Monday, August 15, 2011

Mess Management Monday #4: Craft Room- Fabric Bolts


Last week I shared how I organize my fabrics in drawers.  But when I have over 3 yards of a fabric I like to keep them on the bolt.  When I put my plastic drawers under my shelves I ended up with a bit of space in between so I decided to store some of my bolts there.  I get the cardboard free from the fabric stores.  They usually have a ton, and they are just throwing them away.  I always ask first, and never take more than I need.


I usually buy most of these fabrics 10 yards at a time, so I eventually took over the bottom shelf as well. As for the minky, I only buy about 5 yards at a time, but it has so much bulk to it, that anything over 3 yards is impossible to fold and keep neatly.  Most of this fabric is used for products I sell in my etsy shop (I've reduced my inventory of products until I can catch up a bit).


This last pile of gorgeous fabrics is from Michael Miller's Collection- Feeling Groovy and RoundAbout.  I fell in love with the purple and green fabrics, and when we found out we were having a boy it wasn't hard to convince Prince Charming to decorate his room in the blue and green version of this fabric.  Baby Brother is now 4 months old, and his room still isn't finished, but we are nearly done painting it!  I hope to start posting tutorials for some of the decor in his room very soon!



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30 comments:

  1. It's so nice to see how you are organizing your fabric stash. Thanks for the idea.

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  2. This is great. I love seeing neatly stacked fabrics, not to mention all this colour and these patterns! Got to you through Ask Anna, I think.

    Oksana @ www.ordermatters.com/blog

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  3. You have a JoAnn Fabrics in your house! lucky! Great way to organize.

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  4. Oh my gosh, it all looks so pretty I just want to dive in and play in your stash!

    www.loveathomeinteriors.com

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  5. Great way to organize your fabrics. Beautiful fabric as well.

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  6. Great idea! I hope you will stop by and share at my party : )

    http://www.cherishedbliss.com/2011/08/craft-and-tell-no-18.html

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  7. Just found you via inner pickle - really like your blog and the craft room organization as about to redo my mess so will be checking back for good ideas.

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  8. this room looks amazing!! Awesome job! Thanks so much for linking up to Handmade Tuesdays @ Ladybug Blessings! www.ladybug-blessings.com

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  9. Love all of your fabric! Great job on the organization :)

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  10. i love all your fabrics.... and your are so organize.

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  11. And I thought I had a lot of fabric....you WIN!
    I keep mine in an old cedar chest....out of sight and always out of mind...so I buy more LOL. I envy you!

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  12. Beautiful! I need to organize my fabrics like that...:)

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  13. What a great idea! I think I could use a little fabric stash organization! Beautiful fabrics too...I found you over at Serenity Now. Have a great weekend!

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  14. Great idea, so organised and neat. It puts my stash area to shame ((Blush!!))

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  15. Beautiful stash and so organized!

    How do you keep the dust off (or fur, if like me, you've got a cat who (like me) can't resist a cute, fuzzy) fabric? Or perhaps the answer is when it's organized, you can use it more quickly b/c you can see what you have.... Hmmmmm.... ;)

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  16. Wow, what a gorgeous stash of fabric! I am drooling over it. :)

    By the way, I am hosting a giveaway right now & would love to have you check it out!

    http://southernlovely.blogspot.com/2011/08/uprinting-giveaway.html

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  17. love all that fabric! I found your blog through a link party and love it! I love to make new blogging friends! I am your newest follower and would love it if you would check out my blog and follow me too! Thanks so much!
    -Nikki
    http://chef-n-training.blogspot.com/

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  18. This is a great idea! I'm drowning in fabric and I don't have nearly as much as you. I especially liked the idea of getting cardboard bolts from fabric stores.

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  19. Over from Amaze Me Mon. What a great job of organization you have done. Such beautiful fabrics!

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  20. Um, I'm kind of drooling all over your awesome fabric right now. And I went to your Etsy store - awesome stuff!!! Thanks for linking to the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop!

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  21. I love this! I am always looking for new ways to store my fabric. I currently have it all stuffed in bins here and there. I just started a series titled Managing the Mess Mondays. Come check it out and link up!
    http://yellowmedaisy.blogspot.com/2011/08/managing-mess-mondays.html

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  22. Oh my goodness! So jealous of your awesome organizational skills! I could use sooo much help in that department.. you are my organizing hero! Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party.. can't wait to see what you share next!

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  23. @Brennan's MomMost of my fabrics are kept in drawers, but if I had a cat still they would all be in drawers! I guess you could cover the bolts- I would cover with clear plastic cut to size so I could see everything, but cover it back easily.

    Lisa!

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  24. Really appreciate you linking up this awesome masterpiece at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :)

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  25. I'm envious of all of your fabrics! How fun! Thanks for sharing, you sorted beautifully!
    www.modernwivelyhood.blogspot.com

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  26. Wow! I'll take some of your awesome fabric! And you have it organized soo well. Nice that you can see it all easily!

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  27. looks great! i wish i could buy fabric in that amount! it's expensive!

    come share this over at woot woot wednesday!

    www.thetootsiewootsie.com

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  28. Lisa, you have a fabulous collection of fabric and it's displayed so lovely. Thanks for sharing :D

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  29. "Mess Management." I am going to use that term with my husband. Ha ha. Great post! Thank you so much for linking up at Savvy HomeMade Monday. We are partying again and I hope you will stop by! :)

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  30. Hi! I’m new follower of your blog and would like to invite you to join me at my weekly Clever Chicks Blog Hop:
    http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2013/04/clever-chicks-blog-hop-32-crayon.html

    I hope you can make it!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

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