Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Sew, Mama, Sew! Giveaway Day {CLOSED}

Hi and welcome if you are visiting for the first time - please feel free to have a look around my blog while you are here. As many of you know, the Sew, Mama, Sew! Giveaway Day (or week...) is here again!
And as this is the Spring edition of the SMS giveaway, I thought I would offer a few coordinating FQ from the beautiful "On the Pond" range by Australian designer Sarah Fielke for my giveaway. 
There are 5 of the "On The Pond" prints here and from the left they are: 
1. Downriver Plaid 
2. Frogs eggs
3. Upstream
4. Floating
5. Lillies
  • I am more than happy to post internationally too, so please leave a comment below. If you like, please tell me how you organise your fabrics? I have most of mine sorted by designer and then the scraps by colour.
  • This competition closes at 5pm on Friday May 10th PST which according to the time converter is 10 am Saturday 11th May here in Australia. 
  • The winner will be drawn randomly later on May 11th and contacted via email so if you think you may be a "no-reply" blogger then please leave an email address in your comment so that I can get in touch with you. 
  • And usually I try to reply to comments but it gets a bit crazy with the Giveaway Days so I may not get back to everyone, but please know that I read and appreciate all of your comments.

Good luck and thanks for stopping by - hope to see you again!
Kirsten.

296 comments:

  1. I have bigger pieces on fabric bolts and my scraps are in little trash cans by color.

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  2. Thanks for this lovely giveaway!
    I used to organize my fabrics by color and by print (large/small), but now it really got out of hand, so all my new fabrics are just stuck on the shelves... Maybe now is a good time to reorganize

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  3. Adorable fabrics! Thank you so much for the giveaway!

    I use 4 boxes for my fabrics, one is mostly filled with grey-blue and brown fabrics (half of them from Whimsicals), another half filled with Christmas and brights, and also dots, and another one for small pieces. Everything else is mixed in the forth one :) I'm still in search for a perfect system :)

    Hugs,
    Tatyana

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  4. Sorted a few ways - by collection if purchased all/most, by planned project if bought with something specific in mind, novelties by theme (i.e.: all nautical prints together, food prints together, etc), stash builders by color/designer, and since i have a lot more than quilting cottons - also sorted out linens, canvases, knits, silks, linings, pvc, felt, etc

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  5. I'm not sure I can use the word 'organised' to describe my fabric..... I store by fabric type and then keep scraps in a huge bag under one desk. Vintage fabrics are bizarrely much better sorted than new.... The organisation works until a) I need to find something at the bottom of a pile or b) I buy something new. These scenarios happen often.... Thanks!

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  6. I organize my fabrics by size & color. FQ are separate from yardage. Scraps by color as well! These are beautiful prints!

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  7. These are lovely - I only managed to get some of the frogs eggs! My fabric varies - some by collection, some in colour stacks. My scraps are a complete mess right now, they need to be tamed!

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  8. These are gorgeous! What a great bundle!
    Organize? I try it every now and than to put them in boxes or in a shelf but my fabric stash is so small I do not need to sort them by designer or color.

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  9. I try to keep my fabrics organised by size and colour, but they seem to like moving about by themselves and it gets very mixed up, ha! Ha! I do try my best though.
    Thanks for the chance.

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  10. How I organize? I don't. Well some are in boxes. Rest are in happy piles.

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  11. Thanks for the chance to win, I have my stash organised in boxes, first by cut... FQ vs yardage and then by colour.

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  12. I have my yardage on comic book cardboards. My scraps and fat quarters arranged by color in drawers.

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  13. This is gorgeous fabric - thanks :-) I don't organise mine yet as I don't have much - it is just all kept in a big zip-lock bag in the top of my wardrobe!

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  14. I organize my fabric by content (since I sew garments as well) then color. I have scraps in those IKEA shoe-boxes kind of filed by color in ziplock sandwich bags. I wish I was so organized with my yarn, too!

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    adriprints(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  15. I organise my fabric by colors in a transparent plastic container.

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  16. Oh wow - what a beautiful bundle! I'm a sloppy organizer but they are generally oraganized by colour...and size...sometimes :)

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  17. Thank you Kirsten for a great give away! My fabrics are on the selves, boxes and baskets even on trays (wips)not really on any good order. Sunny wishes! x Teje
    nerospost(at)gmail(dot)com

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  18. I don't have a very big stash so I have one bog for yardage and FQs and a separate box for scraps.

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  19. Pretty! It's a mixture of by colour and by project for me. It started with sorting by colour but with several big projects I started small boxes just for them to keep the designated fabric in one place. Now I also have one for solids only and one for scraps and one for those extra special projects. And one for fashion fabric. I think once the two big projects are done, there will have to be some re-arranging to colour again. :)

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  20. I organised my stash by colour, nothing fancy. But my family are teasing me so badly about it! :-(

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  21. I start out by organising all my fabrics by colour in clear plastic tubs. However... as the inspiration takes place (or lack of) I end up with fabrics strewn all over the place as I move them around and then usually end up quickly stuffing them back in any old way. Only to have to spend hours sorting them out again!

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  22. Yes I too sort my scraps by colour and larger pieces by the designer or a theme. It was lovely to catch up last Sunday and I hope you found your missing strips. Thanks for your give away. I have a link to yours through mine and today's WIP post. http://findingfifth.blogspot.com.au/2013/05/mama-said-give-away.html

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  23. I sort FQs for the colour and bigger pieces in bins on my Ikea shelf. Scraps are sorted for colour into zip lock bags. Thanks!

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  24. I have plastic bins and I sort by color. I have recently taken my larger pieces out and put them aside for backings. I am not really happy with my system. I am not good at color sorting. Where do you put rust? With red or with orange? Where do you put teal? With blue or with green? Every time I go through my bins I start to rethink my system. You got me on a rant. Sorry. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  25. I am a new quilter so don't have too many scraps at the moment but I am trying to organise my scraps the Bonnie Hunter (from Quiltville) way. I've started out in ziplock bags, but I'm outgrowing them so need something bigger.

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  26. I do the comic cardboard too on a shelf for my nicer fabrics. Charm packs are in a drawer- I'd love to find a fun & cute way to display them. I saw a pic of huge clear jars holding color specific scraps and I think I'll copy that.

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  27. My fabrics are sorted by colour and precuts on shelves in a cupboard. Thank your for the giveaway.

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  28. I Have recently restored a big old dresser to house my fabric collection, I organise by colour and have a few designer collections that I like to keep together. I have a basket close by for reasonable sized scraps(that will hopefully be turned into another quilt one day).

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  29. I keep my fabrics in boxes on top of my wardrobe, and I try and keep all the designers or matching bundles together in little zip lock bags. Perhaps a bit unorthodox?!

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  30. Wow! Great giveaway Kirsten! I have just organized my fabrics onto comic book cardboards (larger pieces anyway). Then fat quarters and scraps are all mixed up in plastic bins...but I like digging through it for my projects, sometimes :)

    Thanks for the chance!

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  31. I organize my fabric by use and size, i.e. yard cuts or bigger are separated from the fat quarters.

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  32. i sort mine in colours in drawers with folded edge facing up so its easy to pull out..

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  33. If by "organized" you mean "folded up and shoved in a big Rubbermaid bin" then mine are TOTALLY organized! ;)

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  34. I have mine folded and sorted by color in an old sports locker; there are separate "cubbies" for bundles/pre-cuts, solids, and "hard-to-categorize-multiple-colors" too.

    The scraps are in totes (also by color), except for those unsorted under the sewing machine - those are in a big can until I sort them out.

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  35. I mostly sort by color, but also have some stacks of fabrics all from one fabric line or things I want to use together.

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  36. I have my scraps sorted by color and then the rest of my fabric on minibolts in boxes. Easy to see and use.

    Thanks for the giveaway! racergirl1313 AT hotmail DOT com

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  37. I've never seen that fabric...it's lovely. I organize my fabric into plastic totes. I just folded it in groups and put the nicer fabrics into one...backing into another...lower quality into another...and finally solids. It works for me. =) Thank you.

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  38. They're beautiful, K!
    I kind of have two systems. First they're sorted by color. Small bits in a general mish-mash backet. FQs in an old IKEA CD rack and then larger cuts in a cabinet. Both FQs and larger cuts are grouped by color. There's also a super special fabrics pile. I'm not sure how I decide what goes there, but certain HR, Liberty and DS prints are stashed there. It makes sense to me anyway :)

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  39. I don't have a great system. It is mostly organizing by size of the piece of fabric. My yardage goes in my antique fabric cabinet. Then I have baskets for my scraps and another for small pieces.

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  40. Before we moved I had all my fabric folded around comic book boards and displayed prettily on a bookshelf. Now that we live in an old farm house where I live in constant fear of moths, it is all stored in a cedar chest I've had since I was very young. Most of it is still folded in comic book boards, but I need to refold it because it isn't the most economical use of space. Scraps are thrown together in a storage ottoman.

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  41. Love this bundle of colors...so pretty. I'm in the process of wrapping all my fabric around comic book boards (as seen on Pinterest). It looks amazing too!! My scraps are less organized. Not sure when or if I'll even attempt to organize that bin.

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  42. I sort by color mostly but keep certain favorites together, like all my different colors of Pearl Bracelets.

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  43. I started to sort them by color but very quickly I came back to sort them by designer and just like you, scraps by color :) Thanks a lot for a chance to win!

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  44. Ahh...fabric organization escapes me! I try, but I swear my scraps and yardage move around every night! Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  45. I have a bit of a complicated system: If I have three or more from the same collection they are grouped that way and the individual prints are stored by color. Holiday and novelty prints are in their own little section :). Thanks for a chance at some lovely fabric!

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  46. Mine are by category (floral, kids, batik, certain designers) and the rest are by color. Good luck!

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  47. i organize by colour as i sew by colour

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  48. Thank you for the chance to win. I am unorganized, need to work on that! I waste a lot of time looking for fabric.

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  49. Mine are all organised in colour order. :) Thanks for the great giveaway :)

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  50. I organize the fabrics in type. For example: knit, patchwork-cotton, sweatshirt fabric, laminate...
    This is how it looks: http://mirincondemariposas.blogspot.com.es/2013/04/mi-rincon-de-costura.html
    Thanks for the chance!

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  51. Organized fabrics? Mine are all stuffed in a box! But now I can read all the awesome comments to figure out a better way :)

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  52. Organize fabrics? People actually do that? LOL
    My fabrics are first sorted by type, then in bins by size. I'd love to have the space to also sort by color. Perhaps one day, when I finally have my own dedicated, large sewing room... *sigh*
    Thanks for the giveaway ~ Carey

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  53. I try to sort them by colors but most of the time I end up messing up my cabinets and drawers when I am working. I should definitely get more organized :)

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  54. My stash is small so I don't really need to organize it... I just put scraps away from larger pieces :)
    Thanks for this giveaway!

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  55. Scraps by color and the rest by fabric line or project idea.

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  56. My stash is not too big. I have a shelf in the corner where the fabric stacked - all out and visible.

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  57. I sort by color and then have another area where I sort by projects.

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  58. I have very little fabric, which I just keep folded in clear zip bags (like the kind that bedding comes in). And the scraps are all tossed together in a small-ish plastic container with a lid to keep it from overflowing!

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  59. I sort by type and that's about it!

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  60. I sort by knit or woven then solid or print.Thanks for the chance!


    vhogsett@comcast.net

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  61. I have a couple of ways of organizing. I have kids' fabrics on one shelf, organized by designer (or topic). Another shelf is for solids and another one is the rest of the quilting fabric organized by color.

    goiahawks-at-gmail-dotcom

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  62. I sort like prints together - all my polka dots, mini prints, etc. Then I'll separate those by color. Thanks for the chance.

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  63. Mine are sorted by colour, although there are a couple of designers/lines I like to keep together. Everything is in clear plastic totes that slide into the cupboards in my dining room.

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  64. I have them all organized by color...these are awesome thanks for the chance to win!

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  65. I have mine sorted by size! Thanks for the giveaway. Ana

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  66. I organize my fabrics by color in plastic storage bins.

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  67. I have my fabric on mini bolts all by color, although I can't say they are organized. :)

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  68. I have everything from tiny scraps to yards sorted by color!

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  69. Mine are more or less organized by cotton vs canvas etc, then by color, with the solids kept separately from the prints.

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  70. I have mini bolts of fabric organized on a bookshelf using those cardboard comic book things.
    Awesome giveaway!
    Amandak@whatthebobbin

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  71. I'm pretty new to quilting but also sew apparel so I sort my fabrics by type (flannel, quilting cottons, etc.) so it's easy to find what I need for a specific project. Thanks for hosting!

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  72. I organize prints by colours and solids all together. I put holiday themed fabrics together and batiks together. Good luck and thanks for the giveaway!

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  73. Oh I do love that bright pink! I usually organize by color in stacks on shelving. But my girls like to mess that all up!

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  74. Oooo, I love the fabrics! My smaller pieces of fabric are (sorta) sorted by color and in plastic shoe box containers in bookcases. Larger pieces are just folded on put on the shelves. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  75. My fabric is folded semi-neatly and tucked into a giant bin. I have a smaller basket full of fabrics that I want to use soon.

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  76. mine are sorted by knits, quilting, and random (denim, linens, etc)

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  77. Wow - those prints are amazing. thank you for the chance to win.

    My stash is not big enough to have a system - yet. It's all just folded and put on top of one another with a scrap ziplock. I did see a solution that resembled a sock drawer which I think will work great if you have a bigger haul :)

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  78. Those FQs would be adorable in a picnic quilt! I organize my fabric by theme(designer, batik, children's, holiday, etc.) and then by color within each category. My scraps were organized by color so I could make a Bottled Rainbows Ticker Tape quilt, but now that I have all the scraps I need for that, any pieces smaller than 2.5" square go into a ziplock gallon bag. Then I have bins for 2.5" & 5" squares, and also strings & selvedges & binding remnants. I find I actually use my scraps if they are in commonly used sizes and are well organized :)

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  79. My fabric is all sorted by fibre content.

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  80. I currently sew on my kitchen table so my fabric is stored in giant plastic tubs in the basement and organization is lacking...

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  81. I haven't seen that line! It's gorgeous! Thanks for the chance to win! I sort mine typically by size... largest cuts on the bottom, fat quarters on top. My stash all fits on a small book shelf, so it works for me!

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  82. I organize by type ie: solids, novalty, taupes, ect. then by color.

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  83. I organize by color, but make sure to keep all fabrics from a single collection together.

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  84. Right now, my stash is organized by the likelihood that I would use the fabric.... Christmas fabric is on the bottom now. But, I would definitely like to reorganize by color.

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  85. Mine are organized by designer, but then mostly just stuffed into bins. Thanks for the chance!

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  86. Mine is organized by size (yardage vs. fat quarters) and by color. I have a separate space for fabric that's been pulled together for specific projects. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  87. organised?? haven"t quite got there yet. let"s call it organized chaos. ;)

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  88. I organize by color and have a special stash for current projects. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  89. I have them organized by colour. Love this fabric!
    mcintoshsusan@hotmail dot com

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  90. Thanks so much for the chance! I have any precuts together in their original collection until I bust into them, and then everything is sorted by color.

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  91. I have them sorted by fabric type since I mostly sew clothes.

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  92. Loving the aquas there :o)

    My FQs are organised by colour, my bigger cuts are sorted by their intended purpose (quilts, bags, other) and then sorted by colour or line depending on the purpose (bet that was helpful ;o) )

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  93. I organize by color and size. Big pieces and scraps are separated. Thanks for the giveaway and many greetings from Spain!

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  94. I love those fabrics! I organize my fabrics with baskets and usually have them either by project or by colour. My husband agrees I should buy two 6 foot Expedit shelves from IKEA for our next house (we are moving in July) so that is what I will be using. It might only be one shelf though... I think he is optomistic about how much room we will have.

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  95. My fabric is just put into a tote that I dig through.

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  96. Beautiful fabrics! I organize my projects in clear shoe boxes with everything I need to complete it.

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  97. Pretty fabrics! I have my yardage folded over magazine boards and arranged by color. I do keep a few special collections together in a set. I like this method -my shelf looks like a fabric store! But my scraps are a hot mess. I have some arranged by color but another bin that has everything just tossed about until I have time to sort it out. Ack!

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  98. Super cool fabrics w/great colors! Now, I sort my scraps by color, they used to be color and size, but was too complicated since I was always cutting something down. Now it's fun, just to go grab what I need.

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  99. I just have them randomly folded right now. My dream is to have my fabric in some sort of organization one of these days!! Thank you for the giveaway! atabanana29(at)gmail(dot)com

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  100. I need to overhaul my fabric organization.. at the time, nothing to write home about. I do keep all my selvedge bits together and tiny scraps together.. :)

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  101. organize, like right!

    Um, in boxes. That I plow through, and never find stuff, until the NEXT project, when I find what I wanted before.

    SO yea, I think I neeed to work on this.

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  102. I have not sorted it.. not enough space, and too many small cupboards and files...
    Have a sunny day and thank you for the chance.

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  103. I sort fqs by color, with certain themes excluded - christmas and halloween fabrics are seperated from the normal stash. Anything else is sorted by color though. Scraps are in bags (sometimes) by color. Actually.. that's a lie. 9 times out of ten, I search for a scrap and leave the pile in a basket and they all get mixed back together again..

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  104. Truth be told I don't really have a system yet. I have it somewhat sorted by size and by type of project.

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  105. I have my bigger pieces sorted by colours, and my scraps sorted by size. I cut up my scraps everytime I finish a project and "feed" them into the different bins, so I have them ready for sewing and don't have to iron and cut first.

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  106. Love those colors!

    Honestly...mine are just in plastic bins. They're sort of sorted (solids are separate, 30s reproduction fabrics are separate), but really not much. I like just digging around when I need to find something. :)

    Thanks for the chance!

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  107. I organise by colour mostly!

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  108. organise? what is that strange word? Ok, I periodically sort through, and I have some boxes. One for strips. Wide, narrow long or short, if it is a strip, it goes in that box. Unless it is a selvage strip. Then it goes in the box with stray HSTs.
    A big box for bigger bits of fabric, which have zippy bags with colour collections... you get the picture? Then, I go diving through the boxes and randomise it all. Hmm- organise? you said it!

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  109. I have my scraps color coordinated in small wooden crates, my fat quarters together and then the rest just on shelves. I make a mess more than I organize.
    ramona_murray(at)comcat(dot)net

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  110. I don't really have a lot of fabric, so it is in 2 drawers and sorted by who I bought it from, or in a plastic bin if it is for a specific project. I only have a little bit of scraps and they are in a glass jar.

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  111. These are gorgeous fabrics! And um ... I have no organization. YET! That's one of my summer projects, to take the stack of "what's THIS mess in here?!" bins and turn it into organized fabrics - they will be organized via fiber then color or collections.

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  112. Mine are stacked with large cuts together and scraps in bins but it is really far from organized right now. :(

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  113. I fold and play with them alot, I have them restacked on a shelf infront of me on my studio wall..

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  114. I usually sort by designer as well and my scraps are a huge mess! :-)

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  115. I sort by color with a few special bundles set aside by collection!

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  116. I organize my fabrics by color. I have small clear containers where I keep my fabric.

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  117. I keep them by collection or by project. I don't have a huge stash so I dont have any stash builders yet. haha

    caramwills(at)gmail(dot)com

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  118. I have big boxes where I sort by colour. Those are for the bigger pieces, proper yardage and fatquarters. Then I have another box, where I have all my scraps, sorted by colours in seethrough bags, but stored in that one box.
    I also have my buttons and thread/spools sorted by colour in boxes LOL

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  119. Most of mine are organized by color, although I have a few collections that I've kept together

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  120. I organized them by sizes and kept them folded in a plastic box.k

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  121. I organize by color unless I buy a FQ bundle of a particular line then it sits pretty all by itself!

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  122. Unfortunately my fabric storage consists of two deep ikea boxes stashed under my table, so not much organizing is possible, but I usually try to sort the fabric by colour, and put patterns and solids on separate piles. But my scraps are a total chaos.

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  123. Oh, are you supposed to organize fabrics? Well, I have a big rolling cart full of scraps and some smaller containers with really small scraps by color. Then everything else is chaos. It's a goal for the summer!

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  124. I'm guessing you don't want to hear that I actually have them in giant stacks... oops. I am trying to organize by color though, except in cases where I have a bunch from a single line. Those I keep together. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  125. Um... Piles in tubs, not very scientific, sorry! Thanks for the awesome chance x

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  126. I have mine organized both by designer for the new lines and then by color for the older ones.

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  127. Organize my fabrics? Not possible. I can't decide on just one way! I do my best to only buy fabric that I need for a project so I don't end up with a ton of stuff to organize (but that is a losing battle). I keep each project in a gallon ziploc (or bigger) bag with the pattern. My scraps are in bins by color.

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  128. I don't have a whole lot, so I just fold them into a (single) plastic storage bin. My sewing tools and WIP (sorted into ziplocs) go in a second one.

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  129. Lovely fabrics! I have most of my fabrics organized by color in plastic bins. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  130. My scraps are sorted by color, but I also keep leftovers from projects together if they are all from the same collection.

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  131. I'd love to say I have them organized at all, but what ever way I start I'm always digging for that one piece that will fit perfectly in a scrappy quilt, which ends up spread all over the floor, bed and closet. Where are the little Brownies who will come at night and sort it all out!!!!! I guess I'll wait for my next to be organized!!!!!

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  132. I have a Rubbermaid box for every color. I love being organized, everything just goes so much quicker when I am.

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  133. My fat quarters (at least 300,000 of them, Just kidding) are by color in see through shoe boxes. The larger pieces are just folded and stacked on a nice wicker shelf. All my scraps are in hat boxes waiting for me to decide what to do with them.
    momacita22{at}yahoo{dot}com.

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  134. I sort some by designer and some by color ok I guess I basicly have a system only I can understand

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  135. I LOVE those fabrics! I have not seen them before! I want them!!! I organize my fabrics (I am an over organizer so I am also always watching for a better way) but for now, I fold them about 15 inches long by 6 inches wide. I am working on a board of this measurement for quick accuracy, but then I just stack them together first by color, the solids and prints. I'd love to have the comic book boards, but just don't have the money at the moment! Thanks for the drawing!

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  136. I have all of my fat quarters in an old shoe box

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  137. At the moment I have a 6 drawer plastic cabinet that I've broke down into two so they could fit under my two desk. I like to keep my fabric organized by collection. I have three drawers of minky, flannel, felt, and vintage sheets, and in the other one I have patterns, Riley Blake (first designer i started buying) and precuts. I've run out of room. I have more Riley Blake, Art Gallery Fabrics, Andover and Michael Miller sitting on top of my desk now. I can't wait to move. I plan on using those comic book boards and having lots of shelves and maybe I'll sort them by color. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  138. My quilting fabrics are currently organized in a little shipping box as I don't have much to organize yet..I'm slowly collecting. My fabrics I use to make clothes.. one of those plastic totes..I think a 5 gallon, although I'm sure there is more than that i there as I have to weight it down.

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  139. My fabrics aren't really organized - I keep them in various bags and boxes in the basement. I do have my threads and trimmings neatly organized in separate boxes.

    mcclelland@sympatico.ca

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  140. I have mine folded and sorted by color in an old bookshelf with glass doors that belonged to my grandparents. But I do keep collections together. Wonderful giveaway. I've not seen these fabrics, they are gorgeous.

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  141. I have mine sorted by color:)

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  142. I store my fabrics mostly by color. If I have a line of fabric, I keep those together.

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  143. My fabric gets folded and stacked according to size of the piece...and I always have a basket full of pieces that I want to work with. It's not the best system, but I like it! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  144. Great giveaway! I need to organize my fabric, it is a mess. :)

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  145. Thank you for the great giveaway! I keep my solids sorted by brand, and my prints are by color as best as I can do.. a couple of the more.. er, colorful lines that don't fall into any category I just keep all together to save trouble!

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  146. Thanks for the chance to win a beautiful giveaway. I am not very well organized...maybe I will learn something from your replies!

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  147. No real organization. Kind of grouped by project, but mostly there is fabric everywhere

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  148. I organize my fabrics by size of cut, then color. Scraps are all cut into 5", 3" and 2.5" squares, and separated into tubs by color as well.

    Thanks for the chance to win! greycatquilts (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  149. Mine are organized by fabric type and sort of by size. Really, they are not very organized!

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  150. I organize by line, then by color!

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  151. Mine are sorted by size, but I don't have a lot so it works. :)
    peachstateme (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  152. my fabric is sorted by color. i have solids separate, and project pieces separate too.

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  153. By color and then scraps by size. Pretty fabrics!

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  154. I have never seen these beauties before! After trying the Rubbermaid bin method of storing fabric where I really couldn't see it, I utilized a bookshelf. Much more accessible now.
    cynsaw2(at)yahoo(dot)ca

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  155. Hello Australia! I love Sarah Fielke. So bright and fun. I have my fabrics organized by color. My scraps are another matter all together. I have so many of them and they are such a mess that I may just donate them for someone else to use for charity quilts.

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  156. I organize by fabric type (cotton, linen, etc) then by color. I am sure there is a better system but I haven't found it yet!

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  157. I don't have a lot of fabric yet, so I just organize it by size.

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  158. Mine are chaos. I try to keep knits and wovens separate.

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  159. As a new quilter I don't have a very big stash. I like to keep my pre-cuts separate from my yardage and fat quarters. I store everything in one of the large three drawer organizers from Target. Thank you! anglanouette(at)gmail(dot)com

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  160. I have a lot of fabrics sorted by color and then a few collections tied together in bundles..Thanks...these are beautiful fabrics, love the colors!

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  161. Ugh. I don't really have a great system. It's just crammed in any space I can find.

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  162. I sort by colour :) thanks for a great giveaway!

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  163. I sort by designer but for random fabrics I sort by colour. I seem to go to the 'random by colour' group first when selecting fabrics for a new project, though I think it's because of a fear of cutting into a complete fabric line & perhaps mucking it up. Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

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  164. I just sort the fabrics by colour. thanks.

    waipueyyee@gmail.com

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  165. I am not very organized. I have all of my knits together and all my wovens together. Scraps are in a big plastic bin. Fat quarters and charm packs are in a draw.

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  166. Hi! I have my fabric organized by color but i do have a 2 or 3 collections that i have kept together rather than separating by color. My name is Gina and i am joining Fiona and the Wombat Stew girls in June. I recognize your name from Fiona's blog. Thanks for the beautiful give away, Sarah is one of my favorites.

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  167. Beautiful fabrics, Kirsten. But you always do have a great eye for the nicest fabrics. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  168. I have mine sorted my colors. And my scraps sorted by colors too in those plastic bins that I buy Saland & lettuce in from Sams & Costco wholesale clubs they are a lot larger than the ones from the regular grocery store Great giveaway. Thank you for the chance to enter.

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  169. I keep the designer fabrics together in a little gift bag and the rest are sorted by color in clear shoebox totes. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  170. Mine are sorted by fabric type and then by color. These are beautiful, thanks for the chance to win them!

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  171. Mine aren't sorted. We have limited space so my fabric is all folded up in a box. Scraps are in a clear bin.

    syvisser@gmail(dot)com

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  172. Scraps aren't really organized, but the rest of the fabric is folded and put in DVD crates that my husband put on the wall for me above my craft table!

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  173. I have everything sorte by color in big plastic drawers. I do keep some "collections" together by designer. Thanks for the chance to wi this wonderful fabric!!

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  174. Both my bigger chunks of fabrics and scraps are organized by color

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  175. I organize my fabrics in bins by color. I doubt there is a perfect way of sorting fabric for storing.

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  176. I have a couple of small draws full of strip pieces and many boxes organized mostly by color though I have a few theme boxes ( batiks, sunflowers, stars, children's fabrics, Kaffe Fassett, 30's fabrics and holiday- Christmas and Halloween- its a lot of fabric)LoL
    Thanks for the chance to win such a lovely group.
    Regards from Alberta,
    Anna

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  177. I have anything FQ or bigger on comic book backer boards and organized by color. Scraps are organized by designer...why I have no idea?

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  178. I don't do very well with organizing fabrics. I have shelves for some but most ends up in boxes for me to dig through when I'm searching for inspiration.

    ajoyfulnoise(at)live(dot)com

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  179. What a beautiful collection of fabrics!

    My fabrics are mostly organized by colour - I have all my solids separate from my prints, and then most of the prints are sorted into colour groups. (Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, black, grey, white, brown.) And there's a few mixed colour ones, where nothing is predominant, but I don't tend to buy many of those. I do have some fabric not in those piles, though, and that's mostly where I have a complete line of something or if I've bought it for a particular purpose and want to keep all the fabrics clumped together.

    (clumsy.chord(at)gmail.com)

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  180. I organize my fabrics by type(wovens, knits, etc) I don't have a lot of room so I have to make due.

    detroitgirl77 AT gmail DOT com

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  181. I organize by color. I have a few sorted by what they are...plaids, Halloween, Christmas

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  182. I try to organize by fabric type and project... All my diapering and mama cloth fabrics are together with their coordinates .. my quilting fabric is beyond disorganized right now!

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  183. I organize loosely by color.

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  184. Hmmmm... I tend to keep them by collection, or by projects that I haven't started (but I know the fabrics will go together). Sometimes, I keep all the solids together regardless of color. If I ever win a giveaway, I will keep those together too so I can try to use them all in one project and share my finish with the person who did the giveaway. I think if my stash was gi-normous... I would have to do it by colour :)

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  185. I organize most of my fabric by color, but if it's extra special I keep the fabrics from the same line together. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  186. I sort all my fabric by color, only having a couple of collections seperated out.

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  187. I have an entired wardrobe for my fabric ;))) i live alone ;)
    thanks for the giveaway

    my email elocose at gmail.com

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  188. I fold my fabric and organize it by color on the shelves. If I get a designer bundle, I'll usually keep them together for a little bit until I am ready to separate them from their fabric brothers and sisters LOL! My scraps are by color in fabric bins! I need bigger bins for my blue and green scraps!

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  189. I keep my scraps in a basket, FQ and bigger in one drawer, and collections or future projects in zip locks in a second drawer. The third drawer of the 3 drawer chest that fits under my sewing table has all my notions in it.

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  190. Such beautiful fabrics! Thanks for participating in the giveaway. ;)

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  191. I sort my fabric by color, fold it into squares, and store them on a shelf in the room with my sewing machine

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  192. I organize my fabric by line, then according to color. (I tend to buy a lot of pre-cuts, so it's minimized my scraps so far!)

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  193. I have a small stash, so mine does not require much organization. I typically store mine in large plastic bottles to prevent them getting wet or dusty and have a seperate container for scraps.

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  194. You are way more organised than me!! I have some sorted into projects I want to do - other than that I just have piles of it under my desk :)

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  195. I'm so disorganised, I have a drawer of my faves, then everything else is just tucked into the other drawers haphazardly.

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