Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Fassett Fabric Folding

Before Kona Cotton Solids and before Oakshott Cottons there was, of course, Kaffe Fassett Shot Cottons.  I had an obsession with these for a long time and I still have quite a stack (only a portion below).  

Spring cleaning has moved into the sewing room.  This is all before, just in case you were wondering.  I'm a little disgusted by all the quilts that will never be made, because there is no way in hell I can use all this in my lifetime.  

I stole this idea off the internet, as any good peruser would, although, now I can't find where I stole it from.  It was a quilter, and there was a photo on flickr - but I didn't favorite it  or I would give credit.  Anyway, these are storage boards for comic books, they happen to be stiff enough to wrap our fabric around, and the right size 8 1/2" X 11".  I had my son go get them for me from the comic book store, I thought he might fit in a little better than I would, he left the first time empty handed, "Mom, they only come in packages of 100, so I didn't get them."  Apparently he hasn't looked in my fabric closet like, ever.  

I started with the Kaffe shelf, I have blown through the first 100 boards and not even done with the Kaffe's yet.  This was a lot of folding!  I used pins to hold the end of the fabric, I don't like it to flap around, so I also had to buy a lot more pins, and I only used the boards if I had at least 1/2 yard.  I like how you can see a good chunk of the fabric for reference, I can really see the fabrics better than stacking up and down.  These are taking up less space than the stacks and I saw quite a few fabrics that I hadn't looked at for quite awhile.  I pointed out to my husband that these were space savers and I have more room on the shelf now, his eyes rolled back into his head and pointedly told me to stay away from the fabric shops.  Silly man, I shop so much better on the internet.  But actually, I can just bring in the fabric from the other closet.  

A last bee block for Threadheads Bee.  Janice wanted trees for a whimsical forest and she sent little animals to add to your block.  I thought 2 penguins swinging in the tree were quite whimsical.  My tree top is made from wedges of Kaffe Fassett.  I always think everyone must love KF as much as I do!  I had to apologize, this was actually due for February, but I had the packet mixed in with March blocks, so it was really late, where I was thinking it was only a little late.

And also the last blocks for Honey Bess.  That's 2 bees completed this year.  Now, to just keep myself out of anymore for a few months, I have a lot of folding to get to.


Leanne said...

I love that tree! Your fabrics are beautiful and will look nicer all organized, you sure have a lovely collection.

Laura said...

omg, your post is hysterical!! I want to get me some of those boards, too - but I have been storing fabric in plastic bins - so no where to store the boards .... it looks nice!!!

Linda said...

Your post made me laugh out loud. My husband wanted to know what I was laughing at...... I couldn't possibly tell him and let him into this Quilters' fabric hoarding secret!
Love your organising. Do write a post when your sorting is completed and with a total of all the boards you used.

Shelley said...

I really love those bee blocks for Honey Bess. Can you share the pattern for those blocks? I am a fellow Kaffe hoarder. I started with a very large Rubbermaid tub that only housed Kaffe. It's now overflowing and I find that I take the fabric out and ooh and aah over it much more often than I cut into it. Sigh... I'll never live long enough to use it all, but that doesn't stop me from buying more ;)

Kelly said...

Mary - I love your tree block here and I've pinned it to my "Quilty Goodness" board on Pinterest (with proper credit, of course!). Feel free to follow me if you'd like: http://pinterest.com/lipglass/quilty-goodness/
(Also, thanks so much for your house in the Gone Quiltin' Bee - your talent shows and I can really tell you've given a lot of thought and love to the house/tree blocks. You rock!)