If you're a REAL quilter, you have at least one UFO (unfinished object) and one WIP (work in progress) stashed in the closet or stacked on a shelf. Maybe you just need quilting suggestions, or maybe a fresh eye from a new online friend can help with block arrangements. How about a UFO swap? Any UFO conversation is welcome.

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Comment by Linda Koller on February 7, 2019 at 5:08pm

I use the comic boards too. I tried your idea Chris with tagging the amount of fabric. However, my cupboards are too tight and the tags came off. Maybe I have too much fabric...LOL

Comment by Riana Noyes on February 7, 2019 at 4:19pm

As you can see, it's real heavy on the blue side, lol. That's because a friend here who LOVES blue gifted a whole box to me last month :-))

Comment by Riana Noyes on February 7, 2019 at 4:18pm

My travel stash here in Fla. There are also a few ziplock bags with project  wanna bes & patterns in the cupboard under my cutting counter.

Comment by Mary Moore on February 7, 2019 at 12:04pm

I have been the recipient of 6 or 8 other quilters stashes, not to mention bags of anonymous orphan fabric left at various libraries and on  my doorsteps.  Obviously I talk about my quilting addiction too much. My quilting friends know they have free rein in my closets. My end plan for the stash has been told to family...they need to rent a small U-Hall and take everything to the Hopi Reservation. They make many quilts for their babies, and have real water problems for washing.  Haven't got a plan for the stored quilts and the machines yet.

Comment by Barbara Hughes on February 6, 2019 at 11:49pm

Nice job on the closet Mary. Mine is a Work in Progress. I have a much smaller room now, so I'm still organizing. It's good to hear all the organizing tips.

Comment by Riana Noyes on February 6, 2019 at 9:55pm

That's a pretty large amount of fabric...and you have another closet of larger pieces??! 

I like Chris's idea of tagging size...though l'd likely forget to alter said tag after cutting some off for a project,lol.

Comment by Mary Moore on February 6, 2019 at 8:06pm

That sounds good Chris.  I might adapt that idea to the other closet with the larger pieces.

New Years quilt is an older pattern from Quilters Newsletter that combines modern looking black and white prints with older looking calicoes, a dresden plate with an applique in the center and wavy borders between the blocks.  Paul's reaction was, "Arrrgh."  I think it is probably terrible enough to get me fired from doing the raffle quilt for the fire dept.  16 years of time pressure is enough. They like bed sized quilts, and this is only 50" sq.

Comment by Ginny Andersen on February 6, 2019 at 7:03pm

Wow, Mary! This looks great! Well worth all of you effort! I would NEVER take pics of my sewing room! LOL People would faint! 

Comment by Chris Michelle on February 6, 2019 at 6:23pm

Mary, I order comic boards from Amazon to wrap my fabrics around to keep them tidy and somewhat wrinkle free. I have also started writing the yardage amount on scraps of paper and using straight pins to hold the fabric to the boards and the paper on the fabric. I am hoping this will help me stay more organized, so I don't have to unfold fabric to see if I have enough for a project if I am thinking of using it.

Comment by Mary Moore on February 6, 2019 at 4:15pm

This took five days...look quick before I mess it up.  One more closet the same size to do: bigger pieces, novelty prints, flannels, home dyed, white on white and the like.

Lots went to the thrift shop, and the trash.

Now I get to start the New Years Day quilt, only a month late.


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