11 May In the midst of deadlines…
I decided to reorganize my fabric storage. It was a spur of the moment decision that was a long time overdue. The specific decision point was trying to find a group of fabrics I wanted for a design I was working on. I spent a good 15 minutes looking for it and still didn’t find it. OK, not a good use of time.
When I first organized my fabric storage, I sorted it all into plastic bins by color. A few years later, I added solids that I wanted to keep separate, so I added a few more bins and sorted those into warm, cool and neutral. I have really liked having my fabric in the plastic bins. Whenever I want a certain color, I can pull the bin off the shelf and look through it easily.
Over the past year, however, I have purchased several fat quarter bundles of a line of fabric and I want to keep those fabrics together, not split them up by color. So where did they go? – all over the place! However convenient, the bins are not the best use of space so I got rid of them.
Now the top shelf holds the remaining bin of neutral solids and my fat quarter bundles by line – two deep. The next two shelves hold the fabric that was in the bins, also stacked two deep, and the bottom shelf has the multi-colored fabric from one of the bins and my warm and cool solids. It will be a little more difficult to pull everything I have of one color, but at least I got those fat quarter bundles all in one place. After I’ve used a good portion of the fabric in a fat quarter bundle, I’ll mix the remaining bits in with the rest of the fabrics.
I should make this last picture the background on my phone so I remember not to buy any new fabric. Yeah, that’d help 🙂