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Thread: Look at this stash! Wonderful storage idea!

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    a regular here Demshine's Avatar
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    I wish this was my stash - there's some BEAUTIFUL fabrics here! But....... :( :( :( :( it's not. Anyway, I saw this on another website and just had to share her idea.

    I love how all her fabrics are sorted in clear see through bins (that way you can admire your stash frequently).

    I love how they are all uniformly pressed & folded (that way you can buy more fabric).

    I love how EASY the concept sounds...I wish I had thought of it.

    Here's the stash pictures: http://crazymomquilts.blogspot.com/2...-my-stash.html

    Here's the stash storage idea: http://thehappyzombie.com/blog/?p=124


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    that works nicely for yardage, but most of my stash is small, odd-shaped pieces. I just toss it in Rubbermaid totes.

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    Most of the time i do my sewing in the middle of my mess. I clean when I get to the stage that I can't find anything,,,,, it my mess and I feel good about it :oops: :oops: :lol: :lol: 8) 8) :wink: :wink: I'll have to get some pictures lol

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    I fold it just like the second post. It works GREAT!!! I was able to empty two out of the total 8 totes (that's 1/4!) and I can now find what I need. It's been a year since I did the initial fold and sort project. I need to do some of them again since I've been pulling from my stash to do projects. It didn't take long, and gave me a chance to see what I had.

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    Ok, now I need to reorganize completely! Maybe that will leave me room for more???
    :D :D :D

    judee

    ps Thanks for sharing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shelley
    I fold it just like the second post. It works GREAT!!! I was able to empty two out of the total 8 totes (that's 1/4!) and I can now find what I need. It's been a year since I did the initial fold and sort project. I need to do some of them again since I've been pulling from my stash to do projects. It didn't take long, and gave me a chance to see what I had.
    :lol: :lol: See! Room for more!

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    Quote Originally Posted by judee0624
    Ok, now I need to reorganize completely! Maybe that will leave me room for more???
    :D :D :D

    judee

    ps Thanks for sharing
    Your welcome!

    Room for more ... I totally agree! :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    that is how I fold my fabrics, rolled around a ruler and folded in half to put on the shelf. I fold pieces smaller thatn 1/2 yard into little 4x5ish pieces to place in a drawer.

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    The happy zombie has a great idea to fold around a ruler. Mine are all folded in colors, but not all the same size. But think of the potential sewing hours that could be wasted on sewing. Ruth, I sew in a mess too.

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    I just cleaned up my mess recently and I didn't fold like that, but I did fold. I like it much better now that its done. I have a strong feeling though that once I really get in there to do a totally new project...it will soon look like a bomb exploded in there. For some reason..all my projects create that look. :oops: :roll:

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    If you have smaller pieces, don't throw them away. Cut to 1", and make split rail quilts, small block courthouse steps or log cabin blocks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandpat
    I just cleaned up my mess recently and I didn't fold like that, but I did fold. I like it much better now that its done. I have a strong feeling though that once I really get in there to do a totally new project...it will soon look like a bomb exploded in there. For some reason..all my projects create that look. :oops: :roll:

    My sewing room always looks like a bomb exploded....

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    Mine would look nice like that for maybe...2 days max. After that, it would look like a tornado hit it again.

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    I know what you mean, babegirl. As soon as I start pulling fabrics, the mess is there again. I use bins (everywhere). Not a good thing. I'm working on the idea of getting upper kitchen cabinets to hang in the sewing room. I'm told to use vertical space, and that's all I have left.

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    I have been storing my fabrics in clear(ish) Rubbermaid totes. But I really like the folding idea. The fabric would store in the totes better too!

    Dang I'll never get back to sewing again! Now I have to fold all my fabrics!


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    LOVE the links!! Thanks so much for sharing. I have mine relatively neat but am clueless about folding larger pieces. This is PERFECT! I think I may spend some time on this after I get around to finishing the blocks I'm working on. I'm making a big mess in there and it sounds like a great winter project.

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