Sew Thankful Sunday: May, 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!}

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Happy May everyone!  I love this month for so many reasons.  To name a few, the weather is beautiful (for most of us), the flowers are blooming and we get to celebrate our mothers.  With that in mind, I have some awesome blogs to share with you that I’m sew thankful for!

(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. Mother’s Day is just a week away and Melissa from The Polka Dot Chair has rounded up 50 DIY Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for you!


 2.  I love this Zippered Pencil Case Tutorial by Sarah at FairyFace Designs.  This could made a great pouch for a rotary cutter, too!

Pencil Case Finished
Zippered Pencil Pouch Tutorial @ FairyFace Designs

3.  I like aprons for just about any kind of housework, and this Everyday Apron would be a great one to stitch up.  Heidi from Fabric Mutt is sharing her tutorial on the Birch Fabrics blog.

Everday Party Apron Header

4.  While you’re visiting Heidi at Fabric Mutt, check out her latest tutorial for this Key Pouch.  You’ll need to make two; one to keep and one to gift!

Key Pouch Tutorial

5.  Tote bags are always handy to have around and you can make your own with this Flying Geese Tote Bag Tutorial by Caroline from Sew Can She.  It looks perfect for a day at the beach!

Flying Geese Tote Bag @ Sew Can She

6.  How about a little Spring Fling with Jenny at Sew Kind of Wonderful?  I adore their patterns using their Quick Curve ruler and this is a free tutorial that is just adorable!

Spring Fling Quilt
Spring Fling Quilt Tutorial @ Sew Kind of Wonderful


7.  If you have been waiting for a good excuse to start a Farmer’s Wife Quilt, now you have one.  Karen at Laugh Yourself into Stitches is starting Class 5 of the Farmer’s Wife Quilt Revival series.  Each class offers cutting and piecing instructions for roughly 10 Farmer’s Wife blocks each month using modern quilting methods.

Farmers wife sampler class
Farmer’s Wife Sampler Class @ Laugh Yourself Into Stitches


8.  Recently, Amy Smart at Diary of a Quilter had a Quilt Tips Blog Tour.  She is promoting her new book, Fabulously Fast Quilts, and sharing some great tips along the way!  You can find links to all of the tour participants at her blog, Diary of a Quilter.

Fabulously Fast Quilts

9.  If you’re a blogger, you can appreciate a good piece of advice.  Lorna at Sew Fresh Quilts has brought together 11 talented bloggers and asked them all the question, “What is the most important quality of an emerging quilting blogger to possess?”  You’ll love the answers!

Quilt Blog Tips from the Experts @ Sew Fresh Quilts

10.  There’s a Flower Favorites Blog Hop going on at the Benartex blog, Sew In Love {with Fabric} and you’ll love the projects so far!  It feels like Spring!

flower hop logo

11.  For those of you in fear of applique, check out the new video tutorials by Jill Finley of Jillily Studio for the Fat Quarter Shop.  There are 12 videos total and you will learn everything you need to know about applique!

Fat Quarter Shops applique videos
Fat Quarter Shop’s Applique Videos with Jill Finley

12.  Amanda Jean at Crazy Mom Quilts has started a Machine Quilting 101 Series that will have tons of tips and information for the beginner and for the experienced quilter, too.  I’m always learning something new!

machine quilting 101 final

13.  When I saw this post about Quilt Storage and Display Ideas by Lindsey at Fort Worth Fabric Studios, I sighed wistfully.  I have since added a few things to my creative wish list.

quilt display

14.  I love the name of this sew along from Pat SloanNever Enough Chocolate.  I whole heartedly agree!  You can find all of the details here.

Never Enough Chocolate Sew Along

I am so glad you’ve taken the time to join me today and I hope you found a few things to inspire you.  Thank you to all of the talented bloggers featured!  I hope you have a great week and a happy Cinco de Mayo!


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  1. Thank you for sharing all your great finds with us. You always come up with very useful ones. I really like the creative storage ideas.

  2. Lots of inspiration here. I will have to go back and look at a few of the new to me blogs you’ve mentioned. Happy Sunday

  3. Thank you for the time you spend on your blog….it blesses my heart when I see you have sent out another blog. your blog is like a gift that i get to open each time it shows up on my new emails. I so enjoy looking thought all the blogs you post and usually find something that I just have to make. I know you are a busy, busy, very talented lady so I thank you for taking the time to inspire us all.
    Happy Mother’s Day

  4. I look forward to this post every Sunday. I love spending time looking at the blogs that you highlight.
    I am up surfing very late and should really go to sleep but think I have to take a blog tour as all the above look so interesting


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