Event #3: Quilt Kit Making
Event #4: Stash Folding
Event #5: Stash Storing
My definition of stash is fabric that is FQ sized or larger. In my quilting room I store most of my rainbow stash in my daughter's old dresser. FQs are stored in the top 2 drawers and 1/2 yd up to 2 yd lengths are wrapped on comic boards and stored in the other 4 drawers. I'm coming up on a year of using this method and I really love it!
The rest of my stash lives in our laundry room where I used to sew. This room is full of closets and cabinets so I have no desire to ever move my stash anywhere else. No worries about light, dust or kitty fluff in here. Yes, I like big stash!
On the right side I have some collections by designer on the top shelf. Below that are my solids, additional rainbow stash and my current Sewing for the Seasons fabrics. My kids novelties and brights are below that and on the bottom shelf are decorator fabrics and trims in the bin.
I'm going to try storing my quilt kits in the bins between the shelving units. Can you believe I have had these since I was a teen in my black, white and red bedroom?
On the left shelves I have florals, paisleys, shabby chic collections and a few other novelty fabric collections like teapots, gardening and sewing. It won't come as a surprise to you that my quilting theme for 2015 is already set - "All About Florals". I am a prewasher so I use the black basket to hold new fabrics.
I have been putting some of my new purchases on comic boards to fill in this upper shelf. In the file boxes above I store themed fabrics and in the far right corner there are some containers holding floral FQs for watercolor quilts.
I get some fun reactions when I bring people in here for the 1st time. I also have to say that I love my stash and have had a great time petting it over the last 2 weeks. Now I am anxious to get back to cutting it up and using it!
Event #6: Bin Clearing
Event #8: Space Planning
This large pantry style closet with shelves that roll out now holds yardage for quilt backings, long pieces of my some of my favorites and muslin on the top shelf. Finished quilts, wall hangings and table runners are on the next shelf. Oh, and my Christmas Strings quilt which still needs to be unpicked... guess that won't happen until March Madness!
On the bottom shelves there are some bins holding some more fabrics that have been kitted up, some Christmas scraps, a bin of fabrics from finished projects waiting to be used for quilt labels and some painting supplies. I'm excited to actually see the bottoms of these shelves.
And the adjoining closet where I used to sew has been completely redone and I am feeling pretty darn proud of it because it was a MAJOR mess! I've moved my kid's flannels, fleece, fabrics for clothing and small batting scraps into the boxes across the top.
Here is a close-up showing how my labels turned out. Boy oh boy do I love using this tape! I ended up labeling more bins than I'd planned to because it was so quick and easy. The chevron pattern made it easy to cut same size labels (4 chevrons for the bins and 3.5 for the magazine holders) and the lines were a nice guide to keep my writing mostly straight.
I'm storing supplies for knitting, cross stitch, painting and other general crafts in here. I use the fabric bag to store my current projects.
The right side of this closet has also been tamed. The kitty litter boxes take up the floor space in between where my sewing table used to sit. Can you tell I'm participating in a pillow sew along this year?
Nothing too exciting except for a bare shelf (Woo Hoo!) and you can see my new magazine bins on the bottom. It's so nice to have some breathing room and I actually look forward to my daily litter scooping in here. Seriously!
For today's give-away I'm going to offer a set of tools that have nothing to do with quilting but are instead ALL about organizing starting with a roll of the tape I used to label my bins. I'm also going to include some Sharpie pens and some other labeling supplies that you will see in tomorrow's quilting room post. Trust me, you will want these!
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I'll use Mr. Random to pick a winner on Wednesday, Feb. 26th. To enter leave a comment on this post and be sure to include your email if you are No-Reply. If you are at a loss for words tell me your favorite color. NOTE: This give-away is now closed.