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    Default Spring Cleaning Your Quilting Area

    Hi everyone,

    I happened across this blog last week & thought it might be helpful to the forum gang.
    It's spring cleaning in steps to clear clutter & organize your quilting room.

    Here's the link to the intro and the first weeks task.

    http://academicquilter.blogspot.com/...-cleaning.html

    http://academicquilter.blogspot.com/...ing-books.html
    "I'm putting together a list of 100 reasons why I am NOT relentless!" - Sue Heck, The Middle

    Leonard: For God's sake, Sheldon, do I have to hold up a sarcasm sign every time I open my mouth?
    Sheldon (intrigued): You have a sarcasm sign?

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    Wonderful idea. My room looks like Mt Fabric erupted in there. The cat got lost in there the other day. I'm keeping all my books (6), though, that was easy!
    Heather

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    Yes Heather......I would think that 6 books would be easy to go thru and organize. However, I would be a little concerned about the cat getting buried in a fabric avalanche.
    "I'm putting together a list of 100 reasons why I am NOT relentless!" - Sue Heck, The Middle

    Leonard: For God's sake, Sheldon, do I have to hold up a sarcasm sign every time I open my mouth?
    Sheldon (intrigued): You have a sarcasm sign?

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    I just did a cleanout over Easter. I am selling some things that I have never used or will not use. It feels good to thin out the useless stuff (to me).

    The closets are next....oh boy.

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    Default Re: Spring Cleaning Your Quilting Area

    I started last week and got all my orange fabrics into a tub Cleaned out a dresser and got all those in tubs too. Layer cakes has it's own and jelly rolls and charms in another. Then came the children's and stripes and polka dots. Those dang geckos are locked out!

    I don't have very many quilt books and I'm keeping the one you sent me



    Lorie

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    Default Re: Spring Cleaning Your Quilting Area

    Deb, good luck with the closet. Don't be afraid.

    Lorie, I've been wondering if you started making anything with all those orange fabrics we talked about. Every time I see a bundle of orange fabrics I think of you.

    I went through all my quilting stuff awhile back and organized & got rid of a few things.

    What I really need to do is spring clean the rest of the house.........but that doesn't sound very fun to me.
    "I'm putting together a list of 100 reasons why I am NOT relentless!" - Sue Heck, The Middle

    Leonard: For God's sake, Sheldon, do I have to hold up a sarcasm sign every time I open my mouth?
    Sheldon (intrigued): You have a sarcasm sign?

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    Default Re: Spring Cleaning Your Quilting Area

    Went through all my books/magazines awhile ago and was surprised at how much I had and how little of it I kept. What a relief! Went through all the fabric once ..... think it needs it again....but I don't need to right now. I'm leaning more towards going through all the other stuff. So many things I tried and didn't like but felt guilty getting rid of it. I'm ready to pitch. Purging is kinda my thearpy....my dh hates it when I'm in that kinda mood. Heh, heh....makes my day!

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    Well, thanks to all of your cleaning efforts, my stash of fabric grew to a usable proportion so that I can coordinate colors and have enough to actually create a quilt. I spent 3 days cutting random scraps into 5,4,3 1\2,3, 21\2,2 inch squares. Longer pieces into varying width strips and folded anything bigger than 12 inches and put it on the shelf by color. Then I sat down with the 3 inch blocks and am making 16 patches squares. Amazing how good it feels. This week I needed to make the butterfly quilt for a sale and she wanted spring pastels with dark pink trim! I just went to my mini fabric store and found enough pieces to create it. See post of Karen Smith,meemeecyn and me!
    So when your color preferences change or you're tired of that piece, think of the Shriners quilt sale! We'll use it up and make the kids happy

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    Default Re: Spring Cleaning Your Quilting Area

    I'm with you all in spirit for this week...don't have too many books. And I'll do the magazines (awww, man, really?!), patterns and papers next week, but ima need bout 3 weeks just for all of my rulers (77 at last count....before the templates, pineapple rulers and Bloc Loc rulers...yikes). And I think I may be starting to hyperventilate when I think about going thru my stash...and the scraps, too?!

    My name is Barbara. I'm a fabricogist with a zest for collecting fabric, acrylic and pattern treasures....

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    77 !!!?? Oh my. I got all mine into a basket. I have doubles, so I'm to get some craft/sewing things together and put them in my Etsy shop. I haven't sold in awhile so I hope they haven't changed to much.
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