I know most crafters have several projects that they are working on at one time. I do. Since I love several types of textile mediums, I have them scattered (but not disorganized) all over my apartment at strategic places for their appropriate working times. At my sewing machine, I have several stacks of pre-cut projects that are ready when I sit down to sew. In this picture you can see a stack of coasters on the machine and a stack of crayon roll-ups on the desk top. Also there are a couple of floral mauve cup cozies ready to be sewn.
When do I have time to cut and ready these components? I often cut out a piece of fabric fully when I have it out, rather than putting it away for another time. I assemble the ribbon, batting, and some companion pieces of matching fabrics all at once and pin them together. This is what you see in the photo. They are waiting to be sewn. (Three different sets of roll-ups.)
I also work in the living room, at my easy chair. I cut out fabrics at night when I am watching television. Simple cuts, like the coaster squares. I also cut out squares for yo yos for my supply shop and trim them down to circles. When I get tired of cutting, I will often sit and sew yo yo's and drop them in a little basket at the side of my easy chair or I will sit and embroider.
My ironing board is right next to my easy chair and the end of the board is usually stacked with projects in progress so I will have a selection at hand to work on at all times. I have spread them out, so you can see what I mean.
There is also some finished coasters that are ready to be photographed!
P.S. Don't look at my burnt ironing board cover--I need a new one!!!!
I did get the coasters photographed and I will be listing them later today! Here's one set:
How do you multi-task?