Springtime Fabric Organization Giveaway


This week’s giveaway is a bit of a Staff Picks throwback, featuring organization tools from our June/July 2011 Staff Picks and a fat quarter bundle in an alternate colorway from our February/March 2014 Staff Picks.  One lucky winner will receive four large, four small and four shorty size Fabric Organizers to help with that spring cleaning and organization as well as five fat quarters from the Tomo collection by Kona Bay Fabrics in pinks.

SpringtimeOrganization Springtime Fabric Organization Giveaway

Here’s a quilt block made from the Tomo collection in the blue colorway, which also happened to be our free quilt block for the February/March 2014 issue (still available for free for a limited time):
bird block Springtime Fabric Organization Giveaway

To enter for a chance to win this wonderful fat quarter bundle, leave a comment here on this post before 11:59 PM Mountain Daylight Time on Sunday, April 27, 2014 and tell us how you organize your fabric (shelves? drawers? boxes? totes?). One comment per person, please. Open to those who haven’t won anything from Quilters Newsletter in the last 90 days. If you are randomly selected as a winner, the email will come from questions@qnm.com with “Quilters Newsletter blog giveaway” in the subject line.

Need some fabric storage tips? Check out Gigi’s post about her recent re-organization here or her fabric folding method here, or Lori’s post about her new sewing space here.

Are you looking forward to our next Facebook milestone giveaway? Only a little over 5,000 likes until we hit 100,000 fans (hint hint)! And we’d love some more followers on TwitterGoogle+InstagramPinterest and YouTube (wink wink)! We also post lots of exiting quilting news and inspiration on our website (nudge nudge)!

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442 Responses to Springtime Fabric Organization Giveaway

  1. Kim says:

    I store fabric in cover plastic bins.

  2. Ann Grimes says:

    Hodgepodge kind of ways. Plastic bin for scraps and stacks by color wherever they can go in my spare room. Not ideal but it works for now.

  3. Ivy Bernstein says:

    I just stack fabric and hope to find it later when I need it. I really need a better system!

  4. Anne Crosby-Haag says:

    I have fabric all over the place. Some in plastic bags, containers, on a shelf, and worst of all on the floor. My sewing room looks like a hoarders room! It would be so nice to win!

  5. Becki Leavitt says:

    I use a couple of old CD shelf units.

  6. Wilma Hanna says:


  7. Vicki H says:

    I have a storage cupboard with shelves that store most of my stash. I have a tall book shelve that have plastic shoe boxes that have my scraps stored.

  8. Sandy K says:

    I don’t have much of a stash to mine is in a clear storage bin in the bottom of the closet.

  9. Barbara Schultz says:

    I just started using comic boards to organize. I’m certainly open to another system by golly!

  10. Priscilla says:

    I use storage boxes and drawers, by collection or theme. Need some better organization tools for miscellaneous fabrics. You know, the one bought because you can’t live without it but have no idea what you will do with it!

  11. Linda Offutt says:

    I’m fortunate to have a sewing room with a closet full of shelves – but it still needs organizing. We sew here for charity and I get lots if scraps:)

  12. Millie Rondon says:

    Being organized is so important to me when it comes to quilting.

  13. Mary Furber says:

    My quilting fabric is in plastic boxes by type: 1800s reproductions, 30s, floral, batik, etc. I wish I had space to have it out visible.

  14. Janice Hunter says:

    Any tips on organization both for fabric and tools is most welcomed. My fabric is presently kept in plastic storage bends on shelves by color usually. Scraps are in plastic sandwich bags by color (or by colors and fabrics that could become a project at some point) – all of these are then kept in one huge straw basket that’s overflowing. Time for another storage bend but now shelf space is an issue. HELP!

  15. Four dogs and one quilter says:

    I have all my fat quarters folded on comic book boards that are stored in wire drawers. For larger cuts I use cardboard bolts I get from my LQS/Joanns.

  16. Mary Tibbetts says:

    Folded, sorted by color…projects in individual plastic bins

  17. Karen A says:

    I have plastic tubs labeled by color to organize my fabrics. I also have a wardrobe closet that organizes sewing notions in the drawers and current projects, or ones I am collecting fabrics for, on shelves that replaced the clothes hanging area.

  18. Cathy Romanczuk says:

    It depends? Most of my fabric is in big clear storage boxes. Then some are in smaller square boxes by type–for example, I have a container for stripes and one for baby quilts. If I am actually working on a quilt the strips are drapes over an empty media display–mostly just skinny shelves with no back.

  19. Kathy says:

    I use plastic storage bins (the size was determined by what fit on my closet shelves). Some fabrics are stored by color, some by design type (Asian, novelty, etc) and some by possible future use (stack n whack, scrap, etc.) It would probably make anybody else crazy, but it makes sense to me!

  20. Debra WIlson says:

    I have mine sort by color but can not see they are so neated folded.

  21. Cathy May says:

    I have my fabrics stored in boxes, plastic tubs and shelves. Storing my quilting fabrics seperate from my regular sewing fabrics and other craft supplies.

  22. Tina says:

    I found large storage drawers from a card shop at Goodwill -about 2×2.5 ft each. They are stacked to make an 8-foot long table with a cutting surface on top and space between drawers and top for my rulers. They hold mostly quilting fabric by color or type. Then I have lots of bins with flannel, wool, canvass, silky, etc.

  23. Lorraine says:

    I used all the fabric I had :( . So I need some storage so I can buy some more ,!

  24. Chris Ruffle says:

    My stash could do with organisers like these.

  25. Jeanne says:

    Fat Quarters in drawers and open vintage Coke and Pepsi cases, yardage on shelves, bolts on the cardboard bolt, stored in cutting table area, jelly rolls here and there and little bits in baskets, cause I love those mini charm packs. Try to keep colors together but sometimes they just get stacked willie nillie.

  26. Corliss Okerstrom says:

    store in clear totes or bags with zipper that are clear also

  27. Juanita says:

    Love the block

  28. barbara corbitt says:

    i receive less than four hundrd dollars monthly for disability, so buying fabric for my charity quilts is not an option. i have quilted for over forty years. and hand piece hand quilt and donate to charity. i enter for fabric giveaways and even win sometimes and a few generous bloggers send me fabric. i always add their name on the quilt label. if i had fabric i would keep it in clear totes on shelves. thank you for a great giveaway and i am going to start following your blog. babscorbitt@gmail.com

  29. carla bynum says:

    HI!!!! I do use clear zip bags and totes and storage bins!!!! Thanks for the fun give away!!!

  30. Gloria P. says:

    My fabric stash is stacked in a cabinet and in storage totes and bins.

  31. Lauralee Hensley says:

    Organize in boxes.

  32. Anita says:

    My fabric is stored in plastic totes. I can not say that it is really organized. I am a fairly new quilter so I do not have that much fabric.

  33. Lorelei Keller says:

    All my fabrics are just stored on open shelves .

  34. Lyn says:

    I organize my fabric in plastic totes… some by designer if I have a lot… Tula Pink, Jo Morton, etc., then the rest by type… modern, solids, 1800s repros, 1930s repros, and also those fabrics that are set aside for specific projects that I don’t want to use for something else. Oh, and a special, special box of fabrics that were my grandmother’s or mothers!

  35. Sarah says:

    I organize my fabric on shelves in my bedroom closet.

  36. Midge Novy says:

    I store my fabric in an armoire that has shelves and 5 drawers. Also in a few boxes under the daybed in my sewing room.

  37. Linda Levy says:

    Most of my stuff is on shelves, drawers for thread.

  38. I do not have a lot of fabric yet, because I’m new to quilting. Still deciding what to make first. I’m a bit intimidated by the gorgious work shown on this terrific page and website. So I am following your solutions to see what will work for me. Because one thing is sure: I will be a quilter too….. One day.

  39. Marilyn F. says:

    Organizers?! My fabric is all over the place, in plastic tubs, baskets, old bedclothes packaging, wire mesh drawers, shoe caddy and in the trundle bed (sans mattress).

  40. Elaine says:

    Most of my fabric is piled on a bookcase, not really in any order. Fat quarters are in a file cabinet drawer.

  41. beth daniels says:

    I use acid free foamboard that I cut up to about 8″ x 11″ that I picked up sheets at $1.00 a sheet from Michael’s a while back. I was able to get about 5 boards to wrap my fabric around each sheet. They are all now put in big plastic drawers by color. I open the drawers many times and look at my organized fabric bundles.

  42. auschick says:

    I have mine on shelves, wrapped around comic book storage boards.

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