2022 Crafty Goals

Monday, January 24, 2022

Happy Monday! Today I'm back to share my 2022 crafty goals. I've been setting goals related to my sewing/quilting/knitting since 2014! Some years I follow them better than others, but I enjoy making them either way. Now that we're most of the way through January, it's time to get started.

For 2022 I'm making pretty similar crafty goals to the ones I made for 2021. I'm not looking to push myself too hard to work on really specific projects. At this time in my life I find that I'm not motivated by those kinds of goals. So most of my goals for this year are pretty broad. I'm also choosing to skip making any goals around general crafting again. I did this last year, and I crafted so much as a result! I think for me, it's best for some of my creative endeavors to be completely free. I'm already looking forward to more play in that area.

I'm still going strong on my desire to maintain and decrease the size of my fabric stash. This will be my seventh year tracking my yardage in/out!! I can't believe I've been doing it for that long. Not to be dramatic about it, but it has absolutely transformed my stash. Over the last 6 years, I've decreased the size of my fabric stash by 858 yards! On the yarn side, I've decreased my stash by 6582 yards! If you're at all interested in trying out stash tracking, I have a dedicated post all about how I do it here: How I Track My Fabric and Yarn yardage. I also talk more about it here: Stash Management: What I've Learned Tracking My Fabric Yardage.

Now, onto the goals!

Sewing & Quilting Goals:
- Use up more yardage than I bring in. I'll track my yardage each month to help me stay on target.
- Complete two long-term quilt projects (all green quilt, double wedding ring, vintage sheet bear paw, Night Sky, HST book quilt tops, etc.).
- Sew a quilt primarily from scraps.
- Make a few more pieces of fabric/patchwork artwork.
- Sew four handmade garments.

Knitting Goals:
- Use up more yardage than I bring in. I'll track my yardage each month to help me stay on target.
- Complete four weaving projects.
- Finish current mitten project.
- Finish/frog a shawl project.
- Finish at least one pair of machine knit socks.

Happy Making!


  1. Started tracking today! Thanks for your encouragement. I found that one of my projects, using a designer's free BOM pattern last year, the required fat quarter bundle plus recommended background, borders, backing, binding, etc. left me with an excess 12 yards! Crazy. Looking forward to reading about your fabric folding and storage method next.

  2. I love your tracking! I sort of track mine, but also I realize I'm not sewing nearly as much as I want to.

  3. Thank you - desperately in need of using up my stash! Have got my husband to print the spreadsheet too. Not made anything last year - and sewn nothing this year either. Currently in the process of a new kitchen and a new sewing room being built, so kitchen stuff is mainly in the spare bedroom with my sewing stuff. A right old minefield and can't get to anything. But I think as I will make note of the fabrics as I place them on the shelves when I transfer the room over. Need to take stock of smaller sizes, quarter, half yards and yardage too. On the brighter side, I've not bought any more fabric last year!

  4. Such great goals. I too have decided to give up targeting specific quilt and craft projects. Instead I have my scrappy bins and now make guilt free little mug-rugs, coasters, pin-cushions for gifts. And slowly work on one or two quilts. I am more relaxed and enjoy being in my sewing room.


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