Sunday, June 28, 2015

Scrappy Cats

When I was going through fabric for another project, I came across this Kitty panel.  I remember I bought it when I was on a quilt guild bus shopping trip.  Our guild took a bus shopping trip every year, so I don’t remember which year.  I’m guessing it was at least 15 years ago.  I thought it was cute, but had no plan on what I would do with it.


I also have a lot of cat prints, most of them smaller pieces – fat quarters or half yard pieces.  I started out by cutting the panel blocks apart and putting a two inch cat fabric border around each one.


I added more borders to join the smaller pieces up, and after a day and a half came up with this. It looks a little wonky because I have it hung with clothes pins to the curtains.


It’s a good size for a couch quilt or I might add some borders to make it the size of a twin bed.  This is all I'm doing with it for now. 

How do you organize your fabric stash?  It seems like every time I need fabric, I end up pulling it all out, making a big mess that has to be reorganized to put away.  Sometimes I organize by size – fat quarters together, one yard size pieces together, larger pieces together, etc.  Sometimes, I group them by color or pattern regardless of size. No matter how I organize, it seems like I always have a big mess when I go to look for what I want.  Any ideas for organizing in a small space? I need help.

3 comments:

  1. Looks good. I have my fabric in bins. One bin is organized by color. The other two are willy nilly.

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  2. Oh I really like this. Even your cat border looks prefect. I think I would keep it as a lap quilt and then never ever put it away haha. No real fabric stash for me -- just a few bits and bobs stuffed in a drawer.

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  3. For my stash (which is medium sized) I have a small bookcase only about 18" wide. It has 3 shelves - bottom for large pieces, middle for medium sized, top for fat quarters etc. I tried arranging by colour but it didn't work for me. Each piece is folded fairly neatly and on each shelf they're stacked with slightly larger pieces at the botyom up to smaller at the top. I do still need to do a bit of fiddling around when I get some out, but it works fairly well.

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