In the midst of deadlines…

Old system

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.

New system

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 🙂

1 Comment
  • Marg
    Posted at 06:46h, 12 May Reply

    I bet that won't help at all!!! Your stash is looking very nice organised like that.

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