While small on many scales, I now have the most amount of fabrics I’ve ever owned in my life. So I decided it was time to organize it. Especially since the folding it up and tossing it in a Rubbermaid wasn’t really cutting it for my organizational needs.
Surprisingly, I came up with an idea. By myself. No help from Dr. Pinterest, Mrs. Stewart, or anything! Well… I’m sure *someone* has done this before, but not that I’m currently aware of. I started out with a small Rubbermaid tub, I didn’t take a picture of it because well, it was just an empty Rubbermaid tub.
Since I try to be green (and I’m on a budget) I took a few old boxes and cut out rectangles to use as “spools” to wrap the fabric around. I had to woodshed a little to get them to fit properly in the tub. I think I got about 15 out of 2 small-ish boxes. Of course, if you have a larger tub/shelves to fill then your spools might be larger. Therefore, you won’t get as many out of each box.
Then I folded each fabric much like I would a bath towel, into 3 even folds. Place the “spool” at one end and wrap. File into container of your choice. I barely fit all my fabrics into the tub, and honestly I don’t have that many. I suppose a person could get a deeper clear container and layer them… maybe when I need to upgrade. 🙂 Happy Organizing!