Friday, January 13, 2012

Fabric Stash Management

I don't get to do much quilting, but in my embroidery, I do a lot of applique. Quilting-weight cotton prints are my fabric of choice, so I'm always adding to my stash. Because I don't have a huge studio and no open shelving, most of my fabrics are in plastic bins and drawers so I sometimes forgot what I have. I had a "Big Board" ironing board that wasn't getting much use so I turned it on end and started pinning small swatches of every fabric in my stash to it. Any time a new fabric comes in, a swatch goes up. If I run out of something, the swatch goes into an envelope in case I need to reference it for re-stocking. It's eye candy to me. :)

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