I have several boxes where I store fat quarters, there are the 2 on the wire rack and I have a whole other set in the fabric closet. I don't like them as they take up valuable shelf space, plus they are hard to get into when I'm looking for fabric for projects. I end up with them spread out all over the place. I also mentioned that I had tried storing yardage in the file cabinet, but that hadn't worked out really well. I found a way to solve both problems. Karen at Sew Many Ways files her fabric. I bought a box of Pendaflex hanging folders (they are acid free according to the Pendaflex site) and gave it a go.
First you cut the hanging file folder in half. I also decided to add a piece of acid free tissue paper between the file folder and the fabric just as added insurance against color transfer. The fat quarter was folded in half, then folded again over the file folder. I didn't get very far, but I think this is going to work for me.
So now I can get all my fat quarters, as well as half yard cuts, into a space where I can easily find and choose what I want. Karen uses this approach for yardage as well, but for me I think just storing my fat quarters this way is going to make things a lot easier, plus make best use of the storage space I already have.
Other places you may want to check out for storage ideas include Jo Connolly's Pinterest site (lots of sewing room eye candy) and Carol's Real Sewing Rooms which has links to various posts about storage solutions for sewing spaces.
I did actually get some stitching worked in around my sewing room reorganization.
I managed to find 15 minutes for 7 out of the last 7 days, so it was an exceptional week. I'm making progress on many of my projects, so the time has been well spent. Some nights it's hard to make myself go upstairs after a busy day, but working in just 30 minutes has made a big difference on how much I've gotten done this year, versus last year. I'm hopeful of having my first finish before the end of the month.
So did you find time to sew this week or have you been busy organizing your space? Either way, link up and share how things are going in your part of the world.
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