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Giveaway: Win 64 colors of cotton thread from Craftsy!


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Today, we’ve got a fun giveaway from our friends at Craftsy! They’re giving away a set of 64 spools of heavy weight thread (worth about $366). Read on for more info on both the thread and the giveaway.

How to use cotton thread

As a garment sewist, you’re likely familiar with the old standby thread: all-purpose polyester. And you probably own an assortment of it.

But have you ever thought about having a collection of other types of threads for more specific needs?

If you’re a quilter, you might be used to sewing with cotton thread. In the garment sewing world, it’s used less often because poly is stronger and has more stretch, so it’s the thread of choice for seams that get a lot of pull and wear over time.

But cotton thread has plenty of uses! I like to keep some on hand in a heavier weight for several purposes:

  • Machine or hand quilting (I’m not much of a quilter, but I am using it on the quilt I started long ago)
  • Machine embroidery and decorative stitches
  • Applique
  • Buttonholes (I love how they look in a heavier thread)
  • Decorative topstitching

Basically, a heavy cotton thread is a good choice for decorative stitching, and when you have it on hand you find some really cool ways to use it.

Win 64 spools of cotton thread from Craftsy

This month, we’re partnering with Craftsy to give away a 64-spool set of sulky 12 wt cotton thread (that’s the heavier weight, perfect for the uses I described above), which retails for $366!

We kind of forget how expensive thread is when we buy it one or two spools at a time, huh?

To enter, all you need to do is click the link below, and enter your info to sign up. Craftsy will choose a winner at random on July 11 (the winner must be in the US or Canada).

If you already have a Craftsy account, make sure you are signed out, then click the link and sign in again from there to enter.

Click here to visit Craftsy and enter to win!

Note: This giveaway is sponsored by Craftsy. We only partner with companies that we truly believe in and think will be helpful to you guys.

Sarai Mitnick   —   Founder

Sarai started Colette back in 2009. She believes the primary role of a business should be to help people. She loves good books, sewing with wool, her charming cats, working in her garden, and eating salsa.

Comments 6


Nice giveaway, thanks! You don’t have to sign out of your Craftsy account to enter though. I clicked through & it accepted my entry.


Good to know, they must have fixed that. :)


wow looks so fun to play with


Now that is my kind of paintbox! So much fun!

diane beavers

Thank you for the opportunity to win the thread collection.
I’m duly enlightened, as I’ve always been one of those who use “All purpose” thread.
A fellow quilter gave me a few spools of cotton thread and wow it is different, but perfect for button holes, applique as mentioned.

Sherri Egan

Love, love , love. Count me in!

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