Sew Thankful Sunday: 04.07.2013

Sew Thankful Sunday at The Crafty Quilter

Welcome to Sew Thankful Sunday!  If you are new to my blog, this is my day to “pay it forward” and share some goodness from others in blog land that I am sew thankful for.

You know how much I love a good BOM!  Karen from Sew Many Ways began a block of the month series in February and it’s not too late to catch up.  The blocks will measure 12 1/2″ unfinished and she is providing lots of pictures so that even the beginning quilter can follow along.

Here is February’s block:

February BOM at Sew Many Ways

And March…

Block of the Month
March BOM at Sew Many Ways

I am sew thankful to Karen for this BOM series and for all of the wonderful content on her blog.  Make sure you check out her sewing room, craft projects, sewing tutorials and linky parties at Sew Many Ways.

The folks at Pellon have some awesome free, downloadable projects to share that range from bags to quilts to home decor.  Visit their projects page and take a look around.

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Plenty of Pockets Duffel from Pellon
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Rainbow Showers Quilt at Pellon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I love a good project, especially one that’s free!  Thank you Pellon!

And from Connecting Threads, another cute and free pattern that is perfect for April: an April Showers Candle Mat pattern!

April Candle Mat Pattern Download
April Candle Mat Pattern at Connecting Threads

I think it’s sew cute and it would make a great mug rug too.  To see all of their free patterns, visit the Free Patterns Page at Connecting Threads!  You’ll be amazed and inspired!

If you have been in the market for a new sewing machine, there was a blog hop last month hosted by The Titled Quilt and Sew at Home Mummy called Meet My Machine.

The Tilted Quilt

I had sew much fun visiting everyone’s blogs and getting to know so many different sewing machines. This has been a valuable resource for many and you can still hop along.  There were many bloggers that wanted to add their thoughts and their sewing machine, so be sure to check out the links at the bottom of The Tilted Quilt’s Meet My Machine Linky Party.

Recently, And Sew We Craft featured my Placemat Tutorial and Travel Pillowcase/Book Bag Tutorial on their website and I am sew thankful for that!

AND Freebies for Crafters featured my Placemat Tutorial on their website – a double thank you!  It makes me so happy to see a link to my blog on two such large networks!  Both of these blogs have sew much inspiration to share!

Placemat Tutorial @ The Crafty Quilter
Placemat Tutorial @ The Crafty Quilter
Travel-size Pillow Case & Book Bag Tutorial
Travel Pillowcase & Book Bag

And a big thank you to Craft Gossip for featuring my Machine Applique Stitches Tutorial on their website.  They share oodles of crafty inspiration at their blog and you can receive regular updates from their newsletter here!

Machine Applique Stitches @ The Crafty Quilter
Machine Applique Stitches @ The Crafty Quilter

 

And don’t forget to check out the last few days of the Craftsy Spring Sale!  It ends Monday night, April 8.  New deals are showing up each day.

Craftsy

I hope you enjoy the rest of your Sunday and thanks for joining me today!

Julie Siggy-1

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About Julie Cefalu

Hello! I'm Julie and I love to quilt, craft, read, garden, hike and spend time with my family.

4 thoughts on “Sew Thankful Sunday: 04.07.2013

  1. Love your blue quilt that has 4 squares that I could put pictures in. Will you please send me the pattern. It is the one that you are demonstrating the adhesive. Just starting quilting and am loving it. Trying to lay out my top of the back and batting. Not to use adhesive yet. I am in a class.

  2. Thank you, Julie! I was hoping that you would write about the BOMs that you participate in! And I love, love, love the info on the sewing machines!!! Quilting is the Bomb…what a wonderful journey.

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