After laying out all my fabrics, I kept out the ones that would be "in season" for the next few months of sewing. I put these out where I could see them, as a constant reminder of my potential projects, and an encouragement to not buy more fabric!
On to fabric organization:
Ever since I started sewing, I have never really had a method to keep track of what fabrics I had purchased, how much yardage there was, or even the kind of fabric, which was easy to forget at the time, but could cause a lot of extra work and worry later.
For example, knowing when to pre-wash fabric - I actually just pre-washed fabric for the first time ever! I know, I know, but no way was I spending handfuls of quarters on a load of laundry for fabric that may or may not shrink. Now that I have my own washer and dryer (YAY!) I feel better about it. I went with a batch of mostly cotton fabrics, as I hear they can shrink a lot. I'm happy to report that nothing terrible happened!
In the past, I had attempted cataloging all my fabrics on little note-cards, but these got scattered all over the place, and most of them just had the swatch - I never remembered to write down the details when I purchased the fabric. But that is all about to change...
In this adorable little sketch-book / journal from my excellent mom (gifted from etsy), I am going to keep track of all of the fabrics I purchase and use, especially for clothing. Each page will have a swatch of the fabric, as well as:
I have already started working on the fabrics I have recently purchased, (first time I remembered to snap pics of the bolt!) and I hope to have all of them in here soon!
So how about you? How do you keep track of all your fabrics?