Fabric organization help

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  1. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator Staff Member

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    Yes I am having an obsessive moment where I have this NEED to organize my fabrics by color.
    I am looking online for a chart telling me the proper progression of colors if I start with white and progess to black.

    This is my main fabric wall. I also have 2 other sections with specialty fabrics, like flannel and bolts and apron specfic fabric. I also have not unpacked about a third of my fabric.

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    This is driving me CRAZY! [​IMG] It is SUCH a mess!

    Can anyone help? Or can give me a valium and tell me to chill and it is not all that important?
     
  2. Reinbeau

    Reinbeau The Teapot Underground Premium Member

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    Are you stocking a store?? Wow, that's a lot of fabric!
     
  3. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator Staff Member

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    There is only one fabric store up here and they are at quilt shop prices. I stocked up before we moved. [​IMG]
     
  4. TammyTX

    TammyTX Overrun With Chickens

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    Like a color wheel that painters use?

    ....just add white before yellow and black after red violet (or whatever the darkest is...).

    ETA: Sure you don't want to also sub-divide according to your the pattern on the fabric....Calicos, Paisleys, Florals, Plaids, Stripes, etc, etc, etc.????

    If you want to be obsessive, I can help! [​IMG]
     
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  5. Scrambled Egg

    Scrambled Egg Flock Mistress

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    HOLY COW!!!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] Girl you better SEW,SEW,SEW!!!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  6. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator Staff Member

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    Yes, Tammy! You UNDERSTAND!!!! [​IMG]

    Yes, each color is subdivided.
    for example each one has
    Tonals/Solids
    Prints
    Floral
    Of course, this is only colors. I also have catagories, like Juvenile, Reproductions, Foods, Farm, Chickens, Waterfowl, Christmas(subdivided into colors) and Polka Dots
     
  7. TammyTX

    TammyTX Overrun With Chickens

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    Personally, I would divide them into the colors first and then subdivide each color into your fabric types (velvets, cotton, wools) and then into pattern types (reproductions, juv, florals). If you want a red velvet reproduction then you go to that shelf.

    ETA: If you have specific projects like your aprons then maybe it would be better to separate out those fabrics. I know I'm kind of covering all bases here but maybe FIRST you prioritize your projects, then decide how to manage the fabric.

    ETAA: I think I just repeated here what you said above...! Sorry! [​IMG]
     
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  8. chicktwit

    chicktwit Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. KDbeads

    KDbeads Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Look at all that fabric!! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  10. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

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    Someone call 911 [​IMG] Your fabrics are beautiful and bountiful....BUT.........you need to get a grip! Separate them in to colors - you know all the shades of the primary colors...then divide into fabrics as previously suggested but then.................GIVE IT A REST. [​IMG] Hon, if you need something to do then you must start sewing more aprons and have more give-a-ways. [​IMG]
    I seriously thought you had way too much on your plate to begin with but now?????????????? LOL
     

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