Sunday, February 08, 2009

Sewing organization part 3

okay ladies we are going to hit up fat quarters ( 18x22" fabric) and 1/2 yardsThese are such yummy little pieces of fabrics that are so hard to resist. So lets start by going thru them. Get rid of the ones that don't appeal to you put them in a seperate pile. Now your Keeper pile, made sure they are all folded up nice and neat. you can seperate them by color or style or whatever suites your taste/needs.

Here are several options to store them babies.

cd towers/holders. These are great to use to store them in, stack them, heck you can hang them on the wall also.

Canvas Shoe Bag that goes into closets. great to use.

Sweater boxes/bags great to store under the bed or stack them.

Shoe Rack holder, cubby holder. aka grid cubes

Fat quarters and 1/2 yards can be folded into 1/4th's then 1/4th's again, which fit nicely into the Sterlite CD boxes on end, so you can see all the fabric in the box

Fat Quilter tote http://store. quilting- warehouse. com/083423. html

Fat Quarter organizer http://store. quilting- warehouse. com/084472. html

cabinet with drawers, placing them upright, way to fit a bunch in one drawer.

baskets you can roll them up secure with yarn or rubber bands

photo boxes, label the outside the colors/style inside

rolling plastic cart with wheels Look in your office supply store for a rolling cabinet. Often, the drawers are the perfect size for these cuts, plus you can pull it over to your sewing area when you're selecting your fabrics.

look for orphan drawers when you're shopping. You can stack your fabric in them and then stand them on a shelf or table. old sewing drawers are cool. make sure to label on the outside what is in the inside as in color, type ( nature, plaids etc)

This eliminates your time searching for that perfect piece. Give you more sewing time.Keep them organized

Avoid really large, deep bins as they are harder to sort through and can get heavy if overloaded

Think outside of the box, get creative and fun with it.Take your pile of i don't love anymore, sell them to buy your storage organizers, take them to your next quilt retreat to play fat quarter bingo ( cause someone might just love your i don't love anymore fabric), give them to someone who makes charity quilts, used them to line the inside of a purse or tote, or at your next quilt guild meeting do a fabric swap. Just don't let them mix with your keeper fabric.

anyone have any other ideas?? Pictures???

1 comment:

Millie said...

Thank you so much for all the organization tips. I will have to visit your blog again to read for more tips.