This is what I have been doing…folding Hazelnut Hill fabric so that I can determine an expense and inventory figure. This is only a portion of the fabric. These are cuts between 1/2 and 2 yards. I have 2 plastic stacking boxes with pieces less than a yard and another with useable scraps. I decided to re-organize the studio…again. I think I needed to do it anyway because of taxes so I am separating Hazelnut Hill fabric from quilting fabric and setting up two different work areas.
What I have discovered is that in addition to all my bag making fabrics I have an inordinate amount of quilting fabric stash at this point and it is making me feel very guilty. I am going to go by Joann’s this afternoon and ask for about 10 empty bolt cardboard thingies. The number of pieces of fabric I have that are significantly over 3 or 4 yards is crazy! I think I may have lost my mind just a little bit when Fabric Mart had all that wonderful quilting fabric on sale. Once it all dropped to $1 a yard, I lost all self control. (Not that I have that much!) No more shopping unless it is to finish something already started. I have quilt tops that need to be quilted, quilt tops that are in production (and have been for nearly a year!) and assorted PIGS that absolutely must be completed. I also know that until I have this mess straightened out, I will be unproductive.
What I needed was a good kick in the pants and I think I gave myself one. Ouch!