Wednesday, December 30, 2015

First end of year challenge

I'm doing the end-of-year challenges from Prairie Moon Quilts.

These are my responses to the first one.

Take a good hard look at your fabric stash

Do you like the way you have it stored?
Not really. The bins work, for the most part, and are needed to keep the stinkbugs out. My biggest issue is not having enough space to have it all in one place, so it's scattered all around the house.
Do you like the way you have it sorted?
Not really. Some of the bins are sorted by color, some by theme, but most by "shove the fabric in a bin before the cats pee on it."

Do you like all the fabric you have?
Mostly - there is one bin of polyester I inherited from my MIL that is just going to go in a donation bag very soon.

Do you like the system you have, but aren’t working it like you want to?
I do, at least as far as I have a system. I don't store a lot of my scraps in pre-cut sizes, only the ones I've bought that way. I don't have a lot of yardage - having a designated place for pieces that are big enough for backings would be a big help.
Have you seen a system you’d like to implement, but haven’t taken the time to implement it?
Not yet :)

I've done MUCH better at not buying randomly this past year, and plan to continue that in the new year.

And overall - I like having a stash. I like being able to find and use odd fabrics. But better organization would definitely help.

1 comment:

Shelly said...

I've done much better at not buying randomly for the past couple years, too. I'd rather use up what I have at home, and buy a specific pieces or pieces that will help me do that. I did manage to designate one large tub for pieces that are large enough to use as backings or backgrounds, so I always shop there first when looking for something like that. I've managed to whittle it down some, too! I'm going with the "less is more" mentality moving forward, and like you, I have it scattered all over the place. I'd like to get it whittled down enough that it all fits in one little area. We will see!