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Monday, August 31, 2009

Organizing, A Necessary Evil

Ok, not the most exciting of topics, but it has to happen. You know when you walk in your studio, and then you just walk out because you are too overwhelmed with all the clutter and stuff. I know. There are TV shows devoted to the clean up of the clutter and the recipients are SO relieved!

Well, my studio isn't quite ready for a Clean Sweep, so to speak, but my scraps had gotten out of hand. I know. I can hear you now... scraps? Seriously? But any seamstress or quilter will totally understand. I mean, you might NEED that 5" piece of fabric for something, if for nothing else than to test a stitch. And do a search for scrappy quilts, and you will get tons of hits.

Here are the before pictures:



And the after:



You probably can't read the little labels, but I sorted by color and have 6 groups: white, black, red/pink, blue/purple, yellow/orange, and green/brown. In case you're wondering, yes, I did throw some stuff away!

Now I just need to find some inspiration and get to work!

5 comments:

Christie Cottage said...

I had to laugh when I saw the bucket of fabric. I have bags of scraps, then as they get smaller they go to baskets, then smaller to ug zip lock baggies. I ahve started my fabric covered tags with them because I just could not make myself throw them away!

http://christiecottage.blogspot.com

T @ Poppy Place said...

Oh the joys of scraps! :) Yours look so organised now, way to go!
Mine are in some of those big clear bins, I have stuffed then to the corner of the room and have piles of other fabrics on top, one day, I will...... yeh, you know! :)

Happy Creating! T.

Laura said...

It looks awesome!

susan said...

Check out what this girl is doing with her scraps...http://thethingswemake.blogspot.com/
So cute!

quiltingfrenzy said...

Everything looks so neat. My sorting is always a work in progress. I think I just have too many scraps so I have started doing more scrappy projects.