Ohhh, thank you for the good ideas and especially the pictures!
post #21 of 24
4/28/08 at 6:35pm
I bought backing boards at a comic book store. One package cost about $15 and its a huge. Definitely a lifetime supply for me.
I make costumes for historical reenactment so I have lots of fabric. Let me start by saying that when I organized my fabric as follows I was moving it from one room to another anyway.
I took 3 by 5 cards and cut them in half. As I went through each box of fabric I measured each length and noted this on a the card. I also noted content and what I was thinking when I bought it (if I remembered.) To each card I stapled a small sample of fabric. (At this time I got rid of a lot of stuff.)
These cards when into a binder. I started with some plastic binder inserts that had old floppy disk sized pockets. I eventually got some inserts that had baseball card sized pockets. The binder was divided into fabric type: wool, linen, cotton, printed cotton, silk (smooth and textured)
The fabric went into boxes roughly corresponding to the dividers in the binder. The best thing about the binder is that I can match up fabrics from the samples without going through my boxes. If I only used part of a length I would note this on the card. I eventualy put a pocket at the back for cards for used up fabric.
I've mostly kept up with this when I buy new fabric.
It seems a little meticulous I want to emphasize that I did this a little at a time.