Saturday, March 22, 2014

A Peek into My Fabric Stash

Yesterday the wind did not blow so I cleaned house and worked in the yard and garden. I also added a set of shelves to the closet where I keep my fabric stash. I had to assemble the shelves in the closet and it was quite the fiasco. I bought the heavy duty shelves at Sam's since I knew they were going to be carrying a lot of weight.

These boxes were just stacked before and  it was a chore when I wanted something since what I wanted always seemed to be in the bottom box. This is the best way for me to keep my fabric semi-organized.


I have a box for creams, blues, reds, browns, greens, flannels, children's prints, and some boxes share colors like yellows and oranges and pinks and purples. My western stash gets 2 boxes...or is it 3? :) And then I have a box for Christmas fabric and 30's and one for fabrics that are in the reproduction spectrum.  Some of the boxes are full, but some of them are not even close. The small boxes are for strips and squares and  certain things I want to keep together for future projects. It's not fancy, but it works for me and now it will be easier for me to access it. And in the interest of full disclosure, I may or may not have 3 more boxes stashed under the bed. Now do you see why I don't need any more fabric in this house?

I am still binding the quilt I have been binding for a couple of weeks and I picked up a baby quilt from Jackie on Monday. Having quilts to bind makes me happy. Now if I could just find the time to bind them!

11 comments:

Doniene said...

Okay, your posts are not showing up in my google reader again!!! Bummer, but I had so much fun catching up with you in your last few posts! The organization is AWESOME!!!!! Way to go! Wind - weeeeeelllll - we do live where it blows!! We're praying it blows up a rain!!

The quilt finishes are out of this world Way to go girl!!

Blessings and hugs!

Mara said...

Wow, looks like lots of fabric to play with.

Dorian said...

I would love to have a system like this! When my logger honey gets back to work this year, thats going to be a goal. To get a new sewing table made, with shelves and such to put organizing bins on! Thanks for the photo Karin.

Staci said...

Oh sweetie--what you have in a drop in the bucket!
Embarrassed to say I have a veritable ocean at my house......

Nancy said...

I like the idea of clear boxes. I have my smaller pieces on open shelves and an armoire of cardboard boxes upstairs in our bedroom. Having the fabric separated like that makes it harder but it's working. (But honestly, I was hoping to really see the fabrics, not just the organizational system....)

Gwynette in NW Arkansas said...

I love those heavy shelves. I have two of them stacked with fabric. I'm really trying to downsize my stash, but I have a good friend who owns a fabric shop!! What to do???

Michigan Gal said...

Nice job on the shelving!

Pauline said...

GREAT STASH! I also have some plastic boxes similar to yours, but I've had to stack them 2 deep. Now that's a hassle when I want the red box and it's underneath the blue. A shelf for each box like you have would be better, but I went with what I had. A picture would reveal how messy I am, and that's my dirty little secret!

juliehallfeldhaus said...

Looks alot like mine except mine aren't all put away so nice and neat!!

Denise :) said...

Haha!! Did you do this just for me??! Or rather, for Todd??! I store my fabrics this way, too! And Todd would say I'd give you run for the money! :)

Alycia said...

Impressive... I have an extra room - should you come visit?

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