It is that time of year again. That time where fellow quilters and crafters of all kinds get super inspired to go out and make something for everyone on their gift list. The idea is a good one but time is the culprit. Soon Thanksgiving creaps up and the projects are still not done, and sometimes not even started, and before you know it Christmas is here. Everyone has faced this problem of being over inspired and not having enough time. How can we overcome it and be organized and enjoy the process?
The first step is to get an idea of how much time you have left. As of right now there is 48 days until Christmas. That does not leave much time. Which brings me to my next point. Make a list of all of the projects you would ideally like to create for everyone on your gift list that you want to make something for. Eliminate ideas that are too time consuming and people who may not like to receive homemade gifts. There will not be enough time to make queen sized quilts for your whole family so keep that in mind.
The next thing to do once you know what you're making and for whom you are making it is to take an inventory of supplies already on hand. Everyone has extra fabric lying around so use it this season! Next, schedule time to work on these gifts the same way a student would to study for a final and an executive would for a big project. If the time is not there it will not get done.
Don't be afraid to cut corners to make it simpler for you, but still keep the final product looking nice and professional. Stay organized and have fun and remember exactly why you are doing what you are doing this holiday season!