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Thread: How I sort my fabric

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    How I sort my fabric

    There are lots of threads asking about this all the time so I broke down and did a few pics of my working mess. Here are the shots of how I organize my fabric.

    The shelves for the major part of the stash came from a fabric store that closed. They are about eight feet long and six feet high.

    The table is from the same store. It is 3 1/2'W x 8'L.

    Scraps by color right above the cutting table
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    backing fabrics under the table. The LA in the far part of the room.
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    Main fabric shelves by spectrum system. lower right area fir B&W and specials
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    projects waiting at end of table and labled scraps
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    projects being worked on but on hold, labled and under my small ironing table next to my DHM.
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    Hope my casual organization helps some to not worry to much about being focused on tidy rather than quilting.
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    Wow girl, that is quite a stash. You could open a store. Love your shelves.
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    Thanks for sharing - I love to see other's sewing rooms and stashes. Helps me to think about organizing mine . . .

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    Looks great!!! Wow great stash!!!!

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    I love your concept, and your stash. Sure wish I had a place to store my stuff like that.

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    Wow, can I come over and go shopping? You should be set for a while. I have a large stash, but yours makes mine look small. Love the shelves and the table sounds and looks great. Happy for you, ENJOY!...
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    I love the way you have it organised.

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    Beautifully organised. Mine's all over the place.

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    Now that's the kind of fabric stash I want to have! Well done!

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    I LOVE your cutting table!

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    nice stash.I would love to fondle it,lol.
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    Your organization makes sense to me...

    Linda

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    Now that is a stash!!!!! I sort mine by color too, with some special boxes like 30's, civil war, thimbeberries, black/white, paisley, plaids/stripes (from shirts) - and then there are the stacks that don't have a home yet. I use plastic shoebox size boxes and when the lids don't fit anymore then it is time to raid the box for a quilt. I also store by size - 1.5, 2, 2.5 squares and now 2.5 strips. I don't purchase fabric unless it is for a specific project and since I do a lot of scrappy quilts, it is usually for borders/bindings/backs. All my stuff in boxes is pretty small - FQ or smaller - I really don't have yardage. I am green with envy!!!

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    Love it and what a stash you have, and I thought I had a lot. Great you have so much space too. Don't forget to show us some quilts.

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    Thanks for sharing - it's always good to see what others do - we can glean any ideas that will work for us! My room is always a work in progress. I'm now working on cutting 1 1/2, 1 1/2 and 2 7/8 inch strips and putting them in boxes. That certainly came in handy this week when I needed one more strip to finish the blocks for a quilt. I can either have a clean room or sew - can't have both!!

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    Wow...That is a lot of fabric....Good organization....

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    wow, impressive -- my problem is just getting started on organizing!!
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    A wonderful stash. All ready to make some quilts.

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    Very nice room AND stash. My fabrics are still in totes,most sorted, measured and marked but no shelves to put them on yet. Thanks for sharing your awesome space.

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    When you posted you got your shelves from a fabric shop that closed - did those shelves have the fabric still on them? Because you seem to have enough fabric for a store.LOL

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    Terrific ideas for storage, and quite the stash!! Looks like you have plenty of room too!
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    did you buy out the store that was closing I could do some shopping with your stash

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    That is incredible how much material you have. Wow---I am impressed.
    My stash of material is nothing like that and I have spent a fortune in mine.
    Can not imagine how much money you have invested in your material.
    Lucky you.
    How many quilts have you made?
    Would love for you to post some.

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    Thanks everyone for being in awe of my stash. I have been collecting fabric now for the better part of fifteen years so all you new quilters out there, see what you have to look forward to!

    Over these years I have made about onehundred quilts.

    I will never use all my fabric. I am sixty now. The only stuff I buy now is batting and thread and an occassional special fabric if I need it. HA.

    Thanks for looking.
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    Ube,
    Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions.
    Know it must be exciting to have all that material.
    You have made so many quilts. I am in awe of that, also.
    Did you most of your material when that shop went out of business?
    Would love to see some of your quilts.

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