Sew Thankful Sunday, May 2017

{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, May 2017 at The Crafty Quilter

May is the ideal time to make that perfect gift for someone special or just to celebrate the longer days.  You’ll find lots of ideas and inspiration in the following list to create something special, whatever it may be.

Note:  If you use Pinterest, please pin from the original source and not this blog post. 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.  With Mother’s Day around the corner, now is the perfect time to play with Liberty fabric, and the girls at A Spoonful of Sugar have come up with a fantastic roundup of Liberty Gifts To Sew.  Liberty fabric is made from high quality cotton lawn in beautiful floral patterns and produced in London.  It’s hard to resist!

Liberty Gifts to Sew @ A Spoonful of Sugar


2.  Speaking of pretty fabric, check out this Berry Boquet Table Topper tutorial from Lindsey at Fort Worth Fabric Studio.  This is a quick project and you can find the fabric bundle at Fort Worth Fabric Studio, too!

Berry Boquet Table Topper from Fort Worth Fabric Studio


3.  Here’s a fantastic opportunity to do some charity sewing:  AllFreeSewing is sponsoring the Pillowcase Sew-a-Thon for Operation Christmas Child.  You can help add a special handmade pillowcase to a shoebox gift for a child in need, plus be entered into a grandprize giveaway sponsored by Plaid.  Pillowcase tutorials are available at AllFreeSewing.

Pillowcase Sew-a-Thon at AllFreeSewing


4.  If you’re short on time, you’ll love this beautiful Peony Watercolor Printable for Mother’s Day from Krista at The Happy Housie.  Krista generously gives several different quotes and color options for you to customize your gift as well.

Free Mother's Day Printables @ The Happy Housie
Free Mother’s Day Printables @ The Happy Housie


5.  Check out Sew Can She to see the latest monthly mini quilt,  Criss Cross, designed by Nadra at Ellis & Higgs.  Clever piecing gives you this lovely design and quick to make project.

Criss Cross Monthly Mini Quilt @ Sew Can She


6.  Have you dreamed of creating the perfect free motion feather?  Make your dream a reality with this Feather Quilting Tutorial from Amira at The Little Mushroom Cap.  Included is a free printable template to get your practice going.

Free Motion Quilting Feathers @ The Little Mushroom Cap


7.  If you want more free motion inspiration, you’ll want to visit Esther at iPatchandQuilt.  She has been sharing a series of free motion quilting samples with a grid base.  There are so many options and she gives you great diagrams, too!


8.  This Worldly Lil Twister Quilt Tutorial from Connie at Free Motion by the River is a great way to use up a charm pack and try a new technique.  You might already have the Lil Twister ruler in your tool bag, so now would be a great time to give it a whirl!

Worldly Quilt Tutorial @ Free Motion by the River


9.  Finding ways to use up your scraps can be a challenge, but this blog hop presented by Jen at Faith and Fabric Design will give you oodles of ideas and inspiration.  Plus she has an adorable tutorial for Crabby quilt blocks that you won’t be able to resist.

Storing & Using Fabric Scraps @ Faith and Fabric Design


Are you inspired and ready to start something new?  I know I am!  A big thank you to everyone featured today.  I hope you enjoy this month of May and spread the quilting love!




Similar Posts


  1. Hello Julie,
    Thank you very much for linking to my blogpost on the FreeMotion Quilting patterns and tutorials. Lots of people have signed up to receive my blogposts through email. I was such a surprise to see the notifications in my email inbox. Thank you,
    ipatchandquilt dot wordpress dot com

  2. I so look forward to your Thankful Sunday email. There are always so many wonderful sights to check out. My quilt guild has a challenge this year for a mini quilt so Nadra’s “Criss Cross” mini is just perfect. I’ll also be checking out Nadra’s website for more ideas. Thanks again.

  3. I really really like Sew Thankful Sunday! Please keep up the good work. Thank you!

  4. Desde Colombia le mando un saludo muy especial, gracias por ese bello blog, lindos tutoriales. Felicidades.

  5. Thank you for this. I look forward to this post. You share such great websites and i always have fun figuring out what I am going to make next. Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us.

  6. Morning Joulie, some nice stops today. Little cap Mushroom Cap was a good find for me and I will be making the table topper, I have some scraps that will fit this perfectly. I already follow Patch and Quilt, a really nice personable lady. Thanks for the shares today. Have a Blessed Sunday.

  7. I don’t know how you do all that you do! You’re such an inspiration, Happy Sunday to You!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


Some of the links on this site are affiliate links and I may be compensated a small commission when you make a purchase by clicking on those links. I only promote products and services that I use and love myself. Your support enables me to maintain the content of this blog and I am truly grateful!