Happy November! I love this time of year when the leaves turn colors and cover the ground, it’s truly beautiful outside. There’s so much to be thankful for, including our wonderful quilting community! It can also be a hectic time of year in preparation for the upcoming holidays. Yikes! How are we going to get all of those gifts completed in time once again?
Don’t worry, this month’s Planning Printables will help keep you organized and on task during this busy month. Click the images below to download and print yours for free! 🙂
The Lovely Leaves Pattern featured in this month’s Planning Printables can be found in BLOCK Volume 1 Issue 4.
What holiday projects are you starting to plan out and work on? Let us know in the comments!
September was Missouri Star Quilt Co.’s Birthday Month and we were thrilled to be able to celebrate 8 years as a company. It wouldn’t be possible without all of our amazing fans like yourself. Thank you for all the support! You deserve to celebrate your quilty awesomeness with your very own quilting party and we’ve got all the free printables you’ll need to throw one! Click HERE to download these fun Quilty Party Games and don’t forget the printables from part one of this post HERE.
You can donate the quilt tops from these fun games to your favorite charity! See a list of charities that we’ve compiled HERE. Happy quilting!
There was a story featured in our July 12th Daily Deal email from Mary Beth (every Tuesday we share one of your stories… there are some really wonderful ones!). It was Mary Beth’s story that inspired our Motivational Monday printable for today, so click on the image above so you can print it for your sewing room! Here’s what Mary Beth said:
“Several years ago I was ill for an extended period of time. My life consisted pretty much of shuffling between the bed and the sofa. I had long hours of free time but no hope of being able to do what I most loved: making quilts. But those unfinished projects piled in my upstairs sewing room were never far from my mind and I yearned to bring them to life again. Then inspiration struck: the dining room! I wasn’t going to be serving dinners in there anytime soon. My daughter and husband were most cooperative. They hauled down my sewing machine, cutting tools, ironing board, endless gadgets, as well as piles and bins of fabric and, of course, the unfinished projects.
“I could tolerate working about fifteen minutes at a stretch. I learned to iron sitting down. As I worked on my various quilts in this way for more than a year, I found it to be liberating and life affirming. I had accomplished something by the end of each day. I once again felt the satisfaction and joy of a finished quilt project. My daughter was thrilled with the Bargello wall quilt I completed for her office. When my guild did a mystery quilt I was able to participate. I made charity quilts. I had something cheerful to mention when talking to friends and family and they got excited for me as well.
“This was not only therapy for me it was therapy shared. I was sewing again; surely all was right with our world. Eventually I grew stronger and moved back into my upstairs sewing room. However, I no longer accumulate partially finished projects on my shelves. Everything started is a work in progress until finished and somehow that feels therapeutic too!”
Pictured below is Mary Beth’s daughter Katy and the Bargello quilt mentioned in the story.
Whatever you’re going through, we hope that quilting can offer you a little reprieve. Download the printable for a little extra reminder. It’s not just a hobby, it’s preventative medicine! 🙂
Some call it, “money spent on fabric,” but we call it “resources invested in material inventory.” Doesn’t it sound so much better? 😉
The more resources we have in material inventory, the better system we need for keeping track of it all. That’s why we’ve created some great Planning Printables for you! Download these three FREE printables to help keep you organized this July!
This Pheobe’s Flower Box Quilt Block Calendar inspired from the quilt pattern in BLOCK Magazine Volume 2 Issue 4 will look adorable on the wall next to your sewing machine!
Have some UFO’s you plan to finish this month? Stay on track with this Weekly To Do List! It’s great for keeping track of non-quilty tasks as well!
As quilters, sometimes fabric speaks to us and we’ve just gotta have it! The only problem is, by the time we get around to using it, we often forget what pattern we had in mind for it. Download this handy dandy list to help you keep track of all that fabric and what you want to make with it!
We hope you enjoy these free Planning Printables for the month of July. Be sure to share any projects you make with us on social media using #msqcshowandtell and check back next month for some more printable fun! 🙂
May has come and gone and so has the beginning of Spring. Is it just me or does time seem to fly by when the weather is nice? That means that the season of Spring Cleaning is almost gone, but I’m not about to give up on getting organized. Especially when it comes to my sewing space and fabric stash! They’re always a work in progress (like mos of my quilts). Luckily these Free MSQC Planning Printables make getting organized easy and cute!
Count down the number of days you have left to sew in June with this Monthly Calendar. It looks adorable hanging on the wall too!
Stay on task with this Weekly To-Do list. It’s great for quilting projects and anything else you have going on that week!
Finally, browse through that stash (or purchase new fabric) for your future projects. This list is great for remembering what you want to use certain fabrics for!