My Marcus Fabrics sales rep is coming in for a visit next week, so I'd really love to get some input and insight on this topic. Come on, I know you have an opinion!
If you've never considered participating in a Block of the Month, here are some very good reasons to think about it:
- The project is broken down into smaller, more attainable goals, so you'll enjoy a feeling of accomplishment each month.
- Pay-as-you-go pricing, so you can more easily budget for a major creative project.
- You'll enjoy the camaraderie of those with similar quilting interests.
- You can avoid the stress of last-minute marathon sessions at your machine.
- It's another fun excuse to visit your favorite quilt shop (One Stitch, Two Stitch of course) on a regular basis!
- Many BOM quilts are designed with a variety of block styles, so you can master different ones and expand your overall quilting knowledge.
- By working gradually, you'll be able to control the usual sewing room clutter when working on a project all at once. Blocks & cut pieces can be stored in clean pizza boxes, plastic zipper bags, or other methods.
- The month-to-month pace of the project allows you to immerse yourself in each section and focus on it differently than you would when you make an entire quilt at once.
- The chances of ending up with yet another UFO are lessened because you can see your progress - a BOM quilt project has a beginning, a middle and foreseeable end!