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2018 Aurifil Artisan Collection

As I mentioned in early June, I am honored to be a part of the 2018 Aurifil Artisans program. So what does being an Aurifil Artisan mean? Well, it means that I am going to use Aurifil thread and talk about it. Since that’s what I would do anyway, you won’t really notice a change at all.

2018 Artisan Collection

2018 Artisan Collection

Because I am a returning Artisan (I was also in the 2017 Artisan program), I just received my 2018 Artisan Collection. I have already tucked the embroidery floss shown on the top of the case here into a travel kit and will be using it soon!

2018 Artisan Collection

2018 Artisan Collection

And here’s what was included inside the box. I have a big project in mind to use the new Forty3 thread, and I look forward to giving it a good use and telling you all about it. I am also really intrigued by the Lana (wool) 12wt thread, which is the deep red spool second up on the left.

What kind of project would you use the Lana 12wt thread for? I think a new project might need to get dreamed up!

17 thoughts on “2018 Aurifil Artisan Collection

  1. Bring on all the posts about thread 😉 I’m intrigued about the 40/3 – and would love to know how does it compare to the 40wt?

  2. I use 12wt Lana (Madeira brand, but I imagine it’s similar) for top stitching. Large needle, slow speed free-motion – it’s great for decorative stitching and shadow appliqué. I believe it is also great for hand stitching.

  3. aquilterstable says:

    Fun for you! I am so boring and use 50wt 99% of the time. One of these days I’ll explore my options better!

  4. patty says:

    Pretty colors. I look forward to reading about your experiences with the other than 50 wt thread!

  5. I’d probably use the 12wt for some fun Sashiko stitching. I haven’t tried 12wt in my machine. I have to read about Forty3; I’m not familiar with it. Anyway, looks like a fun box!

  6. Beth @ Cooking Up Quilts says:

    How fun! I would probably make a cushion cover, using the 12 wt for some big hand stitching. Kinda like a wholecloth pillow cushion, letting the thread do the talking. I don’t know what Forty3 is, I’ll have to check it out.

  7. Jayne says:

    I was so thrilled to receive my box too! I don’t have a long arm, but believe I can still use the thread in my domestic machine. I’ll certainly give it a try!!

  8. Great threads! I have never tried the Lana wool but am looking forward to.

  9. Brenda Ackerman says:

    Hello Yvonne; These are some pretty threads that you are getting to use and have fun with! With the 12 weight Red thread, I know I would have to stop thinking about it and actually try the big stitch hand quilting on a quilt I would have to make especially for it! Which is a win win all the way around. I always enjoy your sharing your thread talks so I look forward to reading more! Have a fantastic day Yvonne!

  10. Anja Clyke says:

    Have fun playing!

  11. Looking forward to more of your beautiful creations!

  12. Kaja says:

    I have used the Lana for handquilting several times. It works well, though you need to use shorter lengths than with cotton.

  13. s says:

    Just saw Tish’s box of threads, lovely! We got some heavier weight Aurifil in our Island Batik box this time, looking forward but not sure yet, sorry, in what project I will use them!

  14. Helen says:

    Umm I’m a bit unsure as to what the different weights are for . I know I can use the green top and the orange for machine piecing and quilting. And the blue top for hand quilting . I haven’t delved any further

  15. Jasmine @ Quilt Kisses says:

    That is neat. They were smart to choose you again.

  16. Lisa J. says:

    I have never used a 12 weight so I am interested in seeing what you do with yours.

  17. Lisa J. says:

    Hi Yvonne: I have never used 12 weight so I am interested in seeing how you use it.

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