Sew Thankful Sunday, September 2016

{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 @ The Crafty Quilter

September is one of my favorite months.  The seasons are changing and it’s a good time to get organized and start a new project.  You’ll find some great inspiration in this month’s list of  sew thankful ideas.

(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.  Now is the perfect time to make this Crafty Book & Binder Cover from Monica at It’s Just Sewing.  Send your kids to school in style (or yourself)!



2.  I love this Full Bloom Mini by Bridgette at The Family Hearth.  It would make a great scrap project and you could finish it in a weekend!

Full Bloom Mini
Full Bloom Mini Quilt by Bridgette at The Family Hearth


3.  Keep things in order with this Handy Purse Organizer.  This free pattern is from Caroline at Sew Can She and I can tell by looking at it that I could use one for myself.

Handy Purse Organizer


4. These Sweet Liberty Tuffets (pincushions) from The Moda Cutting Table are a great way to use up scraps or a charm pack.  They’re sharing the pattern for free with you so you can make your own little tuffets!



5.  Get ready for fall and use up your scraps with this Scrappy Fall Place Mat Tutorial from Sherri at A Quilting Life.  I love everything about this one!

Fall placematTutorial

6.   I was so glad to see this Multi-size Sawtooth Star Quilt Block Tutorial using one of my favorite methods for making flying geese units from Amy at Diary of a Quilter.  She also includes a free printable chart for the sawtooth stars and flying geese units.  So handy!



7.  It’s the perfect time to stitch this Back To School Pencil Case by Chris at Made by ChrissieD.  She’s participating in the Back to School Blog Hop at Sew in Love {with fabric}.  I love the extra zipper pocket in this project!

Back to school pencil case


8.   I love this Mama Chicken Quilt Block Tutorial from Lorna at Sew Fresh Quilts.  She is so clever with her piecing of animals.  You should check out all of her patterns and tutorials!



9.  Don’t miss Jacquelynne Steves’ roundup of 30 Fun Back-to-School Projects to Make.   You’ll find something for every age on this list!



Thanks for spending a little of your Sunday with me today.  I hope you found something new to inspire you or a fun project to add to your list.  Today’s designers are full of creativity and I’m so glad they are willing to share their talents with us!  Happy September!

Julie 176 x 116

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  1. I love your Sew Thankful Sunday posts, and there are several things this month that I am definitely interested in making! Thanks for sharing these! I haven’t been able to read my blogs this month due to health problems combined with construction on my house and everything involved with that! I’ve been wanting to find the exact things you posted, and no matter what, your blog is the one I try to make time to read every week and catch up on. Jadahlgr at Yahoo dot Com

  2. Oh Julie what sweet doable finds you have shared. They are so cute. You are an inspiration for me. Here’s to a productive wonderful Fall…my favorite time of the year. Happy Labor day weekend to you and yours. Mari 🙂

  3. As always so much inspiration, thank you Julie really look forward to the beginning of each month for sew thankful Sunday.

  4. Lots of back to school projects. Very fun! I have to say after being out of the schooling system for several years, I don’t miss the rush : ) My 6 have all grown.

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