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.
Sew an organizer covered with pockets that you can hang in your closet! This easy sewing project is great for organizing sewing and craft supplies, fashion accessories, bathroom necessities, gift wrappings, and more. There are pockets on both sides plus a big interior pocket so every bit of space is used. I’ll show you easy step by step instructions for sewing this organizer and putting it to use in your home. Get sew organized today.
At my daughter Chloe’s high school (can you believe my baby started high school???), the lunch lines are so long that she has been skipping lunch! She’s always starving by the time she gets home because she doesn’t want to carry a big lunch bag as well as her heavy backpack – poor girl!
I am so in love with the beautiful look of simple patchwork quilts with lots of squares. This is the perfect way to use up fabric scraps like I did, or you can make a beautifully coordinated quilt with pre-cut 2 1/2’’ square fabric pieces that come in mini-charm packs.
I’m also in love with the process. If you feel like quilt making is your escape from the world and sitting down to sew for a few hours makes your troubles fade away… this is the quilt for you!
Sew an easy beautiful apron with this free sewing pattern that only uses one yard of fabric! Whether you are sewing for yourself or for a friend, an apron always comes in handy and makes a great gift. This blog post includes a link to a free template that I digitized for you.
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Sewing a cute and easy tote bag is twice as fast when you don’t have to make the handles! I think these rope handled totes are my favorite bags I’ve ever made. They are the perfect size – about 10” tall and 16” wide but they hold a LOT of stuff. Tonight I took one to a youth activity and I filled it with about 8 yards of fabric, scissors, a pincushion, pattern weights, 4 patterns, and an extra package of needles in the inside pocket. I didn’t want to bring my purse, so I also stuffed keys, sunglasses, and my phone in. No problem.
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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
Sweet fabrics for use in her beautiful work, I like !!
Looks great! I need to spend some hours folding and organizing mine!
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.
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?
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 🙂