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Sew Thankful Sunday, 09.22.2013

Happy Sunday!  I just love this time of year and I have sew much to be thankful for!

Sew Thankful SundayThis is my day to highlight some of the wonderful contributions from other bloggers that I have noticed in the past few weeks.  I’m always open to suggestions, too, because I definitely don’t have the capacity to “see it all”.

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

1.  I recently discovered a free block-of-the-month going on at Bettina Danger called Flow Zone.  There have been nine (12 1/2″) blocks shared and I love the choice of blocks they’ve made so far.  By December, you’ll have twelve blocks to make into a quilt!

flow zone bom
Castle In The Air block made by Bettina Danger for the Flow Zone BOM

2.  If you love a good mystery, you should check out the one going on at Little Bits of This & That.  This one has Autumn written pieced all over it!

This and That Mystery
Mystery Monday Quilt #6 made by Sherri Falls @ Little Bits of This & That

Sherri designs beautiful patterns (This & That Pattern Co.) and you can find them here.  She offers Mystery Monday projects occasionally on her blog (this is now her 6th one) and they are free.  You can see her very first one here.  Thank you, Sherri!

mystery mondays

3.  Moda’s newsletter, The Cutting Table, has been featuring some great sewing/quilting tools and tips this month in honor of National Sewing Month.  Recently, they highlighted one of my favorite rulers, the Fit To Be Quarter 6.5 & Companion by Open Gate Quilts.  You can see the detailed description of everything this ruler set can do here at The Cutting Table. If you’re a perfectionist, you’ll love the results you get for flying geese, square-in-a-square units and more with these rulers.  I’m just sayin’.

Fit to be Quarter
Example of Fit to be Quarter 6.5 & Companion Ruler via The Cutting Table

4.  If you’ve been looking for an easier way to join your binding ends, take a look at Nancy Zieman’s Blog.  Team member Donna Fenske shows you how to use a strip of fusible web to make that last diagonal seam a piece of cake!  This is part of the Sewing With Nancy online video series.

Joining binding tails technique by Donna Fenske @ www.nancyzieman.com/blog

5.  If you’ve been wondering what to do with that jelly roll you have in your stash, then take a look at the FREE Jelly Roll Jam Quilt Pattern at the Fat Quarter Shop.  You can get TWO small quilts out of one jelly roll!  If you’re a visual learner, they  have a video that goes along with the pattern that’s full of tips!

Jelly Roll Jam Quilt Pattern @ The Fat Quarter Shop


6.  You know I love applique, and Erin @ One Piece at a Time shares a video (courtesy of McCall’s) on her technique for making perfect petals.  She also has some beautiful patterns and a free BOM which is called Jingle Belles.  Oh, how I love this one!

jingle belles
Jingle Belles BOM by Erin Russek @ One Piece at a Time

I hope you’ve been inspired, and thank you to all of the blogs featured today!

Enjoy the rest of this first day of Fall!

Julie Siggy-1

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  1. Good Morning!
    I stumbled across your website and subscribed last night. I’ve seen many of your projects as I searched for inspirational ideas and —as I was looking for table runners with 2 1/2 in squares. I saw a table runner that was a 9 patch, borders in solid and i believe the binding was peach. THere was a note to “leave a comment with email address for pdf”. I tried to leave a comment and am not set up for leaving comments. I believe the table runner was from a 2013 post- but it was late and IDR. Can you please email me the PDF? thank you

  2. Love receiving from you the tid bits of things you are doing and places to go to……very informative…thank you so much and I love the autumn mystery quilt….you have inspired me today…got to get busy now….hugs

  3. I love the Autumn mystery quilt. I’m making a few things for gifts and I’m looking for perfect Autumn pieces. Thanks for sharing.

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