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February 17, 2019
Sunday Stash February 17, 2019 from Quilt Paint Create

Thanks to everyone for all the suggestions on how to organize and declutter my sewing space. Everyone had such good ideas. I started working on it yesterday and will post more about that later. With a few small changes I find it easier to spend time there.
Hopefully that will start translating into some fabric usage.
Work continues on the Hand Pieced QAL blocks. I now have room to start stitching together my Creative Play piece. With snow in the forecast today, it will be a good day to stay home and sew.
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52 week sewing challenge from Susan P Blog

I often (most of the time) sew whatever I am in the mood for. Most of the time it involves smocking, but lately I haven’t been feeling like smocking, although I am still doing quite a bit of it. At the end of 2018 I came across a FB group called ‘52 week sewing challenge‘.  There is a list of 52 ‘themes’, with sponsors and prizes every week, by random selection. The prizes wasn’t the drawcard for me, it was the different themes every week. I felt as if it could motivate me to do a bit more ...

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February 16, 2019
The Creativity Killer from Quilt Paint Create

I haven’t been posting because I haven’t been sewing. There’s a reason for that. My sewing room is so cluttered and full that I can’t work in there. Every time I want to cut fabric, I have to move a bunch of things. To sew what I’ve just cut I have to move the same things again.
It’s frustrating, even though I know I’m the one that caused it. It’s a creativity killer.
This weekend I will either have to relocate part of my sewing room to another room in the house ...

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February 7, 2019
25 smart organizing ideas for your sewing room from Sewing Under the Little Mushroom Cap

Fun post today, if you’ve been decluttering or organizing your sewing room, this one is going to be fun. Here are 25 sewing room organization ideas! Some may be ones you’ve never thought of.

Some may be common, but maybe will spark new ways for you to organise your sewing space.

Let’s just get to it shall we?

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February 4, 2019
Four Favourite Sewing Notions… That Aren’t Sewing Notions from Blossom Heart Quilts

Every crafting and sewing store are full of amazing notions to make your creative life a little easier, or more fun/efficient/colourful. But some of the things you find in my desk drawers and on my cutting table aren’t going to be in your local quilt shop or big box store! However, they are there for a reason, and are often reached for in various jobs and tasks while sewing.

Four non-sewing notions you need in your sewing room by BlossomHeartQuilts.com

Cuticle sticks

These little wooden sticks are so useful for English paper piecing if you’re a glue-baster like me. When you’re at the stage of removing ...

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February 3, 2019
How To KonMari the Fabric Stash from Blossom Heart Quilts

Whether it’s because your cupboards are overflowing, you’re moving house, or you just watched Marie Kondo on Netflix and want to put that motivation to good use, there are times when we look at our fabric stashes and ponder going through it all to get rid of the pieces we don’t use, love, and/or want anymore. But it can be overwhelming, knowing where to start, and how and where to destash.

I’m most certainly no KonMari expert, but I have just moved houses a couple of months ago, and into my own sewing room, which ...

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January 31, 2019
10 things you can do in 10 days to declutter your sewing space from Sewing Under the Little Mushroom Cap

Sewing space can easily get decluttered sometimes.

I get it. Creative people are sometimes (or always) messy. I know that some are more productive and creative working in a messy space. But messy is not exactly equivalent to clutters.

You can have all your favourite things around your space and let it all be messy and still be efficient and creative.

But you can also have all unnecessary things and messy and waste time going through them while you are being creative. 

I think we need to check in to reality sometimes, and really just declutter and clear the unnecessary ...

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January 30, 2019
New Home Progress Week 7 – Designing My Quilting Studio (+Free Shipping!) from Christa Quilts

We are continuing to make great progress on settling into our new home. Most of the big stuff has been moved, except for my sewing room. But this week, I started designing how I want it to look, and I had someone from Ikea come and measure the space so we can plan out a very functional working studio. Here are a rough floor-plan so far:

Sewing Room Floorplan

Sewing Room Floorplan

I basically have two areas – a big open loft and a small corner nook. (The lines in the upper left corner represent open hallways so that’s not actually part of ...

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January 28, 2019
More Organizing Really Got Done from Quilts....etc.

Yup – I got more done – all the fabric except the flannel bundle are off the bedroom shelf and in the sewing room.  I doubled the stack of neutrals on the shelf now – amazing how I used to mainly just use white, cream and beige for background and now I mainly use prints.  […]

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January 27, 2019
Yes More Organizing to Do! from Quilts....etc.

I don’t think I will ever get done with the organizing of the sewing room but little by little it is getting done – but will it ever be finished LOL.   I think today for Slow Sunday Stitching I will work on my hand quilting of the Propellers and fold more fabric going through the […]

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January 22, 2019
Good Fortune and OMG More Scraps from Quilts....etc.

Well Good Fortune is coming along – yesterday I got two more border sides sewn but they are pinned to the wall not up – I need to make corner units and fix a mistake – I have enough pieces for the next side of the border but first I have to do some unpickin […]

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I’m working on a new layer cake pattern from The Crafty Quilter

I’ve been working on a new layer cake pattern.  Actually, I started a new pattern last year and I’m finally getting around to finishing it.  I’ve just sent it to a few people to test for me, and then I’ll be ready to make it available for purchase.  It’s all about hearts and it uses one layer cake and some background fabric.  Here’s a sneak peak:

Ombre Heart Quilt sneak peak @ The Crafty Quilter

 

I don’t know about you, but those pre-cut bundles of fabric are so hard to resist!   I really had to “face the music” when I moved out ...

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January 21, 2019
KonMari Your Stash – How to fold your stash using Marie Kondo folding techniques from Quilt Addicts Anonymous

I am one of the many who have been caught up in the decluttering wave thanks to “Tidying Up” with Marie Kondo on Netflix. Since the beginning of January, I have removed 20 bins of stuff from my house and am just getting started.

But I have been folding my fabric stash by the Marie Kondo method for years. By folding your stash so it can be stored vertically, you can see everything you have at a glance, no more sorting through messy stacks. There is less stress on the folds at the bottom, which means it is better for ...

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Scrap Stash of Fabric from Quilts....etc.

I spent my Sunday morning with more organizing!  This job is coming along slowly but nicely.  This time I was going through more of my scraps to see what did I have!  I now have all six canvas boxes under the frame filled up  (they are not actually all the way full most are half […]

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January 14, 2019
More Organizing from Quilts....etc.

Yesterday I was so busy organizing it was crazy going through all that fabric – I am not done and what is on the shelves might get changed around some more as I do the cupboard in the corner of the room too. Right now the shelves above the sewing tables look like this – […]

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January 13, 2019
Organizing and Quilting from Quilts....etc.

For Slow Sunday Stitching over at Kathy’s Quilts today I will be joining up with some hand quilting and organizing – seeing as the sewing machine will not be on I hope that counts!  I am folding fabric and looking for places on the shelves to put them.  I need to clear off the top […]

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January 12, 2019
An Honest Moment from Wedding Dress Blue

Just a few days ago I shared a proud picture of my sewing space looking quite tidy. Like this…

Today, it looks like this.

Let’s call it a burst of New Year Creative Energy.

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More on the Mystery and Organizing from Quilts....etc.

It has been a week since Bonnie released the reveal for the mystery quilt and I’m slowly still plugging away at finishing it – and finish I will – it just takes awhile! I decided on a all neutral border instead of the one that had the blue bits in it – my one concession […]

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January 8, 2019
New-to-Me Handi Quilter 16 from Lotus Cove Quilting

Yes, I have finally acquired my own long arm!

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Handi Quilter 16 with 10′ Rollers

After renting time on the great long arm quilting machines at Jackie Lynn’s in Irondequoit for several quilts, I wanted to have my own machine but really couldn’t justify the price of a new one. So when a friend at Genesee Valley Quilt Club posted this older HQ16, I jumped at the chance. Turns out, another member had purchased a new Nolting, so sold his Gammill to the HQ owner, who sold the HQ to me. Rather like falling dominoes!

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January 5, 2019
the “old bat” cave… from Featherstone Quiltworks

Since it’s pretty tidy, I thought I would share a few of my favorite things in my sewing space, or, as I like to think of it, The Bat Cave.  And no, it’s rarely this tidy!

Welcome to my blog and my sewing room! C’mon in, because who doesn’t enjoy a good snoop around someone else’s sewing space?

I knew I needed a pegboard (or something similar) above my sewing machine. I need to have things handy and out where I can see them. I got this clear plastic pegboard from Amazon, and I love ...

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