Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 17

Thread: Vary basic question about your stash.

  1. #1
    Junior Member Quilting G's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    155
    I see all of the wonderful shots of peoples stashes. All nice and neat. How are you folding your fatquaters and other lenghts to get them to nice and neat?

    Also when you buy fat quarters are you prewashing them?

    Thanks!

    G

  2. #2
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Alturas, CA
    Posts
    7,951
    I don't usually buy fat quarters. I used to wash all fabric, but now I don't. I have all my fabric folded into 4ths lengthwise and then folded up to fit into my pattern cabinet drawers.

  3. #3
    Super Member Barbm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    blink and you've missed it
    Posts
    2,599
    I don't wash mine. The fat quarters are folded like they come from the store. Other fabric- try to keep like colors together folded neatly in squares.

  4. #4
    Super Member Rose Marie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Clay Springs AZ
    Posts
    3,113
    I wash mine in a mesh bag then fold in half twice then thirds in the other direction so they fit in the dollar store baskets that I use to hold them.
    I have nine baskets full so far and need to get to Dollartree to get more.
    They are clear plastic with handles and they come in different colors so you can color coordinate with the fabrics. Of course there is not enough colors of baskets but it works for the basics. Since you can see thru them the fabric is easy to see.

  5. #5
    k3n
    k3n is offline
    Power Poster k3n's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Somerset, England
    Posts
    10,714
    Blog Entries
    1
    I do w

  6. #6
    k3n
    k3n is offline
    Power Poster k3n's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Somerset, England
    Posts
    10,714
    Blog Entries
    1
    Sorry - hit the wrong key, try again...!

    I do wash mine and fold them in thirds both ways then I have them in colours propped up on their ends in baskets, so I can see everything at a glance.

    k x

  7. #7
    Power Poster BellaBoo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Front row
    Posts
    14,664
    Blog Entries
    2
    Here is the way to get perfect neat folds in yardage. It's amazing how much space you'll save no matter if you use bins, shelves or drawers for your fabric.

    Look at the folded fabric here:

    http://thehappyzombie.com/blog/?cat=20

    then go here to get the instructions.

    http://thehappyzombie.com/blog/?p=124

  8. #8
    Junior Member Quilting G's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    155
    That is a great link and it works for me.

    Thank you BellaBoo!


    Currently my left overs are just folded sort of and placed in is storage bind. I would love for it to be neat enough to see what is in there.

    Another question for you fabriholics.

    I tend to round up and buy at least an extra half yard and if I realy like it more.
    Do you leave the left overs intact or cut it down into fat quarters?

    Thanks everyone and thank you Bellaboo!

    G

  9. #9
    Power Poster BellaBoo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Front row
    Posts
    14,664
    Blog Entries
    2
    I usually buy one yard of fabric unless it's a good sale and then I buy 2 yards if I really like it. I usually cut my fabric in 1/2 yard cuts and store it that way. Then if I need a fat quarter I can cut a fat quarter from that and have a fat quarter left already to fold and store. When I buy fabric to use for backing I buy only what's on sale that matches the quilt top. I don't like spending that much money for that many yards of the same fabric. :?

  10. #10

    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    MIchigan
    Posts
    567
    This is the way I fold mine and it is fantastic. I am about 1/3 thru 2000+ yards and it is condensing very nicely.

    Linda D

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.