I am asked this question all the time by non-patchwork/quilting people; “What do you do with all that fabric”?
I usually have a project in mind when I buy a piece (or two) of fabric. I am not the only person that does this as Julie has shared her system for keeping all the fabrics together for particular projects before they ever see a template or rotary cutter. This is a great way to keep materials together for machine piecing strips and units too.
If my projects are in the ‘under construction’ phase I store them in bags, baskets, and cute boxes. I always make sure that each project has its own sewing kit including scissors, thread, pins, needles and thimble. Each project is ready to be taken to sewing groups or holidays. I almost always have a ‘car’ project for those times I find myself waiting for a family member….think trains, planes, doctors, dentists, orthodontists, sports….the list is only limited by your love of hand sewing. The shop carries a great selection of sturdy, colourful bags or you can pick up a pattern and make your own.
When the quilt tops are finished I have a special ‘over the door’ rack where I can hang them ready for quilting. .
Next week I will show you some wonderful ways to store and carry your threads…