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The American Patchwork & Quilting Bucket List

Make this year one for the books, and expand your quilting horizons with a list designed to get our readers to try new things, meet new quilting friends, and accomplish a lot of sewing! Download and print your list now, then see the "Now Trending" page in every 2019 issue of American Patchwork & Quilting to help you check items off of your list.

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Download the Bucket List here.

Follow along with the staff and our readers by posting photos of your finished projects and progress on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter using the hashtag #APQBucketList.


 

Here's the Bucket List! We'll update the list with every issue, so you can work to cross items off your list.

1. Use acrylic or paper templates to piece a block.

2. Donate a pillowcase to charity. (Add it to our online counter: AllPeopleQuilt.com/donate.)

3. Organize your fabrics and scraps.

4. Change your needle/replace your rotary cutter blade/clean your machine.

5. Identify a problem area in your sewing space and find a solution.

6. Attend a quilt guild meeting in your area.

7. Sew accurately using foundation piecing.

8. For one week, set aside 20 minutes a day to sew.

9. Sew a quilt using only your scraps and stash.

10. Get topsy-turvy with curved piecing.

11. Take a quilting class (in person or online).

12. Read the pattern completely before starting the project.

13. Submit a reader tip to our magazine at apqtips@meredith.com.

14. Take your handwork to a surprising location.

15. Join a fun quilt-along.

16. Creatively piece your quilt backing.

17. Go on a quilt retreat.

18. Machine-sew a decorative stitch sample.

19. Label a quilt. (Don’t forget your name and the date!)

20. Take a picture/journal about each quilt you make this year.

21. Assemble a pincushion.

22. Sew a quilt for charity.

23. Meet your quilting hero (in person or online).

24. Make a quilt using only solids.

25. Slow down and hand-quilt.

26. Make a bed-size quilt, then snuggle under it.

27. Attend a national quilt show.

28. Read your sewing machine manual.

29. Change out all your quilts for a new season.

30. Visit a new quilt shop (with your best quilting buddies).

31. Try English paper piecing.

32. Explore a quilt museum.

33. Safely wash and store your quilts.

34. Finish a Christmas project before December.

35. Splurge on a quilting tool you’ve been eyeing.

36. Quilt your own project. (You can do it!)

37. Stay calm when you realize you’ve run out of bobbin thread while sewing.

38. Add a little (or a lot) of appliqué to a project.

39. Post a photo of a quilt you’re proud of on social media.

40. Learn a new embroidery stitch.

41. Go on a shop hop.

42. For a week, spend 3 minutes picking up your work space after each sewing session.

43. Teach someone to sew.

44. Finish a UFO.

45. Make a two-color quilt.

46. Take part in a block exchange or swap fabric with a friend.

47. Alter a pattern to a size or colorway you like. (See color options in each issue for inspiration.)

48. Make a ________________________ quilt. (Fill in with a quilt you want to make.)

49. Make a ________________________ quilt. (Fill in with a quilt you want to make.)

50. Make a ________________________ quilt. (Fill in with a quilt you want to make.)