Sew Thankful Sunday, March 2021

{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 March 2021 is full of tips and projects to celebrate National Quilting Month.

Happy March and National Quilting Month! Yes, we have our own month, even though I haven’t seen too many events taking place to celebrate it. That’s okay. Today’s list for Sew Thankful Sunday is always a good place to start!

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  1. Whenever you’re looking for a new sew along, blog hop or block-of-the-month, be sure to visit Let’s Quilt Along for all of the latest online quilting events. Crystal Drummond started this as an Instagram account, @LetsQuiltAlong, and now has established an online community resource for all. I’m a fan!
Image source: Let’s Quilt Along
  1. If you happen to use Instagram, you should definitely check out the hashtag #igquiltfest that is taking place in March. Each year Amy of Amy’s Creative Side hosts this event, posting daily prompts and weekly giveaways. Anyone with an Instagram account can join and it’s a fun way to meet new quilters.
  1. Usually I share free tutorials here, but I just couldn’t resist telling you about this adorable pattern, Lucky, by Pen + Paper Patterns. It’s available for purchase here. I think it’s just the cutest thing and perfect for the month of March.
Lucky by Pen + Paper Patterns
  1. Getting organized couldn’t be more fun with this Large Dresden Project Bag. This free tutorial is by Bev at Flamingo Toes and it’s so colorful and sweet! I love project bags for keeping things together and organized.
Large Dresden Project Bag Tutorial @ Flamingo Toes
  1. You can’t have too many bags, so check out this Canvas & Fabric Lined Zip Bag Tutorial from Melissa at Polkadot Chair. She’s got you covered with beautiful instructions to make this simple bag for a weekend sewing project.
  1. Have you ever made a quilt with corners that are wider than normal? Then check out the Binding Wide Angle Corners Tutorial by Susan at Quilt Fabrication. You’ll learn some great tricks to “turn the corner” perfectly with your binding.
  1. Many quilters have yet to try English paper piecing (EPP). Even if you have tried it, there are so many ways to go about it! Nicole at Lillyella recently shared A Beginner’s Guide to EPP and it’s full of information and beautiful pictures of the tools you need and different methods of going about EPP.
A Beginner’s Guide to EPP @ Lillyella
  1. Quilters are so good at sharing! Such is the case with Monique at Farmhouse Quilts and her recent blog post about a wonderful organization, One Common Thread. Monique was so touched by the mission of this organization (which allows women in Honduras to work from home and earn money for their families), that she shared their story on her blog. It’s really worth the read. I ended up purchasing two hexagon kits, one for myself and one for my daughter. I’ll use some of the tips from Lillyella (above #7) to sew my hexagons together!
Image source: Farmhouse Quilts

Thanks for reading today and thanks to everyone featured. Every day is a good day to celebrate quilting, especially in the month of March. By the way, Saturday, March 20 is deemed National Quilting Day. I know what I’ll be doing! Happy Quilting!

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About Julie Cefalu

Hello! I'm Julie and I love to quilt, craft, read, garden, hike and spend time with my family.

5 thoughts on “Sew Thankful Sunday, March 2021

  1. Thanks so much for sharing with everyone! You epitomize the quilting community. Love getting link for the Lucky design….adorable. Keep up your sharing….and caring!

  2. STILL working on your Nordic Mini Quilt — on row 4 — I WILL complete this — my 1st mini quilt. What have I learned??
    Read your directions well and believe in them because they are correct!!

  3. Thanks so much for your blog, Julie. As always it was interesting, informative and inspirational. I look forward to hearing from you every week!
    Janet

  4. Julie, thank you so very much for Sew Thankful Sunday, always an inspirational read. I loved every read but One Common Thread really touched my heart. What a blessing for the women in Honduras. Bless you for sharing. Here’s to quilting around the world!

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