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Thread: This took two days??

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    Super Member peaceandjoy's Avatar
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    This took two days??

    The majority of my stash has been in under bed storage tubs - but not under a bed. There were 5 of them, stacked one on top of another, in a closet. They were preferable to deep storage tubs - at least fabrics were only one layer deep!

    I decided to to move it all into a cube style storage unit from Target, which fits in the closet where the bins were. It took me two days of unfolding, smoothing or ironing (only when necessary - it's almost 90 here!) and refolding to fit the cubes. When I look at the picture, that seems like a ridiculous amount of time.

    Next is to refold and organize fat quarters, then cut scraps into squares and strips. I only need another two days!
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    Well yes ... And you got it done relatively fast compared to me! My sewing organizing into a closet took three months! Well, I was changing rooms and washed all my fabric and pressed it. And had no idea how I would organize it until I began the project and understood the space I had to deal with. Mine was during the winter though. I am sure that was much more pleasant than enduring that heat. Bless your heart.

    I will say this, your quilting experience will change considerably now that you can see what you have and pull from your stash with ease. It is also much easier to put back where it belongs, so clean up is easier too. You did yours like I did by color. I love it.

    I bought the fabric drawers that fit into the cubicles for my small rulers and templates, smaller stash pieces and projects. It really is nice to pull out a drawer and see what I have. No more searching and searching knowing it is there and can't find. You will love your new quilting life, believe me!

    Enjoy your new storage, you certainly earned it with all your hard determined work.
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    By the way here's mine just in case you are wondering about those fabric drawers.

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...ar-t61710.html
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    "Take your needle, my child, and work at your pattern ... It will come out a rose by and by. Life is like that ...one stitch at a time, taken patiently."
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    I think that you did that in ONLY two days is impressive! Very nicely organized.

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    But isn't it great being able to see what you have?

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    great looking stash.you will be happy when it is done and organized.
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    It looks wonderful

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    It was worth your time! It looks great. You are an inspiration.
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    Looks great! I was surprised how long it takes to organize and fold my stash, too. Mine all fits in a 4 drawer dresser, and took me 3 days. Sure is nice to find what I want, though!

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    Very impressed.

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    Excellent looking stash. I am impressed that you stuck with the task for two whole days. Isn't it a great feeling of accomplishment? I would so enjoy just looking at the finished stacks of folded fabrics, sitting in a rocking chair and patting myself on the back for a job well done! Please!! Be extremely proud of yourself.
    Kathy Bonafede in Colorado

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    Very nice!
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    Looks wonderful!!!!!

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    Love the way you have the colors together. Great organization.
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    Happy Days!!! I am retired and have fabric and a sewing machine...what could be better than that?

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    WOW I Love it.

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    Looks great! I'm impressed it only took two days.

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    You did a great job! Congratulations. It is time well spent, and every time you need to find a fabric, you will realize that again, I predict.

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    Your organization is great! In two days? Here's to many more happy hours sewing in your lovely room!
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    I bet you feel wonderful!

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    It looks wonderful and is an enviable stash indeed!

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    Looks good...Great job...

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    I'm jealous.....it looks so neat and so great to be able to see what you have. love it!!!!

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    So what if it took two days? You work at your own pace, and it should be a joyful task. Now you can find what you want, and it looks great.

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    Looks great! Gives me inspiration to work on mine. Thanks!!
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    When I moved my sewing room a few months ago, it took me nearly four days just to redo my fat quarters. And over a week to do all my yardage. The move was three months from start to finish going from a partly finished room in the basement to a nice cozy upstairs bedroom. I didn't think to take any before photos, but here is the finished Wall of Fabrics:

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    It was worth all the time spent because now I can SEE it all. It will be great to know what fabric you own and have it all right there and ready to go. Enjoy!
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