A few months ago Babe finally started napping in her own bed (instead of my lap) and this week she started Montessori school. I’ve been able to start spending more time in my craft room (and I’ll have more time for this blog now, too). My craft room has been in a sad, sad state since Babe was born and I decided it’s about time to start sorting it out. I took a look around and decided organizing my fabric had to be the first order of business and this is the result.
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These days I am doing mostly appliqué and I absolutely love working with fat quarters. I’ve found that it’s much easier to manage a stash of FQs then big pieces and it’s also easier to keep my stash full of a wide variety of colors this way. I know a lot of people keep their fabric on shelves or in drawers, I certainly did in the past. I wanted, however, to find a way to keep my fabric organized *and* on display. That’s when I remembered that I had a dozen mason jars sitting in my garage.
It was really easy to throw this together. I just rolled the fat quarters up and slid them into the jar. I decided to group the solid colors together in one set of jars and then the prints in another set of jars. Now they are sitting on display next to my sewing machine, right in front of my garden window. I just love being able to look up from my work to see my homemade rainbow.