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how often do you clean your sewing room?

Old 04-25-2016, 07:39 AM
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The downside to cleaning/organizing is I put fabric "away" then can't find it. Then I have to go through all the bins & drawers looking for it because I can't remember which group I put it with. I do vacuum to minimize the debris collected when I'm working with the larger pieces. There's no help for the cat fur. It's pervasive.
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Old 04-25-2016, 07:41 AM
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Originally Posted by joe'smom View Post
LOL! Quiltngolfer and Maggie_Sue, it's just that I don't enjoy working in a cluttered environment, and if I don't swiffer every day, I'll get hairs on long pieces of fabric that trail on the floor when being pressed. Some people enjoy working in a disorganized environment;in fact, I read that extremely creative people tend to be messier. Whatever works!
Joe's mom..."Creative people tend to be messier" That's my story and I'm stickin' to it!
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Old 04-25-2016, 09:35 AM
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I am with Moonrise...clean it? That won't happen! Life is too short to spend my time cleaning!

Hey joe'smom, I will fly you here to clean and straighten it up.
If I cleaned it, there would never be time to sew. I do straighten and rearrange when guests come and we put a "pack 'n' play" in there. But the latest little one is WAY TO ADVENTURESOME to leave alone even for a nap. He would be into EVERYTHING and climbing on EVERYTHING! And poking pins into ??? It will be interesting this summer.
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Old 04-25-2016, 09:45 AM
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"Cleaning" - A NEW WORD!!!! Had to go look it up. Not sure I liked the definition.
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Old 04-25-2016, 10:31 AM
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Funny, I was vacuuming in the sewing room this morning and seeing how many stacks are now gone -- I've been using that fabric to make quilts! I'm getting the bug to get in there and dig deep now that my sewing for the quilt show is pretty much done.
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Old 04-25-2016, 10:45 AM
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I have to clean up my sewing studio daily. I put everything away in drawers or project boxes before leaving the room. I have to keep all thread, pin cushions, rotary cutters and everything else put away when I am not sewing. I Swiffer the hardwood floor to make sure I don't miss any pins. We have a very curious kitten and I don't want her to get hurt. Quilt pieces left out tend to become toys to scoot across the hardwood floor . . . Ask me how I know. She is adorable, but not very helpful! lol

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Old 04-25-2016, 11:27 AM
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Apparently never according to how it looks right now. I can't even think in there. I have got to clean and reorganize and put things away before I can start anything new.
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Old 04-25-2016, 11:50 AM
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I clean my sewing room usually after a project is done. That way I can find what I'm looking for for the next idea. haha
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Old 04-25-2016, 12:06 PM
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Well, I cleaned some in there today for the first time in a long time! This morning my husband had to go out the window that my machine sits in front of to clean off the roof of the screened porch below. I have a sewing table that breaks down into smaller compartments, so while it was smaller and he was out the window, I vacuumed and picked up and cleaned the Windows (both sides). When he was done (I was thankful he didn't fall off the roof!), he hung a new bulletin board near my machine so I can put up some nice inspirational things to enjoy. It does feel good to have that done, but other areas still need some work. I would rather sew than clean. But I do like it clean and organized. Someday, maybe!
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Old 04-25-2016, 07:33 PM
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This is one reason I have a sewing room with a door on it. When I have had enough for the time being I can get up and just shut the door behind me. I use to have to put everything away and tidy up so no one could see the mess .. I clean up when I feel it is stopping my creative juices from flowing. ...
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