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Quilty Resolutions you can get on board with in 2019!

It’s officially the start to 2019 and the new year brings new resolutions! Whether your resolution is to finish your unfinished objects of 2018, organize your sewing area, or discover new projects, here are some quilty new year’s resolutions we got from our quilty friends that you can get on board with this year! Be sure to read to the bottom to see the details about a New Year’s Resolution GIVEAWAY.

2019 Quilty New Year’s Resolutions

1. Repurpose your scraps – Rather than store the scraps from your quilt in your stash, give your hand at transforming them into a Patchwork Pinwheel! Kimberly is planning on making a Patchwork Pinwheel from each of her finished quilts from this year and then making all of those into a completed quilt. This is a great way to see all of your quilts in one place at the end of 2019! Watch the tutorial Kimberly did on her livestream where she uses 1″ Half Square Triangle Paper to make them.

Kimberly's Patchwork Pinwheels

2. Use new sewing/quilting tools – New year calls for new sewing/quilting tools! Our quilty friend Anne Sutton of Bunny Hill Designs is resolving to use her new Cricut Maker (affiliate link) to cut out all her applique freezer paper templates!

Anne's Cricut Maker

3. Get a head start on your Work in Progress (WIP) projects – We all have the long list of work in progress quilts that we just can never seem to check off. Prioritize which ones you want to get done and make 2019 the year you start completing them! Our quilty friend Sherri McConnell of A Quilting Life resolves to make her version of the Village Quilt the first work in progress she would like to finish this year! She is making her quilt from all of her collections from 2018: Bright Sun, Valley, Desert Bloom, Creekside, The Front Porch, Clover Hollow, and Walkabout.

Sherri McConnell's version of the Village Quilt

4. Tackle those UFO’s (unfinished objects) – Just like those WIPs, UFOs are a big resolution for all of our quilty friends this year. Our quilty friend Pat Sloan is resolving to tackle binding her stack as her first UFO busting task of 2019!

Quilts Pat will be binding

5. Start a new pattern – New year, new pattern, new quilt! Our quilty friend and pattern designer Bonnie Olaveson of Cotton Way came out with two new patterns, Bake a Cake (left) and Starry Starry Night (right)! Both patterns are made with the new Bonnie & Camille Wovens.

Left: Bake a Cake, Right: Starry Starry Night

6. Join quilty friends in a Blog A Long – Start a project and be held accountable to finishing by joining a quilt/sew/blog a long! Designers and shops (like ourselves) host these to help quilters of all skill levels make a quilt with a set schedule. Our quilty friend Lori Holt is hosting the Vintage Block Along on her blog (Bee in my Bonnet) and resolves to share the blocks with her followers and readers of her blog by doing a tutorial of each one. She will be using her Farm Girl Vintage collection to make her quilt!

Block from Lori's Vintage Block Along

7. Set quilty goals – Combat the 2019 WIPs and UFOs by setting quilty goals. Our quitly friend Camille Roskelley of Thimble Blossoms resolves to start (and finish) at least one big scrappy quilt and finally make a dent in her scrap bin in 2019!

Camille's Stash Bucket

8. Throw yourself a bone when you make a mistake – It’s easy to get caught up in the world of comparison with so many great quilters in our community! Everyone makes mistakes (even advanced quilters!) so don’t be too hard on yourself when you make one. Our quilty friend Jera Brandvig of Quilting in the Rain resolves to do just that! She’s currently working on a Drunkard’s Path quilt block using her Woodland Rose collection and the Fiskars Fabric Circle Cutter and if she makes a mistake, she’ll throw herself a bone and keep quilting!

9. Relax and enjoy the quilting process – And finally, even when the project, fabrics, scraps, notions and much more begin piling up, remember why you do all this in the first place: your love for quilting! Our quilty friend Sherri Falls of This & That Pattern Company resolves to actually make time for some personal sewing and slow down enough to enjoy it! [Featured in this photo: the Holiday Wishes Book]

Block from Sherri Falls' Holiday Wishes Book

New Year’s Resolution Giveaway

These are our some of our new year’s goals we hope to resolve in 2019! What are some of your quilty resolutions for 2019? Leave them in the comments down below and you’ll be entered to win a $50 FQS gift card! [One comment equals one entry. Giveaway ends 1/11/2019 at 11:59 PM CST. Winners will be chosen at random and contacted.]

We cannot wait for all of the fun things 2019 is going to bring! Be sure to keep up with us by following us on Facebook and Instagram, signing up for our newsletter and subscribing to the blog to stay up to date with all things Fat Quarter Shop.

Happy New Year and Happy Quilting!

492 comments

  1. Finishing a new quilt,for my bed is my goal. Did I fail to say I haven’t started. 🤣🤣. My plan is it has to be blue. Hydrangea

    1. Hoping to use everything in my Sew Sampler boxes, finish the 3 quilts I have started, and, at my age, live long enough to do it all and much more!!!

    2. My 2019 goal is to make a quilt that will fit my beds, a king, and two full size. I’ve started the king size and almost have it pieced. The two smaller quilts will be a breeze after this king one!

    3. I plan to arrange my fabric into colors because I am tired of opening all my boxes to find what I need.
      Also, want to finish the Mystery Quilt I am getting every month and the House Blocks that I need to catch up on.
      I do machine embroidery and just bought the Last Supper and want to make one form myself and my Brother/Sister in marriage.

    4. I want to get my sewing room better organized so that I can continue on some of those UFO’s that are orbiting.

  2. I have lots of UFO’s to work on and piles of blocks already made that just need sewing together! This is the year to get it all done.

  3. Quilting is my mental vacation: I go to my happy place to play! I also learned that I really like finishing my projects before starting new ones, so finishing WIPs will be a priority, along with comfort quilts for Jack’s Basket.

    1. My quilty resolution is to get back into quilting, and finish the several UFOs that I have been keeping safe for several years. Time to get it done.

    2. If only I could finish before I start a new one.I’m rearranging my sewing room for that purpose. Thanks

  4. My quilty resolution is to finish UFOs and actually make a quilt for me (not my kids, just for me! My bed or couch! Lol) And give myself permission to buy the fabric and notions that will make these resolutions possible 🙂

  5. One of my goals is to finish some of the projects that have taken over my sewing table. Some of them are fun, some are for other people, some are just annoying/obligation type projects. So in an effort to organize, I hope to do one UFO every month and one annoying project.

  6. My goal is to try making harder quilting blocks and planning better what quilts I would like to make.

  7. Finish 2 Halloween quilts, one Christmas quilt, and one wedding quilt. Also use my stash as much as possible.

  8. My goal is to practice free motion quilting more frequently, including ruler work. Another is to make my parents each a quilt.

  9. My goal for 2019 is to learn hand appliqué. And of course to finish some of my WIPs.

  10. I have 3 quilt tops to sandwich and quilt.
    2 quilts to bind (for Jacks Basket)
    1 quilt with backing to send to Covered in Love for finishing and donating
    Then I need to start making more quilts. First I have to move from MI to SC hopefully in February, then I can unpack my sewing “stuff” that has been in boxes since last May.

    1. I have 4 quilt tops ready to sandwich and quilt and 2 others with blocks all done but not sewn together. We just built a new house and my sewing room is not yet finished. Need baseboards, closet doors and cabinets. Then I can set up my mid-arm machine and frame and LEARN HOW TO USE IT. Good luck to you!

  11. I have aquilt which needs custom quilting my goal is to not put this off for another year but to put on my long arm machine and finish it

  12. I have 4 quilts that I’d like to make this year. (One for my daughter, one for my son, one in honor of my grandma’s 100th birthday, and one for my home.) I’m new to quilting, so I’ll be learning a lot as I go. 🙂

  13. I am doing the AP&Q UFO challenge. Made my list and determined to finish!! 🙏🏼👏

  14. I love to make charity quilts for kids living in shelters. This year I plan to make 10 quilts for the kids.

  15. My goal is to start using all the wonderful “Sweetwater” fabrics I have collected. Problem is…I hate to cut them up!!

  16. One of my quilty goals is to actually make a quilt from one of the many many quilt books I’ve bought.

  17. My resolution is to downsize my stash. I moved over a year ago and my sewing space is smaller now and I’m feeling overwhelmed by my supplies.

  18. My goal is to start tackling some of those many kits in my stash and completely finish them.

    1. I love that! I have a huge basket overflowing with scraps, large and small. If I cut them into precuts, I’ll be more likely to use them. Thanks for the inspiration!

  19. My goal is to finish at least one UFO every two month. If I do this I’ll have 6 finished quilts next year sounds good right?

  20. First for the new year is to finish a flannel quilt for my husband…and then put together a Hunter Star Quilt…I just need to pick out a color to match up with white. Any suggestions would be helpful.

  21. I am hoping to finished all tops and stray blocks. I’ve made lists of all my wips and all other quilts I want to make for the year. Having a list helps me stay focused on what I want to accomplish, that is my plan anyhow. I love the suggestions in this post but most of all I want to have fun, if I don’t get something done I’m not going to stress it.

  22. SEW MY STASH, I have multiple kits, WIPs, UFOs and planned projects. I am focusing on completion as I would like to give all my family members a quilt in 2019.

  23. Start and finish two quilts made from scraps from two already finished quilts. And continue to work on my UFO list. And work from my stash.

  24. I resolved to hand stitch a little a day, but be forgiving when I didn’t make it work on a particular day. Building a habit is different from aiming for perfection.

  25. I’d like to start and finish two quilts this year. I have work and small kids so I think that would be a good achievement for 2019!

  26. My goal is to try a new quilt pattern that may be more difficult than one that I have ever tried. Use new fabrics that I would not normally chose and have fun!

  27. My biggest quilty goal is to keep up with the weddings this year. ;P I’ve heard there’s at least four happening this summer. I’d also like to wrap up my last two almost finished UFOs that were carried into 2019!

  28. I haven’t made a resolution in years but this year I’ve committed myself to finish a Christmas gift every month this year. I signed up for the sew sampler box in hopes that it will help.

  29. My 2019 quilty resolution is to get and keep my sewing loft organized, so I can get to resolution two, which is to quilt like there’s no tomorrow!

  30. My 2019 quilty resolution is to finish a few UFOs and to organize my craft room. After moving everything is still looking for the proper home. I was able to make a list of all my UFOs in my Quilters Planner. I am hoping using the planner will help me complete several UFOs
    Thank you 🙂

  31. I would like to finish up some unfinished quilts this year. My resolution for the year is to work on one unfinished project while working on a new project. Or do and old, then a new. Old, then new. Woohoo!

  32. Quilting the tops languishing on the shelf is my goal for 2019. I have way too many sitting there unable to be used. I need to embrace the mindset that done is better than perfect.

  33. To completely finish some of my UFOs that have been hanging around. Finished meaning pieced, quilted and bound with binding!!

  34. Write a letter of apology to at least one lonely-looking, unfinished or never started project. Tell the sad looking pile of fabric all the reasons you have for not having started on it. Then, start sewing!

  35. I’m resolving to continue to improve my long-arming skills with practice and classes at MQX.

  36. I would like to finish quilt kits I bought at Quiltcon and Houston along with too many UFO’s.

  37. I want to organize my scraps so I can actually use them. Also work on the many ufo projects. I like Kim’s idea of a pinwheel from each finished quilt.

  38. Having suffered a stroke late in 2017, I am in rehab, just hoping to sew again! Imagine no sewing for over 13 months! It’s surprising how many things we need two hands for! I’m still optimistic.

    1. Praying for your recovery. Don’t lose your optimism. It’s what keeps you looking forward.

  39. My plan is to make a quilt for each of my 3 kid. They pcked what they wanted, now i need to get busy.

  40. Go to my happy place (my sewing room) at least 5 times a week and sew more quilts. I want to leave a memory, a legacy, for each of my grown kids and others in our family.

  41. I want to sew a quilt for each of my four brothers. I bought a stash of plaids from someone one who was destashing due to health reasons.

  42. This year I hope to use one of these beautiful bundles that I’ve been so hesitant to cut. Now to find the perfect pattern!

  43. My goal is to just get started. I’ve been collecting patterns and supplies so now it’s time to get busy.

  44. My goal is to make a quilt for each of my six married children and all 15 of my grandchildren. I doubt that can all be accomplished in one year but I will do my best!

  45. My goals are to continue to help with a quilting project at my church, which is to make 100 quilts for donation this summer. I would also like to make myself a quilt for my guest room.

  46. I want to finish at least 1 ufo and start several more…..most of all just to enjoy each process…love it all

  47. Get off the rocking chair, turn off the TV, start organizing UFP, sewing equipment, books, mags and fabric. Create master list of projects in progress,post in kitchen as daily reminder and try to finish at least 3 or 4 a month BEFORE STARTING NEW PROJECTS. LASTLY, don’t procrastinate!

  48. I resolve to finish prior quilt commitments first and then work on some projects to improve my skills.

  49. I’m not much of a planner or very organized. I resolve to sew as much as I can in 2019 – I love it!!

  50. My New Years quilting Resolution is to finish all the quilts I have started. Whether it be quilting and binding or piecing. And to NOT start any new projects until I finish the ones I have started.

  51. I’d like to finish the quilt for my bed I started a couple of years ago. I know I can, I just need to commit to it!

  52. Is to try new blocks joined yours and one with my local quilt shop. Local shop we are doing 50 blocks in 50 weeks. It started this week. Also yours. Looking to challenge myself

  53. To finish a t-shirt quilt that i started last year for my new son-in-law! He is patiently waiting!

  54. Use my stash!!! My goal is to only purchase background fabric (and only if I need a larger piece) for my makes this year.

  55. Finish all my wips!!! Or at least some 😂 If I finished them all I may not get anything else done!

  56. My quilt resolutions is make another king size quilt for our bed! It is so daunting though to pickthe right fabrics and pattern! But excited to make myself something.

  57. Make something for myself! I’m always giving things away, which I love doing, but I want to keep some too!

  58. I am a newbie. I have been having so much fun collecting fabric – fat quarters and half yards. But now I need to actual start a project! I am going to start a Christmas quilt with the goal of getting it done by next Christmas. I’m hoping that’s a realistic goal 😉!

  59. My goal is to finish at least one of my quilt tops into a completed quilt. I want to sew from my stash and not buy more fabrics unless for a specific quilt backing. I want to finish a top each time before starting a new project. I also want to donate some fabrics and quilt magazines to charity.

  60. I hope to finish several WIPs. My big project will be a quilt for my daughter’s wedding.

  61. Keep working on skill building and finish what I have started on hand before purchasing more.

  62. Learn to use my new sewing machine. It has way more buttons and gadgets than my old one had 😀

  63. Finish the projects I have going, learning new things by challenging myself more, and making an Americana quilt for personal use. By the way, the pinwheel memory quilt idea is amazing and I think I will start that too as it will also add to my learning something new goal by using triangle paper. 🙂

  64. To actually learn how to quilt. I’ve gotten quite good at buying fabric and planning the patterns /material to go with quilts I want to make. Last weekend I really worked tocutting square. And now it is time to start quilting

  65. I have learned sew much in these past few months since I started watching the Fatquarter Shop videos. I can’t wait to learn even more in 2019 and keep trying new techniques and projects!

  66. My resolution is to hone my free motion quilting on my domestic machine, learn to use different methods so I can finish up my UFOs

  67. I want to try a portrait quilt in memory of my daughter Jennifer who died April 30 2010. She was so beautiful and full of life until melanoma took her life at 33. I saw several portrait quilts at the Houston show
    That inspired me.

  68. My first resolution is to finish my 2018 Christmas presents! 😂 In my defense, my sewing machine broke on Dec. 12 and is still at the shop and I only have 2 little wallets I haven’t been able to finish.

  69. I want to finish up some of my sewing UFOs so I can start more projects. You have sew many lovely projects offered I can’t keep up!

  70. I would like to do a better job of keeping up with any sew alongside and/or BOMs that I’m doing. Of course, since I’m already behind, I have some catching up to do.

  71. My word for this year is COMPLETION, which means I am working to slim down the list of projects I have, and the huge amount of fabric that needs to be diminished!With all the challenges out there, I should be able to complete at least a third of my UFOs. Jill in Calgary/Phoenix

  72. My goal this year is to make new quilts for my daughters this year. They are all out growing their toddler size ones and are ready for big girl quilts.

  73. My resolution is to finally finish my son’s quilt. He’s been asking for one since he was 8…he just turned 16!

  74. I want to sew from my stash!! And make 12 quilts this year! Hopefully I’ll be successful!

  75. After reading the touching story that Lori Holt wrote about her grandmother, I have decided I really need to support the enthusiasm my two grandsons have for learning how to sew. I will make an effort to be very positive with the 7 year old and help him develop a love for quilting. I plan on getting some triangle paper and joining the pinwheel bandwagon! I think I’ll see if Carter can sew on the triangle paper. I’ll probably just let the 5 year old sit in my lap – or stand on the chair behind my back!

  76. I have a long list of UFOs that I want to work on and several new projects I want to start including a couple that are a block a month. My goal is to make sure it all stays fun, and to help with that I plan to spend time quilting and sharing with friends and my granddaughters.

  77. I want to label family heirloom quilts, so that my family will know who gave them to me. I have several ideas, and I am working on a Vintage Christmas quilt by Lori Holt.

  78. Finish a few projects BEFORE purchasing more fabric. My current projects have stuffed my craft closet to the brim!

  79. My quilty reso… To start my very first quilt,. I look at alot of blogs and sites and there are many lovely quilts,! I want to make one this year!!

  80. My goal for 2019 is to finish a few projects I have started before beginning a new one!

  81. I want to use up
    the fabric I have.
    Try a few new
    patterns and
    techniques.
    Carla from Utah

  82. My goals don’t change much from year to year …

    Work on UFOs
    Make quilts for donations
    Help keep my Mom in projects (to keep her quilting at 87)!

    Mary

  83. I have a list of 12 UFO’s (one per month) to work on. I plan to use my scraps by making pincushions. I’m going to learn the machine embroidery technique to quilt smaller projects.

  84. My resolution is to try to only be working on one or two projects at a time, not starting any new projects until I’ve completed one

  85. My goal is to work through my existing stash, only buying fabric if needed to finish a project. I’ve got lots of coordinating cuts of “oh, these are cute… I’ll use them to make something someday.”

  86. My goals this year are to work on something new which will likely be a quilt along of some sort, work on something old (ufo) and work on household and clothing sewing. My plan us to rotate between the three.

  87. My sewing goals this year are to finish binding a couple of quilts, finish WIPs, and sew some clothing. I also would like to finish the 16 quilt tops that I inherited.

  88. I would really like to finish all the projects I have purchased and put in the queue in project boxes. Of course I will need to make some scrap quilts along the way to use up all the scraps!

  89. Start a quilt for my first great-grandbaby that will be here in the spring. I better get started.

  90. I resolve not to be so hard on myself and not to take so much time deliberating about fabric choices. My tendencies toward perfection get in the way of progress and fun.

  91. Once again try to reduce the stash, and pass some on to others. Did that last year,also for charity quilts.

  92. My resolution is to try and finish some UFO’s before I start anything new. And to learn a new technique.

  93. Our minister said Sunday that rather than resolve to do something like lose weight, we could try to do more and less. Eat more healthy food and less food that is not so healthy. So my quilty goal is to complete more UFOs and start fewer new projects. (You guys make that really hard you know with all those pretty quilt pictures you send us!) I’d also like to track my fabric used and fabric purchased.

  94. I have a couple of sets of fabric that I want to make into quilts. I just need to get started!

  95. To get into the sewing room 30 minutes a day. I keep breaking down UFO projects into smaller steps so I feel like I am making some progress. I would be thrilled to get my 2 biggest projects done in 2019.

  96. My resolution is to complete each Sew Sampler project each month. I love this subscription!

  97. Taking a long arm quilting class and then applying what I learned to custom quilt my full bloom quilt (Island Batik) I started in 2016 and finished the top spring 2018!!! It was my first pattern quilt ever made!!!

  98. I want to learn and do one EPP mini quilt. I would also like too make a quilt from my scrap stash to donate.

  99. The very first quilt I ever started has been waiting and waiting for me to finish for years! I’ve completed many quilts for others but not one single one for me, so this is the year I’m going to finally finish my own quilt. It is hand quilted and my kitty used to curl up under it whenever I worked on it. He is passed now so it will be a bittersweet accomplishment.

  100. My resolution is to finish vintage block along, farm sweet farm, and great granny squared quilts. I also want to finish each sew sampler project each month.

  101. My first resolution is to sew quilts from 3 patterns I purchased recently, hopefully I can use fabric I already have.

  102. Learn to sew curves! I really want to challenge myself with a new technique and I love the look of curves.

  103. This is the year to make Christmas quilts for my 2 kids! I’ve been setting fabric aside and know which patterns I want to use so there are no more excuses to not make them.

  104. My resolutions are to sew more pillowcases for Ryan’s Case for Smiles, to finish a few quilt tops I’ve already started, to sew a few more purses for See Powerful and to find more time each week for a little fun sewing time!

  105. My resolution is to finish a huge (king sized) quilt made up of only half square triangles that finish at 5″ that my daughter and I designed for her bed. We have been working on it for about a year now. I recently realized that I wouldn’t be able to quilt this size of a quilt on my home machine, so my next resolution is to learn a new method (to me) of quilting as you go without sashing. Thanks!

  106. Use what I have and only purchase what I need to finish a project. Love your blog !

  107. I want to make A BIG dent in my stash by sewing charity quilts for our local battered women’s shelter and NICU.
    I also plan to make a quilt for my husband for his birthday in March.

  108. Always start by cleaning up the sewing room but this year I have made an effort to set up sewing totes to work on projects that are in-the-works and hope to keep these close and work as I go so they will get done rather than put away and hopefully will have some finished tops this year…..and slow down and enjoy the process this year!

  109. I intend to finish the quilt I’m currently working on and then quilt it and two others. Finishing those 3 quilts is my goal. Of course, there are still some in progress that I’d lost interest in finishing. I hope to pull those out later on, and finish those two. Lofty goals, indeed!

  110. I’m resolving to keep my sewing room picked up so it remains a pleasant area for me to sew in.

  111. I’m going to work on UFO’s using the APQ monthly list and I have 2 new quilts ready to start

  112. My goal is to finish 3 quilts for my guild quilt show and make a quilt for my daughter’s school auction and one for my friends’ 3-day Komen walk to be raffle off.

  113. My New Year’s Resolution this year is to spend 1 hour a day in my sewing room. Maybe I’ll get some UFO’s completed and my room organized if I stick to this goal.

  114. My 2019 goal is to sew my stash. It’s taking over my house, so I need to buy less and sew more!

  115. My quilting resolutions is to get caught up on some paper piecing projects. I have 3 started and I need to get those finished. I also would like to organize and use up the stash!

  116. I resolved to not order any new fabric this year. A resolve that was broken on January 2nd when I needed a back for a quilt I’m making for my grandson! 😂🤣

  117. My 2019 goal is to finish 1 charity quilt every month. I’m off to a good start already with 1 being quilted now and a 2nd top ready to be basted and quilted.

  118. My New Years resolution is to not let social media get in the way of my sewing. Limit my time on screen so I have more time sewing. Be true to myself and sew from the heart.

  119. My quilty New Year’s resolution is to cut into my stash making more charity quilts. I want to have some quilts ready to go when the need arises. Thank you for all the inspiration!

  120. I have three quilts in the works (sandwiched and/or partially quilted) and one I need to start. I would like to set aside one day a week to quilt and have these finished by summer.

  121. For 5 days each month that the “25th” falls in/on, I intend to dedicate specifically for 2019 Christmas sewing.

  122. One of my quilts goals for the year is to be more intentional with my sewing time. In the past it’s been an impulse. I plan to schedule in time and also take advantage of those little bits hof time here and there.

  123. This year I am going to quilt more of my tops! Get those UFO’s done! I love sewing so this will make me one happy woman!

  124. I plan to get my sewing room organized so I can start working on Christmas quilts NOW instead of waiting until December. 🙂

  125. My quilting goal this year is each month catch up on my BOM’s this month I finished blocks 7 8 and 9 of Barn blocks. To work on one of my wips from American Patchwork and Quilting UFO’s Challenge. Also to work on one gift per month. Also to work on a charity quilt for 10 – 20 minutes a day.

  126. Last year I took a chance and entered some of my quilts into the County Fair… I placed 2nd and 5th!! I couldn’t believe it 🙂 This year my goal is to enter more pieces. Also I would like to be more organized with my projects – I recently purchased the Plan to Quilt, Quilt to Plan Volume 1 Planner… wish me luck 🙂

  127. My top three goals are to finish a quilt for my bed, make my daughter a quilt for her bed, and make a quilt by hand.

  128. I’m trying a new approach this year. Make one new project then finish one UFO! But that was before I saw the “Starry, Starry Night” quilt that I just might sneak in the list!

  129. My quilting goals for 2019 are
    1. Finish more UFOs, 2. Organize my stash and scraps, 3. Sew more quilts for charity (Some UFOs may fall into this category.) and 4. Enjoy the process!

  130. I got a quilting calendar for Christmas! So, I am going to use it to help me be more organized this year! I am also planning to convert an extra bedroom into a quilting room!!!

  131. I’m using a planner this year to help me finish some UFOS and WIPS. I’m also reorganizing my sewing room so I can be more efficient and reduce clutter.

  132. I am planning on finishing 2 big projects. One is my guild’s mystery quilt from 2017 that needs to be quilted. The second is my guild mystery from 2018 that needs to be pieced and then quilted. Also I have commission sewing that needs done asap.

  133. Keep up w/current block of the months and to qu8lt some of the smaller tops I have finished and stashed.

  134. I am planning a quilt for my bed using some gorgeous Liberty quilting cotton. Is anyone out there ever afraid to cut into beautiful fabric?!

  135. I have a couple of kits I bought years ago, I want to finish them this year. I seem to keep buying more patterns and fabrics but not making much progress of finishing what I already have.

  136. I want to learn a new quilting technique. I plan to try and make a collage quilt. I think taking a class would be a good choice for a collage.

  137. My resolution is to get all my scraps in order so that they can be used in any upcoming projects.

  138. I will be sewing my stash this year. Hopefully I will finish the king sized quilt for my bed and sew through all my scraps.

  139. My goal is to finish a Christmas quilt for every bed in the house. I have many that I started in 2018 with the goal of 2019 Christmas

  140. My resolution is to finally get my postage stamp quilt done. I’m piecing it by hand. It’s been along time in the making.

  141. I have fabric collected for a pattern from an Easy Quilt magazine from 3+ years ago that I need to finish cutting and then make.

  142. I too am going to finish my Villages quilt! And I have started a Bulleyes quilt using only scraps. My big goals for this year are to make each of the Thimble Blossoms “villes” using up some of the fat quarter bundles I have “on hand”!

  143. I plan to finish the four scrappy quilts I started last January. With a big move mid summer everything quilty got shelved and once our new house is ready come Feb. (fingers crossed) hopefully these quilts will be completed. I have decided my favourite quilts are those made from scraps, and colors planned as you go.

  144. My resolution is to piece together at least 3 of the already finished hand embroidered block sets that I have to make into quilts–along with piecing several other quilts of course! 🙂

  145. I have a UFO I would love to finish, and I just started a BOM that I have promised myself I would keep up with, and I would also like to keep up with my lovely blue Sew Sampler boxes. Add a few impulse projects here and there, and I have more than enough to stay busy!

  146. My main goal is to finish piecing some of the quilt tops I have started (then I need to win the lottery to have them all quilted)!!! Thanks for the fun giveaway!

  147. I have 3 quilts in various stages that I am going to finish and two baby quilts for gals in my church. I also want to experiment with a couple of new rulers I recently purchased.

  148. My main goal is to master the various papers available to help make piecing easier. I have been a little timid about trying them, but I struggle so much to get points and seam allowances to match up correctly. Hopefully this will do the trick!

  149. My main goal is less online time, and more sew time. I realize that if I spent less time online, I wouldn’t have so many UFO’s! Duh…

  150. My goal is to finally organize all of my sewing and craft supplies so I can sew with less stress and time wasted looking for elusive tools/supplies/fabric. We have moved twice with in a very short time frame and there are things everywhere! I know that once that is managed I can truly get things done. Happy New Year everyone!

  151. I have around 35 quilt patterns that I have bought the fabric for and I’d like to get sewing on these. My problem is that I want to save my favourite fabric and not cut into it!! Thanks for this chance!

  152. I have been working on quilts for Hurricane Florence Recovery for the past few months. My 2019 goal is to complete some of my WIPs. So I set a goal of working on one quilt for me and then one for recovery throughout the year. I figure this will keep me busy and get a lot of my projects finished.

  153. Just moved from Oregon back to Calif., and since we’ve been married nearly 45 years, you know how hard THAT was! Everything is in storage until we find our house. What I kept with me & out of storage was my scraps, which I want to make a REALLY big dent in. Even though I’ve been using those scraps to make a lot of quilts over the past few years, there is a lot left. That’s my goal – use up a lot of it for quilts that people can use & enjoy…since I gift 98% of what I make.

  154. I keep a list of projects as I complete a project I cross them off and pick a new project in another part of the list. This way I force myself complete project that may be a little older than the ones I have just added to the list.

  155. My quilty resolutions include finishing up 2 UFO’s, and doing a blog quilt along, which I’ve never done. Lori Holt’s is perfect! I’ve already made a couple of her farm girl vintage quilts, and I just got my Farm Girl Vintage fat quarter bundle I ordered from FQS. Perfect timing!

  156. My goal for the year is to finish ufo’s and to stay organized. I finally got scraps cut and under control using Bonnie Hunters system and my goal is to keep everything organized and under control.

  157. I am joining a quilt group that meets weekly. I resolve to show up with enthusiasm. Now I need to make progress each week on my ufo’s and clean my sewing room before it’s my turn to host. It’s going to be a great year.

  158. My goal is to TRY not to buy any new fabric until I use up several of the layer cakes I have purchased over the last four years since I retired along with trying my hand at machine quilting the half dozen UFO tops that are pieced and just sitting there looking at me waiting to be completed.

  159. My goal is to finish one project before starting another. It sounds so simple, but I fall in love with new fabrics and patterns. Before I know it I have multiple projects in various stages of completion.

  160. I sometimes hesitate to cut into my favorite fabrics, especially if I recently purchased them. I resolve this year to use the fabric, cut it up, sew it up! That’s what it is there for and that is why you bought it. Enjoy the fabric.

  161. My resolution is to make a quilt to give to a chairty, either to auction off or use for something special.

  162. My resolution is to actually spend more time quilting than buying fabric 🙂 I spent all my Christmas money on new fabric, so I’m determined to make the quilts I have planned for them. I also got a new quilting ruler that I can’t wait to use!

  163. Sew many great resolutions! Mine is to finish 12 UFO’s this year. But just reading the resolutions above makes me want to go sew!!!

  164. I spend so much time in my head with what project to make next. I’m going to limit my focus to two at a time, one I’m working on and the next as a leaders and enders project. The rest of the projects will get added to a list that I resolve not to allow to overwhelm me! :o) Thank you so much for so many wonderful ideas!

  165. My goal is to hand stitch my bindings down as soon as they are sewn onto the quilt rather than waiting months to complete the hand stitching. I have a stack of quilts waiting!

  166. 2019 will be the year I practice techniques so the next time I see a flying goose or a HST in a pattern I can approach it boldly..with courage..because I have made so many I know exactly how I want to approach it. Not sure about the curves though that will be for next year!

  167. This year I want to make a quilt just for me. I will continue to make things for others, but I really want to make a quilt for my bed.

  168. my goal is to finish all my current projects and to not buy any new fabric but to use up my stash. I can’t fit any more fabric in my fabric dresser.

  169. My goals for 2019 are to learn some new skills and try new techniques. To do that, I’m going to join a coulle of the new Block of the months. In between, I plan to hone my machine quilting skills. Love your blog. It really is my inspiration and it’s always a delight finding you in my inbox!

  170. Finish several UFOs and better organize my stash and my sewing space. I’d also like to try a scrappy quilt made from my scraps.

  171. Finish a quilt I am designing all the way through the binding and label. Hard to do when my longarm is 4 states away and I have to use my sewing machine.

  172. My goal this year is to have some pre cuts prepped to be used as leaders and enders so I can use up some scraps and get a jump on some new scrappy projects!

  173. I would like to finish two baby quilts and get motivated to spend more time quilting. I think I will block off days on the calander to motivate me to get in the basement to quilt in the a.m. before I poop out!!!

  174. Purchased a new long arm. So I will be practicing, practicing and practicing on all of those old UFO’s that need to be completed

  175. My goal is to finish three hand-quilted quilts I have started quilting and can’t seem to get over the “hump” yet. And also to work on my machine quilting.

  176. I resolve to empty at least 3 or 4 bins/baskets of fabric by sewing quilts, clothes or purses/bags during 2019.

  177. I am going to finish my favourite UFOs and WIPs… as for the ones I know that I’ll never finish, I’m going to pass them forward to a group that makes charity quiltS in our town.

  178. Finish those UFO’s of course. Take a few more classes at our guild and finish what I start there, even if a small sample “quilt”. And I have a new grandson arriving.

  179. My main goal is to complete the donation quilt I’ve been asked by my guild to make for our fundraiser starting in September (due in July!) Then this is our QuiltFest year, so need to make at least one quilt to hang in the show. Participate in blog hops and blog more often! Make more comfort quilts for those in need.

    Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  180. All of the above; finish quilts, start new quilts, continue projects already started, as long as I sew a little or a lot each day.

  181. My 2019 goals include finishing a UFO every month as well as three quilts for Quilts for Kids and two pillowcases for Ryan’s Cases for Smiles every month and then gifts for families and friends as time permits. I also hope to beat myself up less about imperfections and to remember DONE is always better than perfect!

  182. 3 quilting resolutions for 2019

    1. Finish what I start

    2. Enjoy the ride

    3. Quality before quantity

  183. slow and steady progress on all my sewing, regular time to work on what I enjoy…Thanks for hosting the giveaway and all the great links!

  184. I have to clean up my quilting room…made lots of little projects over Christmas and it is a mess!

  185. The Dallas Quilt Show is in March. I must quilt a pieced ocean animal quilt to put in the show. Also I need to make a mini quilt for the show’s auction. Then I have about six unfinished quilt tops that I need to finish this year. I need to work with my ruler foot and my rulers to quilt those tops on my domestic machine. What a learning experience I will be having this year!

  186. Finishing the pillows for my two grandchildren using their big sister little brother onesies as the centerpiece!

  187. My goals for 2019 are to finish 12 UFOs and make at least one applique quilt – a fairly simple one 🙂

  188. My resolution is to actually make some of the kits I have accumulated, use up at least a quarter of my stash, and organize my scraps into something more manageable. I think I just overwhelmed myself.

  189. My resolution, stop doing for others, NOT, and make something for me. I always put others to the front and think I’ll have all the time in the world. Not anymore. So yesterday I started a new quilt< for a donation quilt of course. Guess I've already broken my resolution.

  190. Make a quilt using my stash of orphan blocks. I also have a couple of quilts that I need to machine quilt.

  191. Another goal is to cut all my scraps into useable blocks to make HST or blocks for 4 or eight patches. Use those blocks as leaders and enders.

  192. My goal for 2019 is to complete all my “have to projects” so I can do “want to projects”.

  193. I would really, really like to be able to find a good long arm quilter for my tops and I’ve not had much luck with that. It’s frustrating to work on a top, send it off for quilting, and it comes back meh. Do you guys have any suggestions??

  194. I am going to quilt the tops that have been waiting for me to improve my FMQ skills. I started on some doll quilts for charity and it’s getting a little better. I may have to use some straight line quilting, but my goal is to get these larger ones done and donated!

  195. My goal for this year is to 1}finish a few projects I have started before starting another one. 2}Organize my projects and 3}clean off my cutting table so it can be used. I haven’t seen the top in about 3 years.

  196. My intention is to use my Quilters Planner daily. Keeping track of my goals in quilting, sewing, health and reading.

  197. Organization is my priority
    I have lots of rulers and notions buried in my space
    I need to clear our and put things away where I can find them rather that buying a new one!!

  198. I’m going to participate in Lori Holt’s Vintage Farm Girl sew along. I’m also going to set aside 2 days a month to work on Christmas throughout the year to have some Vintage Christmas Quilty fun! I’ve even set aside Christmas music in my studio for fun!

  199. My New Year’s resolution is to pare down my stash, & get more projects done. 2018 was a total bust, except for buying more fabric.

  200. My goal is to reduce my fabric stash. Kimberley’s pinwheels look like perfect way to do that for me!! Thanks FQS!!

  201. With me planning to enter back into the workplace again, my goal is to find a balance so I have time to sew and quilt.

  202. As always, with the New Year I am filled with mighty plans for my quilting projects for the upcoming year. But this year I’m starting out with my calendar in front of me and the “firm” deadlines written in: big anniversaries, important events, holidays for which I want to quilt. That way, when the urge to make another quilt or join in some hop comes along, I can look at the calendar and see, “Oh, that will bump right up against my need to start on such and such” and hopefully I’ll weigh what is important and cut down on UFO’s and belated gifts. We shall see…So far, so good.

  203. My New Year’s Resolution is to finish a couple of wool UFO’s. Both are Summer Block of the Week quilts – 2014 and 2015. Its about time I got to these!

    Happy New Year!

  204. I need to utilize all the dies I have purchased for my quilting adventures and of course those UFO’s are always begging to be finished.

  205. Organize my fabric…..most definitely a goal. I want to do it in such a way that it’s on display. I see sewing rooms like that and love it!

  206. One of my goals is to sort, organize, and reduce my quilting stash. I love all if my fabric, but i have too much! I’d also like to organize my rulers and templates. I need to know what I have and where it is, so I can put them all to better use. I tend to go to the most used, instead of lea4ning how to use the newer ones.

  207. No more quilt related purchases…sob😢…I have “collected” sooo many patterns and fabrics and have stacks of UFOs. So this year is a catch up year where I will only buy what is needed to finish a project…I made “kits” of patterns and fabrics in my “collection” so here I go! oh and then there is my cross stitch…😂🤪🥰

  208. This year I plan to make a dent into my stack of UFOs. But, I also plan to learn to machine embroider on my embroidery machine I purchased last year, as well as to learn sashiko stitching.

  209. Making sure all my family members have a quilt from me plus donate more of my quilting projects to charity. Also finish UFO’s.

  210. Using extra scraps to make baby quilts. I want to have them ready to gift ahead of time. Also cutting/storing scraps like Lori Holt so I can use the scraps effectively.

  211. My goal for 2019 is to create and finish one quilty project per month. I would also like to get a few UFOs out of the sewing room this upcoming year.

  212. I am a fairly new quilter. I started with high aspirations and now know that quilting takes time and patience. My New Year’s resolution would be to finish all the WIP projects I have laying around. It’s a do-able goal if I put my mind and machine to the work at hand. I would also like to learn how to quilt on a domestic machine. I’ve been doing a little sampling, but don’t know if it’s something I can do.

  213. I really want to finally quilt the many tops I have finished which means I have to figure out which of my machines will work, or buy one! I also have many quilt tops to make as well! Lots of fabric here, so shop less, sew more!

  214. My goal for 201 is to finish all my SewSamplers from 2018! They not only are so beautiful but, they teach me new things as I tackle each and every one of them…which really makes me feels so good in the overall end result! Several I can also donate for charitable causes as well! Makes my heart happy 🙂

  215. My goal is “walk” which refers to making more time to walk outdoors (while thinking of more projects!) and to get better at “walk”ing foot quilting. I am also going to participate in some blocks of the month (two chosen and a couple more to find/look for).

  216. Complete the projects I already have planned for family and friends that I have already purchased the fabric for!

  217. My resolutions for sewing this year include organizing my space so I can just get sewing anytime,finishing a quilt for grandchild and using up some of my stash.

  218. Last year was a good year because I finished many of my UFOs. But I still have 2 enormous quilts to finish……..Dear Jane ( border) and Woodland Creatures ( multiple borders). Also, I need to finish hand quilting 2 quilts. Just bought The Boy quilt pattern……another appliqué quilt. So I need to get busy and finish my UFOs!

  219. I would like to finish a block of the month I started last year as well as finish two quilts by having them machine quilted and putting the binding on.

  220. You could have written this post just for me! I resolve to tackle all these things. Thanks for the motivation!

  221. Pick up a project and stick to it to the end. So many UFOs and I tend to leap from one to another. I have a serious case of ADD. Look new fabric. Look new quilt pattern.

  222. My resolution is to use what I have-finish quilts, scrap bust and use fabric collections I already have before adding to my stash. Yikes! That really sounds ambitious. Maybe finish/use 2-3 for every new 1 would be a more reasonable goal. I lack will power!

  223. I would like to make a couple of quilts from my Liberty stash, better organize my stash so that it’s easily accessible, and keep up with the sewing for the block-a-month clubs I subscribe to instead of just collecting the packets!

  224. I’m tackling my stack of quilt tops and finishing them this year. I finally have a long arm and need to learn how to use it.

  225. My goals for 2019:
    Make 12 quilts to give away at Christmas.
    make a quilt each month to donation to our church.
    make veterans quilts to donate

  226. I started my New Year’s resolution by attempting to organize. Then my daughter said she read “the best way to organize is to get rid of”. So two crates of fabric later (that I don’t particularly love and that I will donate to the Quilt Guild) and I am on my way.

  227. I bought a small sign that says get it done and placed it above my sewing
    machine. I will try to be a blessing, Janice from above, as projects are completed.

  228. I want to tackle my UFO pile. It has grown to an incredible number over the years! I would like to tackle my scrap bins too but one goal at a time 🙂

  229. I have 3 quilt tops to quilt and bind. I also several Lori Holt quilts to work on I plan to finish my Bee Happy Sewalong quilt and get started on my Autumn Love Quilt and hopefully start on my Farmhouse Lane quilt. I also have 2 Sherri Falls quilts to work on! That should keep me busy for a while!

  230. My resolution is to finally organize my stash so I can actually see what I have & be able to use it.

  231. Quilting goal 2019! Complete last three boarders of Civil War Bride applique. Update quilting kit log, prioritize UFOs, mix in less challenging projects in order to feel a sense of accomplishment, complete new grand-daughters applique quilt, set time aside to continue to learn piecing techniques via FQS 2019 block of the month projects.

  232. every year I try to learn something new and if I like it I then work to perfect it. I have always wanted to do an art quilt – this could be my plan for 2019.

  233. Wow! So many great resolutions for 2019. We are in the process of a whole-house remodel, which will include an add-on for my quilt studio. At age 70 I am finally getting a place to create! My big goal for the year (in addition to the finish up WIP and UFO’s, etc.) is to get my studio set up and organized. Will include many trips to our new IKEA store, I am sure!

  234. My resolve for 2019 is “Finished is better than perfect”. As a new quilter I can become over-whelmed & I am going to try and enjoy all the phases of quilting and remember that is is a hobby I am doing for the joy of it. Thank you for helping me with this.

  235. Well, I’m going to try to finish some WIP (though I don’t think I can manage 1 a month), I’m going to teach the ladies in my church quilt group how to do a string quilt (after I teach myself), and I promise to continue enjoying my quilt making. I think I’m a slow quilt maker, and I’ve come to embrace that, as I enjoy the process so much. Happy 2019 to everyone at FQS!

  236. I have two patriotic quilt tops I plan to quilt and bind this year. (While having fun with plenty of other WIPs and UFOs!)

  237. My resolution is to enjoy the process of making a quilt and to stop beating myself up over my problems reading and working with numbers due to a stroke. I quilt because I enjoy the creative process and because I love quilts.

  238. My No. 1 goal is to clean up and re-organize my sewing room. Then I want to count my Ph.Ds and finish at least, two of them. I want to make Center table pads for each of my family units as Christmas gifts. I better get started!

  239. As usual, I want to finish up phd’s. And I want to start a dear daughter quilt for my oldest granddaughter.

  240. My goal is to finish my grand dughter’s quilt that I started for her new bed, finish my 2018 Saturday Sampler, and to finish re-organizing my fabric. January & February are the coldest time so these indoor projects will be my priority. Meeting with fellow quilters each month keeps me motivated. Visiting, sharing projects, and a little chocolate always makes quilting fun!

  241. My plan is to work my way through all the projects that are piled on top of the large table in my sewing room this year. Then maybe next year I can start working on the WIP’s and projects that are stored in bins under that table.

  242. My quilts goal is to take some UFO’s and just make them into tabletoppers. AND to do at least half of the kits I already have.

  243. Get my sewing room reorganized with my new shelving and make time to quilt at least once each month.

  244. My resolutions are to start a block of the month club, and follow a sew along. I haven’t been sewing very long and hope to get my inspiration from all of the other quilters – you are all so talented!

  245. My goal is to tackle at least half of the 20+ projects that have started construction but not finished. Some need to have the sewing completed, others need quilting, some need binding. I don’t want to have this many phd. One of the UFO’s was started in the mid-90’s and all I have to do is put the setting blocks in the lone star center.

  246. Finish some UFO’s and start some small projects and finish them. And do more hand stitching.

  247. As far as quilting resolutions go… I want to complete the project languishing on my design wall since October!!! and I need to quilt the gift I’m making for a wedding present. (The wedding was been postponed indefinitely so my incentive evaporated!) I really want to make a Marmalade & Jam quilt (for myself) using the bright batiks which I’ve been collecting for years! There are other potential gifts to make after I accomplish these items!

  248. I discovered how much fun it is to do quiltalongs on instagram and I am going to try and do as many as possible and maybe actually finish a few 🤣

  249. My New Year’s resolution is to start free motion machine quilting every day on my home machine. This is a big resolution for me, but I am going to give it a go and see what happens.

  250. I’m a bit embarrassed to admit this, but my primary goal for 2019 is to clean/organize my sewing rooms (two)…we moved in March 2017 and I still am not where I need to be. I am recovering from two back surgeries and it just makes everything harder, but it will happen! Thanks for the giveaway and the inspiration!

  251. Main Quilty Resolution for 2019 is to finish several UFO projects, to maka a quilt for the Grangirlie’s bed, and to spend at least 1/2 hour sewing things every day! 😀 (Thank you for sharing your plans too…am adding to my List 🙂
    Thanks too, for chance to win such a fun Give-a-way!

  252. I have multiple quilts kits that I’d like to get made and quilted…..fingers crossed!!!

  253. My rule/goal this year is to organize. Other than that I’m going to quilt/sew what I want and when I want to. So what if I have 200 UFOs. No one in my life cares so why should I? It’s not illegal or immoral. LOL

  254. I have so many WIP’s that are so close to being finished. I am going to put that as my first priority!

  255. To be more focused on finishing a project before starting another and to work from my stash before buying more fabric. I do a lot of handwork so would like to learn freestyle machine quilting on some projects to get them finished more quickly.

  256. I resolve to spend some time every day sewing and to finish the quilt I started for my king size bed. Plus several other projects started and others i want to start. I am fairly new to quilting and love it!!

  257. I am sewing from my stash, including making up a large fall appliqué quilt. I bought the materials 3 years ago and would like to be able to use the quilt this fall.

  258. M daughter tells me I can’t die until I have used up my considerable stash… My solution is keep buying more fabric and teaching my grandkiddos to quilt.

    Second resulution is don’t go to bed without making at least one seam on a quilt block… Right, who can sew just one seam and quit?

  259. My resolutions are many! I AM going to finish my UFO’s! I have a lot, but I have the time. Second, I’m going to try to make more scrap quilts. I made a couple last year, and in doing so, it helped me to develop a better eye for color arranging.

  260. Love the vintage block by Lori Holt. I recently purchased a bag full of completed blocks in this pattern at an estate sale. Can’t wait to sash the blocks together and of course make some new blocks from my stash! Love quilts!

  261. I have binding to put on three quilts, a mystery sew-along quilt blocks to assemble, and barn block to get caught up on from this year’s Sew Sampler box.

  262. I am going to follow along with Pat Sloan and try to finish 12 UFO’s this year. One a month.

  263. My first goal is to keep a quilt journal of all the quilting that I do this year – projects, fabrics, time spent, who the quilt is for, etc. I have begun by listing all my starts and finishes for in 2018. That led me to my second goal: — before I begin a new project, I MUST complete at least one un-finished project!

  264. 2019 goal is to make a dent in my kits. I have so many and need to get some of them made!

  265. My 2019 goal is to get my stack of finished tops quilted! I just got access to a Gammil Long Arm!

  266. I need to stop buying more fabric and use the ton that I already have. Plus I really am going to try to finish quilts (quilting then binding) instead of making tops only.

  267. I have several goals:

    1. Moving
    2. Set up my sewing studio
    3. Organize my stash
    4. Finish 2 of my BOMs: Patchwork Hexies and 2019 mystery

  268. I’m going to try and get one quilt top a month quilted. I have a lot of tops hanging on m y sewing room closet.

  269. I’ve collected 12 pictures of quilting and patchwork samples that I want to do this year and I’ve stuck one on each month of my calendar so I can focus on one piece at a time. Hopefully by January 2020 I’ll have enough pieces to create a unique king size quilt.

  270. I have a patriotic quilt for myself I want to finish and make a new bed quilt and dust ruffle for my bedroom.

  271. My goal this year is to take a longarm quilting class in order to rent time on a longarm machine. That way I can finally turn the dozen or so quilt tops in my cupboard into actual quilts!

  272. I will get two tops that are hanging in the closet quilted. I will also work on finishing some of my UFO’s and if I don’t want to finish them give them away.

  273. I will get the quilt tops quilted that are hanging in my guest room closet, either by myself or by check to a professional longarmer. I will give myself permission to repurpose UFO’s that I am no longer interested in finishing. This would include donating them, if that is the best outcome.

  274. 1st I want to finish two quilts hat are WIP, work in progress. Block of the month American Jane fabric. Blocks finished, just need shushing and a of flying geese for boarder,
    2. Finish a fun quilt that was from FQ shop video, using fat quarters, all blocks are complete and shaking cut. Just need to put it all tougher. After Xmas and new year.
    3 want to do a paper piecing quilt or few blocks. Something I thing would be fun to do. Can’t wait to set up my sewing machine and get things going again,

  275. My number one goal in 2019 is to get back to my sewing, somehow, after recent dominant hand carpal tunnel surgery.

  276. I have a UFO monthly goal for the next 6 months: finish a round for a round robin project (almost done), bind 2 quilts, finish the blocks for a bed runner and a baby quilt (the will be professionally quilted), set the applique pieces for a wall hanging (includes learning a new technique) I have other things I could do for the next six months of the year, but will not stress myself out by worrying about them. For me to even write down goals is a milestone!

  277. My 2019 Quilty goals are: to finish up at least a few of my WIP’s, to learn something new, to practice FMQ, & to try to use my time more effectively!

  278. My goal this year is to let go of perfectionism that keeps me from completing projects. Like if I know I only have a short amount of time and not a full day, I might not dig out my hobby and then nothing gets done. To stop waiting for perfect time or perfect amount of time and just do it and enjoy the process.

  279. 3 quilts for 3 very special people, my grandmother and her two sisters… I have been working on them since February/March of 2016. I would LOVE 2019 to be the year I complete them, especially as I want these special ladies to enjoy them as long as possible!

  280. I have resolved to spend more time in my quilting room. I have also created a list of UFOs that I want to work on this year.

  281. I have a couple of quilts I’d like to finish this year. 1st I’m about 1/4 done hand quilting a beet quilt for one twin and would like to finish piecing the top of the bean quilt for the other. I’d also like to finally quilt a finished top of a wedding quilt for a lifelong friend that’s been hanging out for nearly four years. I resolve to do my best (while also working on grad school).

  282. I plan to sandwich and quilt a large quilt top I finished 3 years ago. It is so large, I’m a little intimidated by it!

  283. I am working on a list of unfinished projects and my goal is to get several crossed off my list. I also plan to take a class and start a new quilt.

  284. I want to sew one day of each weekend. I have a full time job, so sewing during the week right now doesn’t work out. But I’m going to take time each weekend to get some sewing in!

  285. I resolve to be consistent in completing little quilting tasks so I can achieve my quilt projects goals.

  286. I resolve to be consistent in completing little quilting tasks so I can achieve my quilt projects goals.

  287. My most important sewing resolution is to get my sewing room more organized and cleaned up! The clutter is strangling me!

  288. I would like to push myself to learn some new quilting techniques for piecing different blocks, try to join in a BOM (which I was a little unsure of but I think I’ll give it a try),make a Christmas quilt this year, make a queen size quilt for our guest room, a large throw quilt for my mother in law and do a few charity quilts. I did a lot of planning this year and now I’m ready to set out to accomplish some goals….just hoping my sewing machine can hold up to the tasks at hand…. fingers crossed.

  289. My resolution is to not make any resolutions because they never seem to be kept! Instead I am promising myself to spend more time working on my UFO’s, getting more organized, taking part in one or two quilt alongs and most importantly; have fun doing what I love and try to learn and teach a few new skills with and to my quilty friends!

  290. Already crossed one goal off my list — I reorganized my list of projects I’m working on. I broke some projects down into smaller bits so I can cross more progress off the list. Being able to cross items off the list lets me see that I am making progress. I “allow” my self to jump around on the list – this lets me chose what I want to work on. I find this ends up with more progress made and more enjoyment of the process.

  291. One of my 2019 goals is to challenge myself with a more technical quilting pattern…something to stretch my quilting skills.

  292. My goal is to go in my sewing room each day and work on something! Whether it be sewinga few blocks or organizing my fabric, just going in and jumping on a task will payoff in getting things done.

  293. I have 3 quilts I want to finish, maybe 4. Three are in various stages (one hand quilted) and a throw not started. All of your resolution choices are good ones to follow.

  294. I need to organize and straighten out my sewing space to make it easier to do what I love to do. Also, I want to get some of my many tops basted and quilted.

  295. My 2019 goal is to make a quilt in colors I don’t normally use. I may actually discover I like a new color! Also working on string quilt for our summer picnics.

  296. I will try to spend at least 15 minutes a day sewing. I want to put my dreams into action.

  297. Of course I need to finish a few projects from last year and the year before but I really need to use up some scraps. I hope to make some scrap quilts for the Ronald McDonald houses in KC since they were so good to us with our kiddos surgery a few years ago.

  298. I will be moving my sewing room from upstairs to downstairs to have more room. Getting UFOs done before starting any new projects is my agenda.

  299. My Brother In Law passed away in September and I promised my sister I would make a memorial quilt with his tee shirts. She also moved in with her daughters family and I’m going to make her a new pretty bed quilt.
    After that I really want to use up more of my stash that I have accumulated!
    Don’t we all say that….

  300. I’m going to prioritize my UFO’s and get at least half done before summer arrives(June in ND). I want to go through my scraps, organize and get some blocks or strips made out of them for a scrappy quilt. I will put at least 15 minutes a day into practicing my FMQ.

  301. On my resolution list is the completion of a quilt I found recently when unpacking from our move. The quilt top needs borders and the fabric is in another box, I’m sure. So the hunt is on! And as I unpack, I’m making piles…one for keepers, one for donation to the guild projects, and one for stuffing pet shelter pads.

    Happy New Year FQS team!!

  302. I am working on a Quilt of Valor quilt with my sister-in-law. The piecing is much more difficult than anything I have completed before, so it’s slow going for me. My resolution is to finish my share of the piecing before I continue on to any other project….if I don’t do that, I know I won’t finish the piecing any time soon!

  303. Finish all the UFOs in my closet(that’s about 5) before I start any new projects.
    Make at least 2 quilts for the NC hurricane relief project

  304. My 2019 goals are organizing my stash, notions and UFOs. Finishing 5 of those UFOs.

  305. Since I was ill much of this past fall and winter, I plan on working on some projects that I had planned on making to give as gifts for Christmas 2018. This way they will be ready for 2019 giving!

  306. I’m going to finish my Christmas Figs quilt that I bought at Fat Quarter Shop in time to use it for next Christmas! That is my sewing speed since I work full time, have a 3 hour (round trip) commute to work, and spend too much time on my weekends on the computer. Wish me luck!

  307. Yay 2019! My new resolution is to make a dent in the Sew Sampler monthly projects! I’m a little behind because I sold a house and had to wait for my new one to be built. Wasn’t able to sew for about 11 months! Now, I’m in full sewing swing!

  308. My resolutions include completing four BOM projects that have been started and to begin scrappy four patches for a scrap quilt. I also want to continue the process of organizing and using my scraps and my stash.

  309. My goal is to get my sewing room organized so that I can begin to finish those UFO’s that are orbiting around my room.

  310. My goal is to join my local quilt guild! The meeting times aren’t great for me but I can adapt and have fun with some new quilty friends!

  311. My goal is to finish at least one of my UFO’s this year. to quilt is human to finish is divine. Hoping to achieve this in 2019.

  312. I really organized at the beginning of last year, so I will continue to work off that list. However, I’ve started a new list for 2019 and it’s all new! What?!? I finished 44 quilts last year and have about 20 more to quilt up, so I have my work ready to go. I can’t wait to begin on a Tone it Down and a pineapple quilt in a little tin suitcase!

  313. This year Iwould love to finish some of my projects that I have started some time ago and quilt them all and I am ready for this year block of the month, way to go

  314. I would love to actually get my UFO’s down to one short list (less than 20 would be great!). I have over 40 right now included all of my kits, so it’s a lofty goal for me!

  315. I want and will finish the2018 projects I have left. And then start new projects that will teach me new techniques and challenge me.

  316. I want to sew through my stash, finish the many quilt tops I have stacked up and reorganize my fabric!

  317. To move my quilting space from the laundry room to the small guest room. I have it planned out, now to start the cleaning out process, removing of wallpaper, painting, and moving in. I also have some UFOs to complete this year (six quilts to quilt and bind).

  318. I’m using project scraps for 4” finished Churn Dash blocks as leaders and enders while I’m piecing a new quilt top. I also plan to layer and quilt 5 UFOs that already have the tops, battings, and backings cut. And I will learn and practice FMQ on these tops! Currently I need to finish a Gravity quilt that is 75% quilted. Also promise myself to finish all the Sew Sampler projects that have accumulated. I do have 3 of these in progress currently. It is great to have plans! Oh yes, I also plan to do a lot of garment sewing. It’s gonna be a great year!

  319. I am trying to finish UFOs and sew my stash, but there are too many beautiful new fabric lines coming out!

  320. I have some UFOs to finish (mainly quilting and binding). I want to make all the patterns in Quiet Play’s pattern club and I need to continue making things to sell, making gifts for family, making new patterns for myself, and participate in some swaps!

  321. I hope to finish several WIP /UFO projects this year and complete some new. First to organize sewing room.

  322. Making 2 Jelly Roll rugs for my bedroom is my goal for this year. Now I just have to find the jelly rolls I want to use 🙂

  323. My resolution is to finally quilt something on my longarm (I am a little, no, a LOT scared of it!).

  324. First resolution is to finish 3 WIP’s that are on my sewing table that are in 3 different stages. Second is to make a non-scrappy quilt! I love scrappy quilting, but I’m kind of in a rut!

  325. I NEED to STOP for a minute and organize! I love that Kimberly is OCD(self proclaimed) I just keep on moving, one thing on top of the next! So excited tho w/new fabrics , and ideas, quilts and more! Eventually I get overwhelmed and clean up, change things up, get great ideas from you gals at FQS and keep it movin’ Happy New Year!

  326. My goal is to finish one UFO every month. Of course, in order to get all my UFOs done, I’ll need to make that my goal for about the next 50 years! Right now I’m going thru all my patterns and seriously weeding them out. Very cathartic!

  327. I just love your idea! Just sorted my stash of leftovers and I’m gonna sort out different blocks of several that I have to see what ALL I can come up with! Thanks for such n inspiring idea!!

  328. Love the Pinwheel idea! My resolution for 2019- spend more time sewing and working on projects currently in process and less time looking at and shopping for new fabric… well maybe just sleeping less so I can still do both, lol.

  329. I also hope to finish some vintage quilt tops I have accumulated in the past couple of years as well as do a sew along.

  330. I am all in on the Pinwheel project. My resolution is to complete quilts for my niece and my nephew in hopes of delivering them for Christmas 2019. My goal is to hand quilt them both.

  331. I spent New Years day organizing my sewing room and discovered I am so behind on my sew sampler projects. I plan on getting those done and for the 1st time am participating in 2 block of the months.

  332. I am participating in American Patchwork and Quilting’s UFO challenge again this year. It helped me make a lot of progress last year and I hope to have even more finishes this year.

  333. I am determined to not start any new projects until I finish all projects waiting for my attention.
    Then as a reward for organized behaviour I am going to do my first Quilt Along.
    So many ideas and so little quilting time…

  334. I have joined 2 UFO and WIP groups to hold me double accountable! I learn great tips from both groups. On my list is re-organizing my sewing room, organize my scraps, learn a new quilting skill or tool, and finish 8 UFOs. My goal of 12 goals is short by 1, but it allows me to add something I forgot or something new. Thinking of learning to use triangle papers to make the pinwheel blocks Kimberly showed on her Live on Friday.

  335. I have several tops that I really want to get completed this year. I can no longer afford to send them out to be quilted so I am going to do several of them myself with grid quilting. I really like the look of the cross hatching and I think that several of these tops lend themselves to looking OK with that pattern. I am so eager to have some more finished tops in 2019!

  336. I hope to stay caught up with my BOM projects. I want to organize my scraps throughout the year by working on the pinwheel “Crumb” quilt as Kimberly suggested. (great ideal by the way).

  337. I plan to make one charity quilt top each month use up (part of) my stash. I will also complete new things I start!

  338. I plan to go through my scraps and get rid of all the scraps that are really too small to use.

  339. I would like to find a better storage solution for my stash. Right now they are just in baskets and boxes and are hard to get to.

  340. 19 quilts to give away in 2019! Lots of sick folks, babies born, retirements and weddings to sew for….quilting is my therapy, and giving them away is my happy pill.

  341. My resolution is for my husband and I to build a multi-purpose sewing table. I bought the plans back in 2017 but 2019 is the year it will be build!!

  342. Granny made us wedding quilts, my son is getting married this year and I want to keep the tradition alive. It means so much, it’s like being wrapped in Love.

  343. One of my quilty goals for 2019 is to get one of my quilt tops custom free-motion quilted. I have four tops that are candidates.

  344. I’m participating in 3 BOMs right now, and my goal is to stay current in all of them. I’m caught up in one, behind in another, and waiting for my first fabric and patterns for the third.

  345. 2019 the year of finish it up! I want to finish UFOs including 3 table runners and when all of those are done (cross your fingers) then work on kits!
    Happy New Year!!!!!!

  346. I love Kimberly’s idea of the pinwheels. I, unfortunately, don’t make but one or two quilts a year. It will probably take a few years of to be able to make enough pinwheels for a quilt, but that’s what I’d like to do. I also want to make Miss Rosie’s Village quilt. These are all very good quilting resolutions!

  347. I’m doing Christa Watson’s beginning quilting class on Craftsy. My goal is to finish that quilt. I’m procrastinating on the cutting at the moment. I’m scared I’m going to make a mistake!

  348. I would like to master free motion quilting on my domestic sewing machine; reduce my stash by making quilts to donate to our local women’s shelter; give homemade quilted gifts to all family members for Christmas 2019; so a mini quilt, every month, to try new blocks or techniques; use my EQ8 that I received for Christmas to explore my quilting creativity! and much much more 🙂

  349. Make a quilt from a top I’ve completed. And put together blocks into a top, and quilt it. That will be 2 finishes!

  350. New Year’s (Quilter’s) Resolution:
    Make a quilt for me!!! Haven’t decided yet but it’ll either be a Halloween or Christmas themed wall hanging.

    Thank you for all you do, FQS, and for all the wonderful ideas and fabulous fabrics!

  351. I resolve to finally make a quilt for my bed. I’ve made numerous lap quilts in the three years since I started quilting. Practice time is over!! 🙂

  352. My goal for this year is to dig out and finish as many UFO’s as I can.
    I also need to make a wedding quilt for my niece too! Gonna be a busy year!

    Kimberly, where did you get the basket that you are storing your pinwheels in?

    Thanks for all you do to make quilting fun and easy!