This button is on my side bar, if you haven't noticed it before. You should make a weekly visit (and share) to VAL'S to see what theme is up and visit those who link up.
This week's theme is about scrap storage and linking up past posts. I am a scrap quilter and get scraps in all the time, so a bit hard to search for a good post on this one - so we start from scratch. This was a new donation just yesterday. A lot of bigger pieces with a few strips and what would be equavelant to a layercake or charm.
Yes, our area quilters seem to use a lot of green, and I get swamped in it. Since there are a lot of large pieces, rather than store it I will piece a backing or two. To me it is about using it, not storing it.
I get so many items in that I now keep a list of other quilters and guild members who are looking for certain items and when I sort down a donation, I set aside for each of those if it is in the pile. I know I will never use it all and would rather gift on to someone rather than stash it away.
This is my main storage center. You can see my 'yardage' is just one shelf. Since I work small blocks, yardage to me is actually a FQ and I keep those (scrap size) in the shoe box totes by color. The other side with the larger totes are specialty - CW, panels, layercakes, etc..
And a shelf of kits. I buy kits when they are super on sale - just for the fabric which I tend to pull a few pieces from as I need. I think those need going thru to add to the yardage shelf and then pass others on.
One bottom shelf has my few books and the other bottom shelf (you can't really see it) is where I keep my containers for those items pulled for my friends - waiting to be passed on to them as I see them.
And my play center! These are my barrels that my project left overs or smaller donation pieces get chopped down into squares. The shelf of 'eclare' tubs is my collection of buttons - my usable buttons. My special heritage buttons from great-gran, aunties, grans are still in their original tins and/or boxes to fondly hold their memories.
This stacking cube unit next to my machine holds my totes of QAL projects, mini blocks, leader/ender work, hexies (neglected), hand stitching works in progress. And my guild books and paperwork. Some of that will be passed on to the new program committee (I was Chair the last term), but then I get to add new stuff as the in-coming President.
You may have caught sight of this and wondered my I didn't show - well here it is. This is my SIL's area of storage. She has three projects that are on the verge of 'finish' and then this will get re-organized.
Thanks for visiting and remember today is National Sewing Machine Day - go love your machine(s). I have our guild's picnic tonight - we break for Summer. I get to share some fabulous food with some fabulous people.
We have a fun little game to play while the techno gets set up for the program - a special viewing of "Threads for Life".