Sunday, October 21, 2012

Am I on my own!!!!!

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This little bag weights 11 kilo…or 22 lb….this is what I call some of my scraps, they sort of go in here, as they are just too big to chuck out….!!!!!!!

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and this…well they are just ‘leftover’ charm squares…

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and this…. just bits and pieces, not sure why these sit on my cutting table!!!…but they do….

now I do have other ‘spots’ that have really old fabric, colour sorted, I like to do that…then I have 'fabric stories’ that all sit together, and I like to keep my fat quarters together (only the current ranges, no old stuff that is colour sorted) and then  you have all the other bits and pieces!!!, you know kits, backing fabric, leftover backing fabric which is more than a metre ……. I really am hoping you know what I mean here…

Only a few photos have been shown, as I do not want you all to think I have a fabric problem!!!!!

So why am I doing this post, I just want to know if I am NORMAL………

please tell me your story…

Happy Sunday, take care, keep safe,

Peg

30 comments:

Melody said...

You make me feel so much better Peg, because you are just like me. I have a very similar sorting system.

Terry said...

This is exactly why I've been making so many scrappy quilts lately! I've had a similar problem! LOL

Cyn ;-) said...

Absolutely, Peg... you are totally normal! I have so much fabric stuffed in my tiny house that as you drive down the street you can easily identify my house. . . it is the one with the bulging walls!

Marla's Crafts said...

I have mind all cleaned up finally. I have some very nice boxes that I bought and when I am done a project I cut them up in 2 1/2 in or 1 1/2 in pieces and so on in different boxes. It does make it alot easier. It took me days to get it cleaned up.

Vicki said...

Remember the old Medibank Private ad? I feel better now!
I am so pleased to see that I am not the only one with a "bits and pieces, can't chuck it cos I might need it," problem. You've restored my faith in being a sewer. I love to have it all clean and tidy, but next project it's all out again!

barb's creations said...

You are oh sooooo normal Peg,I have just as many piles/baskets/bags of scraps as you do LOL :) Barb

shez said...

lol we are all the same Peg,lol,enjoy your Sunday my friend.xx

De said...

LOL Peg........making me feel very normal here! I must get me one of those fold up baskets for scraps too (the box I have is now overflowing!)

Quilter Raised in the South said...

I have baskets like that! and right on my sewing table too. It's like you came into my house and took pictures. thanks!!!!! I feel ever so much better.

Cheryll said...

Normal? Not everyone can have organised chaos like quilters! Of course we're NOT NoRMaL.. we are SPeCiaL xx :)

Susan said...

I so agree with Cheryll - we are "special" not normal. Who wants to be plain old normal anyway? My sewing space looks like a bomb has hit at the moment, then every now and then I sort and tidy it......and then another bomb hits. I like to think of it as a natural cycle.

Karen said...

OH no its only you! HA!

We all have our stash of small bits of fabric.

I read a blog where the gal takes her small bits of left over fabrics from projects and either cuts strips of 2" or 3", or squares. Then chucks the slivers.

I started this process and it works well for me. I now have a drawer of 2", 3", and another od squares. When I start a new project I see if any of my strips are good with this project.

It seems that I moved from a basket of "Stuff" to drawers of "Strips of Stuff". For me its an improvement. I like to make scrappy quilts.

What will your basket of "stuff" become?


helbel19 said...

Good heavens Peg of course you are normal.... so that makes me normal too hooray. My box of scraps sit on the floor next to my machine so every now and then I make string blocks so hopefully they will all turn into quilts in the end.

Helen

Scottish Nanna said...

OMG Peg I have never seen so much material in one place I am sure you will get through it all soon the speed that you make things.Happy sewing.
Hugs Mary.xx

marina said...

I have scrap fabric envy!
There is very limited space at my place so I have to keep 'stuff' to a minimum.
I do keep little scraps in a box. They come in super handy for hexies.
I think you are definitely our kind of normal.

Michelle Ridgway said...

Now I am not admitting to anything mind you but you may call me twin sister.......I feel better now:-)

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

yep you not anlone and ttally normal! My scrap containers all all sorted by colur and are all full with some just refusing to close. I am now trying to sort a better way to store them. Do I buy bigger containers. Someone suggest that I make fabric containers for them - from my scraps - great idea just need the time. Enjoy your scraps :o)

simplestitches said...

at least your scraps are organised! some of mine are...and the rest are on the floor at the moment, because I'm trying to use some of them up....but they are endless!

Leanne said...

Yep, your definatley normal Peg, you could make some great scrap quilts with all that fabric. Have fun.

Mistea said...

Scraps multiply when you're not looking. Not your fault really!

Love all those scraps you have 'organised' there.
Enjoy the company of like minded friends.

Noela said...

I have lots of fabrics and scraps. Ranges are kept together. Kits are sitting in a cupboard. Colour
co-ordinated fabrics are in plastic boxes. I could go on and on but I think I've said enough. You are definitely normal Peg.

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Mommarock said...

I just started creating my new craft room. Of course that meant I had to go through my old craft room. BUT, I decided I needed to be TOTALLY organized in my new room. How many crochet hooks do I REALLY need?? If I have them in an organized manner..just one of each. My fabric, well what there is of it will all be ironed, folded and sorted by color. I have a few scraps and they are in a little drawer. Nothing like your wonderful scrap factory you have going on there LOL. I would make a wonderful crazy quilt with all of that!

Anonymous said...

Thank you Peg,
I have admired your productivity for so long, and marvel at the tidiness of all your photo shots, so to see that you organize your scraps the way I do, by stories, etc. made me feel so much better. I used to feel bad about the amount of scraps I had, but I ended up being retired from my career a year ago, and with a much smaller income now, I am loving the free fabric! It makes it possible to continue the charity sewing I used to do, and since it was great fabric the first time, it is part of some great looking projects now. Don't despair- it is one of the benefits of quilting. Keep inspiring-Roxanne

Contented Caroline said...

Somebody needs to start making some super scrappy happy quilts to get rid of all those scraps - it should be your next challenge - rip your credit cards up, ban yourself from shopping and get making!!!

I need to take my own advice really - i started making some quilts using my vast amount of scraps - but found myself cutting into fat quarters for more diversity of colours etc I still haven't finished them!! Naughty me - I have baskets full of scraps that just never seem right for the next project I want to work on.

Daisy Jayne said...

Normal .... please tell me what is normal..... Love the scrap pile(s)... go girlfriend

Kris said...

Yep. I have cupboards full of fabric and baskets full of scraps. Occassionally I make a scrap quilt or block and whittle the scraps down a bit, but not much! I don't have any fabric colour sorted. It's just in the cupboard! My scraps are colour sorted though. I am in a couple of bees and the monthly blocks we make are generally from scraps so the colour coding makes bee block making easier.

I think you are normal. Really, you need lots of fabric. What if one night you can't sleep and there's no fabric to start a new project? See, people like us are always thinking ahead.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Oh Peg reading this I think we are all normal...perhaps it's just everyone else *grin* xo

S Thompson said...

I hope someday to be as 'normal' as you Peg. Sharyn:)

Anita said...

glad to see I am normal too LOL.....and I don't even have a sewing room LOL~!~