My sewing ‘room’ is a dinky corner of the dining room…not much space at all and everyone and their dog (well, at least OUR dog) thinks they have to be there with me so I won’t get lonely. Lonely? How’s this possible with all that fabric to keep me company?
My entire storage system consists of two main sections: 2 bookshelves divided by a Hoosier cabinet that’s been in our family for ages and a storage cubbie.
I got the idea for fabric folding from American Patchwork and Quilting (I think…heck, I can’t remember the names of my two kids half the time)…you just fold the yardage over a 6 inch wide ruler, then fold in half again making all the cuts uniform. The truly massive cuts I just left on the bolt. I organized the solids/patterns by color; the rest is by theme (floral, kid, western, etc). And yes, I unfolded and refolded countless fat quarters so they’re all the same dimensions and fit neatly on a couple of stackable kitchen shelves I got at the local big box store. The bottom canvas totes house all my kits (I. can. never. die!).
The Hoosier cabinet is perfect for all my precuts and panels which I store up top while the lower pull-down bins have cuts of batting and I can keep extra notions in the drawer which has tons of built-in dividers.
And to keep things from getting boring (as if that were possible, but still, just to be safe)…
…a little eye candy!
The cubbie holds all my books and plastic lock-top totes for scraps and projects I’m about to start. I divided my scraps the same as with the bookshelves, by color or theme. And I do so love me a label maker!
If I’ve inspired you to get organized, great! If I’ve scared the bejeebers out of you and made you think thank you, Lord, I’m not her, that’s okay too!!
I’m linking up to Mishka at the Quilting Gallery.