My Sewing Room

 

My Sewing Room, Lori KennedyGood Morning, Quilters!

Once again, my sewing room hit that level of entropy…you know…where there’s no choice, but to stop and clean…

I thought a few pictures were in order (if only to prove I cleaned it once!)

My Sewing Room, Lori Kennedy

My Sewing Room, Lori Kennedy

My Sewing Room, Lori Kennedy

Truth be told…only this half of the room is clean–the fabric…oh, the fabric!

Hope your sewing room is clean enough to be productive!

Happy clean-for-the-moment-Monday!

Lori

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Organizing in the Sewing Room

Quilt Notebooks, KennedyGood Morning, Quilters!

I have been busy, busy, busy in my sewing room:  cleaning and organizing and working on a wide variety of projects, old and new.  I can’t wait to share them all with you!

First, The Paperwork...

I sorted everything into white binders (decorated with some fun tape).

I always feel so much better when the paper mountain is sorted!

CRAFTSY PLANNING

I went through my Craftsy designs…

Good News…another Craftsy video is in the works!

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Quilt Notebooks, KennedyIf you watched the video, you might remember theses quilts?Quilt Design, KennedyOnce the paperwork was complete, I stitched and sewed and stitched and sewed…

Lots of fun stuff to come!

What about YOU?  Did you sew or organize anything lately?  We’d love to hear!

FRANCE

To all our French readers and all the people of France…our condolences! 

We stand with YOU!

Lori

PS…All tutorials, images and information are the property of Lori Kennedy at The Inbox Jaunt and are intended for personal use only.  Feel free to re-blog, pin or share with attribution to The Inbox Jaunt.  For all other purposes, please contact me at lckennedy@hotmail.com.  Thanks!

 

Taking a Thread Inventory

Threads, Vintage

For the past several Thursdays, we have been discussing threads.  Read more about Recommended Threads HERE and HERE.  Last week, I began reorganizing my thread–you can read that post  HERE.  As I purge my  threads,  I wish I had more information about some of the threads I’ve collected.  Some of the labels are gone completely, leaving me to guess what the thread is and where I purchased it.  I also wish I had more information about the cost of each spool.  Going forward, I plan to take a few notes every time I purchase a new thread and whenever I use a new thread in a project.   Here is the information I plan to collect:

Date-(I don’t even know in what decade some of my threads were purchased. )  Since thread doesn’t last forever, I think dating each spool might give an idea if thread is past it’s “Expiration Date”.

Thread-Brand and Name of thread (e.g.  Superior Omni)

Fiber-(and Weight)-Cotton, Rayon, Polyester

Needle-Once you have experimented with a thread, save time later by taking note of the needle used.

Vendor-Where did you purchase the thread? Where did you find the best price for the thread?  This will be useful when you want to refill your collection.

Price- Price per spool.  You might also calculate price/meter.  This will give you an estimate for relative cost of spools in your collection as well as a way to estimate the thread cost for a project.

Notes-Include the projects in which you have used the thread,  machine adjustments required, whether you would use it again, etc.

I think a few minutes taking notes will be a time-saver.  

Do you have any other information you would add to the inventory?

Thread Card, Inventory