It’s very easy for storage of our quilting stash to become over-whelming. No matter how much fabric we have, every time we go to a quilt store the fabric just begs us to take some home. There has to be an easy way to organize all this fabric!
Storing full yardage and fabric that is a half yard or less requires different methods. What is the smallest cut I should keep? And how do I store all these different sizes?
Since I began quilting 10 years ago, I’ve used Nancy Johnson-Srebro’s storage method for storing yardage (from her book Rotary Magic). It’s actually pretty easy: just fold the fabric selvage to salvage; fold the cut edge into a tube (about 6-inches width. Use your 6×24-inch ruler as a guide).
Then fold tube in half.
All yardage can then be stored neatly in plastic bins or stacked on a shelf. I like to organize my stash by color in plastic bins. These bins are placed on shelves stacked no more than two high so I never move more than one bin to get the fabric I need.
(Next post: Those pesky scraps. How to store leftovers smaller than 1/2 yd.)
.There is always time to quilt!