Instead of packing, as I should be, I decided to spend my time yesterday organizing my fabric. For some unknown reason to me, I have always kept my stash organized by cut. I almost always stash in half yards (mainly so I can afford to buy more, not because I prefer the cut), but also have a small collection of fat quarters and a few cuts of several yards (stashed either for sashing or backing).
This system has never worked out well, so I thought I would try the color approach on organization.
I have to be honest in saying that I think that I need to increase my stash of quilting cottons!! Doesn't it look a bit needing? Now this does not include my piles of "planned projects" to be:
All of these piles have quilts planned for them and are just waiting for me to get started on them!
Then there are my japanese prints, that I can't seem to blend in with all the others....so they stay piled separately.
I have also been collecting a stash for Isabella. Hopefully these will be cute little dresses, blouses and skirts for her, before the year is up.
Then lastly, the pride of my small stash, which I always keep in its own place for me to fondle and admire whenever I want...enchino.
Through this process, I also created a "I don't think I will ever use" pile. Sadly, because I do most of my shopping online...I have quite a few newer fabrics in here that I didn't really like once I received them. Then some of my older fabric stashes that I would not choose if I were shopping now.
What do y'all do with your de-stash?
I have always kept my fabric on a shelf by my sewing table, but with the move, I will be loosing space. I have been thinking of easy ways to store it all in a closet. The first solution that comes to mind is plastic bins. Which is why I thought separating by color might be better. Any suggestions?