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23 Sep 2008 11:18 #26442

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Always having a small room for quilting and also being a very organized person, I tidy up every evening when I'm finished for the day. I have a hard time working in a messy, unorganized place. I usually only work on one project at a time, which definitely helps.
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23 Sep 2008 06:48 #26436

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I hear you! When I get in a cleaning mood, I try to put things in "logical" places. However, the logic used during the cleaning phase sometimes doesn't translate to the everyday "get out of my way, I'm sewing" phase. To combat this I have installed peg boards in several places around the room and that helps with things like scissors, measuring tape, etc. Rulers have a special home, templates are in a drawer, and the fabric stash is kind of sorted by color or fabric line. Still, items not often used but suddenly needed cause frustrating treasure hunts to ensue. {sigh!}

Good luck finding your tools until a satisfactory level of clutter returns to your space.
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22 Sep 2008 13:50 #26398

i cleaned up my sewing room now i can't find a darn thing.i hope it's ok to say that.if not sorry.
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14 Sep 2008 17:21 #26054

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Kimber, I have a friend that has 0 UFOs. She can't start another project until the current one is finished. She says she won't do as good a job on the second project if the first one isn't finished. As for me, well....................... I should be the poster child for UFOs. Judy in AZ

I tend to be a multi tasker to the extreme, so I usually have 3 or 4 projects going on at the same time. I consider them UFOs if I haven't touched them for a while. I actually started working on one of the curve quilts today. Finished 10 blocks!!
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14 Sep 2008 12:59 #26038

Gloria, that strip cutter is really going to be a useful tool. I want one too. That was a good purchase.
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14 Sep 2008 09:25 #26014

I have a ping pong table in my sewing "studio". It has left overs from my Louisa Smith project and purchases from my last quilt shop expedition up north. I just got back yesterday from the Wisconsin Quilt Expo where I was going to exercise remarkable restraint and not purchase anything more. HA :oops: Last night I started on 2 projects I got at the Expo; a charm pack project for coasters and I got a strip cutter that I had to try out. I bought 2 baby quilt kits for pregnant coworkers that I am going to have to start today. Clean my sewing room? If I can find what I need at the moment, cleaning is just a wase of time :lol: Gloria
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14 Sep 2008 08:33 #26010

Kimber, I have a friend that has 0 UFOs. She can't start another project until the current one is finished. She says she won't do as good a job on the second project if the first one isn't finished. As for me, well....................... I should be the poster child for UFOs. Judy in AZ
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14 Sep 2008 07:44 #26007

Libbi wrote:
I tidy my sewing "space" every Thursday night. :( The cleaning lady comes early Friday morning and does the cleaning part.

This is me also - except its every other Thursday night.

I tend to keep my room pretty organized. I'm the type that can't create in an unorganized or chaotic environment. If I end up with too many projects out at once, I have to stop and fix it before I can continue.

I also have an issue with unfinished projects... I know... I've chosen the wrong hobby for that!! They actually stress me out! I have 2 UFOs... both are curve patterns which is why they're unfinished... I really have to be in the mood to do curves. Still stresses me out to think of them though!
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Clean Up Your Sewing Room ! 13 Sep 2008 19:37 #25983

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What I am supposed to clean it? Oh, for crying out loud! LOL One of these days I will get around to it.

Sharon in Colorado
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12 Sep 2008 20:23 #25962

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I am planning to start cleaning the whole house once the quilt show is finished... I want a sewing room and the only way I am going to get it is if I CLEAN OUT THE JUNK and old craft stuff I no longer plan to use. Then I will have room for my sewing supplies.


I wonder if my DH would consider building a new addition .... about the size of the current house would do nicely.... HEE HEEE

I must be punch drunk to even dream of it.
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12 Sep 2008 08:46 #25917

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I have to pick up in my sewing room after each BOM is done. I pick fabric, audition it, throw it on the table, pick another--you get the idea--and then I am doing that in two color waves so it always looks like we got hit with a tornado. Anyway, then I have to find the table again, put away the light box...the list goes on. Is it clean? Are you kidding--then I go on to something else. :)
Blessing from Northwest Indiana, USA
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12 Sep 2008 08:22 #25914

My sewing room is small so I try to pick up and organize each time I leave the room, otherwise I can't find anything. Nan
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I have beat you all 11 Sep 2008 20:42 #25890

My sewing room is currently in boxes under tarps in the garage. Hole in roof, leaked into the sewing room and the ceiling started to come down. Yikes! Amazingly enough, nothing was damaged! But the room had to be emptied. The roof is now fixed. Waiting for the drywall ceiling to be completed and the new laminate floor put down. Then only HALF of what went out is allowed to come back in! I mean it this time!

LOL
Sally in rainy MO but no hurricanes here
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10 Sep 2008 00:38 #25811

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I tidy my sewing "space" every Thursday night. :( The cleaning lady comes early Friday morning and does the cleaning part. This is a treat sanctioned by DH even in retirement. :D When we both worked full time, he didn't want to spend his off time helping me clean the house (guilt, I am REAL good at guilt :wink: ). This is getting more and more difficult as I collect more and more supplies and stuff. Fabric, stabilizers, etc. go into a cabinet in the spare bedroom.

And no, I don't clean the house before the cleaner comes ... I tidy so that all the surfaces get cleaned. I would rather spend the money to get the apartment clean than have someone pick up after DH.


Looking out the window at Lake Leman in beautiful Switzerland
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