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Thread: Who broke into my sewing room and made a mess?

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    Who broke into my sewing room and made a mess?

    Today is clean up the sewing room... sorting, folding, tossing, vacuuming, well you get it! Here is the before:
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    Sorting fat quarters and fat quarter size 'scraps':
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    Phase 1 down and done! Feels so good:
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    Hope you get inspired to clean YOUR sewing space!

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    I feel the nudge! I have a table with stacks of fabric to be put away. If I don't hurry up those stacks will fall over. I really don't mind doing it; however, right now I have a deadline to do items for a boutique craft show the second week-end in November. Then...

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    thanks for the nudge... i need to see the top of my cutting table so i can stop using the dining table..
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    I'm doing the same thing right now. That person made it to Ohio after they left your house haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by SusieQOH View Post
    I'm doing the same thing right now. That person made it to Ohio after they left your house haha
    And then they headed up to my house. I went to a retreat this past weekend, and it looks like they were here right after I packed my stuff to go. Hmpf!

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    ​I tidy after each project and clean before company comes.

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    That person must be capable of being in two places at once because they did the same thing to my sewing room too!

    Looks like you’re making good progress on reclaiming yours.

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    It seems that fall clean-up is in the air. Your baskets are looking good!
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    Not so fast with the cleaning yet! I'm in a marathon with 2 baby quilts, a baby book, and a pillow for friend's first grandson. There is fabric, batting and stabilizers all over. Plus there is still a quilt that needs a label and binding to finish. It is for my future son-in-law. Wedding in 3 weeks!

    There is no time to clean right now. LOL!

    Generally, the room is straightened at end of each day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    ​I tidy after each project and clean before company comes.
    Oh Tartan! I want to be like you when I grow up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhonda K View Post
    Not so fast with the cleaning yet! I'm in a marathon with 2 baby quilts, a baby book, and a pillow for friend's first grandson. There is fabric, batting and stabilizers all over. Plus there is still a quilt that needs a label and binding to finish. It is for my future son-in-law. Wedding in 3 weeks!

    There is no time to clean right now. LOL!

    Generally, the room is straightened at end of each day.
    We're not allowing any excuses hahahaha

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    I think it was the same tornado that hit my room! I had it pretty clean, then got several orders for vintage sheet FQ's. Had to dig to get the right ones and now need to put it all away.

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    Opened an upstairs closet to put something away and discovered two large tubs of quilting fabric I had totally forgotten about. Oh boy. Mostly large pieces for backs.

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    Yesterday, I just finished putting my stash on those comic boards. It took a while, but I like the results. Now to work on the rest of my room.
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    Quote Originally Posted by D.Henson View Post
    Yesterday, I just finished putting my stash on those comic boards. It took a while, but I like the results. Now to work on the rest of my room.
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    This looks really good. I will bet it feels good too:-)
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    WOW -- D.Hensen your stash looks great. I love the way it gives you access to your fabric. I had a bunch of my fabrics on comic book boards and discovered the way my dad built the shelves (over 50 years ago and they are one of the only things I have that he made) I can't get the boards and stand them up so I have been ruler folding them again.
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    You’ve done a fabulous job! We recently moved with no attic to store crates of fabric in the new house. It felt surprisingly wonderful to purge tons of fabric that I no longer have to store, and now will be actually used. I still have a stash, but I will actually use the fabric now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by quilterpurpledog View Post
    I feel the nudge! I have a table with stacks of fabric to be put away. If I don't hurry up those stacks will fall over. I really don't mind doing it; however, right now I have a deadline to do items for a boutique craft show the second week-end in November. Then...
    can you fit in ten minutes a day, put something away.

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    Nice! That must be satisfactory. What a great space!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SusieQOH View Post
    I'm doing the same thing right now. That person made it to Ohio after they left your house haha
    That person must have quickly made it into my place in Maryland too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnLady1 View Post
    WOW -- D.Hensen your stash looks great. I love the way it gives you access to your fabric. I had a bunch of my fabrics on comic book boards and discovered the way my dad built the shelves (over 50 years ago and they are one of the only things I have that he made) I can't get the boards and stand them up so I have been ruler folding them again.
    you can cut the comic boards to the right size so they will fit. That’s what I do with mine so they fit in my drawer units. I just measure what length will fit, cut them to size and then fold my fabric around them. That way I can stand them on their sides in my drawer units with the the fold facing up so I can see everything in the drawer at a glance. I save the cut off pieces to use for organizing scraps that I don’t want to cut up and also embellishments like ribbons, yarns etc. so they don’t ge tangled up.

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    Well now that person left Maryland and is in Texas! LOL Sure does get around!

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    Like Santa!!! Maybe he borrowed his map hahahaha

    D Henson- I love your arrangement!

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    D.Hensen and rryder, how much fabric are you putting on your boards. I have the boards but do not know what length of fabric to put on them.
    I have been sorting my fabrics and have donated a lot to a church quilt group. The make and send things to US states and others abroad.

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    It doesn't take long to make a mess of my sewing room-Grandson made a pillowcase last week and extra fabric is still sitting out. Granddaughter came over today and used the machine all day - I cut circles out of jeans. My big machine is in the shop so I'm trying to get other projects done that don't require a machine. Which of course makes another mess! I can either have a clean room or work on projects!

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