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Thread: My Sewing Space, Part 1: The Stash

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    My Sewing Space, Part 1: The Stash

    I love looking at everyone's sewing spaces and stash pictures, organized or messy, it's so much fun! I thought I'd post pictures of my space. It's actually my mom's- I moved back in with her when I relocated back to Houston, and we have too much fun together for me to get my own place, so I'm "stuck" here for now. We share her sewing room- all credit goes to her (except for any mess- that's all me!)

    Here's pictures of the closet where we store most of our stash- the pictures are mostly of "my" half of the closet- it's long and narrow so it's hard to get good pictures, since it's at the back. This is about as neat as it gets for me, since I'm constantly taking stuff down and putting it back- there's no way I'll ever be as neat as she is!

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    More pictures here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/hemlock...7629634669993/

    If it's not to dark when I get home tonight, I'll take somepictures of the sewing room itself, which is a work in progress.
    QMFAO

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    Nice stash!!
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    Thanks
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    Your stash looks lovely - and how wonderful that you want to be home quilting with your Mom. I do wish my daughter wanted to quilt. Please give us more pics of your space.

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    Great stash. Your moma and you are so lucky to share this passion.
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    Gorgeaous stash! I am so jealous!

    I looked at your flicker pictures. Beautiful stash!! How long did it take you to get so organized or did you organize as you collected? I have stuff in dresser drawers, plastic storage cases in a closet, and on shelves of a china cabinet. I hope to move to a new sewing room in the next year (hubby has to finish moving to outdoor shop) and I need to get organized so I can use what I have. Right now, I don't really remember all of it and what I wanted to do with it! so frustrating. Thanks so much for sharing. Can't wait to see your sewing room!
    ps I would love it if one of my three daughters would move back in and sew with me!! alas, they don't sew!!

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    I pretty much organized as I accumulated. I didn't get as into quilting as I am now until I moved back "home"- Mom already had her sewing room pretty much set up, so all I had to do was refold the fabric to fit the shelves. We had a minor "disaster" when we found a leak coming from an unused bathroom next to the sewing room- of course the plumbing access was behind our shelves in the closet- I came home from work to find all my fabric tossed in a pile! (My stepdad's doing :P) We thought the issue had been taken care of, and all the fabric went back... then three days later, again! I got to the fabric first, thankfully, so it was all stacked neatly to be put back when they finally fixed everything.

    So I've had to "reorganize" a couple of times. My stash is pretty much at its limit right now, the shelf with yardage is packed pretty tightly. The only way I can get more is if I cut some stuff down for projects (most of it is earmarked for certain patterns), but all of my project boxes are full at the moment, and I can only fit a certain number of those. It's a good way to keep things from getting out of hand.

    My mom has decided to get rid of most of her linen closet, so I'll be moving most of my art supplies in there, at which point I'll have more room for fabric, so I'd better be careful...
    QMFAO

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    Beautiful stash and organization!
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    I'd like to go "shopping" in your closet!!!

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    great stash and admire your organizational skills!

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    I admire how pretty all your stash is and the arranging of it, please show us your sewing area, can't wait to see it. :}

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    beautiful stash and very neat and organized
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    How fabulous!!! Would love to quilt with my mom. ; )

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    WOW, how neat & super organized !!
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    I am always in awe at the tidyness of other peoples stash... Just amazing how incredibly neat some people can be in their sewing rooms. What ever your Mom "has" that can keep a stash that tidy.... PLEASE sent some my way. Any amount would certainly be an improvement for me.

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    WOW! You have organization skills!!

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    Very nice stash and OMG it looks like out of a magazine. I have never seen anyone's fabric stash so NEAT!.... Be proud of the organization and neatness for sure. Please, don't let my DH see your pics, I keep telling him nobody keeps theirs as neat as you see in the magazines!... LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lori S View Post
    I am always in awe at the tidyness of other peoples stash... Just amazing how incredibly neat some people can be in their sewing rooms. What ever your Mom "has" that can keep a stash that tidy.... PLEASE sent some my way. Any amount would certainly be an improvement for me.
    Hahah her stash is that tidy because she never sews! When she thinks she is ready to start a project she ends up just ogling and petting her stash... I'm trying to get her to open up a quilt shop so she can fold fabric all day to her hearts content

    Now me, when I get into a project, it's like a hurricane hit the place. I cut and fling leftover fabric onto the chair, project boxes stacked all over, mountains of scraps, bits of paper from notes, etc. I just tidied up, so I'll try to get a picture of the room, and then I promise I'll take a picture next time Hurricane Sarah strikes.
    QMFAO

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    Quote Originally Posted by Country1 View Post
    Very nice stash and OMG it looks like out of a magazine. I have never seen anyone's fabric stash so NEAT!.... Be proud of the organization and neatness for sure. Please, don't let my DH see your pics, I keep telling him nobody keeps theirs as neat as you see in the magazines!... LOL
    Hahah I won't tell... I'll take a picture next time I tear everything down to work on something, so you can see how bad it gets...
    QMFAO

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    Wow- now thats TIDY - darn near perfect !!! no way mine will ever looks that crisp, clean, neat and organized..

    Pretty stash....

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    Oh! I am jealous!! Nice stash!!
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    I would so love to have a stash like what you have.. I envy you so..lol

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    Priceless - a lovely stash, time with your Mom and a common interest to boot! Do you have a favortie store in Houston? I love Quilters Emporium and It's a Stitch.
    Quilting makes me happy!..

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    Quote Originally Posted by butterflies5518 View Post
    Priceless - a lovely stash, time with your Mom and a common interest to boot! Do you have a favortie store in Houston? I love Quilters Emporium and It's a Stitch.
    I go to Quiltworks at Skinner and 290 out near Cypress- that's the only one near me that I know of.
    QMFAO

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    I am totally jealous of the neatness and airiness of your beautiful stash area!
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