It’s National Sewing Month!

National Sewing Month 2015It seems like we just posted about National Sewing Month a short time ago, and now September has rolled around again quickly. Since its inception in 1982, each NSM has revolved around a particular theme. This year’s focus is charity, and we know first-hand just how much quilters and sewers use their creative powers for good, helping others with the ir time and talents. The official site for National Sewing Month has lots of tips and projects for individuals, groups and guilds – visit today!

Need a few quick ideas?  Consider these:

  • Buy a new sewing machine, donating an older one to a school or civic group
  • Organize the pattern stash
  • Tackle one UFO per month
  • Make your plan for holiday gift sewing by Sept 30, and stick to it!
  • Commit to a new BOM project for the new year
  • Share your passion with a newbie

giveaway msyteryboxHow do YOU plan to celebrate National Sewing Month?   Tell us your National Sewing Month plans for a chance to win a “mixed goodie box” of Marcus fabrics! All comments by blog subscribers received by Tuesday, September 8 are eligible. So, be sure to subscribe to our blog (at rght) if you haven’t already, then post your comment below.

63 thoughts on “It’s National Sewing Month!

  1. I will hopefully finish all 3 of the quilts that I have started. I was sidetracked by my guilds row robin, and by making a quilt for the outgoing President, I was VP and it seamed like a good idea at the time. The quilt is Spoolie Birds, turned out great, and she loves it! In the past we have given the outgoing Pres. a gift certificate to somewhere, but not me, I had to make a quilt…

  2. I am getting together with my sewing group for an all day sew in. I’m also taking a class to begin my sewing season.

  3. I’m excited that the kids are back in school! Now I can spend some time in my sewing room . I’m going to go create something.

  4. I will be making quilts for gifts and quilts for charity. I will be joining in an online quilt along (or two) as well as some online challenges. I have a baby quilt to make for a friend’s grandson’s arrival late in the year. I expect to have lots of sewing time this month so I plan to enjoy making lots of things! What could be better?

  5. I have presented my Quilting Journey to my Guild and visited the Newnan Coweta, GA Historical Societies reopening of the Male Museum. The Museum reopened September 5, 2015 with a quilt display.

  6. I’ve been teaching my five-year-old granddaughter how to sew, and we ae going to celebrate by making a simple scrap quilt to donate to our local women’s shelter. Thanks for the inspiring post!

  7. I want to get a few projects finished that were started a while ago. New projects always are a temptation.

  8. I think it’s great that there is a whole month devoted to sewing! Send me to my room, please! My plans to celebrate this month is to hopefully finish my work on Tula Pink’s 100 Modern Quilt Blocks. I started in August and just finished #54 this morning. I love this project as each block is totally different and fairly easy to make. Fingers crossed that I can get this project done!

  9. How I love a month dedicated to sewing! Send me to my room, please!
    This month, I am dedicated to working on my blocks for Tula Pink’s 100 Modern Quilt Blocks. I have 54 of them completed, so only 46 left to go! I am hoping I can get most of them sewn in the next few weeks, then put together into a quilt or two!

  10. I plan to get lots of quilting done this month. I have two tops that are almost finished and then I will quilt a very special top I made about 15 years ago

  11. I am sewing a tumbling blocks quilt for my son, and also working on back to school type sewing — undershirts for my daughter, snack packs, etc.

  12. I plan on sewing, I don’t really care what, just something. I’ve been sick all this year and have made, 1 mini quilt, 1 mini quilt top and 1 12 inch quilt block – that’s it for 8 and a bit months!

  13. I plan on sewing all month and with all the new fabrics coming out I know I will have fun

  14. My goal for September is to make a Quilt of Valor. Have the pattern and fabric ready to go.

  15. To celebrate this moth I am going to get as many of my quilt UFO’s completed while still working on my current projects. I have really been slacking and this is really a good way to get me motivated and get things finished and moved out so I can start building up with new projects.

  16. I have 3 quilt tops I really want to get quilted and donated to our local Women’s Crisis Center this month. Or at least before I start sewing for Christmas. Thanks.

  17. I’m making quilt tops and totes that our guild gives to different shelters for those who need them. Also trying to keep up with the baby quilts – seems like most of the “kids” I work with are starting their families all at the same time!

  18. I would love to start using my machine again! I don’t usually find time to sew or quilt until the winter.

  19. I have two quilts that I took online sew along’s for to learn new techniques that I would like to finish and donate to our local hospice house . They place them on each inpatient hospice bed and let the patients use them during their time, rotating them out frequently for cleanliness…ect. If a family has a particular attachment to a quilt on the passing of their loved one, the hospice house gives it to the family.

  20. I plan on finishing a mystery quilt I began in June, Scrap Dance QAL and to beging cutting fabrics for another one.Happy sewing!

  21. My aim is to quilt 5 quilt tops that I completed some time ago. They are all Christmas gifts for family members. September will be a busy month for me.

  22. I need to finish my Tilly & the buttons Bettine dress and then I am going to make the Dottie Angel tunic x

  23. I plan to celebrate by finishing up sewing Christmas gifts for my family. This includes crafts and some clothing and quilting. Thinking of joining a BOM, but am currently in a weekly quilting block event for 2015. So, we’ll see, lol 🙂

  24. I just finished 3 twin size quilts for my great nephews Christmas presents so now I am working on 2 lap quilts for donation quilts.

  25. I made and presented three QOV’s in June to family members and finished two quilts for a show in August. I have a few small projects to finish for Christmas presents and several larger machine and hand piecing projects to continue working on this month. I am in the process of reorganizing my sewing room and stash for easier access and hopefully more sewing time in the future. Thanks for the chance at the giveaway goodies!

  26. I am working on Christmas gifts. I am also getting projects ready for a long sewing weekend in late October with my sister and her daughter. I call it our Sew-cation.

  27. For National Sewing Month…I have been planning to finish up a few Throws for Christmas gifts (shhh..) to wrap & hide! lol Making Jammie’s for the Kiddo’s & now also Grankiddo’s for Christmas as well….something I do every year. Have to start no later than September too! giggle… Need to make some new Pillows for our Family Room, and curtains for Kitchen. Will be happy to get to the Pillows! lol Thanks for chance to win this excitng Surprise! Give-a-way Box too! 🙂

  28. I’m a beginner and trying to increase my skills, and learning new blocks. I’m working on a quilt for my grandson using panels which is something I haven’t tried before.

  29. Ooh- surprises are so fun! I am working on a little fall peacoat for my son and a quilt for my daughter, and whatever else I find time for!

  30. I have two complete BOM that I haven’t started, and two still incomplete BOMs that I started in January 2014. I am going to finish at least one of the BOMs that I have started before the end of the year, and start one new BOM next year. I’m also going to try to stop buying so much fabric and use what I’ve already purchased! These are my goals, and now that I’ve shared them with probably over 500 people, I must do it!

    • By the way, A Prairie Gathering is one of the new BOMs. The other one is Hampton Ridge, both Marcus projects!

  31. I am new to sewing. So far, I have made 5 different projects. And repeats of many of them. This month, I plan to sew everyday, even if it is just for a little and try some new projects.

  32. I have started off the month by sewing and quilting a table runner for my sister’s birthday. I plan to keep on quilting, finishing up a top and hopefully quilting a top I finished last year.

  33. I am planning to finish my ufo’s, just 3 more to go, if I don’t trow another project in the mix. Thank you for the giveaway.

  34. I’m just enjoying my nice cool sewing room.
    It has turned hot in IL again.
    Also, working on my hubby for a AccuQuilt Cutter. ;^)

  35. I will be quilting for Project Linus. We have a fabulous group here in North Texas. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to win some goodies.

  36. I am trying to do as you suggest UFO;s and organization. With the stash I am having fun making projects for my 6 grandchildren for them as adults – holidays, babies – a surprise for the future.

  37. I plan to continue what I am doing which is to finish a gift quilt; it needs to be sandwiched and then quilted, etc., make some projects for fall and then start on some projects for winter and Christmas. And this year I hope to join a quilt guild, and the first meeting is in September. I like the suggestion of finishing a UFO each month, and I would love it if I could take that one on. Happy National Sewing Month.

  38. I am making a quilt for an young girl who was seriously injured in a road rage incident. She is an innocent victim who will have long term complications from the accident. The perpetrator has not been caught, one person lost his life.
    Anita’s Arrowhead is the block pattern I chose for the quilt design.

  39. I am starting work on ufos. My long range plan is to do one block of the month this year. No sewing for the holidays, but sew once a week on quilts for vets.

    • I plan on quilting tops that I have done and giving the quilts as Christmas presents.

  40. I have been a quilter for 30 plus years. Recently I became a couch potato when it came to doing my piecing. I hope to get more involved in stitching and getting some projects finished.

  41. To celebrate this month I am finishing my donation quilt for Healing Quilts for our local hospital. I am participating in the Teal Mini Swap to raise awareness of Ovarian Cancer! I’m in a Sherlock Holmes craft swap (my partner is getting a 221B Baker Street purse!!!). I have been getting my older patterns out and deciding which ones to donate and which to attack! My UFO pile has been refolded and reassessed…and I am in a mystery BOM!!! Whew!!! in between that….I am taking a deep breath now and again!!!!

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