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Sewing and organizing

I'm still working on the projects of sorting and organizing my fabric and craft stash. I have lots of fabric scraps from several decades of making clothes for myself and my two daughters. It's been fun sorting through and remembering all the original creations that were fashioned from the fabrics. All the fabrics are being pressed and the larger pieces of fabric are being wrapped around comic book boards. There are a number of blogs out in cyber space chatting about this method of organization, but I was greatly inspired by this one. I was a little amused when I entered the comic book store and asked for the boards the man at the counter asked if I was going to use them for wrapping fabric. He said he has had quite a few women come in asking for them in recent months.

This is what the wrapped fabric boards look like:

The smaller scraps are being cut into strips and blocks following Bonnie Hunter's tips for organizing found here on her website. She has lots of good tips for organizing and utilizing scraps. I try to press a few scraps each day and then cut them into strips throughout the day as I have free time. Slowly but surely I'm working through the stash.

Several years ago I purchased a knit top that was from a Coldwater Creek store at a thrift store. I really like the style and the way it fits so I decided to trace it and make a pattern from it. I was inspired by this blog post to give it a try. My shirt was pretty easy since it had few details to copy.

As always I am grateful for my faithful assistant, Adelaide who is such a help with all my sewing and crafting projects:


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3 Comments on “Sewing and organizing”

  1. #1 Vikki
    on Apr 20th, 2012 at 8:43 am

    Adelaide definitely looks like she’s helping out :0)

  2. #2 Carrie
    on Apr 20th, 2012 at 10:20 am

    Do you have plans for a scrap quilt? I’m collecting scraps too!

  3. #3 Gordana
    on Apr 22nd, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    greetings from Serbia!
    I just “run” on to your blog and I wanted to say that I liked it very much!
    I like also the blog of your husband, because I’m a german teacher too.
    Many greetings Gordana

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