Happy 85th Anniversary Jaftex and Giveaway!

Happy 85th Anniversary Jaftex!

Linda Lum DeBono is a fantastic designer and one of Aurifil’s biggest cheerleaders! When she sent out the call for many friends to come celebrate the Jaftex Corp. 85th anniversary, we could not wait to join in on the fun!

Part of the blog hop was the option to showcase the gorgeous fabrics by the fabric houses of Jaftex Corporation in a project of the blogger’s choice.  Henry Glass & Co., Inc.  provided me a rainbow fat quarter bundle with 20 fabrics full of potential!  For my project, I chose to make a Log Cabin cushion cover.  The log cabin is the symbol of home and I could not think of a better block to celebrate a family’s successful 85 years of business!

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For a little Jaftex Corp. company history, the company was founded in the 1930’s when Jacob A. Fortunoff started selling fabric on the streets of New York. At that time, the mainstay of the business was women’s sleepwear and lingerie.

In the 80’s, Jacob’s grandson, Robert, dramatically changed the business of the company.

The business focus was transferred to the over the counter quilt industry when Robert purchased companies like A.E. Nathan, Henry Glass, Stylemaker, Chanteclaire, Fabric Editions/Studioe and more recently The Blank Quilting Corp. Robert is now joined by his two sons, Scott and Greg.  Scott currently is the President of Studioe Fabrics, The Blank Quilting Corp. & A.E. Nathan Co., Inc.  Greg just joined the business in late 2014 and has successfully spearheaded the company’s foray in to precut fabrics among other contributions.

Congratulations Jaftex on the many years of growth and success and to many more years of a great business!


There is still time to visit all of the fabulous guests in the blog hop to share in many inspiring projects and giveaways!
September 1 – Kim Diehl guest posting @ American Patchwork & Quilting
September 2 – Pepper @ Pepper at the Quilt Studio
September 3 – Anjeanette @ Anjeanette Klinder
September 4 – Leanne @ The Whole Country Caboodle
September 5 – Mark @ Mark Lipinski’s Blog
September 6 – Heather @ Heather Kojan Quilts
September 7 – Heather @ Trends and Traditions
September 7 – Martha @ Wagons West Designs
September 8 – Linda @ Linda Lum DeBono
September 9 – Heidi @ Red Letter Quilts
September 10 – Jill @ Jillily Studios
September 10 – Dana @ My Lazy Daisy
September 11 – Penny @ Sew Simple Designs
September 12 – Ida @ Cowtown Quilts
September 13 – Liz and Beth @ Lizzie B Cre8ive
September 14 – Melissa @ Sew Bitter Sweet Designs
September 15 – Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl
September 16 – Amy @ Kati Cupcake
September 16 – Barbara @ QuiltSoup2
September 17 – Erica @ Kitchen Table Quilting
September 18 – Leona @ Leona’s Quilting Adventure
September 19 – Margot @ The Pattern Basket
September 20 – Sylvia @ Flying Parrot Quilts
September 21 – Lorna @ Sew Fresh Quilts
September 22 – Kim @ Aurifil Threads
September 23 – Rebekah @ Don’t Call Me Becky
September 24 – Julie @ The Crafty Quilter
September 25 – Mary Ellen @ Little Quilts
September 25 – Mary Jane @ Holly Hill Designs
September 26 – Daisy @ Ants to Sugar
September 27 – Melissa @ Happy Quilting
September 28 – Janet @ One S1ster
September 29 – Jenny @ Martingale& Co.
September 30 – Teresa @ Third Floor Quilts

In addition to the GRAND PRIZE being offered on the Henry Glass Blog ( get over and enter for your chance to win that FABULOUS prize package!) we are having additional giveaway!

Henry Glass & Co. sent another fat quarter bundle for us to share with you!  Aurifil is adding in SIX large spools of 40wt and 50wt ( three of each) to sweeten the already wonderful prize!  This giveaway is open to all of our international friends and closes on 27 Sept 2015. A random winner will be announced on or about 29 Sept 2015.


Please enter for you chance to WIN the prize by following the instructions on    Rafflecopter 


  1. OMGosh – I’m not exactly sure yet what I’d make, but I know I’d be doing a happy dance and rubbing my face in these luscious fabrics if I win! 😉 Thanks so much for the chance to win this fabulous prize
    Debby E
    samtaylorcjsmimi at yahoo dot com

  2. I don’t know what I would make. I’m sure with this beautiful fabric is sitting in my quilting studio, it will inspire some ideas! Thank you for the chance to win!

  3. This would make a beautiful Stained Glass quilt. Or even an amazing modern Log Cabin quilt! I would love to win and show off the resulting quilt!

  4. The colours are so bright and welcoming. I can see a wall hanging or lap quilt in my future. Thanks so much for sharing

  5. I’ve seen a few quilts along the way of this blog hop that I would probably pick one to make, Aurifil threads will sweeten the pot

  6. The darker fabrics would be great for yhr Project of Doom (Harry Potter) quilts I’m making. The brights would be a beautiful quilt for me! Something with white to make those beautiful colours pop!

  7. I would make one of Sew Fresh Quilts’ projects, either Doggone Cute or her brand new Teddy Bears quilt. Thanks for a chance to win the supplies!

  8. I think those colors call for something modern, with a light gray or ash background fabric. Thank you for the chance to win the fabrics and thread!! Congratulations on 85 years!

  9. I would make a log cabin quilt. I love your cushion! Thank you for the chance to win beautiful fabric and thread.

  10. I love the colour wheel quilts I’ve been seeing lately. This would be the perfect bundle for that. Thanks for the generous giveaway!

  11. Oh my goodness! I could have a blast with the fabric. I have lots of different patterns I want to make and these would make a fabulous quilt. Maybe a curved log cabin…

  12. I make lots of kids quilts so these bright happy colors will fit right in a scrappy quilt. Love Aurifil threads, too. There are so many beautiful colors to choose from. I have to try some of the variegated ones.

  13. I would make a quilt… These colours are so rich and vibrant, any quilt pattern woul look amazing!! Thanks!!

  14. I see a quilt made of half-square triangles, flowing from upper left to lower right in both light to dark and the spectrum. It would be fun! The fabrics look beautiful; I like the tone-on tone, subtle design.

  15. Looking at some of the blog hop ideas, where would I start?? Probably with items to accessorize my granddaughters’ bedrooms. Thanks for sharing and many more years for you Jaftex!

  16. the colors in your cushion cover are gorgeous; i love all these fabrics. thanks for the giveaway.

  17. I need to make a bright and cheery quilt for a little person and these yummy fabrics and threads would be the ticket. Thank you for a chance at the awesome products.

  18. First quilt I ever made was a log cabin (1984). Quilt 4 is destined to be inspired by the same quilt but is a new modern take… Not a log cabin but still strips & inspired by the same pattern. Would love to win the fabric & especially the thread. I cannot believe how much thread I go through!

  19. I’m working on a quilt for my pastor’s 25th anniversary at the church and this bundle would play very nicely. I definitely need that Aurifil for outlining the applique of the church.

  20. I’m getting ready to start a quilt for my sister that lives far too far away from me. I’d love to incoporate this prize in my creation!

  21. I love the wonderful colors. I’m obsessed with quilting so I’m positive these would find their way in to a quilt or 2 or 3!

  22. What a lovely giveaway, which I would love to win! Not sure what I would make, but the fabrics would surely be incorporated into a quilt — to match the pillow like yours. =)

  23. I would have to let this bundle of luscious color ruminate with me for a while. Perhaps it would call for hsts in a quilt.

  24. These colors are beautiful! I would first have to pet and touch them while I decide, but probably a table runner. Maybe reversible!

  25. This would be a good to make baby and animal faced toddler hats and to make quilted bears and other animals with clothes,plus make my twin baby granddaughters tiered dresses and skirts and maybe some little backpacks or some bags seeing I have a huge bag of purse handles,this would be awesome.

  26. What a gorgeous collection, and I love the pillow. My 2 nieces are expecting again, and I need to make some baby quilts. This would be so pretty!

  27. I make quilts for a local charity, mostly kids and teens. So that’s where this would go. Such bright colors would make a child very happy.

  28. I would definitely make a quilt. I have always wanted to make a Tumblers quilt and would probably try one if I won this!! Great giveaway!!

  29. I’d mix these gorgeous fabrics with some from my stash and make a lap quilt or two to give as a Christmas gift. Having Aurifil thread to use would be a wonderful thing.

  30. I would like to make a Christmas wall hanging. These pretty colors would make awesome present blocks on a quilt!

  31. Such a beautiful pillow Kim — loving it! i would love to make a Chevron quilt with this beautiful fabric and thread — wouldn’t the quilting be beautiful with those awesome Aurifil threads ? <3

  32. I would love to make something rainbow–flying geese, I’m thinking, if I could win those beautiful fabrics. I have just recently been able to acquire several spools of neutral Aurifil threads, and I’m totally spoiled and ready to throw away my other threads. Thank you for a chance to win!

  33. I would make a beautiful quilt if I win! Happy 85th!!! I love Aurifil threads and Henry Glass & Co. fabrics!

  34. Happy 85th.
    What a nice looking log cabin pillow. A great use of the fabrics. Thanks for the chance to win. Those fabrics are just my style and would combine nicely into some kind of a wall quilt. And, of course the Aurifil would be put to good use.

  35. Love your Pillow! I would use this fabric to make a Special gift for my Best Friend…not sure of Pattern yet…for Christmas! Thanks for the chance to win! 🙂

  36. I’d love to make a lap quilt or a neck pillow that I could take to treatments. It gets a bit chilly there at times. Thank you for the chance

  37. I ran across a quilt on pinterest from a few years ago, and it gave me some ideas to incorporate into a quilt I want to make. The fabric bundle would be perfect for that quilt.

  38. I’m not sure of the pattern yet, but I know I would make a quilt or two with it. An Irish Chain would be fun with all those pretty colors or maybe a star sampler.

  39. I have two mini quilts that would be perfect made up in these fabrics and quilted with my favorite thread, Aurifil.

  40. For sure I’d make a quilt. What pattern I don’t know maybe one of the ones I’ve seen on this blog hop. There have been some great ones.

  41. I would be making some quilts for my daughters with it. They’ve been asking for a quilt for a while now, and I always seem to give them away instead of keeping them in the family.

  42. Reblogged this on The Beachy Quilter and commented:
    Are you feeling lucky? Do you want to win some great quilting or sewing supplies?
    Well, if you read my last blog, you know I won a very nice gift certificate for a poolside bungalow for the day at Kauai Sheraton Resorts!
    I ended the blog with my own words of wisdom…ready?…ok…
    “You sure won’t win if you don’t enter.”
    So keep scrolling down and enter the Jaftex Giveaway in celebration of their 85th Anniversary!
    Fingers crossed…let me know if you win!!!
    Thanks to Aurifil for the information and letting me share the contest with my readers!!

  43. I love Aurifil and I would make a quilt with the same pattern as your beautiful pillow.
    Thank you for the giveaway!

  44. I’ve been wanting to make a wonky log cabin quit for my dad and this would be part of it. Thanks for the giveaway!

  45. I’d piece a rainbow-colored lap quilt with a cozy flannel backing to keep me warm in the upcoming winter months.

  46. Those colors are so beautiful, it would have to be jewel blocks. Maybe like a church window. I did all the Rafflecopter, but HenryGlassandCo didn’t work, so I used Henry Glass 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway, I love your thread!

  47. I love the bright tone on tone colors and matching threads. It is so hard to pick a pattern without the fabrics in hand for matching a focus fabric to. Just using the fabric bundle with a neutral would work also. Thank you for being in the contest, I have found so many new businesses to shop from, that before I didn’t know about. This is awesome for getting new ideas to try.

  48. I would love to make a quilt with it. Not sure what pattern I would choose yet but it will be fun looking for a good one that will focus on the fabric.

  49. Love these fabrics. Always use aurifil thread. Would make a modern quilt featuring dresden plates in all those rainbow colours.

  50. After I was finished petting and admiring my luscious new fabric & thread, I expect I’d make a colorful modern quilt! Thanks for the wonderful giveaway opportunity.

  51. I would love to make a sampler quilt with these fabrics, using black for the background so the colors pop!

  52. I have a pattern using geometric shapes in solid fabrics and that would be my project for this wonderful bundle!

  53. I’m thrilled and honored to sew for my prospective foster grandchild. So the nursery needs a wall hanging and quilt and the elementary age childs room needs the same. The Aurifil will have plenty of thread remaining, I’m practicing free motion quilting…it will be much appreciated. I might share a spool or two w/my sister and a friend whom introduced me to your fabulous threads!

  54. I have some little quilt patterns that would look lovely in these fabrics. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  55. I have a great granddaughter arriving in mid November so I would be making a quilt and matching outfits for her!

  56. I’m in the process of teaching my granddaughter and my nieces daughter to sew. I think a lesson in the basics of patchwork with these beautiful fat quarters would be ideal.

  57. I’ve seen so many fantastic projects with these fabrics on this blog hop; there is so much inspiration! I’m not sure exactly what I would make, but I am leaning toward something that would show off all the different rich colors. Maybe a simple design, or maybe a block that can be repeated in many different colors, like Hazel the Hedgehog.

  58. Love the bright colors and would do a log cabin quilt for grand daughter, then make pillowcases for cancer kids with all the scraps!

  59. Gorgeous colors in both the fabrics and threads. I’m sure it would be a quilt, or possibly little presents of some type for my grandchildren since Christmas is coming.

  60. Wow, I’d be so inspired by these great colours. Not sure what quilt I would make, but it would be very bright and cheery.

  61. If I won this bundle I’d use it to make one of the quilts featured in this blog and that would be a really hard decision as there are so many really nice ones!! kthurn(at)bektel(dot)com

  62. I think this fabric would end up in many quilts rather than just one! The colors would look great to offset a variety of prints!

  63. That is a gorgeous bundle of fabric and so nice of you to add Aurifill threads! I would love to make a bag or two, maybe even try my hand at a quilt! Thanks for the chance to win!!

  64. I would love to make my first Hexi quilt with this bundle of fabric. My favorite store is Fabric Depot in Portland, Oregon, USA. Thank you for an exciting contest.

  65. I would use it to make a quilt. I am not sure which pattern I would use as I have several on my list that I want to make.

  66. I’ve never used Aurifill threads! I’m really excited to try them, I’d make a quilt of course!!!! 😃

  67. So many quilt patterns I want to try out that I know it would be a quilt. Just which one would be the problem. Thank you for a great giveaway. timewilltell63 at yahoo dot com

  68. What gorgeous colors…..and I love the pillow on the blog page….might make pillows for my family room and a lap throw for my mother in law.

  69. I would make a wall hanging for my daughter’s room – bedding is black and white and these colours would make a great statement with their colours.

  70. Love Aurifil thread and the beautiful colors. Congratulations Jafex for your longevity.
    I have visions of a beautiful quilt made from this give away!

  71. Love the colors, but then, don’t I always. I see a HST lap quilt on a creme background! Thanks, and happy anniversary!

  72. What marvellous colours, almost too beautiful for words. A fantastic modern lap throw so I can enjoy
    these lovely colours to the max. Anne S

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