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    Super Member JUNEC's Avatar
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    I know this topic probably has been worn out - but I have been trying to sort through and organize my fabrics.
    The question is - I have sorted it by colors - Christmas is separate - but if you have several fabrics from the same collection, do you store them together?

    Do you organize your florals separately, especially if they have several colors in them?
    HELP!!!

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    JuneC- this topic has been covered but I have yet to find a system that works for me :(
    Maybe someone has an idea, thanks for the topic!

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    I would say if they are from the same collection to keep those fabrics together to make it easier when you decide what you are going to make so they all coordinate.

    1. Christmas Fabrics
    2. Fabrics from same collection
    3. Solid Colors sorted by colors to keep all in the same spot
    (like all reds, oranges etc.) so at a glance you can see what you have
    4. Batiks - all in one spot sorted by colors

    How to Organize Scraps of Fabrics:
    1. How to organize your scraps of fabrics
    http://www.moonlightquilters.org/tipscraps.htm

    2. look at this cool way to organize your scraps of fabric
    http://treadlequilts.blogspot.com/se...20organization
    3. favorite method of organizing scraps: http://quiltville.com/scrapusersystem.shtml

    I am surfing and adding more links to my blog and here is a link for all of us to enjoy more things:

    http://quiltingforbeginners.blogspot...f-fabrics.html



    Quote Originally Posted by JUNEC
    I know this topic probably has been worn out - but I have been trying to sort through and organize my fabrics.
    The question is - I have sorted it by colors - Christmas is separate - but if you have several fabrics from the same collection, do you store them together?

    Do you organize your florals separately, especially if they have several colors in them?
    HELP!!!

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    i keep collections together and then themes.

    so it would be batiks, contemporary, ombre, hand dyed, florals, etc.

    i also sort the collection by what is used for quilting, handbags, home dec, etc.

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    Let's see I have a holiday section... 1st pic
    Kid and Baby wraps if need be to main wall 2nd Pic
    Then there is Notions
    Then Building Materials...(I love this one pattern so darn much that I dedicated a fabric section to it... Happy Scrappy Houses)
    Then Puppy Kitty
    then the colors each on their own.
    white bright prints
    black bright prints
    bright prints
    current projects
    scraps are all sorted by colors on the floor(big bushels are hiding under the longarm to be sorted)
    strange ones are on top

    As for fabric in the same line....nah..I do not keep them together., they get sorted into their color group.

    This is just how I do it... :)

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    Bolts are on the bookcase and in walk in closet.
    1-2 yards are folded, separated by color on bookcases
    My scraps are in specific bins, tubs and drawers..
    These are in tubs:
    Holiday- each have own tub
    Flannel
    Vintage fabric- all
    Authentic 30's feedsacks

    Batiks are in a sterilite three drawer unit
    Fqs are on wall cd racks, closet maid shoe organizers
    Fqs are separated by color, floral, novelty in it's own sections

    Each Accuquilt shapes have a sterilite drawer all of its own
    strips less than10 inches but longer than 5 inches of has a a sterilite drawer all of its own
    Strips longer than 10 inches but less than WOF has a sterilite drawer all of its own
    2 inch strips are hanging on the back of the door
    1.5 x wof has a sterilite drawer all of its own
    2.5 x WOF strips has a a sterilite drawer all of its own
    3x WOF strips have a sterilite drawer all of its own
    5x WOF strips have a sterilite drawer all of its own
    all other strips x WOF are separated by colors and has a sterilite drawer all of its own
    Crumbs have a sterilite drawer all of its own
    Scraps less than a fq but larger than 6x6 has a sterilite drawer all of its own
    2 in sq have a sterilite drawer all of its own
    3 in sq have a sterilite drawer all of its own
    4 in sq have a sterilite drawer all of its own
    5 in sq have a sterilite drawer all of its own


    And that's how my room is organized..

    I followed Bonnies method.. www.quiltville.com.

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    I love how you organized your fabric, awesome!

    thanks for sharing with all of us

    Quote Originally Posted by WinSumLsSm
    Let's see I have a holiday section... 1st pic
    Kid and Baby wraps if need be to main wall 2nd Pic
    Then there is Notions
    Then Building Materials...(I love this one pattern so darn much that I dedicated a fabric section to it... Happy Scrappy Houses)
    Then Puppy Kitty
    then the colors each on their own.
    white bright prints
    black bright prints
    bright prints
    current projects
    scraps are all sorted by colors on the floor(big bushels are hiding under the longarm to be sorted)
    strange ones are on top

    As for fabric in the same line....nah..I do not keep them together., they get sorted into their color group.

    This is just how I do it... :)

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    Crafty, thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm going to save these.
    Today I was in my sewing room going crazy. So discouraging.
    One of my problems is I have a double closet with lots of shelves but they're too deep.
    Maybe I can get DH to do something with them.
    To the poster who did pics, thank you! They look great.

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    I'm supposed to organize? Back to the drawing board. :lol:

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    I just put it in zip lock bags & put it up on the shelf. I'm a good organizer but I lost my room & I'm not getting it back for awhile. So I'm in the "make due" mode for who knows how long. But I don't have any where near the amt in the above pictures! I'd give my hubby a heart attack if I had that much!
    I have to say I'm jealous of that wonderful display!!

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