Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Tip Tuesday! Time Management

"Tip Tuesday!" - Time Management

I love learning new things and then sharing that knowledge with my quilting friends. So, every Tuesday I'll provide some tips, hints, tricks, tutorials, shortcuts, etc. that I've learned over the years and share them here on the blog. 

"Tip Tuesday" will be a collection of information about a wide variety of subjects garnered from a large variety of sources.  I am not an expert by any means and do not take credit for being the great wizard behind all of these hints and tips. I will gladly give due credit whenever possible.

These tips will be archived and accessible to you just by clicking on the "Tip Tuesday" tab above. 

Read, enjoy, and be inspired! 

Do you ever feel like there just isn't enough time in the day to complete everything you need and want to get done? Are you always quilting against a deadline?

If you are like most of the quilters I know, you often feel that there just isn't enough time to quilt as much as you'd like. Something always gets in the way. Whether it's a job, phone calls, computer work, kids that need shuttled around, housework, sleep, etc.; quilting just always seems to take a back seat.  

I've recently come across some information on how to help make time for quilting and I thought it was worthwhile to share it with you all here. 

I've read the information provided in the following two links, and even though a few of the things just will not work for me, I am going to try to implement a number of the suggestions. I know I'll need to tweak things over time, but I'm thinking this information can really help me. 

The Importance of Making and Maintaining a To Do List - Time Management for Patchwork Quilters! 

Dena Dale Crain of QuiltEd Online


Establishing Priorities–The Quilt Notebook Series 

by Lori Kennedy at The Inbox Jaunt


No matter what kind of machine you're using to create your works, organization and priorities can always help. Take what you can from these articles and make them work for you. 


If you have time management tips that you've implemented, please feel free to share them. We can all use some help!  

Remember, a productive quilter is a happy quilter!

1 comment:

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I'm a list maker - have a master for the year and then a new monthly list that gets more detail added to it. The biggest help to me is to make sure I re-cyle my 'finished' pile of fabrics used in a project into my fabric sorting system - even that cutting down into pre-cut sizes. Makes for a quick resource for that needed project.