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Monday, 13 September 2010

TIDYING THE SEWING ROOM - ONE PIECE OF FABRIC AT A TIME.

After all my recent finishes I must confess what little system I have in my sewing room is not very obvious...... Too many boxes half unpacked. So i have begun that wonderful process of going through all the little discarded bits and getting them into a useful format.

Big pieces I fold and put away by color.

Long skinny pieces get cut into more regular strips. 2.5" and 1.5" I use a lot but others widths I put in the random width box.

Short strips I cut into Lengths ready for making boarders 7.5", 6", 4.5" and 3"

I also cut squares 5" 4" 2.5" 2" and 1.5"


WHY do this??????????????

Let for the way i work of ten the inspiration for a design will come far more quickly playing round with similarly colored small pieces than with great big lengths.