Beverly's Fabric, my go to quilt store is closing. I read it in the newspaper, and they had all their fabrics 30% off. Now, I know that discount will increase, as they clear their stock, but it will be picked over and I will not get the few items I want. Few is a relatively small explanation for what I actually purchased.
However, that is not the problem it caused me. Yes, I did purchase more than a FEW fabrics. The issue became where to put my fabric purchases. I am busting at the seams.
I have alway folded my fabric yardage 8 inches then folded in half to store it. I usually buy at least one yard and often three and that is not the 10 to 30 fabric plus fat quarter lines I purchase. Well, 8 inches actually didn't really work in my storage areas. So yes, I dumped shelf after shelf and refolded it in 6 inches and folded it in half to store.
This it just a tiny bit of the mess I started with. Needless to say on top of everything I had broken up and switched fabric lines around a lot. It was a mess.
As you can see here it just a small bit of the dumping zone to refold fabric, and hopefully organize fabric lines together.
It did take two days of hours and hours to try to make some sense of this mess.
And here is the improved storage system. I did discovered one interesting thing. I have a TON of fabric, these pictures are only about a 10th of what I have in other areas of my quilt studio. I have no idea how I will ever use it all, and what ever was I thinking. Does that bother me, no not one tiny little bit. Does that mean I will no long buy fabric, probably not, but my favorite fabric store going out of business is going to put a cramp in my style. The nearest other quilt store is a half hour drive away, and they don't carry my favorite fabric choices. That said I guess I am doomed to try to make some headway with what I have although on line purchases are always at hand.