Love It or Leave It! Declutter Your Sewing Place
1. Approach decluttering with a positive mindset 2. Gather Supplies - trash bag, donation box, and miscellaneous box 3. Work in an orderly manner - start one shelf at a time, groups 4. Take it piece by piece *Tools- do you have more than one? Do you actively use it? *Fabric- do you love it? Will you use it? Refold fabrics so they are the same size Cut scraps down to usable sizes, 2 1/2”, 5”, and 10” squares 5. Clean your shelves - re-arrange 6. Evaluate your space Maximize your space, remove non- quilt related items. 7. Get rid of your donation box- donate to a local guild, charity quilt groups, ask your local shop for ideas where to donate
5 Things You Can Do To Start Your Year of Sewing Off Right
1. Change your needle and rotary cutter blade 2. Clean your machine- when did you have it last serviced? 3. Wind several bobbins 4. Organize your workspace. 5. Planning journal- what do you want to sew this year, list, UFO’s, keep track of what you sew daily.
Olfa mat 24”x36”, smaller one for retreats Creative Grid rulers: 6 1/2” x 6 1/2” 6 1/2” x 12 1/2” 6 1/2” x 24 1/2” 12 1/2” x 12 1/2” 20 1/2” x 20 1/2” Clover seam ripper and stiletto Clover 4.0mm Pins Small snipper scissors Thread- Aurifil 50 wt. Go to colors #2600,#1422, #2024 Pressing Wool pressing mat by Steady Betty Best press *I like to mix my Best Press with Terial Magic, 1/4th cup of Terial magic to 4 cups of Best Press, this gives a nice crisp look