When you’ve been sewing for a while you will start to accumulate “leftovers”. I handle different sized pieces of fabric in different ways.
Today we’ll see how to fold fat quarter size. I take a page from quilt stores for my pieces that are at least a fat quarter (18″ x 21″) and up to 1/2 yard. This example uses a fat quarter.
- Lay your piece of fabric flat, right side down and fold both sides to the center. (If your piece is wider than a fat quarter, start with the fabric folded as it came off the bolt.)
- Fold again to make the piece approx. 5-6″ wide. At this point if your piece is larger than a fat quarter you may have to fold again until you reach that measurement. This will ensure that when you fold it up they will all stack nicely.)
- Fold down from the top and up from the bottom and you will have a square. (Some will be thicker as there will be various amounts of fabric.
- You can now stack them according to colors, fabric lines or even themes. Mine are a little bit of each. Batiks are together as well as novelty fabrics and then colors. It’s easier to find the amounts and colors I need just by looking at the stacks. They can be stacked on a shelf or even stood up in a drawer.
- NOW YOU CAN USE ALL THOSE PIECES INSTEAD OF THEM HIDING IN BOXES OR BAGS. Ask me how I know. 😉