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Thread: This took two days??

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    Super Member peaceandjoy's Avatar
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    This took two days??

    The majority of my stash has been in under bed storage tubs - but not under a bed. There were 5 of them, stacked one on top of another, in a closet. They were preferable to deep storage tubs - at least fabrics were only one layer deep!

    I decided to to move it all into a cube style storage unit from Target, which fits in the closet where the bins were. It took me two days of unfolding, smoothing or ironing (only when necessary - it's almost 90 here!) and refolding to fit the cubes. When I look at the picture, that seems like a ridiculous amount of time.

    Next is to refold and organize fat quarters, then cut scraps into squares and strips. I only need another two days!
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    Well yes ... And you got it done relatively fast compared to me! My sewing organizing into a closet took three months! Well, I was changing rooms and washed all my fabric and pressed it. And had no idea how I would organize it until I began the project and understood the space I had to deal with. Mine was during the winter though. I am sure that was much more pleasant than enduring that heat. Bless your heart.

    I will say this, your quilting experience will change considerably now that you can see what you have and pull from your stash with ease. It is also much easier to put back where it belongs, so clean up is easier too. You did yours like I did by color. I love it.

    I bought the fabric drawers that fit into the cubicles for my small rulers and templates, smaller stash pieces and projects. It really is nice to pull out a drawer and see what I have. No more searching and searching knowing it is there and can't find. You will love your new quilting life, believe me!

    Enjoy your new storage, you certainly earned it with all your hard determined work.
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    Power Poster RedGarnet222's Avatar
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    By the way here's mine just in case you are wondering about those fabric drawers.

    Finshed the sewing room (so far)
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    "Take your needle, my child, and work at your pattern ... It will come out a rose by and by. Life is like that ...one stitch at a time, taken patiently."
    *Oliver Wendell Holms

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    I think that you did that in ONLY two days is impressive! Very nicely organized.

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    But isn't it great being able to see what you have?

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    great looking stash.you will be happy when it is done and organized.
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    It looks wonderful

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    It was worth your time! It looks great. You are an inspiration.
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    Looks great! I was surprised how long it takes to organize and fold my stash, too. Mine all fits in a 4 drawer dresser, and took me 3 days. Sure is nice to find what I want, though!

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    Very impressed.

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