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Sew Thankful Sunday, December 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 December 2021 is full of Christmas projects to get you ready for the holidays!

I have always enjoyed writing the Sew Thankful Sunday blog posts, but I’ve decided this will be the last one to appear on my blog. I am starting a newsletter in a few weeks and it will incorporate the same type of resources that I have shared in this Sew Thankful series. I’ll continue to create free tutorials and tips for my blog readers here, so don’t despair! More information about the newsletter will be coming soon.

Sew Thankful Sunday (a day late) for December has the holiday spirit with lots of projects and ideas for decorating, gifting and organizing. Plus some inspiration to keep you busy all year!

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  1. It’s time to turn the page and get your house ready for the holidays. These Christmas Decoration Ideas from Jenn at Clean & Scentsible will give you all of the inspiration you need!
Image Source: Clean & Scentsible
  1. I’m so happy that gnomes are still popular. I love these Gnome Hoop Ornaments from Mandy at Sugar Bee Crafts. They looks adorable and so easy to make!
Image Source: Sugar Bee Crafts
  1. I am really enjoying 30 Days to a Simplified Holiday from Hoosier Homemade. This year they have teamed up with some amazing bloggers to give you even more ideas for all things holiday!
  1. Looking to start some traditions of your own? Then check out these 20 Simple Christmas Traditions to Start for a Fun & Meaningful Holiday Season from Melissa at Simple Lionheart Life. You’ll find some great ideas for memorable holidays to come.
  1. If you like kitties, you’ll love this cute Cat Block Tutorial from Lea Anne at Podunk Pretties. She has a YouTube video that shows you how to make this block and several others, along with a free PDF of cutting instructions. So cute!
Image Source: Podunk Pretties
  1. Keep Santa happy with this cute Cookies for Santa Mug Rug from Anorina at Samelia’s Mum. With a little bit of embroidery and applique, this mug rug is sure to please!
Image Source: Samelia’s Mum
  1. Quilters always have an abundance of fabric scraps which are perfect for these Scrappy Fabric Christmas Ornaments by Lauren of Molly and Mama for Quilter’s Candy. I love how easy these are to make – and no sewing involved!

  1. These Patchwork Christmas Pillows from Beverly at Flamingo Toes will certainly brighten up any room. Simple patchwork, some handstitching and pom pom trim (both optional) make this pillow duo a quick project to make!
Image Source: Flamingo Toes
  1. As a quilt teacher, I think it’s so important to learn how to do things the right way. I loved reading How to Add Quilt Borders the Correct Way by Caroline at Sew Can She. This is such an important step and she explains it so well!
  1. Ready to decorate your tree? Then check out this roundup of 40 free Christmas Ornaments Patterns at Quilt Inspiration. You’ll find sewing and no-sew patterns that are perfect to make for yourself or for gifting to friends.


It’s always fun to see what creative people come up with for the holidays. This December is packed full of goodies to keep you busy well into the New Year! I hope you have enjoyed this Sew Thankful Sunday December blog post. I appreciate everyone featured today and in years past. I can’t wait to continue sharing these treasures that I’m sew thankful for (and much more) in a newsletter format. That will be coming next week!

Happy December and thanks for reading!

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6 Comments

  1. Thank you, I always love your recommendations and have enjoyed branching out through your paying it forward…
    I look forward to the newsletter now. Wishing you and your family a lovely Christmas time

  2. Thank you, Julie for all you have shared with us. I certainly understand the need to shake it up a little, to keep the creative juices flowing and to do something different. I look forward to whatever comes next. Merry Christmas and here’s to a wonderful, creative 2022.

  3. Such a wonderful post. I am so thankful to the quilting community. I have learned so much. Thank you for sharing so much knowledge.

  4. Always great inspiration! I am so lazy about decorating for Christmas since we started going back and forth so much. I keep thinking today will be the day, then have tons of other things to get done.

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