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Wednesday 22 August 2012

Stash Tidy up & FaFF

I have spent the afternoon and evening doing something that is long, long overdue. I attacked my stash chaos with a determination to get it organised. I had so much fun playing with my fabric and finding fabrics that I totally forgot I had. Like this one which is so inspirational for what I want to achieve!

 I found a couple of blogs a few months ago that showed how to make mini bolts using comic boards......I have never heard of these and not sure where to even look for them here. I tried buying them over the internet but the postage would have broken my monthly budget so I had to have a good think about what to use as a replacement.

I scoured Officeworks earlier today looking for something suitable but all I could find was  these letter files which even though a fairly sturdy plastic, they are still a little flimsy but I think I can make them work.

I will have to head back tomorrow to buy some more so I can finish the job .  Let me just show you some of my favourite fabric that I have found so far.

how about this one that looks like it has been knitted.

I have had this fabric for years but could only get just over 0.5m so want to make sure I get the perfect project.  It is one of my favourites.

 Mmmmm....just realised they are the same colours.  I also found this block but couldn't for the life of me remember making it.  I then realised it was Miss M that sewed this block.  Wonder if she remembers what she was going to make.

isn't is cute!
 After about 4 hours I went from this mess

to this.....mind you, this is only three of those drawers. The ones on the middle shelf are my fat quarters folded and grouped.

Once I have all my fabric on 'bolts', I will group them into colours, batiks, patterns etc. so come back and take a look later.

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  1. So beautifully neat and tidy! Isnt that "knitted" fabric great.

  2. This looks fabulous. I did my room a few months back. I am feeling quite productive these days ; ) enjoy your tidy space ; )

  3. It looks wonderful! Isn't it a great feeling when you get organized with something? I love your two favorite fabrics as well!

  4. Oh my goodness, don't you want to just keep finding reasons to walk in there now so you can look at it and sigh!? :)

  5. Hi there, just popped in from Pauline's Little House on the Hill and really like what you've done with your stash. It looks lovely :)

  6. Wow! I wish I could do that. My stash starts with nicely folded fabric and ends with a mess and just stays that way. I always fold it but then I just toss it in the basked so I can quickly move on to the next thing! Nice work!

  7. You have been a busy girl! Your stash is looking really nice and tidy!


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