Yes! You just finished a beautiful quilt top. All you have to do now is baste it and quilt it, so you can turn your UFO (UnFinished Object) into an AFO (Awesome Finished Object). ‘Just’ pick a quilt design and get started.

“Turn your UFO into an AFO”

Does this stage make you a little bit uncomfortable? Do you want to put your quilt top on your pile of nearly finished projects and just think about it for a little longer? You’re not alone! I’ve heard so many people hesitate to finish their quilts because they can’t decide on a quilt design.

So, I decided to make a video on it. Not that I am the expert. Not even close. Did you see the video where I show my 364 WIP’s? BUT, I do think I’m getting better on quilting my quilts. Best thing: I’m spending less and less pondering over which quilt design to choose for years before I finish my quilts.

Wanna become a master in finishing those quilts? Grab your copy of my free ebook and check out the video below for my five step master plan.

Just in case you want the sort version:

STEP 1: Take a good look at your quilt top. Are there any clues in there? Maybe it is a big design which would work well with a smaller overall quilt pattern. Maybe there are shapes in your design around which you can echo with straight lines? Maybe your quilt top is made from squares so you can stitch in the ditch or stitch just beside the ditch.

STEP 2: Go through the 101 ideas for quilting ebook with your quilt top in mind and see if there are designs that resonate with you. That call your name.

Step 3: The most important step. Make a choice. Just pick a design. The moment you decide, you can finally start quilting your quilt.

STEP 4: Go quilt your quilt. Hop behind your sewing machine, grab some thread and start quilting.

STEP 5: Might sound like a weird step, but I love this one. When your half way through quilting your quilt. Don’t hesitate and finish it! Don’t have second thoughts on your choice. The only way to get better at quilting, at picking quilt designs, is by doing. So go and practice. Finish a quilt so you can start a new project. Done is so much batter than perfect!

Well okay, maybe that was the not so very short version. But that’s it. No rocket science right? There is no better feeling than to get your machine running and finish some quilts if you ask me.

Love,
Irene

22 replies
  1. Mary Slaughter says:

    Your ideas are so refreshing. I have been quilting for more years than I would like to think about and you inspire me to do more. Thank you for your enthusiasm and willingness to share. I am with you on October 1.

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    • Irene says:

      Yes! Great that you’ll join me on the 1st of October. It’s going to be so much fun finishing our WIPs together.

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  2. Claudia says:

    Hi , enjoy you YouTube videos:)
    Subscribe to get your ebook also. How long does it take to receive the book?

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    • Irene says:

      Hi Claudia!
      Thank you so much :D When you confirm your subscription you should receive the ebook instantly in your mailbox. Did you find the email already in the mean time? (It could go to the spam folder when it’s your first time receiving email from Sugaridoo.

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  3. Lisa Bowman says:

    I love your tutorials, I am a beginner 2 years. I taught myself by u tune. I have about 10 quit tops and I will do what you said. JUST DO IT. LOL Thank you

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    • Irene says:

      Yayy! Thank you so much. YouTube is so awesome for all the tutorials that are on there. So excited for your quilt tops to be finished.

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  4. Jennifer says:

    I Absolutely think youโ€™re priceless! Your ideas and methods are exactly what I need to get going . Llove love you new hair cut too cute!!!

    Love to you and baby boy

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  5. Jacqueline says:

    Ik heb me voor de nieuwsbrief aangemeld maar helaas niet het e-book ontvangen, ook niet in de SPAM folder.
    En ik had mij er zo op verheugd! Misschien moet ik mij nog maar een keer aanmelden? Ik zal het in ieder geval proberen.

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    • Irene says:

      Hi Jacqueline, oeh nee dat is vervelend! Ik heb even in het systeem gekeken, maar zie dat je hem ondertussen wel hebt ontvangen. Klopt dat? Groetjes!

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  6. Tricia says:

    Love the hair! Great look. Thank you for the book. Check with missouri star quilts, they self pubilish a book/magazine. You could use their publisher.

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    • Irene says:

      Thanks! Oooh that sounds very interesting. Will definitely look in to them! You’re the best.

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  7. Susana Font-Fontenot says:

    Thank you for your e-book. I appreciate any help I can get to finish my WIP.

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  8. Faye Tulk says:

    For some reason the ebook isn’t coming to my email, I have tried 3 or 4 times, it showed up once & disappeared right away, said something about your server not uploading…. love your video..

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    • Irene says:

      Hi Faye, hmm not sure what happened there. I see now in the system that 3 days after your comment the email was send and received. Is that correct? :)

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  9. Anna Schuurmans says:

    Hi from Northern Ontario Canada. I just Love watching your videos. Your wonderful personality inspires each to try free motion quilting. That’s the part that stops me from quilting as I have no one in my town that dies quilting so I have to do it myself.

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