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Thread: My organized fabrics - 80-85 more yards

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    Oldest Daughter and I went fabric shopping this past Saturday, I came home washed,dried and folded and put with others I already had, Sunday I did the same, takes a while to dry 6 yard pieces, they seem to want to roll into a tube. I bought 80 -85 more yards and found in another cabinet I had a very large piece of white backing, washed,dried and folded that and added to the stash.
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    Good for you. Boy wish I could be that organized. All I want to do is spend my time sewing. :thumbup:

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    Nice job...
    Now how are you going to make all that up?

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    Yes, work but look how nice and neat it looks. Better than mine:[

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    I am so jealous :mrgreen: Great Job organizing :thumbup:

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    85 yards, WOW !!!!!! Hopefully you got them all at great prices.

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    Thanks for all the nice compliments. I think with all I already had and the additional 80-85 yards fo new fabric, I would have to live to be about 200 yr.s old - don't think I will make, oldest Daughter sews also and she has almost as much of me, guess she will be giving lots of mine away. I retiring in June and hope to make lots more. Oh well, at least I will have lots of choices.
    I didn't get any special deals, just kept picking fabrics I liked, not all I liked though.

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    Wow I don't want to shop with you. You'd be very bad influence on me. Love all your fabrics and organization. :thumbup:

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    I'm jealous. Wish I could afford to buy 85 yards at one time and be organized along with it!

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    You are amazing! None of my stash is washed prior to sewing, except when I am in a swap or using dark fabrics. I wish I were like you and took the time to wash, dry, and wrap it all first! How fun to buy that much yardage at once. Beautifyl job!!! :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jingleberry
    Oldest Daughter and I went fabric shopping this past Saturday, I came home washed,dried and folded and put with others I already had, Sunday I did the same, takes a while to dry 6 yard pieces, they seem to want to roll into a tube. I bought 80 -85 more yards and found in another cabinet I had a very large piece of white backing, washed,dried and folded that and added to the stash.
    Well now! You have some of hanging our heads in shame!
    Well for a little while anyway. Good for you. I still use the tub method and label the outside. Some how the lids seem to never fit after I have rooted around in the tub.
    Or fresh air and light cause the fabrics to clone and grow.

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    Great organization and great fabric selection! I bet you sure had fun going shopping!

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    I think it should be illegal to be that organized... makes the rest of us look really bad....LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by JJs
    I think it should be illegal to be that organized... makes the rest of us look really bad....LOL
    I hang up on my friends that use that bad "O" word.

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    This is my same process too! WDF (wash, dry, fold) everything first. Can't sew until I'm organized. Love it that way best! You did great on your shopping spree and now you're all ready to dig in and create!! WTG, jingleberry!! You're a 5-star quilter!!! :D :D :D

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    What great organization!!! You are so disciplined :D:D:D

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    Looks great! I wish I had shelves to store my fabric. I'm tired of picking thru bins!

    I have a hint for washing/drying large amounts of fabric. Keep folded in half like on the bolt, fan fold the entire length into a manageable size, I use one yard or so. Then using large safety pins, pin several times at the selvege edge thru all layers. It can go thru the washer and dryer this way. Much easier to handle as it comes out folded as nicely as it went in. :)

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    Good greif, I wish I could afford 85 yards at one time!Good for you. Now get sewing :lol:

    Nice organization there. :thumbup:

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    Now I need to take out and put like colors together. I didn't take time to do that Sunday evening. I really need to get moving and start making it up.

    Thanks everyone for all the wonderful compliments.

    I will retire in June, bought it all while I was still making money. After retirement I won't have so much money to spend.

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    Awesome ... wish I had half that stash and was as organized :)

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    Wow, lucky you! 85 yards, I would just be in HEAVEN!

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    I love fabrics. When I see a nicely arranged cabinet such as yours it just looks like happiness!

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    Holy! It looks like you have your own little LQS in your cabinet! Must be nice! :) Do you find yourself just opening the cabinet door and staring at all the pretty fabric? I totally would!!

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    At least when fabric prices go up, you will have what yo need to complete many a quilt.

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    Now...on your mark....get ready!!!...... SEW!!!


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