Tuesday, January 3, 2017

The Final Countdown Challenge for 2016

Shelly, of Prairie Moon Quilts, once again hosted her Final Countdown Challenge, to help us get our sewing spaces in order for the New Year.  This has been very helpful to me in the past, so I definitely wanted to do it again.

The first task, which you can read about HERE, is to:

Get your fabric stash under control.

So I decided to tackle my shelving unit that holds alot of my fabrics and magazines.  It looked like this:

I pulled everything off and tried to reorganize it, so it looked like this a few days ago.

I liked it, but then I got the idea that I'd like it to hold all my non-quilting fabrics.  My quilting fabrics are mostly stored in small bins with a designated project.  But my bulky non-quilting fabrics, such as fleece, flannel, and old clothes to re-purpose, are mostly stored in Ziploc storage bags. I had them under my drafting table, and were rather hard to see what I had.
So I decided to move the two units and try putting all the bags on the shelves. It now looks like this:

I know it's not really attractive, but this is located behind the door, so one doesn't see it right away.

Shelly asked in the challenge if we had a plan for our stash in 2017?
My plan/goals will be to:
- go through all these bags and sort out what to keep and what to give to charity.
- fold any yardage neatly in piles
- cut up clothes and keep only what is needed.
- make a few scrap quilts.

As I was doing all this, my daughter started decluttering her play area. She had various bins of small scraps and ribbons that we wanted to combine. She didn't want to get rid of a doll unit, so she decided to re-purpose it for all her scraps!

 Thanks, Shelly, for a fun and productive first task!


  1. It looks much better, and I like your goals moving forward! So cute that your daughter is doing it, too!

  2. You're off to a busy and productive start to the new year! So sweet that Sarah is inspired by you...like mother, like daughter :)


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