No school today.
Rumor is we will have to go on Saturday! Yuk!
Well, to keep busy I decided to tidy my sewing room. I am cutting up all my scraps and putting them into plastic containers. Here are some pictures of my progress.
I started out with lots of jumbo bags where I had been keeping fabric scraps by the designer or line. Then started cutting sizes that could work with for many projects.
I ended up with-
5″ x wof -noodles
2 1/2″ jelly-roll type noodles
strings (whatever I thought might work for that someday string quilt)
chips (something I could use for paper-piecing or applique)
3 1/2″ squares
4 1/2″ squares
5″ charm squares
9 & 9 1/2” squares.
The sized were chosen just because those are the sizes of my rulers-not because I have a long-range plan rolling around in my head. Anything thinner than 1″ was thrown away. See how messy the floor is? Of course I had to make a mess in the guest room too. I used my treadle machine as a cutting surface and the bed as a table of sorts.
Anything that was almost a fat quarter was folded into a triangle and eventually made it into my sewing room cupboard.
Here they are hanging out on the guest bed.
Then I did a little more organizing. Here are my new magazine organizers.
This is where I keep all my fabrics for the girl’s dresses. I normally buy 3/4 fabrics from the same line, so I keep them together. This is where my daughter snoops each time she visits. She always wants to know what I am making for her daughters ; )
Next I organized my Bees, quilt projects and lots of newly acquired Kona solids from the recent JoAnn 1/2 off sale.
I did buy one other 3 drawer plastic thing and I forgot to take a picture. The drawers are 12″ x 14″ and I am using it for my large finished blocks from the Bees. I just joined another one this week from Australia. Anyhoo. You would think my sewing room was now a thing of beauty right???
Nope, now that I have organized…I have to clean. Oh- one last thing. I bought this along with the tubs so I won’t drag thread all over the house. Does that happen to anyone else?
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