I am in the process of DE-CLUTTERING!! I have got to get rid of Quilting Magazines! Don’t get me wrong…I LOVE QUILT MAGAZINES…I love them a little TOO MUCH!! In my old sewing room I had a big shelving unit with FIVE big baskets full of quilt magazines…a bin for Quilt Sampler and American Patchwork and Quilting, another for all the Australian stitchery Patchwork mags, and sew on…
Yup…I had FIVE of these huge baskets!! My name is Paulette…and I have a problem!! There, I’ve SAID it..out LOUD! Whew!
If I was looking for a specific pattern…well good luck in finding it. Oh, I had folded the pages or put a yellow sticky on the pages showing the quilts that I loved but that didn’t mean that I would EVER find them again!
So here’s my plan to de-clutter my magazines! I have my stacks on the kitchen table. Whenever I have some down time…ie..something is cooking or I’m eating…I go through magazines.
I go through every magazine page by page…and if I see something good I rip and sort!
I also rip out pictures of quilts that INSPIRE me…they may not come with a pattern but I LOVE them and they are on my list TO DO! There aren’t too many of these so far.
And I have ripped out quilting ideas.
And of course Wool Work…
So the plan is to go through ALL five bins, rip and sort and place two patterns in each plastic sleeve…front and back.. …and in the end I am HOPING that I will have three binders labeled…QUILTS, WOOL WORK, and QUILTING IDEAS…Ok…maybe four binders…adding STITCHERY Quilts (I haven’t started on the Australian Magazines yet.)
So that’s the plan…and the remain magazines that are whole or have a pattern or two ripped out are going onto the Share table at Heritage. (More than two patterns ripped out, the magazine goes into the recycling box!)
TWO bins down and three to go! I’m loving this de-cluttering…next up are my bins of fabric…oh and books…and gadgets….and buttons…and craft stuff! De-clutter de Stuff…I like the sound of that!!
Hmmm…I guess that means Garage Saling is out…at least for this weekend? :o)
What about you…have you de-cluttered lately? How do you organize your magazines? Any great ideas that you would like to share?
Have a Frisky Friday and Happy Quilting!~P