Works in Progress

Here’s a couple quilts in progress for me right now.

I use binder clips to keep my pieces from getting lost, or confused, since I’m often cleaning up and putting things away again!

Hopefully I’m making some progress as you read this!

What are you working on?


By |2017-02-06T09:18:39-06:00March 30th, 2011|work in progress|25 Comments


  1. Terriaw March 30, 2011 at 6:35 am - Reply

    How fun to have a few projects in progress! I love that feeling. Hope you get the chance to work on these more. I have been working on homework projects and making a couple new bags – fun stuff!

  2. Cayce March 30, 2011 at 6:38 am - Reply

    I can’t wait to get back to quilting. I have several clothing projects in progress/in que!

  3. Suzanne March 30, 2011 at 6:44 am - Reply

    Binder clips–ingenious! Now if I could just find the new package I bought last week.

  4. Andrea Bowden March 30, 2011 at 7:07 am - Reply

    I’ll be picking up some binder clips too :)
    Have a personalized cotton/minky baby girl quilt I’m favorite thing to make!

  5. Beth March 30, 2011 at 7:21 am - Reply

    I have stacks of rows for a zigzag quilt that need to be better kept. You can bet that they will have binder clips on them by the end of the day…genius! Besides that quilt I am working on a custom crib bedding set and a few birthday gifts for little boys (it may just be easier to buy something this time though!) Wishing you lots of progress today! Smiles…

  6. teodo March 30, 2011 at 7:28 am - Reply

    Enjoy your work Amy,
    ciao ciao

  7. teodo March 30, 2011 at 7:29 am - Reply

    Enjoy your work.
    ciao ciao

  8. randi March 30, 2011 at 7:34 am - Reply

    love the binder clip idea!

  9. Lynda Brown March 30, 2011 at 7:53 am - Reply

    I’m working on sewing a white dress for my granddaughter. Makes me remember why I DON’T sew clothes anymore. Quilts are so much more fun!! I also have 3 quilts ready for borders and a Snowball I have been working on for a couple of years as a leader and ender quilt. I’m sure there are more stuffed in a cabinet somewhere too that I have lost interest in for the moment.

  10. Jill March 30, 2011 at 8:02 am - Reply

    Binder clips are such a great idea! I wish I had thought of it sooner, I recently lost a quilt back…next time I’ll clip it to the front!

    I’m drawing quilting designs on several quilts right now.

  11. LT March 30, 2011 at 8:27 am - Reply

    Binder clips – so much better than the painter’s tape I’ve been using to keep my rows bundled together!

  12. Jocelyn March 30, 2011 at 8:35 am - Reply

    I am binding the last of the quilts I’m sending for Japan. I had several UFO’s that were just waiting to be quilted and bound. Hopefully I can get them boxed up and shipped out by the end of the week.

  13. Crystal March 30, 2011 at 9:04 am - Reply

    Oh my gosh that is AMAZING!! Never even thought of that and it would be perfect!! Thanks for the tip!!

  14. Christie, Describe Happy March 30, 2011 at 11:19 am - Reply

    Ohh solids! Pretty! I am hoping to kick off the sewing of a king size quilt top. Wish me luck!

  15. Lisa March 30, 2011 at 11:23 am - Reply

    Amy – I am an office clip junkies as well – they’ve replaced pins for many functions in my sewing room!

  16. Priscilla March 30, 2011 at 12:35 pm - Reply

    I’m in the cutting phase of your Modern V quilt. With this being the first quilt I’ve made with numerous pieces, I appreciate you posting the clip idea. I am using some “zip lock” bags presently.

  17. liveacolorfullife March 30, 2011 at 1:59 pm - Reply

    The binder clip is a great idea! I just finished a FMF quilt top last night and am moving on to the Single Girl quilt-along.

  18. Pat Sloan March 30, 2011 at 3:11 pm - Reply

    I really… really.. really.. love binder clips! It may be an obsession..

  19. Leah March 30, 2011 at 4:31 pm - Reply

    What a great tip! I’m working on too many things… but not getting anything done.

    Today I cleaned the house and put things away!

  20. Vivian March 30, 2011 at 5:16 pm - Reply

    Well, which project would you be talking about? lol I am working on 4 tops right now and have 2 other tops waiting for me to quilt. But it’s all fun. Right?

  21. Julie Fukuda March 30, 2011 at 5:56 pm - Reply

    I have projects that have to be picked up over nd over. I am so glad for zip-lock-bags coming in a variety of sizes. Clips or bags, you still have to remember what is on top.

  22. Allie March 30, 2011 at 6:17 pm - Reply

    Great idea, Amy, I have so much trouble keeping everything straight, lol. I’m working on a new design at the moment – still in the drawing stage!

  23. Pam March 30, 2011 at 6:46 pm - Reply

    I’m finishing up a silk dupioni vest for my son’s prom event this Friday… I like the clip thingys idea…


  24. Debbie March 30, 2011 at 7:27 pm - Reply

    I’m getting ready to start piecing with the supernova qa tomorrow! Also making a table runner as a wedding gift for my niece – better go work on it!

  25. Alia Ghulam March 30, 2011 at 10:26 pm - Reply

    Hi Amy! I just finished making the cutest little purse. I cut out to make two, one for my daughter and one for me but got carried away with the one. All I have to do is put a label on it this morning and then photograph it and blog about it! I am also currently working on two baby charity quilts for the children’s oncology ward here in Muscat and a mystery quilt that I am FOUR clues behind! Yikes!

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