Sew Thankful Sunday, May 2020

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Sew Thankful Sunday for May 2020 is is full of ideas to get your space organized and projects to keep you busy during this time of shelter in place.

I love the month of May. It just seems like a happy month to me with Mother’s Day and spring activities happening. As we shelter in place, many of us are getting projects finished and spending time cleaning and organizing. You’ll find plenty to keep you busy and motivated with today’s list of things I’m sew thankful for!

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  1. Are you ready for a Quilter’s Spring Cleaning challenge? Join Amber at Gigi’s Thimble and Jessica at Jessica Dayon for 30 days of tasks to get your sewing space clean and organized. I’m in!

  1. I think we’re all ready for a free Happy Dance Pattern from Pat Sloan! This adorable quilt is made from 16″ squares; Pat used a layer cake to make hers. This will definitely put the happy in your dance!

  1. Are you curious about hand quilting? Visit Corey Yoder at Coriander Quilts and her recent blog post is a Q&A of hand quilting topics. It’s a great read!

  1. What do you do when you can’t find the vintage quilt block pattern you were looking for on the internet? You create one yourself AND share it! That’s what Lea Anne at Podunk Pretties did, and she named it the Hunkering Down Quilt Block Tutorial. I love this one!

  1. We hear a lot about silver linings during this pandemic, and it’s certainly coming true at Jacquelynne Steves and her upcoming Silver Linings Free Sew Along. The fun starts in early May, and it will run through the end of July with one quick and easy block per week.

  1. I think we all wish we could quilt feathers into our quilts. At We All Sew, Nina McVeigh has a great tutorial and video to show you how to free motion quilt feathers and how to use rulers on a domestic machine for feathers. It’s a great way to start practicing!
Quilting Feathers at We All Sew

  1. If you haven’t tried working with Kraft-tex, you’ll find some great ideas from Lindsay at Lindsay Sews. She’s a Kraft-tex Embassador and her project for April were these cute pillow boxes – so easy to make!
Kraft-tex Pillow Boxes @ Lindsay Sews

  1. It’s easy for our sewing space to become crazy and cluttered. Jeni at In Color Order shares some great Tips to Keep your Sewing Table Organized & Clutter Free.
Organized Sewing Table @ In Color Order

I’m definitely focusing on the silver linings right now, and I’m getting so much done at home. I appreciate everyone’s efforts to provide projects and ideas to keep us all inspired and busy. Thank you for visiting today and for showing your love to all of those bloggers and designers featured!

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  1. I don’t understand how to get your free patterns or the Pat Sloan Pattern. There is something I don’t understand in the process. Maybe I don’t need to add the PDF? But anyways, I can’t get anywhere. And when I go to Pat’s sight, I could only see the fabrics available for that flower kit. Help?

  2. Julie, thank you so much for doing this. I love Sew Thankful Sunday and especially now during lockdown it was a pleasure to peruse! Especially the hand quilting from Corey Yoder, I could save the tutorials and refer back to them. I really like doing the boring stuff on the machine and then some hand quilting for enhancing the pattern.Busy sewing face masks now. Stay safe and healthy!

  3. I love all your postings!

    But I’m having trouble with a link below…

    The “Happy Dance” pattern takes me to the Fat Quarter Shop website.

    I’d love to be able to download the pattern although I could probably figure it out myself.

    From a quilter in Phoenix

  4. Just when I’ve started getting along with finishing some UFO’S now I’m the squirrel chasing Hunkering Down and Happy Dance. And looking into feathers…

  5. Hello, I’m so happy that you listed all these different blogs! I’m going to visit every one of them. Hugs,

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