Hello, friends! Thanks so much for stopping by to read about the A Quilting Life Best Posts 2023. It is really so much fun to see what the most-read posts were for the year and to look back and think about what my favorite posts and projects were. I never let myself look at the yearly stats for post page-views until December, so it’s always a real treat to see the results. Keep reading to see the most-read posts in order along with an additional list of free pattern posts that didn’t make the top 12.
A Quilting Life Best Posts 2023
Most Read Posts from A Quilting Life in 2023
1. A Quilting Life Block of the Month Posts
The A Quilting Life Block of the Month posts are always one of the most-read posts of the month. I love sharing these blocks and projects each year. I also want to thank everyone for all of the kind words about this year’s blocks and finishing. I’ll be sharing all of the details you need to be ready for next year’s Block of the Month next week.
2. 5 Decluttering Tips to Purge a Fabric Stash
Other than the Block of the Month posts, and direct searches for the A Quilting Life blog, this decluttering post was the most-read post of the year. I definitely will be sharing more ideas on this subject in 2024 as I’ve been doing quite a bit of this over the past month or two.
3. Simple Scrappy Quilt (Free Pattern)
This post shared a fun scrappy quilt I pieced modeled after one of my grandmother’s scrappy quilts. I loved seeing all of the versions of this show up online!
4. Scrappy Gumdrops Quilt
My Scrappy Gumdrops Quilt was a previously published quilt pattern that I published recently in PDF format. There are also tips on this post for making scrap quilts. I still feel like I need to make more of these–it would be so fun in Christmas scraps!
5. Sewing Room Ideas & Organization
I’m always thinking about ways to organize my sewing room so that I can spend more time doing the quilting that I love so much. There are simple organization and storage tips included here, and this post rounded out the top five for the year.
6. Easy Placemat Patterns
Placemats are one of my favorites to make and gift (after table runners). Read this post and get one of my favorite free placemat patterns.
7. Simple Gift Ideas for Quilters
This post is a recent one–it’s always fun to see a post make the top posts list even when published later in the year.
8. A Guide to Setting Quilt Blocks
Often I write posts after they are requested by one of my readers. This was one of those posts, and I added in some of my best tips for the topic. If you have a subject you’d like me to write about, please feel free to email me.
9. Precut Friendly Quilt Ideas
Everyone loves precuts. But I know we all have them sitting on a shelf or in a drawer, too. This post shares lots of ideas for making the most of those precuts you can’t bear to open!
10. Simple Mini Charm Zipper Bag (Free Pattern)
I love to make Mini Charm projects, and this Simple Mini Charm Zipper Bag is one I’ve made many times over the years. Be sure to download the free pattern if you missed this one (plus, I have a video tutorial for this on our YouTube Channel).
11. Orange Peel Tutorial and Pillow (Free Pattern)
One of my quilting goals for 2023 was to make an orange peel project. I got it done with a free tutorial and pillow pattern. Now that I’m comfortable with these blocks I do plan to make more of them!
12. How to Make a Table Runner
My family knows that as soon as I get new fabric I make a table runner to see how the prints and patterns play with each other. So, it’s only natural that I wrote a post with my thoughts and tips on making table runners.
Free Pattern Posts from 2023
Along with the three posts containing a free pattern in the list above, there were a couple others you might be interested in that also share free pattern PDFs. (And watch for one more free pattern coming soon before the end of the year).
- How to Make a Simple Pincushion
- Mini Charm Pillow & Table Mat Tutorial
- Free Table Runner Pattern (coming soon)
More Thoughts on this Year with A Quilting Life
I do love seeing which posts were most useful to my readers. It’s incredibly helpful as I plan for the year ahead. But there is so much more that I think about when I look back over the year. I’m looking forward to writing another review post where I’ll share more of the quilts and projects I pieced and also share more of a 2023 recap.
Thanks so much for stopping by for the A Quilting Life 2023 Best Posts post. Happy quilting