April 19, 2013

Spring Cleaning

I had dozens and dozens of quilt magazines in my studio. This week I decided to look through them, remove the pages I wanted to keep, and throw the magazines away. In the evenings, when I had no energy left for anything else, I would put my feet up and look through each magazine. I kept favorite patterns, pages with tips and tutorials, inspirational pictures, and nothing else.

Yesterday I purchased two binders and plastic sheet protectors. In one binder I placed tabs for quilts, gift and small projects, and Christmas patterns. The other binder had tabs for applique and embroidery, loose templates, tips and tutorials. I used 100 plastic sheet protectors for all the material I saved, placed them under the appropriate tab, and will need to buy a few extra sheets.

Now, instead of 6 magazine filing boxes I have 2 binders. When looking for ideas, I will only sift through what I like, saving me a ton of time. As for the inspirational pictures, I glued them in my sketch book.

I am looking for ideas to organize rulers (they make an unruly mess on my cutting table!), interface and fusible web... Do you have any organizational tips to share?




2 comments:

  1. I've seen where people use those hanging shoe holders with the clear pockets to put their interfaceings & stabalizers I have also seen them in wine racks

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  2. I have a piece of peg board in a frame hanging above my sewing desk and have my rulers hanging from pegs on it. I don't have a ton yet, so my long skinny ones share one peg and my square ones share another. It keeps them organized and out of my way, and I can get to the one I want with ease.

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