I have this great IKEA Expedit bookcase in my Craft Room. I’ve been using it to store fabric for a few years, but never really have any rhyme or reason as to how I put fabric on it.
After taking Jeni’s color class at the Sewing Summit in 2011, I was convinced to reorganize it by color.
I took ALL of the fabric off of the bookcase and began folding it using my quilt ruler. It was a HUGE undertaking… my arms were sore for days! You can see a tutorial here on how to do that. Using this method gives you even sized piles of fabric and makes for a much neater appearance.
It is so much better now!!! I was so hestiant to orgainze it by color — after it was done I wondered why I hesitated so much. All of the fabric with a few exceptions (holidays, large feature prints) is now neatly stacked…
Observation: I don’t like purple… I’ve only got a few prints and they are mixed in with the pinks.. I really really like blue though (that one surprised me).