Sew Thankful Sunday, September 2015

{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 Button

There’s something about September that makes me want to start out fresh, with new projects, new material and a clean space.  This month’s list of ideas will give you plenty of inspiration to do the same!  And don’t forget, it’s national Sewing Month!

(Remember, you can click on any of the images in this post and it will open up a new tab to the associated link).

1.  Getting ready for the holidays is going to be easy with this round up of ideas from Jacquelynne Steves.  You’ll recognize a few of my projects, plus some of her own and others that you won’t want to miss!



2.  If you own EQ7, you will love this EQ7 Seasons Row Along at Seams to be Sew.  Marian has gathered some talented bloggers to bring you a row pattern of their design and some tips for working with EQ7.  There are prizes, too!



3.  It’s the perfect time of year to have a Back to School Blog Hop, and this one is hosted by Sam at Hunter’s Design Studio.  Every day this month, you’ll find tips and tricks from the pros for your sewing and quilting room.

back to school blog hop


4.  Fabri-Quilt is sponsoring a New Block Blog Hop that features their Prairie Cloth Solids in a “watermelon summer” color palette.  I have really enjoyed seeing the creativity of the 60 bloggers participating.

Fabri-Quilt New Block Blog Hop


5.  To celebrate the release of Amanda Jean Nyberg’s new fabric collection, Good Neighbors from Connecting Threads, there is a Pincushion Party going on all month long!  You can find all of the details at Amanda Jean’s blog, Crazy Mom Quilts.

good neighbors deluxe pin cushion


6.  Stay organized in style with this Quilted File Folder from Nicole at Modern Handcraft.  This would be perfect for getting ready for back-to-school or a new project!  Plus, you’ll find lots of other tutorials at Nicole’s blog that I’m sure you’ll love.

Quilted File Folder
Quilted File Folder Tutorial by Nicole Daksiewicz


7.  If you like to use placemats, then you’ll love this All Seasons Placemat Tutorial from Anorina at Samelia’s Mum.  This design is perfect to incorporate into any time of year and simple enough to make, too.

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8.  Color can be a tricky thing for some quilters.  I’m enjoying the Color Clinic at Play Crafts where Anne answers your questions about color theory.  Most recently she used her Kona color cards to make a color wheel.

Kona Rainbow collection
Kona Color Wheel at Play Crafts


Thanks for spending part of your Sunday with me, and I hope you’ve found some inspiration from this list of talented bloggers.  I know they appreciate it when you stop by and say, “hi”.  It’s a wonderful way to spread the quilting joy!

Just a quick note to add that I’ll be leaving town on Tuesday as we prepare for my daughter’s wedding that takes place on Saturday.  She having a small destination wedding in the Sierra mountains (think rustic and beautiful). I won’t have access to the internet, so things will be quiet around here for the next week.  I’ll fill you in on all of the details when I return!


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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.

7 thoughts on “Sew Thankful Sunday, September 2015

  1. I love pay it forward–I am also very much with pay it forward. It doesn’t cost you anything to be nice to the next person. I live my life by kindness.
    Thanks for all the links & I want to say–I love your blog & quilting

  2. I certainly enjoy your Sew Thankful Sunday posts and always find new-to-me blogs to visit with lots of clever ideas and information. Thanks for taking the time to put them together. Enjoy your trip and have fun at the wedding. Stay safe! XO

  3. Julie, What a happy time for you! Have a wonderful time at your daughter’s wedding. It sound idyllic and I’m sure will be very beautiful and meaningful! Thank you for all the info you share with us — you’re the BEST!!

  4. I LOVE YOUR “THANKFUL SUNDAY” POSTS!!!!! They give me so much inspiration!! And this time with the pincushion hop. I am a pincushion addicted
    Thanks again!!!

  5. Thank you once again for sew thankful Sunday posts really do look forward to seeing them. Have a wonderful time at your daughters wedding it sounds like a perfect place to get married, hope we get to see some photos

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