Sunday, February 20, 2011

Fabric clean up

Unfortunately we don't have a spare room in our house for me to use as a sewing room, so I have to store all my quilting goodies and fabrics in boxes in the laundry. This is a good way of storing things but it can get very messy so today I decided to have a clean up. it went from this...... boxes overflowing with my reproduction fabrics
to this ........................ I went to our local discount store called Chicken feed and I bought these under the bed storage boxes for $10 each. They hold heaps of my fabrics all neatly folded and ready for me to just grab. I now need to make the effort to put fabrics back neatly.

It wasn't just a tidy up day for me, I did fit in a bit of sewing which I'll share with you later on, I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.


11 comments:

happy rosie said...

great idear looks really neat and easy to see
cheers

Pauline said...

wow leanne..proud of ya..I did that too last week...good feeling eh? but then..you realise how much fabric one has...lol..is that good or bad???
must be the weather...making us do this ya think?
hope you had a great weekend..I did...:)

Chookyblue...... said...

I am slowly trying to sort out all my fabrics...........I have way to much stuff and it is all mixed up.........

Vicki said...

Very neat and tidy! I did mine last year, but sadly %) I have added to the stash again and it needs redoing - BADLY!!!!!

Sarah said...

Good idea Leanne! But I can tell you, after a while you dont put them back as neat (from experiance lol).
x Sarah
PS: Your Flower Sugar quilt is looking beautiful

Isabella said...

That is a good idea but I dont have under bed storeage I have that No control bed fantastic bed but no under storage

De said...

Its great to have a tidy isnt it? I have unfortunately just messed mine up a little looking for that "perfect" piece

Susan said...

Its so good to have spring clean now and then. I think it also cleans the mind and new inspriation is found when you discover forgoten fabrics in your stash. xx

Maree: said...

Great Job now you can see at a glance what fabrics you have...
Bet you feel better for it too...
cheers

Country Log Cabin Quilter said...

Looking good! Thankfully, we get the urge to clean up once in a while (with me, however, it's not very often)!

Wonky Girl said...

That is a great storage idea. I have a huge low tub with wheels on one end. I'll fill it up with my CW fabs and roll under spare bed.
Yup, the trick part is keeping the fabrics neetly sorted :) LOL

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