I caved

I have been trying to stick to 200 pieces of fabric at any one time for so long but it clearly wasn’t working. I have been doing this by only owning 200 comic cards, which I used to store anything from a FQ upwards on two bookcase shelves. Thing is, for well over a year I’ve had a basket of fabrics waiting for cards to come free and as they have been put on the shelves, new purchases have been made and the basket hasn’t got any less full.

So I’ve caved and bought another 100 cards and cleared some shelf space. Now there’s more breathing space for existing fabrics so they will get less crumpled and it will be more appealing to put them back on the shelves without my arm muscles getting a workout. Plus I plan to bring fabric back with me when we go away so I can now see where the “gaps” in my stash are… 😉

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In fact, I’ve had a bit of a general sort out of late. All of the other non-sewing craft supplies have been sold or donated to others to allow me to move my scraps out of my scrap drawer and get rid of the drawers blocking the window entirely…

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This set of drawers now holds my scraps by colour instead of too-small drawer organisers.

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The cupboards are now free to hold WIPs, finished items etc and so my bookcase not only can hold more fabric and stuff, but it looks prettier too! The cutting area can be accessed at the sides now since moving the little drawers not used for scrap, which has been useful already.

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The school desk has been cleared out and my wadding and misc fabrics live in there now. Next job is to try and find a solution to my too-thin-design-wall problem- I’m hoping I can grab a couple of metres of waste foamex from the skip at work and get it to butt up against the corner.

Most importantly though, my clock is on the wall after years on the floor!

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Next job is to prep templates and hand sewing for the three flights coming up soon- it will be for my partner in the IG mini quilt swap….

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