One of a quilters’ biggest challenges is how and where to store all of the lovely fabrics and buttons and bows that we purchase for our work. Although I would like to be able to immediately see all my fabric choices in just one glance, that is often not possible due to space constraints. I’m also one that craves order and tidyness when I work so having all my fabric “out where I can see it” doesn’t work well for me.
I like what this armoire offers as both fabric storage and a place where I can shut the doors of the cabinet and immediately quell the chaos. I’ve sort of divided the fabrics up into colourways or designers – all the Riley Blake fabrics are rolled up and stored in one gigantic basket.
The top of the armoire is extra storage for more quilting stuff. In the large basket marked “Wash” I jam in backing fabrics.
On one of my almost weekly visits to HomeSense, I found a vintage-looking tray with compartments..the tray had a carrying handle and looked to be just the right size as a place to store fat quarters.
I can colour coordinate the fat quarters or keep them in their fabric collections. Best of all, it takes just a minute to keep them in order and I can see my fabric choices with just one glance. It’s so much fun picking fat quarters for a project from this little tray!
Embellishing my quilts is something that I really love to do. Basically, I think it gives the quilt a child-like quality. Riley Blake buttons and crocheted flowers are two of my favourites….I store them both in big glass jars on top of my fabric armoire. The jars are really cannisters that originally I bought for flour and sugar.
So – this is a great time to announce our third contest for the Facebook Quilting Grands group.
a) Post a photo or two on the Facebook group page of how you like to store your fabrics, buttons, quilting supplies, etc.
b) Tell us how you started quilting – did someone teach you, are you self-taught, what inspired you to learn?
The winner of the contest will be chosen randomly and will receive some fabulous fabric in the mail!
Enter today. We’ll close the contest at the end of October.
Take care of yourselves
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