I am so excited to share this organization with you.
Marie Kondo is all over the place.
I get a regular email from Quilt Addicts Anonymous the link below is what I received. Free feel to sign up for her email/newsletter.
Stephanie demonstrates how to fold your fabric and recommends Target baskets.
This is the large basket to use for large cuts of fabric. Target cost $5.99 on sale for $5.39, no idea for how long. The smaller basket cost $3.99 on sale for $3.59.
I was impressed with Stephanie's demonstration but thought my fabric is organized in pull out wire drawers, so I don't need this.
I was pulling fabric for the La Passacaglia quilt I've been working on. I realized I can only see the fabric on top of each drawer. My system was showing cracks after seeing Stephanie's demonstration.
I wanted containers that fit in the wire drawers. I figured I needed about 26ish containers. Doing the math on the Target baskets 26 x $3.99 = $103.74 for the small size. I consider Sterilite boxes, shoe box size. They were not a great of a fit and I didn't really need the lids. I shopped the Dollar Store, pricing was better, because they cost a $ but selection and quality were limited. No white was a deal breaker for me. I shopped Walmart and Amazon but did not provide anything that fit the bill. Ikea was next. I was happy to find just what I was looking for at a better price than Target. I took my folded fabric on shopping trips to test the fit.
Small containers cost $2.79 on sale for $2.29, larger containers $4.50 on sale for $3.69 with Friends and Family, their free card you sign up for, it is not a credit card. Fortunately we have an Ikea in Columbus.
I bought 20 small and 4 large. 20 x $2.29 = $45.80 4 x $3.69 = $14.76
I saved a $1.20 each on the small and a $1.70 each on the large size. I like the Ikea containers design and they are a better fit for my folded fabric.
Here is after and before. I should have switched the wire baskets so I could say before and after. I can now see lots more fabric choices. Yes, I have a lot of greens. I am an appliquer so I have never seen a green that I didn't like.
Until I started English Paper Piecing and designed the self-stick templates, English Paper Piecing Made Modern, I though I had all the fabric I ever needed. Little did I know how much more I would need.
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I will be folding fabric this weekend. What about you?