I must admit… ever since I had to miss Quilt Market last weekend, I’ve felt lacking for inspiration in the quiltmaking department. I needed something to give me that boost of creative energy and get me going again. And then look what I got in the mail from Fat Quarter Shop: the Scrappy Project Planner by Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnet!
When I first saw it online, I was thinking that my current weekly planner is almost at the end and I need something to start writing down next year’s appointments and deadlines.
I’m already a huge fan of Lori’s quilt patterns and fabric. I met her at Spring Quilt Market in May and she is such a dear (oh, why did you make me think of market again?).
I knew that there would be pages for planning sewing and quilting projects (hence the name – Scrappy Project Planner). But – surprise! – there is so much more than that.
There are 6 adorable quilt patterns, yay! Plus pages and pages of quiltmaking tips and handy charts like ‘how many squares can I get from a fat quarter?’ I can totally appreciate having that information in my planner instead of having to go search for it.
I really like that it is spiral bound so it lays flat or I can fold it back to keep the current week or project in sight.
And you see it made me pull out my Cotton + Steel scrap bin to start a new mini quilt. It’s working already, lol. You can find the Scrappy Project Planner here at Fat Quarter Shop.
So, what have you been sewing up this week? Did you make something with one of my free sewing tutorials or patterns? I would love to see! Tag me on Instagram @sewcanshe.
Sew an organizer covered with pockets that you can hang in your closet! This easy sewing project is great for organizing sewing and craft supplies, fashion accessories, bathroom necessities, gift wrappings, and more. There are pockets on both sides plus a big interior pocket so every bit of space is used. I’ll show you easy step by step instructions for sewing this organizer and putting it to use in your home. Get sew organized today.
At my daughter Chloe’s high school (can you believe my baby started high school???), the lunch lines are so long that she has been skipping lunch! She’s always starving by the time she gets home because she doesn’t want to carry a big lunch bag as well as her heavy backpack – poor girl!
I am so in love with the beautiful look of simple patchwork quilts with lots of squares. This is the perfect way to use up fabric scraps like I did, or you can make a beautifully coordinated quilt with pre-cut 2 1/2’’ square fabric pieces that come in mini-charm packs.
I’m also in love with the process. If you feel like quilt making is your escape from the world and sitting down to sew for a few hours makes your troubles fade away… this is the quilt for you!
Sew an easy beautiful apron with this free sewing pattern that only uses one yard of fabric! Whether you are sewing for yourself or for a friend, an apron always comes in handy and makes a great gift. This blog post includes a link to a free template that I digitized for you.
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Love the Scrappy Project Planner! I could certainly benefit from one of those. Not just for scrappy projects…but for all my projects! In honesty, it would be nice for the yarn projects I do too.
Thanks for hosting Caroline. Such a cute planner you’ve got there! Hope you have a lovely week!