Hi Quilting Friends,
As you may recall, we’re participating in the “#31DaysofBloggingChallenge” this year! Today’s prompt is “show us your fabric”, so here we go!
I spent a significant amount of time in June with moving my fabric from a small linen closet into the larger guest room closet. It is currently (somewhat) organized by size and color. Larger cuts are folded on shelves on one side of my closet. Scraps and cuts that are less than 1/4 yard are tossed into the drawers that you see in the photo above.
I’m still not completely happy with this system. Even though it is a HUGE improvement over my previous “throw it in the pile” system, I still spend more time than I’d like to spend looking for a specific piece of fabric. I’ve decided to begin making itty bitty fabric bolts with my larger cuts that are up to 1 yard long. I bought some cardboard comic book backers, some double-sided tape, and some quilting pins. Here’s how it looks so far:
I like it! I can see all of my fabric at a glance, and the smaller pieces won’t be able to hide out at the back of the shelf now!
What you see here is most of my pink & red fabrics. I’ll be moving on to the orange and yellow next, following the ROYGBIV model. (Yes, I’m still a science teacher!) It is going to take quite a while to finish up the bolts for the rest of my collection, so I’ll keep at it until I’m done. I promise to shoot another picture to share with you when I’m all finished.
Hope that you’re having a wonderful weekend! I plan to do some chores and wrap up my Christmas decorating this weekend. How about you?