Friday, January 1, 2010

Reorganization

I am generally an organized person. I like to keep things neat and pretty and in their place. However, sometimes I get distracted (or to be more blunt: lazy) and don’t keep things as organized or as neat as I intend to. During the Christmas holiday, I became quite busy with orders and because of this, I found that I had made a mess of my fabric. I kept telling myself, “When the rush is over, I’ll straighten it all out.” I really did have the intention of doing this, I swear!

After things slowed down, I thought that I had better do something with my fabric mess. While looking at it I also came to the decision that I no longer liked the way I had it arranged. I have had my fabric arranged in different ways twice now. First I had it wrapped around cardboard. Same cardboard they use in the fabric stores only cut down to size. That worked pretty well but I decided to change that because it wasn’t very convenient when I had to unroll all the fabric off the bolt for smaller pieces.

So then I decided to roll it and put it in baskets. That worked pretty well for awhile but when I would buy new fabric, I would have to try to jam it in it’s proper basket. I was running out of room! So I had to figure out another way to organize my fabric.
I was inspired by fabric sellers on etsy and the way they would have the fabric stacked in their pictures. It looked so pretty and neat! But how much room would that take up (I’m limited on space)? Well, what the heck, I decided to try it out.
It took me a couple of tries to figure out how to fold my fabric so it would fit neatly in the metal cubes I use. I did manage to get it accomplished in less than a week though! And I am quite pleased with the way it looks. I can also shuffle through them and see what I have on hand easily enough. I still kept the stacks in themes (animal, baby, novelty, misc, floral, and flannel). That was one thing I didn’t want to change when I decided to reorganize.

I liked the way it looked so much, I decided to do my fat quarters the same (they’re stacked on top of the cubes)! So, how do you like it? If you have any fabric organization tips or techniques, I’d love to hear/see them because, I’m sure, I will reorganize again in the future. I guess I like change.

5 comments:

Island Girl said...

Love it! Great job... Working on mine today!

Kim @ Everything Etsy said...

Awesome! I just saw a tutorial on folding fabric. I'm folding challenged for sure. :)

It looks like you're off the a great start for the new year!

~Kim

Lil' Bit Sassy said...

I'm not very good at folding either. It's especially hard when your fabrics aren't all the same size. I just did the best I could lol.

Terri said...

Did you fold your fabric around cardboard to get it uniformly square? That's how my fat quarters come. Blessings!

Lil' Bit Sassy said...

I did use the cardboard square that the fat quarters are wrapped around as a template for those, Terri. The 1/2 and full yds I just "eyeballed" lol.