Let's finish UFOs!
If you're an avid quilter, you probably have a stack of unfinished projects. Whether you ran out of time, didn't have the right materials, just got sick of the quilt, or started a new project, unfinished projects pile up easily! Make a resolution this year to clean out your UFOs.
Follow along with me by posting photos of your finished projects and progress on Instagram using the hashtag #letsfinishufos2021 .
Some Tips for finishing your UFOs
Get Organized, Set Goals
The first step in tackling your UFOs is to get organized.
- Make a List - How many UFOs do you have? Maybe try KonMari- method of organizing – pull everything out onto one table top so you can look at it all in one place.
- Decide which projects are the most meaningful. Finished just one kick. Order them in a queue.
- Display your projects! – It’s easy to buy new fabric and piece new quilts if all your UFOs stay hidden in drawers and bins. If you can’t see it, it’s easy to fall under “out of sight, out of mind.” Writing your UFOlist helps you to remember your UFO's in the drawers.
- Get serious – No new projects. Focus your energy to finish!
- Calculate the time remaining. This is a bit tricky, but it’s a good habit to get into. If you’re piecing lots of similar blocks, time yourself piecing just one. Don’t rush. Now you have a solid time estimate for the remaining blocks. If it takes 30 minutes to piece one, you can fit that into an evening or first thing in the morning. Set the goal to piece one block a day during the week. Now you can estimate how many blocks you’ll have done in a week, then a month. This time estimation can make a huge project suddenly seem manageable and quick to finish!
Use the Buddy System
Using Buddy system almost all projects work well. One plus one most of the time more than two, is synergy of the group. It is difficult in these corona situations but you may join our IG group with hashtags, you can share your progress in social media.
Try rewarding a finished quilt with a little prize: a fat quarter from the local quilt store, a meal at a favorite restaurant, or fresh flowers. Looking forward to a treat may help you make progress on a project even when you don't feel like working on it. You may even tell yourself that you can't start a new quilt until you finish the UFO.
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