Sew Thankful Sunday, 10.06.2013

I have had a busy week, but I do have some bloggy gems to share with you today that I am sew thankful for!

Sew Thankful Sunday(Remember, you can click on any of the images in this post and it will open up a new tab to the associated link.)

1.  If you’re ever looking for a quick and easy baby gift to sew, Natalia at Piece N Quilt has a “No Bind Receiving Blanket” that is just adorable.  If you have an embroidery machine, you can make yours personalized!

No Bind Receiving Blanket
No Bind Receiving Blanket from Piece N Quilt

2.  Maureen from Maureen Cracknell Handmade has a wonderful Herringbone Quilt Tutorial for all of you “quilt as you go” fans.  This is a great technique and a great way to use up your scraps!

Herringbone tutorial

3.  If you want to learn more about threads for quilting, you must visit Stitched in Color.  Rachel recently did a post on a new thread that she tried and gives you her feedback.  Make sure you read all of the comments to see what everyone else likes or dislikes about thread!

Threads from stitched in color
Thread Discussion @ Stitched in Color

4.  There’s a new format of blogging called the “open forum” and it is really well demonstrated at The Inbox Jaunt.  Once a week, Lori has an “Open Line Friday” and each week she suggests a topic.  Readers can respond by commenting. The most recent topic was on pressing and starch.  Very informative!

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Pressing Ideas @ The Inbox Jaunt

5.  I love to find tips for free motion quilting.  Wendy at Ivory Spring occasionally offers her FMQ expertise in her “Thread Talk” series.  Recently she talked about an easier way to quilt feathers called “pseudo-feathers”.  I’m definitely going to try this!

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Pseudo-feathers by Wendy @ Ivory Spring

6.  One of my all-time favorite free motion quilting teachers/authors is Diane Gaudynski.  Her books are outstanding and occasionally she offers bits of advice and inspiration at her blog, Diane Gaudynski, A New Tradition in Quilting.  Here’s a great example of her amazing quilting from her latest post:

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Feathers and Fillers by Diane Gaudynski

Thanks for joining me today and a big thanks to everyone featured!

Julie Siggy-1

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

3 thoughts on “Sew Thankful Sunday, 10.06.2013

  1. Once again, your Sunday tips are excellent. I never miss them or if I do I go back sometime during the week to check them out. They never fail to offer some great tip or information. Thanks for taking the time to do this for us! I REALLY count on it each week!!
    Gmama Jane

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