Sunday, December 16, 2012

Stash Management

Hey everybody!  I finally started a quilting blog!  YAY!  First things first.  I have to have an organized space to create otherwise I just can't concentrate.

I have been hunting for the perfect fabric storage bins and decided on Sterilite Clip boxes 3.25"h  x 11.0"w x 14.0"l.  They hold over 12 yards of fabric!  Clear and stackable, so you can find the perfect fabric quickly.  They are ideal for storing half, and quarter (fat or skinny) yards of fabric. 

This is how I fold my fabric to fit the bins perfectly...

Start with a fat quarter of fabric.  Fold in half length-wise twice.

Fold each end towards the center three times.

Ta-da!  Each fat quater ends up just under 6"x4".  The same process works with skinny quarters and half yards. 

I hope this helps you organize your stash!  Happy quilting! --Wendy


  1. Yay! Love your hexie background!

    good for you folding all your fabric so neatly. Any ideas for good scrap storage techniques?

    1. Scraps right now are in food storage bags. Each color group gets its own bag. :)