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Organizing…

February 13th 2015

I love to organize don’t you? I feel so full of purpose and productive when everything is in it’s place, especially in my craft corner. As of late though, it’s evolving more into my sewing studio as I quilt more and design patterns. Logically, I am creating more with fabric and less with other crafty mediums, so I rearranged my space to make room for fabric and took out what I don’t use that much.

wood crafts

 Now my fabric is better organized and easy to see so I don’t forget what I already have. 🙂 (Yeah right!)

fabric stash 3

Here are my seasonal fabrics and pre-cuts and organized by size scraps or theme.

fabric stash 2

 Here I have mostly fat quarters, color bundles and solids and miscellaneous designer fabrics.

fabric stash 1

Here I have all of my Mary Engelbreit fabric, all of my Bonnie and Camille fabric and a variety of fabrics from Joann’s separated into premium fabric and “not so much.”

I also got one of these IKEA carts, built it myself, for storage on the go or to keep my desk free from clutter.

building Ikea cart IKEA cart

Another part of organizing is managing the scrap bin, notice the second row? So with the help of Joan Ford’s book  “Scrap Therapy” and Lori Holt’s methods for storing scraps, I got to work. You wouldn’t believe how much you can cut in ten minutes!

scraps to size

Look how nice and neat my squares look.

Scrap stash

This fabric orderliness has really helped me stay focused and start using what I have in my stash and maybe save some money. I was really excited to break into my Daysail bundle (which now fits in the cabinet) to jazz up one of my patterns with current fabrics.

Dream a little daysail

This collection is so pretty it’s perfect for Summer Sewing!

Daysail fabric

Like whipping up one of these little numbers!

photo

I found her on Instagram, check out her tutorial for this darling little tote!