Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Prairie Moon Final Countdown

Take a good hard look at your fabric stash

I have a fairly good organization going, but there is always room for improvement.
This is my string bin.
It sits right next to the sewing machine.
I've not made any string blocks this year, and that is why it is so overflowing.
My plan for 2016 is to incorporate string blocks into the UFOs I'm working on.
That will help with the string mess.
I don't know of any other way to store these.
A bigger container would be too awkward in the space I have.
My main fabric is stored in these two cabinets.
I color coded them and fold to fit the cabinet.
Each fold is about a yard of fabric, so there is plenty in there.
I went through this last year and I did thin most of it, so most is what I will use.
I will go through and straighten it for this challenge.
If I can consolidate some of the stacks, I will rearrange to fit the size of the stack. 
My batiks are overflowing because of finishing some of the UFOs and needing to put the fabric back on the shelf.
This side needs to be rearranged.
The fleece and minkee are on top of the cabinet and could be arranged so I know what is there.
I have the t-shrit material that I'm making into t-shirt yarn under the long arm.
My bolts of fabric are under the long arm too.
I need to remember they are there when I need them.
I don't really have any other place in the studio to store them. 
Scraps, scraps, scraps.
When I use a color, I make sure to fold and put it back in the drawer.
When I add to the drawer, I'm not so good.
It would be nice to go through and see if I can get these organized so things fit.
I've been using them in my UFOs, but when the UFO gets done, there are always strings and scraps to put away. 
I do have some pre-cuts in the top drawers.
I don't really like them, but it is a good place to store when you have leftovers.
I go to them when I need a certain size and color for projects.
I know my 6.5 inch squares are overflowing.
Guess I should plan something with them and reduce that drawer.

I think that is all the fabric storage I have.

I'll work on things for 15-20 minutes a day to get it in better shape.

1 comment:

Shelly said...

Your fabric closet looks very neat. You do have a good system going! Like you, my precuts get to be too many, and I need to plan some projects to use them up. I store stuff under my longarm, too -- it's like wasted space if I don't!