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What are we organizing today 2019

Old 04-17-2019, 03:04 PM
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Thank you Teen excellent suggestion why did I not think of it lollll
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Old 04-18-2019, 08:57 AM
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I spent 4 hours in the sewing room after 2:00 am (then slept for 3 hours). Quiet time with lots accomplished, except I found 10 UFO's, 7 WIP's, 2 homemade kits...pattern and fabric ready to cut, and 2 PIP (plans in progress). And those are only in my sewing room! I have 2 WIP's upstairs! Whew...at least I know what I can do when I get bored with a certain project. These are all larger than lap size so will take some time to get through.
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Old 04-18-2019, 12:39 PM
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That sounds like time well spent oksewglad!

I have decided that I need more structured work toward de-cluttering and organizing, so I broke down and hired a professional to help. The first session will be for planning purposes and takes place June 7. Then if we like the plan they come up with we will start in earnest two weeks later with two 6 hour sessions in a row. I am anxiously counting down the weeks. Until then I'll keep trying to find something to toss, donate or sell each day, but it's slow going...Today I tossed a broken outdoor chair that I realize I've been holding onto for years even though it is rusted through and not repairable. I also re-webbed all 4 of the aluminum lawn chairs that needed it. Hopefully I can get another couple of seasons out of them since no one seems to sell ones in my size anymore- everything that I see is too deep in the seat and too wide between the arms and usually made of steel rather than aluminum...

Now I'm off to put some finishing touches on a UFO!

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Old 04-18-2019, 12:51 PM
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Rob....a professional organizer is great to break through some of the barriers of organizing. It can feel so overwhelming. Good for you! And, it sounds like fun. You are doing great and, once more creative space opens up for you, you'll be pumping out the projects... It's amazing what we hold on to....I couldn't believe the stuff we discovered when packing up the house and outer buildings. Good riddance! Lol..

I'm still trying to choose sewing studio furniture and organizer systems for new house. So many options. Yikes.
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Old 04-18-2019, 08:02 PM
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Teen, I’m so excited to hear and see photos of your new sewing studio once you have settled in. TY for sharing your photo baskets and the link. They will make great gift exchange items for guild swaps and holidays.
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Old 04-24-2019, 08:22 AM
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The few days that I thought it would take to tidy my sewing space has turned into weeks for all sorts of reasons but I persevere. Today as I listen to the audiobook "the life-changing magic of tidying up" by Marie Kondo, I have been cutting fabric scraps up to FQs. The 2" strips stack was 3" high, 2.5" strips 2" high and the tumbler size pieces came to around 80. The basket was overflowing when I started this process. Here are the cutting results from this morning. I have tomorrow's pieces ironed and ready to go. The "let go" pile is ongoing and the trimmings for pet beds is growing. Now to sew for a few hours and finish UFO borders on a scrappy.
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Old 04-24-2019, 09:24 AM
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AUQuilter-Good job getting those scraps cut- reminds me that I need to pay some attention to my scrap bucket!

Spent the morning getting the veggies in the raised beds out back and doing some light weeding. Maybe I'll work on my scrap basket this afternoon. I also want to re-organize the way I deal with batting scraps. Right now they're in several different places so I really can't see what I've got, which makes it tempting to just open a new package of batting every time I sandwich a quilt...

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Old 04-24-2019, 10:33 AM
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Doesn't it feel good to have those scraps neat and tidy, AUQ? You will enjoy having your precuts.

I got derailed again...I started working on some memory quilts for my neighbor (small ones). Then a message requesting a mini for a donation...trying to think what I should do. I'm thinking along the lines of an on point setting of 1 1/2" blocks...still thinking....
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Old 04-24-2019, 04:46 PM
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AUQuilter: Awesome job in cutting down your scraps!
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Old 04-26-2019, 05:32 AM
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I haven't been to QB for some time but I am enjoying reading about all your organizing efforts. I'm always trying to get more organized in my sewing area. Every quilt I make it seems like it's a mess all over again. That quilting busy mess plus the fact that I pull out a couple of tables twice a year to do shows and boom!! Where do I begin?

I do have a suggestion for your quilt batting scraps though. I have started cutting those scraps into 2 1/2" strips to make coffee mug mats or regular rugs. I figure why buy precut batting strips for those things when I can make them?
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