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How do you sort your stash? By color? By size?

How do you sort your stash? By color? By size?

Old 08-12-2013, 07:33 PM
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Default How do you sort your stash? By color? By size?

Would love to hear everyone's way of organizing.
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Old 08-12-2013, 07:57 PM
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I sort my mini bolts by colour mostly. My Christmas fabrics are grouped together.
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Old 08-12-2013, 08:28 PM
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I sort the fat quarters and half yards by color since they're all the same length and in drawers. The last time I had the mini fabric bolts on the shelves actually sorted out I shelved them by length since I can see what color they are. That sort of went away though after it was in a box, out of a box, and back in a box. Now I just stick it on the shelf.
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Old 08-12-2013, 08:33 PM
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I have my Christmas fabric together, then my Halloween and Thanksgiving fabric, my children's fabrics, then my sports teams and then I sort by color. If I have very large pieces of fabric such as muslin and flannel (which I use a lot for the back of quilts) then those are kept separate from the other fabric.
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Old 08-12-2013, 10:25 PM
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Most I sort by color - but (and there is always a but) I also keep my civil war fabric together,also the Christmas fabric is kept together and the batiks together. Backing is kept in another area.
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Old 08-12-2013, 10:27 PM
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I separate solids, prints, batiks, wool, flannel and wide backings. After that, I sort them by size. For now. It may change.
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Old 08-13-2013, 02:43 AM
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Mine are "ruler folded" and stored by color, except that batiks are on a shelf of their own, as well as some "oddball" fabrics that are not for quilting.
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Old 08-13-2013, 03:23 AM
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Yardage is by color, scraps in separate boxes by color, with these entirely separate: flannels, Christmas, Valentine's, Halloween, Easter, 4th of July (and any other holidays I forgot), 1930's reproductions, 1800's reproductions, backings, fleece.
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Old 08-13-2013, 03:29 AM
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Christmas and cat fabric separate, FQ's kinda by color unless it was a collection when I bought it. Anything over a yard is wrapped on boards expect for muslin which I keep on the bolt.
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Old 08-13-2013, 04:04 AM
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Printed cottons, batiks, and solids are all stored separately and all are sorted by color. Size does not matter, at least for storage.
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