I've been on a mission to get my stash organized! Not so that it looks pretty, but so I can find what I need!!!!
I've been blessed with a closet to stash my stash. But this is how it looked before.
fabric in plastic tubs. And it seems like I am always moving this tub,
so I can get to that tub......... you get the picture.
look on the right I bought a wire basket system to try. It's what Alex
Anderson recommends for storing your stash. The part I like best is I
can actually see inside the baskets without having to touch every single
piece of fabric.
Soooooo.................. I went back down to
IKEA (love that store) and bought more! And my sweet college boy put
them together for me.
a word about the IKEA storage system. After I bought the first one I
happened to go to the Big Box hardware warehouse and priced them there.
price on this 4 drawer set was $61. The same basket system from IKEA
was $19.99 (+ $7 if you add the top). That's a difference of $34 per
unit!!! So it looks like I can get more sets for my money from IKEA.
now the task of sorting the fabric has fallen on my shoulders ;-D
There was room in one corner of the closet to stack two shelves together
and as you can see, I've started the process.
already found one huge benefit of using the wire shelves. I can SEE
my fabric!!!! And I don't have to run out and buy something that I
already have (cause I can't find it!!).
It's also nice that I can store fabric that I don't use very often in a
container on top of the shelving. Like Christmas, Fall or children's
It's been like Christmas finding beautiful fabrics that I had previously purchased but were buried deep in the containers.
I know this will be a benefit in the long run. It sure makes for Happy Quilting!
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