7.18.2009

Cotton Addiction

I have about 10,000 things to do before next Friday, so of course, I spent all of yesterday afternoon and most of today sorting and folding fabric - which was NOT on the list of things that I needed to do. I have reached an important conclusion:
  • I have a problem

Other important conclusions reached over the last couple of days:

  • I love the way folded fabric looks, especially when it is all folded the same size
  • I wish I had a sewing room and shelves instead of an armoire and a table
  • I have far too many scraps that I will never do anything with because I hate doing fiddly things with tiny amouts of fabric

I used a tutorial (that I cannot find at this moment) for folding fabric using my ruler and it worked beautifully. I tend to mix cotton and some other fabric for making bags about 75% of the time, so I do have a pretty good mix of types of fabric in each color. I apparently love blue, because I have twice as much of that color as any other color. =)

In this picture above, you can see how I stacked my drawers. Plain/quilter's cotton is in the front and other fabrics are in the back. Each stack is 6" x 10". There are 9 drawers like this, 3 of them are more than half full and the other 6 are completely full. In addition, I have 1.5 file boxes full of fabric that I am keeping, plus 3 large boxes of fabric that I purged to give to my sister if she wants them.

YIKES.

7 comments:

Antoinette said...

I showed the top photo to my husband and he asked if it was a photo of my fabrics. Then he laughed. Alone.

carla said...

Is this how relaxation is spelled for you??? =)

Just say Julie said...

I will attest to the fact that you do need a sewing room. But it does look good all folded and pretty like that :)

bananasforbreakfast said...

No matter where my fabric has been kept I've always loved looking at it! I start most projects by opening all the drawers in my current fabric cabinet and browsing until inspiration hits.

glam.spoon said...

you are much more organized than I am. And lately, I am (and my sewing room is) a bit of a mess!

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Your fabric addiction=my bead addiction! :)

John Deere Mom said...

I don't sew or have anything to do with fabric, but I love seeing it all folded and organized in these drawers!