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 3 of 4 FirstFirst ... 2 3 4 LastLast
Results 21 to 30 of 40

Thread: Fabric Sorting

  1. #21
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Appleton Wisconsin
    Posts
    219
    I'm working on putting mine on mat board from a local frame shop. This one gives away scrap that is too small. It's acid free and stiff enough. I cut it too the size I need for the container or shelf and presto! I now can use some fabric storage things that wouldn't stand up before

  2. #22
    Super Member luvTooQuilt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    A Hop from Heaven, a Skip from Sanity and a Jump from the Good Life....
    Posts
    7,119
    Blog Entries
    1
    This is how my room is organized..

    These are in 30 gal tubs no matter what size pieces they are:
    Holiday- each holiday (xmas, 4th, halloweenie, easter, etc) have its own tub
    Flannel
    Vintage fabric (35in xWOF)- all goes in one tub
    Authentic 30's feedsacks

    All my Bolts (3+yards) are on the bookcase and in walk in closet.
    All my 1-2 yards cuts are ruler folded, then separated by theme (floral, kids prins, asian, etc) and solids, blenders, and the rest are seperated by color on bookcases

    Batiks are in a see thru sterilite three drawer separated by light med dark..
    Fqs are separated by color, floral, novelty in it's own sections on wall cd racks, closet maid 24/36 bin shoe organizers.. Each area has its own 'theme' so i can find what I'm looking for.

    My scraps are in specific see- thru bins, tubs and drawers depending on size..

    Each Accuquilt Die cut shapes have a see thru sterilite drawer all of its own- I do have most if not all the dies already.. lol..
    strips less than10 inches but longer than 5 inches of has a a see thru sterilite drawer all of its own
    Strips longer than 10 inches but less than WOF has a see thru sterilite drawer all of its own
    2 inch strips are hanging on the back of the door
    1.5 x wof has a see thru sterilite drawer all of its own
    2.5 x WOF strips has a a see thru sterilite drawer all of its own
    3x WOF strips have a see thru sterilite drawer all of its own
    5x WOF strips have a see thru sterilite drawer all of its own
    all other strips x WOF are separated by colors and has a see thru sterilite drawer all of its own
    Crumbs have a see thru sterilite drawer all of its own
    Scraps less than a fq but larger than 6x6 has a see thru sterilite drawer all of its own- these are waiting to be cut with my Accuquilt
    2 in sq have a see thru sterilite drawer all of its own
    2.5 in sq have a see thru sterilite drawer all of its own
    3 in sq have a see thru sterilite drawer all of its own
    3.5 in sq have a see thru sterilite drawer all of its own
    4 in sq have a see thru sterilite drawer all of its own
    4.5 in sq have a see thru sterilite drawer all of its own
    5 in sq have a see thru sterilite drawer all of its own


    And that's how my room is organized..

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

  3. #23
    Senior Member ChrisB's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Texas DFW area
    Posts
    823
    Blog Entries
    1
    Congrats on your new space. I am sure you will enjoy it.

  4. #24
    Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    North Carolina
    Posts
    62
    Wow! You're are so organized.

  5. #25
    Senior Member EmbQuilt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Central NY
    Posts
    588
    Luvtoquilt omg i read her blog and figured her system was doable by anyone who had secret elves helping them but oh my you proved me wrong....unless you make me feel better and say you do have secret elves

  6. #26
    Super Member fleurdelisquilts.com's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Evergreen LA
    Posts
    1,549
    Oh wow, talk about a can of worms opened! Here's my method, but keep in mind two things: I'm kooky in my thinking and there's no "one right way" (thank goodness). I store collections together first. Then sort by color. I started out just putting reds together and so on. But, now I'm slowly separating the colors by value.

    I agree, be consistent with which ever system you choose. You can do some tweaking later, but it's so much work to start over and completely change the system. (Not doing that again!)

  7. #27
    Super Member tslowery's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    GA Small town in Southeast Ga
    Posts
    1,070
    wow thats is organazation.....
    Quote Originally Posted by luvTooQuilt View Post
    This is how my room is organized..

    These are in 30 gal tubs no matter what size pieces they are:
    Holiday- each holiday (xmas, 4th, halloweenie, easter, etc) have its own tub
    Flannel
    Vintage fabric (35in xWOF)- all goes in one tub
    Authentic 30's feedsacks

    All my Bolts (3+yards) are on the bookcase and in walk in closet.
    All my 1-2 yards cuts are ruler folded, then separated by theme (floral, kids prins, asian, etc) and solids, blenders, and the rest are seperated by color on bookcases

    Batiks are in a see thru sterilite three drawer separated by light med dark..
    Fqs are separated by color, floral, novelty in it's own sections on wall cd racks, closet maid 24/36 bin shoe organizers.. Each area has its own 'theme' so i can find what I'm looking for.

    My scraps are in specific see- thru bins, tubs and drawers depending on size..

    Each Accuquilt Die cut shapes have a see thru sterilite drawer all of its own- I do have most if not all the dies already.. lol..
    strips less than10 inches but longer than 5 inches of has a a see thru sterilite drawer all of its own
    Strips longer than 10 inches but less than WOF has a see thru sterilite drawer all of its own
    2 inch strips are hanging on the back of the door
    1.5 x wof has a see thru sterilite drawer all of its own
    2.5 x WOF strips has a a see thru sterilite drawer all of its own
    3x WOF strips have a see thru sterilite drawer all of its own
    5x WOF strips have a see thru sterilite drawer all of its own
    all other strips x WOF are separated by colors and has a see thru sterilite drawer all of its own
    Crumbs have a see thru sterilite drawer all of its own
    Scraps less than a fq but larger than 6x6 has a see thru sterilite drawer all of its own- these are waiting to be cut with my Accuquilt
    2 in sq have a see thru sterilite drawer all of its own
    2.5 in sq have a see thru sterilite drawer all of its own
    3 in sq have a see thru sterilite drawer all of its own
    3.5 in sq have a see thru sterilite drawer all of its own
    4 in sq have a see thru sterilite drawer all of its own
    4.5 in sq have a see thru sterilite drawer all of its own
    5 in sq have a see thru sterilite drawer all of its own


    And that's how my room is organized..

    I followed Bonnies method.. www.quiltville.com.
    May Everyone have a Blessed and Bountiful 2012..Teresa

  8. #28
    Super Member DonnaB's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Mesa & Forest Lakes, AZ
    Posts
    1,637
    Blog Entries
    16
    I sort by color also, but if it's a particular collection I try to keep it seperate. I used the ruler method of folding (6 x 24), didn't want to use the boards.
    Retired & enjoying life

  9. #29
    Super Member quiltinghere's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    NW IN
    Posts
    3,396
    Blog Entries
    1
    Comic Boards - Buffered with 3% calcium carbonate

    Is this safe for the fabrics?
    http://napquilting.com/
    http://alturl.com/euusk

    My GOAL is always to ENJOY EVERY STEP of the quilting process....

  10. #30
    Super Member janetter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Stockton, NJ
    Posts
    1,331
    Blog Entries
    1
    Congrats on the sewing space and YES lots of pics please
    It all about the Journey!! Enjoy It

Page 3 of 4 FirstFirst ... 2 3 4 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.