Sew Thankful Sunday, June 2021

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Sew Thankful Sunday June 2021 is full of projects for summer along with tips for quilting and much more!

(This blog post is a few days late. Thanks for your patience!) I love the long days of summer as June brings us warm weather and plenty of sunshine in the Northern hemisphere. It also means vacation plans, summer break, and perhaps some new projects to start. There are plenty of ideas to keep you busy in today’s Sew Thankful Sunday for June.

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  1. If you are ready to stitch up some 4th of July projects (or you’re just a fan of red/white/blue) then look no farther than Diary of a Quilter. Amy recently shared 25 Patriotic Quilting and Sewing Projects for the 4th of July. This is a nice assortment of projects from small to large that makes for some beautiful eye candy!
  1. Check out this beautiful Blooming Star Free Quilt Pattern from Corey at Coriander Quilts. This is a gorgeous quilt that Corey shared seven years ago, but she’s re-shared it in some lovely color combinations. Quilts made with stars are some of my favorites and they’re great for summer décor!
Blooming Star Free Quilt Pattern @ Coriander Quilts
  1. It’s time to get ready for the Macaron Mystery Quilt at Meadow Mist Designs! Every year Cheryl hosts a FREE monthly mystery quilt along that results in a generous lap-size quilt. The fun starts July 1, 2021 and continues through April 2022; all you need to do is subscribe to Chery’s blog at Meadow Mist Designs.
  1. It’s nice to make little projects that sew together quickly. This Tiny Foldover Pouch by Svetlana at Sotak Handmade is perfect for holding small things or to give as gifts. Svetlana shares all the instructions in her free YouTube video.
Tiny Foldover Pouch, free video tutorial @ Sotak Handmade
  1. Are you looking for some ideas for Father’s Day gifts? Then check out these Five for Friday – Father’s Day Sewing Projects at the Aurifil Blog. I’m sure you’ll find something just right to sew for the father figure in your life
  1. A nice tool to have in the sewing room is a small design board. Lea Anne at Podunk Pretties has a great video tutorial showing how she makes her Quilt Block Design Board out of everyday materials, so it’s budget friendly!
  1. I get asked a lot about how to change the size of a quilt and/or quilt block. I was happy to see that Sylvia at Flying Parrot Quilts tackled that question with Resizing Quilt Patterns (part 2). She has a link to part 1 of that series which covers resizing paper piecing and other template based blocks as well as adding blocks to a quilt.
  1. One of the necessary steps of the quilting process is basting a quilt. Carolyn at Sew Can She has a great tutorial on How to Pin Baste a Quilt. It’s a great way to baste a quilt without using sprays or chemicals.
  1. Are you in the market for a new sewing machine? If so, check out Features to Look For in a New Sewing Machine by Erica at Kitchen Table Quilting. It’s full of ideas and tips for features you might want to look for when selecting a new machine.
  1. Sometimes we are lucky enough to find an antique quilt in our possession, but don’t know how to care for it or repair any damage. Brittany at Lo & Behold Stitchery has written a fantastic series of blog posts on vintage quilts, starting with How to Repair an Antique Quilt. Definitely worth bookmarking!

I know I’ve got some catching up to do with quilting (and just about everything else in my life), but I am always excited and inspired to read about what the rest of the quilting community is up to. It seems we’ve all been busy in our own way, and I appreciate you taking the time to read this bit of quilting news. Thanks to everyone featured today, and I hope you’re summer is off to a great start!

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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.

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