A peek in my fat quarter cupboard!

Warning: this is a shameless display of fabric. I’m not going to make any excuses, they would be meaningless.

But after hours and hours of folding, I finally got my fat quarters (and half-yards) under control. 

Some will understand how show-off worthy that is.

My upstairs sewing room has this odd little area behind the stairs. Not that I have a downstairs sewing room too. That would be a bit overboard, don’t you think? I was just letting you know that my sewing room is upstairs. Of course, if you have an upstairs and a downstairs sewing room, please let me know. I might have to come visit.

Anyway, if this room was a man-cave, one would probably put a refrigerator here. But I put my sweet little fabric hutch there. And hung some thread.

Back to my folding story, I folded most of my fat quarters and all of my half-yard pieces. It literally took me hours.

I wonder how long it will stay this way.

The fat quarters (and some loose pre-cuts) are above…

while the half yard pieces are below. With some more fat quarters and pre-cuts. Sheesh. Can’t they just stay on their assigned shelves?

It seemed a shame to hide away my Cotton + Steel fat quarters where I couldn’t look at them all day long, so they are currently perched on the stairwell ledge. Children are not allowed in that area. Clumsy husbands are warned to stand back. 

And…. I know you are waiting to see my whole sewing studio after the big makeover. The problem is that it is a huge mess. I need fabric fairies to come put away the rest of the fabrics, trims, patterns, and such before I take pictures. And fold my scraps with their tiny hands. Because there are bins of scraps that I can’t part with.

Update: here’s my sewing studio tour!

So, what have you been sewing up this week? Did you make something with one of my free sewing tutorials or patterns? I would love to see! Tag me on Instagram @sewcanshe.


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  1. Great organisation Caroline…they look just beautiful colour coded all together…and I like you I wish they would all just stay like that! xx

  2. I find if I clean up after every project thing stay folded and neat, but miss doing it after one project and it soon looks like a tornado went thru the room.

  3. Wow! You have an inspiring collection, and SO well organized. Lovely.

    Now, I just have to say… And I thought I had a stash problem?

  4. AppleGreen Cottage says:

    Hi Caroline,
    I just had to come back to have a peek at your beautiful fabric stash photos. You’ve got some seriously amazing sewing floor! And it looks like your folding fairies will have to visit, can’t imagine how you managed to fold all that stuff (and I suspect you of having tons more of it! 😉 Cheers to fabric automagically folding itself 🙂

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