I love sewing and have plenty of material witnesses.
For most of us those material witnesses would be your stash. Your stash was probably started the very first time you stepped into a fabric store. I know my stash was started more than twenty years ago. Some has been used, some still sits in bins packed away waiting for the one special item to be made.
With the new year upon us it is time to start going through that stash and organizing it. Taking an inventory of what you have and maybe starting some new projects with some of your favorite pieces of material.
Everyone has their own way of organizing their stash. I have been trying to decide on the best way to get mine in order. First thing I need to do is decide how to separate the fabric. Either by type of fabric, solid colors, prints, or by what I am going to use the fabric for, clothing, crafts, or quilts. Right now all of my fabric is in either totes stored away or folded on shelves, either way I don't have an accurate amount of how much or what fabric I have. The key to successful sewing is a little bit of organization.
Time has come to take a bin, go through it and mark down what it is in it. Maybe take a picture of the fabric that is in the bin so you know what it is in it. Make a list of how much yardage you have even take a swatch and stick it to the outside of the bin.
I have found the company Thirty-One has a large variety of storage and organizational bags and bins. Check out their line here : https://www.mythirtyone.com/shop/catalog.aspx
I am actually hosting an event at the end of January to help everyone get their stash organized. This months special: Spend $31.00 and get half off selected items. https://www.mythirtyone.com/shop/eventhome.aspx?eventId=E2657985&from=DI...