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October 19, 2020
Autumn Jubilee Wool Stitch Along – Finishing the Pillow from From My Carolina Home

Before we get started today, please review the Autumn Jubilee Rules and Notices for the entering the drawings for #AutumnJubilee2020. I have already had two disqualifications for different reasons, and I really don’t want to leave anyone out.  Now, let’s finish the pillow on our Wool Stitch Along.  When we left off, the appliques were stitched, and the veins were stitched.  This week we’ll embellish a bit and finish the project.

When the stitching is done, I like to press the piece to make sure all the handwork is laying flat before adding beads and buttons.

I ...

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October 18, 2020
Autumn Jubilee Sew Along – Finishing the Bag from From My Carolina Home

Are you having a fun time with Autumn Jubilee (#AutumnJubilee2020)?  I have to say that I am and I think you are, too!!  I have loved reading all the comments and kudos from you all, thank you so much!  Today is the finishing for the sew along Strip Pieced Embellished bag.  When we left off, I had finished the embellishment of the accent stripe.  Now that the embellishment is complete, trim this piece to 38-inches x 16-1/2-inches.

Cut additional fabric for lining and handles as follows –
Lining fabric 38 x 16-1/2-inches, plus 2 handles 2-1/2-inches x 20-inches ...

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October 16, 2020
Autumn Jubilee Quilt Along – Week 3 from From My Carolina Home

Are you caught up and ready for the next row?  This week for #AutumnJubilee2020 we do some leaves.  Note that the leaves are not the same size as either of the other rows.  I have deliberately made some variations in size for added interest in the rows.

The leaves row has five blocks with two spacers.  The blocks will finish at 9-inches.

Cutting instructions
Focus Leaf Fabric (cut five sets)
4-inch squares – 2
3-1/2-inch squares – 3
Strip 1-inch x 5-inches – 1
Background total for all five blocks
4-inch squares – 15
3-1/2-inch squares – 5
Sashing strips 9-1/2 x ...

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October 14, 2020
Autumn Jubilee Pillowcase Project from From My Carolina Home

I have made pillowcases a few times on the blog, using different techniques and patterns.  I’ve shown you the burrito (or rolled, or hot dog) method, and a quick serger method.  Some have had pockets, and my favorite Travel Pillow Case has handles too.  For Autumn Jubilee (#AutumnJubilee2020), I thought it would be a quick and fun project to add some fall color to your bedrooms and guest rooms, and show yet one more way to do a pillowcase project.

Begin with the selection of some pretty fabrics, you’ll need the main fabric print and two accent fabrics ...

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October 12, 2020
Embroidery Wall Hanging from From My Carolina Home

For those of you with embroidery machines, do you sometimes find it hard to decide where to use some of those wonderful designs?  My embroidery machine is 20 years old, but still going strong, but I haven’t used it as much recently.  So, I thought, maybe we could do something fun for Autumn Jubilee (#AutumnJubilee2020) using embroidery. For this project, you will stitch out designs on your machine, and I’ll walk you through a technique, not a pattern as such because everyone will have different designs and different sizes.

I have many software cards with designs, and one ...

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October 11, 2020
Autumn Jubilee Cookish from From My Carolina Home

We are cooking today for #AutumnJubilee2020 with a wonderful Oriental inspired recipe that goes together easily and fast.  The whole idea behind Cookish, the new cookbook from Milk Street, is simple ingredients that are just thrown together.

From the publisher – “These recipes, most with six or fewer ingredients (other than oil, salt, and pepper), make it easy to be a great cook — the kind who can walk into a kitchen and throw together dinner in no time. In each of these recipes, big flavors and simple techniques transform pantry staples, common proteins, or centerpiece vegetables into a delicious meal. And ...

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October 9, 2020
Autumn Jubilee Quilt Along – Week 2 from From My Carolina Home

It’s week 2 of our Autumn Jubilee Quilt Along (#AutumnJubilee2020), and the second row of the row quilt will surprise you!  For those who were on my Facebook live event earlier in September, you got a hint of a fabric to have in your stash for the quilt along.  This is the week we will use that tiny leaves print I told you about. I have put two fabric  ideas (affiliate links) on my sidebar that would work well if you don’t have anything in your stash for this row.

The row for today is a line of ...

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October 7, 2020
Stamping Fun for Autumn Jubilee from From My Carolina Home

Autumn is my favorite time of year, and I like to send cards to celebrate the season.  I have sent Thanksgiving cards for years and they are always eagerly anticipated by my family who live out of state.  So let’s stamp some cards today for #AutumnJubilee2020!

Ever since I discovered Impression Obsession, I have loved the sentiments and motifs they offer.  I like that you have the option of how your stamps are mounted, so I can save money using my acrylic blocks, plus they take up less space than the wood mounts.  Wood mounts are still available for ...

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October 5, 2020
Autumn Jubilee Wool Stitch Along from From My Carolina Home

Are you having fun with Autumn Jubilee? (#AutumnJubilee2020)  Today we continue with a new wool stitchery project.  I hope you like this new design!  This year we will make a wool pillow for a lovely Autumn accent.  You can also finish this into a wall hanging if you choose not to do a pillow.  Begin with selecting some beautiful wool felts or wool fabrics for your project. I ordered my wool felt for this project pictured below from One of the Flock, today’s giveaway sponsor. The felts are lovely soft, and the colors are stunning for fall projects.  Choose ...

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October 4, 2020
Autumn Jubilee Sew Along from From My Carolina Home

For the sewists in our community, I hope you like this design that will take advantage of more than usual on your sewing machines.  The whole idea here is to stretch your abilities just a bit with a little more challenge, and you’ll end up with a very usable project. (#AutumnJubilee2020)

The sew along will make a fabulous strip pieced bag you can use as a purse, or a tote.  Plus we’ll do some embellishments to make it your own.  Begin by pulling out a jelly roll, or choosing 8 pretty fabrics to cut width-of-fabric strips. You’ll ...

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October 2, 2020
Autumn Jubilee Quilt Along – Week 1 from From My Carolina Home

Today we begin the quilt along for our Autumn Jubilee Quilt for 2020!! (#AutumnJubilee2020)  I really like this design, and I hope you do too.  This year, it will be a mystery, but each week will have a reveal.  How can I do that, you ask?  Read on!!

This year, the Autumn Jubilee Quilt Along is a Row Quilt!  I have designed each row to use up scraps, and go together nicely.  This week, we do the top and bottom rows, because I know you are excited and need a week’s worth of sewing.  So dig out your 2-1 ...

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October 1, 2020
Autumn Jubilee 2020 Begins!! from From My Carolina Home

Wow, it is the fifth year for Autumn Jubilee, and this is going to be the best yet! I never thought when I did this for the first time in 2016 that it would grow the way it has. But, I should have known that I am not the only one that loves Autumn!  Cooler temperatures, rich fall colors inside on quilts and tables, wearing favorite sweaters, and drives on the parkway to see the explosion of color in the trees are just a few of the delights of this season. This year, new vendors join favorite regular sponsors for ...

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September 18, 2020
fall finish from Making A Lather

I rarely manage to finish a topical quilt in time for any season. This year, I have finished patriotic quilts in time for July 4th, and, now, a fall quilt in time for fall. I must admit, that when I decide which quilts, in my personal blacklog, I am going to quilt, I start with the smallest or the easiest.

I started this one in November 2018 as a mystery quilt at my carolina home. Carole from from My Carolina home offered a quilt along mystery called autumn jubilee.  I worked on it  here and here

I used a flannel ...

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October 30, 2019
Autumn Jubilee – One More Day of Fun from From My Carolina Home

Today is the last day of Autumn Jubilee, and I still haven’t been able to show all the things in my head. Plus, there are some great deals and specials going with the Autumn Jubilee sponsors, check out the list at the bottom.  Halloween is tomorrow, so I have just enough time to show you a Halloween tablescape to cap off this month long event.   Starting with the centerpiece, this little ceramic jack-0-lantern is really special to me.  My mother and I both had one.  We got them while shopping at a special store all decked out for fall ...

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October 28, 2019
Autumn Jubilee Fabric Crafting – Recovering a Lamp Shade from From My Carolina Home

Autumn Jubilee has to include some crafting time, and this one will use fabric.  I found this little lamp at a thrift store (naturally, LOL!!), and it was the size I wanted for the den.  I needed a small lamp to provide some low light for the room when we are watching movies.  My Sweet Babboo likes to turn off the lights and have a home theater effect, but having all the lights off is actually too dark and creates a bit of eye strain looking at the TV.  So, a small light is nice.  I had a really small ...

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October 27, 2019
Autumn Jubilee Stamping Fun from From My Carolina Home

One of the things I really enjoy is making and sending cards for the Autumn season, and particularly Thanksgiving.  Friends and family love getting them.  With a love of pumpkins and all things Autumn, this is a great time to stamp and play with paper.  I have a couple of stamp sets that are perfect for Autumn cards, plus adding some stickers is a fun way to dress up and add marvelous detail to designs.

Autumn Jubilee Stamping at

For this simple card, I stamped the sentiment in the lower right from the set So Very Thankful, added a ribbon above and a cute ...

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October 25, 2019
Autumn Jubilee Harvest Star Quilt Along Finishing from From My Carolina Home

Today we finish up the quilt along table runner, and I’ll show you some more ideas for making full quilts from the blocks.  We left off last week here, with two quarter-square triangle blocks, one on each side of the Tri Recs Star block.

For the Harvest Star runner, I added only one border 2-1/2-inches wide.  Quilt as desired.  I used a leaf pantograph to blend with the Harvest theme.  The project is small enough to quilt on a domestic machine.  Stitch in the ditch and free motion quilting are just a couple of ideas.

When quilting is ...

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October 23, 2019
Autumn Jubilee – Kitchen Wreath from From My Carolina Home

Autumn Jubilee continues today with a project featuring a new idea for your jelly roll strip leftovers.  We’ll make an Autumn Kitchen Wreath!  Of course, you could use Christmas fabric jelly roll strips for a Christmas theme wreath, or really any color scheme you like.  Use your kitchen colors for an everyday addition to your decor.  I got the idea for this when I found several of these straw wreaths at the thrift store.  Normally, I don’t like to use these as they drop bits of straw all over the place.  But, with a bit of crafting, they ...

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October 21, 2019
Autumn Jubilee Sewing Project – Placemats from From My Carolina Home

Time for another sewing project, as Autumn Jubilee continues.  October is just slipping away too quickly!!  As promised, today I’ll show you the tutorial for the placemats from yesterday’s tablescape.  These are quick and easy to sew using chain piecing methods.  The finished size is 12-1/2 x 18-1/2 inches.

Autumn Jubilee Placemats at

Bernie’s bundle will have some half yard pieces, and some fat quarters, and will be enough to do six placemats with this pattern.  You’ll need eighteen 5-3/4-inch print squares (six of each of the three colors) and seventy-two 3-3/8-inch white background squares.  The ...

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October 20, 2019
Autumn on the Blue Ridge Tablescape from From My Carolina Home

Nothing is more beautiful than Autumn in the Blue Ridge mountains.  We are so lucky to live here, and the explosion of color in the trees is wonderful, even in a year that has been too warm for too long.  Finally, we are seeing some of the Autumn glory, now that the temperatures are getting cooler at night.  It is the ideal time to showcase a pretty table of Autumn leaves. Now, here is the fun surprise, another free pattern to come! Bernie from Needle and Foot sent me some fabrics she will have in a bundle, and I have ...

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