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    Lots of fabric organization


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    Interesting - she is organized!

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    I have been trying to organize for the last couple of weeks. I feel like I've barely started. She can come to my house and help me out any time she wants!
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    wow.. thats a million lil containers !!!! Way to organized for me.. lol

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    This is my favorite fabric organization site. I found it years ago and still enjoy looking at her organization and stash. I come back to it every month or so.

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    When does she have time to actually sew?

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    That looks awesome
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    Oh my goodness- I thought that I had a big stash!!

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    I was wondering the same thing as Zinda I have a couple large bins marked Scraps. As to the yardage its on shelves. I found storage bins to be restrictive . I love seeing all my fabrics mingling together -I have a better view of which ones get along and will play nice together in a quilt. And popping lids to do a search for fabrics seems like work and would take the fun out of quilting.

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    OMG!!!!!! She will need 8 lifetimes to use all that! My stash looks manageable in size compared to that, so I feel much better about someday being able to use what I have. Still, I'd like to have just what she has as an investment in plastic bins to spend on more fabric!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zinda View Post
    When does she have time to actually sew?
    Go deeper on the site...she does beautiful hand appliqué and hand quilting, from what I saw. That is a whole lot of stash though!

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    Interesting, I wonder if her home owners insurance covers that much stash.
    Just passing through!

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    Wow! She wins!! I was feeling guilty about all the fabric I have and feeling like I really WON'T outlive it, but this woman makes me feel so much better. Not only does she have a fortune in fabric, she has a fortune in storage containers!!

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    That is a huge amount of organized fabric containers. I could not break my stash down that specifically. I do use her suggestion about putting the contents of the container on an index card and inserting the card into the end of the container that shows off the shelf...but I only have a few containers not near 100!

    I don't have time to look now, but I wonder if she has completed projects posted somewhere online.

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    Wow! That's amazing organization. My stash is very small as I usually buy what I need per project. ( my scraps are a different story)

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    That must have taken a long time to do, but how nice to be able to go to one bin and pull what you want right out. I thought I had mine pretty organized, but now that I see this, not really.

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    Oh, boy, would I have fun shopping in her stash!!

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    Oh my gosh!! Great blog article, but that is too much like OCD to me! LOL So, I was feeling a little guilty about that order I just put in at Thousands of Bolts this morning because I thought I had enough fabric, but now I am feeling okay. I too would never be able to use what she has there, but then again, if she does this as a business and not as a hobby, then she may go through the fabric a little more quickly than I would. Thanks for the link to the article

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    Wow. Thanks for sharing. Now I know what to do when we move!
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    That is awesome!

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    Holy Cow! The next time my daughter complains about how big my stash is, I'll have to show her these pictures. I'm pretty sure she's got more money invested in storage containers than I do in fabric. I LOVE her organization though. Wow!

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    I really enjoyed reading her blog and looking at that beautiful applique quilt she is working on. Thanks so much for posting this. I think her system is great.

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    I think she is obsessed with collecting fabric. That's too much organization for me to find anything....

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    Unbelievable! Who has that much stash? It's mind boggling.

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    Wonderful, wonderful. Was just trying to organize in hardly any space. That is a kick-starter!!!!!

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