Can’t Sew? Clean!

So my hands were definitely not up for sewing this weekend. The spirit was willing but my hands were not. I decided to make use of my time and reorganize my stash.

Before Picture

The main reason I decided to re-organize was the fabric bins. They were NOT organized anymore and just jammed full to the point I could barely pull them out. You can’t hold yourself accountable when you can’t see what you have!

So I went on Pinterest and found a quickie tutorial for folding fabric around your 6.5″x24″ ruler. I used it for all of my yardage that was at least a quarter of a yard. Here’s most of my yardage folded.

There is one more row of folded fabric that isn’t pictured (browns, grays, whites, blacks and novelty prints).

For my fat quarters, I experimented with a couple of different folds before settled on what fit my shelves best.

The top shelf is a couple of complete lines that I have and all of my patterns. Below that are all my FQs sorted by color and behind there are all my pre-cuts.

The bins are still in use! I emptied out all of the ziplock bags that I had full of scraps into them and also all the stuff I already had in the bins that were not yardage or fat quarters – just larger scraps.

The top still has fabric on it but that is because they are 2 quilts that are in progress and they have upcoming deadlines. If they are out making the space look messy then I know I will work on them just so I can get them off of there! It is my own personal kind of motivation.

So that is how I spent my Saturday and Sunday. Cleaning…probably should start folding some of the laundry I washed too, but for some reason I’m not as motivated to work on that!

Print Friendly
This entry was posted in Sewing Sanctuary. Bookmark the permalink.

14 Responses to Can’t Sew? Clean!

  1. Alison says:

    I am definitely going to have to follow your lead and fold my fabric like this too. Thanks for sharing!

  2. susan says:

    I’d be so happy if mine were as organized as your before picture!

  3. Debbe says:

    Very Pretty. If I had space, I would so have a cabinet or book shelf for my fabric instead tubs shoved in the closet.

  4. Lisa says:

    I love the way it looks now! I need to at least fold my fabric that way. Wish I had a cabinet like yours though!

  5. Kris C. says:

    Did you sew your fabric bins? If so, was there a tutorial or pattern that you used? Please share!

  6. mammafairy says:

    Organised? I wish! Yours looks great!

  7. Katy says:

    Hey, want to some round and clean for me now too? ;)

  8. Flying Blind says:

    Looking good – I think I need to do a bit of sorting too – it’s on my rainy day list xxx

  9. Snoodles says:

    Wow! Sure wish mine looked that nice! I completely, totally agree — playing with and folding our fabric is WAY more fun than folding laundry….Sigh. Great job!

  10. CeLynn says:

    Who wants to fold laundry anyway ;) Love your cupboard,both before and after!

  11. Gene Black says:

    I have most of my yardage folded about comic book boards and it is the best thing I ever did. It is so much easier to see what I have. And that makes it easier to work from my stash.

  12. Carrie P. says:

    looks great. I find I can work better when I have things organized.

  13. Barb N says:

    Thanks for the link to the folding fabric tutorial. It’s nice to have some order to all my fabric! Looks like you have everything in order in your sewing room – awesome.

  14. Victoria says:

    Thanks a bunch for the folding tutorial… I love your storage space. I really like your bins. Would you be willing to share your pattern/technique for making them? I would love to have some of these colorful bins!

Comments are closed.