Saturday, September 1, 2012

How to clean your studio


So you say you want to clean your studio?

Me too!  Let me show you how I do it...

I pull out 24 fat quarters of fabric and throw them on the wall to look at them all... and perhaps fondle them a bit.

What? You don't do this when your cleaning?

Well how about this?

Next, I  move onto adding fabrics to bins that need to be folded...
And I find these mini 4" blocks that I really wanted to do something with this summer...



I now have 25 of them.


And my floor looks like this.

I continue folding fabrics, and I find I bought the wrong yardage online for a DIFFERENT project, so, naturally, I need to find something to use said "WRONG" fabric with... (new modern King sized bed quilt, nearly whole cloth style.)

You can relate to that sort of STUDIO CLEANING right?

Afterwards,  I walk around my messy studio, and  I trip over a box that has been laying here for TWO years, in fact, when I came out here for the summer, back in JUNE, these were ON my design wall, and they went back into the box. (they are MUSTY SMELLY vintage denims....Must get them out of here quick before I sure down all my allergy meds.)


OK, DONE!

Then, to rest from my "Clean Up Process", I sit at the computer, load photos, and find this randomly cute photo of my incredibly clever and talented child.



And I smile.

And I get back to cleaning my studio.

That's what you do too, Right?

32 comments:

  1. I'll admit, that's not how I clean, but I like your style so much that I may adopt it!!

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  2. great way to clean up! sooo did you move the box out of there?

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  3. That is how I clean my sewing space! Now time to go fondle some fabric.

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  4. I just live vicariously through everyone else.

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  5. Not me unfortunately.... But I like your way much better. A lot much better actually :)

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  6. Whew! What a relief! I thought that was avoiding cleaning. Now I know that I have been doing it right all along.

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  7. Well, sure! Glad I'm not the only one.

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  8. lol well .... pretty much everything except putting the fabric on the wall! In fact, that's almost what's been happening today, better get back to the tidying/piecing a new quilt that has been3 goading at me from the pile of loveliness it was!

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  9. Not quite like that - I don't have a wall that big, but maybe a box filled with stuff..........
    Great job - made me smile, too!!

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  10. Well, yeah, kinda sorta. I can relate.

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  11. I've been cleaning my sewing spaces for 2 days and it wasn't nearly as much fun! I did fill 2 trash bags though and my floor is clear for a few days.

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  12. Exactly. That is how it is done.
    : )

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  13. I love those mini orange and blue blocks (second photo). Is there a tutorial? block name? pattern?
    Wendy
    wenclose@gmail.com

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  14. Yeah and then usually end up with much more mess than I stated with...like you right?

    Happy Sewing and cleaning...wink wink

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  15. Quite adorable, this process of yours!

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  16. I don't have a studio...just a cupboard. So what to do? I could fondle fabric there and sort things....but I can't actually sew in there....I have to take that to my big kitchen bench.
    But I think I get the general idea. Ha ha.

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  17. Well not QUITE...but if I find a fabric I like a LOT I throw it in the middle of the floor while I'm sorting and cleaning and then anytime I find a fabric I think will go with it, I toss that in the middle until I have a stack. Then I stop with nothing completely done and stare at my stack!

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  18. Yup. That's pretty much how I clean my whole house. And my classroom. LOL

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  19. Definitely the best way to clean! I've decided I have ADHD and can't do a thing about it!!

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  20. little confused. love that new quilt you made with wool??? denims? those fabrics were in the vintage box? anyway, love that quilt. I never manage to get much done when I'm supposed to be organizing either...

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  21. It's so easy to get sidetracked while cleaning, I need to get at it, but, well, I'd rather be stitching! Enjoy the long weekend.

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  22. Oh yes, that's exactly how I "clean up" my studio. In fact, it's what I have planned for today... lots of fabric piles to be put away and a jumbled mess on the shelves that needs re-folding/organizing. Anything could happen once the rummaging and sorting starts.

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  23. Sometimes that's how I clean my studio (when I'm not all that committed....LOL). When I'm really committed, I empty the entire room! haha! Then, I slowly move it back in. Too bad rarely anything goes out. haha!

    I had a friend in graduate school who used to make toe people with her husband all the time. haha! I still give her crap about it!

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  24. That's exactly how I do it! Ugh!

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  25. My cleaning goes pretty much the same, although not always quite so productive.
    I love the modern quilt on the bed!

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  26. Finally.....a REAL WORLD bit of advice! ROFL!!!!

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  27. Close. Sigh. I just don't produce as much while I'm having fun playing instead of cleaning. Plans, all I'm left with are plans! and the mess I started with.

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  28. Just a little note to let you know I moved my blog is now here http://patchysails2000.blogspot.com/

    Good clean up:)

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  29. Lol, I'll admit that happens to me too:)

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