I have been so busy with Julie’s quilt that I haven’t done a lot of other things and one reason is I have to enter fabric madness when I want to find THE fabric! I did some checking online and found a neat way to organize fabric. So many quilters are using comic book boards. No kidding! I had no idea! Here are some blogs that have touted this technique:
Cut to Pieces
Sugar Tart Crafts
There are quite a few tutorials on the net. Here is mine!
Going from messy to snazzy!
Notice the messy top part? Well, the comic book board method makes my cupboards look like a quilt store! My mini quilt store! So neat and tidy. The best thing…well, one of the best things is that when I pull out a fabric, I don’t have to refold all the fabric around it, nothing gets messy!
Here are my steps and hints! I ordered 300 (they usually come in packs of 100 for about $9) I used my first 300 and I wrapped all 1/2 meter and more! the smaller pieces I will cut my boards in two and wrap!
The comic boards! Oh and they are archival safe….
The comic book boards are 7 X 10 1/2 inches. The have ones for magazines but I think this one is perfect! I have put up to 5 meters on them.
Fold fabric selvedge to selvedge. Tip: make sure that the “selvedge” writing is facing down onto the table because when you roll the bolt, you will be able to see it!
Fold over a little bit of material and start rolling and imagine that you work in your own quilt store!
Keeep rolling and if your material is really wrinkly, either iron first or hand iron the the wrinkles. Doesn’t this look cool?
Ta da! But not quite finished!
Fold over the fabric, to make it neat and then pin!
Tip for pinning…thanks to Jen! Pin like you would normally but then insert the pin another time but don’t bring it back out, so that it stays hidden and doesn’t prick you!
Beautiful! “Flowers” to my eyes!
300 bolts here….basics and novelties :). I still have all my christmas fabric, batiks and Thimbleberries to do. I am also going to make stickers and start labeling! ;).What fun this is!
Now tell me how far behind the times Iam and that you are all doing this! Will I be more productive? I think yes because I have been reconnecting with long lost fabric that has been hidden under piles. In my defence I was rather organized but got lazy in the refolding department.
I am linking up the The Needle and Thread Network…it’s been too long!