Friday, January 8, 2010

Project Stash Relocation….

At the start of the year I decided that it was time to get my stash in order.  For the last few years my stash has been kept in Elfa drawer units and I came to the conclusion that I really need to be able to see my fabrics in order to use them.  So hubby and I went to Lowes and bought a wire shelving unit and then we pulled all the drawers out of the existing units (well hubby did since I can’t lift anything that heavy with a broken elbow).  Next I started refolding all of my fabrics and sorting them by color/theme.  This picture shows my “normal” fabrics, 100% cotton quilting fabrics sorted by color with the novelties/prints together as well.

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I still have to go through my flannel fabrics and I have already moved my panels, wide backings, Christmas fabrics, 30’s prints and batiks/hand dyes into other units.  My fat quarters and precuts (jelly rolls, charm packs, layer cakes, honey buns & FQ bundles) still need to be put away but I should be able to get that all taken care of soon.

I’m also going to rearrange the layout of my studio to make it more quilter friendly.  So I’ll post more pictures as I have things settled.

I think 2010 is going to be a great year for organizing!!

6 comments:

Cheryl Willis said...

you go girl!
i have been organizing for a couple of years and am feeling that 2010 is the one to get it how i want it. cw

Candace said...

It looks beautiful. Maybe that's part of why we love fabric so much, it is just so pretty all stacked up and ready to use.

jillquilts said...

Looks great! I don't think that mine will be sorted by color or anything like that anytime soon!

pajudie said...

I'm impressed, Beth, that you can get all that done with a broken elbow!!! I might have to hire you to do mine :o)
Judie

Linda and Piwacket said...

Beth, you sure know how to inspire! And I agree with pajudie...you did this with a broken elbow? Didn't you get the memo that you're supposed to be milking that injury for all the help you can get? Hugs!

Anonymous said...

Wow! Your organization skills are to be envied. Your shelves look so beautiful it is like peeking in the window of a candy store.