You have lost 20 yards of NEW fabric! Last night I got a wild hair and decided to ruler fold my fabric. I took all the fabric out of my bathtub in the 2nd bathroom (yup didn't have any place to store it in my sewing room). Started ruler folding --Then I panicked - I couldn't find all the neutrals I purchased in the last 4 weeks. The more I folded the more anxious I got --even started calling a couple of restaurants I had been in and showing the fabric to friends. Do you know how embarrassing it is to ask if anyone has turned in a package of fabric in the last 4-5 weeks?
I finally found the fabric this morning --on the arm of the couch in the family room, under a pillow. I've been folding for at least 6 hours now and still not close to being done. I am finding a home for all the fabric that had been stored in the tub. I've found many backing fabrics and many fabrics I forgot I even had. I think I will be working on this project for the next week but now am feeling really good about the progress I have made.
By the way - the ruler folding is working really well -- it is surprising how nice all the fabric looks, and how organized everything is - with the fabric all folded the same way you can see what you have and even can figure out about how much is in each piece by the number of folds. This whole process has been a wakeup call for me -- I wanted to buy 28 fat quarters to use in a special project -- I will now shop out of my stash -- I certainly have more than enough -- the 28 fat quarters won't even make a dent!!