In January each year, I try to do a deep clean in the sewing room. I accidentally started early this year. I was looking for border options for the Dutch Hexies quilt and decided to straighten up my shelves holding yardage.

There is a bit of method to my organization here!

Then I sorted magazines and passed over half on to a friend.

I even tackled a few baskets setting aside anything I was sure I wouldn’t use to give to the same friend. This might not look neat to you, but trust me, it is way better than it was! I keep pieces smaller than yardage and bigger than scraps in these.

I have a lot of work yet to do, but it sure feels good to have a jump on this chore!

Have a great day!

About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing adult kids, and a former librarian. I love making everything from traditional quilts to art quilts. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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10 Responses to Cleaning

  1. Jannette Binder says:

    My sewing space has been under renovation for the past 8 months? I have a few projects on the go, but have to borrow space from something else to actually work on something bigger than a few blocks. At any rate, the contractor will be here soon, and I might have a room again by Feb. 1st – and then the BIG sort / purge will happen here too….

  2. I love it – you accidentally started early!! that means you can come here for January then!! It looks great and I see a lot of cool quilts in your future!!

  3. Sherrill says:

    That’s entirely depressing!! My sewing area has NEVER looked that good!!! UGH

  4. I did some cleaning and sorting, too. Mostly the boxes, etc stacked under my cutting table. It feels good and looks better. Well done, you!

  5. It looks great! I really need to clean up my room too…..

  6. Sandi says:

    It looks so nice and neat! I have been straightening my sewing room too. Just putting things back in their right place. Hugs,

  7. Doesn’t that accidental cleaning feel good? You have a head start! I was just thinking this morning that one of my tasks today should be a bit of cleaning too!

  8. blackeyedsewsan says:

    I am next on this wagon-train, let me tell you! New thermostat on the 3rd floor so can go up there again-am raring to go now that I don’t need a coat up there! Susan

  9. Great idea Katy! Thanks for sharing, I need to go through all the stuff under my cutting table – it seems to be a catch all spot :-p

  10. Shasta says:

    It looks clean and organized to me! Very nice, and congrats on getting a head start.

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