First you’ll want to do a little organizing…pull out the finished quilt tops that are ready for quilting and piece backings if necessary. Organize (or at least make a list of) your unfinished quilts or works in progress. Make a plan for how many of these projects you’ll work on each month or each quarter of the new year. Having a “work in progress” sew day each week or month can really help get these project moving along.
I always like to do some organizing in my sewing room at the beginning of the year. Even if I just organize one or two areas things seem so much better. This year I tackled my thread (I literally had thread in bins from the 1980’s when I was sewing a lot of clothes). I went through every spool and even ended up with a bag of threads to donate.
Be sure to save room on your list for some “spontaneous” sewing and quilting. Save time to join in a quilt-a-long or sewing challenge–there are many available on-line and through your local quilt shops.
Maybe this is the year you’ll perfect the skill of piecing hexagons…
Or maybe you’ll make your first Bella solids quilt. Whatever your goals and thoughts for sewing in the new year…take a little time to get organized, and then ready, set, sew!