Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Organizing my fabric stash

We've completed another part of our house so I've finally been able to unpack some more boxes from my old craft room. I have to say that I have so much fabric I should be ashamed of myself! I definitely need to use it up before buying anything new. Making scrappy charity quilts helps. I have two WIP charity quilts that I'll need to finish this month and a baby quilt that's nearly done. I'd like to find another local charity that I could donate a quilt to for the holidays or perhaps donate to our library to auction off at a fundraiser. Our little library desperately needs the funds to be able to move to the old train station they are renovating, which is much larger than the basement below the bank they currently inhabit. I like thinking that my work is going directly to someone in my community.

I'm also restricting myself for fabric choices for the "In the Good Ol’ Summertime Mini Quilt Swap" I joined to use only scraps. I know I want to make a simple sunflower using the old-fashioned Dresden-plate pattern, so it's a good thing that the quilter I will be making it for enjoys vintage and traditional quilt styles.

In the Good Ol’ Summertime Mini Quilt Swap


  1. If you have any tips & tricks for organization, please let me know. Right now I can't walk thru my sewing room to get to my machine....Way out of control this week.

    I love charity projects and your project to raise funds for your local library is certainly for a great cause. Please keep me posted as you pursue this, and if I can, I'd love to share insights on my blog to also help PR for you. Best wishes for your fundraising project and thank you so very much for doing this. Reading can change the lives of so many people and a library is the glue that helps so many enjoy reading.


  2. Thanks SewCalGal! I am still organizing my project room after our family's recent move. My project room is lower on the priority list of home renovations at the moment. I will certainly post pictures and tips once I do get it all organized though. I like to sketch plans in advance using grid paper and use wall space. That's the trick for me - "seeing" the space in advance on paper and using wall space.