Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Organizing aka Playing with Fabric and a Winner

Last night I noticed that my fabric stacks were starting to get a little less than organized.  I started pulling stuff down from the shelf so that I could refold, put everything back in nice color stacks and so forth.  But once I got all my Fat Quarters off the shelf, instead of refolding, I decided that my pre-cut shelf needed a little work as well.  (excuse this image, I didn't think to take a before shot so this is cropped out of a picture taken by Christa when she visited me 2 weeks ago, but you get the idea, messy :)



Everything had just been sort of stacked up haphazardly.  My roll layer cakes (like in the back of this old picture) don't really "stack" and I had several half used layer cakes or jelly rolls that are being left out of the scrap bin because there is enough "scrap" to do another project.  Seriously, I was trying to make this shelf look all pretty for this picture (take a while back) and it still doesn't look organized.


So . . . I grabbed some scrapbook paper and used that for backing to make some flat layer cakes.  And of course, they wouldn't be complete with a cute little ribbon tied around them :)  Then I turned the leftovers jelly strips into smaller jelly rolls.  (Rolling these up to look perfect, a bit harder than you would think :)  There is even a huge layer cake that is comprised of 1/2 layer cakes from 3 different lines Bonnie and Camille lines.  That will be a fun project some day :)  Doesn't that bottom shelf just look so pretty!!!


I was having so much fun playing with all these I didn't realize the time.  When my husband came home from watching the Dodgers game he was surprised to find me still up as it was Midnight!!  (no, I am not a night owl).  So the Fat Quarters just got put back on the shelf to be organized (and played with) on another day.  Always nice to have projects :)

Oh, and before I sign off, I need to pick a winner for the Cotton Bliss Giveaway . . . The Lucky Reader who receives a $25.00 Gift Certificate to the brand new Cotton Bliss is . . .


Congrats Moneik!!  I will email you :)

All right, I am off to do a little free motion quilting on my Bernina.  Should be fun :)

Have a Happy Quilting Day!!




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13 comments:

  1. Okay, so now that you are done with your fabric organization you can come over here and take care of mine! ;-)
    It looks fantastic!

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  2. I'm cleaning my sewing room (http://instagram.com/p/fMLTealEBX/) and the only thing getting me through is that I know I get to play with my (very, very small) stash at the end. It's the carrot at the end of the stick.

    Your shelves look so pretty. :-)

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  3. I just straightened out my fabrics & they don't look near as organized as yours, you done a good job!

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  4. My sewing area is in great need of some cleaning. When that is going to happen is anyone's guess.

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  5. Congratulations to the winner and thank you for hosting. Well, go 10 times that number of shelves ( tubs, totes, rolling carts, etc...) I would be doing nothing but straightening and not sewing. I think I need to use it up.

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  6. looks awesome, i've made my own jelly rolls too- tricky to roll ;)

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  7. Congratulations to Moneik. Thank you for hosting the giveaway. Looks good love your fabrics.

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  8. That looks really nice! Great job!

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  9. Great Job! Now if I could get motivated to make mine look pretty too! mburnette912@bellsouth.net

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  10. Ha ha! Your "messy" is cleaner than my "organized" :-)

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  11. Ha, I also get distracted at night on occasions when a mad 'tidying' notion hits me! Generally not to do with anything like vacuumming right enough... ;o)

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  12. Thanks so much! I'm loving the thread I bought!

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Thank you so much for your sweet comments. I just love hearing from you!!
Have a Happy Quilting Day :)

Melissa