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    Any Takers?

    I so desperately need to get this fabric folded and organized..anyone want to help? My offer to pay in fabric still stands lol
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    Stuff it in a bag and hide it in a closet!!! hehehe!
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    Looks like fun to me! too bad Im sooooooo far away Good luck
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    If only my piles that need to be organized were that small! Lol. I have 2 rooms full!

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    Just start ... set your timer for 15 minutes and promise yourself that you will stick to it for Just 15 Minutes ... and that you'll do that at least once a day. As you see the progress, I bet you'll find you're spending longer than Just 15 minutes at a time!

    Plus ...... you've given yourself some accountability by "showing" us the before!

    Good Luck ... and have fun finding the fabrics you had forgotten!!
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    Sure would love to help.. Yes.. I work for fabric!!!!.. Where are you? I'm on Long Island..
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    Leesa I am trying to get it OUT of hiding not back in lol

    Quote Originally Posted by barri1 View Post
    Sure would love to help.. Yes.. I work for fabric!!!!.. Where are you? I'm on Long Island..
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    Barri I am in Dutchess County in the Town of Poughkeepsie...not tooo too terribly far lol

    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE View Post
    Just start ... set your timer for 15 minutes and promise yourself that you will stick to it for Just 15 Minutes ... and that you'll do that at least once a day. As you see the progress, I bet you'll find you're spending longer than Just 15 minutes at a time!

    Plus ...... you've given yourself some accountability by "showing" us the before!

    Good Luck ... and have fun finding the fabrics you had forgotten!!
    That is a really good idea! I try to come down and do some but I get overwhelmed when I look at it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Handcraftsbyjen View Post
    If only my piles that need to be organized were that small! Lol. I have 2 rooms full!
    This is only what is on the table and does not count for the two shelving units already done and the numerous drawers done. My sewing space is about 600 square feet or so. And only a portion is any where near being organized

    Thank you all so much. I sure hope I can get it done soon.
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    at least you have the space to have it out so you can see what you have---my stash is in tupperware bins (about 9-11 of them) so I have to dig through so much to find one piece that I MAY remember having. someday I want to organize different color in each bin a least

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    Are you paying airfare???? I'd LOVE to help.

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    organize

    I just want to know how to fold fabric on comic book boards. Then I could sort etc. I think this is what you need.I like 15 minute challenges too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LovingIzabella View Post
    That is a really good idea! I try to come down and do some but I get overwhelmed when I look at it.
    Try to ignore the bigger site of it all ... and go for the Just 15 Minutes approach!
    I did that a couple of months ago ... My fabric was all in bins, but all intermixed. I had been wanting to get it sorted into colour groups but only saw the insurmountable lot of it all. Finally I said, Just 15 minutes .... sometimes that's all it was. Sometimes I kept going for longer. I soon saw progress, and how much I did in so little time ... and that helped me keep going back to it and doing more, til it was done!
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    Yes, just do a little bit at a time and you will get it done, anything you aren't going to use....donate!
    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE View Post
    Just start ... set your timer for 15 minutes and promise yourself that you will stick to it for Just 15 Minutes ... and that you'll do that at least once a day. As you see the progress, I bet you'll find you're spending longer than Just 15 minutes at a time!

    Plus ...... you've given yourself some accountability by "showing" us the before!

    Good Luck ... and have fun finding the fabrics you had forgotten!!

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    Get those comic book boards and wrap your fabric on the back of your couch. My couch is out in the middle of the floor so I can stretch the fabric on top of the back and wrap away easily while I watch TV. Wish you were in Conway, AR......I'd be over!
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    I bet my mess could beat your mess! LOL
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    Wish I lived closer, I'd help!! Just keep at it, a few pieces a day and it will be all done!
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    Oh boy, I feel for you April. Been there, done that.
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    15 minutes at a time will get you done before you know it. Also, you will find treasures in there, I promise! like shopping in a store where you love every single thing you see :-)
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    If you lived closer, I'd be glad to give you a hand . . . really!

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    I would love to help, but you are just a little far!LOL

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    Bring in your laundry baskets and fill them with fabric. That will clear your nice long counter for the marathon. Take one piece off the top of the pile and smooth it out nicely on the counter. If it is still folded (selvages together) than fold it once more down lengthwise to get it to 11 inches. Lay your comic book cardboard at one end and start flipping it over until it is all on. Place your cute little mini bolt on the shelf. Proceed to the next piece until one laundry basket is empty or you run out of boards. Now take a break and come back later to do another basket. A job started, is a job half done!

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    One piece at a time, April. One piece at a time!

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    you have some lovely fabrics
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    Have a great day and happy sewing !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    Bring in your laundry baskets and fill them with fabric. That will clear your nice long counter for the marathon. Proceed to the next piece until one laundry basket is empty or you run out of boards. Now take a break and come back later to do another basket. A job started, is a job half done!
    I agree - get it ALL out of the way into baskets or boxes or whatever you have (even the corner on the floor). At least that way the entire room will look better and you may enjoy working in there.
    Do you know how to eat an elephant???? ONE BITE at a time! Work on ONE PIECE of fabric at a time.

    You did not accumulate all that in one day...or probably not even one month.... don't expect it to be done overnight.

    I recently finished up my fabric and IT WAS a tough job - but NOW IT"S DONE, DONE, DONE

    YOU can DO IT - Put on some fun music and work away. You'll be done before you know it. Try a goal to be done by the end of March - that'll give you a whole month.
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