Friday, May 23, 2014

Organized Fabric Cupboard

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Hi everyone!

It's been taking me a long time to organize just one of my fabric cupboards...do you ever have this problem? I have been taking out my scrap fabric bags and cutting the pieces into usable pieces. And, I love this, but, didn't realize I had so many scraps. I'll be glad to have them ready to go for a great project.

In the mean time, I thought I would take out the "blues" and "florals" of one cupboard and get them organized. It is the same place I keep my precuts, such as jelly rolls, fat quarter bundles, etc.

Here's the Before:
fabric storage, denise clason
Fabric storage BEFORE!

Notice the bags on the bottom right? those are my scraps! And soon, they will be strips, squares, half-square triangles...ready for a project!
Here's the After:
fabric storage, denise clason
It looks sooo much better, don't you think?!
The "stash" looks so much better! (even the color of the picture is better, after I reorganized the fabric, haha) I have my precuts stacked two deep, and I was able to get all of them on the shelves. I've usually had them laying around my studio just looking beautiful...and cluttered at the same time.

When my cupboards look this nice, it makes me want to quilt! Now, to remove all of my stacked fabric from my cutting boards and find a place for them on the shelves, where they deserve to be!

fabric storage
Isn't this sad? I need to put these all away. The yellow bag has a collection of civil war prints, I've collected, for a quilt. So, I'm not sure I can separate them.
I removed my purple prints from the "shelves," because I needed more room for my blacks....so, it will take some maneuvering to get them back on the shelves.... I am running out of shelf space. But, Aren't the fabrics pretty just sitting there waiting to be put away? I haven't been able to find cabinet space, so these beautiful prints are in a wire basket on the side of my 8' cutting table.

Can you see my beautiful paints in the background. My husband made my paint racks for me, so they are in view, as well as away from my shelves! 

Happy organizing! Now, I want to quilt, fabrics inspire me! do they do that to you, too?

xoxo
Denise




1 comment :

  1. I have found that organizing fabric is a constant battle. I sew and pull fabrics I want to use, and then they go in a pile behind me until I am done with that project, so then it is time to fold and organize again. Oh my, such a wonderful life us quilters have!

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