Print off a new quilt planning worksheet whenever you are starting a new quilt! This free download will help you plan your quilt from start to finish. You can also use these sheets for other sewing projects. Use a hole punch and keep them all in a binder to help you keep track of fabrics, projects and more!
I love dreaming up new quilts, pairing fabrics with a pattern and then getting to work! These sheets make it extra fun and also easy to file so you can reference them later. I like to keep these in a binder I can easily flip through.
The Quilt Planner includes 3 pages. The first page has a spot for the pattern name, size you’re making, a quick picture or the quilt, notes, fabric information and yardage plus actual swatches.
The second and third page include more space for fabric swatches. Sometimes keeping track of the fabric numbers when you’re using different fabrics than a pattern can get tricky. The swatch pages will help you easily keep track, just glance over if you need a reminder what fabric Color 1 is!
I used the worksheet to plan out this Spools quilt – the Spools Quilt Pattern is the my newest pattern for March 2022’s Pattern of the Month. It’s also available in my shop here and also on Etsy.
These sheets are great for quilters with lots of WIPs (work in progress). It’s easy to come back to unfinished projects if you have written notes about it!
Quilt Planner Free Download
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Print the Quilt Planning Worksheet
To print the quilt planner free download, open the file and print at 100% or DO NOT SCALE. For best results, print on card stock.
You can use regular scissors or pinking sheers to cut a 1″ square and use glue to stick it onto the quilt planner project sheet.
Recommended supplies for the quilt project planner
- Card stock
- Fabric swatches
- Liquid glue
- Pen or pencil
- Colored pencils
How to use the quilt planner pdf
The first page of the printable quilt planner has a basic quilt planner project sheet with space for sketches, a picture or drawing of the final design, fabric swatches or samples, fabric names and yardage requirements, plus any extra notes or reminders about the pattern or quilt.
You might choose to write down notes about fabric, thread settings and stitches, expenses if you plan to sell the quilt, or a checklist of supplies you need. You can also use the fabric list as a shopping list to carry with you to the fabric store to know how much fabric you need to buy.
Fabric Swatches Organizer
There are two versions of the Fabric Swatch page, the only difference is the size of the numbers. These pages are to help you remember which fabric is assigned to which color in the quilt pattern.
The page with the larger numbers is helpful for a quick glance just to keep you on track while you are sewing or cutting quilt blocks.
I love cutting out little fabric swatches! Pinking shears (affiliate link) are fun to use, but you can really cut these any way you want. I used liquid glue to adhere them.
I hope these pages help you plan out lots of beautiful quilts! If you want to learn how to sew quilts, sign up for my course, Learn to Quilt!