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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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. (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.
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. (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.
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.
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.)