Thursday, May 24, 2018

Fold, wrap, roll and fold

The last week I've been working in the studio doing a little cleaning and a lot of folding. I started with shelves that looked like this...



 and this...

and this!

However, I've been looking at ways that other quilters organize their fabrics and decided that it's time to take some action. So now they are beginning to look more like this...

And check this out!

Honestly, it's not quite as beautiful as it appears. Well, it looks great, but everything is much too crowded. In fact, an attempt to handle anything means contortions of mind and body to keep stacks of fabric in place rather than on the floor. One wrong move and I'm back to folding the same pieces, again or maybe again two or three times.


  
I'm working on that, too. Richard added another shelf and I'm moving some fabrics. All of my modern and specialty fabrics will go above the desk where I can see them, and that will open up a bit of space. I'm also considering moving the solids. Then there's this idea...

See how I have two sets of rolled fabric in the pink section? That, I hope, is the ticket. One row of large rolls in the back of the shelf with another row of shorter, smaller rolls in front. Not everything will be rolled. Smaller pieces are folded like fat quarters and stacked. The very small pieces will go into the scrap bins that may (or not) also go on the shelves. So much depends on the amount of space I'll have after everything is rolled and folded and stacked. I don't know that this is the best system, but for now it looks pretty!

4 comments:

Karen S said...

That is impressive. Lots of work, though. I wonder how much you have re-discovered?

Kaja said...

It does indeed look pretty. Does it make you want to sew, or to stop now while everything is orderly?

Mary at Fleur de Lis Quilts said...

I have rediscovered quite a few pieces. What really surprised me is that I don't have many duplicates. Funny that I can't remember names, but one look at a fabric and I remember whether I already have it in my stash.

Mary at Fleur de Lis Quilts said...

It makes me want to sew! But I want to sew everything. I'm all-over-the-place ADD, so I fold for a while then sit down at the machine to work on the quilt that is already prepped.