Go Back  Quiltingboard Forums > Main
2014 Quilting Resolutions? >

2014 Quilting Resolutions?

2014 Quilting Resolutions?

Old 12-24-2013, 10:34 AM
Super Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Delmarva Peninsula
Posts: 1,151
Default 2014 Quilting Resolutions?

As the house is all ready for my Christmas Eve guests, I just sat down in my sewing room and started thinking about 2014. I have to do a baby girl quilt (by February), 2 grand daughter quilts (college/high school grads) by May next year. And started thinking about the problems I had with quilting in 2013. To help me enjoy quilting more (for me) I made some important decisions (resolutions)

1.) Organize my notions, they are all over in different drawers, tubs, bags - I have doubles, triples of everything it seems.

2). I am overwhelmed by fabric abundance, so I am going to put together quilt kits in "dollar store" tubs. Put all the bags of scraps into 2 medium tubs, the rest of the scraps I will let go. Then I will put all large 5 yards or more fabric on boards to make it easier to see potential backings.

3). Buy extra bobbins, and when I put together a project, wind 6 or 7 bobbins and put them and the spool of thread with the fabric.

4). I am going to give myself "permission" (silly but I have to do this) to have 4 or 5 quilting projects going at the same time. Maybe this will prevent me from getting bored with a project and creating more UFO's.

5). I will buy no new fabric unless it is for a project (baby girl quilt). (Ongoing fabric moratorium - first resolution usually broken).

Any suggestions for me to add,

What are your quilting resolutions for 2014?
nhweaver is offline  
Old 12-24-2013, 10:37 AM
Power Poster
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Southern California
Posts: 19,131

I am too old to make resolutions. I will try to organized my quilting area, but I have had that for my resolution for the past 20 years. Maybe if I don't make a resolution, it just might get done this year !!
ManiacQuilter2 is offline  
Old 12-24-2013, 10:38 AM
Super Member
AngeliaNR's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: SW Missouri
Posts: 2,987

I want to work on techniques next year.
AngeliaNR is offline  
Old 12-24-2013, 11:03 AM
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 66

I am resolving to finish all the quilts that I have started in the past years that haven't gotten done. Same resolution that I made the past two years.
Bobquilts is offline  
Old 12-24-2013, 11:08 AM
Power Poster
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 15,640

Do some --- quilting, that is. My UFO pile is high so I have choices.
MadQuilter is offline  
Old 12-24-2013, 11:12 AM
Junior Member
Groovy Pieces's Avatar
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Scrap Bag, NC
Posts: 160

I resolve not to buy any more quilt books and/or patterns ​. . . GP
Groovy Pieces is offline  
Old 12-24-2013, 11:30 AM
Super Member
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Rapid City, SD
Posts: 4,961

I want to learn how to make mitered borders in order to finish my Women of Courage quilt.
I want to learn how to make bias stems using bias bars in order to finish my pineapple quilt.
I want to practice quilting on my "cheater" quilt in order to gain confidence to quilt my patriotic quilt.
I want to clean the closet in my sewing room in order to continue organizing my sewing room. (I've ruler folded and put away most of my fabric by color).

I think that is probably more than enough to get me through the year!!

Merry Christmas every one.
Nammie to 7 is offline  
Old 12-24-2013, 11:45 AM
Senior Member
quiltswithdogs's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: San Francisco Bay-Area...Union City
Posts: 444

I must set aside current projects for myself that are to try new patterns and techniques until I begin and totally finish the quilt projects for 4 brides.... both my daughters, my niece, a friend's daughter I've watched grow up. Since my Rheumatoid Arthritis occasionally flares up to more pain and fatigue, it's crucial to complete each gift...early. 2 need to be done by April and the other 2 by July. So, even with absolute deadlines to be met, I will have a fun quilting year!

By the way, Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays to everyone of you!
quiltswithdogs is offline  
Old 12-24-2013, 11:48 AM
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: earth
Posts: 63

my goals for the next few months:
~to learn to machine quilt (i'm new...still haven't attempted anything bec i'm scared...think i'll take a class on it first)
~to finish my quilt my grandmother and i started in 1991
~to finish the other 'practice' quilts i've started...
i have no idea how long this will take me. i'm a weekend sewer/quilter. so these goals may take up all of 2014
peachs is offline  
Old 12-24-2013, 11:59 AM
Super Member
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: South Louisiana
Posts: 2,076

The list is endless but the two main ones are:
1 Practice more and take a class on FMQ
2 Get my scraps cut and organized.
patsynel is offline  
Related Topics
Thread Starter
Last Post
QuiltingBoard Challenges & Contests
12-06-2014 06:06 AM
Member Swaps and Round/Row Robins
06-02-2014 06:11 AM
Twisted Quilter
01-02-2011 09:30 AM
01-03-2010 10:18 AM
12-12-2008 07:19 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

FREE Quilting Newsletter