Sorting our quilting fabrics can be a challenge. Sometimes it's good to sort by color, but other times it's best to sort by fabric type -- like batiks, because I want them all in the same place. There are other kinds of fabrics that I like to group together, but sometimes group members are overlooked when I'm searching for a certain color. I don't think there's any single best way to sort a stash - the best way is what works for you -- and nothing is truly ideal.
As I've sorted, I've learned a few things about my fabric tastes. I bought a whole lot more florals in the past than I do now. I still like florals, but I'm better at filling in my stash with a much wider variety of fabric. I've also discovered that I might possibly have every paisley fabric that's been made in the past decade. And that, even though blues and greens seem to be most abundant, I'm pretty well covered on most colors. So I'm curious, do you buy more of one color family than another? Which one?
POLL: Which color is most abundant in your fabric stash? Choose one from the list.
- Blues, definitely blues
- Greens and teals make the tallest stack(s)
- Hot reds and oranges are everywhere
- Yellows and golds win
- Purples, is there anything else?
- Deep, rich browns
- Neutrals, lots of neutrals
- My stash is pretty well balanced