Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Projects! Projects! Projects!

I have to say there are times during the build up to the holiday season that I begin to feel overwhelmed! So many things to finish and so little time! Everything looks wonderful in the shop and I get over confident about the amount of time I have, but then life happens and well, we just plain run out of time. So how can we overcome this feeling and get the job done? I have some suggestions...

  1. First, get organized! Prioritize those projects. What has to get done? What would be nice to get done? What can wait?
  2. Organize each project. I will be doing a tutorial later in the week using index cards to organize your projects so that you can have things at your finger tips when you're out and about and you need that last piece of fabric for a border, backing or binding.
  3. Take it one "block" at a time. Whether it's an actual 'block' or  you look at quilting as a "block of time" or binding as a "block of time". Schedule your "blocks" of time out. So each evening or whatever time you have you can work on and complete that task.
  4. Work with a friend. Come in to the Parish and sew with us. Use our design walls and tables to spread out your work, to get organized, get a second opinion or just get help!
  5. Take a class. If you're still looking for gift ideas, sign up for one of upcoming classes. In our "Turning Twenty" Quilt class you can get a whole quilt top done in three classes or in our Miranda Day Bag Class you go home with a finished project at the end of class! Check out our calendar here...
Hopefully these suggestions will get you going and help you to get the job done! Happy stitching and may your bobbins always be full!!

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