I decided some organization needed to take place for all out fabric. I’m an avid sewer and have always had a huge stash of fabric but it has never overflowed my cabinet where it has been kept. When I started sewing in miniature our collection erupted! Every time we went into a craft or fabric store we came home with more. It seemed we are always finding the perfect cut and even though we only bought a 1/2 yard to 1 yard it began to overflow not only the cabinet but two large rubbermaid totes! The worst part is we can never find what is wanted for our latest project.
It was decided the clear plastic storage boxes would work the best. This allows you to see the fabric without having to take it all out. I used a 161/2″L X 13″W X 121/4″H plastic storage box for 1/2 yard and 1 yard cuts of fabric. After trying a couple ways of folding I found the best way to have it fit in the box; six stacks of neatly folded fabric, two rows, which can be seen easily. Each cut of fabric measures approximately 3 3/4 inch by 41/2 inch.
Here’s how I folded; this worked well up to 1 yard of fabric. First you make sure your salvages are together with cut ends on each side.
Fold the piece in half so both cut ends come together.
Next you fold the salvages towards the fold of the fabric.
At this point you will fold the fabric into thirds.
The last step is to fold the the fabric in half and then in half again.
And then you should have something like this.
I found this way of organizing our fabric worked out really well.
~Beth Sighing Off