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Thread: Have you ever started a project that you thought would be easily done?

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    Senior Member collady's Avatar
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    Have you ever started a project that you thought would be easily done?

    I thought that I could organize my sewing room and remove much of the fabric that I had inherited from my mother in just a couple hours. BIG MISTAKE. I started on Saturday and am still digging through fabric. I have now removed more that a dozen large rubber/plastic totes filed with fabric that is mostly poly and very dated. (My mother died more that 10 years ago.) I have moved almost all of my quilting fabric onto the shelves in the closet, but I still have the scraps to sort and reorganize. I have fabric in the kids old play room and in the attic. A friend suggested that I have a "Yards" sale and sell as much as I could. That would give me money to purchase more fabric! HA HA!! I am wondering why I thought I could do it all in a very short period of time. My DH is going to help me sort through the fabric that I have removed from my space, and we will try to sell some and donate some. So dear QB friends, as you sit at your machines sewing, think about me and wish me luck on finishing this project!
    I will post pictures when I get it all finished!

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    I once did a quilt that was described as Fast and Easy. It took 12 weeks sewing 40 hours a week to complete. If I could have gotten my hands on the person who defined it as fast and easy ... well lets just say they would have been "altered".
    Do consider holding a garage sale for your goods or make a really big drop at Goodwill. Hanging on to them just clogs up the working space.

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    Sometimes what we think is going to be easy really isn't! Good luck cleaning out.
    Heather

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    Keep in mind that if you donate the fabric that Goodwill and Salvation Army charge people, yet shelters,churches, and missions give it to people to use. Not only that, but some of the shelters and such have programs to teach people to sew and help them gain skills to get back on their feet. ....just something to keep in mind.

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    It's a big job but you will feel so much better when it's done. If you are not going to use the fabric, sell or give it to someone who can. Once your sewing room is cleaned out of clutter you will enjoy your space so much more. Yep, just keep telling yourself that everyday as you work through the debris.

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    Most of us have been there, done that and have the tee shirt, hee. hee. Might not be organizing a room but lots of other quilty stuff.
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    You could make braided rag rugs, out of some of that fabric.

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    Just cleaning my quilting room takes forever, so I feel for you for tackling this big problem. This is why we shouldn't hang on to all of our stash. We need to de-stash once in a while so someone else doesn't have to for us.
    "Be yourself...everyone else is taken."
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    I have several UFO that started out as 'this should be quick" projects. Still have not learned....and still keep starting new projects with every intention of a completed end. When I re-did my sewing room it took almost a week but in my minds eye it was only suppose to be a few hours. Guess I need glasses for the mind's eye.

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    Isn't it amazing how the jobs that should be "quick and easy" never are???

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