Monday, March 16, 2009

My Fabric Stash

There is something about fabric that really gets my attention. I could spend hours in a fabric store looking from bolt to bolt thinking of the many possibilities that could be made with this fabric or that fabric. So needless to say, over the years I have collected quite a bit of fabric. It is so nice to have a wonderful collection to work from. The one problem though is that through the years my sewing area has moved from place to place throughout the house. During those transitions, my fabric has gotten packed away here and there. Now I am at the point where I have to spend time looking for fabric when I would much rather be able to just reach for it when a particular piece is needed for a project. So yesterday I decided it was time to start organizing my fabric. This will be a big task, and will take some time. In the long run though I know it will be worth it. Yesterday's task was to begin going through a plastic bag that is filled with small scraps left over from various projects. I cut them into various sizes of strips and squares, and organized them by size into manila envelopes that were labeled on the outside. These will be perfect for scrap quilts. I also gathered up several of my one yard cuts of fabric, folded them all the same, and placed them in a cute 7" x 7" x 7" box that I have. I was very surprised to find out that I could actually fit 10 yards of fabric in this small box. It makes such a difference when they are all folded in exactly the same fashion. That is as far as I got yesterday; and hopefully I won't lose interest in this task, because I can imagine how nice this will be when completed.

1 comment:

Sheila said...

This is inspiring. I too am a fabric junkie. I remember looking in my mother's closet as a child and finding all of the various remnants of fabric she had. It was like a treasure find! But I could never understand how she accumulated it all. I now understand; it is all too easy. I don't have all of my fabric well organized though, and I probably gather more because of that!