My order of Cotton Steele fat quarters from Connecting Threads came in yesterday:) I can’t pass up a good sale, can you? Lol!
I love the fabric, but having a stack of fabric that I can’t see the pattern really does me no good. So I have a method of folding and storing my “scraps” that really works for me and might be helpful to some of you:)
I use this method on pieces that are larger than my scrap bin fabrics of less than 5″ or strips.
I use my 3.5″ ruler to keep all of the folding even and exact. For larger yardage I use the same method only I use my 6.5″ ruler.
- Start by folding the fat quarter in half length wise and then fold again.
- Lay the ruler on top of the fabric and roll tightly.
- Pull the ruler out to leave a nicely folded piece of fabric
Now I have a beautiful stack of fabric. Today I am lucky because I have saved a Moda ribbon from another FQ order, so I just tied it up to look so pretty. I won’t tell if you don’t that the fabric isn’t Moda:)
It is the perfect way to organize and keep those small scraps neat and tidy! I can store them in my fabric cabinet and pull out a box to find a piece to match my project. They all come out together and stay perfectly folded. Yea!!
I hope this is helpful to some of you. If you have a SWEET way of folding and storing your scraps, I would love to hear about it:)