Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Fabric Organization

Heaven help me.  My fabric stash is a complete mess.  It's in my attic (which is like a big room, but without heating and air).  I have been hoping to find more shelving to finish up this area.  Last year, I came across plenty of wire shelves for next to nothing at yard sales that I used in other parts of the attic.  

I felt sure I'd come across plenty more.  But no.......  I guess no one out there is redoing their closets.  I may have to break down and purchase some at full price.  I can't make myself do it.  I know as soon as I did, I'd find a pile for nothing at the next yard sale.

And while I wait, my fabric stash seems to get messier and messier.  I rationalized that there was no sense spending a lot of time organizing it until the shelves were in.  No sense in doing it twice.  Forget that.  I cannot stand it.  I have got to tidy up.  

But first, as always, I need some inspiration.  After looking at some of the great examples below, I am really excited to get started!

Folded fabric can look quite neat. - as seen on Sew Mama Sew


It's easy to see what you have on open shelves. - as seen on Webshots
There's a great video on Tipnut showing a super easy way to fold fabric!

Fabric can be grouped by color - as seen on Happy Zombie


A shoe organizer is a great way to organize small bits of fabric - as seen on SweetJessie
Fabric can be rolled as seen on Craftzine - the cute label wrappers are available for download!

Fabric can be stored in see-through bins - great article on Sew4Home
Wire drawer systems work, too! - as seen on Sew Mama Sew


Folded around Foamboard - as seen on The Little Green Bean
Folded around cardboard - as seen on Fireflies and Jellybeans
Folded around Acid-free Comic Book Boards as seen on Feathered Fibers


It can be stored in a fabulous hutch (oh, I wish!) - as seen on Fabric Shopper Online

It can be placed in drawers - as seen on Badlands Quilts
How cute is this?  - as seen on vgkchick's Flickr page

I would need a lot of suitcases to do this! - as seen on Day to Day



Storing in Bins as seen on Tranquility Spot
Neat, easy to see, wrapped to same height... what's not to love?  as seen on Craftster
Last, but not least... 
Creative Daisy was brave enough to show how messy organizing can be.  I love this!
Click the link to see the transformation!



While thinking about RE-organizing my fabric, this is as good a time as any to announce my new party. The Porch and Garden party is ending at the end of the month.


The new party (starting November 1st) will be called the RE- party

It's to celebrate the RE-'s in our lives.  
RE-doing, RE-furbishing, RE-organizing.  
There's are tons of RE- things we do.  

Meanwhile, be sure to check out the OCTOBER Porch and Garden Party
It's the last one for 2010 and will be open all month!

I'm linking up with the following parties:

3 comments:

  1. Oooh, thanks for all the inspiration. Besides my pantry, my fabric is the one thing that really needs re-organized.

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  2. ah such cute inspiration! Love it! I have all of mine folder but if I had more room I love the wrapped around foam board!

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  3. These are such inspiring photos of fabric organization. If it wasn't already time for bed, I'd be jumping up to go organize my fabric right now. I just looked at your Provencial Fruit dishes. What a find! Do you know Sarah at Hyacinths for the Soul? She is a friend of the artist who created that pattern!! I love the pattern, but the only piece I have is the pitcher. Wish I could get lucky and find some of these plates. laurie

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