Sew Thankful Sunday, May 2021

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Sew Thankful Sunday May 2021 is full of tips and projects to celebrate Mother's Day, Flowers, Spring cleaning and more.

Happy May everyone! Things are warming up in the Northern Hemisphere and nature is inspiring us with her beauty. Flowers are blooming outside and projects are blossoming in the sewing room with the help of today’s Sew Thankful Sunday contributions. Enjoy!

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  1. Mother’s Day is just a week away and this Easy Rice Heating Pad from Fat Quarter Shop would be a quick gift to sew. Add a little lavender and you’ve got aromatherapy included!
Easy Rice Heating Pad Tutorial @ Fat Quarter Shop
  1. April showers or no April showers, May will definitely bring Spring flowers at the Spring Brook Blossoms Block of the Month hosted by Corey Yoder at Coriander Quilts. This is a six month BOM that does not require any sign ups, just follow Coriander Quilts Blog and everything will be posted there. The final quilt will measure 70″ x 80″ and I think it’s sew cute!
  1. Are your ready for a good mystery? Then join Edyta Sitar from Laundry Basket Quilts for her Mystery Quilt 2021! It starts right after Mother’s Day weekend and will last two weeks. The quilt blocks are all 4 1/2″ square and the entire quilt will measure 68 1/2″ x 68 1/2″. The instructions are free during the event and will only be available on her blog and YouTube channel.
  1. I love learning about other quilters, and so I enjoyed this Quilting Rockstar Post at Auribuzz. It features HollyAnne Knight of String & Story, and you can read about her journey as a quilter and how she became a Aurifil Artisan and Aurifilosopher.
Quilting Rockstar, HollyAnne Knight @ Aurifil
  1. For a quick and easy baby quilt, check out this One Block Quilt using the Blueberry Pie Quilt Block Tutorial at Alanda Craft. This 30″ square quilt block just needs a few borders to make the perfect sized baby quilt!
  1. I love this Stacked Squares Quilt Block Tutorial from Melissa at Happy Quilting. It’s part chain block and part quarter-log cabin. It looks like a great way to use up your scraps! Melissa gives you lots of quilt size options, from baby to king size.
  1. This free Spring Vibes Embroidery Sampler pattern by Amy Ball for Polkadot Chair is the perfect way to announce the arrival of Spring. It includes a step-by-step tutorial for preparation and stitching, so it’s perfect for beginners, too!
  1. Many of us are still in Spring Cleaning mode and Jeni at In Color Order has been helping with a series of sewing room organizational blog posts. Most recently, she shared how she organizes her paper sewing patterns. I need to get with the program!
How to Organize Paper Patterns @ In Color Order
  1. Celebrate Spring with this free Song Bird Embroidery Pattern by Jacquelynne Steves. This cute bird has a sweet message to tweet about!

I hope you enjoyed today’s Sew Thankful Sunday post for the month of May. There are sew many things to get excited about and lots of creativity to help inspire you along the way! Thanks for reading and have a wonderful day!

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  1. Thanks for including stacked squares pattern. It’s a good looking scrap pattern! It is so rewarding to use up scrap matl., it’s even better w/ A good looking quilt in the end !

  2. Oh m! You have listed some wonderful ideas of things to make. There are at least three that I now want to do. Not that I need more ideas but several items will make wonderful gifts. Thanks for generously showing others projects so we can find new websites to explore.

  3. Thank you for sharing so many wonderful ideas. I am putting several of the ideas on my to do list. The first will be the the heating pad for my daughter for Mother’s Day. Enjoy your Mother’s Day.

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