Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Over my Limit on Stash


I'm having my brother and his family stay with us for the first 2 weeks of July. He live 4 states a way and I'm really looking forward to the visit. So I have to clean my sewing room. In case they peek in it I don't want them to think I'm a crazy quilting person lol. My sewing room is a converted 6x8 storage closet. I have a counter top on one 6 foot wall I have my sewing machine on and a dresser on the other wall I use for storage and the top for cutting. I have the shelves for storage. I've been trying to get all of my sewing stuff in the room for a while and was doing really good until last month. Mill End Fabric Store had a really good sale etc. etc. you know how it goes. I have been trying to get all my folded fabric to fit on this shelve. (each stack is about 100 yards) To clean the room (see the floor agine)I had to fill 2 Rubbermaid tubs with fabric. Plus the one I had. So I am three tubs over my limit.


Here are my drawers of precut scraps. I have 2 small ones and 2 nice ones on wheels that fit under the counter. I plan on making some nice labels when I get a chance so ignore the ones I have now.
They also are pretty stuffed full.
I made the strip quilt using these and hardly made a dent. I really need to fabric diet and bust some stash. Guess I have something to keep me busy this winter.

9 comments:

Jacquie said...

Oh I wish I was this organized. I throw my scraps in a bucket and that's where they stay till I pull them to use them. Your strip quilt is looking great!

Gina said...

That looks too organised for me. Apart from strips all my scraps are in the one container.

love and hugs xxx

Pumpkin Patch Quilter said...

I hate to break it to you - but any non-quiling person looking at that stash will KNOW you're a crazy quilting lady! Lol* There's no shame to be felt, you're in good company. :)

triciasagen said...

Your stash is so wonderfully organized...I like how you can see everything and get to what you need when you need it!
Thanks for the inspiring pictures!
Tricia

Teresa said...

At least you know where everything is!!!

Libby said...

There's is just something wonderful about seeing stacks of folded fabrics *sigh* I guess that's why we have a stash, something to look at while we plan our next fabric shopping trip *s*

Myra said...

I enjoyed my visit to your blog...
If only I could get my sewing room so well organized.... Seems the more room you have, the more "stuff" you have to store and find a home for... and then I still can't find what I am looking for!!! Just moved 7 months ago, so I am still not completely familiar where I put what!?! LOL!
Happy stitchings!

Valerie said...

You look very organized to me! It makes me want to go and clean my sewing room. I have enjoyed my visit with you.

em's scrapbag said...

I love your little drawers with lables for different squares. What a great idea!!!
I have enjoyed your blog. I enjoyed my visit.