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Sew Thankful Sunday, 11.10.2013

Hello friends!  I have so much to share with you today that I am sew thankful for!  This week you’ll find lots of inspiration for holiday sewing.

Sew Thankful SundayI “collect” links throughout the week(s) that I think you’ll like and appreciate.  There’s sew much out there to be thankful for!  So grab a cup of tea or coffee and enjoy…

(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.  Melissa at the Polka Dot Chair has rounded up 25 Thanksgiving sewing projects to get you ready for the holiday!  There’s still time left to make something special for you or someone else.


2.  And since it’s still Fall, check out these cute coasters from Jennifer at Ellison Lane.  This tutorial is part of her Holiday Hostess Series going on right now.  She has some guest posts lined up featuring tutorials perfect for the holidays!

Appliqued Coaster Tutorial @ Ellison Lane

3.  I love this new, free pattern that Wendy at Ivory Spring made for Benartex.  It’s called Movement in Squares and it has that modern look that is so popular right now!

Movement in Squares Quilt by Wendy Sheppard of Ivory Spring for Benartex
Movement In Squares Quilt & Pattern by Wendy Sheppard of Ivory Spring

4.  Here’s a tutorial from Anorina of Samelia’s Mum for a quilt that is bright and whimsical.  This would be perfect for a baby or toddler gift, and to show off a special print in those big squares.

Whirligigs & Pinwheels Quilt Tutorial @ Samelia's Mum

5.  If you’re planning ahead for Christmas, Quilt Story has a Holiday Tutorial Series happening right now.

QSHolidayTutorialSeriesThis cute pillow tutorial by Melissa at My Fabric Relish was the first project featured and I think it’s adorable!

Modern Christmas Pillow

6.  If you want even more gift ideas, check out this round up from Jennie at Craft-O-Maniac.  Lots of great projects for the do-it-yourselfer!

20 handmade gift ideas christmas collagepm

7.  Do you need some decorating inspiration for the holidays that might involve quilts?  Stitch This!, the blog for Martingale Publishers, recently posted Quick Christmas Decorating and it had me ready to turn on the Christmas music!

Decorate for Christmas
High Strung Quilt from “Tis The Season” by Jeanne Large & Shelley Wicks


8.  Deby from So Sew Easy has a Seasonal Sewing Series that started at the beginning of November.  Each week day for the whole month will have a new tutorial from a guest blogger.  Sounds sew easy!

Sewing-series9.  This Zigzag Quilt Tutorial by Teresa of Sewn Up by TeresaDownUnder would be a perfect, quick quilt for the holidays.  I love her easy technique for zig zags and Part 2 of the tutorial shows you how she embellished it with embroidery.

Père-Noël Zigzag Quilt Tutorial from Sewn Up by Teresa Down Under
Père-Noël Zigzag Quilt Tutorial from Sewn Up by Teresa Down Under

10.  To keep everything organized for the holidays or any time, Heidi from Fabric Mutt offers this tutorial for her Constance Organizer.  This would make a great gift too!

TGH Constance Organizer TutorialSo many great ideas from so many friends in the blogging community!  Thank you all for joining me and thank you to all of the blogs featured today!

Julie Siggy-1

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  1. Julie, I’m beginning to enjoy sitting down on a Monday morning and reading your emails and looking at the great projects going on! Thanks for sharing all these fabulous ideas!

  2. Julie,

    You amaze me with your weekly finds. We rarely have the same finds. There sure is a plethora of ideas and patterns available to us. I love the Movement in Squares. Wouldn’t that make a great quilt for anyone and especially for males of any age? One of my best friend’s identical twin daughter’s is having a new baby boy who is going to have some challenges – in February. We don’t know if there is going to be a doctor here in town to do his surgery then or not. The mom is just six weeks younger than my daughter. My daughter had a D&C on July 30 to terminate an unsustainable pregnancy. The babies would have been due about the same time. The three girls went to school together and we all lived about three blocks apart. So, a variation of this just might be in the works for the new guy. And, my daughter’s two boys might get versions of it, too. Of course, while I’m doing it, I might do a version for my son’s son and new daughter. Fat quarters might work well for this quilt. Can you tell I really like it. My daughter is a high school math teacher and I was a math major, so … Thanks for all the great ideas.

  3. Another great Sew Thankful Sunday! I’m going to get a cup of tea, settle into my armchair, ignore the snow and enjoy your links!

  4. Hi Julie, what a lot to investigate! I love the ‘movement in squares’ Quilt and the ‘high strung quilt’ from Tis the Season. Am going to spend my evening looking at all your great links! Thanks and have a great Sunday!

  5. Thank you so much for sharing with your readers about my Seasonal Sewing Series with all the daily projects and prizes. It’s been so much fun so far and still lots of great projects to come. It’s kind of you to help support other sites, thank you.

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