Works in Progress: Quilting


I have 14 quilting projects in progress or planned. I did not think I had that many, until I dug them out and organized them. Don’t get me wrong, this does not pressure me. I enjoy working on different projects because they are likely in different stages in the creative progress; it gives me something for every mood.

I bought several mesh bags that measure 15 x 18″, which are perfect for keeping quilt tops, border fabrics, patterns and backings together. As I sorted my Works in Progress (WIPs), I made lists and ordered supplies to ensure that I have everything to complete them. Since I ordered thread specifically for quilting, I threw the spools of thread in the bags as well.

stack-of-works-in-progress

The bags fit perfectly on a metal and glass TV stand. The top shelf has my Nespresso machine…mini coffee station for my crafty room! Yay!

This organization goes hand-in-hand with the tracking spreadsheet I created. In the spreadsheet, I track a variety of items: priority, finished size of project, current stage in the crafty process (screenshot below), cost, fabric needed, threads, and time spent by category. It’s fairly massive, but it’s a nerdy crafty girl’s dream sheet.

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Status chart in the Quilting Tracker. Green is complete, Yellow is in progress, White is not started, and Grey is not applicable.

This stack will have constant flux; as projects are completed, new ones will be added to the pile. I am perfectly fine with that concept.

~ Stephanie

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4 thoughts on “Works in Progress: Quilting

    1. craftyninja says:

      Thanks, BabyBonda! So far it is working well. It keeps the projects in plain sight and ready to go if I need something different to tackle. I really love the spreadsheet. I think it will help keep me honest on how much time, money and materials I invest in this hobby. Besides, coloring cells “Green” is hugely satisfying.🙂

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