12 Days of Christmas

12 Days of Christmas
Work in Progress

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Sewing Room Organization

For the past 2 weeks or more, I have been organizing my fabrics - taking them out of storage boxes and moving them to shelves.  Each fabric is wrapped around Comic Book Boards and pinned.  This keeps them upright and stable and the pinning keeps them from unraveling.  The beauty of this is that now I know what I have and can easily go to the color or fabric I want and use it to finish up UFO's or start new projects.  My UFO's are now stored in Clear Containers and arranged and stacked on one side of the room in what used to be a closet.  Other items are also stored there such as notions.

Some of my  fabric arranged by color
More Fabric Color Arranged
And More Fabric
 To the right of the book case holding the fabric is a stack of storage bins holding notions and UFO's
The bottom box hold small pieces of fabric wound around a note card for stability and put in a plastic bag such as the yellows and oranges on the 2nd shelf from the top.

This is what one of the boxes used to look like.  OMG.  I could never find anything in that.
Cut and press table with rulers and scissors to the side
I revamped my cutting table and hung my most often used rulers on the side. 

Finally I'm finished.  There are some tweaks that need doing but now I can sew again.  Last night I finished a top I've been working on.  An English Paper Pieced Sampler.  This was done in Christmas Colors and has been waiting around for borders. 
Top for the English Paper Pieced Sampler
It was such a pleasure to sew this up in an organized area.


  1. love your organization. It must make it so easy to find what you need!

    1. Yes Kelly, it has really made a huge difference. I'm so glad I took the time to do this.