as much space as fabric.

We recently received 12 collections of Coats & Clark’s brand new Dual Duty XP® thread! Each collection box includes 50 spools of polyester-wrapped core-spun thread that has a strength and smoothness that works perfectly for all types of sewing, quilting, and crafting. Another great feature: The new trap spool holds the thread neatly and securely. The color assortment in the pack is amazing – it must have taken someone forever to choose 50 colors out of the 360 total colors included in the Dual Duty XP line – and the collection even includes some multi-colored spools! These collection boxes sell for $65 in stores, so getting to give one away to 12 lucky members of our online community is quite a treat indeed!

Here’s some consumer reviews of the new Dual Duty XP line of thread:

yhst-96748182234973_2069_193226212I’ve been meaning to write and tell you how very much I like the new Dual Duty thread and the new spool.  The quality of the thread is better than anything I have ever used – sewing machine or by hand.

-Joan Wilson, Founder, The Fairy Godmothers of Fayetteville

I just wanted to let you I love the new way you your changed your sewing thread spools. Now all I have to do is to pull the thread and the thread comes out.

-Mrs. Ann Brogan, Allentown, PA

Being a professional seamstress for decades, I have been using and recommending the more expensive imported threads.  However, recently, the store for which I am the seamstress and which is the largest fabric store on the West Coast, received your new display with all of your new threads.  I was asked to give your new threads a try.  So I did on some very delicate silk.  I was amazed at how buttery your thread traveled through the fabric.  I was immediately sold. I congratulate you for your most excellent progress with your Dual Duty All Purpose threads.  The colors are wonderful and the texture is superb.  I am happy to say that i am your greatest admirer and consequently, so are the customers who come to me for advice.

-Pauline Lareau, Fabric Depot, Portland, Oregon

For a chance to win a box of thread, post a comment here or on facebook by Tuesday, September 8th, describing the most unusual way that you’ve used thread. We’ll randomly pick winners to be announced later that day. Good Luck!

*Comments will be closed at 9am PST on Tuesday, 9/8/09

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  1. Mary
    Posted September 3, 2009 at 8:21 am | Permalink

    I save the thread bits and pieces and incorporate them in FSL machine embroidery.

  2. jane
    Posted September 3, 2009 at 8:10 am | Permalink

    Hmmm, probably haven’t used thread for anything too unusual. Tooth pulling & dental floss. Thats about it outside of sewing.

  3. Posted September 3, 2009 at 7:38 am | Permalink

    WOW !! Who could not use more thread… I have been quilting since 1990 and it is hard to belive all the thread that you use…. I am always running to the store to get more thread, for the color I need… I also do embroidering… Thanks …. :)

  4. Posted September 3, 2009 at 7:14 am | Permalink

    I have been saving my thread scraps from sewing and embroidery to make a scarf with dissoluble stabilizer. (This is not my idea) You spread your scraps along the sheet of stabilizer and then sandwich another piece and sew on top with various threads in random free motion. The dissolve and a delicate multicolored scarf material that you could embellish as desired.

  5. Posted September 3, 2009 at 7:04 am | Permalink

    Hahaha. This is timely because last week I used thread to attach a yard stick to the bottom of my 1 year old’s pack & play mattress so that he can’t pull it up, fold it over and climb over it :) Sewing makes us oh, so clever, don’t you think??

  6. Sarah S
    Posted September 3, 2009 at 6:45 am | Permalink

    I like to use thread to draw with my free motion foot. Definitely the most fun I’ve had with thread!

  7. Susan Cahill
    Posted September 3, 2009 at 4:01 am | Permalink

    I enjoy using threads, especially varigated to enhance the machine quilting I do on my quilts. I am still a beginner but the more I quilt the more I see threads as part of the process.

  8. Posted September 2, 2009 at 10:33 pm | Permalink

    Really it’s not the most unusual way I’ve used thread, but more the current age of “no mending” when we can have so much fun quilting and crafting. But I have been mending my son’s trousers – you know how they have a pair they want to wear and wear and wear!!! So to keep them going, I have to mend!!!

  9. Nova
    Posted September 2, 2009 at 10:20 pm | Permalink

    Please add me to the hat!

  10. Posted September 2, 2009 at 9:41 pm | Permalink

    Ok I have used thread to floss with. Great give away.

  11. cookiekenney
    Posted September 2, 2009 at 8:12 pm | Permalink

    What beautiful colors to use in any sewing project. I love to stitch a photograph of my loved ones on cloth for a lovely wall hanging. I guess it would be like drawing with thread. The grand kids beam when they see themselves displayed on their wall. Thanks for the nice giveaway.

  12. Posted September 2, 2009 at 8:00 pm | Permalink

    I use thread in 7th grade science…they look at it under the microscope and draw it…it’s very different from what it looks like to the naked eye.

  13. Carol
    Posted September 2, 2009 at 6:01 pm | Permalink

    I’ve used thread to hang Christmas ornaments on the tree. Otherwise, I use thread for the usual purpose, which, in my humble opinion, is a grand purpose!

    I, too, would like to win some wonderful Coats & Clark Thread. It’s great stuff!

  14. Posted September 2, 2009 at 4:50 pm | Permalink

    Hi there! I’d love to win some thread. I scrapbook, and stitch on everything, therefore I need thread in every color. thank you for the chance to win!

  15. Paula Bohan
    Posted September 2, 2009 at 4:07 pm | Permalink

    One can never have too much thread! And such pretty colours!

    Thank you for the giveaway!

  16. Posted September 2, 2009 at 1:51 pm | Permalink

    I would like to win the threats. I only use threats in the normal way. I hope this is no mistakes in your eys and I also can win the prize.

    Greeting Guilitta

  17. Posted September 2, 2009 at 11:38 am | Permalink

    Wow, fantastic prize! I’ve dabbled in using my thread scraps as ‘fabric’ – basically taking thread snips, bits, pieces and sandwiching them inbetween organza and stitching over them to make stay in place. It makes a really interesting embellishment when added to the bottom of a top.

  18. Mary
    Posted September 2, 2009 at 10:51 am | Permalink

    Unusual way of using thread…first thing that pops in my mind was the first time I left Bay Area, CA to visit my DH’s family farm in Ky. You see…I’d never been to a farm before…I was a city gal! Anyway, on the farm there were these huge bugs they called, “June Bugs.” First off, have to tell you that they loved having a city gal on the farm (there are plenty of stories). They had me run in for a spool of Aunt Garnets thread….they then taught me to tie the thread to one of the bug’s legs and hold the other end of the string! Well, needless to say the June bug took off flying sporatically every which way as I held the thread dodging this bug! They sure had a good laugh that day at my expense!

  19. Posted September 2, 2009 at 9:47 am | Permalink

    Great giveaway! I’d love to win the thread!

  20. Carol
    Posted September 2, 2009 at 9:38 am | Permalink

    I used it to string birdseed balls to our trees!

  21. Posted September 2, 2009 at 8:39 am | Permalink

    There’s going to be LOTS of comments this week, I’m sure! Since I only use Coats and Clark thread for mending clothing items, I’m kind of curious about what is “new” about the thread aside from the way it wraps around the spool for storage. So far I’ve never used it in my quilts…for piecing or quilting.
    Anyway, to answer this weeks question, I guess my most unusual use of thread is something I recently heard about. Making thread bowls. You use heavyweight wash-a-way stabilizer and scribble all sorts of colors and styles of threads sewing with the feed dogs down. Make it as dense and you want and then gradually washaway the stabilizer shaping it as you go.

  22. Renee G
    Posted September 2, 2009 at 7:40 am | Permalink

    This looks like a great assortment.
    I guess the only thing I can think of for odd uses of thread is to make a toy out of string and button. It’s quite simple, and I remember making the button spin and hum as a child.


  23. Paula Antes
    Posted September 2, 2009 at 6:52 am | Permalink

    I would love the opportunity to win this wonderful prize!

    while not unusual for the thread….I have made several kitty toys from the spools :) couple of bells and elastic through the middle and wa-la…..instant kitty toy!

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