A little cleanup

My fabric stash has gotten out of control, not in terms of volume, but in terms of organization.

My most used fabrics, batiks, were in closed bins where I couldn’t see them. My commercial cottons were on the shelves, almost falling off.

This morning, when I got into the studio, I decided I just couldn’t work in that chaos any longer. Actually, I have been thinking of it for a while, but didn’t feel I had the time to work on it. Today I took the time.

Partway through, it was looking like this, which is why I never do this when DH is home. Notice the pup on the floor sleeping.? He was totally worn out by then!

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Believe it or not, that was progress! And almost overwhelming for me. But I slugged on, sorting, refolding as necessary, and sorting.

At the end of the day, the studio is more organized and I can feel the thoughts and ideas starting to percolate.

This unit holds backgrounds, black and whites, flatfold yardages, and all my batiks:

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The wire shelving holds all my commercial cottons, except yellows and novelty that are still in their original place over the computer desk:

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And best of all, my cutting table and embroidery machine are both dug out and ready for use:

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So, with the inspiration of last weeks show, an organized work area and a week to spend in the studio with only 1 trip into town planned, let the quilting resime!

2 thoughts on “A little cleanup

  1. I can relate Judy. Although, I have tons of fabric, I am sure it is not near what you have. I have mine sorted by color, and some by type, say dots, William morris, modern masters, etc. in small clear bins .I miss having a sewing room so I have a garage at the apartment with bookcases to hold the bins. Then there are 2 extra dressers in my bedroom, with newer fabric. I understand the out of control feel for sure. Good luck. At least it is a chore that is lasting for more than a day!!

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