Well, first off, I've tried every organization method in the book:
- Fabric folded on shelves.
- Fabric folded in boxes
- Fabric not folded in a chest.
- Fabric in a big pile on the floor.
So here's the deal:
Of course, this method really works best for yardage. It still works for me very, very well for me due to one secret reason:
I admit it - I DON'T USE SCRAPS!
There, I said it. I'm ready to be stabbed with multiple pairs of scissors for my utter blasphemy and heretical fabric waste.
The fact is my quilting style really doesn't have space for scraps. I work in wholecloth, which means I need one giant chunk of fabric, not little bits and pieces.
So this method of fabric organization works great for me. Anything bigger than a fat eighth gets hung up and everything else goes in a big plastic bin where it never sees the light of day again.
Now if you WANTED to use scraps and your life depends on that pile of odd assorted sizes and shapes, you can easily organize them into a over-the-door plastic shoe rack.
This is one of those plastic thingys that allow you to see your fabric clearly through each of the pockets.
That way you can organize your scraps by color, size, or quantity within each of the pockets as you like.
So that's my method of fabric organization!
Now let's go quilt!