Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Tips for Organizing | Quilting & Sewing

Hello! On Wednesdays I try to post a little more about the process of things I'm working on, and this week I thought I'd not only share my works in progress but also give you some ideas on how I stay organized on more of a weekly basis.

This week is going to be busy, so it's even more important that I keep track of 



the most important things for me to work on. While I have a big deadline project this week, it's also important to me to keep working on "fun" things too. And you know I've been wanting to get my pineapple quilt finished up before summer!  Since I would really like to get the remaining seven blocks finished up as soon as possible, I've given myself just a portion to do this week.


Although I generally plan first on a monthly basis, lately I've been doing most of my sewing and quilting planning on a weekly basis because it just seems to work for me. Sometimes I get more accomplished than I think I will (and sometimes less), so re-evaluating more frequently keeps me in check.

In the past I have just kept notes on a calendar or notepad, but then I got the idea to make a weekly sheet for my organizing, and my daughter Chelsi made it cute for me!



You can see from looking at my list that I've kept the list pretty compact this week. Number two of my sewing/quilting goals for the week is a magazine project with a looming deadline. It will take most of my time...or at least I feel like it needs to get finished first. So I don't have as many projects listed in that category as I might have another week.

As far as organizing goes this week, I'll be doing well to sort one of my storage bins. But I do want to finish sorting my Creekside scraps and trim about 50 more of the hst's I talked about last week. These are both projects I can do while watching Fixer Upper episodes I keep on the DVR! 



Finally, I want to make all of the hst's for my remaining pineapple blocks which led me to make this fabric pull the other evening! Some of the pieces and scraps are left over from my Pineapple mini quilt, but I pulled more from the stash to go along with those!

So...here's hoping you have a wonderful Wednesday and an organized jump start to your current projects. You can download the PDF for my organizing sheet--hope it helps a little...I know it's really been working for me!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

14 comments:

Chelle (Dana) said...

Enjoyed reading your post on how you organize your projects and stay on task. That's something I really need to do. Going to go back through your blog again, which I do often, and see if you have shared how you store each WIP project. Right now I have a small 12 x 12 plastic storage for each project, but some projects it's too small for.

Needled Mom said...

Great idea. I love all of those yellow and greens too. I see lots of pretty pineapples there.

Hildy said...

Thank you and Chelsi for the sheet what a great way to keep tracks for your weekly projects!

Elaine M said...

Thank you and Chelsi for the great organizing worksheet. Please put it in your list of tutorials so it will be easy to find in the future.

em's scrapbag said...

Great tips on staying on top of things. Chelsi did a great job on your cute to do sheet

Deonn said...

Thanks for the cute download - this may help my scattered approach to quilting!

Helen L said...

Thanks for the download, and tell Chelsi thanks for making it cute!! :-) But it's going to make the wait for Creekside even longer as I will keep seeing the pretty roses from the line! :-D HUgs, H

Susan Smith said...

Thank you for the download! From your first picture of it, I was hoping you were going to share it!

Leslie said...

oh thank you for sharing! i am a total list maker and will totally use this! thanks!

Karen said...

Thanks for the sew cute organizing sheet!

Nancy E said...

Sherri, I really appreciate and look forward to your posts! They are easy to read and follow and make sense to me plus your fabric pictures are beautiful and inspire me to pull from my own considerable stash! Thank you!

Linda said...

Well, I downloaded the lovely pdf...it is putting things into practice that is the challenge! You are inspiring, and appreciate all you share with us!! Happy spring!

Alycia Quiltygirl.com said...

I'm new to your blog - love the tips on organzing ;-)

KaHolly said...

Enjoyed your post on becoming better organized. Thank you for the PDF. Maybe it will help me to plan my sewing better! XO

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