Studio Organizing, Week 45

Posted on November 8, 2016 by prairiemoonquilts in Studio Organizing Challenge

Did you have fun rebooting an area in your space?

I actually got way more done than I thought I would. I had to take three days off work to do it, but I’m very pleased with my progress, and hope I can keep the momentum going.

Here’s a list of some of the things I managed to accomplish:

  • I got all my batting scraps gathered up, measured and tagged, and stored in the closet where they belong.
  • I got about 1/3 of the fabric put away (I’m still working on this a little bit every day).
  • I had my collection of vintage quilt tops and blocks in three different rooms in my house (why?). I gathered them all up and now they’re all stored in one place together.
  • I got all my scraps collected into one area, and am slowly working my way through them. I predict lots of fun scrap quilts in my future!
  • I sorted out a box of things to give away at guild meeting, a pile of things to sell, a big bag to recycle, and even threw away a few things. A healthy purge does a body good!

And I’ve made HUGE progress on the next room we’ve been remodeling. This room is where my longarm is going to permanently reside (so I can get it out of the living room finally):


I finally got the floor painted, and I LOVE LOVE LOVE it! It’s RED! I started out painting it tan, but then I stalled, and I think it was because I just wasn’t feeling it. It was too boring. I made the decision to go with red, and I can’t believe it took me so long!

There are a few more things to get done in here, like move my storage cabinet in, hang my shelves and pegboards, cover the breaker box, and make some cute curtains. A new frame for my longarm is getting delivered at the end of the month, and that’ll take up nearly the entire room! I’ll be sure and show you all the befores, durings, and afters once I get everything in place — I’m so excited!

And I’m trying to keep going on all of this a little bit every day. Some days I simply can’t spare the time, but every little bit helps!

So what’s up for this week? Well . . . I’m a fan of Sherri’s blog, A Quilting Life, and she posted this article on “Time Management for Quilters“.

She outlines a list of 10 things we can do to make more time for quilting, and to make it easier and more productive when we find that time. My challenge to us this week, is to:

Choose one thing from Sherri’s list that you’d like to do

I think I’m going to go with #5, and get my lists all updated and in plain view. I also want to work on #8, so I’ll be chipping away at that one, too, most likely. Eventually, I hope to have tried them all! They’re very good tips.

How about you?

Which item on Sherri’s list would you like to try? Which one do you think will do you the most good with getting more organized and being more productive?

7 responses to “Studio Organizing, Week 45”

  1. Linda says:

    Number 5 is a good one I’ll try to do, but I was intrigued by number 9, leave something to sew first thing. I like this one and will start doing it today.

  2. randy says:

    wow yay …. cheers cheering…. Makes me want to go clean.

  3. Helen says:

    Love the red floor. I toohave been tidying and purging. I have started organising myself with a to do list so I know whats next rarher than jumping around from project to project..

  4. Rose Marie says:

    Remember when we used to check daily with Flylady to get organized? I wonder if she is still around. Several things on this list sounds like Flylady.

  5. Michele says:

    I’m going to implement #5, listing projects. I already try to do #3, meal planning, but the “regularly” part of it still needs some work!

  6. Meloney says:

    I’m picking #7 – pick a time to clean my studio.

    I like it when you push something at us, but I need to be self motivated on this too.

    I started off with my hand sewing containers. 🙂

  7. Mary says:

    I love, love, love the red floor!

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