Sew Thankful Sunday, August 2019

{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, August 2019 @ The Crafty Quilter includes pillow tutorials, tips, a table runner, chocolate zucchini bread recipe, a locker organizer, thread inspiration and more!

It’s August and still Summer for those of us in North America. But we’re beginning to think about school starting again and new projects on the horizon. There’s a little of everything today in this list of inspiration that I’m sew thankful for!

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  1. If you’re a beginning quilter, you’ll want to join the Jolly Jabber as they begin The Ultimate Beginner Quilt Along. Beginning August 1, a free pattern and video will be released weekly through November 7. Every detail will be covered, so even an advanced quilter might learn a few new tricks!

2. It’s still early, but this Christmas Tree Table Runner Tutorial from Polka Dot Chair will get you thinking about the holidays in no time. This is a quick and easy project that would make a great gift or for your own use.


3. The ladies at The Cloth Parcel have come up with a lovely Summer Cabin Quilted Pillow Tutorial as part of the Olfa + Aurifil Stitch & Slice challenge. I love everything about this one – and that quilting!

Summer Cabin Pillow @ The Cloth Parcel

4. Do you have an abundance of zucchini in your garden? If so, you’ll love this Chocolate Zucchini Bread Recipe from Love & Lemons. I’ve made it twice already and it’s a winner!

Chocolate Zucchini Bread @ Love & Lemons

5. I found this blog post on How to Get Seams Really Flat by Christen at I See Stars to be really helpful. You’ll be surprised at her little trick that works every single time.


6. Back to school ideas are starting to pop up and I love this Locker Organizer Tutorial by Stacy Schlyer for We All Sew. This would be perfect for your favorite teenager!

Locker Organizer @ We All Sew

7. I love this Pocket Pillow Tutorial by Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict. It would make a great gift for a book lover, young and old alike.

Pocket Pillow @ Confessions of a Fabric Addict

8. If you want to see some eye-candy in thread form, check out the artistry of Sheena Norquay at the Aurifil blog. Her latest Peacock collection of thread in 50 wt. is gorgeous, and I was so inspired and awestruck by her work!

“Polly” from the Peacock Collection by Sheena Norquay

I just want to stop everything and get to my sewing room! This is a wonderful group of creative ideas and inspiration today. Thank you for sharing it with me and especially thank you to everyone featured.

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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.

8 thoughts on “Sew Thankful Sunday, August 2019

  1. THis is an especially wonderful Sew Thankful Sunday post, full of so many engaging projects. And zucchini bread! One of my favorites! I’m all about trying new recipes. Thanks, Julie!

  2. Love the table runner! And also the pillow. My sister would totally love it. I didn’t realize it was LC blocks!
    Thanks for all the inspiration, Julie !

  3. Thanks for sharing all these great ideas and introducing us to these folks who are so generous with their ideas and knowledge! HUGS… and stitches

  4. Thank you for the wonderful tut and ideas, patterns, etc. Sometimes I do feel like expend the whole day, in my sewing room. Unfortunately shores they don’t do it by themselves. But I maximize my sewing time as much as I can. And the key is being organized, and let the sewing area tidy for the next time. Enjoy your beautiful family and the rest of the summer.

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