Now this is what you should do when your sewing machine is in the shop!

WARNING!  Fabric porn! DSCN5520 DSCN5521

If these pictures don’t just set your heart a singing, I don’t know what will!  By the way, this second photo is part of my collection of vintage batiks from Indonesia.  Aside from silly hatbands, I have spent my sewing-machine-less time well.  I am putting my fabric collection on little mini bolts. DSCN5517

I am using these magazine boards that I bought from Amazon.  Don’t you just love Amazon?  When you live on a small island, it’s the only way to get your hands on certain things. DSCN5522 DSCN5519

I’ve fired up Netflix, and I’ve been sitting here for days folding fabric around these boards.  I can’t even begin to tell you how much space this saves. DSCN5524 DSCN5523

I am preparing to move into my much larger studio quarters.  I have no idea what I will use to hold all my mini bolts, but for now they are fitting nicely in these plastic bins.  And I can see ALL of my fabric. DSCN5525 DSCN5526

I also need to figure out how to sort the fabric.  I do like this last bin and the rainbow sorting method. DSCN5527 DSCN5528

These two bins have fat quarters, half yards, and pieces under a yard.

Let’s have a show of hands, how many times have you Googled fabric storage?  How many times have you oohhh-ed and aahhh-ed over fabric collections on mini-bolts?  How many pictures of mini bolts have you pinned on your Fabric Storage Pinterest board?

Right here and now, I am throwing out a challenge to my cousin Kim and her new sewing room.  Are YOUR fabrics on mini bolts?

This project is almost making me happy that my Destiny is in the shop.  Almost.  At least I can say proudly that I got something done while my machine was at the spa.  I did not just curl up into a whining, little ball and watch a Downton Abbey marathon.  Oh no, not me.

5 thoughts on “Now this is what you should do when your sewing machine is in the shop!

  1. Ohh, this is good! I can only imagine the joy you must now have to see all your fabric organized! Looks pretty too. Very nice collection of fabrics!

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  2. You are a freaking genius! I have pondered many times how I was going to be able to afford to put my stash on mini bolts. I never even knew about these magazine boards. I am ordering some this very day. Genius…

    Love the Hello Kitty Hula fabric, too.

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    1. Thank you, I’m gonna wear my freaking genius tiara today! I have been collecting fabric for years, and like many of the fabrics, Hello Kitty Hula is waiting for just the right occasion.

      (Now that I have graciously accepted your compliment, I shall over-explain. I started out with some storage boards for rubber stamps. They fit on the bookshelves and the fabric wrapped around them nicely. I only had about a dozen, and they are wicked expensive. So I went trolling on Amazon. Turns out several people have used the magazine boards. So I didn’t invent the idea, I just had to scrabble it together from various ideas, to end up at the same place others had arrived!)


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