Sewing Projects: Inspirational Ideas for Your Next Quilt


Autumn has quietly crept up on us. And the chill in the air and longer nights call for snuggling up under a quilt with a cup of hot cocoa and your favourite series. Wait… Did I say “quilt”? Does the mere mention of the word leave you with a guilty pang about unfinished sewing projects! Well, it is time to stop blaming the sewing-project muse for abandoning us mid-project. With these inspirational ideas for your next quilt from Empisal, your creative juices will turn into overdrive!

  • “Scrappy” Quilt

If you have a lot of small fabric pieces left over from other sewing projects, a “scrappy” quilt can be just the project to use them. This can be the perfect project to emulate the falling autumn leaves outside.

  • Imitate Autumn

Another take on the “scrappy leaves” quilt idea, and just perfect to brighten up dreary days; why not reproduce autumn’s rich and bright colours. This is the perfect project to tackle for those meditative moods, as it will require several dozen copies of the same panel – repetitive, yet creative work.

  • Gratitude is Great

If you are up for a “quickie”, instead of a large quilt, why not make a table topper.) or a bed runner with a gratitude theme? Not only will it remind you of everything you have to be grateful for, but it’s also a novel way to decorate a table or finish off your bed. You can even hang it against a wall!

  • Down Memory Lane

Another great idea is to immortalise a late loved one with a remembrance quilt. You can use their favourite pieces of clothing as your material (better than keeping it in a musty suitcase or discarding of it). Why not become really creative by depicting a much-loved spot or theme in your design – your imagination can truly run free.

Empisal has been supplying top quality and affordable sewing machines to the market for more than 35 years. We have something for everyone – from sewing equipment to expert advice, support and even inspirational ideas for your next quilt.  For more information contact us today.