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Fabric Overload

I’ve spent many hours over the last couple of weeks organizing my fabric stash.

I’ve put my one yard plus pieces on mini bolts (really just pieces of acid free cardboard). They look better and it’s definitely easier to see what I have (before pics here). But the mini bolts are flimsy and I find it hard to make the fabric stay straight and neat without using pins. It also takes up A LOT more space. All in all, I’m not sure I would recommend organizing your fabric like this. It definitely doesn’t work well for pieces that are under 3/4 of a yard. If I hadn’t invested so much time into all of this folding and color coding, I might just put it back the way it was.

There is an upside to all of this reorganizing, though. I’ve finally started to see that I’m mere yards away from true hoarder** status. My husband was right!


fat quarter storage

[fat quarters]

I gave up fabric buying for Lent, but I think I could easily give it up for the next couple of years. And probably should. The pressure of all of that unused fabric is kind of cramping my creative mojo.

**I know some of you are rolling your eyes about the hoarders reference. True, there are no mountains of garbage here, but it’s not all hospital corners.

Even though I’m not thrilled with the results, I am glad to be finished with that time-consuming project so I can get back to actual sewing. I predict lots of pre-cut friendly quilts in my near future.


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