8.25.2011

You dang Closet . . . {with a mini tutorial}

spent
the
day
folding
and
folding
and
folding
fabric.

I have to admit that I am stunned.  
1.  That I did an amazing job.
2.  I really don't own as much fabric as I thought.
3.  My closet space is small giving the illusion my
collection was great.

You see, this is what I started out with.



Now don't be fooled by the angle of the picture.  
That mound you see was pretty decent in size.
But, the closet fooled me good.
You dang closet.

I thought I had a decent stash of fabric.
Here you go bruising my self-esteem.
(Though I do have 2 large bolts of fabric in the closet that are not pictured.)
Okay, my self-esteem is boosted 
a wee bit.

Are you like me?  Is your stash wrinkly, messy, chaotic, and unorganized?
It was time to clean up my act.


{Folding Tutorial}

Take your fabric and fold selvage to selvage.  


Fold it again lengthwise, so the fold rests against the selvage.


Take some cardboard, and cut it to fit.  Wrap your fabric around the cardboard.  Once all the fabric is wrapped around the cardboard, pin into place.  I took the edge and folded it over again.  You can see it in the last picture.




Update:  I pinned my fabric in the middle. 

Here is the final product in all its glory.

And once again, I am bruised.  Almost a third of my collection are whites.  Blah!


The two bags to the far left hold my scraps.



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3 comments:

  1. I have this awesome idea pinned on my pinterest I thought you might like going along the same vein: http://maluukkonen.blogspot.com/2010/04/new-addiction.html

    Your fabrics are so cute! I need to beef up my fabrics on hand supply.

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  2. I'm pretty much there now with the exception of a bookcase. It was definitely time to organize my fabrics!

    Thanks for sharing!

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  3. This is a great idea. I plan on doing it tomorrow!

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