Getting Organized is Messy

getting organized is messy 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:

  • Donate
  • Solids
  • Tone-on-tone
  • Batiks
  • Hand-dyed
  • Holidays
  • Floral
  • Prints with animals
  • Prints with fruit
  • Dots and stripes
  • Flannel
  • 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.

march stash bee block 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. tracing baby bibs
What about you? How do you organize your stuff?


4 thoughts on “Getting Organized is Messy

  1. RuthB

    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!

  2. knitnkwilt

    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.

    1. QUILTArtbyMegan Post author

      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.


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