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Thread: Cleaning up our sewing areas! Let's Start!

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    Cleaning up my sewing space! January 2010

    First off, Every person here, should own a crock-pot! LOL!

    (Ya never know, you may get carried away, and loose track of time,
    We don’t need any hungry significiant others going hungry..
    including ourselves!

    Can you set aside 20 to 30 minutes on your area? a day or a week? whatever works for you and your circumstances..

    Use a timer if it helps keep you on the project at hand.

    Can you take pictures, share ideas with each other, what works,
    what doesn’t work?

    Let’s Start with Bonnie Hunters “Quilters Prayer”
    http://quiltville.com/quiltersprayer.shtml

    And her Article on Stash:

    Paralyzed By The Stash?
    http://quiltville.com/stashing.shtml

    ONE way to fold your fabric. U tube video:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rkTlaMqRlwo

    What way do you do it? I like the thought of cutting up cardboard, and stacking my fabric upright..maybe it will stay neater, for longer if i am not pulling out of the middle or bottom of a pile..
    Whoever does it that way..please give us directions, and dimensions that work for you..pictures would be nice too!

    Organizing Tips on U tube by women quilters: 5 short videos Day 1 of 5:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cF_tQ...eature=related

    to the right of the first clip, you will see days 2 thru 5!

    Post your tips! Ask Questions..
    even us messy people have ideas we would like to utilize!
    I am in the middle of organizing pictures..i am not to crazy about flicker..
    I have used Picasa so long, that i am spoiled with that program..bear with me on this...

    Ready now or next week?
    I think today, i am going to just work on the bookshelf/books,magazines and patterns..

    Question: How do you store your patterns? and in What?

    Also..
    1.Remember to use coupons if you decide to get items for storage,(NO FABRIC! LOL!) from Joanns or Michaels..
    2. Google "Current Joann fabrics Printable coupons" they will come up..print them and keep them in your purse!
    3. Do any of you Freecycle? A great place to get book shelves, desks etc...you can paint them in the spring..if needed. Also, remember , you can get rid of items there too..! I moderate my group in my city. it is wonderful!
    www.freecycle.org

    Happy Healthy,Organized New Year Everyone!!

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    wow, this is a cool thread...... thanks

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    Bev, i have a box of stuff to send you already. i am going to mail it out tomorrow, the price of shipping goes up monday..
    "Stashbusting" counts as less to organizing..!

    Ladies, when you find you have more than one notion or tool, or even magazine..

    think about trading/selling or gifting it here on this message board..
    there is a thread to do that!

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    Planning to enter my sewing room later today. Great tips so far. Just found out my DH actually is expecting me to take over the den downstairs! I agreed but mainly for storage. I like my sewing room - bright and cheery. Where are we posting our before/after photos?
    Good luck everyong.

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    This is so cool!!! I started going thru my box of scraps this morning. Am working on getting different size strips and squares put in order. I must create caos to clear caos! Does that make any sense??? LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by watterstide
    Bev, i have a box of stuff to send you already. i am going to mail it out tomorrow, the price of shipping goes up monday..
    "Stashbusting" counts as less to organizing..!

    Ladies, when you find you have more than one notion or tool, or even magazine..

    think about trading/selling or gifting it here on this message board..
    there is a thread to do that!
    Oh thanks hun. Your such an angel (((HUGS)))

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    Thanks for sharing the links. When a project is finished or ready to be put away I take the time to reorganize and put away whats not needed for the next project. I also brush out my machine and delint it. A quick swipe of surfaces goes a long way also specially on the cutting table. I'm ready for the next mess to begin!

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    Cleaning up our sewing areas! Let's Start!

    When I first read the title, I laughed and laughed.

    But seriously I do need to clean up and organize my room a little better.

    Thanks for the tips and links.

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    OK Girls, I have always been accused of being too organized. But, I never let the quilt room get away from me. When I finish a project, I clean and put everything away!!! I hand quilt in there and I am not a happy camper if things are not in order. Not to say it may take a long time when I am working on something. DH comes in sometimes to watch TV with me and I have to have a place for him to sit. Most of the time. LOL

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    Kim, I love the quilt pictured below your name. I am a Mi. native living in the mts. of N.Ga.
    Your idea of tackling the messy sewing room is a favorite of mine too. The task is less daunting when broken up in small chunks of time. It is amazing what you can get done in just 40 minutes.

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