Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Fabric Reorg

Another thing I did last weekend was clean up. I had a lot of fabric hanging out in my bedroom and it needed to be removed and stored in the fabric closet. It was clogging up my room and it was just toooo much inspiration in one place. It took a couple of hours to get the spring/summer fabric separated from the fall/winter fabric...probably because of all the touching, remembering and dreaming aspect of it. However, it did get reduced to just one bin:



This bin is chock full of linens, knits and wovens that are only spring/summer fabrics. Now I know that I won't get to all of these pieces before the end of September (about when I wind up sewing summer garments and move into transitional ones) but I couldn't bear to move them all into the fabric closet.

The fabric closet - *sigh* - which is in desperate need of a rework because it is jammed packed. The fabrics need to be refolded and reorganized. That is definitely going to become a project for a 3-day weekend this summer. It is overdue for a restructure so now I have to figure out the time to do it. So besides some sewing...I also did a little organizing last weekend!

More later!

20 comments:

  1. Hee hee, I think 'chock full' is an bit of an understatement to describe that bin! I'm envious! I love shopping for fabric, but my choices (particularly online due to shipping restrictions) are fairly limited here in Canada.

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  2. ROFLOL, Carolyn, I think I would call that "a bin and a half!" K

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  3. That's what you consider 'one bin'? Kind of funny. I spy some great fabric in there.

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  4. All those dreams! I must go through mine too in anticipation of the big move. I am sure I will find pieces I had forgotten about.

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  5. :-)) I had to laugh at your tongue in cheek 'just one bin'! Just great - of course it is just one bin, isn't it?? I love seeing other peoples stash of fabric and reorganising is so much fun. Enjoy sorting out your fabric closet and remembering!

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  6. When do you consider a bin to be full? When it topples over? LOL. What if you can restack it higher, is it still a bin? I want to see the green on the top right and the white/black print between the black and light blue on the left just above the, um, BIN lip.

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  7. Joyce PlunkettMay 27, 2009 8:47 PM

    I LOVE your definition of "a bin" ;-)

    Love your blog, too, btw.

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  8. Now that is my idea of a bin of fabric! The only thing is it is so neatly stacked you will have to mess it up when you want to see it all again. Lol! mssewcrazy

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  9. So, if you run out of room for all that fabric, feel free to just send some over here!

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  10. Wow! lots of fabric. I need to get my stuff all organized again. I had it that way, but every time I sew a new project it gets a little less so. Maybe this summer.

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  11. You have inspired me to make an attempt at organization! I was partly successful...I settled on a few projects but then got overwhelmed and had to flee!

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  12. It took a couple of hours to get the spring/summer fabric separated from the fall/winter fabric...probably because of all the touching, remembering and dreaming aspect of it.Yep!...and then I'm MORE inspired after to make something out of this one or that one!

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  13. In my sewing room I have a bed and a sofa covered in fabric that I leave out because I'm going to sew it next! If things get moved into tubs and put away, I just forget them, so I have to leave them out. I'm with you on the not being able to actually put it into the closet just yet.

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  14. oh I've just spent two weeks organising my stash - albeit I did start from scratch. It makes you feel better though afterwards to see it nice and neat doesn't it?

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  15. Oooh. I'm droolin'. All that wonderfulness!!! I'm soooo jealous!!! Yeah, I'm with the others': Definitely a two bin stack!!! :-)

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  16. Great minds think alike I did the some reorganizing over the weekend too. The reorganization happened because I was looking for 2 yds of beige fabric and once I'd found the fabric looked at the mess I'd created.

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  17. Post an updated picture of your fabric stash/ closet so I can drool and won't feel so bad about my new and recent purchases for my sewing class.

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  18. I love that that is "one bin" of fabric! That's what my bins look like as well. It's much nicer to be able to say one bin instead of three.

    CindyJ

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  19. Hi Carolyn:

    I LOVE your blog. I've been sewing for 36 years, and you are such an inspiration to me. You motivate me to do "something sewing" every day. Thank you!!!

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