Tuesday, September 24, 2013

my er neat "system"

this is where scraps end up that are relatively small. (think I need a bigger vessel to store them in huh?)
Then when I feel the urge to just sew, I grab either by color (see those "organized" zippy bags by color?) or whatever strikes me that day.
I sew and sew and sew and cut until I have a made piece of fabric big enough to do something with.
Then at a later date I may trim them all up into say potholders, mugrugs, zippy bags or whatever and have another marathon sewing session to finish them. (when I do more than one productions style, it makes me feel like I accomplished a LOT!  hee hee I like to FOOL myself into thinking I am great.........it works!)
for the mosts part my "system" works. I just need to tidy it up a bit and maybe make it a little bigger...
what's YOUR system for fun sewing?  Do you make kits for yourself?  Do you just "wing"  it?
they say a creative mind is a messy one........(I must be REALLY creative ha ha)


Julierose said...

Well....I like to think I'm uber-organized, BUT the real truth is that when I start a project, the fabric goes flying every which way and gets hidden under piles, tables, rulers askew poking out their measuring selves, scissors--just plain get LOST!! etc. etc. Aaaargh--anyhoo...I have hurt my shoulders with all that basting, soooo, what better time to RE-organize (for the gazillionth time!). This time--tried and true--by color--but those darn novelty prints and prints in general just stump me!! How are your prints organized (or not ROTFLOL) Am I yakking on and on again????..hugs, Julierose

Rosemary Dickinson said...

I organize by color if I have a good amount of fabric left. I have a small plastic set of drawers for that. If it's just a small scrap, I have a scrap bag. Not sure I'll ever use them but I try! I keep newer fat quarters together hoping to use them up. I have problems finding places for fabrics that don't have a major color. Sort of messy over here!!