On Tuesday Eleanor and I went furniture shopping, and bought two of these.They were delivered on Wednesday morning, and Simon and I put them together on Wednesday night. I've been so sick of dealing with stacks of tubs all over the room, and repeatedly unstacking and restacking them.
Several people have asked me about how I sort my stash, so here you go. First up is the left-hand cupboard:
Then the right-hand cupboard
I did a lot of sorting as I went, but there are still a number of piles of miscellaneous prints; some I sorted by colour, others are in small groupsins from certain fabric ranges. I do have a very good idea of what I have and where it is, and there weren't any surprises in the stash.
There are a couple of shelves which don't have quilt fabric, but I'm not sure how long that will last. It's not full to bursting, but the only real spaces are where a pile isn't quite as high as it could be; there's really no room for more piles. Several piles are fabrics sorted ready for specific quilts, and once they're done, the remainder will be sorted back into the rest fo the stash. I do hope that by being able to access everything so much mroe easily, I might actually use it a bit more.
On top are various notions, a couple of bolts and rolls of fabric, steam-a-seam and foundations, a tub of tthreads, some empty boxes, and magazine holders which hold various quilty papers, and will soon hold magazines, as my current shelves are overflowing.
I decided that as I was moving and sorting the whole lot, ti was a good time to measure my stash again. Like last time, I did it by weight. Want to know how much there is? Stay tuned for a GIVEAWAY on this theme in the next week or so...
For now, I'm going back to gaze at my wall of fabric again!