Friday, February 24, 2012

Fabric Reboot

I had fabric everywhere and my sewing area was/is a big mess.  It's too embarrassing to show you just how messy my sewing area had become, but this is a sample of what it looked like.  So I resolved to tidy it up (reboot), beginning with refolding and organizing the stash. 

I started with this (above) about a week and a bit ago - after finishing off Trade Winds.  Folding, folding, folding.  It took me until tonight to finish. 

Two rows deep times four on the counter, stacked as high as I could get it.

I bundled up all the discrete quilt projects I have - 14 of them - and tied them, put them up in the top cupboard - when I get sewing again, I'll start with those.

This is what it looked like after I'd folded everything up.

Then tied them up - either by colour or theme.  And put them away in the drawers.

 Sew... fabric fills the two upper cupboards and the two big drawers below.  I estimate about 350 pieces altogether. 

My next job is to clean up the rest of my sewing area.  I'm the first to admit it won't last too long, but it does need to get done from time to time. 

Then I get to start sewing again!  I have a lot of fabric to use up!


And speaking of fabric, here are a few close up shots of the fabric used in my last two quilts (see previous post).

First - the nautical collection from Trade Winds.  Celtic knots, shells and sailboats.

Then the Partridge Family fabric. This is the one where the lady who cut it said it reminded her of the Partridge Family - I just picked it out because I liked it.  So that's what got me going on that particular quilt.  Then with that in mind, when I saw the next piece, I thought it sort of reminded me of feathers and the colour would work, so I picked it up, too. 

1 comment:

  1. Doesn't it feel good to have a tidy sewing area? Love those fabrics!