Monday, August 8, 2011

Fabric organization

I’ve been steadily building up my fabric stash since I’ve been back in the States.  I have a couple small boxes of it now, and I’m having issues trying to figure out how to keep it all organized and how to store it.  I usually buy my fabric according to a pattern, so I pick out a pattern and then get all the fabric needed for that pattern.  Except then half the time I forget which pattern I bought it for, or which book the pattern was in.

My work space.  Not the neatest, I know…


Recently acquired fabric.  I actually have gotten two more layer cakes (40 10x10 pieces of fabric.


So now I have all the fabric for each quilt in 2 gallon plastic bags, along with a piece of paper that has which quilt it is for and which book the patterns are in.


I’m so excited to dig in to this fabric and start creating things with it.  I want to make Abbie a quilt with the Girlie Girl layer cake (pink squares), so I need to pick a pattern for it and then get the rest of the fabric I’ll need for it.  I’m also really excited to use the jelly roll pictured below.  I love the blues and greens in this fabric line, but again, I need to pick a pattern and fabric to do this quilt.  We’re heading back to Branson next month so I’m going to try to go to that amazing quilt shop again and pick out fabric to finish these two quilts.  My dad is prepared this time, so he’s planning on dropping me off to let me browse for a while.  I’m looking forward to it!


How do you organize your fabric?  And how much space to do you have to store your fabric?

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