I have a fun fabric storage tip for you today.
My friend Stacy from Not Just a Housewife invited me to participate in her Styled X3 series. Each month she sends two bloggers a small decor item and challenges them to share how they style it in their home. Stacy shares what she does with the same decor piece so you can see three ways to use the same decor.
I instantly knew the faceted wood push pins were the perfect replacement for the cheap plastic pushpins on the giant pin board in my office.
I made you a quick video showing off my new push pins and how they inspired a big improvement to my fabric organization system.
My friend Stacy recently sent me these really cool wooden push pins and asked me to share how I’m using them around my house. They actually inspired a much needed upgrade to my fabric storage system.
I store all of my fabric folded in this dresser and then I display swatches on my wall.
I’ll be the first to admit when I put up all the fabric swatches and arrange them by color it was just meant to be a pretty way to fill up my big pin board.
These little push pins inspired a major functional upgrade to how I store and find fabric for my projects. I cut out little tags and wrote the fabric yardage on each tag. Then, I pinned the tags up with each fabric swatch.
Now whenever I want to do a project, instead of rooting through the dresser to see how much fabric I have. I can look right at my board and see how much yardage I have of each fabric. For the fabrics I have very little of, I just wrote scrap on the tag.
This simple change has made my fabric storage so much more functional. One, I can see at a glance all the fabrics that I have. I don’t need to run off to the fabric store. Two, I can see how much yardage I have on hand for each fabric.
I hope you enjoyed this quick fabric storage tip and if you’re interested in how I mix and match fabrics around my home, then I invite you to download my free pattern mixing cheat sheet below.