I bet you love your fabric collection as much as I do mine, and that’s a whole lotta love. A recent cross-country move gave me more than ample proof that my stash is one of my most prized possessions, from the care with which I packed it to the last-minute addition of “just one more bag of fabric” to the very top of the belongings in my moving pod.
And as with all valuable possessions, our stashes require periodic maintenance in order to get the very most out of our investments in them (think gutter cleaning for your house, tune-ups for your car, even polishing Granny’s silverware before a holiday dinner). In my case, my move gave me an opportunity to update how I store and manage my stash. As a lucky McCall’s Quilting editor, I had on hand some of Laura Stone Roberts’ fabric management tips from a long-ago article, and I decided to follow them as much as possible as I set up my new sewing space. In a nutshell, this is what happened:
I’m simplifying for dramatic effect, of course…not all my stash arrived in my new home as a jumbled mess. But lots of it did, and it’s messy no more! I can’t begin to tell you how much more pleasure, function, and inspiration I’m getting from my fabric collection now, after showing it just a little love by following Laura’s tips.
If your stash could use some sprucing up, I hope you’ll join me at Laura’s upcoming web seminar, Stash Management 101: How to Tame, Love, and Use Your Fabric Collection. We’ll get lots of fabric organizing tips and you can even ask Laura specific questions live. If you can’t make the live broadcast, don’t worry…your registration comes with access to the recorded presentation and related materials for an entire year.
If your stash could talk, it would say “Show me some love, and I’ll love you right back.” Don’t miss this chance to take your fabric management to the next level – you’ll be glad you did!
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