Giveaway: New Thread by Amy Butler & Kaffe Fassett

on Jul 17, 2010 in Sewing | 456 comments

Westminster Fabrics recently announced these fabulous new thread sets. There are 4 different collections. Each set contains 9 spools of 100% cotton Egyptian thread in colors handpicked by Amy Butler and Kaffe Fassett. The set comes in the cute box.

The picture above shows Soul Blossoms by Amy Butler. The colors coordinate with her upcoming collection due in August. The set includes Bluestone, Bright Pear, Carmine, Cinnamon, Cerise Pink, Honeydew, Fern, Grass, and Sea Glass. Truly exquisite and unique hues.

Amy’s second set of colors is called Love. Again, a perfect match to the beautiful and rich colors in her Love fabric collection. This set contains: Cool Water, Tea Leaf, Spearmint, Fresh Lime, Periwinkle, Midnight, Wine, Rosebud, and Melon.

Each spool of thread contains 200 yards of 50 weight Mercerized Giza Cotton. It also states ‘Extra Long Fiber’ on the label.

The above photo is the Stones collection by Kaffe Fasset. The colors include Blue Ridge, Heather, Light Pink, Olivenite, Green Linen, Cream, Forest Green, Aqua and Dark Silver. I’m mentioning these names because they really describe the EXACT color of the thread. They’re also just inspiring to read!

Circus is the other collection by Kaffe. It includes: Deep Violet, Amber, Cinnamon, Lavender Blue, Spark Gold, Brick Rust, Charteuse, Tangerine and Red Rose.

The thread is being released in sets. My understanding is that individual spools will also be available for order in the near future. I’m carrying the 9-spool sets in the shop. I’m still thinking about whether or not to stock the individual spools. I personally buy my thread at my local fabric shop because I like to match directly with the fabric I’m using, like pull the thread out of the spool and lay it across the cloth in natural light kind of matching. I’ve never purchased thread online. I do think it will be very fun to have these sets on hand for small quilting projects and accessory topstitching where just the right color will really make the fabrics pop.

Westminster generously provided two sets for giveaway, Pink Chalk Fabrics is offering the other two. That makes 4 sets up for grabs, one of each collection! edited to add: all of these lovely photos were provided by the manufacturer.

To enter the drawing: leave a comment telling me the best fiction book you’ve read this year. I’m getting ready for a little getaway and I need a good read to take along! I’ll leave the comments open until next Thursday, July 22nd. Good luck. Winners Announced here.

My favorite book is Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri, I loved everything about these short stories. Lahiri’s ability to create such a crystal clear image of place and character made me feel as though I was sitting in a chair in the corner of the room watching the story unfold. And compelling stories they are. Rich with emotion, personal growth, and family relationships. Some joyful, some sad. All very moving.

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