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Old 08-01-2020, 03:49 AM
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After a year in the new home, I finally organized my fabric into see through containers that fit in the shelves in my sewing area. When I started a new quilt this week, I could find what I wanted, and, I had a place for the fabric to go after I cut from it. Before, things would just pile up until it was annoying.
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Old 08-01-2020, 04:06 AM
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Great job with the organized fabrics! I like to see them folded neatly on the shelves too. Easy to make the next selections.
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Old 08-01-2020, 04:29 AM
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My fabrics are organized every couple years with my "stash bash" Every piece is opened up refolded and stacked according to color group from dark to light. Works for me. It's when it gets pulled out for use that there is a problem. Putting it back away is so difficult that I have another pile growing in a corner somewhere. However the fabrics seem to remain the only things in order right now.
Once my kitchen's dishwasher is restored (in the next week or so) I can start working on getting my studio together again.
I so understand annoying!
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Old 08-01-2020, 10:21 PM
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Congratulations for getting it done.

Organizing my fabric was one of the best things I have ever done. I had large bins and had no real idea of what I had. So I bought the comic book boards and went to work. My bins are the file folder styles and clear. And like Juliasb, I have to go through every year or so to weed out the stuff I no longer like and wonder why I ever bought it in the first place, and put back fabric that somehow never got put back where it belonged. (No idea how that would happen.....) Also, sometimes I rethink my prior decisions - since I have several bins of just Christmas fabric, it had to be done in background colors instead of just by subject. But all my baseball teams in one bin while football has all other sports since I don't have as much.
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Old 08-02-2020, 07:34 AM
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So glad you got organized with your fabrics. It is always a good feeling to get things put away so you can find what you are looking for at a glance.
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Old 08-02-2020, 08:20 AM
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I moved 18 months ago And spent every day after work last week reorganizing everything in that room. I inherited my moms sewing things and his mother’s craft things. Besides quilts I make quilted ornaments and do paper piecing. I was so overwhelmed I declared loudly no more fabric or gift cards to a craft/fabric store. I feel better when I walk in that room, proud of my organization 😁❤️
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Old 08-02-2020, 09:20 AM
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Congratulations! Doesn't it feel good!. The next step is to keep it organized as you create and plan new projects. (This is my personal downfall. Tee-Hee!)

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Old 08-02-2020, 01:48 PM
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Congratulations! Getting organized made it easier for me to be creative, not that my studio stays tidy all the time. It doesn't, but it is quicker And easier to put things away when it gets too messy to work in.

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Old 08-03-2020, 04:41 PM
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Congratulations on organizing your fabric and your sewing room. I too use clear plastic bins on shelves in my sewing space. I organized by group,batiks, farmhouse, brights, solids. You get the idea, when choosing for my project, I know which bin to go to. Enjoy your now organized space.😃
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