Jamie has always loved Calvin and Hobbes. She has passed that on to Nathan who reads them endlessly. This is for you two.
I’m continuing to get my workroom/quilt studio up and running. This is my new pin cushion that matches the curtains, seat cushion and the ironing board cover. The fabric is almost gone. I’ll see what else I can come up with.
It took me about 2 1/2 months, working in my spare time, to finish up my quilt fabric organization. I’m so happy with how it turned out. I have several items to get quilted and then on to creating more wonderful things.
First I’ll show some before pictures:
These are the 2 basic shelves I had and all my fabrics were in these boxes labeled with color or themes of the fabrics.
I purchased acid free comic book backs from EBay to wrap my fabrics in. I had to order several times to have enough. I cut them in half for my fat quarters and half yard pieces. I also got boxes from Costco to cut down to hold the smaller bundles of fabrics. I didn’t want to buy anything I didn’t have to so cut down and turned my banker boxes on their sides to see what I have.
So after some thought, I placed my fat quarters and small bundles in front of the larger fabric lengths of the same color or theme. It’s worked out well. I have a shelf of backing fabrics and a shelve of favorite fabrics.
I hope you are inspired. This exercise has shown me I do not have to buy fabric for a loooong time. LOL.
For a Christmas present to myself I decided to organize my fabric stash so that I could see what I have. My quilt group did an organizing presentation in the fall and that got me thinking. First pictures is how I was currently sorting my fabrics. Each box is color or theme labeled. It worked okay because I haven’t been doing much.
So here’s the start. I’m folding and measuring my fabrics and turning my boxes on their sides. I’m almost done and will do a full post soon.
This is on my short list for my sewing machine. Thank you Missouri Star Quilt Co.
Check out the fun tutorial at this site. I’d like to make a couple of these.
This is my latest seasonal flag. I made it last month. I couldn’t pass up the plaid fabric at the store. I just love plaids. Happy Harvest Season!
I know it’s only November, but I had to document this quilt so I can come back and do it for February. ~Beth
*Note to self: Make one of these.
This is a quick and easy table runner. I’ve been looking for something like this. I can’t wait to make some for all the different holidays.
This is for Kayla. She loves to draw (although not Disney). I thought she might enjoy this perspective on creativity and what seems to be the expansion of it’s limits. Enjoy!