Summer Holiday Aurifil Treasure Hunt

I love finding textile treats as souvenirs whenever I travel. A new pattern, some fat quarters or patchwork tools are easy to fit into my bag & are meaningful reminders of my holidays.

I don’t need to search for Aurifil “souvenirs” when I travel, as I have the full range at my finger tips on our online retail store, but I do like to check out the shops that stock Aurifil and I thought that you might like to do so also.

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If you are not lucky enough to have a good stock of Aurifil in a nearby local quilt shop or, even if you do have easy access to Aurifil, it is always fun to find something new.

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So just for you, the souvenir hunter, I’ve compiled a list of the shops that have added Aurifil display stands to their stores in the past six months.

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Many shops stock Cotton Mako’ 50 so it has been exciting to see that some of these shops below have chosen to stock the Cotton Mako’ 12, 28 or 40 thread ranges for their displays.

Cottage Quiltworks (Warriewood, NSW)

Fairies & Fortunes (Richmond,  NSW)

Jukejema  ( Nowra, NSW)

Picton Patchwork (Picton, NSW)

Pot Pourri Cottage (The Junction, NSW)

Pleasure Sew ( Capalaba, Qld)

Fifi’s Fabricology ( West Burleigh, QLD)

Hettie’s Patch  (Hindmarsh, SA)

Quarter Inch (North Hobart, Tas) the new shop for Hugs n Kisses

Amitie  (Gardenvale, Vic)

Sew Inn (Colac, Vic)

Periwinkle Patchwork ( Warnambool Vic)

Materialise ( Nedlands, WA)

But don’t just use this list, as there are many more shops around Australia & New Zealand stocking Aurifil!

To help map out your summer travels, go to the website to get a complete list of Aurifil stockists in Australia & New Zealand, many of which have had thread displays &/or a great range of colours for a long time.

Happy Treasure Hunting!

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Wishing you a Merry Christmas & Happy  New Year for 2016

 

Tidy those thread tails

A few weeks ago I received the following email from Chris S

“I love to stitch and sew  with Aurifil threads I do have a good collection I do have a concern or maybe an annoyance that is the fact that is unravels when not in use”

This made me realise that it is sometime since I wrote about the clever way that Aurifil has for keeping the spool thread tails tidy.

The small spools have a slot at top & bottom where the threads can be wrapped several times to be anchored into place.

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The large spools only have one removable end / base.

When using the large spool it is helpful to move this base to release the thread to run smoothly.

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Once you have finished stitching, wind the thread back around the spindle & push the base back into place

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Hope this helps keep your thread collection tidy!