I have been wanting to organize the fabric in my sewing studio for some time now. There always seems like I could successfully come up with a good reason to put this off for another day. Well, the time had finally come when I said that TODAY was the day. Time for some Spring Cleaning. Let me show you how I did it!
I think what made me realize that I needed a deep clean was that I could not find some fabric that I was SURE that I had!!! Once I started going thru my fabric stash, I instantly became overwhelmed and told myself that I need to go on a fabric diet! Sorry! I know that is a dreadful thought! Luckily, that thought only stayed with me for a few short moments. Whew!
I had a stash of fabric that was sort of piled up and half way folded. My shelves are deep, so there was more fabric stashed away than I had thought! I had fabric in drawers, on carts and in plastic bins. I had a stash!
I had seen several ideas on how to organize fabric and had been wanting to try using Comic Book Boards. I estimated that I would only need 100 boards to finish the project. Ha!!!! I was really WRONG! I really don’t know how I accumulated so many different prints of fabric! I have only been seriously sewing for less than a decade. Apparently, I have a love of fabric and my lack of space will not stop me from curating a fantastic collection!
So, I ended up needing more than 400 comic book boards. I purchased most of these thru Amazon (Prime), but picked up my last 100 at a local comic book store and saved HALF the cost. I would encourage you to visit your local comic book store. If you don’t have one nearby – you can use my affiliate link and get your own Comic Book Boards from Amazon HERE.
I also recommend you get plenty of long Quilting Pins. I used one to two pins per board. That is actually a great deal of pins! I found a nice supply of 500 long Quilting Pins HERE.
Since I am also a visual learner, I created this YouTube video to help you see how I was able to fold my fabric around these Comic Book Boards:
After I sorted thru most of my fabric, I was amazed at my collection thus far! I loved going thru all the items I had collected and then sorted them either by color or collection. I even dusted the shelves! Wow!
I still need to go thru another storage bin that I found hiding in the corner and I still need to sort thru all my licensed sporty fabrics, but take a look at a portion of my favorite fabrics! They are all nicely stacked and sorted. I can see what I have!!!!
Now that I can see what I have, the ideas and inspiration is really flowing! Sometimes, you need to focus on and appreciate what you already have! I have plenty to keep me busy – at least for a little while!
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