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Coats & Clark. It's one of the most recognized names in sewing and needlecraft, and deservedly so! They are part of the world's largest textile and thread manufacturing company, with home and industrial products sold in over 150 countries. Whether your passion is sewing or quilting, crochet, knitting, needlework or crafts, your creative endeavors are likely to include products from Coats. We're pleased to have worked with them on a number of projects this year, including the introduction of the Phoomph™ for Fabric bonding sheets, and most recently, the exciting debut of Eclectic Elements by Tim Holtz, the first fabric line under the Coats brand. We welcome Coats today as part of our New Year Celebration. They have three products for you to take a look at and TWO Mystery Grab Bags full of all kinds of Coats products to give away!

It was the dawn of the 1800s when Patrick Clark developed a method of twisting cotton yarns together to produce a thread so strong and smooth it could replace the natural silk used in the looms of the day. Today, Coats world-wide continues to innovate and explore new fibers, fabrics, finishes and their application for both consumer and professional use.


As mentioned above, we had some "Fun with Phoomph™" when it came out this past spring. It's a double-sided, 1mm fabric bonding sheet with permanent adhesive on both sides. Simply peel away the protective covering and place your fabric over the Phoomph™, smoothing it with your hands. There's no heat or ironing needed to create a permanent bond, which makes it perfect for fabric substrates that are not iron-friendly; such as laminate, vinyl, faux leather, velvet and velveteen among others. You can cut the fabric-covered Phoomph™ into what ever shape you desire.

Phoomph™ comes in two textures (Soft and Stiff) and eight colors. In addition to the fun ideas we came up with, the Coats website has more great options. There's even a Free Holiday eBook with 21 fun and easy projects. Sure, Christmas 2013 has come and gone, but there's only 363 days left until the 2014 Holidays!

Cotton Covered® Bold Hand Quilting Thread

Sometimes, nothing can take the place of hand stitching. "Big stitch quilting" is a very popular trend right now that gives a primitive, folk art look to projects. Although it can just as easily be used to produce a very modern flair. 

Cotton Covered® Bold Hand Quilting Thread from Coats is perfect for this technique. It's their heaviest and strongest handwork thread. The glacé finish helps prevent tangles, knots and fraying. It's available on a 175-yard, double-thread-lock spool in 12 popular colors.

We used an embroidery floss to add hand quilting accents to a set of placemats, zippered pouches and a pillow. This thread would have been a wonderful alternative... and actually easier to work with than the twisted strands of embroidery floss.

Dual Duty XP® Paper Piecing Thread

Looking through recent "2014 Sewing Resolutions" from our S4H visitors, a lot of people mentioned wanting to try paper or foundation piecing. This is a type of quilting in which you print the design first on paper. The fabric pieces are then sewn onto the paper and joined to each other in a precise order.

Coats Dual Duty XP® paper piecing thread is made especially for this technique. It's very fine, so it won’t add bulk to the seams, but it's also very strong, so it won’t distort when the paper is torn away.

For more about the many thread options from Coats, take a look at our article: Top Thread Tips from the Experts at Coats & Clark. You can find Coats products at fine in-store and online retailers everywhere.

How to enter to win


To enter to win one of the TWO generous Mystery Grab Bags of Coats Products, sign up for the Sew4Home and/or the Coats Sewing Secrets newsletters. If you already receive our emails, your work here is done. 

To sign up at Sew4Home, enter your email address into the Subscribe to Our Newsletter box near the top right corner of every website page. It looks like this example:

To subscribe to the Coats Sewing Secrets newsletter, go to their Sign Up Page.

We will draw two people at random from everyone who is a mail list member of one or both lists as of midnight PT January 15, 2014. No purchase necessary to enter. Void where prohibited.

We will contact our random winners by email to coordinate shipping.

NOTE: Due to complex contest legal restrictions and customs requirements that differ from country to country, we are currently only able to accept entries from and send prizes to a USA postal address (cannot be a P.O. Box). We know this is a disappointment to some of our loyal visitors outside of the USA, and we appreciate your understanding. Our true focus is on providing the best sewing tutorials, tips and inspiration we can to everyone.

Having trouble? Contact us and we'll try to help. Our support email is info@sew4home.com.



Comments (31)

ksjohnso52 said:
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Love the new color coding for thread. Now I know at a glance what type of thread I'm using.

cori said:
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Love all the project ideas, of course love the thread. Thank you for a chance to win

theeema said:
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Thanks for this amazing giveaway! These products look really wonderful, especially for crafters.

sweet pea said:
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I didn't know that Coats had a great, fun newsletter so I had to sign up.  I already read through several of the archieved issues and picked up loads of great tips and project ideas.  Thanks for providing us with all the most relevant and up-to-date info S4H.

Savmom said:
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I use these products all the time, although haven't tried the phoomph yet, looks fun.

hollyfri said:
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I use coats thread all the time. I didn't know about the bold hand quilting thread. This is going to change how I do things, no more floss for accent stitching. I also want to try phoomph, making the reindeer first. :)

Anonymous said:
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I love this site...so many great projects to try.

g stewart said:
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Just found this site, it's great!  Thanks for the chance to win one of these great gifts!

kittyannart said:
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Oops! I wasn't signed in on an earlier post under Ann Hudson & didn't leave an email, am re-posting. 

Phoomph! certainly looks interesting, can't wait to try it in the new year.  I love the pillow featured in the article - that will go on my 'have to make' list! Thanks for the opportunity Coats & Clark, I've been sewing with you for 50 years!

Ann Hudson said:
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Phoomph! certainly looks interesting, can't wait to try it in the new year.  I love the pillow featured in the article - that will go on my 'have to make' list! Thanks for the opportunity Coats & Clark, I've been sewing with you for 50 years!

Momo said:
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A tip from my sewing machine dealer:  Never sew on anything but acid free paper.  If you do much foundation piecing, tiny bits of paper will get into the race and the acid can etch and ruin your bobbin area.  I can't wait to give Phoomph a real tryout!  I can think of so many cute things to use it for on things for my almost 20 month old granddaughter, and her little brother-to-be come next June! 

vickit said:
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What an awesome giveaway. Thank you. And in reading this article, I REALLY need to check out Coats and Clark threads more the next time I'm at the fabric store. They've come out with new threads which I had no idea about.

cl2clark said:
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So many wonderful and creative ideas!   Love them all.

Diamante said:
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I just can't get enough of this website with all the project ideas and introductions to new products.  Keep the good ideas coming!  

Debz0407 said:
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How do they keep coming up with such cool new products? The Phoomph looks quite amazing!

Peggy Schmoll said:
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I would love to win the phoomph, looks wonderful.  Happy New Year!

EllACee said:
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I love that pillow! Looks like colorblocking, but done with thread; very interesting idea. Thank you for this great contest. I've been on your mailing list for quite some time, though receiving the emails seems to be hit or miss lately. Sometimes they show up and sometimes a few weeks go by before I get another one.

Sewinbear said:
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Phoomph sounds like such a fun product!!! Know my Grangirlie & I will be usin' this often!!  :)

Kathleen Ann said:
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January is my birthday month! What a cool gift to me this would be :o)

Jane Coombs said:
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After two attempts to buy Phoomph at Joann's, I bought it online. I made a grommet for one of the S4H tissue box covers as it was a better match color wise than the plastic grommets. Love Phoomph!

fibaops25 said:
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I'm intrigued by the Phoomph!  I'm going to give it a try even if I don't win!

Mary - Redo 101 said:
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Thanks for this wonderful giveaway offer. Mary

Teaberry said:
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I have a young neice who is very much into DuckTape projects. I wonder, is this Phoomph comparable to that?

Liz Johnson.Editor.Sew4Home said:
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@ Teaberry - Duck Tape is quite different from Phoomph. Phoomph comes in sheets and has dimension and is sticky on both sides. It's more meant to be covered with fabric and cut into shapes whereas Duck Tape is just sticky on one side and is meant to wrap around things.

putznanu69 said:
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I know a comment is not necessary to enter the contest, but that phoomph looks really cool - particularly the red reindeer.

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