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 If I said I was back, would you believe me? Blogging is complicated, and there are so many "get rich quick" blogging schemes that make it look like you are a lost cause if you are not currently earning money blogging. And why are you even blogging if you don't have multiple streams of income and entertainment. If you don't have a brand? I do have this website, but I do not have Instagram, Twitter, TikTok (you don't want to see me dance), or whatever is next.  Heck, I haven't even updated this since before the pandemic. So why am I here, writing about being back and then, probably ghosting for another two years? Life has been rough. It's been painful and overwhelming. I am so thankful for you my readers, or what is left of you. I am so thankful you are reading this post. I am so thankful that you are still committed to making the world a more exciting and more sustainable place.  Keep up-cycling my friends, and you never know, I might be back again with an

Fabric Organization Tutorial

In honor of Spring Stashbust I thought I would share a tutorial on how I am organizing my fabric.

First off I have a ton of fabric hanging out all over my house. I mean it is ugly. Regular readers can vouch for this based on some pictures of my stash. Okay I guess I will share one with you, just one.

Told you it was ugly!


  So I had to get serious. Lets start with a few simple items. Your fabric stash or at least the random bolt of fabric you have laying in the middle of your room.


This is the official before folding pile
Random Fabric Lying in the middle of my room
You will also need something to fold up your fabric with. I have seen a lot of recommendations for comic book boards, but if I am stashbusting I am not going to run off to the comic book store to grab a bunch of boards I will have every intention of using but never actually use. I choose my cutting guide thingy. I know not the official name but it works.

What is the correct name for this? A Quilting ruler?

Lay out your fabric folded selvage edge to selvage edge:

Yeah my knee wanted in on the photo.


You will want to place the ruler on the folded side of your fabric.


I like to smooth out my fabric as I go. You will want to fold a little piece of fabric over the edge of the ruler.


Now you just want to kind of roll the fabric around the ruler like so.




Smooth as you go....


Once you are done it will look like this.


Remove your ruler and fold the fabric in half.

Oops a little blurry.
Now stack your fabric up and admire your hard work!






And look how good it looks on a shelf!







Okay I am off to fold more fabric and watch the Grey's Anatomy Musical episode (Kevin McKidd can't sing, it's almost silly).


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Comments

Love your folding method
And I'm going to watch Grey's Anatomy too
Jill said…
It's a big undertaking, but it's great when it's all done! I did mine last summer!
Michelle L. said…
That is the best tip!!! Thanks, Robin, I think I will use this for traveling, too!
Unknown said…
I actually enjoyed reading through this posting.Many thanks.

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laxsupermom said…
Love your folding method! Using the ruler is like those shirt folding cards they use at the store to keep everything uniform. Great idea! Thanks for sharing.
Nancy said…
Awesome! I would have never thought to use my ruler. I love it! It looks so pretty all folded up on your shelf.
I have that same firefighter fabric. It is too cute!
Donna said…
I read this hint last week so when I had to organize some of my fabric this past weekend I tried it. It is really easy and the fabric looks so good when it is all neatly stacked with this method. Thanks for the great idea!

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