Hi all! Being the fabric hoarder that I am, I thought I would share with you some tips that Lisa and I use for storing and organizing fabrics! We hope these tips will help you get your stash of pretties under control!
Up first, I’m going to share with you how I store my most prized and most used collections: Tula Pink and my Quilt Market scraps of fabrics! It’s no secret that I am a serious lover of Tula Pink fabrics AND of colour, so I like to store mine where I can see it and use it first before any other fabrics! I have one basket that is all small pieces and scraps that are my go to when it comes to paper piecing and clutch straps. The other basket has all my half metre cuts of Tula Pink plus the last of my Alison Glass and Sarah Golden prints.
One of the BEST ways to store your fabrics is by colour. It makes finding the perfect fabric in a pinch really quick PLUS it looks so pretty seeing it in rainbow order! Lisa shared some additional photos of her stash a few years ago in her post My Fabric Stash in case you want to see more pictures!
When it comes to storing your vinyls and cork materials, it’s best to keep them rolled. In some cases you can press out wrinkles but why worry about that and just roll them instead! I have this vintage magazine stand that I store all my large pieces of vinyl and cork in. It’s not pretty but it keeps them safe and tucked away!
Bonus: Try to store your vinyl, cork and even leather away from your heat vents and direct sunlight. It will dry out the materials and lead to cracking!
I have a large collection of upholstery leather that I was given, that would have otherwise been thrown out, and these pieces are massive! While storing leather in a roll is also recommended, this was not possible with these pieces! Instead, I snagged some empty cardboard bolts and rolled the leather onto them. They are safety tucked away from the heat and sun, underneath my table. It may take me an eternity to get through this stash though 😉
Last tip to share is to keep all your vinyl and cork scraps stored safely away. Unlike fabric, you can leave all those edges raw so you never know when you might need a little piece! I love how Lisa has her scraps stored safely in a drawer!
Do you have a favourite way to store fabrics or are you like me and like to have some on display? Let us know your fabric organizing secrets so we can organize our stash even more!
In the next organization post, will share with you the best ways to store your interfacing! If you are looking for ways to store your notions and hardware, check out Lisa’s My Storage post for tips!
<3 Aimee and Lisa