A Quilter’s Journal should be a must for all quilters. A lot of work goes into the quilts we make, from the first design idea to fabric choices and right through to the finishing touches. It makes sense to have a quilters journal book of all this hard work. Whether you keep the quilt for yourself or give it as a present it’s always good to be able to look back at previous projects. I’m sure you’ve sometimes thought “I wish I’d taken a picture,” a quilters journal will make sure you never have this thought again! I’ve done this for my other passion, knitting. I keep a record and refer to it if I’m looking for inspiration for a new project or am stuck on a technical aspect.
If you sell your quilts you can keep a record of who purchased and the price paid. Same with gifts, keep a note of the recipients.
There are different ways to acquire a quilters journal book, you can:
- Make your own.
- Buy a plain hard backed jotter and embellish it.
- Purchase one of the specially designed quilters journals.
Make your own Quilters Journal Book
A big 3 ring binder with plastic pockets lets you keep all your quilt info and photos safe.
You can cover a plain hardback notebook with pretty fabric, or even do some patch piecing made to the desired size. I found a great You Tube video tutorial by Darling Adventures, a good way to use up some of those scraps of fabric too!
Buy some fancy stickers and decorate a plain jotter with them. There are thousands of pretty sticker sheet patterns available. From trees, flowers and nature to fairy-tale designs, there are stickers to suit everyone’s taste!
Buy a Quilters Journal Book
There are so many lovely books to choose from, an Amazon search gives a lot of results.
Because there are so many looking journals available I found it hard to choose a favourite. Eventually I decided that my favourite quilters journal book is the Thimbleberries one. Being ring bound and loose leafed you can add to it if you run out of space. It’s produced by Lynette Jensen, well known in the quilting world. It’s so pretty to look at I added it to my Christmas wish list! If I don’t receive it as a present then I’ll be buying it myself!
10 thoughts on “Quilters Journal Book”
What a great way to keep organized. I need a journal for every part of my life! lol
I think a quilters journal book could be adapted for any project! Thanks for visiting. 🙂
This is really a great piece of advice to all quilters. The website and your post is very nice and neat. The tips are easy to understand.
Glad you enjoyed your visit Leo. I think everyone should use a quilters journal book whether they quilt or not!:)
What a good website. I like to keep organised, so I’ve found your information really helpful and will start using a journal. Thanks for the information.
Thanks Kylie, I’m glad you enjoyed your visit. A quilters journal book is a great way to keep a record of your projects. 🙂
This is really a great piece of information Kathy. I think everyone needs a journal to stay organized.
I like your site too. It takes little loading time and has easy navigation! You are doing a great job. Keep it up! (Y)
I’m glad you enjoyed your visit, thanks for the positive comment. 🙂
This is a great tip for quilters, hard to keep track of all patters we have done! thanks for this tip.
Thanks Alejandra, I’ve made my own quilting journal but there are such pretty ones to buy. Maybe I should have 2, one for hand sewn and one for machine quilted!