You can never say I'm one of those people that Pins but never does.
This was a great opportunity to use up some scraps and make something cute for my girls.
There's something so simple and satisfying with piecing together all these little squares. And basting with safety pins makes me feel like a real quilter. It really is the little things, right?
Anyway, here's the finished product, in use with my American Girl doll, passed down to N:
This is just a glimpse into ONE box of my fabric stash. And it's a mess. I finally decided to do something about it, and it is time consuming. If I could give one bit of advice to anyone out there just starting to collect fabric - keep it organized from the beginning!
We're pretty regular shoppers on Amazon, so we get pretty big piles of cardboard built up in the hall. Normally, we reuse it for whatever, or break it down and take it to the recycling center - which stinks, literally. They have it right next door to the sewage treatment center here. Anyway, I decided to cut up some boxes to help me organize this mess.
My original ideal would have been to cut the cardboard to be about the size of a sheet of paper. Because a lot of the boxes had pieces I didn't want to waste that would be smaller than that, I ended up trimming all boards to about 5"x11". Then I proceeded to wrap my fabric on the cardboard. Did I mention this is time consuming?
Eventually, I'll organize all my fabric in stacks on a bookcase, but I've only managed to get through about 1-1/2 bins of fabric so far. If you're curious, I think I have about 6 more to sort through. When I finally get through this project, I'll be sure to share some "after" images with you.
The worst part really is cutting the cardboard. I'd buy these magazine backing boards, but I feel like I would just be wasting all the cardboard we already have. For you, though, just buy the boards. Just buy the boards.
What's new on your plate these days? Any new projects? What about tips for organizing your home? We're getting ready to move in a few months, and I am completely overwhelmed by our current state of complete chaos.
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