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Old 12-27-2017, 10:12 PM
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Ohiobuckeye- I did that this past year and it felt so good! I gave away or sold lots of fabric that I knew I would never use and haven't missed one thing. I now can actually see what I have and am enjoying it!
My resolution is to get better at FMQ. I've been working on it and finally seeing some improvement. Yay!
I also want to finish some UFO's of course!
Happy New Year!!!!!!
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Old 12-28-2017, 12:05 AM
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Originally Posted by AVFD215 View Post
Patski & Cari-in-oly,
My youngest daughter gave me some 31 containers and a directive that I organize. Have you ever been given an order from a child less than half your age?
Yes. My oldest likes to think that she can parent me at times. I just remind her that it's my house and I'll do what I want, if she wants to give orders she can go home and do it at her house.

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Old 12-28-2017, 04:39 AM
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One quilt guild I belong to has a sale room at our annual quilt show. It's a great way to declutter once a year. I also plan to make a list of my UFOs. I really do want to finish them and I think a list will help. But I've also already signed up for 2 BOMs. And I want to get an appliqué quilt going. !
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Old 12-28-2017, 04:54 AM
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Well, I’ll definitely finish some UFO’s-mainly because I will need the storage containers they are in for the future UFO’s that Are currently covering every inch of horizontal space in my studio

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Old 12-28-2017, 05:26 AM
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Oh, so much to do and so little time. That is always where I find myself at the end of a year. Then I make new goals for the next year. I ask myself it I did better last year than the year before. Then, I tell myself that I can do better than that next year. I love what I do in my sewing space and find happiness and joy there. I like to reorganize a few things because they get out of order even though I try to keep things tidy. On January 1, I like to move forward. I am like that with the rest of the house-I want the Christmas stuff gone and 'back to normal'.
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Old 12-28-2017, 05:51 AM
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Originally Posted by Irishrose2 View Post
My goal is to sew every day and declutter every day. At least 30 minutes each, at least six days a week. I'm excited to start January 1st. The first sewing will be to finish FMQ two quilts. One isn't going well so I put it aside which won't get it done.
This sounds like a doable life. My sewing room is out of control and I am going to try it too. (If I stayed off the computer it would probably not be such a problem) Wish me luck.
I am also going to try not to feel guilty about the UFOs.
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Old 12-28-2017, 06:03 AM
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I was in a group "12 in 12" and I really got so much more focused and finished things I started. The group is over now but I am planning my list for this year. I will go through my fabrics and donate what I won't use and.
Will make donation quilts from my scraps. I did that last year and it is so much fun to have an empty scrap pile. That will take all of January to accomplish.
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Old 12-28-2017, 06:43 AM
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We are moving this next year so I have been purging and donating my fabric and UFOs. The last few years I find I use more precuts then yardage. Some yardage I have hasn't been used in years so why keep it. I machine quilt my quilts and like to use wide backing. I don't like to piece backing so I don't.
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Old 12-28-2017, 09:30 AM
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I was thinking of my sewing goals for 2018 also. I didn’t do well this year on my UFO’s. I had 2 a year ago and never finished them and I added at least one more this year. However, I did go through orphan blocks that were donated or from my sewing projects and organized them by size. I used quite a few in scrappy tops which were given to my church group to sandwich and finish.

My goals:

Finish my 3 known UFO’s

Continue to go through my blue scrap fabric bins and iron, measure, and put the scraps in appropriate sized bags.
( like 2”, 3”, etc). I have lots of scraps that have been donated by my church group or the baby charity where I volunteer and it’s time to get them organized so it’s easier to grab a size I want and cut. After the blue bins, I will choose another color.

Go through my quilting books, magazines, and paper patterns and decide to donate, keep, or recycle(paper patterns).

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Old 12-28-2017, 10:17 AM
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Thankfully---and I mean that from the bottom of my heart----I do not have UFOs. I started quilting when the internet was already several years old. I read about them and thought that is not for me. If I lose interest in a project I just pass it along and sometimes that means into a dog bed pile of scraps or the Goodwill.

I belong to a charity group that receives huge donations of fabric for various reasons. I must resist bringing so much home with me. I also have friends who give me fabric as they love to see it sewn into charity quilts. This is a good problem to have but my sewing space is very small.

I also decided not to save scraps any more. It takes me much longer to sew a top with scraps than yardage. I don't want to pass away leaving beautiful fabric on shelves while I sewed little pieces into quilts.
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