Sew Thankful Sunday (or Tuesday), September 2018

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I’m running a little late this month, but here we are in September! This is often a time of fresh starts as the beginning of a new school year starts and we begin to organize our lives anew.  It’s also time to bust out the fall decorations and get ideas and inspiration for new projects and decorating ideas.  Enjoy!

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1.  I can always count on Lindsey from Fort Worth Fabric Studio to come up with the perfect seasonal project.  She’s doing it again with this Boo to You free mystery sew along which will make a boo-tiful quilt measuring 37.5″ square.


2.  If you need some sewing ideas for anyone heading off to school, look no further than The Sewing Loft.  Heather has put together a list of 100 Back 2 School Projects that includes all ages from preschoolers to college kids!


3.  Jenny of Elefantz is sharing an Alphabet Pincushion Stitch Along that is just as charming as can be.  You’ll love all of the little details that she adds as you stitch the alphabet each week.

Alphabet Pincushion Stitch Along @ Elefantz


4.  If you have a jelly roll waiting to be used, then make sure to mark your calendar for September 15 – it’s National Sew A Jelly Roll Day!  Follow along with Project Jelly Roll and get inspired to spend the day creating something beautiful with your 2 1/2″ wide strips of fabric.

5.  I’m often making half-square triangles by the dozen (at least), so I love fast ways of making them.  This print-friendly Magic 8 Method chart created by Karen at Laugh Yourself Into Stitches is super handy to have around.  She also has a YouTube video showing you just how it’s done.

Magic 8 Method Chart @ Laugh Yourself Into Stitches


6.  Rebecca at Bryan House Quilts is a master of color and design.  Join her this September for her Playful Color Month as she shares some really useful and playful color tips!

Source: Bryan House Quilts


7.  I’m so ready to start making some favorite Fall kitchen recipes.  This Maple Apple Oatmeal Recipe from  Finding Home Farms looks like it is the perfect way to start the day.  You’ll also find links to other apple recipes that look equally delicious.


8.  Speaking of recipes, have you tried the new Cake Mix Recipe Cards?  If you’re not sure how to “cook” with them, check out Cake Mix 101 by Carrie Nelson for Moda Fabrics.  She has lots of tips and tricks to make your creation easy and delicious!

Image Source: Moda Cutting Table Blog


9.  I’m loving this Strappy Bag with Pockets, a free pattern by Caroline at Sew Can She.  It has all of the right ingredients for the perfect travel tote bag.


10.  I love using printables for quick and easy decorating.  This Pick Your Own Pumpkins free printable from Andrea at The Cottage Market is the perfect wall art to add to your home decor this Fall.


Thanks for stopping by today and for visiting all of the featured bloggers.  There is sew much to be thankful for and I love the inspiration that can be found in the online creative community.  Happy Fall!

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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.

6 thoughts on “Sew Thankful Sunday (or Tuesday), September 2018

  1. I found the stencil I’m talking about it’s in the center of the gold blue and orange quilt with Celtic border on one of yourbturorials. Tfw one bout how to use stencils. 9/21/16. It’s small orange peels. Sorry to be such a pest thanks

  2. Thanks for all your helpful tips and sites to visit. I am doing a weekly block quilt with Pat Sloan that you suggested on one of your emails and I love it! Thanks for all the suggestions and always the inspiration to get quilting!

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