Sew Thankful Sunday, June 2020

{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 for June 2020 has mug rugs, quilt alongs, studio tours and much more from ten different designers and it's all free and inspiring!

June is usually a time of graduations and celebrations.  It’s a very different world right now in 2020, and I hope we can still be thankful for the little things. The quilting community has always been generous and it’s provided a space for me to focus on something creative and positive.  For that I am always thankful!  Enjoy today’s list of creative ideas. I hope it makes your day and month a little brighter.

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  1. Amanda at The Patchsmith is generously offering her Rainbow Mug Rug pattern for free. She says that where she lives, in England, the sign of hope and thankfulness is a rainbow. I think so too, and this mug rug definitely makes me feel both!
Rainbow Mug Rug @ The Patchsmtih
  1. Mark your calendars for the Jelly Snowflake Mystery Quilt Along at Fat Quarter Shop’s Jolly Jabber blog. It starts in July with a weekly video tutorial and free pattern featuring a great group of designers.
  1. With all this time at home, you may need these 15 Sewing Room Organizing Ideas gathered by Kim at Go-Go Kim. You’ll find inspiration and great tips on getting your space clean and organized.
  1. Don’t miss a chance to show your favorite father how much you love them by making him a Well Suited Pillow for Father’s Day. This free and totally cute tutorial can be found at The Jolly Jabber.
  1. Stay on the look out for the Morewood Mystery Quilt Along that will start in July at Meadow Mist Designs. Every year, Cheryl comes up with a beautiful mystery quilt that she shares for free during the quilt along. It’s always a treat to see the final design and the beautiful quilts that everyone has made.
  1. “In the spirit of providing something positive in the middle of uncertainty,” Staci at Crafty Staci is offering her Months of Mugs Block of the Month for free. Her May Flower Mug is just adorable!
  1. I love a good sewing room tour, and I have two of them to tell you about. First is Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts. She has a magnificent studio that is dream-worthy.
  1. The second sewing room tour comes from Sherri at A Quilting Life. Sherri recently put the finishing touches on her new sewing space and it’s so beautiful, organized and inspirational!
Sewing Room Tour @ A Quilting Life
  1. It’s nice to sew something quick and easy. This Round Zipper Pouch Tutorial at We All Sew is perfect for that. The instructions and design provided by Minki Kim are easy to follow and sure to please!
Round Zipper Pouch by Minki Kim for We All Sew
  1. There’s nothing like a classic quilt block made super easy. Rachel at Adventures of a DIY Mom shares a brilliant way to make the Birds in the Air Quilt Block two at a time!

I hope you’re finding a little bit of peace and gratitude today.  I appreciate all of the designers and bloggers who continue to share their talents and inspire us.  Thanks for visiting and have a wonderful month of June!

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  1. Love your Thankful post! The creative ideas keep us all afloat during such challenging and heartbreaking times. I’m making two of your Origami Pouches and six masks today. Both of your patterns are so easy to follow and quick to make. Way back in the 80’s when 2020 seemed so far away we had no clue of what it would bring. Hopefully it doesn’t take 20+ years to forget the pain of 2020. Thank you for keeping us on the positive side!

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