Getting organized can be so messy! I’m looking forward to getting into my new studio soon. Really, like soon soon. We need to give the wood a few days to acclimate to our house then glue it down and install the trim. Then I can move in.
In the meantime I’m getting some sorting done. The more organized I get now, the easier it will be to load up the shelves and get to sewing. I’m starting with my fabric stash. Here are the new categories:
- Prints with animals
- Prints with fruit
- Dots and stripes
- Everything else
It’s so nice to be able to find everything quickly! Some of these are further sorted by color or type. I started with yardage (anything 1/8 of a yard and up) and am going through my scraps now. I also have boxes for types of items for sale in my shop. The baby quilts are all snuggled together and when one sells I won’t have to search twelve boxes to find it.
Of course, I need to take sewing breaks. So I made this month’s Stash Bee block. Then I traced some baby bibs which’ll be sold in sets.
What about you? How do you organize your stuff?
I could do with pulling everything apart and putting it back better! I have stuff in multiple places at the moment and that’s never a good thing!
I discovered that I had pieces of the same fabric… in three different spots! Sheesh. 🙂
Yeah, it gets worse before it gets better. I organize much like you do, only I have fewer categories for prints: floral, non-floral, and juvenile. I don’t try to decide what color a multicolored print is, but the others I try to put in color order. When I have them this way I wish for the coordinated colors to be together, but when I do that I wish for the types to be together…never satisfied.
I hear ya. It’s difficult to decide types vs colors and really there’s no perfect way. I have one lonely tone-on-tone yellow. It’d look a bit more cozy in a section next to the solid, batik, hand-dyes, and polka-dots. I’ll just have to remember to go looking for it in those sections too.