Sunday, July 01, 2007
Organizing my Fabric
I have needed shelves in my sewing room closet ever since I moved in there, and yesterday I finally got a unit! I am so excited! Okay, it's not the prettiest thing, but it will hold a lot of fabric. After checking prices on closet shelving at Lowes, I thought this shelf was relatively cheap when I saw it at Sam's.
This afternoon I started going through my fabric stash which has been in plastic containers for at least 6 years. I worked a good number of hours, and I haven't reached the end yet. I've gone through most of the woven cottons and cotton blends, but I've only just started the knits and dress fabrics. I haven't yet touched the fleece and bottom-weights.
I don't think it's all going to fit on the shelves.
Purge, purge, purge....that's what I must do.
Oh, I must tell you about the fabric folding method I used. I first read about this in a library book by Lois Hallock, and then I recently came across it again on a few other blogs. Basically, I folded the fabric around a 6.5 inch ruler to make nice even (well, sort of even) piles of fabric. Instead of me trying to explain it, just go to the happy zombie blog for a nice tutorial.
After all the fabric folding, I'm tired, but sooooo excited to think that I may finally be getting a little organized in my sewing room!