Victoria Findlay Wolfe is a steadfast Aurifil champion and we like to think that the love and respect is mutual. We get a little giddy every time she has a new collection to introduce, each one lovely and unique, but somehow perfectly partnered together. Her latest collection with Marcus Fabrics is Parts Dept, a stunning array of modern batiks. The collection was inspired by the way Victoria builds a quilt. She calls the pieces of the puzzle the ‘Parts Dept’ and each step along the way is, or becomes, a Part. For these batik fabrics, she found inspiration in ordinary building parts — peg board, saw blades, paint brushes, fencing and more.
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“Parts Dept” my new Batik line of fabrics for @marcusfabrics @studio37fabrics these will arrive in my store in a few weeks! The quilt Pattern “Tooth & Nails” will be up at my website sometime Monday! Have a great day!! #quiltmarket #partsdeptfabric #vfwquilts vfwquilts.com
Victoria’s coordinating threads are not only a perfect range to coordinate with Parts Dept, but is also a fantastic collection of modern neutrals.
“I am always running out of good neutral threads. To me a nice blender variegated thread is magic when piecing or Quilting. I love the soft shade and even good BLACK thread for when you need it! The Parts Dept is a little bit rock and roll with a fresh look at Modern Batiks! My Aurifil threads work perfectly!”
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THREAD COLLECTION DETAILS
100% Aurifil Cotton, 12 Large Spools, 50wt (1422yds/spool)
2110 – 3770 – 6722 – 6723 – 2021 – 4651
2615 – 2625 – 2000 – 4670 – 2692 – 4660
To view this info on our website, click here. For purchasing, please contact your local Aurifil Dealer.
Tooth and Nail by Victoria Findlay Wolfe — pattern available here
Ground Floor Quilt in Parts Dept Batiks – kits available here
Star Storm with Parts Dept Batiks – kit available here
VFW QUILTS – NYC STORE
Victoria’s NYC store opened in September 2016 and it is all kinds of amazing! Walls adorned with quilts, stacks of fabric and rows of thread lining the shelves, it’s a must-visit destination on your next trip to New York. Meadow Storm fabrics and threads are available, in addition to a range of Victoria’s other collections.
325 W. 38th St., Suite 811
New York, NY 10018
Modern Quilt Magic — 15 Minutes of Play — Double Wedding Ring Quilts
To enter-to-win the Parts Dept Thread Collection + Victoria’s Modern Quilt Magic, click here to head to the Rafflecopter entry page, or simply click on the image above. You do not have to complete all the options to be entered but the more options you choose, the more entries you have! Entries will be accepted from now through 11:59pm Eastern Time on Saturday, March 24! Winner will be randomly selected and announced here on Monday, March 26. Good luck!
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** Images courtesy of Victoria Findlay Wolfe
I used to use white on white for my neutrals but have branched out to white with a hint of pinks, blues and grays.
I loved reading this blog. Victoria you are a breath of fresh air and your work is inspirational! Looking forward to learning more about your Parts Dept. line:)
I use a variety, but my favourite is still white or cream.
I usually use white or cream, but I love gray and need to use it more often.
I can’t remember the number but it is a khaki with slight greenish hint. 2625?
Dove is my go to neutral Aurifil!
I use shades of gray for my neutrals. Love this collection of thread (and the fabric line). Thank you for the chance to win.
My favorite neutrals are gray, a light dusty gold, black, white and turquoise.
my favorite neutrals are light gray, beige, and aurifil 2205 (a light peachy color).
Really pretty fabrics and threads. I like shades of grays and tan colors for my neutrals. Have a great day!
I like to mix it up when choosing my neutral threads, so I have lots of Aurifil cones in shades of pastels, beige/tan/browns, grays and blacks. I love my options!
My favorite neutral is a medium tan.
My go to neutrals for piecing and FMQ are cream, light gray and light aqua.
White, tans, greys, pastels.
Would love to win the threads….I am a neutral loving girl!
Love the rich colors! I use cream.
Creams and off-whites are my favourite neutrals.
I have a set of neutral threads because it always surprises me which I like best when I spool out the thread over my quilt fabrics. However, the one I use the most is 2600.
I use boring white . . . but I’d love to expand my horizons and learn to use something else!
I love to use a light grey – my favorite, next to cream or off-white! Thank you, perfect color collection, Susan
I love to use white on whites for neutrals!
I enjoy using white on whites. Yet, there are always every color of the rainbow to choose from!
Beautiful quilts and thread collection!
I like using Aurifil 2324 (a pale gold color) and Auriful 2600 (a pale grey) for both piecing and all-over quilting depending on the colors in the quilt top.
I usually use a basic white or ivory for quilting, but would love to venture into other colors…I need to!
Blush, Whites and Auriful 2600 are my favorites. Thanks for sharing!
My favorite is 2600 Dove!! It melts away!!!
Love The Parts Dept fabric line and what would make it even more stunning but her Auriful threads.
THe quilts are beautiful, I lean towards lots of beiges 2324 types!
Since the Japanese quilts exploded upon the scene, my ideas of neutrals have changed considerably. Now I use what goes with the main fabrics I am using.
I like to use tans and beiges and grays for neutrals. Thanks for the chance to win.
I usually use light gray as my neutral color — but sometimes will use cream or beige.
Victoria’s quilts are so appealing and colorful — she has amazing talent for designing.
I almost exclusively piece with grey #2600. I have it in the very large spool for my home machine and the smaller for my class machine. I was introduced to Aurifil early on and never looked back. Love all the different colors to quilt with also.
my go to thread #2600 (pale gray) I’ve used spools & spools of it for piecing & quilting. I also love the variegated threads for quilting.
I have a light gray, a rich brown and some yummy cream that I love!
My go to neutrals are a pale green, a tan, and a dark grey.
My favorite neutral is a light taupe.
gray or a light taupe/tan
My neutral thread for piecing includes creams, tans, and light and dark gray.
Oh, love those neutrals, they make the sparkle bits POP! Would love to use these!
I love these fabrics and threads. The colors are so rich and beautiful!
My favorite go to neutrals are black and tan.
I use off-white and greys as neutrals.
Grey & Whites are my favorites
I love your fabric. My favorite neutrals are lt gray and slightly off-white.
I always make sure I have Aurifil 2600 on hand and recently started using 2123 light yellow as well. Love them both!
Love all of the fabric colors & prints, and the quilt designs! thanks for the giveaway
whites/creams and blacks/greys are my go-to neutrals.
Grays and tans are my favorite neutrals.
I use white, beige or light gray.
I like the thread colors. They would match a lot of my own parts department! Thanks for a chance to win the book and box of thread!
I love my Aurifil colors (!), but my favorite neutrals are (or, have been) Aurifil Dove 2600 and Aurifil Natural White 2021…
But, seeing Victoria’s choices of Aurifil Aluminium 2615 and Aurifil Silver Fox 4670 in her collection, I may have some new favorite neutrals!
Beautiful fabrics, quilts, and Aurifil thread collection!!
On scrap quilts I like a variety of low volume fabrics. On other quilts I like a white on white.
I love mixing up low volume prints for a background. I like them to have some interest though — small designs or little pops of color. Many of the prints from Meadow Storm seem like perfect choices to me. I want to make quilts with lots to look at and discover.
I love to use a variety of black on white prints. Looking forward to Victoria’s new batik line!
Love a good soft tan for piecing and quilting
Greys or low volume whites
I use Chalk #2026 for my neutral color. I haven’t branched out and tried any other but would love to try. Thank you for a chance to win. Love your fabrics and neutrals too
I used to use Natural 2021 but recently discovered Chalk 2026 and bought a large cone and find that it goes with a LOT. Airfoil is the best. I thought I try some other threads recently, but they break or create a lot of lint and Aurifil just never disappoints!!!
I have large cones of 2024 and 2140, so use them mostly for piecing, and occasional quilting. I have spools of 2600, too, which also melts into most colors. The new fabrics look fun, and that box is perfect for so many quilts. Thanks!
I like using a light gray…seems to go with everything 🙂
I like a lot of white on whites but I am starting to really like white-grey. Adds that extra something.
My go to colors for quilting are white and grey. Thanks!
I LOVE that “Neutrals” include colors I do not normally think of!
Lately I have been using greys for my neutrals. I am sure that will change with the new fabrics coming out! 🙂
I use a lot of grey! Dove Grey is pretty perfect. And white! Chalk, Natural, White…all perfect!
I mostly use cream, light gray or medium gray for piecing. Pale yellow works for FMQ. It blends in very well when you don’t want the quilting to stand out.
I like white but any neutral with words printed on it is great.
Ivory is my favorite.
Bright white is my favorite.
Victoria is soooo creative!
I’m in the CONE ZONE with Aurifil 2600…always a spare on hand!!!
Love your new collection. Both the fabric and thread. There is so much that can be done with them.
I love, love, love, the name of this thread collection! I usually use a white or cream.
My favorite color is Dove for anything light colored. I also use a grayish green that blends great with darker fabric.
I like to use grays with a hint of blue, a light tan, and colors that don’t appeal to me on their own, but that blend with many fabrics.
Creams and light grays are my go to colors for piecing and quilting.
Beige or gray are my favorite go-to colors for piecing
My go-to neutrals are a pale gray, black, and variegated orange. For me and my Halloween quilts, orange is a neutral. 🙂 Thanks for the chance to win a great bundle.
I use grey or white for piecing.
I love variegated threads! I must try them for piecing. My favorite piecing neutrals are 6722, 2021, 2311, and 2310. I also use a darker gray or khaki for darker fabrics. Great collection!
I love 2600 grey, 2310 natural, 2021 soft white, 2900 sage, 2370 dark tan, and 2605 the perfect medium grey so much I finally started purchasing the large cones!
Aurifil 2310 it’s a bitt sunny warm to me:)
Aurifil 2600 for my cool colors. Gravitate toward anything warm likes gold, orange so my personal favorite neutral to me is Aurifil 1133. THank you!
I love all the colors in the Parts Dept. collections. The colors are so pretty.
Gray, tan, and pale yellow.
I usually piece with Aurifil 2021 or 2600. I like to quilt with 2600 40 wt & have recently quilted 2 Quilts with 2912 which is a silvery green. Gorgeous!
Light greyis my go to neutral – goes with almost everything!!!
My favorite go-to neutral is light gray. Thanks for the great post about Victoria!