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Organising fabric

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Re: Organising fabric

Postby vickyblanken » Wed Aug 17, 2011 4:16 pm

Ooh, that's pretty! What I really need is a bigger house of my own, rather than rented RAF digs!

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Re: Organising fabric

Postby beffys » Wed Aug 17, 2011 4:53 pm

I want to do this, when I get around to it that is.
http://smashedpeasandcarrots.blogspot.c ... tudio.html

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Re: Organising fabric

Postby Allie » Wed Aug 17, 2011 5:45 pm

beffys wrote:I want to do this, when I get around to it that is.
http://smashedpeasandcarrots.blogspot.c ... tudio.html


:shock: :shock: Wow, that is fantastic!

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Re: Organising fabric

Postby docmaggoo » Wed Aug 17, 2011 9:57 pm

beffys wrote:I want to do this, when I get around to it that is.
http://smashedpeasandcarrots.blogspot.c ... tudio.html


Thats fab! Very jealous of the stash too! And yours Em's!
Everything of mine is scattered in various boxes/ bags at the mo.

I've not long been collecting bits - and didn't anticipate how much it would all 'breed' so quickly :giggle:

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Re: Organising fabric

Postby vickyblanken » Fri Aug 19, 2011 5:46 am

Scary how fast it breeds isn't it?!
docmaggoo wrote:
beffys wrote:I want to do this, when I get around to it that is.
http://smashedpeasandcarrots.blogspot.c ... tudio.html


Thats fab! Very jealous of the stash too! And yours Em's!
Everything of mine is scattered in various boxes/ bags at the mo.

I've not long been collecting bits - and didn't anticipate how much it would all 'breed' so quickly :giggle:

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Re: Organising fabric

Postby clothmama » Fri Aug 19, 2011 7:22 am

beffys wrote:I want to do this, when I get around to it that is.
http://smashedpeasandcarrots.blogspot.c ... tudio.html

Beth that is just fantastic, I'll be ordering a pack of that card as soon as I have a house so I can get organised! I saw a similar thing a while back but with cutting out polystyrene, this is a much better, easier, quicker and cheaper option - thanks for sharing it!! :wine: :wine:

I just received a 8 yard order from the states adn I'm starting to get in a muddle!

What do you do with smaller bits to store them?

How small is 'too small' to keep and what do you do with the scrappy bits?

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Re: Organising fabric

Postby Soupdragon » Fri Aug 19, 2011 7:48 am

clothmama wrote:How small is 'too small' to keep and what do you do with the scrappy bits?


I have loads of bits that are only a few inches square - handy for appliqué projects. And they keep Callum entertained. :giggle: I keep fabric remnants in a 100l box on wheels that lives under my sewing desk. It's a rubbish system, as it's a nightmare to keep tidy and I can never find anything. Need to get more organised in my sewing room. :oops:

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Re: Organising fabric

Postby ems » Fri Aug 19, 2011 8:40 am

The bins at the bottom of each column of cubes on my expedit, holds the scraps for that line, sort of. One for knit prints , one for wovens, one for minkee/fleece one for undyed bamboos and one for dyed bamboos :) I've tried putting material on mini bolts using card, but knit prints don't really stay looking beautiful.

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Re: Organising fabric

Postby Mareth » Fri Aug 19, 2011 9:01 am

I'm ridiculously bad at organising my sewing stuff. Mainly due to having to drag it all out of wherever I have it hidden at the time, to work with on the kitchen table for a few hours, then stuff it all away again when the table is needed for dinner/painting/brewing/baking/etc. Oh how I dream of somewhere to actually KEEP it all. I'd give my left arm for a sewing room...ok maybe not, but if someone would magically give me a sewing room, a play room, another bedroom and a garage I might have to think seriously about trading a little finger or something :lol:

As for what's too small to keep, I keep everything (even ribbons that I take off tshirts :oops: , you know the ones that hold them on the hangers in the shops) Everything small like that, and off cuts under a few inches or stupidly shaped, go into a box for Rhys. He loves to glue random bits of fabric onto his paintings etc.

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