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Saturday, January 25, 2014

Prepare to be Amazed

Okay, maybe I'm exaggerating just a little bit, but I have to say that I am pretty impressed with the organization makeover my stash received last night.  As you may remember, my stash is fairly modest, and since I don't have a sewing room, my fabric cabinet hangs out in my foyer.


I love the size of the cabinet, and it actually keeps my fabric purchases in check, but I needed to maximize the space.  I used comic book boards to make mini bolts from every fabric that is a fat quarter(ish) and larger, and I absolutely LOVE that I can see everything so easily!  Plus, there is actually plenty of room in there to add more bolts, yay!


I'm still using the third shelf for my bundles and fabric pulls-in-waiting.  Oh, and see that stack right there in the middle, that's all of the fabric that is smaller than a fat quarter, but still too big for my scrap baskets, arranged by color.  


That still leaves the bottom shelf for my extra comic book boards, painter's tape that I use for basting, and starch.  I went ahead and left my Christmas fabric as-is, because I don't really have the need to "shop" that part of my stash.

I also figured that while we're talking stash, I would go ahead and show you my latest goodies!  Lately, I've purchased a fat eighth bundle of Kate Spain's Sunnyside-


I've also pulled together this bundle using a few Bluebird Park fabrics, along with several others.  I want this quilt to work for a boy or a girl, so that nixed several of the Bluebird Park prints with flowers.


And since I haven't shared these yet either, check out these half yard bundles that my Mom and Dad got for me for Christmas.  Bonnie and Camille's Scrumptious and Heather Bailey's Freshcut...oh yeah- my parents rock!



Last but not least, I just got this absolutely fabulous stack of Amy Butler's Cameo for a special, secret project.  Since this is all I can show you for a long while, I wanted to be sure you got to see this fabulous stack while it's still uncut and pristine.


Oh, Amy, Amy, Amy... your fabrics are so bold and decadent, and I just adore them!  

By the way, I'm linking up this week with Sunday Stash!  Be sure to head over to Molli Sparkles and ogle at everyone else's fabric scores!

Molli Sparkles

I'm also linking up with Friday Fabric Frenzy over at Fort Worth Fabric Studio!  Check it out!

Fort Worth Fabric Studio Blog

32 comments:

  1. Congrats on your fabric organization! It looks wonderful!

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  2. Lovely organization! I think it's funny how when you start quilting you never knew you would always need rolls and rolls of tape on hand.

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  3. I love that you can see all the fabric this way. Mine are bins by color and you can't see them until you open the bin. Too bad I spent all that money already! Great job!

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  4. Amazed, I am! Lovely fabrics and so pretty all organized. I'll see you over at Molli Sparkles'

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  5. This is so pretty and tidy. Love it!

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  6. fabulous job reorganizing -- it looks amazing

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  7. I couldn't but find myself looking forward to what you are going to create with all these wonderful fabrics!!! So excited!!!

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  8. I love organizing things. Your stash looks great! And I love Sullivan's quilt basing spray. ;)

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  9. Your organization is terrific. I have not heard of comic book boards. Where do you find those - I guess a comic book store? I wonder if foam board would work? I need to get organized, organized, organized. It's been too, too long. Thanks for showing the results of your endeavors and being an inspiration.

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  10. I really like how you've combined the fabric for bolts and the few stacks for other things which work for small sizes. I know I went up to the first picture again to think to myself "yep I have that...ooh nope don't have that!"

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  11. OK, Kelly!
    I´m impressed!!!
    Amazed!!!
    And I can see that we have the same taste in fabrics, but I think it´s easier for you to get them than it is for me- living in Sweden!
    Oh, I cant wait to see what you will do with the Amy Butler fabrics!

    Have a great time workong with the goodies;-)

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  12. Wow, that is so impressive, must make you feel good just to look at it. Mine is incredibly disorganised!

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  13. I think you have just motivated me to order those comic boards and organize my stash!! I have it all stuffed in drawers and a cedar chest.... not very helpful for knowing what I have! Down side. . . Hubbins will know how much shopping I have been doing!! LOL

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  14. I use the comic book boards as well. Great stuff!! Everything in your stash looks so pretty. Christmas fabric and Halloween are always the ones that I am like hmmmmm.....where should they go:)

    Thank you for showing us this!

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  15. Seriously impressed with all of this, it looks so inviting and tidy too.

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  16. Looks fantastic! I've been thinking about using those comic book boards too, but haven't gotten around to getting any. I need to make that a priority- my stash is a mess right now. Anyway, great fabric too!

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  17. Wow that's a stash and a half, very jealous, lots of beautiful fabrics and great organisation!

    Over from SDC linky party.

    :)

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  18. Wow, Kelly, nice work! Thanks for including Sunnyside in your elegant stash cabinet.

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  19. Love your stash pictures!!! Lots of awesome fabric to work with!!

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  20. Great storage solution. It's hard finding fabric storage when you don't have a proper sewing room. Nice choice with Sunnyside!

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  21. Wonderful fabric selections there. I store my fabric on comic book boards too….Love them. Target has some great little baskets that are great for those call cuts that are to small for the boards but too big for the scrap bin…the prints are better in store than online:
    http://www.target.com/p/rubbermaid-bento-half-cube-box-with-pop-out-dividers/-/A-13937534#prodSlot=medium_1_55&term=storage+cubes

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  22. Oooh, that is looking good! I really want to organize mine by color.

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  23. I am Amazed and love your organization and your Parents really do Rock!

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  24. Oh, my eyes are sparkling looking at all those fabrics, and all so well arranged! You did a great job! :)

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  25. Great organization! I need to do the same, but just can't seem to find the time (as soon as I start trying to organize I end up sewing!) I bought some of the Sunnyside as well a few weeks back. I really love it!

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  26. So pretty!!! I love all the fabric you've got and how it looks in your cabinet now. So easy to see everything. Where did you get those comic book boards from? Love all your new collections!

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  27. Oh your stash is so darn pretty!

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  28. Your parents bought you fabric? How awesome is that? I'm sure that having your stash well organised is the key to actually using it because you can see what you have at a glance.

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  29. Hi Kelly! I am jealous of your fabric stash!!! Love how colorful it is! :) I need to organize mine a little better! Thanks for the inspiration!


    Would love for you to link this up to Fabric Frenzy Friday!!
    -Lindsey

    Fabric Frenzy Friday

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  30. Amazing....amazing! I am so envious!

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  31. I love the comic boards! My mini bolts are started, but still waiting on a finished cabinet from my husband...

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