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Jordan 06-06-2020 03:07 PM

Craftiladi-Great idea on your project boxes. It is so great to get organized and know what we have in our stash isn't it?!

Julienm1 06-06-2020 04:17 PM

Well, i spent 4 hours today going from my sewing room to the fabric room fondling, trimming, sorting (kinda) fabric scraps. Decided which yardage that was hiding will come with us and able to combine fabric into totes.(have 16 plastic totes people use to store holiday decorations full of fabric) We thought we were moving 4 months ago and packed up 75% of all the quilting supplies. Job transfer fell through but another opportunity on the horizon,

Another week of going through fabric and I'll be able to start a scrappy quilt, Think I'll start with crib size quilt. ,Friend will be a great grandmother for the first time in Nov so I be able to get one done for her in time.

I look at some of this fabric and wonder what was I thinking? Ever happen to you? https://cdn.quiltingboard.com/images/smilies/tongue.png

oksewglad 06-06-2020 06:17 PM

Originally Posted by Julienm1 (Post 8391140)
I look at some of this fabric and wonder what was I thinking? Ever happen to you? https://cdn.quiltingboard.com/images/smilies/tongue.png

Yes, Yes Yes! and when I try to downsize...I find some reason or plan to keep what I have!

Julienm1 06-07-2020 01:18 PM

Sorted more fabric today but have to take a couple days off from this project. I have really dry skin and handling all this fabric is really making my skin peal and hurt. So tomorrow play on the computer and maybe go out and try to find a salon that is finally opened. I really need a cut, not a trim a !! lol

Teen 06-11-2020 01:29 PM

When I moved into our new home, I anticipated not using some of the stuff I packed since my decor was going to be different I had a large box of picture/art frames...some filled and some empty...I have been slowly repurposing some of them and finally decided that I have used all the ones I was going to use. I put the balance on Craigslist and sold them. Lol.. So, that big box is gone.

And, how come you'all didn't warn me that a dedicated walk-in sewing closet will look like a bomb went off in 6 mos? Lol... Man, I am so spoiled having that closet...I should be more respectful...so, I reorganized it and it's neat and tidy again. Lol.. I'll do better hence forth.

Watson 06-11-2020 02:14 PM

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I (once again) went through all my fabrics and re-organized.
2 years ago I put it all on comic book cardboards, but it always looked really messy.
This time I organised any pieces big enough that I thought I could use it in a scrap quilt into transparent boxes from the dollar store by colour.
Any pieces not big enough or weird shapes, I cut into strings and tiny bits I kept for collages.
WOF pieces that would go 2 1/2" I cut into strips and I have a hanging closet boot holder that I keep all my jelly roll strips in by colour.
Backings and larger pieces go in another hanging closet carrier thingy.
UFO's and in progress quilts in larger totes also from the dollar store.
All my odds and ends and tools I organized on my shelves by my sewing machine in boxes from guess where.
I found a bunch of things I'd forgotten about and gave a few friends back things I had borrowed. https://cdn.quiltingboard.com/images...es/biggrin.png
Let's see if I can keep this organized.

The first pic is all my bits of fabric for collage, the next is cupboard with my tools, then my scraps, then my drawers with strings and orphan blocks, then strips and backings hanging in the the closet.


retiredteacher09 06-11-2020 04:55 PM

I enjoy reading about everyone’s organizing projects.

Watson, your backing system gave me an idea although, at this point, it is not sewing related. Lol! My younger son left a hanging shelf like the backing one when he moved 6-7 years ago. I have moved it and used it for different purposes but it’s just taking up space in his former room. So now to decide which closet to put it in and for what purpose I will use it.

oksewglad 06-11-2020 06:53 PM

LOL, Teen...and now you are truly hooked...a messy closet to show for it!

Thanks for sharing your pictures, Watson...so fun to see.

My freezer is only about half full so I checked it tonight and inventoried what's in it...nice surprise to still find some frozen corn. #2 GS will be delighted when he comes next weekend as he loves it! The "horde" starts arriving Saturday for a week. 5 for a week and an additional 5 for a graduation party next weekend. The other 7 will be in and out through out the week too. Lots of food needed! Will be missing the 4 little ones and their folks from out East...bummer.

craftiladi 06-12-2020 04:31 AM

Sewing Puzzles
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I love anything to do with sewing especially if I can use it for decor. Started collecting sewing related puzzles a couple of years ago-added 2 more recently, reorganized a few items on the wall yesterday after adding the 2 recent puzzles.

Julienm1 06-12-2020 04:51 AM

After organizing fabric I found lots of small pieces so of course cut them down to usable sizes. Yesterday sewed together lots of 2.5" ish squares into pairs. Sewed pairs into quads, trimmed, so now have at least 25 "scrappy quads". Plan is to border with skinny strips and make a baby quilt or two.

DH comes in and says, "Cut the fabric, sew the fabric, cut the fabric". I said, " Yep just like building a house. Cut the tree, trim down once, twice, maybe three times". He leaves the sewing room...lol https://cdn.quiltingboard.com/images...es/biggrin.png

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