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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. (Cross this off with Rustic Mountain Snowflake by Judy Niemeyer in the April issue.)
8. For one week, set aside 20 minutes a day to sew.
9. Sew a quilt using only your scraps and stash. (Cross this off with Color Coded by Diane Harris in the June issue.)
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 email@example.com.
14. Take your handwork to a surprising location.
15. Join a fun quilt-along. (Cross this off with our Sew Many Strips Quilt Along.)
16. Creatively piece your quilt backing.
17. Go on a quilt retreat. (Find our ultimate quilt retreat packing list here.)
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. (Cross this off with Wool Welcome by Roseann Meehan Kermes in the February issue.)
22. Sew a quilt for charity.
23. Meet your quilting hero (in person or online).
24. Make a quilt using only solids. (Cross this off with Simply Bold by Krystina Hopkins in the April issue.)
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. (Cross this off with Flea Market Find collected by Jody Sanders in the April issue.)
32. Explore a quilt museum.
33. Safely wash and store your quilts. (Read our tips on how to wash and care for your quilts here.)
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. (Cross this off with Down to Earth by Deanne Eisenman in the February issue.)
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. (You can find beginner-friendly patterns here.)
44. Finish a UFO.
45. Make a two-color quilt.
46. Take part in a block exchange or swap fabric with a friend. (Cross this off with Shared History by Jo Morton in the February issue.)
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.)