Friday, March 6, 2009

My Stash Organzied

I finally did it.

My organized stash


Once I got into it I was amazed at how much fabric I have accumulated over the last 4 months, yup 4 months! I have sewn all of my life but would only buy fabric when I needed it. I NEVER bought something just because I like it. Well.......that is not true anymore.

I didn't fold mine perfectly but the selvages are turned in and it is all by color.

Bins


The red bin is for all of my scraps. I just recently started to keep my scraps because in the beginning I did not want all of these little pieces around the house, but I have learned that they all have a purpose. The stack is the yardage I have that is over 4 yards each, for now I just put them on top of the red bin (see the pic below).

little bits & big bits


I took my stash into my kitchen to organize and take pics. The kitchen has the best light and the most room, but I want you to see where I actually keep my stash.

Where my stash is stashed


Yup, next to my nightstand. It really is the only place to keep it. I do not have an extra room to sew and I am jealous of anyone who does. I sew on my kitchen table as that is the only available space, let alone table.

17 comments:

~Michelle~ said...

Blah - that's why living in small SoCal spaces is no fun! I should post a picture of where I sew...I'm split between 2 rooms, partly because Steve needs half the kitchen table to work on homework! I'll have to take pictures :) Maybe people who have big houses will better appreciate their space!

rachel griffith said...

yayyy to having your stash organized!!!
that's such a good feeling!!!

well fabric has to live somewhere!!!

Sam said...

I sew in my living room on a card table. DOn't feel bad. :)

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

yeah, good for you and you have some yummy fabrics!!

Jennie said...

Having your stash organized is great- be it big or small! I kinda wish I could organize my stash into a few tubs- right now it takes up an entire room, plus two Christmas tree bins in the basement! You have great fabrics, too! ~ Jennie

Teresa Pomerantz said...

How virtuous of you! I have some in tubs- some in boxes, some in the garage, some in my craftroom- and even some that have not made it out of the bags from Joanns. I really need to organize it- but I am afraid to find out how much I have :)

Natalie said...

That is really a great stash...and in only four months! I love your fabric! Nice job!

Jackie Davis said...

Love the organization!! WOO WOO!!!! And the fabrics looks awesome! So vibrant! I too do not have a dedicated space or room. I move all my stuff to the end of our dining room table one day to a folding table in our bedroom the next. *sigh* oh well :)

Darci said...

I guess I am not the only one who has limited space to sew!!!

jacquie said...

i'm so like you...i've been sewing forever, but it's just been a year that i've been quilting and felt the need to have a stash...i wonder if yours will look like mine in 6 months? i also used to throw my scraps...no longer. i love my color coded scrap boxes!!

Christina said...

I have a dedicated sewing room...but I still sew at the kitchen table. Dining areas always seem to have the best light.

Troy, Sarah and Lucy Sherman said...

we live in the same exact house so i sew on the kitchen table...BUT troy rigged an ironing board up last week and lowered it so i could sew sitting on the couch in front of the tv. it was HILARIOUS but sooo useful!

Lisa said...

I love how neatly organized it is. I have an actual cabinet, but it's not neatly folded. My sewing time is limited, I don't want to waste it folding!

erica said...

I wish you had more room to sew! you have a great fabric stash, looks so nice and neat!

Dotty said...

You have a great fabric stash.

I am also jealous of anyone who has their own sewing room. :)
but i love how you have organised your fabric stash.

Beth said...

I sew on my dining room table as well! You have some great tastes in fabric, I see a lot I have or want:)

Simone de Klerk said...

This looks very organized! A good way, you 'stacked' your fabrics, so that you can see them all! Something to remember whenever I will start ...

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