Monday, January 20, 2014

Fix your Stash

So....I've moved from Wordpress to Blogger.....
I'm trying to be more "budget-minded" and Blogger is free so I thought I'd try it out.  So far, I've been able to move all my posts (by following instructions on the internet) and set up my blog complete with background with very little effort.  We'll see how it goes!

Speaking of moving, I have been traveling a lot lately which has limited my sewing, however, my iPad comes in handy to order fabric since I can't be in the studio.....

then, I have to find a place to put it which puts me into reorganization mode.  I just can't work in a messy space!

So it's time to fix my 'stash!

 Since I was out of room in my shoe shelves turned fabric shelves, I decided to utilize the top!
I had a stash of bolts a friend (thank you Ann-Mommy) had collected from Hancock for me.  (When she called and asked me if I wanted some bolts and I said yes, I never imagined the amount she'd bring!)  I decided to cut the 30" bolts in half.  After all, I had no more space in the shelves and since they wouldn't work anyway, I'd repurpose them.

I cut them in half (15") by measuring and using a utility knife to cut through both sides.  DO NOT USE YOUR SCISSORS!!!!
Then I punctured each side with the tip.

Bend each side back and forth and it should just "pop" open.

I'll put the "wrapped" side to the top and add my masking tape notes (i.e., pre washed? where I bought it, how many yards I have and what I paid for it).
Next I'll wrap my fabric by folding neatly selvedge to selvedge.  Then fold again.
Roll the fabric around the bolt and put in place!

My OCD kicks in a little here too, you can see from the photo that I HAVE to put all the fabric in color order.  (my closet is too :))  How do you "do" your stash?


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