Tips for Quilting/Sewing Room Organization-Part 4a Organization!

Over time our quilting/sewing rooms tend to magically collect things.  Not everything belongs in the space so now is just the time for a bit of spring cleaning.  Take some time to go through things and remove anything that does not belong in the space and put it back where it belongs.  Did that free up some space? I hope so.  That is a good step towards a more organized room.

One thing that helped me a lot was moving my sewing room out of the dining room and into a spare bedroom.  I know that may not be an option of everyone or you may already have a dedicated room but that was my first step.  Upon moving into the space I quickly realized that I had outgrown the room before I even got everything in.  I found that I had bits and pieces of things all mixed in together.  I even found duplicates of things I must have purchased a second time because I couldn’t find it.

The next step to take is to organize everything into groups: fabric, scraps, batting, thread/bobbins, pin/clips, tools, notions, rulers, marking pens/pencils, fusible web, etc.  You may be surprised at all the things you do have!  You may be asking yourself “Why would I want to do all that?” and as counterproductive as it sounds to deconstruct your entire space and its contents, it will really help in the long run.  Are there things you don’t want or need?  This is a good time to get rid of those things and pass them on to new homes, donate to a quilt guild or toss depending on what it is.  We will continue with more specific organization of things in the next post.  Till then Happy Quilting!

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