Friday, January 1, 2016

Friday Finds for a New Year

Happy New Year everyone!
  A few things to begin the year:

  •  Blogger changes have begun.  You might check your dashboard list of blogs.....some may have disappeared.  You may not be getting the latest posts from your favorites.  I found a few I had to "re-follow".    And some may have "lost" me.  I notified Blogger, but no word back yet from them.
  • Now is a good time to clean your rotary cutting mat......give it a soak in the bath tub and gently clean off the fuzz.
  • Change rotary cutter blades.  
  • Clean your machine and give it a new needle.  
Every year I promise myself to get organized......good intentions need some inspiration.  
 Fabric storage...... I found a few ways to storage fabric vertically, if you have wall space.  

Fabric Organization Round-Up | The Thinking Closet:

From the Thinking Closet:  Letter/mail sorter idea for fat quarters.    There are several ideas in this post, including closet, shelves, filing cabinet.  

Repurpose the side of an older crib for fabric storage - It would be great for the fabrics I've already pressed and am waiting to cut! #repurposed #fabricstorage:
  From Dwell Delightfully:  A re-purposed  side rail of a baby crib!  I love seeing items re-used in different ways and this one is perfect for holding fabrics, or projects to be completed.  Much better than being stacked on a table or in the closet.  She has instructions on removing the hardware and finishing the ends.  Of course, a handy husband or son could just create something similar.  Just saying!

Space saver quilt display: Quilt storage....from Robinson's Woodcrafts.    This nifty display rack can be custom made to display and store your finished quilts.   Or it would work to hold those flimsy tops waiting to be quilted!   I have a similar one in my sewing room---with only one pole---for a display piece.  I like the staggered design of this one.  

Why do quilts cost so much? Saw this on FB and needed to save it. Cost of a square 65" quilt being $852.65 when buying fabric at $10/yard and valuing your time at $10/hr. Homemade quilts are a wonderful expression of generosity from their maker.:  
   I ran across this at 44th Street fabric.  It's good to remind ourselves of the investment we make in fabric, notions, and such.  Thought I would just pass it on.

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Wishing you all a bright and  fabric filled new year.  Happy stitching.


allthingzsewn said...

Side of baby crib is a great idea. Thanks
Enjoy your first day of 2016

Mystic Quilter said...

Inspiration strikes!! Thanks for these ideas Debbie I reckon some of them may well be implemented in my sewing room! Happy New Year!

Janet O. said...

Good advice for starting the new year ready to quilt--and I always love to see what you "find". : )

Marisol Vallespín Sánchez said...
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Marisol Vallespín Sánchez said...

Muchas gracias por los consejos.
Feliz Año Nuevo!

KatieQ said...

Thanks for sharing these very clever "finds."

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