I reorganized our craft room. I started with getting my fabrics in order, while he got his painting stuff in order. I used cardboard box pieces to roll my fabrics over 1 yard. And have a box full of anything less than a yard. I didn't realize how much scrap fabric I had.....I have got to figure something out for all that fabric. I have also organized my bundles. Of fabric into type and pattern. The stuff on the top shelf is jelly rolls and quilting squares, also interfacing and pre-rolled fabric from walmart's clearance rack. I didn't feel like unrolling it til I need it. I also have my sheer fabric up there. My bottom shelf is my few knits and fleece. My middle shelf is my basic fabric.....I think its called broadcloth. On the very top is some of my finished or almost finished stuff and speakers so I have music. Next I need to work on my notions....ribbon, needles, thread, etc. That's going to be the hard part. Once I get that done and I get my sewing machine back from the repair guy Ill be ready to go.
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So, the main reason I wanted a sewing machine was to make a quilt. Not just any old quilt, but a t-shirt quilt. I have been collecting t-shirts over the years. All sorts of shirts. I have shirts. From church events, and some from grade school up to college, some from sporting events and some from places I have been. I have big squares, little squares, and even some rectangles.
Tonight I started on this quilt. I cut up all the t-shirts, and hopefully not the duplicates. I'm going to try to start putting it together tonight also, but I don't have a space big enough without the animals being around. My sewing room trash is full, and I have plenty of left over shirt pieces for filler if needed. I have several thoughts on how I am going to do this. One is to put all the big pieces together then add the little and long. One is to start with the little pieces together in the middle and go out from that with everything else. Its probably going to take me a while to do this, and lots of thread. I will be keeping all of you updated as the project progresses and end it with the final look. Let me know if there are any suggestions out there.