Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Fabric Organization

Well, last year I tried to organize my fabric, but getting a new sewing space meant more organization.  I went from a regular single closet to tons of boxes and bags to now a little bit of great storage (but still lots of boxes and bags to go).  Sorting and putting away fabric in its new space will take time, but here is what I've done so far.
I'm wrapping the fabric on comic book backer boards that I bought on Amazon.  I'm organizing by 1yd pieces, 1/2 yd pieces, and 1+ yard pieces.  What's on there is all just cotton quilting fabric.  Right now there is a cubbie for my precuts (there aren't many of those), a cubbie for yarn (which will later reside on top of another storage unit), and other cubbies that are just temporarily holding their contents.  (Some) fat quarters and holiday fabric are in the metal locker bins, but they will probably get moved onto shelves eventually.  My guess is I'll need a unit with just plain shelves for my flannel, fleece, and apparel fabrics, as well as my project boxes and boxes of craft paints, ribbon, etc.  One step at a time. 
The glass jars on top are holding (some of) my scraps.  I got the chalkboard vinyl decals on Etsy and the jars from Wal-Mart and Target.  I still need more jars, but I'm going slow since we're on a budget these days.
A little along and I'll have a great sewing/craft room one of these days!

1 comment:

  1. It looks like you are off to a great start!
    Using those glass canisters was such a clever and decorative storage idea.



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