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    Okay, I guess I needed more than luck. It is hotter than you know where in there so I'm going to have to tackle it another day.....oh well, best made plans and all of that....

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    It's not fun working when it is super hot. Hopefully you will get some cool days to continue your task.
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    Today, Labor Day, as like the last three days, I've been taking control of my scraps. Down to a very small amount in a laundry basket that needs cutting and sorting. Whew. I think I need to tell my terrific friends that they can hold off with the donations for awhile. Will have tons for the Guild Free Table as well.
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    Assuming we don't lose power over the next few days due to Florence, I will be organizing my art quilts, show quilts, and wall quilts using pool noodles and making muslin covers for them. Several quilts are ones that were sent out to shows over the years and then took up residence in plastic storage containers, but I don't like leaving them folded and was in the process of switching all of them over to pool noodles and muslin covers when I got sidetracked last year while working on a series of collaborative pieces. I have got to get these under control before they get damaged... so that's what my next several days will focus on.

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    Rob, good luck with the weather. I like your pool noodle tip. Not organizing here. A family member had surgery this week and I'm the house nurse.

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    Thanks, Lots. Storm track changed considerably yesterday so it looks like we are not going to get much more than some heavy downpours and some wind gusts in the 35mph range. Could cause some trees to come down because our soil is so saturated after unusually rainy spring and summer, but less liklihood of flash flooding and serios wind damage than would have been the case with the previosly forecast track. NC and SC are really having a rough time with this one.

    I hope your family member has a speedy recovery and your nursing duties go smoothly.

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    All of your organizing tips sound great, I just need to put them to use ha ha. Right now I am cutting up some scraps trying to utilize ever scrap of fabric for our small guild to use.

    If any of you have any extra fabric from your organization and purging, please keep our small quilt club I mind, I must tell you up front we don't even have any funds to pay for shipping. As I have stated before on this board, we are all elderly and on very limited incomes, but we try to make quilts for people who lose their homes and possessions to fire as well as quilts for the children's hospital, so it is a challenge for sure, and nothing goes to waste
    if we can help it. We are all too old to hold fundraisers any longer, the last quilt show we had, if it hadn't been for a member's daughter who lives out of town, we would have never made it and that has been probably six or more years ago. so you can imagine our ages, but we still keep trying.


    So if anyone has any spare quilting material, or quilting supplies please keep us in mind for any donations, and if you will send me a private message I will get back to you with address for shipping and thank you so very very much.


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    Silly Susan, please see my post about needing fabric, etc.

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    Still busy making storage bags for my quilts using muslin and pool noodles. This is working out great. I made a muslin cover for each pool noodle that is about 4 inches longer than the pool noodle itself. Once I insert the noodle, I stitch the cover closed turning the excess into a tag where I can write the name of the quilt, its size and the year it was completed. Then I roll the quilt around it and using muslin make a storage bag that slips over the whole thing, but is short enough for the "tag" to hang outside when I tie it shut. So far I've made 9 of them and it's really nice to only have one quilt per noodle. In the past I've layered more than one quilt onto the noodles, but it was a pain trying to figure out which quilts were where.

    I'm also in the process of destashing art instruction books and have had good luck selling some on eBay. Ones that don't sell will be donated to the local thrift store. So far I've managed to free up one shelf in my art studio--Yay!

    Still trying to make sure I find one thing every day that can be either thrown away, donated or sold... it's getting harder since I've done all the easy ones

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    Last week I decided to start cutting up scraps. I am making progress...I have all the greens, browns, grays, purples, blues, and blacks from shoe box sized and bigger bins starched, pressed and cut as well as 2 baskets of miscellany which measure 12 x 16 x 8"! The larger pieces (short FQ's and FQ's) and certain wof strips I have not cut up. They are perfect for bindings on some smaller quilts. Strings are going to my quilt guild Sit N Sew as some members are going to do a string star quilt with 4.5" squares. Then I moved onto 2 large containers of pastels and golds. Almost done with pressing the golds. Once I have them pressed and trimmed I am going to quit for a while...my hand and shoulder are getting sore, and I need to get some sewing done. I'm anxious to get started on a couple of scrap quilts I have in mind with these new cuttingsl The biggest cut is 5 x 10 and 5 x 5 as I found a nice quilt to make with those sizes (have one already kitted up), then I cut as many strips as I could from the rest of the pieces and put them in their appropriate sized bin ala Bonnie Hunter. Getting those baskets emptied felt so good! Now get these pressed, cut and onto sewing!
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    Rob—sounds like quite the job to make the pool noodle covers , but I’m guessing it keeps them from getting creased in storage. Your tagging method sounds helpful.

    Oksew—- bravo! That’s a lot of cutting and organizing . Yes it feels great, huh? Not the shoulder and wrist, but the accomplishment !
    Last edited by zozee; 09-24-2018 at 01:37 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zozee View Post
    Rob—sounds like quite the job to make the pool noodle covers , but I’m guessing it keeps them from getting creased in storage. Your tagging method sounds helpful.

    Oksew—- bravo! That’s a lot of cutting and organizing . Yes it feels great, huh? Not the shoulder and wrist, but the accomplishment !
    Zozee, it goes pretty quickly since I use the noodle to get a general length and width measurement on the muslin and rip it to size, then use the quilt wrapped noodle to do the same for the quilt bag. No fancy sewing since I don’t do a casing for the ties, just wrap them around the outside of the quilt bag.

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    Today I am going to tackle the corner of my studio where I have piled all the sorting trays, excess boxes and bins that I’ve kept just because they might be good for small parts, etc. and either find a space to put them or let them go.

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    I cleaned off the top of my ironing surface this past week...what a joy to have it when I repaired Farmer OK's jeans and now can use it for quilting. Off to the sewing room and a basket quilt I am making mostly from scraps.
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    hey I am so glad I scrolled down further, so glad you got another link up!! ok all of you have great ideas, I really need to write on MY list!! from one of the lists get off facebook! you are soooo right, nothing much good on there now. but places like this, all free sewing, allfreecrochet and those other links yeah! anyway heres my list for the month, and bty reason why so messy here , I have had 1. broken wrist in may 2 got asthama allergies issues, so been quite under the weather for about 5 months, haven't felt like doing anything. But today I am up and raring to go.
    1. sewing room is a disaster, pace myself, one corner at a time, organize and arrange sewing table the little drawer under the sewing table
    2 the fabric on the shelves, regroup reorganize, in so much disorder
    3 I have the thread holders, rearrange & reorganize them and the shelves below
    4 the books & patterns, reorganize & regroup. some I haven't used in many years, should I throw away or give away? I think I already know the answer but tell me anyway.
    5 the plastic bags I am accumulating to make the homeless bag mats find a place for them, they are in the middle of the floor right now.
    6the excess, sort them what needs to be thrown away, close the eyes and do so.
    this isn't for the sewing but is in sewing room, genealogy stuff reorganize, put them in file cabinets alphabetically and get to them later. that


    thats a weeks worth of work!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by themachinelady View Post
    Silly Susan, please see my post about needing fabric, etc.

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    Yes, I will send you some. Do you need small pieces? What about a bundle of 8" squares? Send your address and I'll get them ready for y'all. We little old ladies have to stick together!

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    people I rechecked all of this link here, you all do have fantastic ideas.one was those tubs, I have some laying around, so laying them on their side is better? I will give that a try. I do have some of those old milk crates I have used too. I just have to regroup, reorganize. I have been so long out of the loop, I just want to get back in & go for it! thanks for the ideas ladies!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by themachinelady View Post
    All of your organizing tips sound great, I just need to put them to use ha ha. Right now I am cutting up some scraps trying to utilize ever scrap of fabric for our small guild to use.

    If any of you have any extra fabric from your organization and purging, please keep our small quilt club I mind, I must tell you up front we don't even have any funds to pay for shipping. As I have stated before on this board, we are all elderly and on very limited incomes, but we try to make quilts for people who lose their homes and possessions to fire as well as quilts for the children's hospital, so it is a challenge for sure, and nothing goes to waste
    if we can help it. We are all too old to hold fundraisers any longer, the last quilt show we had, if it hadn't been for a member's daughter who lives out of town, we would have never made it and that has been probably six or more years ago. so you can imagine our ages, but we still keep trying.


    So if anyone has any spare quilting material, or quilting supplies please keep us in mind for any donations, and if you will send me a private message I will get back to you with address for shipping and thank you so very very much.


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    OK, machine lady, I emailed, I think, but I don't know if you received it. I said "yes" about the scraps, but I haven't heard from you. In the meantime, someone else contacted me and I thought it was you. Please contact me again with a PM so I can get this straightened out. ... Thanks!

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    well I started today, I got a lot accomplished. still have a way to go though
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    Psychomomquilter: Welcome to this thread. I really like my tubs on the side because I can keep them covered so it doesn't look so messy. The covers are just leaning against the tubs. I really need to put a sticky note on each cover so I know what colors are in which container.
    Last edited by retiredteacher09; 10-05-2018 at 05:15 PM.
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    people I am so tired from doing that yesterday! guess I am more weaker than I thought! the sewing room is coming into shape anyway! and I do have one tub started, looks good, yes I did put a sticker on mine. "christmas pieces, anyway to start. and thank you for the welcomes
    we don't meet people by accident.Everyone is meant to cross our path for a reason.

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    pmomquilter...I have had mine sorted like you are doing for quite some time--especially the small pieces. I am now in a cutting mood. I'm working on a Burgoyne surrounded quilt along that's here on the QB. It was so nice to go to my "red" bin and start cutting fabric for the quilt. Once you have it organized you will enjoy it. The biggest thing is it is an ongoing process as you use and add fabric. Some times I have too many projects going on...imagine that. Keep up the good work!
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    I think I'll do a before and after photo today, spur me on, no cheating and having a little lie down
    Anyone want to do the same?
    The walls and shelving won't change but the flat survaces need some real attention before Bonnie Hunters mystery starts.
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    You can do this! One flat surface area at a time. Take a picture every 15 minutes. I do that when I really need motivation to stay on task. Move fast. Don't overthink. When you find yourself just moving stuff without a place, take a break. It'll happen. Just 15 minutes at a time to victory!

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    zozee, yes 15 minutes at a time!I have accomplished a lot these past few days! today(Sunday) I do feel it, still recuperating, so I guess today is R&R, take it easy day!!
    we don't meet people by accident.Everyone is meant to cross our path for a reason.

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