Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Folded Fabric

Here is my stash after many days of sorting, folding, and purging. It is a great way to get rid of those unwanted pieces. Just take all the fabric from the shelves, and re-fold it. I took advice from Turning Turning, when it comes to folding. I improvised on the way she organized and folded her fabrics. My shelf is 10 inches deep, so I went with 8 inch square folding.
With an 8 inch square of cardboard, I folded each colorful fabric selvage to selvage. Then rolled it like a mini- bolt on to the cardboard, slip the cardboard out and finished folding it into a square.
Time consuming? Yes. Organized and beautiful? Yes!

Now when I go looking for my fabrics they are separated by color, and the patterns are easy to see on the shelves. I recommend this folding technique to anyone looking to reorganize their fabric stash!


Nicomi "Nix" Turner said...

So organized!!

Mal* (turning*turning) said...

I'm so glad you found the tutorial helpful! For those of us who have too live in our studios, it's nice to feel like at least our supplies can look pretty, even if it IS time consuming.

Nice work!

Curtis Collectables :) said...

That looks gorgeous! I wish mine would stay that way but the moment someone else steps into my room it seems it all goes to hell. Boo.

wiredtoinspire said...

this is wonderful. :-)