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Why I shouldn't clean my sewing room

Old 01-17-2014, 10:16 AM
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What a wonderful gift, from a 9x10 to 16x34! Sounds like a great place to get lost in for weeks. Enjoy every min. of it. My roon is the 9x10, I keep trying to get it to stretch, but so far it has not stretched an inch. We would love to see pic's when you are in your haven.
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Old 01-17-2014, 10:51 AM
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I guess we are all in the same scrap bag. I have been trying to reorganize for months, but I keep getting sidetracked by other projects, especially since Halloeenw. I have been playing with my wool stash more, especially for Christmas,; I have been playing with Shabby Chic cards, mementos, etc.; and art quilts, which calls for beads and embellishments. It is a chore separating stuff for different activities. I also have a TON of decorator fabric, I really need to dispose of that in some way or another if I can just make myself do it. Here's luck to all of us.
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Old 01-17-2014, 10:59 AM
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I got hung up on cleaning and storage and didn't even address the UFPs, etc. I am not going to count! I am not going to try to prioritize them, I am just going to try to get one or two done a month. I haven't been to a craft or fabric store this month (uh oh, yes I have, I had to get some ribbon), well only once, but I am also going to try to stay out of those places to save money and to try to reduce the stuff I have on hand. I have a large stash and I really do need to work from that.
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Old 01-17-2014, 12:08 PM
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I agree with michelleoc - there comes a time when I have to straighten up my sewing room so that I can mess it up again. Although that's when I find a couple more UFO's. Oh well, quilting is my sanity, so guess I'd better get busy. LOL.
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Old 01-17-2014, 12:28 PM
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Glad to hear I'm not the only one who can start out to organize and end up compelled to start new projects! This goes for pretty much all creative pursuits I engage in, which is quite a list. And I have ADD. However, I can boast that over this winter I did pull out and go through my fabric - all kinds, because I do different things such as make doll clothes in addition to quilting - and about 3 grocery bags full total went to the DAV. Yay me!

I don't know about y'all, but I have been working to overcome a tendency to "feel sorry for" fabric that I end up with from people giving me stuff. I have some hoarder genes in me and I am usually the one who exclaims "Wait! Don't throw that away! I'll take it!" And then it sits for years while I think, "hmmm . . . maybe I could make that work with the right trim" or thoughts like that. Well. I took no prisoners this time. I looked at a fabric and if it was ugly as sin, into the bag it went and buh-bye!
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Old 01-17-2014, 12:54 PM
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I cleaned my sewing room last year and found I had multiple rulers/scissors/templates... When I couldn't find one I bought new -- now a year later I can barely find one of each. Looks like I need to start cleaning again..... sigh.
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Old 01-17-2014, 01:57 PM
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I have good intentions really need to do something with ,my scraps but then I become overwhelmed and throw in the towel-oh well maybe one day
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Old 01-17-2014, 02:40 PM
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I know I should clean mine up AGAIN but, sigh, just don't have the desire. Guess because I can still find things with a minimum amount of searching. Will wait till it takes a search party before tackling it!
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Old 01-17-2014, 02:41 PM
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I have a self imposed rule If I want to bring something into my sewing room, something has to go out first. It doesn't always work but i give it a good try.
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Old 01-17-2014, 02:55 PM
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I try and try to get and keep my sewing space clean and organized but I never seem to have enough space.

Last year I ruler folded ALL my fabric, it took me every spare minute of my time before and after work and all day on my 2 days off. I'm so glad I did, it looks great and now I can (usually) find the fabrics I'm looking for.

I'm working this year on cutting and using my scraps and finishing up all the half done projects. If I can do that I should have enough space so I can keep it organized.
I hate when I need something and I can't find it. To me that's a waste of time I could be doing something more productive and or fun. That's why I like to be organized.
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