The picture of my fabric stash should probably cause embarrassment to share with you all. Doesn’t everybody use repurposed USPS shipping boxes to store their scraps? Hey, I promised the good, bad, and the ugly of this journey of wardrobe recreation so there it is. The, ahem, organization of my fabric stash has always begged attention especially since I began learning how to quilt. Then when I was given a beat up trailer (oh, did I say that) I meant sewing studio, I figured I had it made in the organization department. Then I was shown this book that I devoured in one sitting, of course:
Apparently there are myriad of books on organizing fabric scraps. But since Joan Ford’s is the first one I read and it made sense I might as well go for it and give her Scrap Therapy program a try. Thank goodness for the public library system as I found out about a subsequent book that she wrote.
Actually I read ScrapTherapy® Scraps Plus One!before ScrapTherapyTM Cut the Scraps!: arrived. Now that I have read both books I plan on purchasing her first book because I like the Scrap Therapy method and she included instructions for a tote bag that uses this “magic” stuff that shrinks fabric and gives an interesting surface texture. There may have also been another quilt that caught my eye in the book; I don’t recall this second. The second book repeats the Scrap Therapy method and does add a little something-something extra. I suppose that’s the “plus one” of the book.
Stay tuned as I go from the photo above to something like this:
Not! But ain’t it purty? I’ve got a thing about Mason jars that’s why this Pin caught my eye. I am kinda feeling this with neat piles of fabric, of course:
Stay tuned for my version of Scrap Therapy.
Sobriety from electronic sewing machines since 2012