Pull out those UFOs and join us for the Choose Your UFO Quilt Along! (#UFOQAL2017).
This is a brand new type of event for we Fandom stitchers! Join us as we pick up our unfinished Fandom in Stitches projects and work together to get them finished!
If you're like me, you have more than one UFO waiting to receive some tender loving care! The hardest part can be choosing a project to finish. To get you started, I wanted to share some of my own UFO finishing tips.
The biggest challenge can be simply getting organized!
A fun way to keep track of your progress is to make a list or a UFO Board (see mine below). Sort by where the project is and what needs to happen next. To keep from overwhelming yourself, focus on getting to the next step of the project instead of ALL the things needed to be done. This is my first year organizing my UFOs this way and it's been a huge help. I can see exactly where everything is and what should happen next. Who knew moving a post-it note could be so satisfying!
Made with poster board, post-it notes, and a Sharpie, my board is decidedly low tech.
Use a white board or magnetic board for something a little classier!
Preparation is everything!
If you're paper piecing, consider pre-cutting your background fabric into various width strips for more manageable pieces to work with.
To maximize sewing time, sort individual blocks to be made with pattern and fabric together in a large zip bag (I like 2 gallon zipper bags). Background fabric can be kept separate for larger projects.
If you feel like you don't have enough time to sew, try sewing just one seam whenever you have five minutes. You'll be amazed at how much you can get done!
What UFOs do you hope to finish during our event?
What do you do to get motivated? How do you get organized! We'd love to hear your tips.
Share photos of your #UFOQAL2017 with our flickr group for a chance to win one of our fabulous monthly prizes! You receive one entry for each project. Only photos posted to flickr are eligible to win.
Let's get finished!