Sew Thankful Sunday, August 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 August 2020 has links for free tutorials with a little Christmas, a little summer and lots of stuff in between!

August, to me, is a month that has no expectations. No birthdays, no big holidays, no big events. Depending on where you live, you might be getting ready for back-to-school activities or just enjoying another month of summer. Either way, there’s a good chance you’re staying in place and need a little Sew Thankful Sunday inspiration!

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  1. Quilters love tips, and Dawn at First Light Designs has some great ones for Perfect Star Points. You’ll love the Scattered Stars Quilt she made with her perfect Sawtooth Star Blocks.
  1. If you enjoy applique, check out these Tips & Tricks for Fusible Applique by Susan at Quilt Fabrication. I thought I knew all about fusible applique, but I learned a few things from Susan!
  1. Here’s a beautiful Stars & Stripes Quilt Tutorial shared by Cherry Guidry for We All Sew. This is a perfect quilt to make for Quilts of Valor!
Stars & Stripes Quilt by Cherry Guidry for We All Sew
  1. You might know someone who could use this DIY Walker Caddy by Caroline at Sew Can She. This functional project even includes a cup holder to make it super versatile!
  1. I’m always looking for a cute baby quilt and this Positively Plus Mini Quilt (or Crib Quilt) would be perfect. Amy at Diary of a Quilter shares her free tutorial as part of the Summer Dreams Series for Oliso Irons.
Positively Plus Mini Quilt @ Diary of A Quilter
  1. Christmas projects are always on the docket for us Crafters, so I was excited to hear about a “Need a Little Christmas Series” by three awesome bloggers. First is this Peppermint Forest Table Runner by Amanda at Jedi Craft Girl. Such a cute design and I love those fabrics!
  1. The second project in this Christmas Trio is this Starry Ornament Christmas Table Runner by Bev at Flamingo Toes. I love that scalloped border!
  1. And finally here is the Mister Frosty Table Runner by Christopher at The Tattooed Quilter. This striking table runner would look great in your favorite holiday fabric!
  1. And for more Christmas ideas, here’s a Christmas in July roundup by Anorina at Samelia’s Mum. There are lots of cute ideas here!
Christmas in July Roundup @ Samelia’s Mum
  1. If you need a Jelly Roll project, check out this free Confetti Stars Table Runner at The Jolly Jabber. I can envision lots of color combinations for this one!
Confetti Stars Table Runner @ The Jolly Jabber
  1. Ready for a trip around the US? Then join the Quilting Around the Block, US Tour – Block of the Month at Blockofthemo.com. “Each week a new block has been designed for each state across our US Tour.  Zip back and forth across the country on a unique virtual voyage, complete with complimentary 6.5″ blocks, state & designer trivia and stories,  giveaways and bonus blocks too!” It all starts August 2, 2020.
  1. Although this isn’t crafting related, it is seasonally appropriate. If your garden is flush with zucchini, then you’ll appreciate these 35 Best Zucchini Recipes at Love and Lemons. And if fresh tomatoes are over-flowing then check out their 50 Fresh Tomato Recipes and you’ll be set!
Image Source: Love & Lemons
Image Source: Love & Lemons

Thanks for joining me today for Sew Thankful Sunday August 2020! I hope you found something inspiring to keep you busy while staying at home. We’re all in this together, and I know the bloggers and designers featured today appreciate your visits!

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  1. Julie, I absolutely love a Thankful Sunday and appreciate your donation of time bringing all the great information to us! From appliqué to zucchini….what more could we ask for? Can’t wait to check out all the great table runners and the Around The Block Quilt while munching zucchini “abundant in my garden this year”.
    Thank you so very much. Dawn

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