Sherri, A Quilting Life, is hosting a great summer organizing series and this week’s task was to tackle our fabric. I do not have a huge ‘stash’ like many of my blog friends so this was a fairly easy one for me.
Day 7: Fabric Management Part 1 - Gather
I brought fabric and other ‘stuff’ out and placed it on the cutting table. Then I separated everything into groups:
- Garment or project fabric
- Quilting fabric - yardage
- Quilting fabric - pre-cuts or smaller than one yard
- Felt and wool pieces
- Items for machine embroidery projects (towels, diapers for burp cloths, etc...)
Day 8: Fabric Management Part 2 – Inventory
This is where we decide what to keep, trash, sell or donate. We also placed our unorganized scraps into bins and inventoried our storage options.
I had already ‘purged’ fabric I no longer wanted or needed a while ago so all I had to do for this step was collect the scraps and better organize by ‘groups’ from Day 7.
Day 9: Tackle Scrap Storage
I kept only scraps that I think I will cut into smaller, usable pieces. Everything else went into the trash.
Day 10: Move In Day
Everything has a spot except yardage. I have to get clear storage bins for that fabric so in the meantime, it sits on top of the fabric cabinet.
Pre-cuts and smaller pieces fit inside the little cubbies.
Seasonal yardage, felt, wool, backing and garment fabrics are stored in the bottom of the cabinet.
I look forward to having a REAL room for my sewing space one day. I could use my son’s room but I just do not have the heart to make that change… not sure I ever will.
Hope you are having a great weekend!