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    I have no idea what possessed me to drag out all my scraps, I had the bright Idea to organize ,well needless to say I got too overwhelmed.lol The large white sack is full of old scraps I washed and ended up with a wadded up mess.I plan to see if I can lower my ironing board and sit and press for a day. Does anyone else get these bright ideas?
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    if I do I go eat some chocolate and wait for it to pass! :shock:

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    I did once and got over it. When I open my scrap containers they triple in size in 30 seconds or less:)

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    looks like you need a friend to help you press wish is was closer

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    Well at least you have started somewhere... I can't even bring myself to drag all of my scraps out at one time. I think I would be so overwhelmed at my mess that I'd give up before I got started, so I just haven't started!

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    Hey, you are doing a good thing there- if your scraps call to you, they need to be made into something! You have to help them towards their destiny (and post pics!)

    If you have a suitable child in your life they love ironing flat pieces of fabric, (although, with a bag that size, you might need a few children to volunteer :-))

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    Only once, I try to keep the container closed; cuz when they get air they grow.

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    I've done it. I ended up storing everything in Space Bags. Once I had it sorted - that is.

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    I did a fairly decent sort on my fabric when we moved into our house here in Lubbock. It was a nightmare, so now I try to keep it organized as I go. I don't like a lot of clutter and mess, so, for my sanity, I have to keep it manageable. :-D :-D

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    I go with the eating chocalate and wait for it to pass.

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    Yep chocolate it was , this was a few days ago and now it is all back in the bags and in the spare room!

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    Ditto!
    Quote Originally Posted by kathy
    if I do I go eat some chocolate and wait for it to pass! :shock:

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    yup...been there ;)
    i have to admit though i found my day of ironing very relaxing...i loved touching-fondling each fabric --caressed it, pressed it, folded it oh so nice...it was a great day! i put on an old movie, sat the ironing board up pulled up a chair and spent most of a day just ironing away...becoming very (connected) with my fabrics :thumbup:
    gosh...thinking about it makes me want another ironing day!
    i just love touching the fabrics!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ckcowl
    yup...been there ;)
    i have to admit though i found my day of ironing very relaxing...i loved touching-fondling each fabric --caressed it, pressed it, folded it oh so nice...it was a great day! i put on an old movie, sat the ironing board up pulled up a chair and spent most of a day just ironing away...becoming very (connected) with my fabrics :thumbup:
    gosh...thinking about it makes me want another ironing day!
    i just love touching the fabrics!
    sometimes i like non-thinking days (of course with chocolate)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ckcowl
    yup...been there ;)
    i have to admit though i found my day of ironing very relaxing...i loved touching-fondling each fabric --caressed it, pressed it, folded it oh so nice...it was a great day! i put on an old movie, sat the ironing board up pulled up a chair and spent most of a day just ironing away...becoming very (connected) with my fabrics :thumbup:
    gosh...thinking about it makes me want another ironing day!
    i just love touching the fabrics!
    How about if I send you mine, some chocolate, and an old movie?? :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by kathy
    if I do I go eat some chocolate and wait for it to pass! :shock:
    I laughed so hard at your response I almost peeded myself. :lol:

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    Be right back..... I need chocolate before I can answer the question. :mrgreen:

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    Great stash items

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    Love your helper.

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    I did this years ago and I have a clear plastic "sweater box" labeled for each color and Holiday/Seasonal fabrics. My husband made me a shelf to hold it all. It works great, but it's time to do it again because I have been letting things build up again!! I agree with CKCOWL, I enjoyed fondling it all and remembering what I used it for! I have a friend with a huge stash and I want her to let me redo all her fabrics for her!!

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    Been there...chocolate sounds like a good idea!! :thumbup: :lol:

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    Usually I start a little project-- it quickly mushrooms into redoing a room! So I've learned to ignore the impulse unless I really HAVE to do it. Scraps-- I throw them away. I know-- it's sacriligeous here to do that, but honestly I have more than enough fabric uncut and the scraps I will never use.
    Cheryl

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    Quote Originally Posted by rismstress
    Usually I start a little project-- it quickly mushrooms into redoing a room! So I've learned to ignore the impulse unless I really HAVE to do it. Scraps-- I throw them away. I know-- it's sacriligeous here to do that, but honestly I have more than enough fabric uncut and the scraps I will never use.
    Cheryl
    Oh my goodness I can't imagine throwing scraps away as you can see. I don't need them but I bet plenty on here would buy them or at least pay postage with the price of fabric.

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    Quote Originally Posted by veronajules
    Love your helper.
    Thanks :-D

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    nope! but then again I don't have that many scraps yet...

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