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    Yes it is messy, I have one small bedroom for my computer, card making, quilling, doll clothes and dolls, e-bay stuff, my favorite things, sewing, beading, my toys and games for children to play with, ribbon work, and storage. It is a mess, but it is also a very busy room. I often will clean up a section at a time.

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    I am currently working on my sewing studio. Just put up one whole wall of design wall. I love it. But now there is a tape measure, levels, carpenters glue, pieces of styrofoam and other construction material all over the place, but I did put my quilt on the wall so it is easier to work on. One more day and I will reorganize. HAhahahahaha sounds good at least

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    I am "neat at heart"

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    I guess im fairly neat. I have a little metal bucket i got at a second hand store for .75 and it sits on a little table under the big table and it holds all my threads and cuttings. I keep certain things in one spot on the "working" table. I live in a very small place and must be neat or it would take over my whole living room and kitchen. Im no fun lol

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    I am the same. once the project is finished then and only then do I clean up before I start again--more mess until the quilt is finished. It is good to see I am not the only one who does that. In my room (which is 4meters square), there are plastic drawers in an alcove 8 drawers high by 2 rows. built in cupboards on 2 sides. 3 sides have doors which cannot be covered and plastic boxes color coded with fabric packed high under the table and desk and colored boxes color coded in the shelves to the left of where I sit now. My sewing machine is set up in front of one of the cupboards and I only nmove it if I need to get into the cupboard. I can still walk around but not by much. I also have 2 large paint buckets, 1 by the table the other beside my desk for rubbish and they are nearly overflowing. So I am in a messy room. I sweep it if visitors come so it looks a little tidy, not often. I still have about 20 meters of fabric I washed but not get got to iron yet. :oops:

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    Mary thanks for being brave enough to post that pic. LOL

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    I guess I'm totally Opposite, All of you can probably make Beautiful Scrap quilts also,I can't, I am Totally Organized quilter, Fabrics Have to Match, Work area needs to be clutter free, Litter bag for threads to my right, Pins never on the floor as I have a kitty who would probably eat the darn thing. and I cut All my fabric for the pattern and keep it organized for easier piecing. Yikes, when you write it down seems a little EXCESSIVE :oops:

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    When my son was little, he was always drawing, making models of all kinds, his room was alays a disaster. I bought him a sign for his room that said "Creative Minds are Rarely Tidy". He tells me he still has it packed away someplace.Perhaps I should ask for it back for my sewing room. Its not a disaster, but its "rarely tidy".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fancy Nancy
    i must say that i am a messy quilter. during a project i have fabric and notions all over the place and not good about putting things away until finished with project. cut threads end up on the floor along with a lot of dropped pins - i try to pick those pins up before running vacuum. thing is i have a waste basket right there for threads cut off but the floor seems to catch more.

    I am a neat freak and I do exactly what you do I just toss the threads little scraps and what ever on the floor. Kinda like the lady on the quilting show!! :lol: After the project I will sweep up and clean it up before I get started on the next.

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    Yes! That sounds like me!

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    I am definitely messy!!! i like to keep the rest of the house neat but there is way too much action going on in my sewing room to keeep up!! I drop pins, scatter coffee filter (applique papers) , and track bits of thread into the rest of the house on my sox. I often hand quilt in my bedroom and i lay quilt blox out on my bed so I have to stop and clean that up pretty often, too. Pins are a real danger in my house. My carpet "shines and sparkles" in places! when my DH were driving truck together I once dropped a vile of straight pins in the sleeper ; 1000 brand new straight pins...

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    I have taken photos of my sewing room/office before I finish the current quilt. It will look completely different in a few week from now. It is tidy--Isn't it?
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    Mine has been messy since January - doing lap quilts for the nursing home.. anyone else get dust bunnies all over? I do clean my bobbin area everytime I change the bobbin. Got to keep my machine going. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Annya
    I have taken photos of my sewing room/office before I finish the current quilt. It will look completely different in a few week from now. It is tidy--Isn't it?
    I don't feel so bad now. lol

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    I am not tidy as you see, but wait I will show you what it like later if this chat is still going on by then.

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    What does "neat" mean? ☺

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    Quote Originally Posted by T-Bones mom
    I admit I do get messy when working on a project, but I am a neat freak and have to put everything back in order before I start my next project. My DH is a slob and I even clean the garage so he will find things easier. Better than hearing him yell where is this and where is that. I just like things put where they belong.
    T-Bones Mom....I agree with you. Makes me kind of mad when my husband doesn't put things back where he found them! I like everything in order.

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    the dictionary says NEAT; trim, tidy elegant in form, adroit or skillfully made or done, well and consisely put. it definitely does not mean my sewing room at any time. what about yours?

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    It does my heart good to know that I am not the only quilter with a messy room! I'm always feeling guilty cuz it is such a mess. I straighten it and then I've made a mess again.

    air conditioned quilt hugs, sue in CA

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    Darn! I thought you were talking about being "cool!"

    My sewing room if far from neat, but almost all of the floor is visible and the 3 tables still have plenty of spaces to work on. It's the perimeters that are "busy." That is mostly because I don't have the storage space to put everything that I have away.

    In a perfect world, everything would have it's own place.

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    I figure if I spend time organizing too much, I won't get time to sew... so sew first, organize second. I organize out of necessity now. If I cannot walk through the room, then it is time to clean it. I also wait until I finish a project, clean, then start a new one. It works for me... usually.

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    A tornado rips thru my sewing room every so often and I just have to clean it up before I start another project. I try to control myself but it is impossible. I have lost "stuff" and I know some day they will show up!

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    QuiltswithConvicts I am like you in that my floor is clear but every flat surface is covered and piles of 'stuff' that can be more than one layer. I don't like it that way. I need more storage space.

    warm quilt hugs, sue in CA

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    I love it. What a cheery, happy room!

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    I'm a neat person because now my sewing room, which used to be the dining room, is easily seen and accessible to the rest of the house. I understand the photos of sewing areas that look like controlled chaos, but though my tendancy is to leave things that way, I don't.
    I'm in the process of ironing my stash, and though it makes me seem ocd, I discovered that neat fabric makes room for more!

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