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    Stuck on one pattern...

    Okay, I started organizing my stash (again...don't know why it never stays organized!!!) and I am stuck. I just lost all of my gumption to continue. So, if your sewing area looks better than this, I envy you. Hold good thoughts for me that I will get organized soon! All I started to do was add fabric to my color groups and group a few fabrics together for future quilts. I was pretty "into it" just a while ago, but right now I just am looking at it while I read stuff here on the board...

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    Well, hmmmm, I labeled this thread "Stuck" and it says "Stuck on one pattern"....which was a thread I started back in May or somewhere around there. Guess I will take that as a hint that I should just get off the computer and get this organization done!!

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    Love your fabrics! Good luck
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dina View Post
    Well, hmmmm, I labeled this thread "Stuck" and it says "Stuck on one pattern"....which was a thread I started back in May or somewhere around there. Guess I will take that as a hint that I should just get off the computer and get this organization done!!
    Well, my computer says "stuck on one pattern" is the #1 post and started today.
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    Something tells me purple is your favorite color... followed by blue...

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    What a wonderful stash, love the colors. When I see fabric I like I never know how much to buy. Is 3 yards a good number?
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    Just jump in with both feet and get it done. You are procastinating. Make a quilt using some of that lusious purples you have.
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    Put some music on. Do a bit at a time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2011wannaquilt View Post
    What a wonderful stash, love the colors. When I see fabric I like I never know how much to buy. Is 3 yards a good number?
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    Yes, 3 yards is a good amount to buy. Most of my pieces are 2 yards, and more often than not, I wish I had more for a border or binding. Some of my pieces are from when I first started quilting, 3 years ago, and at that time I just bought a yard. Not enough....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jingle View Post
    Just jump in with both feet and get it done. You are procastinating. Make a quilt using some of that lusious purples you have.
    My next two quilts will be purple....my favorite color...but first I have to get to my sewing machine, and the stack of purple is almost covering it up.

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    Oh I love to play with fabric! If I could I would come over and help!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hopetoquilt View Post
    Put some music on. Do a bit at a time.
    Good idea. ....after supper....

    (I am still embarrassed at the subject line of this thread. I tried to go back and edit it, but I was unsuccessful. Further hint that I need to get out of this chair and get this job finished!!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jackie Spencer View Post
    Oh I love to play with fabric! If I could I would come over and help!!
    Oh Jackie, I would let you!!!

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    Take a look at Jeni Baker's blog called "In Color Order". Choose her heading called The Art of Choosing. Lots of wonderful information about folding, organizing, choosing colors and fabrics, color groups, etc. I have found this very helpful. N

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    Nope, we do not believe you... that is not all, anyone that well organised is hiding the rest of their stash... so come on fess up... where is the rest of ti?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RosMadeMe View Post
    Nope, we do not believe you... that is not all, anyone that well organised is hiding the rest of their stash... so come on fess up... where is the rest of ti?
    You are actually making me feel better. I do have it all in neat stacks, don't I?? Okay, the next step is to get it back on my shelves. There is the problem, as I have one more shelf of fabric than I have empty shelf space. Something has to give, and I am going to figure that out now!!! Onward.... (Oh, I don't have more fabric. I mainly do blue and purple...can you tell? The browns and other two stacks of not blue or not purple have been there for a long time. Mmmm, maybe they can go on the bottom row....)

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    Your fabrics are beautiful!!!

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    At least yours are folded neat.

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    Well, I have my fabric all on shelves...but I have to figure out where to put some stuff that was on two shelves. That will have to wait until tomorrow!!
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    It looks good to me Dina, mine should look so good lol
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    I love those purples!!!

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    I do the same thing. Sometimes I just sit and stare at the mess in my sewing room...then leave and come back to it another day. BUT -- sometimes when I come back I have a brainstorm on just where to put certain things or just what project to use a fabric for.

    I prefer to think of it as not laziness or lack of productivity, but rather as allowing creativity to simmer...
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    I prefer to think of it as not laziness or lack of productivity, but rather as allowing creativity to simmer...[/QUOTE]

    Oh, I like this.....allowing my creativity to simmer!!! I am going to use that line often. ...and my creativity has simmered all night and I am "rarin'" to finish up this morning.

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    I see you like Jim Shore quilted cats too

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandy l View Post
    I see you like Jim Shore quilted cats too
    Wow, you have a good eye, to see my cat figurines on the ironing board! I have yet to find a new spot for them, but I will. They were retirement gifts from my school 5 years ago. I love them. (I actually had to look on the bottom of one to see that they were Jim Shore quilted cats. You are just good!)

    Still working on this room. Going through old magazines now.

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