The focus of the Tots 100 Home Club this month is storage and I am ashamed to say that I have more fabric that is decent. It was just shoved in to every spare space in the study/craft room. I often bought new fabric for specific tasks as I couldn’t find what I was looking for, so decided that I HAD to organise my fabric first and foremost.
I decided that the easiest way to store it would be to fold it all the same size and store in some new baskets which I purchased from Homebase for this specific task. They were £14.99 each and should last for a long time. But how best to fold it all? I remember seeing on Sew Justine Sew last year that see stored her larger fabric on comic boards, but most of my fabric are smaller pieces and I didn’t have enough storage to hold it all on comic sized sheets. So I decided to re purpose something we already had, a ream of printer card.
- The card is a4 sized
- Fold it in half to make it A5 size.
- Lay out your fabric (I have used this for all my fabric from fat quarter to 4 yards)
- Fold the bottom of the fabric over the card and crease to the end of the fabric
- Do the same with the top
- then wrap the fabric over the card
- continue to do so until the fabric is all wrapped around the card.
I then placed the fabric in the baskets and on to an existing wrack that we already have. I used some hampers to store quilt filling and stuffed toy filling on top of the unit. I like using the hampers as you can squash it all in and then fasten it!
I would love to know how you store your fabric and other items for crafting.