Friday, June 4, 2010

Stash Reorganization ~ Mini-Bolts

A while back I started to fold up my fabrics into pretty little squares using a quilter's ruler. It looked great, but quickly became messy again when I would pull out more than a couple to use. There was no way to keep up with it staying nice without spending a lot of time. I'd also seen some of the commercial items available, which are waayyy out of my budget.

Yesterday Crazy Domestic's topic was organization, including a great idea at The Little Green Bean. I ran to Michael's and picked up four sheets of foam board. After checking the size of my fabric storage baskets, I decided to cut the pieces 10" x 4", getting 14 mini-bolts out of one sheet. Here's the start, with this basket holding 38 cute little mini-bolts.



This will work! I can pull out several, and it's quick rolling the fabric back onto the mini-bolts. Then, they are easy to slip back into the basket. This is just the push I needed to get into the swing of making a big dent into reorganizing my studio. Woohoo!! What time does Michael's open? I need more foam boards. Until then, maybe I'll just dig out more messy fabrics, cut off the selvages, and get them ready to roll.

6 comments:

loribeth said...

Will you come organize my scrapbooking room for me next? ; )

Andrea said...

That's a great idea!

OkayLetsGoKnitting said...

You really need to visit your 'fav' big sis and help me get my stash organized...since you do such a good job.

Sparrow Bee said...

they look fantastic! well done - thanks for visiting my blog ♥

Jan said...

I'm SO there, girls! It's easier to do these tasks for someone else. Haha Lori ~ think laundry baskets full of stuff, only NOT in laundry baskets. In over my head. :-P

Jen Poe said...

Aha! I'm glad you mentioned these in your comment to me! BRILLIANT! I might have to look into that, especially for my 1/4 and 1/2 yard pieces. I see a lot of issues trying to roll 3-5 yards onto one of those, but it would help a lot with those smaller portions! Awesome!!!