Because I know I am not. Not really. I think I might want to be, though, in my deepest heart. I’ve tried lots of ways to keep my fabric and threads organized (currently I have everything wrapped around comic book boards), but I’m pretty much a disaster when it comes to keeping all my thread organized. If I am in the middle of a project, though, all bets are off! Too much organization, and I feel like I miss the happy chances of fabrics rubbing up against each other than wouldn’t normally.
There is one thing that I do religiously, though, and that is to label my solid fabrics. I have enough colors from enough companies that are close-but-not-exactly-the-same that reordering can be a tricky business if I run out. To fix that, I take a fine-tipped permanent marker and write the company name, color name, and color code on the selvedge When I use a piece of a solid, I will write the information on a scrap of that fabric and stick it to my design board, as well, to keep track of what’s in a project.
For me, my collection of solids are the ones that need managing. I can always find out what a print is!
Today we also have a giveaway!
Hoffman Fabrics has kindly given us bundles of their 2016 Challenge Fabric to give away to two lucky winners! One winner will receive a fat quarter bundle of the light fabrics, and the second winner will get a fat quarter bundle of the dark fabrics. To enter this giveaway, follow this link to the Modern Quilts Unlimited Facebook page. There, follow Modern Quilts Unlimited, leave a comment with your favorite organizational tip, and share the giveaway! In order to be eligible, you must do all three.