Organizing the Fabric Stash


If you are a crafter, I imagine that somewhere in your stash you have a collection of items that you don't really know what to do with. Gifts, bargains, unfinished projects, etc. I definitely did. Now don't get me wrong, I love being gifted crafts supplies! They're basically the best gift ever! But I can also tend to horde things because I'm convinced that as soon as I get rid of them I will need them. Or I'm sure I'll be able to make something of them. . . Someday.

I had a small pile of fabric, scrap fabric, and a couple projects that I've been planning to finish for months. All of these things were hanging over my head and just killing my creativity! I felt so guilty for not finishing or using these projects and fabrics that I didn't want to sew at all.

Yesterday I decided that enough was enough. I went through all of my fabric and sorted it into three pile: fabrics I love, scraps of fabric I love, and neutrals. Whatever didn't go into those piles was tossed or put in the Goodwill bag. And you know what? I did more sewing yesterday than I've done in ages and it was amazing! Yes, there are still a few more things I need to get rid of, but eliminating the big things means that my studio is much tidier and the fabric bins on my shelf aren't full of uninspiring material.

I'm glad to get things sorted out before the new year. I'd like to start 2018 with a clean slate!