Quiltcast #46 — Creating Calm

Let’s be honest – as quilters, we create a lot of things, but it’s not always calm! April and I are chatting about finding and making our homes and sewing spaces organized so that we have energy for creativity!    The Quiltcast - AmysCreativeSide.com

Organizing spaces is sometimes more of a challenge than we want it to be, today we are sharing a few resources that work for us!

Menu planning – This planner is a great size and handy for me.

Here’s the menu planning pdf, April mentioned on her blog.

Organize Now!: A Week-by-Week Guide to Simplify Your Space and Your Life

Home Comforts: The Art and Science of Keeping House

The Day Designer by Whitney English – April’s new planner looks great!

Share your favorite books, tips with us – we’d love to learn more!


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By |2018-04-13T08:08:18-06:00August 27th, 2014|podcast, Quiltcast|3 Comments


  1. LINDA September 2, 2014 at 10:25 am - Reply

    HI,I have been saving any fabrics scraps that are at least 2.5″ and stitching them end to end and wrapping on a spindle to save for multicolored bindings.Some scrap quilts have turned out quite attractive! Thanks for your Blogs!

  2. Lynne Tilley September 2, 2014 at 8:31 pm - Reply

    I save my satin ribbons on old wood spools that I got from my grandmother’s sewing box.

  3. Erin September 3, 2014 at 7:19 pm - Reply

    For meal planning, I use Plan to Eat. This is my referral code, but if you’re gonna check it out (free 30 day trial!), why not use it? :-) http://www.plantoeat.com/ref/6935d95533

    Anyway, it takes a bit of time to get it set up, and I’m still not set up as much as I want to (different grocery stores or a staples list), but it makes menu planning and SHOPPING LIST MAKING a billion times easier. Making a menu was easy as long as I could think of meals (which are now already listed for me to pick from), but making a shopping list was just a lot of work. This makes it simple, and I just have to go through and check what I already have.

    Also, trying new meals are easy peasy, especially if they’re online because you can just import the recipe from the website it’s on and it does all the work for you.

    This sounds like an infomercial or something, but I love this website. They usually have a great Black Friday discount, so you can try it out now for 30 days and then do a monthly subscription until you can buy the cheap yearly one in November.

    Any other organization, I’m lost at. My house (and sewing room) looks like a wreck, but I have four kids 6 and under, and I homeschool. It’ll end eventually, right? 18 years at the latest. ;-)

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