After trying many, many planners and systems I came upon the bullet journal system and love it. I use an inexpensive composition book which looks a bit tatty after time. That got me started using composition books for just about everything. I have one in the kitchen I use for recipes, one that's a dye journal, one for quilting projects, one for stitchery projects and one for actual journaling. I flipped through my stack of fat quarters and covered the journals. Then added some machine stitching. I'm not embarrassed by my books any longer!
I'll also share a great composition book I found on Amazon that's perfect for design work. It's got a grid on the top half of the page and lines below. It's perfect for quilting design so that you can sketch above and then do all the calculations and notes below. Highly recommended!