Sew Thankful Sunday, May 2016

{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 Sunday @ The Crafty Quilter

May is one of my favorite months of the year.  There are so many good things that happen this month, starting with Mother’s Day.  It’s a beautiful time of year, and Mother Nature’s color palette is at its best right now in California.  I hope you’ll find some new bloggers and designers to inspire you!

(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.  I know there are a lot of Fig Tree fans out there, so you’ll love the Sherbet & Creams Quilt Along going on right now.  You can use your own stash to make this project or purchase a bundle from Fig Tree.
Sherbet & Cream bundle from Fig Tree
Sherbet & Creams Bundle from Fig Tree


2.  Try something new with your quilt sashings next time with this idea from The Cloth Parcel .  It’s an easy way to add a secondary pattern to your quilts and take it to the next level.

Sashing with Stars Tutorial @ The Cloth Parcel


3.  Part of the Simple Strips Quilt Along going on at We All Sew is a lesson on spray basting by Christa Watson.  This is another way of spray basting that looks interesting with good results.

Spray Basting by Christa Watson for We All Sew


4.  I love this personalized Elementary Tote Bag by Faith at Fresh Lemons.  It would make a great gift for a child or teacher!

Elementary Tote
Elementary Tote Tutorial @ Fresh Lemons


5.  I know it seems early for Halloween, but you’ll want to get a head start with the Spooky Delights Quilt Along at Fat Quarter Shop.  This spooky and sweet tablerunner was designed by Anne Sutton of Bunny Hill Designs, using her fabric line Spooky Delights for Moda fabrics.

Spooky Delights kit


6.  We all have scraps and Jodi Nelson at Pleasant Home is sharing how she saves, stores, organizes and uses the left overs from her quilting projects.  You’ll find some great ideas and motivation to tackle that scrap pile!

Scrap saving
How to save scraps @ Pleasant Home


7.  It’s been Moda Mom’s Week at Sew4Home and they’ve been sharing free tutorials plus some Mother’s Day Printable Gift Tags.  It’s not too late to whip something up for that special Mom in your life!

Moda moms week


8.  You’ll be able to keep things organized in the car with this Car Diddy Bag from Caroline at Sew Can She.  This is a free tutorial that looks functional and fashionable!

Car Diddy Bag
Car Diddy Bag Tutorial at Sew Can She


9.  Many of us use the services of a long-arm quilter.  Natalia at Piece N Quilt is a professional longarmer and she has made a list of 10 things you should know before having a quilt long-arm quilted.  It’s a must read!

long-arm quilting


10.  I love to peak inside other quilter’s studios and be awed and inspired.  You can do that, too, by heading over to Jenny’s blog at Sew Kind of Wonderful and get a quilt studio tour that is sure to inspire you!

studio tour by jenny
Quilt Studio Tour at Sew Kind of Wonderful


Thanks for joining me today.  I hope your month of May is full of beauty and creativity!

Julie 176 x 116

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  1. Thanks for some ideas for a baby quilt that I am planning for a little boy that is expected to arrive in August. I have been thinking about a scrappy quilt in small squares. Seeing the ‘9 patch’ design looks like an idea that I will create in the corners. Judi

  2. I love paying it forward, too! Sew Thankful Sunday’s is a perfect way to do sew! It always takes me forever to get to the end of a post because I enjoy visiting each link, and, well, you know what happens then! But I eventually make it right back here to the source. Thanks, Julie, for taking the time to do these Sunday posts! XO

  3. Thanks for sharing these links. I always enjoy coming by to see what you have found. I seem to miss a lot of fun posts and ideas lately.

  4. Thanks for sharing all those great sites. Just spent the last hour looking at them all 🙂 I liked the ‘playmates’ block from The Cloth Parcel and decided to join their mailing list, so thanks once again for the shares.

  5. LOVE your Thankful Sunday email. Gets me to so-o many places and so-o many ideas. You are our blessing. Thank you.

  6. Yess i just payed it forward we had project linus day yesterday…All day of sewing quilts…..All us ladies got 220 bagged and tagged…I will finish up one i started late in the day the dreaded jelly roll….Its kinda out doorsy so i might applique a moose on the corner to give it personality…Its my 9th year of blanket sewing for project linus……My daughter diane too…

  7. Hi Julie, I always enjoy Sew Thankful Sunday! Thanks for Sharing others sites as I would not ever find them on my own. What a generous heart you have!!

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