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    Scraps were out of control

    I'll be moving to a space about half the size of what I have now. Moving fabric seems overwhelming. I started with the Scraps Dumping Ground aka the dining table. I've been storing it for my DGD so I started there. I inherited this beautiful dresser from my Dear Aunt and Best Friend. So the scraps were sorted by color and are now in order in the drawers. It will have to be in my living room at the new place. You can't see it behind the messy table top, but the entire space behind the table was piled with batting pieces to sew together. I think I can quilt 6-8 quilts with it LOL. That will find a new home in the storage closet.

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    I'm gathering the UFOs on the cutting table. I really need to attack those soon.
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    ​That is beautiful pice of furniture for your scrap pieces!

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    Great way to use your beautiful chest of drawers!

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    Scraps are multiplying faster than I can sew for me too! I need to organize! Congrats for conquering yours and using such a lovely chest of drawers!
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    Looks good--and bet it feels even better! You've been very productive. Keep at it. You can do this.

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    Well Done. I "attempt" scrap management at least once a month. That way I can sort for various groups and the Guild. My friends are very generous.
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    Great job, Nan....looks wonderful...gorgeous piece of furniture. Feels good, huh?
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    Such good organization skills at work! Yay! Love seeing the progress. That dresser is the bee’s knees. What is the pull out part at that is at the bottom of the top section? Looks interesting. Keep on organizing...you’re really on your way!
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    I'm laughing here as I see those scraps peeking out of the drawers like little rabbits waiting to multiply! Seriously though it's a beautiful piece of furniture.

    Have you thought of the big ziplock bags to store the batting in until you need to use it...it would help save space in your smaller area.
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    It takes a lot of effort to stay organized! or the get re-organized. Sometimes a move is a great motivator. I like your chest of drawers. We have one just like it that was purchased the first year we were married- 51 years ago. I still love our colonial maple furniture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coopah View Post
    ... What is the pull out part at that is at the bottom of the top section? Looks interesting. ...
    it's a pull out shelf to set things on while trying to find something in a drawer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oksewglad View Post
    ...Have you thought of the big ziplock bags to store the batting in until you need to use it...it would help save space in your smaller area.
    I am actually considering those vacuum storage bags... but maybe that is what you meant. I will wait to see if I run out of room in the large storage closet.
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    Beautiful chest of drawers!

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    Nan, what a wonderful way to start the new year...and what a wonderful treasure from your Aunt. It looks as though it was well cared for and now has a new purpose in life. I’m sure it feels great to have your scraps organized.
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    Oh you are so much better than I am with your scrap organizing! I wait until my scrap bag gets to full, then I sort through it, and donate whatever I know I won't use!

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    Always nice to know that someone else saves batting scraps to piece together. Nice dresser, too! Good luck with your move. I told DH when we moved where we are that "You can carry me out of this house!" but now, it's getting too much to take care of and reluctantly I listen when he makes noises about "something a little smaller"

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    that is enough scraps for two lifetimes. And so well organized. You can probably let everything else go and have a beautiful new sewing area in your new home. Best wishes on the move.

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    Great job. I love storing fabrics in a dresser. That's how I store most of my fabrics.
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    Oh Nan, I know how overwhelming it can be! I'm sure we all do.
    Good job and I love that dresser!

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    Love how you organized your scraps. I was thinking of getting plastic boxes to sort my scraps and then, after reading your post, realized I have an almost empty dresser that I could use. Thank you for the idea.

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    That was a huge project. Looks great!
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    Looks like those drawers are not nearly full! Mine are packed!
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    Quote Originally Posted by quilting cat View Post
    Looks like those drawers are not nearly full! Mine are packed!
    two of the drawers are so full, they are very difficult to close... it's kinda like sitting on a suitcase to close the latches LOL
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    Good job and beautiful dresser!

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    Great job with the scraps and I love the wood grain of the dresser!

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