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Thread: No more mess!!

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    No more mess!!

    I just spent the last 5 hours cleaning my sewing room good! Now I need to go to the thrift store next week to donate some things. Sure feels good to have a clean work space again.
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    I did that a few weeks back because someone from the gym wanted to see my sewing set-up. Yikes! Took me all weekend and filled up the vaccuum with dust/bunnies, and activated my asthma! But it sure felt good to have a clean organized space again.

    when she got here she asked "did you spend all weekend cleaning?" ... she makes crafts for shows and it sounds like she has a big mess too!
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    Must be some of us are doing at least a mini spring cleaning of the sewing room. I spent an hour or so organizing, folding, putting away and generally tidying up. It does feel good!

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    I cleaned my floor and table off last week but sadly I just put it on shelves and in drawers. At some point, I need to sort through everything
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    ​Well done! It is time for Spring cleaning.

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    I'm going to try and clean mine tomorrow. Now that my DD is sewing in the same room it is more of a mess!!!!!!!!!!
    I'm hoping to make more room for all my new stash.
    Love to quilt and play with the great grandkids

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    Mine needs cleaning desperately, too. But whenever I get that urge, I just go take a nap.
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    A few years ago when DD, a very minimalist person, was in my sewing room with me she said, mom if something happened to you, I don't want to sort through all this fabric and quilting things and it's really not fair to leave it like this for someone to have to. I know she is right and that has motivated me to organize and get rid of a lot of stored items. Not just in the sewing room but the whole house.
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    I did not really do cleaning as such, but I went through a bunch of fabric and ended up giving about 5 Walmart bags to my church quilting group so that they can make some quilts that they raffle. That feels good too. Maybe I will get in there and do some real cleaning.
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    I did that last Nov. when I moved my sewing area to a different room. Took 3 days I swear and I was so very proud of myself when it was done. Lasted about a week. Sigh....
    Never argue with an idiot. They'll drag you down the their level and beat you with experience.

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    Been working on mine, too. Yes, it feels good, but would really feel good if it would just stay that way a little longer!
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    My kind of attitude!
    A quilt is like a good life. It's full of mistakes, but, in the end, it looks pretty good.

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    Only 3 days? I've been measuring, folding, sorting fabric for over a month and am starting to see that there is an end to my stash!

    I am also getting some donation bags ready to go to my guilds for charity quilts. It feels good to know what I have and what I don't want. It's also nice that I've reached the point where I can part with some fabrics that I now realize I'll never use.
    A quilt is like a good life. It's full of mistakes, but, in the end, it looks pretty good.

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    Every time I clean up my sewing area I just start a new quilt and within an hour or so it looks like I never cleaned at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quiltaddict View Post
    Every time I clean up my sewing area I just start a new quilt and within an hour or so it looks like I never cleaned at all.
    Me too,
    but I am working on folding all my fabrics and getting them in some kind of order. I do that for awhile and then sew or cut for awhile. It's getting there.
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    Every time I go in my sewing room thinking I'll clean and reorganize, I want to sew instead, so don't get very far! But a few days ago, I had to make room for a new Babylock Tiara (lucky...and grateful...me!) so in doing that I have made a bigger mess than ever! I'm working on it every day, but WOW, whatta lotta work! Just want to learn my new machine and work on those pesky UFOs . Gotta keep going......

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    Good for you! I love my sewing room just after I've cleaned. Funny how fast it gets messy again.

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    Jan you made me laugh. That sounds like my way to clean.

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    I have moved 4 times in the last 3 years. I have sorted through and gotten rid of things, some of which I really would have liked to keep, and I still have so much. It took me longer to pack up my sewing room than it did the kitchen!! I try to keep my sewing room organized, and always clean up after I finish a project. I don't work well in clutter, and like for everything to be in it's place. I do need to re-fold all my fabric ( I have wall to wall, and floor to ceiling shelves, on one 12 ft. wall) that will take me a while!

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    My room isn't too bad. The 90 Foot countertop seems to get messy. Time for me to sort into my scrappy bins again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Onebyone View Post
    A few years ago when DD, a very minimalist person, was in my sewing room with me she said, mom if something happened to you, I don't want to sort through all this fabric and quilting things and it's really not fair to leave it like this for someone to have to. I know she is right and that has motivated me to organize and get rid of a lot of stored items. Not just in the sewing room but the whole house.
    I tell them it's their inheritance to remind them of the days and hours I spent cleaning up after them as they grew up..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Onebyone View Post
    A few years ago when DD, a very minimalist person, was in my sewing room with me she said, mom if something happened to you, I don't want to sort through all this fabric and quilting things and it's really not fair to leave it like this for someone to have to. I know she is right and that has motivated me to organize and get rid of a lot of stored items. Not just in the sewing room but the whole house.
    That was my thoughts about leaving my 'stuff' behind. I have gotten a lot of bigger things out of the house but my sewing/quilting rooms need to free up more space. Trying to sort things to keep and fill boxes to 'move out'.

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    I spent the last 3 weeks emptying out my room...completely. I have a painter here this morning, painting ceiling, walls and trim. I am drawing out a new layout to make the room more efficient. I am tired of hunting for something and not getting anything accomplished. After everything was removed, the contents filled 2 bedrooms!!! I decided that at least 1/4 had to go out of the house, and 1/4 should be sorted and reused, repurposed or removed. With almost half gone, I should be able to put a new layout together that gives me work zones...cutting, sewing, embroidery (plus a hooping area), storage, and a pressing area. My room is about the size of a 2-car garage. Hopefully the painter will be done by Thursday for Friday. I cannot wait to get started on my new "Creative Embellishment Studio". Sounds fancy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Onebyone View Post
    A few years ago when DD, a very minimalist person, was in my sewing room with me she said, mom if something happened to you, I don't want to sort through all this fabric and quilting things and it's really not fair to leave it like this for someone to have to. I know she is right and that has motivated me to organize and get rid of a lot of stored items. Not just in the sewing room but the whole house.
    Well, to me that sounds like she does not want anything of yours.......so to be "fair" if it were me, I would give it those who would want it now! I have the same situation here...so I am giving to " others" ........

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    Yesterday, I finished the cleaning, re-arranging, purging, tear my hair out phases of redesigning my workspace. It feels so good to have several items recycled to new homes. For once, I actually discovered that there were fewer works-in-progress than I had imagined! I think that was the greatest satisfaction experienced.

    To celebrate this moment in my personal history I chose one WIP to do some sewing where I would see the most progress in the least amount of time. This was my reward as I had become discouraged while in the midst of the clean up.

    Sew piecefully!

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