Yeah, I just piled new purchases on the dresser and beds.
Meanwhile, all the blue-green tubs were stored on the floor in the guest room closet, one stacked on top of the other. The twelve smaller square containers were up on the shelf in the closet, stacked on top of each other. I hated trying to pull out the correct container to stuff a new piece of fabric inside, especially since the containers were already so full!
Enter these beauties! I saw a picture of these filled with fabrics on another quilt site. I went searching and found them at Walmart for only $18 each! I bought four Sterilite three-drawer storage units; the drawers are easily removed so I can really search and play.
Here they are, all filled up (with room for more!). And the storage is no longer in the guest room; it is now next to my sewing machine! ...which is in the dining room. But I am so happy. It was such fun to sort through my stash; I found some fabrics I had forgotten about and now I am thinking about new projects!
I put small scraps in the six small boxes on the top. If I have guests for dinner, I can put the ironing board away, close up the Koala cabinet and (since it is on wheels) push the whole thing up against the window. Plenty of room for dining.
The very best outcome of all? I have no desire to go to the fabric store! I had no idea my stash was so large and varied. Easy access will be a huge boost to my creative process.
Next up is to figure out how to hang a design wall behind the ironing board, one that is versatile enough to switch out with a finished quilt when guests are invited for dinner!