Tuesday, April 12, 2011

WonderFil....Lots and Lots of WonderFil in Cincinnati

So much WonderFil in fact that I had a difficult time choosing.  I wanted to say, I'll take 10 of everything but that's not such a good inventory strategy. 
I had to come back to get the rest of the photos because there were so many people in the WonderfFil Booth in Cincinnati.  Every since Pastsy Thompson introduced me to InvisiFil I can't seem to keep it in stock. 
The samples hanging in the WonderFil booth really showed off the many uses of the variety of threads they carry.
Just look at the detail of the thread on this rooster.  Even the chicken wire is thread.
I wish I had taken more close ups of this sample...it was really neat.  The feathers below is Machine Embroidery using WonderFil  Metallic threads.

I loved this green feather and the multi-color one below.  I'm not this good at thread painting so I guess if I were to use Machine Embroidery on some of my things....I could appear to be faking it a little anyway :)



This may have been my favorite sample.




Vikki Pignatelli was in the WonderFil booth and I was so happy to meet her.  Crazy About Curves is Vikki's new DVD and she was promoting it during the festival.  If you are not familiar with Vikki's work, click on the links and check out her fantastic work.  Vickki made the lilly pad wall hanging on the wall behind her.  It is a great curvy piece and in her DVD she teaches her basic curves technbique.  My friend, Lois, bought the DVD so I got to enjoy it on Saturday night. 

You can't see that these boxes are stacked on top of one another.....I purchased all this thread for my  inventory.  The InvisiFil thread is 100 wt and I have used it for machine quilting, piecing (perfect for low bulk in seams), hand applique and machine applique.  Five new collections were introduced in Cincinnati .... you know I jumped at the opportunity to stock up too.  The new collections include: Luscious and Lovely, Bold n' Brights, Deepest Delectable Darks, Must Have Mediums and Tones That Meld.

I'm curious to know what WonderFil threads you have worked with.  Leave a comment on this post telling me about your experience.  I think it is a WonderFil idea to do a giveaway so leave a comment and you might be the lucky winner of some WonderFil thread on Friday, April 15th.

Smiles,
Kelly

59 comments:

  1. Love all the display samples, showing off the thread and those feathers are gorgeous. Would love to try making those.

    Debbie

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  2. I haven't tried WonderFil threads yet, but I've read so much about them I'd love to try! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  3. OH OH OH PIck me pick me - :) I was introduced to Wonderfil thread a few years ago by a quilt artist who at that time had a shop in Castle Rock Colorado. I purchased three sets of rayon wonderfil for thread painting. I didn't realize they manufactured other types of thread. I am going back now to check it out. Bernie

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  4. I wish I could have gone to the SHOW!
    I have some of the #100 wt... which I forgot I had, but put it with the Bottom Line... and will give it a try soon. I also have several of the metalics and love how well they behave in the machine.

    I'd love to win one of the new collections!!!

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  5. Do you think they will have a display in Paducah? I'm not familiar enough with this line to have any great ideas. But it looks like it would be beautiful for thread painting.

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  6. I was lucky enough to meet Vikki Pignatelli and attend a lecture, what a talented and vivacious woman! I'd love to try some WonderFil thread but how could I ever decide?! :-)

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  7. I've not tried WonderFil threads, but I'd like to try. Thanks for the chance!

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  8. I have not tried the WonderFil thread but sure would like to! The samples were just wonderful!

    Rosemary

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  9. I have never used WonderFil threads but I sure would like to try them. I went to the Cincinnati show but I missed that booth -- there was so much to see and I only had one day. Next time I'll plan for a longer trip! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  10. I haven't used Wonder Fil threads but would love to try them. Thanks for a chance in the giveaway.

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  11. I am ashamed to admit I have never used WonderFil. But I just got a little droop on my laptop thinking about it! LOL! Thanks for the chance!

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  12. I've not tried this brand of thread yet - in fact. Would love to win your giveaway. Thanks for the chance. :)

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  13. Never used it... what is the advantage of 100 weight thread? Does it even show?

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  14. I haven't used this thread yet, but we be happy to try.....smile.

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  15. I'm another of those who have never used WonderFil threads and would love to have an excuse to play with it! Thank you for the giveaway!
    www.lifeinapinkbunnysuit.com

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  16. Thanks for the review of WonderFil thread. I would like to try before buy. I've read P.Thompson's posts about WonderFil too. Please enter me into the drawing. In May, will have my first class for our new sewing machine so would be good time to try this thread and get tips on tension, etc..

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  17. Hey Kelly! I haven't tried the Wonderfil but it sure looks great from the photos!

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  18. The pictures are wonderful - the rooster outstanding! I have not used these threads but would love to try some.
    lovely colors!

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  19. WonderFil thread is news to me. I'd love to give it a try. Thanks for the opportunity to win some!

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  20. I have a small collection. My fav so far is Invisifil. So great for piecing. My Pfaff just loves it!

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  21. I was at Cincinatti too--and bought some invisfil to try- can't wait!
    Connie

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  22. I love that rooster!! Maybe this thread will help me with my FMQ because currently it s**s...stinks that is LOL

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  23. I have worked with them, they support the Canadian Juried Show, and it is lovely.

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  24. I've never owned a spool of Wonderfil, but have read about it before. Winning would be a good opportunity to try it!

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  25. I admit I've never used WonderFil - but if it makes me quilt like those samples (wink)then sign me up! I would love a chance to give this product a try! Thanks!

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  26. Like so many others, I have not yet tried the Wonderfil thread, but in your shop it looks wonderful - absolutely gorgeous colors! I can't believe the things they can coax it into doing....I'm just happy if it will work in my machine and not cause it to pout (or worse)! I'd sure love to have the opportunity to try it!
    Jacque in SC
    quiltnsrep(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  27. I haven't tried WonderFil thread yet but would love to! I read Patsy's blog and have heard about it and it sounds great. Love the photo of all the thread you bought.

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  28. Those samples are wonderful! So intricate and colorful - wow! I haven't had the privilege of working with this thread but you are definitely inspiring me. Thanks for sharing.

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  29. I wish I could have seen these in person! The pics are gorgeous but make me want to touch, lol. I've never tried this thread, it looks lovely!

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  30. I don't know how you could control yourself and not buy more. The colors are all so beautiful, like thread candy. It must have been a great show. I've never heard of or used Wonderfil Threads but I would love to try them if I had the chance. Thank you for the generous giveaway;>

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  31. I have never used Wonderfil, but I can tell that once I do, I'll become a "thread person", in addition to a "fabric person". Danger!

    wordygirl at earthlink dot net

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  32. I wish I could have gone to see the wonderful quilts and vendors with everyone this weekend. I love wonderFil thread. I have made extra little standalone leaves for a 3D quilt using the Wonderfil and it was wonderful!

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  33. I have not tried WonderFil threads before. Maybe I'll win the giveaway! ;)

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  34. I haven't tried them, but I would love to give it a shot!

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  35. Have never tried it myself but heard about InvisaFil this last winter during a program by Karen McTavish so have it on my list to look for in Paducah in a couple of weeks. Would be great to win some to try too.

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  36. I've never tried Wonderfil, though I have heard good things about them. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  37. So far the only one I've used is Deco Bob which I really like for machine quilting. I've been hearing so much lately about Invisifil that I would really LOVE to have some to try. I do already have some Bottom Line and So Fine, but I would like to give WonderFil's products a good comparative try.
    thanks!

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  38. I love this thread and would love to win some.. Please pick my name.

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  39. I've never tried WonderFil, but would love to try them...thanks for the chance!

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  40. Edita Sitar introduced me to WonderFil 'invisible' thread and I love it. No problems with it in FMQ. I was in Cincinnati, but must not be as observant as you because some of these pictures are new to me so thanks for that. Joan J

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  41. Hi Kelly,

    Thanks for the pictures. I love Wonderfil, especially their invisible thread.

    Joan J

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  42. I have never worked with this thread. Would love to try them, they look wonderful. Used to do this kind of machine embroidery in "the olden days" when I was making clothes for my girls who are 47 and 50 now, lol.

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  43. The colors look yummy, and love the look of those feathers. I've never tried WonderFil and would love the chance to win some. Thanks, Kelly.

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  44. Well, ok, add my name to the loooong list of those who have never heard of WonderFil threads! How could that be, you must be wondering? I dunno, I've only been doing this embroidery thing for 14 years now....and learning on my own, with no one to guide the way...until YOU came along that is! Oh, Mr. Random, please pick me for the winner and let me see for myself just how WonderFil these threads are! And thank you Kelly, for the information and the giveaway, AND the pics! Love that rooster and the lily pad!!

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  45. "Thread painting" is an art I haven't heard of before. How beautiful. Thanks so much for opening my eyes to more beauty found in the sewing world. I can't imagine being there and seeing the detail of all those beautiful pieces. Jealous!

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  46. I've used the wonderful Invisifil and LOVE it. I've got the cream color and it just blends right into an unbleached muslin kind of fabric. I LOVE it for FMQing... can't say enough good. NO MORE invisible thread work for me, it's Invisifil all the way!

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  47. I don't know if my comment took. lol But I tried to say I LOVE love love invisifil. It's my thread of choice now when I want to do machine quilting and have it sink right into the background. I'm hoping to pick up LOTS more next show I go to. I currently have the off white and love it.

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  48. I've never tried Wonderfil, but I'm fascinated after seeing that wall hanging of the lily pond. Is that thread painting or thread over applique? It's gorgeous.

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  49. I haven't used WonderFil thread yet, but I love what I have seen. I'd love to try some of the thread.

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  50. I have never used them yet, but I would if I won! Thanks for the chance, Kelly!

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  51. I've never tried this thread, but would be interested in trying it. Thanks for the chance to win some.

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  52. I guess I am behind the times. I have not tried WonderFil thread, but it looks amazing. I hope I win and get to try it!

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  53. I have never used QonderFil threads - and I am a thread lover. I would be thrilled to give these a work-out.

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  54. I've never used this thread, but would certainly be more than willing to give it a try!

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  55. Trying new threads is so much fun for me and those metallics look so luscious. Thanks for look at the booth, since I wasn't able to be there!

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  56. I just recently got my embrodery machine and have been trying different threads. I'm not take good yet. I want to make those feathers - they're awesome.
    http://averagequilter.blogspot.com/

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  57. I have actually never used or even ever hear of WonderFil thread. I've never tried any metallics or sorts and I have always wanted to. Thanks for sharing the pictures - true works of art!

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  58. i have some 138 soft gold invisafil. i am using it to machine quilt my di ford mountmellick quilt. it is fabulous. i have texture without quilting thread lines, these do not distract but only enhance the applique and piecing.

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