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What are we organizing today 2019

Old 02-08-2019, 08:59 PM
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I got sidelined last year organizing my stash -- first PT told me the fabric bins are too heavy and caused my neck and back issues. Then I had an allergy season that was pure misery. I have been buying bins (from Amazon and The Container store) that are half the size of the ones I got from Costco and am moving my fabric into them. My kids told me I needed to put my ornaments in smaller boxes since I could not carry the big boxes (too long) so I used some of the bins I emptied of fabric, ditched the ornament dividers and got three big boxes into 3 smaller boxes which were also lighter. Now I have to work on continuing to move the fabric out of the big boxes - DS is doing some remodeling and they will take any of the larger boxes I empty and DSIL works with a lady who makes animal beds and preemie quilts so I will route any unwanted fabric to her.
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Old 02-09-2019, 04:24 AM
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Irishgal- that’s quite an accomplishment! Congratulations!

QuiltnLady1- sounds like you are making good progress pn your reorganization!

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Old 02-09-2019, 04:41 AM
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Irishgal, it sounds like a monumental task...I did a similar thing to all of my boxes when I moved from California to Maine. My stuff remained in storage for over a year but if I needed something out of a box, I could easily look it up on my computer and know which box number it was in. Luckily, I have a modest stash of fabric. Kudos on your fabric organization.

Rob, it sounds like you need a few more hours in your day. You never cease to amaze me with all that you do. I hope you have been recovering well from your gallbladder surgery. Your post reminds me that I have a bunch of old recipe magazines that I need to go through or pitch.

After following Sherri McConnel’s blog posts “Quilt Your Stash 2019” I have designated Friday afternoons for tidying up my sewing room and putting things away...I also give the floor a good cleaning and empty trash.
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Old 02-09-2019, 06:31 PM
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Oh, I'm so sorry. I did not catalog my fabric stash. My quilting fabric stash is in a big box, but it is not organized. What I did was to label and organize all my other crafting and sewing supplies. I had batting, batting scraps, fiberfil, rotary cutters, rulers, buttons, zippers, thread, embroidery machine accessories, yarn (all kinds of yarn), knitting needles, crochet hooks, pom pom makers, embroidery floss (lots of floss), embroidery hoops, cross stitch supplies, jewelry findings, teddy bear making supplies, paint, and beads. I just had a lot of stuff in a lot of places and now all the like items are together and labeled.
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Old 02-09-2019, 08:45 PM
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Irishgal: That is a great accomplishment!
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Old 02-10-2019, 11:28 AM
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jmoore- yes, I need more hours in each day, at least 24 more LOL. Actually, I just need to learn to say no and that I don't have to try and grab every artistic opportunity that comes my way--- or at least to plan a little better so that I already have things ready to go when an opportunity does present itself.


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Old 02-10-2019, 02:24 PM
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I’ve a busy weekend organizing my fabric. I spent yesterday finding & ruler folding fabric yardage. I put denim & similar fabrics for tote bags in one large basket. Three other baskets are holding quilt fabric, arranged by color families. They look neat & now I hate to disturb them! Today was scrap day. I went through smaller cuts, pieces left from quilts, & pieces I’ve cut into. I cut these into the largest squares l, blocks, & strips I could. Anything between 3/4” & 2” went into the Strings pile. I’ve put them into clear plastic shoeboxes by color, & they’re ready to use! Both days passed quickly & my feet hurt from standing so much, but I’ve had fun doing it.
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Old 02-12-2019, 05:40 PM
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Good job, Conchalea!

I was spinning my feet earlier today. I couldn’t get motivated to make the BOW so I decided to start sewing some scraps from my ‘less than 2” wide’ drawer. I started with 2-3” lengths I had bagged and just sewed pairs together either side by side or end to end. Then I sewed a few of the pairs into 4’s. Now I need to iron them.

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Wow, all that snow! This is the time of year that I am really grateful to be living in the South. Brrrrrrrr.....

Well, I cleaned house today so I feel very virtuous. No sewing time today but I did straighten up my sewing area and got it ready to be used.

Everybody in the snow and ice, stay warm and safe.
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I cleaned my living room! Pulled out the couch cushions and vacuumed...so glad I do not have carpet...I don't know how many times I cleaned up the floor...lots of little crumbles all over. And then the Grands started trickling in..no school..lots of snow on their boots and pant legs that puddles in the mudroom. After they left I pulled up the rugs from the floor there and threw them in the wash...tomorrow's another day at home.

Connie love your mindless sewing. I, too, do that when I want to sew and just not think! Almost done with the homespun quilt tops...maybe tonight.
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