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What are we organizing today 2019

Old 07-10-2019, 01:55 PM
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I have been reading this thread since the beginning and finally got inspired (thank you everyone for posting) to make my room actually work better for me.

1: I ordered 2 new bookcases so I have room for my books, etc., sadly I have to wait 6-8 weeks before I can pick them up.

2: Decided to sell my Janome 6500, my small Brother, and my Brother Embroidery machine. I sold the Janome, yay and hopefully the others will sell soon. The gal who bought my Janome also purchased all my longarm paper pantographs too, so that really cleared out some space and one less thing to advertise.

3: I converted my Koala Cabinet to a full time cutting station, purchased enough cutting mats to cover just about every inch of the top. Moved my sewing machine to a older sewing cabinet (barely fits but it’s working fine) and use that for piecing blocks. But it is flush against a wall so doesn’t work well when the time comes to join all the rows, borders etc...

4: Ordered another table for my other machine so I can set up and use that station for piecing the tops together. I can put a table behind it to deal with all the fabric when joining rows and borders etc... .

5: My next goal is to go through all 3 cupboards and massive dresser and begin to pull stuff I know I will never use and list them on Etsy. I have far too many charm packs, jelly rolls, fat quarter bundles etc.. . My tastes have changed a lot since I started quilting and I’m more of a modern quilter. I suffer from analysis paralysis, and I’m overwhelmed by too many fabrics, too many patterns and it makes me spend too much time trying to figure out what I want work on next. I would rather be quilting!
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Old 07-11-2019, 01:38 PM
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You’ve gotten a lot done, Lisa- congratulations!

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Old 07-13-2019, 04:27 AM
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I am impressed with the energy all of you have. You’re getting a lot done!
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Old 07-13-2019, 11:40 AM
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Lots of cutting going on for binding and the lurking scraps that happened when a friend and i did some paper piecing (AGH!) Organizing the cut sizes and going through bottom shelf full of books. Sort of a mix of organize and purge day. Hot here in VA!
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Old 07-13-2019, 04:06 PM
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Congrats everyone, on getting so much done!

I've been trying to purge some of my scraps by actually using them up! Today I donated several scrap quilts to the charities my quilting group supports. I had a big kitty litter bucket (empty, of course) where I stored scraps after cutting for a quilt. That bucket had gotten so full that the top wouldn't snap on anymore. So the last two days I began to deal with it. Dumped it all out on the dining room table where I sew... I weeded out all the skinnier strips and made probably 50 little log cabin blocks with them, that finished at about 5" square. Then I went through the rest of the massive pile and separated out all the strips of all sizes. All the rest I cut into mostly 2.5" squares, the size I use the most. Some bigger pieces became 3.5", 4", and 5" squares, and got stored in the stacking drawers for those size squares. The rest that were good crumb size, but not big enough to make a 2.5" square, I bagged up to give away to a friend who likes to work with crumbs. Yay! The kitty litter bucket is back under control again.
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Old 07-14-2019, 05:49 AM
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Feels good doesn't it, SBG? I need to do this again, but I don't always get blocks made the same day.
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Old 07-14-2019, 08:21 AM
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Way to go, biz! Thatís a ton of progress. Arenít those lil log cabins cute? Time consuming but darling.
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Old 07-14-2019, 01:50 PM
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They sure are! Now what will I do with them?
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Old 07-14-2019, 02:01 PM
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This week end I decided to try a new method of making the children's medical face masks I make for charity. I'm cutting out lots & lots of the 4 different sizes & then when I'm ready to make them all I have to do is start sewing. I'm storing the cut out pieces in a clear plastic box with dividers between the different sizes so it's easy to grab a size I want to sew & just go. Cutting them out is the most time consuming part of the process so I think this will help me.
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This week end I decided to try a new method of making the children's medical face masks I make for charity. I'm cutting out lots & lots of the 4 different sizes & then when I'm ready to make them all I have to do is start sewing. I'm storing the cut out pieces in a clear plastic box with dividers between the different sizes so it's easy to grab a size I want to sew & just go. Cutting them out is the most time consuming part of the process so I think this will help me.
Where did you get a pattern? I will ask the hospitals around here to see if they would like some and then make them.
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