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    A few pics of my sewing and fabric rooms, still organizing...

    Hi all,
    I am so trying to get my sewing and fabric rooms organized, as I fear a knock on the door any day now from the producers of the "Hoarding" shows...lol.. I am attaching a few pics of some of the progress. I also must give a lot of the credit to my dh, as he builds lots of things for me...In the 1st pic I have a quilt top I just finished hanging on the design wall dh made me...I really wish I was as nice as he is...(wait, was that out loud??..)
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    I have ordered in several of the comic book backing boards, and am currently trying to figure out the best way to fold my fabrics that are less than 1 yard (more than that I use the bolts that my lqs owner was just throwing out). I also am wondering does anyone have any hints on how they organize strip sets, like a jelly roll? I also have a lot of layer cakes and charm squares that I have been storing in bags, right now they are just stacked and I have them in cubbies of the wall unit dh made me, any different ideas for those? Thanks all!
    Kif
    PS sorry pics are so small, I cannot figure out how to post them larger, when I try it says upload failed...Next time my IT son stops by I will have to get his help on this!..
    Last edited by kiffie2413; 01-25-2012 at 03:00 PM.
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    Looks great. You're off to a terrific start.

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    Thanks ks.
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    I've taken to storing selected strips on empty kitchen roll tubes.

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    I have my 2.5" strips (that I cut) in the clear IRIS brand shoe boxes by the color of the strip. Jelly rolls can be put on dowels and rigged to hang from a closet rod. Since your DH is handy, he might come up with a clever design that will fit into your sewing room. As far as the layer cakes and charm size cuts, I picked up the 12X12 Protect n Store boxes that are sold at Joann in the scrapbooking aisle when I had 2 50% off coupons (they end up at $3.50 each). http://www.joann.com/12x12-protect-n...ox/xprd881677/ I like clear storage so I can put an index card cut to size in the front of the box to show what is in it and then as my stash rotates - I just change out the card.

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    I store my misc. charm squares in the plastic boxes that cherry tomatoes come in from Sam's Club (they are bigger boxes than the boxes they come in from the grocery store). I've also used other plastic boxes from fruits and veggies for the jelly rolls, etc.
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    I put my charms in plastic sq containers. Found some in a garage sale for $.10 so i bought them all- they fit perfectly and the lid snaps shut.. I only have one jelly roll and its plopped on my shelf.. Just sitting there looking pretty (collecting dust really).. the rest I have in sterilite containers by size (1.5xWOF, 2xWOF, 2.5xWOF,3xWOF,3.5WOF).. I ruler fold anything under a yard and a half.. anything 2 yards or longer I just roll back on the bots that they came on from the LQS..

    Looks like you are off to a great start.. Your room looks awesome... And a wonderful hubby for takin care of your quilting needs !!! Bookcases look awesome..

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    Thanks all, for the suggestions and replies/encouragement! luvTooQuilt: I got a great laugh out of your saying that your one jelly roll is plopped on your shelf, looking pretty (collecting dust really)... My jelly rolls are also "dust bunny friendly"...or were, as I am trying to at least make all of the stuff I do have stay nice long enough for me to actually use it! I just love all things to do with quilting, and it is so easy to see something, think how pretty it is, and then gather things to make it...not so easy to finish them all...but that is exactly what I am really working on doing!! I need to go to a "Quilter's anonymous" meeting!...or rather a "Have good intentions to quilt" anonymous meeting!...If I could get the free motion quilting thing down, I know it would go quicker...but I seem to revert back to my old hand-quilting ways...Don't get me wrong, I love hand-quilting; but I really want to get the fmq down, and get a lot of my pieced tops quilted!!
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    Where do you get your Comic book backing boards. Several members have mentioned them and I've always wondered where I can get some.

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    Quote Originally Posted by janjanq View Post
    Where do you get your Comic book backing boards. Several members have mentioned them and I've always wondered where I can get some.
    Look on Amazon. They are approximately $12.00/100. I cut mine in half for my FQ's and smaller pieces of fabric. I ruler fold my pieces over a yard.

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    I have to ask what is a Comic Book backing board?

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    a room to envy-great stash and a great room
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    I keep my UFO, and WIP in art bins with handles- one case per project.. I buy them at Joannes on sale or w/ coupons.. seems to keep me from using the fabric by mistake on another project..

    Quote Originally Posted by kiffie2413 View Post
    Thanks all, for the suggestions and replies/encouragement! luvTooQuilt: I got a great laugh out of your saying that your one jelly roll is plopped on your shelf, looking pretty (collecting dust really)... My jelly rolls are also "dust bunny friendly"...or were, as I am trying to at least make all of the stuff I do have stay nice long enough for me to actually use it! I just love all things to do with quilting, and it is so easy to see something, think how pretty it is, and then gather things to make it...not so easy to finish them all...but that is exactly what I am really working on doing!! I need to go to a "Quilter's anonymous" meeting!...or rather a "Have good intentions to quilt" anonymous meeting!...If I could get the free motion quilting thing down, I know it would go quicker...but I seem to revert back to my old hand-quilting ways...Don't get me wrong, I love hand-quilting; but I really want to get the fmq down, and get a lot of my pieced tops quilted!!
    Take care all,
    Kif

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    Quote Originally Posted by Genny View Post
    I have to ask what is a Comic Book backing board?
    Hi and welcome Genny! Also janjanq, I Will post a link to the comic book backing boards where I bought them. They are sold to put in with collectible comic books, to keep the book from bending, etc. They are acid free, so that is good for the fabrics. A lot of us use them to wrap our fabric stash around, to keep them nice and neat. I bought 2 packs, some of them I cut in half to wrap fat quarters and smaller yardages on. I then fold under the end of the fabric and secure with bobby pins that I also bought on Amazon. There are cheaper bobby pins on Amazon, the Conair brand, I ordered those 1st, but they don't hold at all..the others are super strong and great to hold the fabric instead of using pins..I got this idea from my local quilt shop. Following are the 2 links:
    http://www.amazon.com/BCW-Current-Co...7703622&sr=8-1
    http://www.amazon.com/Marianna-Bobby...7703699&sr=8-4
    Good luck, and thanks all!
    Kif
    PS Thanks wolph33!
    Last edited by kiffie2413; 01-27-2012 at 02:39 PM.
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    Looks great! Funny thing is We all have a time trying to Make our pic's smaller when we post!LOL

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    Really wish the pics were bigger. Having a hard time seeing everything with my eye condition.
    Where did you buy your bookcases at?

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    Your space looks nice, but we need bigger pictures!!! Please
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    Quote Originally Posted by wvdek View Post
    Really wish the pics were bigger. Having a hard time seeing everything with my eye condition.
    Where did you buy your bookcases at?
    I'm sorry so long in replying, didn't realize I had more replies on my quote...I am still trying to get the pics bigger, I don't know what I'm doing wrong, I change the size to the max pixels qb allows, this is what I get...In answer about the shelves, my dh built them!!! He really is amazing, I am blessed!! I will keep trying to get the pics bigger, promise!
    Kif
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    Ok, did I miss something, or did you say "ROOMS"? That sounds really nice. Looks good, too

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    Quote Originally Posted by Judy Brown View Post
    Ok, did I miss something, or did you say "ROOMS"? That sounds really nice. Looks good, too
    ..lol...You are right, I said rooms...lol...I have one that is mainly fabrics, and one that has my sewing machines, cutting tables/ironing board combo, machine quilting frame, quilting design wall, thread, ruler, and book organizers, etc. I have taken new pics with more progress, plan to post them either this evening or tomorrow...think I finally have posting them larger down to size (bad pun intended...)
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    ok, kiffie! I'm waaaaiting ....
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    It looks like you have some great organization going I can't wait to see the finished space.

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