Sew Thankful Sunday, Part 2, 03.02.2014

{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 ButtonPart 2 is here!  If you missed Part 1, you can find it here.  Like I was saying, I ran out of time to complete my list of things I’m sew thankful for!  So let’s continue….

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

5.  Leave it to Pat Sloan to come up with a Scrapbusting Sew Along!

My goal is to sew up scraps over the year into quilts to give.  These will become lap size or larger quilts. Each month I’ll have a new block and I’ll share a few layouts we can use!

This month she’s sharing a pattern for the ShooFly block with cutting instructions for 20 blocks!

Scrapbusting Sew Along with Pat Sloan6.  You know that I love making cards, and Amanda Jean at Crazy Mom Quilts has combined fabric and cards to make these Ticker Tape Cards!  What a great combination and another way to use up those scraps!

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Ticker Tape Cards @ Crazy Mom Quilts

7.  Are you curious about Online Sewing Bees?  Jennifer at Ellison Lane takes the mystery out of it and will get your bee buzzing in no time!

Sewing Bees8.  I am always being asked about which sewing machine to buy.  Camille at Simplify shares her thoughts on a new Bernina 710 that she has been test driving and it’s great fuel for thought.  Read the comments, too, to hear what others think.  Personally, I love my Bernina 440!

Bernina Sewing Machine @ Simplify
Thoughts on the Bernina 710 by Camille Roskelley @ Simplify

9.  I know that many of you are ready for spring to arrive, and you can hurry it along with this Butterfly Canvas Art tutorial by Andy at A Bright Corner.  I just love this one (and there goes more scraps)!

Butterfly Canvas Art_thumb[2]10.  Little projects are becoming popular and this Teacup Block tutorial by Tessa Marie at The Sewing Chick is definitely going to be a favorite.  Isn’t it sweet?

teacup block tutorial11.  If you like polka dots (I do!) you’ll want to follow along with Melissa at The Polka Dot Chair for Project Polka Dot 2014.  All month long, she will feature projects with polka dots!

Project-Polka-Dot-Guest-Bloggers112.  Wouldn’t it be nice to sew for yourself everyday?  I’m not talking projects for a workshop or gifts for a friend, but something just for you!  Join Sarah at Berry Barn Designs for her 30/30 Sewing Challenge for the month of March.  For 30 days, you get to sew for 30 minutes just FOR YOU!  Sweet!

30 30 sewing challenge13.  Making napkins with mitered corners is something I would like to try.  With the help of Lisa at Celebrate Creativity, you can make mitered corners perfectly on your own.  She shows you how with beautiful step by step pictures.  It’s worth visiting her blog just for the photos, alone!

Mitered Napkin Corners
Mitered Fabric Corners Tutorial @ Celebrate Creativity

14.  Are you familiar with the technique of “Quilt as you go”?  Jera at Quilting in the Rain has a great Quilt As You Go Log Cabin Tutorial that makes it looks so easy!  I love the fact that you do the piecing and the quilting at the same time.

Quilt as you go tutorial @ Quilting in the Rain
Log Cabin Quilt as You Go Tutorial @ Quilting in the Rain

15.  Elizabeth at Oh, Fransson! has an awesome tutorial to make this Little Vines Quilt and Block.  I love the bright colors on a neutral background and, of course, the applique really appeals to me!

Little Vines Quilt Block
Little Vines Quilt and Block Tutorial @ Oh, Fransson!

16.  Here’s another project using applique and scraps in this beautiful Flower Garden Cushion from Anorina at Samelia’s Mum.  Doesn’t it make you happy just looking at it?  I love the hand stitching detail, too!

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Flower Garden Cushion @ Samelia’s Mum

17.  If you plan on making a Dresden Plate any time soon, you’ll want to visit Erin @ One Piece at a Time to see her latest tip for making Dresden Plates.  You’ll find lots of other great information and inspiration there!

Dresden Plate Tricks
Dresden Plate Tips @ One Piece at a Time

18.  I love having handmade gifts ready to go and this Face Washer with Crochet Trim is just as sweet as can be and perfect as a gift.  Sarah and Lisa at A Spoonful of Sugar have the tutorial with all of the details so you can make one, too!  If you’re not a crocheter, they give you other options as well.

Face-Washer-with-Crochet-Trim-1There you go!  Lots of inspiration to start your week off!  Thank you so much to everyone that was featured today!

I will be taking next Sunday off from blogging.  I am teaching three classes next weekend, and a girl’s gotta get her beauty sleep!  Ha Ha!  I’ll check in mid-week, though, to show you what I’ve been up to in the sewing room.  Have a great day!


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  1. WOW! You have really outdone yourself Julie. There is definitely something here for everyone. Thank you so much for all of these amazing ideas.

  2. Thanks so much for this great edition of Sew Thankful Sunday. These “spring” ideas are the perfect thing to get into the season! I especially love the vine block, the 30/30 which I was thinking about this weekend anyway and the ticker tape cards, great for scraps!

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