Fabric Organizing (an update)

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Today, I thought I’d give a quick update on my fabric organizing progress.  Since we last talked about making fabric mini-bolts, I purchased the comic book boards and have started folding my fabrics.  (There’s a nice tutorial on this fabric organizing method here.)  I have just barely started, and I can tell this is going to take a while.  However, it’s already making me very happy.

Here’s the good news:

  • I found a pack of 100 comic boards from Amazon for $12, so this is not expensive.  I’m not sure if this is going to be enough for all of my fabrics.  The irony is that right now, they are too disorganized for me to tell!  We’ll see…
  • I think this is going to make it much easier to pull fabrics for a project and put them away.  I’m pretty good about folding and organizing my stash a few times a year, but I dread trying to wiggle the fabrics back into their stacks.  It only takes a few projects, and then all of the organizing falls apart.  I found a very inexpensive bookend at Ikea so I can line up all the fabrics on my closet shelf:

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For me, the critical step is securing the fabric with a pin.  I’ve seen a few people online who skipped this step and I thought about doing the same.  However, ultimately, if you’re going to spend all of this time folding and arranging your fabric, why not make it a little more secure?  The whole point for me was to keep the fabric from flopping around when I try to put it away, so the pins keep the whole bundle nice and neat.

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The downside?  Well, it may be a few more weeks before I can share the glorious “after” photo.  This is going to be time consuming.  I’m trying to set a daily quota so I don’t have to fold a gazillion pieces of fabric all at once.  I’ll let you know how I feel about this project again once it’s all done.

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  1. Looks like a fabulous solution! The nerd in me wants to know if you’re organizing them by amount-of-fabric-left or by color…or not. B/c of course I have to suggest something that’s more work, ha!

  2. Ohhh … I can’t wait to see your organized stash!!!
    {I also agree, I think it’s best to secure with a pin.}