Thursday, July 23, 2015

My Stash

A few posts ago somebody made a comment about my stash. So here, without any fussing or cleaning up, are photos of all the fabric I have.

 Most of my stash lives in this bookcase. The little scrap bins hold all my little scraps (anything bigger than 2" square that I don't have to fold lives in the accessory bins.) Everything is stored by color.

Underneath my ironing table are "Shoebox bins" where I store long strips and larger cut pieces, also organized by color. On the floor you can see bins of BOB, WOW and selvages.  ALL my plastic bins are from The Container Store. They stack neatly on top of each other and are otherwise wonderful.

This is stuff I bought in Maine and have not put away yet. I wash ALL my fabric before I use it. Then I iron it, fold it and put it away.

Some of these stacks of fabrics are stacked for an idea I have. Some are just there because I was thinking of something, pulled the fabric, and haven't put it back yet.  I work for a living, so I have a lot of other stuff to do. Cleaning in the studio isn't always a high priority. Right now I consider the studio pretty clean.

There's always one table that has a pile of stuff on it. This is mine.

I like to keep the top of my ironing table clear, but that doesn't always happen. Here I've got the fabrics for the Amish project, the tumblers and the solids bin. You can also see a bit of my inspiration wall.

That's all, folks!


Mariella said...

Nice Stash! and you are so organized!! I really enjoyed this post. Your sewing space looks very comfortable! Thanks!

Sharon said...

Wow, your studio looks very neat. And good organization and storage of your fabrics. Thanks for sharing the photos!

Mine is similar. I also wash and fold my fabric before storing but I gave up ironing it until I'm ready to use it. My room just isn't big enough for everything I have in there! Too crowded to work easily, and I need to do something about that!

Anonymous said...

At least you leave the fabrics you've pulled where you can see them. I usually wrap the group in woven cotton towels and put in the closet. Which works until I'm looking for them and have to unwrap all the bundles to find anything. :)

Megan said...

I also pre-wash and iron before fabric hits the stash. Thanks for taking the time to show us.

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