Quilters' Spring Cleaning 30-Day Challenge

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Jessica Dayon and I were just talking about how much fun we've been having 
collaborating on the Willow Quilt-Along.  Jessica asked if I'd like to do some kind
of 30-Day Challenge with her next so we came up with the idea of doing a 
Quilters' Spring Cleaning 30-Day Challenge!

Spring is almost over so we better get started!  
The challenge will begin on Friday, May 1st (that's in just TWO days!) and will end on May 30th.
It will include 30 tasks that will help you get your sewing space clean and organized!
We are aiming to spend approximately 30 minutes each day on a task.

Here is the list of tasks:
1. Organize a drawer
2. List all projects & kits
3. Organize rulers
4. Purge unwanted projects/kits
5. Sort scraps
6. Organize red, pink & yellow fabrics
7. Change rotary blades
8. Clean off one surface – chair, table top, etc.
9. Organize orange & green fabrics
10. Organize threads
11. Pre-wind bobbins
12. Organize blue & purple fabrics
13. Organize books and magazines
14. Piece batting remnants
15. Organize black, grey & brown fabrics
16. Clean & oil sewing machine, replace needle
17. Wash or replace ironing board cover
18. Organize white & low-volume fabrics
19. List 12 WIP goals & make corresponding slips of paper. 
Each month pull out a slip of paper & work on that goal.
20. Organize patterns
21. Clean iron
22. Organize a drawer
23. Organize pre-cuts
24. Inventory supplies & notions, make shopping list
25. Dust shelves, tables, window sills & baseboards
26. Clean cutting mat
27. Organize yardage 
28. Make backings for WIPS
29. Make bindings for WIPS
30. Remove all trash & vacuum

If you'd like to print the list out, click HERE
for the Quilter's Spring Cleaning 30-Day Challenge PDF we've created for you!

We'll be posting about this challenge mostly on Instagram but wanted to provide 
a landing page with all the details and the printable list of tasks.

So who wants to join us in getting our sewing spaces in tip-top shape?
Are you up for it?
Be sure to tag Jessica @jessicadayon and myself @gigis_thimble
on Instagram if you decide to join!  We'd love to be there to cheer you on!  
Oh, and we'll be using the hashtag #quiltersspringcleaning for this challenge.

Talk to you soon!


  1. I'm really looking forward to this! I've been slacking in the cleaning department LOL!

  2. Thanks for posting this here! I don't do much on IG. Goodness knows, I need to clean and organize my studio!!!

  3. Sounds great except for 2. List all projects & kits - that is 30 days worth just in that one task hahaha

  4. To do this remove the upper thread, bobbin and needle and raise the presser foot. singer sewing machine oil


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