World wide quilting day is coming up on Saturday, March 17th. Like we need a reason to quilt! LOL! What will you do to honor the day? I will probably be in my sewing room working on a new project. Here’s a few suggestions to what you can do to celebrate the day.
- The obvious thing would be to work on a project. How about, instead of starting a new project, you work on a UFO? I know you have one or two ….. we all do!
- Get together with your quilting buddies to work on a project together. It’s always fun to hang out with friends and stitch.
- Go on a shop hop of your favorite quilt shops alone or, even better, with friends! Bring back a stack of this:
4. Organize your fabrics. This may not sound fun, but as you are organizing you may discover some treasures. And that’s fun!
I can give you a little help with organizing your fabrics. Since I’m a scrap quilter, organizing fabrics by color and size is a big help to me when I need to pick out fabrics for my next project. I like to “shop” my stash before heading to the quilt shop. Lord knows I love to buy more fabric, but I do not want to buy something I already have. By organizing the fabrics, I can see what I have and what I do not have.
I use these tubs to store my fat 1/4s and 1/2 yards:
As you can see, I have a large label on each tub marked with the fabric size and color. I also use these tubs for my applique fabrics:
Larger cuts of fabrics, 1 yard and larger are folded and place in a cupboard. They are also organized by color. So what do I do with fat eighths? Well, I did a blog post on that: Taming Your Fat Eighth Storage.
So, share with me what you are going to do this Saturday! And above all, have fun!