Sew Thankful Sunday, June 2015

{I love the idea of “paying it forward”.  I think the world would be a better place if we could spread some joy and acknowledgement of good deeds done by others.  I try to do that once a month for my Sew Thankful Sunday posts.  I highlight some great content that I’ve found on other people’s blogs that I hope will inspire you and reward the originator by bringing traffic to their site.  If your blog has been mentioned without your consent, please let me know and I will take you off the current list of featured bloggers.}


Sew Thankful ButtonHow can it be June already?  Summer is here for many of you, and it’s a great time to start a new quilting project or finish up an old one.  Here are a few ideas to get you started.

(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.  My friend, Cheryl, at Meadow Mist Designs has just begun a Midnight Mystery Quilt which will run from June 2015 through March 2016.  Make sure to get on her email list so she can send you a set of directions on the first Thursday of each month.  I’m in!

Midnight Mystery Quilt @ Meadow Mist Designs


2.  This Hexagon Fabric Tray from the girls at A Spoonful of Sugar is a nice little twist on the square fabric trays I’ve seen.  This would make a quick gift or a great addition to your own sewing room.



3.  If you enjoy foundation paper piecing, then you’ll love this Triangle Wheel Block from Alyssa at Pile O’ Fabric.  Alyssa provides a video tutorial, picture tutorial, block pattern and quilt pattern all for free on her blog!

Triangle Wheel Block tutorial @ Pile O' Fabric


4.  I appreciate new ideas for free motion quilting, and Christina at A Few Scraps has a great Bear Claws FMQ tutorial that fits the bill nicely.  I love this design and how easy Christina makes it look!

Bear Claws FMQ tutorial @ A Few Scraps


5.  Are you afraid to quilt that queen-size quilt on your home sewing machine?  Check out these Top 10 Tips for Quilting Large Quilts on Your Sewing Machine from Jessica at Quilty Habit.  You can do it!

Top 10 Tips for Quilting a Large Quilt on Your Sewing Machine @ Quilty Habit
Top 10 Tips for Quilting a Large Quilt @ Quilty Habit


6.  I love cuteness in the kitchen and you’ll be able to make these cute apple and pear potholders using a free foundation pieced pattern from Charise at Charise Creates.  She also gives you links to tutorials for making round pot holders and creating your own bias tape.

Apple & Pear Foundation Paper Piecing Pattern @ Charise Creates


7.  If you have bright scraps lying around, you can put them to good use with this Bursting Buds Table Runner from Anorina at Samelia’s Mum.  How pretty would this be on your table?

Bursting Buds Table Runner by SameliasMum
Bursting Buds Table Runner


8.  If you’re like me, you appreciate the lessons learned in a sampler quilt.  Peta at She Quilts Alot has a Free Sampler Project Sheet that she’s sharing with you on her blog.  This would be a great way to perfect your piecing skills.



9.  Sometimes I’m a little late to the party, but nonetheless I had to share this Spangled Star Quilt Along with you from Susan at Quilt Fabrications.  It will be ending at the end of June, but it’s not too late to get started on your own patriotic quilt or wall hanging using Susan’s tutorials and free pattern (available in different sizes).

Spangled Stars Wall hanging @ Quilt Fabrications
Spangled Stars Wall Hanging @ Quilt Fabrications


10.  If you’ve never tried making an Irish chain quilt, you may want to hop over to Happy Quilting where Melissa is sharing a tutorial to make a Super Scrappy Single Irish Chain Quilt.  This would be a great way to use up those scraps and it’s beginner-friendly!

Irish Chain Tutorial
Super Scrappy Single Irish Chain Quilt Tutorial @ Happy Quilting


I don’t know about you, but I’m excited for this summer.  There are so many projects calling my name!  Some of them are included in this list of amazing projects.  Thanks to everyone who was featured today!


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  1. Im a little late looking at this blog, but it was well worth opening, I always like you blogs and learn something, will have a go at the little fabric box.
    thanks for all the interesting articles you place on your blog
    have a great day

  2. Great shares: now I have more projects to do!! Don’t know if that’s good or bad! 😀 Have a great week and Thanks for all the great places to visit! Hugs, H in HEaldsburg

  3. Thank you for sharing some awesome websites. I found on this and the last Sew Thankful Sunday post that I had already subscribed to one blog on each post. Of course I had also signed up for a few new ones as well. 🙂 Nothing like more stress added to my plate with all the new ideas and inspirations! I’m pretty good on sticking to my bucket list, but like dessert-there is always room to try something fun, cute, and sometimes quick in between!! 🙂

  4. Thank you so much for sharing my tutorial! This is a great round up I’m enjoying looking at each one. Thank you for putting it together!

  5. Thank you once again for an inspirational collection of projects!! There are 3-4 I’ll follow up on 🙂 I noticed a couple bloggers using Cotton & Steel fabrics! They are my current “crush” as FQS would write. I bet you’re getting more and more excited for your little grandbaby to be born!!! I’m so excited for you!

  6. Morning Julie, Enjoyed today’s visits, especially Samelia’s Mum and Quilty Habit. Started following both and love the use for my small pieces. This could bee used for all seasons too.
    Be safe

  7. Happy Sunday Julie,

    Thanks for the great suggestions — I was looking for a sampler to improve my skills.

    Thanks again and enjoy your day,

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