Quilter's Project Planner - A Quilty Planner Review

Wednesday, September 16, 2020


Quilter's Project Planner

I'm continuing my series on quilty planners this week with a review of the Quilter's Project Planner! (There's a giveaway at the end of this post too!) See my other two quilty planner posts HERE and HERE.


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The Quilter's Project Planner (available at C&T Publishing and Amazon) is an undated planner and organizer to help plan, track, and record your quilty projects.

Quilter's Project Planner

The planner is a good size: 8 1/2" x 11", making it perfect for keeping in a tote bag or on a bookshelf. It's spiral bound, so it lays flat when open - a must for a planner!

Using wet erase markers in the Quilter's Project Planner

My favorite thing about this planner is that the covers are laminated, making them perfect for using wet erase markers! I'm a list maker, so I'm always looking for spots to take notes and make a list!

The planner isn't hardback. The covers do bend and flex some, but I find it to still be strong enough to support it's weight and think it will hold up well. 

Quilter's Project Planner

The planner has tabs for five sections: My Year, Project Planning, Tracking Logs, My Contacts, and Reference. The tabs are laminated like the covers, and the first page of each section begins on the back of the tab. This means some thought needs to be taken for what pens/pencils/markers will work on those pages. My usual pens don't work well in this case, so I'll either use the wet erase markers or Ultra Fine Point Sharpie pens.

Quilter's Project Planner

The first section, My Year, begins with the months of the year, where you can record birthdays, weddings, and quilt show dates. Then a larger section for each month follows where you can create a checklist of tasks that you want to complete. This planner wants you to get those UFOs done!

Quilter's Project Planner

The next feature is another favorite of mine! (Maybe because it's a circle??) For each project that you plan, you can color in the steps of one wedge of the circle as you complete them. The first step is "Plan," and it ends with "Label" and "Share." A fun way to visually see where each project is at, and will be very satisfying to have it all colored in!

Project tracking page in Quilter's Project Planner

The next tab is where all the quilt planning pages are at. There are four pages for each quilt, and a total of 12 sets. Meaning you can plan, track, and record a dozen quilts in one book!

Quilter's Project Planner

The first of the planning pages has spots for all the quilt's info. There is even a spot for telling the story behind the quilt and adding a photo!

The second page has a checklist for each step in the quilt-making process. (This corresponds to the circle chart in the first section.) There is also a spot for making a shopping list!


The third planning page is a dot grid perfect for adding selvages and scraps. And the final page for each project is graph paper for doodles, sketches, and coloring options.

Quilter's Project Planner

After the 12 sets of project planning pages, is the Tracking Logs. This section has several really great lists including a spot to record the details of quilt-alongs, classes, retreat info, and quilt shows.

Quilter's Project Planner

The My Contacts tab has spots to record the info for your favorite quilt shops, sewing machine dealers, service shops, quilt guilds, longarmers, and even your quilty friends!

Quilter's Project Planner

The final tab, Reference, has some handy charts including standard bed sizes and calculating quilt backing. 

Quilter's Project Planner

In summary, I like the way this planner is set up to encourage finishing projects, and also record the finish with the quilt's story and a picture. My favorite features are the laminated covers and the Project Wheel to track each quilt's progress!

I do wish the first page of each section was not laminated, but that's a very easy fix with the right pens.

The Quilter's Project Planner is a great tool to organize, track, and record quilty finishes. There is space to plan a dozen quilts, and it's the least expensive planner I've gotten so far! (Find it at C&T Publishing or Amazon.)

Quilter's Project Planner

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77 comments:

  1. Thanks for the opportunity to win this planner!

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  2. I would use it for all my Christmas projects

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  3. This planner looks so well organized. It would be a great addition to keeping track of projects. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. I would put in 5 or 6 actually - living in an rv, I have fabric in all sorts of little places - this planner might go a long in helping me be organized!

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  5. Great looking planner! Love the coil binding! I have an appliqué quilt that this would be perfect for!

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  6. I would add a BOM I want to do so I could track how long it actually tskes!

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  7. Gosh, I would put this planner to good work for me! I recently purchased the Confetti quilt pattern and am looking forward to making it!
    duchick at gmail dot com

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  8. My first entry in the planner will be my next quilt, a jelly roll quilt using some 3 Sisters fabric.

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  9. I have SO many quilts in progess, it would be nice to have a way to keep track of all of it :)

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  10. Christmas curves quilt using flannel. Next up!

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  11. My first entry would be a sampler quilt followed by a postage stamp WIP

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  12. the next quilt I start, along with the 3 that I have blocks currently waiting to be sewn. This looks like a good way to go. and the lamination might survive my cat's chewing.

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  13. 9 patch scrappy quilt for the Persimon Dreams 9 patch challenge

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  14. Frolic would be my first entry

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  15. What a great planner! Thanks for the giveaway!!!

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  16. I would start with the star quit I’m making my sister!

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  17. I have several kits that I need to get to working on. The planner would be great for that.

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  18. I think I'll use the planner for UFOs. I started a temperature quilt in 2018 and lost steam. It's now a UFO that I want to finish. I have an idea that will make it relevant, so now I want to get back to it.

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  19. Thanks for the review! I haven't seen this particular planner before. I tried the Quilter's Planner a few years ago and I liked it but didn't really use it. The tips on what markers to use are especially helpful.

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  20. I have been wanting to make Brightly by Allison of CluckCluckSew.

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  22. Love the looks of this planner. One of the quilts I would add will be the next Bonnie Hunter mystery! Can't wait!

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  23. The planner would start with The Candy corn quilt I am making right now. I have UFO that needs fabric, so I could put it in planner to help me keep it front and center that 2021 that six year project will get finished.

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  24. I’ve got a couple of bock of the month projects plus holiday gifts in the worlds. I need more tools to stay organized! :-)

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  25. I would put my current WIP which is a QOV quilt that I have been working on - the measured sizes need to be easily found so I can cut my borders. I would love to win this planner and I am happy to meet a new quilt site!! I'm a retired math teacher too!

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  26. I would add my mystery quilt to the planner if I had one. It usually takes a year to do. I could definitely use this planner.

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  27. What a great tool. I have so many UFOs it would be handy for organizing them so they can make it to the finish line (maybe)

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  28. I have at least 2 quilts that I am working on now...this would be helpful to keep track of all my UFO's...lol!

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  29. I would put a “block of the month “ quilt that I’ve never finished in the planner.

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  30. I would start with my ongoing Afternoon Delight quilt--looks like a great tool to stay focused!

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  31. I would love to have this planner for all my projects.

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  32. I would put Jungle Walk BOM!

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  33. It would be a great place to keep up with the new Sewcilites blocks.

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  34. The first quilt I would enter is a Judy Niemeyer -- Ice Castles. I have the pattern, but not sure I have all my fabrics.

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  35. This would be a great place to track the list of someday projects... and get at least one started and finished... I know there are 4 I WANT to get done... Morewood Mystery by Meadow Mist design is one of them.

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  36. Actually I would put 2 quilts: I have 2 nieces that are sisters that are due with baby boys the end of the year...I need to get busy with those!

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  37. The one quilt that I would put in the Quilter’s Planner will be a quilt I started for son. It is the university colors. I have all the hst’s sewn. I just need to get organized to keep going.

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  38. You pointed out some interesting features in thin book. I especially liked the use of erasable
    pens on laminated pages.

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  39. I would put the quilts that I make for my family. I plan to make a quilt for my nieces and nephews.

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  40. I have several in the planning stage that I’d love to use this planner for! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  41. One, just one? I have so many to choose from. Texas Tumbleweeds!

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  43. Hunter's Star--a very old WIP!

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  44. A wedding ring....I have wanted to make one, I have a die to cut it; I think I should make it!

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  45. I'm designing a quilt for my daughter. I would put that quilt in.

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  46. I think my Farmer's Wife will be on my list for next year! I'll sure be happy to get it off my UFO list!

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  47. I am working on a never-ending "Red-Yellow-and-Blue" Sampler quilt. Having a place to color in and mark off my progress might get it finished at last.

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  48. I have a long list of UFOs that I could document and remind myself to tackle with a planner.

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  49. One of my new designs I'm working on. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  50. Thank you for the great explanation and the opportunity tow win this great planner.

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  51. Would love to get organized. Thanks for the quilty gift a way!

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  52. I will be starting "Sew in Love" by Edyta Star so I would include it in a planner. I would love to have a planner, possibly this year.

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  53. Thanks for the generous opportunity! The first quilt I'd include is the one that's percolating in my mind for a niece....

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  54. A very nice way to keep track of of all your ongoing projects.

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  55. beautiful planner! i would put my moda blockheads projects in the planner.

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  56. I would love to win the planner.

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  57. I really like the way you described the planner, including it's drawbacks on the laminated page "backs".

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  58. I would start with a UFO as my first quilt in the planner! It would be a great motivator to get to a finish. I'm enjoying your reviews of the quilt planners as I contemplated how useful these planners would be. Keeping organized would be the key to more finishes!
    yoyopattycakes at hotmail dot com

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  59. Hopefully this book would help with organizing my UFOs - and that's where I would start. I love organizational tools like this.

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  60. A graduation quilt for my granddaughter. Fabric is bought but that is it. She is a senior, so i better get to it! Thanks

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  61. A graduation quilt for my granddaughter. Fabric is bought but that is it. She is a senior, so i better get to it! Thanks

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  62. Looks like a great planner and so pretty!

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  63. Someone thought of everything when they designed this planner!

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  64. First Quilt to be put in would be Bonnie Hunter's Mystery Quilt 2020!

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  65. This looks like a great planner--Thanks for the chance!!
    barbkaup(at)(yahoo)(com)

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