Ok I want to shop in your stash!!!! Love your project and what a lot of work-:). You go girl!
True if you follow me on Instagram I'm about to start destashing at low prices!!! I'm goldwillow over there too!!
Goldwillow I did not just read this.
And starching everything prior to folding! Wow. I think it was in Sunday Morning Quilts that they recommend trimming any "extras" off and putting them into scraps so your actual stash stays nice and neat - I have a hard time doing that though!
I am just reading this and I wondered if you have checked into any long term effects of starch on the folded fabrics? I have not read anything but I am just wondering.
Janquilter I haven't really, however, I am using a large bottle of best press (which is a really nice quality) diluted by about half with water. My stash does get used with regular consistency so I'm not terribly worried. Anyone with thoughts on that though let me know!
Goldwillow I don't know anything about instagram...will have to check into it. I have read starch can attract moths and silverfish (I think that is what I read...) but not sure how long it has to sit
to cause this issue.
Rebecca I get these ideas that sound amazing in theory and I dive in without realizing just ho much work it'll be. Over halfway there though, and clearing up so much room! Now that I have such a sizeable shelf, I have a much easier time cutting into big swarths of fabric. I'm pumped to challenge myself to work from that pile.
I really like your cabinets with clear doors, great for showing off all your lovely fabrics. In regards to what Janquilter asked, starch has a neutral pH, so it's pretty unlikely it would damage your fabric over time.
Someday I will come over and pet all your pretty fabric. Your sewing space is so adorable.
Thanks ladies! The cabinet is from ikea, I got it when they were having a big sale about a year ago, I think I paid something like $175 for it. Its actually pretty solid as far as Ikea furniture goes. I want to get another one when (hopefully very soon) move into a bigger place.
Ok... I'm going to have to follow you on Instagram ;-)
Those cabinets are amazing (yet another reason to go to ikea!). And so is your stash... Can't wait to see your after pics!
I love looking at all the pretty bright colors in the stacks...maybe you should not put them away! :-) The glass doors do help!
Carolmarie Thank you! It's my "happy" quiet special place.... Also where I hide a lot of pretty breakable things from the hurricane willow ;)
Wow!! Love your bright cheery space to create! Those white cabinets are adorable to show all the hues of fabric! You have a great room to sew I would say!
WOW WOW WOW...gorgeous...you should be in a magazine...love just looking at your fabric and all the colors!
I love your hutch!! What a great room you have!
Carolmarie Yeah its an app on the iphone/ipod/ipad ( i think android has it now maybe as well) Its like twitter but with pictures!
I am really impressed! The room is beautiful!
Kathie Its my favorite piece of furniture! I found it in laying in the middle of a field in the middle of no where on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. I dragged it 3/4 miles (dirty and full of spiders) back to my car ( the friend I was with thought I was more than a little crazy). I cleaned it up and was happy. Over the summer, I stripped it down ( about 6 different layers of paint and stain) and gave her a new take on life!!
I can see why you love your sewing room. It is wonderful. It seems like such a happy space. And congrats on redoing all your fabric. You are one brave lady.
Love your cabinets for your stash, but one thing to bear in mind is that if sunlight falls on the front edge of the folded fabric for a substantial length of time you will get fading occurring (I don't recall the time scales for this type of thing because there are so many variables, but it is a possibility that it could happen to fabric left in direct sunlight for a couple of months or so). The drawback of storing your fabric pre-starched is that the starch will make the fibres stiffer/more brittle and this could lead to a weakening of the fibres on the folds, which in turn could result in weak spots in the fabric. However these problems will only show up if the fabrics are left in the same position for a very long time though (think years). A lot depends on how you view things,is it that 'this is for me to use and enjoy' or 'I should be really careful to conserve these things as carefully as possible because of possible future heirloom status' - Hope I haven't scared you.
geez girl you're making me so jealous of your setup here! As if your quilts weren't lovely enough! Now you've got the perfectly organized studio to go along with it! Thanks for the inspiration! Maybe I'll give my room a good cleaning this week!
Love your sewing room so bright and lively. I really like the hutch, great way to show off those beautiful fabrics and stay inspired!
I loved the peek into your sewing room! Such a fabulous stash! Thanks for sharing!
Well, well, well, and here I was thinking I had too much fabric stash!! Goldwillow you have taken the cake. I love your stash and they are so neatly packed away. I have to do something about mine!
Color me envious!