Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Now I have fabric for quilt backs

The fabrics I turned into "backing fabric" are beautiful fabrics.  It was fun "getting reacquainted" with them as I sewed them together.  They aren't what I'm using in quilts any more.  Many are florals, many are Asian prints, and the rest are "modern looking" prints.  I will love having these on the back of all the large quilts I make until they are gone.  I have no idea how many yards total I have, but I'm sure there is enough for at least 8-10 quilt backs.

I rolled these using the 8 1/2" creative grids ruler.  I know many of you fold your fabrics with the aid of a ruler - this is a first for me.  It certainly worked beautifully!  It was just like having a bolt core to wrap them around, without having an empty bolt core to recycle when the fabric is gone.  They are now sitting on the top of the bookshelves on top of other bolts of fabric.  They seem to take up so much less space than they did when they were on my shelves!

5 comments:

sewkalico said...

An excellent idea!

Kyle said...

All your hard work will really start paying off now.

Mary Truax said...

wow. you have helped motivate me to do some organizing. can't wait to see what you create next.

cityquilter grace said...

looks terrific patti! i need to store mine by color as well but right now don't have the room. got my blue variety from jo morton and it's gorgeous....glad it's going to your stash as well!

sewkalico said...

You've gone quiet. Hope you're ok!?