Sew Thankful Sunday, February 2019

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Sew Thankful Sunday, January, 2019 @ The Crafty Quilter

The month of February is all about hearts with a dose of chocolate for good measure.  I love using hearts in quilting and you’ll find plenty of inspiration this month along with many other ideas and projects for your sewing room.  There’s even a little bit of chocolate today, too!

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  1.  I love this Simple Hearts Quilt Tutorial by Alison at Cluck Cluck Sew.  She has updated her original tutorial from several years ago with new fabric and a link to a printable with more block sizes.  I made the Simple Hearts quilt a while back and I still love it today!
Simple Hearts Tutorial @ Cluck Cluck Sew
Source: Cluck Cluck Sew


2.  Do you have a collection of fabric selvages?  Check out this Sewing with Selvages Tutorial by Melissa at Happy Quilting.  You’ll be surprised at what you can do with them!

Sewing with Selvages Tutorial @ Happy Quilting


3.  For any special occasion, you’re going to need the right table accessories.  Check out this How To Make Placemats and Napkins Tutorial by HollyAnne at String & Story.  It’s perfect for making a quick project and using up scraps or orphan blocks.

How to Make Placemats & Napkins @ String & Story


4.  Check out this InstaPot Cover by Stephanie at Modern Sewciety for Sulky Threads.  I love my InstaPot and this would really add some cuteness and protection at the same time.  There is a link to a vegetable soup recipe that looks wonderful, too.


5.  This adorable I Heart Pandas Quilt Tutorial by Amanda at Jedi Craft Girl is sure to please!  It would look super cute in any novelty print and goes together really fast.

I Heart Pandas Quilt Tutorial @ Jedi Craft Girl


6.  Strawberries and chocolate?  Absolutely!  These quick and easy Chocolate Dipped Strawberries from Hoosier Homemade will make your sweet tooth happy as well as your sweet heart!


7.  This year is off to a great start at Aurifil with their first Thread Matters Series.  Aurifilosopher, Donna at Follow That Thread explains the different weights of threads and when to use them.  Very enlightening information!

Examples of Aurifil Thread Matters by Donna @ Follow That Thread


8.  Get your Valentine’s Day sewjo going with these 25 Valentine’s Day Projects compiled by Jacquelynne Steves.  These will definitely fill your home with love!

9.  I’m always excited to see what Fat Quarter Shop’s yearly charity sew along will be.  This year’s quilt is Threadology containing eight different sampler blocks to create this adorable spool of thread.  All donations will benefit Make-A-Wish of Central & South Texas.


10.  You must check out the Valentine Sew Along going on at the ThermoWeb blog.  There are four projects so far, and they are all so darn cute (like the one below by Carla at Creatin in the Sticks)!


This month is full of creative ideas that I’m sew thankful for; and it’s a perfect time of the year to stay inside and  make something.  I hope your month is full of hearts and sweetness.  Thanks for stopping by!

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  1. My husband n i are downsizing and moving to a independent living facility so My quilting space will be smaller but after 40 years of quilting i have made many large side guiltsso im ready for small Quilt not minature or baby Quilts just small quilts would you please recommend a book or where i should look for small Quilt thanks for all you do

  2. Thank you Julie for all the great links! This time I really enjoyed the Aurifil Thread Matters article by Donna–fantastic information! Happy February and Valentine’s Day!

  3. Thank you, Julie, for sharing each one of these links to a fun and fabulous project that will be fun to create. It has been quite a long time since I have done a heart project and these are all fantastic choices to begin with. Have a marvelous day!

  4. I love the Simple Hearts pattern too … but also, as ever, so many smashing links, thank-you. You are such a wonderful source of inspiration for me.

  5. Thanks so much for all the cute Valentine ideas! I literally was just watching your Binding video on line when I somehow got booted out and when I reopened the computer, there was this great email from you! I know that whenever I run into “forgetfulness” and can’t do something, I look up your videos and it comes back. Your instructions are so clear and I can’t thank you enough for all your help. Happy Valentine’s to you Julie!

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