The best organizing tool I've incorporated is this pegboard for the small items and rulers.
It is so nice to find the small items quickly and the rulers are right there at hand.
The rulers used to be kept on a rack but that just didn't work for me.
I moved the cutting table into the center of the room under the overhead light. Now I can walk all the way around the table.
The room looks cluttered now but this picture was taken while working on Scrappy 9 Patch. That is what the boxes on the table are for. As soon as that quilt was finished, I put the boxes away. Cleaning up after each project is a good way to eliminate clutter too.
A couple years ago I bought metal shelving which has helped with the organization. The fabrics are sorted by color and kept in tubs on these shelves.
The large tubs, center bottom, contain fabrics kitted for a projects with the pattern enclosed.
Those bolts of fabric in the bags look sloppy. I'll take care of those.
This looks better with the bags off the bolts of fabric.
The second shelf still looks messy. The boxes contain varying widths of strings. I don't use strings a lot and they're starting to take over.
This is the box of 1-1/2" strips that you see on the right side in the above photo.
It originally held paper for the printer so you can visualize how large it is.
I wonder how many quilts are in this box and basket?
I've issued a challenge to myself, I'm going to see how many quilts I can piece from these strings in 2019. I did use some of them in the string quilt but that didn't even make a dent!
I will be making several log cabin flimsies. I like the log cabin block, the blocks can be arrange in so many different designs.
I've made a start on two log cabins so far. This one is brights.
And this stack consists of fall colors. Actually I'm making enough blocks to make two tops in fall colors, both different.
There will also be one in blues, purples and whatever is left in the box.
I did empty the basket of the whites and creams so I've pulled out background fabrics left from other projects.
Digging through the box has caused an explosion of strings in my sewing room and they're taking over everywhere!
The log cabin blocks are going to be an ongoing project for 2019. I will work on them in between other projects. These blocks sew fast and don't require a lot of thinking!
Linking to Let's Bee Social, Needle & Thread Thursday, Finished Or Not Friday, TGIFF!, Show Off Saturday, Oh Scrap!