Sew Thankful Sunday, July 2019

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Sew Thankful Sunday, July 2019 @ The Crafty Quilter includes summertime quilting ideas and Christmas in July projects!

It’s July – the half-way point of the year! I just want to freeze time and savor the long days, warm sunshine and abundant fruit at the farmer’s market. And to cool things off, there’s always Christmas in July. I’d like to do all the creative things I see out there on the internet. Enjoy this list of inspiration that I’m sew thankful for!

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I’m so excited that Cheryl at Meadow Mist Designs is hosting another, free quilt along starting this month. The Mosaic Mystery Quilt is a lap-size design and it’s a mystery (unless you ask for a sneak peak). The quilt along will run from July, 2019 until April, 2020 with prizes each month!

Mosaic Mystery Quilt @ Meadow Mist Designs

Anorina at Samelia’s Mum is sharing her free Sugar Stars quilt pattern and thinking of doing a quilt along. Visit her blog to check out all of the details.

Sugar Stars Quilt Pattern @ Samelia's Mum

I’m always interested to read about sewing tools that really work for others. Kim at Retro Mama shares her favorite sewing tools and notions in preparation for her Pins and Needles Sew Along. Tried and true works for me!

Favorite Sewing Tools @ Retro Mama
Favorite sewing tools @ Retro Mama

You know what happens in July for quilters: Christmas! Join the Christmas in July Sew Along hosted by Fat Quarter Shop this month and make the Merry Mini Quilt. This is a mystery-style sew along with a free block pattern released each week in July.

Merry Mini Quilt @ Fat Quarter Shop
hosted by Fat Quarter Shop

This Bike Handlebar Bag is such a cute idea for the summer. Amy from Ameroonie Designs is sharing (as a guest) how to make this bag at PolkaDot Chair.

How to Make a Handlebar Bag by Amy at Ameroonie Designs for PolkaDot Chair.

Summer is the perfect time for quick and small projects, especially if you’re traveling. This Cosmetic Zipper Pouch by Minki Kim for We All Sew is that kind of project. Plus it’s so cute and handy!

DIY Cosmetic Zipper Pouch by Minki Kim for We All Sew.
DIY Cosmetic Zipper Pouch @ We All Sew

Get ready to ooooh and ahhhh at this gorgeous Sewing Room Studio Reveal from Beverly at Flamingo Toes. There’s nothing more inspiring and motivating than seeing the potential that a room has for your creative space.

Sewing Room Studio Reveal at Flamingo Toes.
Sewing Room Studio Reveal @ Flamingo Toes

For all of you cross-stitch fans, you’re going to love Stitch-Mas in July hosted by Aurifil. By the end of the month, you’ll have 25 free patterns that are easily stitchable and can be made into a sampler or used as individual ornaments, gift tags, etc.

Stitch-mas in July @ Aurifil .

That’s it for July! It’s one of the few months where you’ll see Christmas mixed in with summer quilting ideas. I hope you enjoyed today’s list of things I’m sew thankful for!

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  1. As always, enjoy the reading…cute projects esp the zipper bag and bike handle bag (for my grandson 🙂 ) so much inspiration…so little time. I had planned on the quilt along with the FQS but hadn’t started….time gets away…

  2. I just love reading your sew Thankful Sunday. I am enjoying our summer as well, here in Sacramento. It has been a fairly mild summer this year.

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