Sew Thankful Sunday, 12.08.2013

Sew Thankful Sunday is here again with a LONG list of items that I am sew thankful for!

Sew Thankful Sunday at The Crafty Quilter

December is so full of awesome gifts (in the way of tutorials) that are being shared in blogland.  Make sure you peak at each one today!  It’s like finding hidden gems with no strings attached!

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1.  Amy at Diary of a Quilter has a very cute tote bag tutorial that she’s sharing as part of the Handmade Holiday Series for Pellon.  I think these would make great gifts!

Simple Sturdy Tote Bag Tutorial by Amy Smart for PellonWhile you’re at Diary of a Quilter, check out this post of Simple Handmade Gifts that Amy put together last year.  I’m definitely going to put a few of those on my list!

Simple Handmade Christmas gifts tutorials @ Diary of a Quilter
Gift Ideas @ Diary of a Quilter

2.  Melissa at Ms Midge is hosting a Cushion for Christmas Blog Hop and it’s in full swing!  I love the pillows that I’ve seen so far and they’re a quick project for the holidays.

Cushions for Christmas Blog Hop @ Ms Midge

3.  The Quilting Gallery is has just announced next year’s Delightful Stars Quilt-Along!  This is designed to help you with your accuracy and create beautiful quilt blocks at the same time.  Count me in!


4.  Are you looking for an easy idea for making last minute gifts?  Check out the Simple Coasters Tutorial by Tonya at The Crafty Mummy.  I would be happy to receive a set of these cute coasters!

Simple Coasters Tutorial @ The Crafty Mummy

5.  If you need some ideas for stocking stuffers (for yourself or someone else), check out this list from Lori at The Inbox Jaunt.  I should slip this list under Santa’s pillow!  Check out the comments for more ideas too.

Stocking Stuffers for Quilters

6.  Marelize at Stitch by Stitch recently shared this tutorial for a Fabric Book Cover that would turn an ordinary gift into something really special!  She shows you how to measure for any book so you can make yours any size.

Fabric Book Cover Tutorial

7.  Check out this cute Tufted Ribbon Memo Board from Amy at Positively Splendid.  She gives you all of the details you need to make your own.  Great way to display Christmas cards and showcase some pretty fabric!

Tufted Ribbon Memo Board @ Positively Splendid

Pillows are very popular, especially during the holidays.  Here’s three that I know you’ll love!

8.  Melissa from The Polka Dot Chair made this adorable Snowflake Pillow and I love the soft grey color complete with popcorn tassles.  She’s sharing her tutorial at We All

Snowflake Pillow by Melissa Mortenson of The PolkaDot Chair

9.  Here’s an adorable pillow from Amanda, aka Jedi Craft Girl that has a definite modern feel to it.  She has a hidden zipper in the back that I personally love!

Blend_Hip_Holiday_Throw_Pillow_Christmas_Tutorial10.  What’s not to love about this Christmas Ornament Pillow by Tessa Marie at The Sewing Chick.  Seriously too cute, so I must make one for myself!

Christmas Ornament Pillow @ The Sewing Chick

11.  This year’s Sugar Block Club has come to a close at Stitchery Dickory Dock, but Amy has come up with an awesome Layout Tutorial using EQ7 software.  If you’re lucky enough to have EQ7 or just curious, this is a great place to look.  She’s also doing a giveaway to win your own EQ7 software!

EQ7 Layout Tutorial @ Stitchery Dickory Dock
EQ7 Layout Tutorial @ Stitchery Dickory Dock

12.  I love this Evergreen Tree Table Runner Tutorial from Connie at Free Motion by The River.  Those checkerboard borders are my favorite!

Evergreen Tree Table Runner @ Free Motion by the River
Evergreen Tree Table Runner Tutorial @ Free Motion by the River

13.  I’m always looking for cute storage ideas and the gals at Craft Storage Ideas recently did a round up of ways to store your thread.  They have lots of creative inspiration for all things crafty at their blog!

Thread Storage solutions Round Up
Thread Storage Solutions via Craft Storage

14.  I love table runners and Sherri at A Quilting Life shares a tutorial for a Scrappy 9-patch version that is just too cute.  Plus it’s so quick and easy, you’ll want to make more than just one!

Scrappy Nine Patch Table Runner Tutorial
Scrappy 9-Patch Table Runner Tutorial @ A Quilting Life

15.  If you haven’t discovered The Pioneer Woman yet, you will become addicted especially after seeing these Pretzel Turtle Cookies!  I love all of her recipes and her instructions and pictures are mouth watering.

Pretzel Turtle Cookies @ The Pioneer Woman
Pretzel Turtle Cookies @ The Pioneer Woman

16.  Another one of my favorite cooking sites, Our Best Bites, recently did a round up of Holiday Neighbor Gifts from your kitchen.  The list includes printables, cookies, snack mixes and candies.  I love that kind of gift!

Chocolate-Peppermint-Sandwich-Cookies and Holiday Neighbor Gifts
Holiday Neighbor Gifts @ Our Best Bites

17.  I love peeking into designer homes during the holidays for inspiration.  You’ll be able to indulge, too, with the 12 Days of Christmas Tour.  Lani at Simply Fresh Vintage has all of the details and lots of inspiration of her own to share!

12 Day of Christmas Tour

18.  Another group of bloggers have gotten together for a blog hop, Creating a Handmade Christmas.  You can get the scoop and more links at Confessions of a Plate Addict.


I hope you have enjoyed this list of highlights that I am sew thankful for, and that you’re own holidays are full of gifts both given and received!

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.

6 thoughts on “Sew Thankful Sunday, 12.08.2013

  1. Julie,
    Thank you so much for featuring our 12 Days of Christmas Home Tour! I love your quilty, stitchy inspirations in this post. Definitely pinning a bunch of them!
    Merry Christmas to you and yours …

  2. Julie, so thankful for you and all the wonderful resources you have been sharing all year and the “bloggy” friendship too. Your tutorials are superb and your style is classic and whimsical, love your projects! ANd thanks for keeping us on track for Christmas with the blog hop and once a month “along” Hope we are on for next year too….

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