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Thread: Fabrics

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    When sorting and organizing your fabrics, do you put the solid colors of like: blues, greens and such together? Or do you
    put solid blues with prints together as long as they are blues and such? How exactly do you sort your fabric.
    I don't really have a big stash yet. So I try to keep all the solids together and the prints together with the prints.

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    sort by color and put the solids in w/ the prints
    red w/ red, pink w/ pink and so on.

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    I happen to be doing this right now.
    I'm putting small fabric pieces together by colour.
    My stash isn't huge, either, and my yardages are separated into specialty (Christmas, flannel) and then colour.
    I don't have enough fat quarters to worry about sorting, just put them together into a FQ carrier.

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    Ok thank you. When I reorganize my bins that is how I will do it.

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    I sort kinda by type or specialty then color. Also by size. For instance, I have all my Florals together, Military type fabrics are grouped, as well as animals, and bali's and childrens fabrics. My flannels are separate as well. Christmas and holiday are in their own groups. I do have a lot of blenders and tone on tones, those are by color groups.
    Then within those groups they are grouped by color. My fat quarters and less than 1/2 yard cuts are in a couple plastic rolling drawer carts, my 1/2-3 yards are mostly in my cabinets. I have one cabinet that is all back size pieces. I also have several Rubbermaid tubs that are full of Back size pieces. My flannels are in the Rubbermaid, those are all in the garage a few feet away from my sewing area.

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    I sort mine like Jim's Gem does too :D:D:D

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    I sort by color not pattern.

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    I sort by color, not pattern too. All my holiday, novelties, and flannels are in their own separate groups also.

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    Because I don't use solids very often they are all in one bin. I keep my Kansas Troubles all together; others I organize by color families; some fabrics are kept together because of a certain project I picked them for. also keep Holiday, fall fabrics in their own groups.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bebe
    sort by color and put the solids in w/ the prints
    red w/ red, pink w/ pink and so on.
    thats what i do as well

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    I pretty much sort like Jim's Gem -- however, she sounds a lot more organized than me! :lol: :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by bebe
    sort by color and put the solids in w/ the prints
    red w/ red, pink w/ pink and so on.
    This is what I do, but I also put holiday stuff together, like halloween, christmas, all go in a bin.

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    I wish my stash was large enough to really have to worry about it! But...what I do have...I just sort into color groups.

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    My older fabrics are by catagories. I have one box that is all animals. If it shows cats, dogs, or horses that is the box it gets. One box is all Christmas. Another Fall, and Halloween. The newer ones that I bought last year, are by color. Green, tan, brown together, and blue, red, purple together.

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    Right now, no system at all.

    I've been collecting birds, so I'm thinking of keeping those all together...

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    I personally sort by background colors, but it all depends on what works for you.

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    I do have all my flannels together and another drawer for Christmas fabrics.

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