Sew Thankful Sunday, 02.02.2014

{I am frequently visiting other blogs and I’m always amazed at the talent and passion that I see along the way.  Since I love sharing these new “finds” with you, I created Sew Thankful Sunday.  My way of giving back to the quilting community and sharing great content with you at the same time!}

Sew Thankful ButtonWow, are you ready for February?  I’m still catching my breath from last month!  I’ve got lots to share with you today that I am sew thankful for and I’m happy you’re here!

(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.  This cute little Valentine Pocket Tutorial looks like a great place to store your Valentines!  Check out A Bright Corner and get Andy’s instructions for adding grommets and a link for this cute project.

Valentine Pocket Tutorial_thumb[2]2.  I love using up my stash in creative ways, and this Valentine Canvas is perfect for that.  The gals at Quilt Story have reposted their tutorial from last year (in case you missed it) and it’s a keeper!

Valentine Canvas3.  For more Valentine inspiration, check out Paula’s list of 6 Free Heart Quilt Patterns at The Sassy Quilter.

freequiltpatterns4.  And speaking of The Sassy Quilter, Paula is guest posting at Bear Creek Quilting Company.  She has a sweet little table topper tutorial to show you!

Honeysweet Table Topper Tutorial
Honeysweet Table Topper, made by Paula @ The Sassy Quilter

5.  The Fort Worth Fabric Studio is an online fabric shop that has recently caught my eye because of their blog and new contributor, Lindsey of Inspiring Creations. You’ll want to take a peak at their latest free tutorials, the Scrappy Heart Pillow and the Hidden Star Quilt.

Scrappy Heart PillowHidden Star Quilt Pattern6.  This “Pretty Little Tote” would be just right for carrying books and magazine plus a few extra things.  Svetlana from S.O.T.A.K. Handmade has a nice tutorial to show you how to make your own.

pretty little tote
Pretty Little Tote Tutorial by Svetlana @ S.O.T.A.K. Handmade

7.  I love a good applique design and this girly fox applique is sew cute, and it’s part of Sew Can She’s Free Applique of the Month Club.  I am a big fan of Caroline’s blog.  She has a huge archive of sewing and quilting tutorials that have been featured here on Sew Can She.

Fox Applique8.  I {heart} this Hugs & Kisses Mini Quilt Tutorial from the blog at Sew Lux Fabric, Sit & Stitch Awhile.  It’s made with one mini charm pack and some background fabric.  You can find kits (on sale) at the Sew Lux Fabric website here.

XOmini-tutorial9.  If you’re new to free motion quilting, you might want to check out “10 Beginner Tips for Successful Free Motion Quilting” at the Craftsy Blog.  It’s full of great tips for beginners and seasoned quilters too!

Free Motion Quilting Tips
Free Motion Quilting Tips @ The Craftsy Blog

10.  The latest issue of Fat Quarterly is out and it’s all about scraps!  I found some great ideas to help use up my scrap pile mountain(s). I love this online magazine and you can purchase a copy here.

Fat Quarterly Issue 1611.  If you’re looking for Valentine ideas for your quilting friends, check out these free printables from the Moda Cutting Table.

Sweet As Candy Photo 1

12.  I know many of you have been saving up your old t-shirts to make into a quilt “some day”.  Well, get motivated with this T-shirt Rag Quilt tutorial by Jera at Quilting in the Rain.  Maybe someday will be today!

Tshirt Rag Quilt13.  I’m a little late in telling you about this next project, but I think it’s worth a mention anyways.  Alyce at Blossom Heart Quilts is coordinating the Lala Salama 100 Quilts for Kenya Drive.

The aim for this project is to provide a special quilt for every child’s bed in the new Bethany Kids Children’s Center at AIC Kijabe Hospital in Kijabe, Kenya.

There is a color palette and size requirement for these quilts which are due by April, 2014.  You can see what Alyce is planning for her quilt, here.

LalaSalama-quilt-for-Kenya-400x39914.  For all you mug rug lovers out there, check out the Mug Rug Blog Hop at Sew in Love {with fabric}.  The Benartex team has pulled together some designers and bloggers to give you lots of inspiration.  And you’ll find MY tutorial for a Happy House Mug Rug there on Tuesday!

mug rug hop logoI’m ending with 14 items today.  That seams to be a magical number for February!  Thank you to everyone featured today, and Happy Quilting (and happy Super Bowl Sunday)!


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  1. Fantastic selection Julie- I love these posts. I think I need to quit my job now and go and make all these wonderful projects. Thank you for sharing !

  2. Julie, I need to tell you how much I love your Sunday posts. I look forward to them every week and find many new blogs to follow. Thanks for doing the work of finding all these cool projects for us every week.

  3. Julie, I just love your Sew Thankful Sunday posts and always see something that inspires me. Thank you so much for putting these together for us. xx

  4. WOW Julie! I sooooo look forward to your posts but especially your Sew Thankful Sunday posts. They are always so full of inspiring ideas and this one was no exception! Great ideas. Thank you so much!

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