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    I have two small bedrooms with too much stuff (according to my DH) but it is my stuff and it keeps me sane, productive and happy. It is boxed, drawered and labelled so any quilter could walk in there and find what they needed fairly quickly. I've contemplated and even started with giving some of it away but it seems that as soon as I do that, I need it. I've now decided that I will just continue to do what I love and if the day comes when I'm not using it anymore or have no desire to stitch, then I'll clean it all out and give it away (DD says then she'll know that is the day that I need to move into "The Home"!) I have just decided not to feel guilty about any of it and I love having three sewing machines set up ready to go.
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    I thought I had a "stash" til I saw your room. Mine is just a "sample" compared to yours. What fun!

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    I'm Felix Ungers niece ... I can't stand clutter -drives me batty --My DH always said I could organize a rock pile

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    I just got a sewing/craft/office room this summer as my son bought a house and now I have that room all to myself! YEAH! I admit...it's getting crowded in there, but I love my space! I try to keep it organized, but that just doesn't seem to happen. Thanks for sharing!
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    My space is in my bedroom, I'm looking for an armoire or entertainment center to house my stuff in and a desk for sewing. my son calls me a horder and I just told him these are my "tools" I may not use them today or tomorrow but when I need them I have them handy. Just try and tell a man he has too many screwdrivers. LOL
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    I see Dear Jane Blocks in there???

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    And I thought that only I had a crowded room. My kids are trying to "guilt me " into getting rid of some of my stuff and can't understand why I need all this fabric . lol

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    Mine is a very organized mess! I am going to print off a pic or two and post in my sewing room. Then when someone says you got more material than you will ever use in a lifetime, I can say, "no, I am behind the others, I got to get busy and buy more material
    Last edited by deedum; 11-24-2011 at 02:03 PM.

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    I wish i had the stash you all had!!!. i put mine on boards. all right, soon, i'll show you. but i am in the basement, and it is not 'completely' finished. and not neat. i have boxes of nurses uniform supple scraps. and the carpet is all scraps. different here, and there. i'm cheap. guess, it wouldn't cost that much to have the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caro View Post
    I see Dear Jane Blocks in there???
    In mine or jaciqltznok 's room ? Sorry I have no idea of the names of most blocks. I just make what I like.

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    Lordy--Lordy!!!! Heaven help us all. I would never get anything doen if I had that much fabric. Glad you can sew there and know where every thing is. I guess I am not normal.

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    I loved seeing the pics of your stashes. Mine is not quite that stacked but I have decided I really need to try and use some of it up before I buy too much more. I am not getting any younger and it is sort of a challenge...I keep telling myself! :-) But then when I start somehing, I never have just what I need to finish it. I am sure you all know what I mean.
    She who dies with the most fabric, didn't sew fast enough!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SandyinZ4 View Post
    I never have just what I need to finish it. I am sure you all know what I mean.
    Exactly my problem...Never have just the right pattern or color to finish a project.
    But one of these days I will!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eliebelle View Post
    Mine isn't quite there yet - I showed your pics to my husband and told him to stop complaining about how much fabric I have. I was laughing hysterically because of how close to you I'm getting!!!
    My husband makes NO Comment at all, My father told him to NEVER say anything about it! roflmao

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    OMG........I would find it very hard to work in an area like that. I do have my sewing room somewhat organized, but every bit of my time spent organizing.... is lost sewing and quilting time. My room is in an area of my home that has to be walked through to get somewhere else, so at least need a pathway! To each his own, it's our space, enjoy it in whatever way you can!
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    Mine is the dining room table--Mom fights with me because of the mess. I live in a modular home--dinky rooms. Have stuff stored so cannot set up much space to craft and sew--I drool at those with studios!
    Ronda aka Sassy

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    Oh me oh my....I would not be able to find anything. But sure would have a blast for hours upon hours of looking at all of your fabric stash!!! I really enjoyed reading all of the comments on your post. Continue to enjoy your room and create tons of fabulous quilts.
    Brenda

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    I love it, could be very, very comfortable in your room!

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    I don't know how you ladies find anything in those rooms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deedum View Post
    Mine is a very organized mess! I am going to print off a pic or two and post in my sewing room. Then when someone says you got more material than you will ever use in a lifetime, I can say, "no, I am behind the others, I got to get busy and buy more material
    Love it, love it.......what an excellent idea! Would you mind my copying; or is that an illegal idea?

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    Organized Chaos

    OK so now I don't feel so much like the Lone Ranger. I've got things in containers, in piles, etc, and I consider it in order. What disturbs me is the more containers and piles along the floor taking up space. This space definitely reminds me of my space. Except -- you have a lot more fabric than I do (of course, If I took all of the fabric that I have in other places of the house, we may have a good match.) Thanks for posting.
    One step at a time, always forward.

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    I feel better

    My sewing area is in my bedroom now that my youngest has moved back home. I was feeling so messy until I saw what others have. LOL..feel much better now.

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    Looks like a great time to me!

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    My organized chaos!

    Oh, I got one of those too...just keep it behind a couple of big sliding doors so I don't have to look at it all the time! Or maybe I should say...so no one else can see it all the time! LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by Canada Kate View Post
    I think it's awesome that those of you who posted pictures *have* a sewing room. Who cares what's in it? As long as you can work, that's all that matters. I am neat freak too, and when my sewing room is built, it will be neat-ish. As far as I am concerned, the sewing room is like the bedroom of a teenager: if you don't want to look at it, close the door.
    I agree with Canada Kate, if looking at it starts to bother someone, just close the door. When my brother came for Thanksgiving I just told them that if they opened that door they were doing it at their own risk. There was something really bad in there that might hurt them. And my pink flamingo is a teddy bear named Murfy that I have had since I was six.

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