The Ohio Principle.
I really enjoyed reading your comments about your stash and organizing tips. If you have time, look them over, there's a lot of great advice there!
Here are the three comments chosen to receive a Heartspun Quilts pattern of your choice. They are....
I didn't know it had a name, "OHIO" but I love it! I try, I mean I really, really try to be organized. But, I find I still make little piles after a project. I do get to them and cut them into strips to put in drawers of that strip size. I have found that works best for me...well so far. Never thought of the cutting ahead for the specific project idea, but I really like that concept. My 3 year old Granddaughter thinks the drawers of strips are for her to put up on the design wall. Hahahaaa...I don't mind handling those scraps a million times because watching her play is priceless joy to me!
Hi Pam, Love this system!! I feel I'm pretty organized, I have to be because my sewing and storage space is quite small, so I really wouldn't be able to function if I weren't putting things back in their own spot right away. I do have to say I love scrappy quilts, but I really love block and fabric exchanges. I have found myself using the same fabrics in lots of quilts and that concerns me. That's also why I usually only buy fat quarters or snippets of fabrics. And there are always new fabric lines coming out that I really love, especially yours!!
I sort all my fabrics by colors and put them in totes I can see through and place them on shelves. I mostly make scrap quilts. Whenever I cut into new fabrics I like to cut some into strips in widths I use often and I have smaller totes that I organize these in by color and size. I keep a tote for narrow scraps for string piecing. I have totes for scrap pieces and also keep totes for bonus triangles and squares. I like to keep all my fabrics wrinkle free, so I am careful to place all my fabrics flat in my containers neatly. You had some great tips in your post Pam thanks!
Please email your mailing address to me at Pam@HeartspunQuilts.com along with the pattern of your choice.
Thanks, everyone who left a comment. Means a lot to me, ya know!!
Back to work and hope you spend at least a little time sewing and feeding your soul!
Just mail me that box, Pam. You have my address!!! Those are just so, so, so pretty!!ReplyDelete
Love that box of beautiful goodness. I am working on two tops at once and need over 4000 2 1/2 inch squares so, if that box needs a new home, mine is available. Just saying. LOLReplyDelete
These are just lovely! Beautiful to look at. Great way to organize. Can I ask where these storage containers can be purchased? Need some badly.ReplyDelete
What a lovely surprise to wake up to. Thank you so much Pam, I am going to go pick my pattern out now. Congrats to the other winners too!! Love your box, I need to get me one of those too.ReplyDelete
Wow I need to bring out my squares and cut more, you have inspired me, yours are lovely Pam. I just emailed you my address and pattern choice, they are all so wonderful it was hard choosing one. Thanks for choosing me as a winner! I loved reading everyone's organizing ideas. Have a wonderful day!!! I have a three day weekend from work and am spending most of it in my sewing studio.ReplyDelete
I like your organization. This is very important if we want to have everything under control :) I sometimes have a problem with it, but your idea of organization is very nice and I have to apply the same.ReplyDelete