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Free Fabric Is Good, Finding A Place For It...

I was lucky to have 3 friends pass on fabric to me. The first bunch was in a plastic bin and was about 1/2 full, so I just sat it in the sewing room and slipped into my best Scarlet Ohara and figured I'd worry about it tomorrow. Then about a week later the second batch showed up. I was busy with other things, so I just sat it on top of the plastic bin. The 3rd bunch was pretty big and was in one of the larger Ikia bags. My sister had hit the mother load at a yard sale. So now the pile is up to my waist. Then I came back from my scrap booking weekend and all that stuff lives in the same room too. Well it looked like a storm had hit. So today I was determined to get it all cleared and organized. I put away all the paper craft stuff pretty quickly and had a good feeling the fabric would go as quickly. No way. I was thinking I'd just put the fabric on the shelf but it just wouldn't fit. So I took everything off the bookshelf except for my oriental fabrics (shelf with the basket) and refolded/re-stacked and reorganized it all.

Then there is the storage of small collections I have in little bins over my cutting table. I try very hard to put fabric away when I'm done with it, but it just seems to never go back just the right way. These little bins were over flowing. With such a small space to keep all my fabric I have to be orderly. I have tags hanging on the bins and fabric stacks letting me know what they are. This helps to not dig threw as much and end up making an even bigger mess.

One of the surprises in the free fabric was a pretty burgundy cape that is almost finished. There is no pattern but I think with a sewing friends help I should be able to get it completed.

I have my D9P top completed and it's ready to quilt. I didn't think I'd had the edge fabric that long but could no longer find it at JoAnn's and can't remember where I got it. Should I write these things down? I never think I'll need more of anything so I don't think to keep track with where the fabric came from. This little lap quilt will be the first thing I'll quilt with my Sashiko. Not sure at this point what I'll use for the back, but at least it's orderly so I can see everything I've got at a glance.


Barbara said…
Ahhhh...a struggle we all know well -- where to put our stash and to organize it so we can find what we need. The D9P is great! I haven't tried that pattern yet, but everyone says it's fun.

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