My fabric stash is overtaking the room! It started in my cute antique dresser. Then it grew into a couple of extra boxes. Then it grew a little more into a couple of baskets. Now I count at least 5 baskets, 4 boxes and the original drawers! There are piles that threaten to topple over when I move around. There are some fabrics that I’ve washed and some that I haven’t; some that I’ve ironed and some that I haven’t; some that I have ear-marked for a particular project and some that I’ve bought with no plan at all.
Bottom line? I need to sort and tidy and store them all better.
So I turned to my favourite source of inspiration and came up with some ideas.
I like the look of shelves but I think I’d go for glass doors on the front to keep off the dust.
These are a cheaper alternative and I like that you can see what’s in there without having to open every one. Plastic drawers would do the same job. I saw some at the Container Store.
Drawers work well to keep off the dust. My fabric in drawers is folded and stored sideways (like in the crates above) so that I can see what’s there.
I have solid boxes in my room which I can’t see into easily. This is a clever box though with slots for CDs – or fabric!
This would be a great way to see what you have at a glance. For a quilter, it would serve as a way to match fabrics too.
Folded or rolled?
Most options I found had folded fabric, but rolling fabric onto cards or just into rolls looks great too.
I have my scraps currently in an open basket. These pockets hold ribbon scraps but I can imagine this idea working for fabric scraps, sorted by colour into the clear pockets.
Now that I’ve found all these great ideas, I just need to get organising!
Maybe I’ll just finish this cuppa… and check my email… and…
Tell me: how do you store your fabric or other crafty supplies? Do they threaten to take over the room?