Aurifil Thread Boxes: Simply Colorful and a FQS Exclusive Piecing Box

Sunday Stash {01/03/2016}

On Wednesday, December 16th, the Fat Quarter Shop had a 24 hour flash sale on Aurifil. After double checking the prices, I realized that if I purchased the large spool Aurifil thread boxes, each large spool of thread would cost $5.50 (after shipping and taxes).

Aurifil Thread Boxes: Simply Colorful and a FQS Exclusive Piecing Box

Aurifil Thread Boxes: Simply Colorful and a FQS Exclusive Piecing Box

I had just been thinking to myself that I did not have several colors of the rainbow in Aurifil thread (namely: purple), so the V. and Co.’s Simply Colorful box of rainbow delight was the first to go in my shopping cart.

Aurifil Thread Box: V and Co.'s Simply Colorful

Aurifil Thread Box: V and Co.’s Simply Colorful

The Simply Colorful thread box contains (12) 50wt large spools (1,422 yards) of Aurifil thread:

  • 2105 – Champagne
  • 2214 – Golden Honey
  • 5003 – Wine
  • 4030 – Plum
  • 2423 – Baby Pink
  • 2535 – Magenta
  • 2530 – Blossom Pink
  • 2250 – Red
  • 1231 – Spring Green
  • 2835 – Medium Mint
  • 1148 – Light Jade
  • 2783 – Medium Delft Blue

I considered several other thread boxes (Angela Walter’s Drift collection was especially appealing), but ultimately I also opted to get the 12 most popular thread colors that were put together especially for the Fat Quarter Shop.

Aurifil Thread Box: FQS Exclusive Piecing Box

Aurifil Thread Box: FQS Exclusive Piecing Box

It contains:

  • 2605 – Grey
  • 2600 – Dove
  • 2610 – Light Blue Grey
  • 2784 – Dark Navy
  • 2370 – Sandstone
  • 2325 – Linen
  • 2310 – Light Beige
  • 2024 – White
  • 2326 – Sand
  • 2000 – Light Sand
  • 2021 – Natural White
  • 2692 – Black

In closing, these were the first images that I changed my watermark for; don’t forget it is now 2016 if you watermark your images! I had to go back and re-do these when I realized it. :)

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23 thoughts on “Sunday Stash {01/03/2016}

  1. Cindy says:

    You picked up some great colours. I wish I would have taken advantage of that deal.

  2. Little Black Cat Quilting says:

    Thread rainbows are always so pretty! Good find catching those on sale, I’m sure all those color will be put to good use. :)

  3. Jayne Willis says:

    I have wanted kits like these forever!! Then I end up getting just the basic neutral colors! I love seeing these sets…rainbow…beautiful color!

    1. Jayne Willis says:

      I really need to get watermarking my photos…thanks for the reminder!!

  4. You can’t go wrong with $5.50 a spool for Aurifil! (Maybe I should add at watermark to my photos.)

  5. Good Morning Yvonne! The thread colors your chose are very pretty. I hope that you have a fantastic time sewing, quilting and creating with each stitch and every color of thread as you design your way through another year! Have a wonderful creative day!

  6. Renee says:

    These are super pretty, and such a good deal!

  7. Kathie L says:

    i picked up a neutral kit also that day. I had a gift card I had won, so it made the most of the gift.

  8. quiltyhabit says:

    That’s an AMAZING deal! I decided to start buying cones this year (just my three most used colors: sand for piecing and white and dove for quilting), but I would’ve jumped on that too. ;) I bought a kit similar to your second one once and it was perfection.

  9. I love Aurifil, that was a great deal you got!

  10. Having some thread envy over here! Both boxes are great stash builders, not to mention economically smart.

  11. So many beautiful colors! Such a great score.

  12. monkeyneedle says:

    Wow! You found a great deal. Way to go!

  13. The international shipping usually stops me from such deals; however I also recently consolidated my Aurifil spools and realized I had several more than I remembered! so a little more quilting is in order before i indulge methinks.

  14. Tish says:

    Those are amazing thread scores! I love Aurifil so much. I believe I just swooned from all the pretty colors.

  15. Mary says:

    Wow that was a great deal – enjoy stitching with all those colours

  16. NeverJustJennifer says:

    beautiful colors! I got the Carolyn Friedlander box for Christmas!

  17. Okay, Yvonne. Tell me what is is you love about Aurifil. I can see the rainbow loveliness for myself, but whenever I’ve used it I couldn’t quite see what the fuss was about.

  18. I picked up some Aurifil during Craftsy’s Black Friday sales. I chose some blues, greys, black and whites. I opted for a cone of a cream colour too. With the exchange rate and crazy shipping costs, I think it only saved me a little, but it’s been worth it quilting with the Aurifil. It’s so nice not to have my thread break all the time.

  19. Question about the watermarks – what program do you use to do it?

  20. Hilary says:

    Those are some great buys!

  21. Sally says:

    That rainbow box looks so pretty, it seems a shame to break into it!

I really appreciate the time and thought you take to comment, and I look forward to conversing with you. :)