The Saturday Seven Inspiration for Quilters 100 is a smorgasbord of fun things for quilters: find patterns, notions, recipes, good reads and more! I’m pretty excited about this being the one hundredth post…so I think a giveaway is in order! I’m actually at International Quilt Market this weekend…but leave a comment with a topic you’d like to see on these posts, and I’ll pick a couple of winners to send some Quilt Market goodies to when I get back! (Photos in today’s post are of quilts and projects from our Summer Sweet collection showing this weekend).
1. Good Eats
These Honey Buffalo Wings with Homemade Ranch look amazing…perfect fall food! This Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff also looks like a great fall meal (easy, too). This list of “5 Quick Lunch Ideas with a Rotisserie Chicken” is a good one. And for the sweet tooth…I need to try these Costco Copycat Crumb Pumpkin Muffins.
2. October Sew Sampler Box
The theme for the October Sew Sampler Box is “Savanna Sewfari.” Such a fun theme with some fun things inside, including:
- The Adventure Fat Eighth Bundle by Elizabeth Hartman–such a fun mix of fabrics. Find them here.
- A Fun Fat Quarter Shop Tin for storing so many little items.
- Sewing Edge Stops–tape for sewing straight seams.
- Mini Kona Color Calendar for 2020–so fun!
- Goodness Grows Block 7.
- And…some terrific sale coupons!
3. To Sew & Quilt
There are so many things to sew for the holidays which are just around the corner. Here are a few ideas…Such a cute Fabric Book Cover Tutorial you can find here. I also loved the tutorial for these Fabric Covered Needle Cards. And this free Oven Mitt Pattern is a great project as well.
So many good ideas here about “Creating the Habit of Not Being Busy.” And from the same author, this article on “Live on Purpose” also has a lot of great ideas.
5. Thought Provoking
I loved these thoughts on Innovation and Maintenance…and how they relate to quilters and quilting. Read this interesting post here.
6. Book Shelf
I am absolutely loving this book and should finish it up this weekend. And did you know I have copies of the new Moda All-Stars Mix It Up book in my shop here…free shipping!
7. Earlier this Week on the Blog
Here are the posts you might have missed from earlier this week:
- More Sewing Room Organization Hacks: Answers to YOUR Questions
- 9 Pressing Essentials for Quilters
- Sunday Best Quilts Sampler Block 5
I hope you enjoyed the Saturday Seven 100 post! If you are looking for more inspiration, you can find all of the other posts in the series here.
Pamela Liebold says
Thank you for including articles about simplifying life. I I always try to find ways they can make my life less stressful. Enjoy your weekend.
I can’t really think of anything you should add to Saturday 7. I love the ideas for gifts today.
Love your blog and videos ❤️
Hi Sherri, ‘grats on your 100th SS post – exciting! Would love to see more posts on pre-cuts projects whether storage/organization ideas or quick gifts, small quilts, bigger quilts too. Time-savers are great! Another thought: the more holiday, the better. Lastly, been thinking about red/white or blue/white quilts and projects, looking fwd to seeing more about your latest from the blue/white book. Thanks – Kathleen
RACHEL HEWLETT says
I’d love to see some fun quilting with kids project ideas or patterns!
Ruth Lochary says
I am so glad I found your blog. I love the Saturday 7! I also love posts about precuts. They make it so much easier to fit quilting in my crazy schedule. Thanks, Ruth
I think “Feed Your Spirit” would be a good, broad category. I wake up on Saturday, excited because your blog will ‘hit’ my world. Thanks so much!
Lisa Lehmann says
Color. When designing a line of fabric what makes you choose the colors you do? Do you have the end product(quilts) in mind? Do you want the new line to blend with the previous lines? Are the specific colors what you are personally drawn to?
Laurie Ladd says
I am always reading articles on how to stay healthy. Your blog is fun to read. Thank you for all you do for us quilters.
Elizabeth Smith says
Your Saturday posts have been great reads. I can’t think of anything to add at the moment.
Patricia Melilli says
Love the Saturday inspiration! Have fun at Quilt Market!
Hoping I can ein!
I am new to your blog but enjoy all of you posts. I have been working at decluttering my home and life. So ideas in using up scraps of fabric would be great.
I also would like to make or sew quilts or other item to donate. I am interested in that information.
Keep up the good work and thank you for your inspiration.
Cheryl Gamble says
I love the Saturday 7 and start each Saturday morning reading your blog post with my first cup of coffee. I love that it is a mix of lots of things. This morning, I printed the Beef Stroganoff recipe and I’ve downloaded the book you mentioned to start later in my sewing room. I have been introduced to so many other blogs through your Saturday morning round up. Thanks!
Edie Taylor says
Sherri, I love your blog. It is well organized and informative. I would however make a suggestion and that is to have an annual subscription fee to read your blog without all the annoying (sorry to say) pop up ads. He k out the Jillee blog where she offers this and for some people it is better without ads, but she still has her regular blog. The paid subscription is Jillee OGT Plus. Enjoy Houston.
Amy Jolly says
Always love what you share! I’m making a bag right now, and it’s fun! I can’t wait to look at more of yours!
Tammy Durham says
Love reading your post! I have really liked your organization post. This is my biggest struggle to keep it this way. ? Would love any tips you have on quilting your pieces. Thanks and enjoy the market!
Jacqueline Celestine says
I enjoy the Saturday seven posts….you sure come up with some great ideas. Something I’d like to see is ideas to use layer cakes. You are inspiring. thank you!
Candice LeCody says
Love your Saturday inspiration. A new topic might be “Nifty Notions”. What’s s the newest ruler or other notion that has Quilt Market abuzz.
Stephanie Sparks says
I’m fairly new to your blog, so I may have missed previous posts. I really like the sewing ideas for projects that can be completed quickly like the book cover and oven mitt. They’re great ideas for using up scraps of fabric. Have you ever taught paper pricing on the blog? I’ve been wanting to try that but have no idea how to begin. I enjoy your posts! Your patterns and fabrics are beautiful.
I have a zipper phobia! Can you help? I’d love to see a video!
Congrats on #100! I’d love to see more organization posts and what to make with all these scraps I have. Enjoy market!
Debbie Darlington says
I understand the desire to feed families (of 4 or more), I’ve been through that time. Now I face the daunting task of cooking HEALTHY for one. I greatly enjoy your blog, the pictures of quilts are so inspiring!
Stephanie Woodward says
Zippers would be a good topic, as would piecing. Just simple paper piecing would be nice. Thank you for all you do for us.
Joy Dickson says
I love your Saturday seven posts. Keep up the good work.
Sharon Cheyne says
I absolutely love your blog! I really enjoy Saturday 7. Im looking forward to seeing pictures of your new sewing room! Your organization ideas are the best! Enjoy Houston!
I can’t really think of anything you cover so much already. You always have great ideas and share wonderful gift ideas. Thank you for all you do.
I like small projects this time of year. Whether they are mini quilts, bins, baskets, purses, etc. the small items are quick and great for gifting.
Your blog is great as you cover so many topics already. Very enjoyable and full of inspiration. Thank you.
Julie Kennedy says
Your Saturday Seven posts are required reading with my coffee on Saturday mornings–so many great ideas. I would love to see some new ideas for using jelly rolls or layer cakes.
Jean Farrington says
I would love tips from you on quilt labeling techniques! Have fun at market!!!!
Sherri, I enjoy your Saturday morning Blog. You have the best ideas. You have helped me to prepare for sewing and leave my area organized. I also have my.smaller pieces folded. And sorted by color. Just keep up the good work..Kathy
I know you primarily make beautiful quilts, but I am so confused about the different types of interfacings and when to use them, especially when it comes to bags and totes. Thank you for all the work you put into Saturday Seven, have fun at Quilt Market!
Cindy Smith says
I too enjoy the Saturday Seven posts. I would like to see a free quilt pattern or quilt block with images and links. I wish there were not so many pop ups on the site.
LeAnn Hall says
While I really enjoy Saturday Seven just as it is, I could make one suggestion. I really enjoy seeing your quilting-related travel posts. So an occasional addition of fun trip ideas for ladies & gents who like to sew could be fun. Thanks Sherri!
Ellen Ambron says
What a great idea to wrap up the week on your blog. Love the variety of topics covered. Future topics that might be interesting care and feeding of a quilters Matt (is it time to replace or can it be smoothed out), other techniques to add to a quilt (fabric folding, edges or piping), using up those scrap strips successfully
Lots of good stuff in Saturday 7 already. If I had to name something to add, it might be a new product, can’t live without tool, or craft room must haves suggestion. I also love quilting book recommendations. I can’t wait to see what’s happening at Quilt Market.
Kathy E. says
Happy 100th post! I always enjoy the Saturday Seven and get lots of ideas and inspiration.
Besides sewing ideas and recipes, I’d love to see unique Amazon finds, new podcasts, and tips on home organization. Love all that you do!
Karen Tatro says
I’m a newbie to your blogs and I enjoy them so much. Love seeing the photos and getting inspiration!
Kathleen reeve says
Happy 100th! I enjoy all of your posts and find the quilt pictures inspiring. I want all of your fabrics….they all coordinate which is lovely.
Sherrill L Ash says
I would like to see more images of the things you are posting about.
I agree with Jean. I would love to see a post on quilt labels. I know it’s something I should do, but don’t have any idea how to get started.
Christine Zinni says
First thing on Saturday morning I read your blog post. You cover so many topics already, but if I had to pick another topic maybe machine quilting. Thank you for all you do.
Love Saturday 7 from how you organize it to all the great ideas! Appreciate you finding it and putting it all in one post! Have fun at market!
T Holzer says
I don’t think that you need to change the content of these posts, Sherri. I love the recipes and patterns and books and articles that you source for us. I wish I was at Market to see what all there is to see. I bet it is overwhelming!! Enjoy!
Sally Christiansen says
I think you do a great job of sharing different topics on your Saturday Seven post. You always have a great variety of different things. Love your blog and your sharing of your talents.
Monna Shaner says
Wishing I was there. Love to see new things.
Denise Wertz says
I always start my weekend with Saturday 7! Great mix of quilting, homemaking and real life. Thank you for your blog.
Kerry Linklater says
Saturday 7 is my favourite out of all of your posts! Thank you!
As others have said you do have such a great variety already! Any help with zippers ( they really stress me out), simple paper piecing and quilts using jelly rolls would be great. And please keep those Christmas/ Holiday ideas coming!
Peggy S says
I love to see posts on new notions. Anything that makes our life of quilting easier. Have fun at Quilt market.
I like your Saturday Seven, congratulations on 100. I can’t think of anything I would add, you do a great job with it.
Nonnie Anne says
I always enjoy opening your Saturday 7 email and clicking over to the blog. My favorite segments are when you talk about work habits and organization – both of space and time. Thanks for the informative and fun series!
Kristi Castanette says
Congratulations on 100 Saturday Seven posts! I’ve read every one and always find them interesting and informative.
You may have already posted about this topic and I’ve forgotten (I’m no Spring chicken any more) but I would like information on how you store your finished quilts and especially how to prevent those dreaded creases. Thanks., Sherri.
Loraine Jarman says
I like all your posts, especially the organization items.
Gwynette in NWArkansas says
I am inspired each Saturday to cook a new dish or think about new sewing products. I love your organizational tips……can always use those. Congratulations on 100 weeks of providing a wide variety of interesting topics. I do have some trouble reading your blog as the pink and blue print seems light and hard to read. As I get older, dark print is my friend!!
Have enjoyed all 100 posts. I would like to see a video or tutorial on how to flatten out a Sean where two seams meet. I have heard you can clip stitches in two seams and rotate to get a flat middle, but cannot seem to figure it out. Any shortcuts or extra tips are helpful.
Carol San Diego says
I’d like to see gift idea from the quilting world. Love your blog!
Karen Scharer says
Just love your blog. Thanks for all of the organizing tips. I would love to see a video of your new room. Thank you.
Vicki Kashon says
Congrats on your 100th Saturday Seven post! They’re always great to read! Links to sewing rooms and studios would be nice. I love to see other peoples creative sewing spaces.
Stephanie Hironimus says
I am new to your Saturday 7 posts and was curious where the name Saturday 7 came from… I love mini quilts – maybe a pattern for.a mini Sampler would be fun! Congrats on 100 Saturday posts & enjoy Quilt Matket!
Diane W says
Show us the newest notions from quilt market. Also, patterns for pouches, pin cushions…or maybe just other projects than quilts. All I make are quilts and I keep thinking I should make other useful things too. I love Saturday Seven!
Maryanne Richards says
Thank you for the posts each week and all the links to recipes and projects. I would love to see what inspires your fabric lines. Do you create doodles or do you get inspiration from nature? Thank you.
Elizabeth/David Eastmond says
Another stellar Saturday Seven Post.
Have fun at Market!! And thanks for the shout-out 🙂
Mary Hibbert says
Love Saturday 7. Congratulations on 100 posts. I would like to hear more about the creative process for creating quilts and fabric.
jeanette withrow says
Love your blog so much helpful information. Is like to know when you design a quilt how do you decide on the slashing and boarders?
Wow, congratulations on 100 fabulous Saturday Seven posts! I especially love your organisation, stash/scrap posts and small projects ideas posts. I would love some insight as to how other quilters work out what is the best pattern to use with particular fabric they have in their stash. It sounds crazy, but I struggle to decide and stress that I will regret my choice, especially with special fabric that is no longer available! There is so much inspiration and patterns out there, how do you narrow it down? Many thanks for your great efforts on your blog, Kelly
I am really interested in simplifying in the quilting arena – blogs, boards, books, patterns, block of the months, computer overload of emails, instagrams, facebook, photos, emails, saved pdfs, patterns, pics, folders, etc. Definitely busy with nothing to show. Love the organization and simplifying posts.
Kaye Mattson says
Do you block your quilts? If you do, could you please explain How to do it. I always look forward to reading your Saturday 7!
Pamela Boatright says
Congrats on SS100! I always love seeing organization ideas.
Deborah Jeter says
I always enjoy the Saturday Seven as a change from your regular posts. A little of this, a little of that. I hit Instagram earlier today and saw some of the market pictures, things were looking good. One thing I am looking forward to is an unveiling of the new sewing room. Love the new bags, are there going to be patterns soon? Thanks, Debbie
I can’t wait to read your Saturday 7 every Saturday morning. I especially love seeing all the inspirational pictures. I really wouldn’t change a thing. Thank you for all the great things you find for us and congrats on your 100th post!
Gail Staehle says
Congrats on your !00th Saturday posts and thinking about this you cover so many of the things we do and so much info and I enjoy every post. I would love to see a post or maybe a blurb on updating areas or fabrics and how it would stimulate us to be productive in our area. I do know I did a cleaning and moved my room around and found rearranging and taking out unwanted items helped to change out my work area and added my ipod for some music and so much more relaxing… I guess changing our area stimulating and helpful and how to go about it.
My daughter is new to quilting and your posts have really been an inspiration to us both. It seems there is always something new and fun to learn.
Allison B says
I really enjoy reading your posts, and I just bookmarked the Costco Pumpkin Muffin copycat recipe. I can’t wait for the info on that new bag.
Lynn E Krise says
I am a beginner quilter and I love reading your blog. To me, cutting is the hardest thing about quilting. Especially cutting white background fabric because I usually have several yds. On hand.
Also I would like ideas of how to display quilted projects in your home.. Thank you for your very interesting blog!
Gloria B says
Love your info! How about ideas for incorporating printed or embroidered hankies into more current projects.
Brenda Hotinger says
Congratulations on your 100th Saturday 7. I look forward to reading it every Saturday. I enjoy all your topics, but a new one to add would be tips, quilting or household, your own or another bloggers. Thanks for taking the time to put the Saturday post together.
Linda boggio says
Quilt market is so fun. Good ideas &good times! Cannot wait to see what you found for us.
Sandy Claessens says
I really enjoy your Saturday posts. How about some new way s to use five inch squares. I have so many. I have never seen a pic of your daughter, how about one? Thanks
Becky S says
Thanks for all of your Saturday Seven posts – I enjoy reading them. I know a lot of work must go in to writing them every week. I would love to see more ideas for quick quilty gifts to make.
Donna Fraher says
Congratulations on your 100th Saturday Seven posts. I just received your Sunday Best Quilts Book. I love everything about your posts. You have included everything from quilts, other quilters, to recipes, books, articles on self help. Yes I would love to see maybe more ideas with layer cakes and charms. I love your fabrics also. Thank you for all you do.
Love your blog. I wouldn’t change a thing!
I very much enjoy reading your posts. One thing I would like to know is how you determine how wide to make your sashing. Your sashing just really sets off your quilts. It just adds so much to them!
If you enjoy reading books about good habits, I highly recommend The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg. Also, love that tote bag!
Cindy Berry says
I enjoy your posts on articles you have read and on sewing organization, so just more of that. Thanks and enjoy quilt market.
Fairly new to the blog and I’m enjoying the articles about organization very much. Enjoy quilt market – saw you with Kimberly Jolly on FQS Youtube!
Always enjoy the mix in your Saturday 7. My favorite parts are about organization and your sewing room so more of those please. Thanks!
Karen Seitz says
Hi, Sherri. Congratulations on your 100th SS post! I would love to see some tips on bag making or suggestions for altering bag patterns. Thanks!
Congrats on #100, Sherri!
Love your Saturday 7 ! I always get inspiration.
Traci slomba says
Love all your posts! I look forward to reading new ones!
How to you stay focused on a project when there are so many beautiful ideas and projects. I often find myself daydreaming of things to make! Also, with so many wonderful fabric options, how do you decide which fabrics to use in projects?