Friends are like fabric. You can never have enough! Okay, so maybe we should add that as much as we love fabric, it should not replace our friends! Just put the two together and you can quilt and shop for fabric WITH your friends! 🙂 Get this week’s printable and display it in your sewing room as a reminder that you can sew with friends! And take them with you to buy some new fabric because you really never can have enough! 😀
Happy Motivational Monday! There’s something about a fresh start to the week and a full bobbin that brings joy and excitement to a quilter, am I right? When your bobbin is full, the possibilities are endless. Plan out your next big quilt and get started or make some scrap buster projects. Click on the image above to download this FREE Printable and hang it in your sewing space as a reminder that you can do anything you set your mind to with a full bobbin! 🙂
Find some quilt inspiration HERE.
Browse our scrap buster projects HERE.
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! 🙂
It’s the last week of National Quilting Month but that doesn’t mean we want all the quilting motivation to end! On this Motivational Monday, we hope you always remember that quilts happen one stitch at a time. When the process seems long, difficult and time consuming, remember that every stitch counts. Each and every stitch is a stitch of love for someone to wrap up in and when all those stitches come together, the end result is beautiful! <3
Click on the image above to download this Free PDF Printable and hang it in your sewing space as a reminder that every stitch counts.
Find the other Motivational Monday Free Printables HERE. Happy Quilting!
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