Are you organized when you're pulling fabrics and cutting?
I'm making the biggest mess out of all these Civil War type fabrics. This is what one side of my cutting table looks like. Yikes!
If I'm cutting a pattern out, and I've pulled the fabrics for just that pattern, then I'm totally organized and neat. All the pieces are bagged, tagged, and the leftovers either go in a ziplock or in the scrap bin.
The problem comes in when I'm cutting just two or three squares and enough fabrics for a basket block out of each piece. Then I end up with leftovers everywhere. And I can't quite put them away yet, because I still have to cut a strip for the little 3" 9-patches.
Most of the fabrics are fat quarters. Of course, the ironing board is set up right behind me so I can press them before cutting. And a tub or two of fabrics are sitting right near my feet so I can pull out of those. It's a mess, I tell you; a total mess!
So I'm determined this weekend to not stitch at all! That's right, not one stitch!
I'm going to do a whole weekend of cutting and prepping so I can put away all this mess. Then I can stitch for a few weeks before I have to cut again.
That's my plan anyway. I'm focused. I'm determined. Nothing will deter me!!
Anyone want to go to the movies this afternoon? :)