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Quilting & Sewing Routine

“I cannot count a day complete, till needle, thread, and fabric meet.”


This quote is kind of true for me even though I’m not able to sew everyday! There’s something about sitting at my machine and creating that makes my day better. A quilting and sewing routine makes all the difference!

I did a short video on the Facebook Group about this blog if you would rather watch it! Quilting Friends of Jerianns Handmade.

Basically I want to summarize how the free planning sheets worked for me and a new idea that looks promising for me to implement in February.


January was a pretty good sewing month for me. I finished a UFO. Did you get any UFO’s finished? (unfinished objects)

Quilted Christmas table runner

This was a Christmas table runner that just needed quilted…done!

New Projects

Yes. I have a “squirrel” brain and new projects are always catching my eye! I found a “Star” pattern for the “String Block” sew along I’m encouraging you to do this year with me. Check out my previous blog for the details HERE.

I used my 3 1/2″ string blocks to create this cute mini star quilt.

mini star quilt

Then out of the blue, Fat Quarter Shop offered a free pattern. It was a “Love” Banner for Valentines Day that I really liked and had to do. However, in my defense I was able to start and finish both of these in January!

Valentines Day quilted banner that says love.

Sewing Rhythm

In January I also worked on some of my WIPS.(works in progress) I think I figured out my “sewing rhythm”. There are four weeks in a month and I assigned a project to each week. I worked on my Courthouse Steps blocks in the first week. I knew exactly what I would be sewing when I got a chance to sit and sew. Before I left, I decided what I would do the next time I was able to sew . I wasn’t able to finish them, but the first week in February I will work on them again. The second week I worked on and finished my mini star quilt. The third week I worked on my “Love” banner and the fourth week I finished my UFO. Every time I knew what the next steps would be. I didn’t have to think about it and waste precious sewing time. Give it a try and let me know if you find your “sewing rhythm”.

Always Find Time to Sew,

jeri ann sitting at her sewing machine.