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Thread: Sewing Room Tidy List for Jan/Feb

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    Quote Originally Posted by Notwendy View Post
    I'm going to try the before/after photos too. That way I can remind myself of what it could & should look like when it starts to get out of hand again. That, and reminding me it wasn't an impossible task the first time so I shouldn't keep putting it off the second (third/fourth/fifth/eleventh) time. : )
    I'm glad I inspired you. There's something redemptive about being vulnerable, so I won't fear showing more of my messes. Ha.

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    Susie--try this (since I know you're helping your mom rehab and there's not time for much else). Take a picture of your cutting table. Then get a box or sturdy plastic tote and clear off everything on your cutting table into it. Then take another picture of your cutting table. Voila! Instant progress! LOL. But seriously, after you clear stuff off into that sturdy box, take the box where you can sit near your mom and sort through it. Do what you can in increments--trash, donate, keep.

    Quote Originally Posted by SusieQOH View Post
    Zozee- My cutting area looks about 10 times worse that your "before" picture!
    Good job! It's looking wonderful.
    I'm so bad about putting stuff away and it doesn't serve me at all because I waste so much time looking for things.

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    the best way to organize is to use up as much of the fabric you can, put things away when done.

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Size:  138.3 KBIt's a bit hard to see the thread rack in this "before" photo. While it wasn't a mess, it wasn't functioning well for me. Half of the spools were either polyester, mixed, or for hand quilting.
    None of those do I use often enough to keep close to my machine.

    So I re-organized it. I put the seldom-used kinds of thread in a small drawer in the closet.

    Then I arranged the machine quilting spools in a ROYGBIV-ly way (Red-Orange-Yellow-Green-Blue-Indigo-Violet/rainbow order). Colors on the left, neutrals on the right, partially wound bobbins in the middle.

    I use neutral thread the most often, so it's closest to my machine. (The dark frame is simply an empty frame I found at the thrift store awhile back and like how it makes the colors pop.)


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    what an improvement! It's functional and a work of art! Good job!

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