Saturday, September 10, 2011

Give Away

Barb at Bejeweled is giving away a $25 gift certificate to my store and I am going to add free shipping to that. The person that wins will have to email me their order and I will try to get it done as soon as she picks a winner. I will be out of town for my day job next week so if it isn't done this weekend it will have to be next weekend.

This is what I have gotten into my sewing room. Not the prettiest storage but I don't like mice in my fabric. Even though I have a mouse zapper and don't get mice often. I hate mices to pieces.

This is what I haven't been able to get in my sewing room. I just ran out of room and I really need to get the spare bedroom cleaned back out. How do you organize your space?

So I am thinking I am going to have a stash giveaway. It will be a mystery what you get but I will fill a priority padded envelope with goodies. Leave a comment and maybe a suggestion or two on how you organize your stash. I think I may have one of these giveaways every week for the rest of the month and maybe next month also. So I will chose a winner next Saturday the 20th when I get back in town.

43 comments:

  1. Right now my very limited stash is just organized by sitting in piles on shelves in a closet. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  2. I don't have a lot but it is stored in a dresser drawer with dividers, it is sorted by size then color.

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  3. I store my stash in baskets that have a fabric liner and clear plastic covers that I made myself. There is one 'christmas' basket, one scraps basket, several that hold a couple of colours each and a plastic box that has half metres and larger pieces of fabric. I also keep one box with kits that I've either bought as a kit or put together myself with patterns and fabric for the pattern. I am starting to fill my baskets and I had promised myself (naively) that I would never get so much fabric that I couldn't use it. Of course I didn't count on fabric designers and manufacturers designing and selling more and more beautiful fabric that keeps calling out to me! Thanks for the chance :)

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  4. After all the rain we've had over the spring/summer I've had to move all my sewing supplies into our living room. It's everywhere in boxes and bags and totes that I normally use for my groceries. Oh well, my family will just have to live with it!
    Thank you for the chance to give a home to some of your goodies! ;)

    Carolyn

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  5. My organization is a mishmash, some things in drawers, some in shelves, some in plastic storage bins, and then scraps in a big pile on a table. Despite all my bounty I would love to win more fabric. I love fabric.

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  6. I have 26 Staka Drawers (9 each under my 2 tables, 4 on top and 4 under a smaller table) plus a tall bookcase and a wardrobe. My bookcase holds heaps of plastic containers and pretty boxes full of all the smaller stuff. It may not be a magazine's dream craft room, but it works. :)

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  7. I would keep them in boxes. Pretty ones that I can't bring myself to throw. Orhave a giveaway like what you're doing.

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  8. My space is very limited and I am a crazed everything must be put away type A personality. I tuck, fold, refold, etc. etc. I discovered a tutorial for fabric hanging bags at The Mother Huddle http://www.themotherhuddle.com/ and am thinking a long hallway needs a decorative, yet practical addition. Happy quilting!

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  9. I have my fabric wrapped around cardboard so that I can stand it up on a bookshelf. You can see it here http://gapquilter.blogspot.com/2011/06/episode-4-studio-its-take-over.html Just scroll down and ignore the other hoopla LOL I simply cut the cardboard a little smaller than the shelf is deep and high. Fold and wrap fabric and it works out nice because then I can see it. It is best to curtain the shelf (for pretty reasons) but also for dust reasons. This lesson has been learned since this post. Hope this helps. OH BTW they sell the cardboard bits for comic books because they are acid free but I figured I would use the fabric long before acid would eat it.

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  10. I store my stash on shelves by colour!

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  11. I have a lot of my fabric wrapped on the comic boards like mini bolts. But then there is fabric in tote bags, boxes...well you get the idea.

    I need some organization also.

    You are darling to add free shipping on top of Barb's giveaway.

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  12. I keep my stash in clear plastic totes so I can see the color through the plastic. Inside the fabric is sorted by color.

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  13. Well, not that I have that much of a stash LOL, but I have mine in a white cabinet that has storage cubbies. Each cubbie has it's color. I try to fold my fabric over one of my cutting rulers that is about 6" wide. That ruler gives me an evenness to my folding. I pin it in the corner, and then slide my ruler out.

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  14. I have my charms, jelly rolls & layer cakes stored on cupboard shelfs. Half yd pieces or more are stacked on shelfs in a closet by color. For my numeous FQ's I bought 2 stackable shoe cubby hole shelves - there's 5 cubbies across & five down on each so I have 50 slots for my FQ's again by color - works great. Thanks for the giveaway - I love surprises.

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  16. I bought shoe cubby shelves and hang them on the wall and use them to hold fabric wrapped around acid free boards. You can even write on the board how much fabric you have and then change the number as you cut some off.

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  17. I have a stash but it's not much - I'd love to win! Thanks for the chance!

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  18. I've tried to keep my fabric by color and folded similar sizes. Scraps are kept in a clear container. 99% of the fabric I have (which isn't much) has been gifted to me, or won from giveaways. I'm fairly new to quilting, and just getting the essentials (self-healing mat, rotary cutter, acrylic rulers, etc) has been an expensive endeavor, so anything I can win is great. Thanks for the opportunity to win. And thanks for including the shipping costs.

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  19. I don't have a mice problem, and my stash is relatively small (except to my husband!). I keep unused fabric in an open bookcase in my office/sewing room, and scraps in a wired organizer in a closet.

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  20. I keep my stash in plastic totes according to color. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  21. Hi! I have to confess, I'm sorta organized.
    My stash is organized in clear plastic containers by colour, including light and darks of large amounts by colour.
    My cutting table is covered by stacks of projects or, if I'm lucky, in a separate container to keep things together. My hexie stuff is in a container and special area on my shelf. My applique stuff is in another area. I have books and favorite magazines in a closet weith shelves. Holding up my cutting table is a long, used ladies 9 drawer dresser. I use each drawer to hold notions, kits, etc. I can just move between stacks!
    Thanks for the giveaways!
    Take care, Leslie

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  22. I don´t have much stash but my fabrics are in one big box and scraps are in plastics totes.Thanks for the chance.

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  23. I use plastic totes but I still never seems to stay organized!

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  24. I am in the process of getting things organized myself. I will have a shelf unit designated for only fabric. But right now most of it is in boxes and some bags!

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  25. I use a huge oak book case for my sorted stacks of fabric.Look at estate sales+you can really pick up some neat storage units.
    Thanks for sharing!

    jldouglas@wispwest.net

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  26. I bought some shelving units from Ikea and have my fabric in clear plastic bins divided by color so I can see what I have. I also recently purchased a BIG file cabinet at a yard sale for next to nothing for all my patterns and notions.

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  27. All of my yardage stash is folded around my 5" wide long ruler and then folded in half and stacked, two columns to a cubby in bookcases from Target that normally hold those fabric bins. I have 34 of those cubbies full of fabric, sorted by type - solids, stripes, polka dots, plaids, florals, classic calico, contemporary prints, juvenile and novelty prints, holiday, batiks, and vintage (36" wide). And that's just the yardage!

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  28. I use my mother's "leftover" fabrics which are stored in shallow clear plastic bins with lids sorted by color, and labeled. They are on shelves in the "linen closet". We don't buy for stash, just for specific projects. So, that yardage usually goes straight to the project pile. Afterwards, leftovers go into the plastic bins. It works for us.

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  29. Honestly I have been making a # of things at the same time which is unusual for me so at the moment my stash is majorly spread out. I have a lot of novelty fabrics because of my DH so they all go in one place,then there is a spot for collections of fabrics I want to use together someday. The precuts have a spot of their own and the rest is done by color. Yeah that is probably not the least bit helpful but it works for me.

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  30. I've been thinking of getting a bunch of clear buckets to help organize my stash. That way I can see what's in them!

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  31. I organize by color, although, I need to work on my studio organization BIG TIME! It is hard for me to organize!

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  32. I organize my stash in those see through containers that are shoe box size. I got 10 of them at Costco for around $15. They work awesome.

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  33. I just bought my first fabric ever yesterday so it isn't that hard to organize!

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  34. I have a hard time accumulating fabric. I try to only buy what I need for a specific project. I do have a tote of leftovers, but I hate to have it hanging around. I will only want to sew when I should be doing something else, like the dishes.

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  35. I try to cut into fat quarters. I'm just learning.

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  36. I have my FQ's in clear plastic boxes all in color families. I have novelty fabric, Asian, patriotic, Christmas all in plastic boxes separate from the colors. I have projects in plastic boxes also as well as kits. I have three shelves and they are all full of these boxes.

    My yardages are kept in bigger plastic storage bins and folded as neatly as possible on the bottom of these big shelves. I have scraps cut into 2", 2 1/2", 3 1/2" strips in plastic storage drawers on wheels under my cutting tables. I use the Bonnie Hunter (Quiltville) scrap user system and it works pretty good for me. I cut my scraps up into these sizes as well as 5" squares and 2 /2" squares. I also have a drawer of strings...I have a Go Cutter now and have started leaving bigger scraps for it so I can cut some different applique shapes. I have to really work on being organized and I try really hard to stay that way. There's nothing wrong with your storage as long as you label what's in the boxes... If you have fabric in them, you might take snippets and tape to the outside so you will know at a glance what's in the box. Good luck on your room and getting re-organized.

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  37. I organize my fabric by "genres." Christmas, western, LizzieB girls, Moda, Charm Packs, jelly rolls. I keep the really big pieces in one stack and the really really big pieces like old sheets or battings in big storage bins. All my other fabric is stored on a bookshelf that I have sitting on it's side. It looks like a cubby-hole dresser thingy and gives me more counter space. And if I have fabric for a certain project then I keep it all together in Ziplock bags in shoeboxes. It's easier for me to keep everything in sight, but we don't have any mice. Hope this helps!

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  38. Maybe I should be more worried about mice, but my stash is sorted by color and kept shelves in open-top fabric bins. That way I can see it. The cut-to-size scraps are in plastic shoe boxes in a separate place. Works in progress are in standard shoe boxes and stacked (high, but not too high) nearby. But, there is always room for more and I would love to share some of yours.

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  39. We both get back on the same day. I keep my stash in large plastic buckets in the basement. I don't really have a sewing space. I label the bins with what projects are in them. It makes it easier to find things. I have 2 full buckets of Christmas fabrics alone. I also have some plastic drawers that I've put fat quarters in.

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  40. I just started quilting, so I have a very tiny stash, and it can all be stored in a shoebox. I know that probably won't last though...

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  41. I use clear plastic tubs and mostly sort by color. If I totally reorganized I think I could do better, but I never seem to want to give up sewing time to get organized.

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  42. I use patterned bankers boxes I got from Target, and post it notes that the whole back is sticky.

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  43. Thanks for your mystery giveaway. In my sewing room, I have a closet with shelves in it floor to ceiling, and have most of my stash sorted by color. BUT..then I have LOTS of stash that won't fit in there, and is stored in plastic bins, on two shelving units....and of course, laying all over my cutting table ....all the time.

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Comments are always welcome and definitely enjoyed.