Sew Thankful Sunday, 11.17.2013

Welcome to Sew Thankful Sunday, my day to share some fabulous new blogs, tutorials, or recipes that I am sew thankful for!

Sew Thankful SundayToday I have 10 items to share with you.  (Remember you can click on any image in this post and it will open up a new tab to the associated link.)

1.  Don’t throw away your empty spools – Karen from Sew Many Ways shares this adorable garland made out of recycled spools.  How clever is that?

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Recycled Spool of Thread Garland @ Sew Many Ways

2.  I love this Boxy Christmas Tree Skirt Tutorial from Natalia at Piece N Quilt.  It has that Dr. Seuss quality that is so nostalgic (for me anyways).  You will also learn how easy it is to turn any pieced square into a tree skirt.

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3.  If you’re looking for a simple and quick tablet sleeve to make, then check out Kelly’s tutorial at My Quilt Infatuation.  It makes a perfect gift for the holidays too!

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Tablet Sleeve Tutorial @ My Quilt Infatuation

4.  If you have some 5″ squares in fall colors (or a charm pack), you might want to turn them into this Charming and Thankful Table Quilt by Amanda from Jedi Craft Girl.  She’s sharing her tutorial at the Therm O Web Blog!


5.  It is fast becoming the season of Christmas trees.  Connie from Free Motion by the River has a tutorial for a pieced Christmas tree that you can turn into a table runner or a mug rug.

Christmas Tree Tutorial @ Free Motion by the River

6.  I just found this wonderful quilt tutorial by Lindsey of Inspiring Creations.  She used a pack of charm squares and came up with this 4-Patch Slice Quilt.  I think it’s a brilliant way to use up those 5″ squares!

Four patch slice quilt Tutorial

7.  I’m always looking for information and inspiration for free motion quilting (FMQ).  Kati at From The Blue Chair recently shared a great post on FMQ along with great pictures and links to other sources.

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Free Motion Quilting by Kati @ From The Blue Chair

8.  If you want to learn applique or just get some tips, check out this quilt along presented by McCall’s Quilt University.  You’ll learn hand and machine techniques for making this lovely wall hanging or go small with a needle case project.

Fancy Flowers Quilt along @ McCall's Quilting

9.  Have you heard of distressed fabrics?  You can double the value of your stash by learning this technique from Amanda Jean at Crazy Mom Quilts.  She shows you how she bleaches her fabric to give you a lighter (distressed) value.

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Distressed Fabric Technique @ Crazy Mom Quilts

10.  It is definitely the season to be thankful.  I love this Thankful Tree idea from Megan at Honey We’re Home!  What a lovely way to share what you’re thankful for.  My tree would be full of gratitude!

Honey We're Home Thankful Tree.195Thanks again for joining me today with thanks and gratitude to all of the blogs featured!

Julie Siggy-1

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  1. I totally go looking for this list every Sunday! So keep em coming:) Great picks Julie. I so want that garland. I attempted to make garland from yoyo’s….turned into going across the mantle only:)

  2. You’ve done it again….another great group of blog choices with projects of all types & level of difficulty. I plan to use the Thankful tree idea for our big family weekend full of festivities & especially for my 5 grandpeeps. Great idea. That yellow/gray quilt makes me want to start another quilt. I keep putting off using that color pallet & I love it. Thanks for rounding up some great sites for us to take a peek. If I have your permission, I would like to share your Sunday blogs and link it to your blog of course. I want my followers to discover you if they have not already. A lot of newbie quilters need some help in recognizing the talented quilt bloggers andtheir blogs!! As always, loved my time here and will be back next Sunday. Keep up this Sun. Postings!!

  3. Thank you so much for sharing all of these beautiful and creative ideas! Where to start! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  4. bonjour ! je découvre votre blog…. j’aime beaucoup tout ce que vous faites, je suis une débutante dans le quilting, et je démarre un patch, mon tout premier avec l’aide d’une créatrice (un Quilt Mystère)j’ai regardé un peu votre méthode pour quilter, j’ai déjà appris beaucoup, je me suis abonnée pour recevoir toutes vos nouvelles, merci à vous pour tous ces beaux partages qui représentent un énorme travail ! bonne semaine et à bientôt ! Ladyfée

  5. Julie, As always, thanks for great ideas. I look forward to all your posts. My quilt guild encourages us to have personalized name tags (not just our membership card in our lanyard). I’ve never gotten excited about making a small quilt block and since I’ve never used the embroidery unit on my sewing machine, obviously, I wasn’t excited about embroidering my name on a block on any kind. I’m thinking about in a few weeks of making a necklace from spools. Then since my best(est) quilting buddess has a cricket making letters (or using stencils of some kind) and making the letters of my name to put on the spools. I could glue the spools to the ribbon to be sure they don’t spin, if that’s an issue. Since “Susan” has only five letters that should work well for a necklace and extra spools if needed, eh?

    Just a quick question – Have you heard of the gourmet quilter? I stumbled onto some of her YouTubes. She seems to have quite a few for charm packs (or just 5″ squares). I think she’s from New Zealand. I find her to be a delight. In the videos that I have seen she makes a couple of different examples. She’s so cute. In one, she’s taling about a pattern she has for sale. Then she says, of course, you can make it because I’ve just told you how. And, she did give the cutting dimensions for the block. And those of us who have been piecing for a tad, can put a border on a quilt, if one is desired and/or find someone to guide us.

    Again, many thanks and I hope you find the gourmet quilter a delight (not everything is charm pack related). I’m not into precuts and we all know you can make your own cuts if you don’t have them.

    I said I was thinking of doing a project in a few weeks. I’m having surgery on both my eyes this week. So, I’m hoping that about six weeks after that, I’ll be able to see to thread a needle again. I haven’t been able to really do much crafting in ten month due to double vision. I am so excited that I can hardly contain myself.

    God Bless you always and particularly during this season.

  6. Oh, what a wonderful list of goodies all in one post! I’m going to come back to get a close look at all these when I am relaxing with a cup of tea later on. Thanks so much!

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