Are you ready to finish some WIPs in 2023?
Then you’re in the right place! I’m going to give my Work In Progresses some extra love and attention in 2023. And you are invited to join!
How many WIPs do you have?
Are you the type of quilter that finishes a project first, before starting a new one? I’m a little bit jealous! Well, maybe quite a bit jealous.
When a new idea pops up, a cool pattern shows up on someones Instagram, or when I find new pretty fabrics, I just have to try it out, and a new WIP is born.
If you have just one or two WIP’s, #TackleThatWIP might not be for you. (Of course you’re more than welcome to read along, even when you don’t need help with your WIPs.)
It feels so good
How many unfinished projects do you have lying around? 2? 8? maybe more then 20? I don’t judge ;) I currently have 15 projects on my list!
How awesome would it be to make that number smaller. It feels so good to finish a project, to place that finial stitch on your binding.
Let’s make 2023 the year to finish more projects then we start.
What is the idea
So what is the idea for #TackleThatWIP? I am going to focus on finishing the projects that I start, and especially the projects that have been laying around for a long time. And I’m inviting you to join me!
In 2023 I will host #TackleThatWIP as an encouragement to finish your WIPs. This will include:
- a quarterly video on WIPs
- a monthly motivational email in your inbox
- free planners to keep track of your WIPs
- a quarterly giveaway to add that little extra motivation
- a hashtag #TackleThatWIP to keep in touch an find other quilters joining in
Goals and Plans for 2023
In this video you share more about the idea behind #TackleThatWIP (at 16:05 I start talking about WIPs)
Track your WIPs
So let’s start with creating an overview of how many WIPs you have, in what stage they are, and what needs to be done to get them finished.
I made some free printables that will help you with this. There is a tracker for quilting projects, and a tracker for crafting projects, like crochet, knitting or embroidery.
There is also a quilt project planner on which you can write down all the information about a project. The type of thread you’re using, the name of the pattern, needle size etc. This will help to get back to a project after it has been laying around for a while.
Yay! There also is a button :) Feel free to share this on your Instagram, your blog or on Facebook to let your quilting friends know that you are joining this year of finishing your WIPs.
Quarterly check ins
To keep us motivated throughout the year I’ll host a quarterly check in. I’ll share the progress on my WIPs in a YouTube video and invite you to share your progress on Instagram or in the comments on the quarterly blog post/video. We will be using the #TackleThatWIP.
Go to our Quarterly Check In 2023 Q1
Share your progress
#TackleThatWIP is not a competition to see who finished the most projects. It’s just supposed to be a fun motivation to work on the projects we have laying around. It feels so good to finish something!
You can use the #TackleThatWIP as much as you like in your posts. We you organize your WIPs, when you work a bit on a project, when you fill out the project tracker and of course when you finish a project!
Through the hashtag we can find each others posts on Instagram and cheer for all the progress we will make.
There will be a small quarterly give away for everybody joining in. Just to keep it fun, to give ourselves little rewards for tackling our WIPs. But more on that will follow through email for everybody who signs up.
To join in with #TackeThatWIP for 2023 you can sign up over here. It’s completely free to join in.