Monday, August 16, 2010

Organizing Fabric with Missy of 'A Little Green Bean'

This week we have guest poster,  Missy from A Little Green Bean,  joining us to show us how she (and her husband) worked together on a very clever fabric storage idea.

A new addiction

See this pile, this is how I was storing my fabric. It was fine for a while, that is until the addiction really began. I am absolutely addicted to fabric! It used to be scrapbook paper, and now I am 100% addicted to sewing and fabric! Quit shops are my new favorite destination! So I had an idea, and since I have a brilliant husband, he was able to take the idea right out of my head and build it! We used an old bookcase that was out in the garage, so it was also free! 

So while he was busy building I was cutting foam core board and making my own mini bolts of fabric.

I took a piece of 20 x 30 foam core board, and cut it down to 10 x 7.5 You can get 8 from one sheet.

Next I wrapped the fabric around the bolts, the great thing about them being foam board is that you can use stick pins to secure the loose ends.

Now the shelf is done, and on the wall, ready to organize my delicious selections of fabric! 

Here it is up in my craft room! It is beyond perfect! 

Now it's time to sew, I am making some great bags and purses, more to come on that! 

You can read more on Missy's blog, A Little Green Bean. Or visit her etsy shop, 

Thank you for joining us today!!


  1. this was a great idea and the fabric looks just like in the store, easy to see and pick out.
    Mama Bear

  2. Love this idea! Thanks for sharing!!


  3. Great idea! Where do you buy foam core board?
    This is one of the best ideas...I need to make this and reorganize all my fabric.

  4. love the idea of the foam borad, I've always got the cardboard ones from walmart when the fabric ran out

  5. I love this! I've been using a piece of an old campaign yard sign cut the size of a fabric bolt to fold the fabric, then pulling it out and stacking the fabric. It's better than just folding them. Being able to stand them up and pick the fabric easier is a bonus. I'm going to watch for foam board to be on sale and start keeping my stash this way.

  6. What a super way to store fabrics!