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    Finally, I have reorganized all that "stash" so I can see what I have. Used to keep my stash in cardboard boxes with lids, what a pain to find anything. Took about a week, but well worth it. I used the ruler method of folding fabric, works like a charm. Great hint/tutorial on this board.

    Also in picture is where I store my rulers, behind a door, on peg board. DH did this for me last year. There are long screws hanging out to catch the holes in the rulers.
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    Please come and do over my stash next - it needs it badly!!! ;)

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    Nice and neat. Do you hire out? My stuff needs some major organization.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KathyAire
    Nice and neat. Do you hire out? My stuff needs some major organization.
    Me tooooooo!

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    WOW, Looks like now got room to expand!! Tell DH nice job

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    Oh that looks so good keep the picture posted I did the same thing and well after shopping through mine a couple of times well it just doesn't look the same!! Great job!

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    That looks great! Makes me want to get organized. What do you all do with all those little peices that you just can't throw away?

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    Great Job

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    WOW!! Now that's organized :D:D:D

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    Very nicely done. I too stack my fabrics neatly, but when I'm done picking colors for a project, I just fold them any ole way and shove them back in to make room for cutting and so it's never neat for very log.
    A while back I read somewhere that Nancy Crow has interns who come in and iron and fold her fabric. Wonder if that's true?

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    Do we need to keep the nice neat pic posted beside our shelves to remind us how it's supposed to look? A good idea that!!! Smilessssssssss

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    That looks great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by morelcabin
    That looks great! Makes me want to get organized. What do you all do with all those little peices that you just can't throw away?
    I don't know about others, but I have the very little scraps and crumbs together in one plastic container. Larger ones are sorted into plastic shoe boxes by color. Any that are 1/8th of a yard up to a fat quarter are folded and put in with my fat quarters. At first glance it looks like I've spent a fortune on fat quarters, but really most of them are large scraps and deconstructed pieces of clothing.

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    That looks amazing. I LOVE neat, but somehow it never stays that way.

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    Wow, you can come and do mine now.

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    Very nice!!Wish I had the room to be able to view all of my fabrics like that. Would make life alot easier.

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    I love the way that looks. It always looks so neat when I reorganize but it just doesn't stay that way! LOL

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    Wonderful!

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    [quote=DonnaB]Finally, I have reorganized all that "stash" so I can see what I have. Used to keep my stash in cardboard boxes with lids, what a pain to find anything.

    Just curious - how many boxes did you use to have?
    I helped my SIL organize stash today but she keeps hers in totes - seems like they take up a lot of room in the room. I like being able to 'see at a glance' rather that dig through totes. I want your closet.

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    Wow, you inspire me!

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    You did an awesome job! Do you live anywhere near Ohio??? hahaha

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    So tidy. You make me look bad!

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    WOW...Looks GREAT.....
    bopeep

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    [quote=mommamac]
    Quote Originally Posted by DonnaB
    Finally, I have reorganized all that "stash" so I can see what I have. Used to keep my stash in cardboard boxes with lids, what a pain to find anything.

    Just curious - how many boxes did you use to have?
    I helped my SIL organize stash today but she keeps hers in totes - seems like they take up a lot of room in the room. I like being able to 'see at a glance' rather that dig through totes. I want your closet.
    Thanks so much for all the great comments, my dh really appreciates it too. I had 11 boxes, the record type...I also got rid of alot of old fabric, and am still cutting up the small pieces for my 3", 5", and scrappy strip quilts. I think the totes take up alot of room, so chose not to use them.

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    Looks so good, I am really thinking I should do that, this digging thru stuff is not working.

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