As a quilter, I often find myself looking to other quilts for inspiration. There are so many amazing quilts being made every single day (check out our #msqcshowandtell on Instagram for some excellent examples), so between that and weekly MSQC Tutorials, it’s pretty easy to come up with a long quilting bucket list, meticulously prioritized by how excited I am to try out a pattern.
The part that kind of sneaks up on you is that it’s also easy to go to those same sources of inspiration and then compare your quilt to theirs. Maybe your points aren’t as pointy or your squares don’t line up as perfectly as theirs. I’m here to tell you that it’s okay! Don’t compare your work to that of a professional quilter. You are on your own quilting journey! Your latest quilt is probably a little bit better than the last one or maybe you’re more confident to try slightly more difficult patterns. Wherever you are on your quilting journey today, decide to BE HAPPY with the progress you’ve made since your first quilt!
So, enjoy your quilting journey and take the time to celebrate successes. While you’re at it, click on the image above to download your own copy of this adorable word art, so you can print and display it in your sewing room! We hope you can display this printable somewhere that will help you remember how good life is when you make time for quilting! Happy Motivational Monday and Happy National Quilting Week! #makesomethingtoday
For the month of March we’re celebrating National Quilting Month! And how can we make the most of our celebration? By making something every single day! That’s why our focus for the month is #makesomethingtoday. You don’t have to make an entire quilt every single day (unless you want to), but you can make SOMETHING each day. Even if it’s one step of a block or one finished quilt block each day, we believe in doing something small every day.
That sounds reasonable, doesn’t it? Yet, if it was super easy, we would have been doing it all along! There are so many different things that might be keeping you from making something today, whether it’s organization, not having a specific space where you can always go to sew… or maybe you need a little bit of motivation! Today and every Monday in the month of March, we hope we can provide you with a little bit of motivation to #makesomethingtoday. We’re going to be offering a new art printable every Monday, so you can take it to your local printer or even just print it at home. Surround yourself with motivational words and art and maybe you’ll remember to take the time to make something small each day.
Okay, so maybe quilting isn’t the most frugal choice of pastime, but with our daily deals and awesome specials, you can totally make a quilt for cheaper than a regular visit to a therapist (Quilting should not be used as a replacement for actual therapy). We hope you can display this printable somewhere that will help you remember how good life is when you make time for quilting! Happy Motivational Monday! #makesomethingtoday
Sometimes it seems like exchanging valentines is just a gimmick created by greeting card companies to make us spend money, but I just can’t help getting swept up in the idea of love uncontrollably flowing from every direction. If you love love, then forget those greeting card companies and allow yourself to show love for others in simple ways. With these darling Valentine’s Day cards, you can show you care in your own language of quilting!
We just couldn’t resist thinking of “punny” phrases about quilting and sewing and decided to turn them into these super cute printable Valentines for you to give to all your quilty friends! Maybe it’ll spark a new tradition in your quilt guild! How about a “Galentine’s” Day quilt gathering for your gal-pals, complete with quilt-related treats like jelly rolls, turnovers, and layer cakes, just to name a few!
Click on the banner to download your printables, cut them out and give them to all your dearest friends! We’d love to hear about your Valentine’s Day plans so leave us a little comment at the end of this post and let us know how you’re going to use them. Happy Quilting!
For those of you with slower internet, you can download this smaller version of the printables: