|There are not nearly enough labels made yet!|
Yes, you read correctly. I am admitting to having W-A-Y too much fabric. (Like maybe a couple of dozen big totes plus.) I have been in denial thinking I may live long enough to use it all but the sheer volume tells me I could not find it if I were to remember I had it! My intentions were to have gotten this done much sooner but now the day has come. Actually I made a stab at it last week. Today I have dug in and have already filled 3 huge 30 gallon trash bags to donate to various community factions. Especially local the nursing homes and the American Legion Quilters group. I may even join the the Legion Ladies as they make quilts for needy veterans and have invited me several times.
I have always believed in not "pack ratting" but in giving useful things to others when no longer needed. I just got overwhelmed by the quantity of fabric Grandma Powell has given me.
|Sorting atop the entertainment center.|
My goal is to first get rid of the excess. Then as I go through I am sorting into woven, knits, felt, sheers, etc. Later I plan to categorize to some extent by color. That would be most helpful I believe.
|This tote will be labeled "WOVEN" for future quilting.|
The next thing will be to store in some logical way to be able to get to things. Then lastly to clean the downstairs really well. Then I will be very happy and can garden and sew to my hearts delight.
There is a rumor I may soon have a new baby to sew for and a wedding gift to send out. So I am also thinking on these issues as I toil.