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Thread: Trying to get organized

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    Hello all. I saw in a thread earlier today where someone was posting all the fabric and projects they had going on. I didn't think it was appropriate for me to post pictures of what I have done so far. The pictures show just two shelves. I'm not showing lower than those because, well, you can't walk in much less find the floor. The clear plastic boxes on the top shelf are 13 gallon tubs and I have a total of 35 of them full of fabric. Then I have 42 20 gallon tubs (the ones that take two people to carry empty) full of fabric that is in the garage right now because I don't have room to go through them right now. The small cubes are 8 x 12 inches and there are three others behind each one.

    top shelf on one wall
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    these hold fat quarters and 3 other cubes behind each of them
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    the 13 gallon tubs close up
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    wow!

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    Wow! Now that is quite an organized stash! Wanna share???? I am new to this and am slowly building my stash!

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    Great job. Nice to know we share the struggle to roganize and end up with large quantities of material.
    You encourage me.
    Chris

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    Wow! And I thought I had lots of fabric! Whew! You go girl!!

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    Ok, now I don't feel so bad, if I take a little more of my grandma's fabric home with me.

    this is a competition, right!?

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    wow! you know I get to looking at my small stash and thinking ..."not too bad" and then I see some like this! wow! now that is a stash!

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    Wow.. Id love to sift thru your stash!!!

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    I have that same feeling when I see some one BIGGER/Wider than me I say "SEE I'M NOT FAT" and hubby will pick out THREE people smaller and say "WHAT" actually it's a running joke if only I could run!! Now I can say.. SEE, HER STASH IS BIGGER than MINE!!

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    I wish mine was organized as nicely as yours. :D :mrgreen:

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    Sure, why not. lol I've been collecting for years. I have a mixture of types of fabrics.

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    This took me several months just to get this far. The floor is terrible. Every time I think I'm getting ahead with getting my craft room organized, I end up moving more in just to have to start all over again.

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    Wow, it looks awesome. You have a ton of fabrics and supplies.

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    I want to be your BEST friend so that I can go shopping from your STASH!!!!

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    Hope you have insurance on your room.

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    Wow, You sure won't have to worry about a cotton price increase. Enjoy and have fun organizing...

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    You won't want to hear this but you probably have more fabric than you will ever use. It's not about being organized, your fabric looks great in those bins! It's just that there is so much that it must be a little overwhelming. Perhaps it is time to share with some quilting buddies or your local guild or church. I can tell just by looking at your fabric that there are endless quilts there just waiting to be stitched. I think you would make a wonderful Stashbuster member (another Yahoo group that believes in using your stash and sharing fabric with others). Happy stitching.

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    Wow. I can only dream.

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    I just love hearing that someone else has lots of fabric too and I'm not the only one. :lol: :lol: Hope your still giving your self some time to sew in between organizing.
    Maybe you could get a helper. My oldest daughter is my helper. She is such a good organizer and she helps me. It's good for me to have someone else there to keep me moving at a good pace. :)

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    Viva la stash. Isn't it heavenly to have it? Like one's own LQS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by featherweight
    Wow, You sure won't have to worry about a cotton price increase. Enjoy and have fun organizing...
    :thumbup: And make sure to take some time to do some sewing. :D :D

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    What she said !
    Quote Originally Posted by suezquilts
    wow!

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    Amazing.

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    That is cool, you can see everything you have.

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    Love the way you got your shelves. Wish my stash was all nice and organized. I start out sorting the colors and then next thing I'm sewing on a project.

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