SSF Post # 11 : Fabric Stash Storage

7:33 AM

Today's guest is Tiffany, better known as tigglegiggles both in blogland & flickrland... She is one organized lady who runs the 3x6 sampler mini bee so well! I'm amazed at the little-ness of her stash! Maybe thats the reason for her being so organized!


Go have a look...


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Cheers


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First of all let me say thanks to Shruti for asking me to be a guest blogger!  I'm Tiffany and I love fabric!!!  My fabric storage has most recently been in storage bins so it feels good to finally pull the fabric out and have a home for it.  I am lucky to have a large room in my basement where I can have a studio and store my fabric and craft supplies.

Studio


Fabric Stash Storage can be stressful.  The decision on how to store fabrics whether it is based on size, project, color, theme/type or designer can be a hard one.

For the longest time I kept my fabrics organized by desinger but that was frustrating when I wanted to look for a certain color or make color specific projects.

I now store my fabric in three catagories:

Fat Quarters
Half Yards and Up
Scraps

And by color:

Red
Pink
Orange
Yellow
Green
Blue
Purple
Brown
Black
Gray
Neutral/Cream
White

Here are the fabrics that are over a fat quarter in size and organized by color category.
Half Yards and Up Storage


Here are the fat quarters.  Fat quarters are easy to keep in color stacks also depending on what you are using for storage.

Fat Quarter Storage


My scrap storage is in open wire bins that I picked up at a swap meet and are easy to see into.  I also modified my color categories and store the scraps in five containers as follows:
Red/Pink
Yellow/Orange
Blue/Green
Purple/Brown
Black/White/Neutrals


I do keep some fabric in collections especially if I know I want to use the fabrics together in a quilt.  Since those are project specific then the fabrics are stored in a box under the table.

Scrap Storage

I hope you give some thought to storing your fabric in color categories ... it sure made a difference for me.

I'll be sharing more pictures of my studio on my on blog and would love for you to stop by and say hi!

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