Organizing My Fabric

Several months ago I reorganized my craft area. But even after I had organized a lot of the stuff, my fabric cabinet was still a mess.

My messy fabric cabinet

My former messy fabric cabinet

Since I’ve been sewing, and having trouble finding exactly what I wanted to work with, I took some time the other day and organized my fabric.  I ended up donating a large box of it to our church rummage sale. I had gone through the fabric earlier and donated quite a bit earlier to the local thrift store, but this time I became ruthless and really got rid of fabric I had already used in other project and pieces I know I would never use. It felt so good.

I found this wonderful tutorial that encouraged me to get that fabric in order. I pinned this to my useful info board on Pinterest so when I had time or in the mood, I’d go ahead and get it organized.

It’s such a simple process that I had to share it here. So here we go!

First fold the fabric in half selvage to selvage. For pieces of fabric from a half yard on up in size, after this first fold, I used my 6 1/2 inch ruler to help with the process.

Folding fabric with the ruler

Starting to fold fabric with the ruler

Continue to fold with the ruler inside the folds.

Continuing to fold

Continuing to fold

Once fabric is folded, remove the ruler carefully.

Slide ruler out of folded fabric

Slide ruler out of folded fabric

Then fold this piece over once.

Last fold

Last fold

Now the fabric is ready to put on the shelf. Here is the finished cabinet.

My organized fabric

My organized fabric

Now I can see exactly what I have. For a more detailed tutorial and how to fold smaller pieces of fabric, head over to Turning, Turning.

While I was working on my fabric, I heard some noise in the cabinet and caught Puddin sitting on the bottom shelf.

Puddin with the fabric

Puddin with the fabric

I had to move her to finish that shelf! It’s so nice to now be able to see my fabric. Hopefully, I can now keep it organized!

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