See all the empty cardboard bolt thingy's, they are from my first ever dumpster dive!!
I used some of them for my large fabric yardage. The two bolts on the right are the Christmas fabric's I picked up at 70% off!! I have more large fabric yardage to wrap tomorrow or whenever I find the bottom of all of the piles.
I cut most of the cardboard into 11 1/2 inch strips to wrap the majority of my fabric on. It is not nearly as fancy and nice as Carla has but for free it will do!
Messy, messy work.
I am afraid now that I am wrapping the fabric it won't all fit back on the shelves, yikes!
This morning just after I got ever thing set up to begin working on the next UFO a GF called to tell me the local big box fabric store had some Christmas fabric for 70% off. It was drop and go time! I scored backing for what I think will be enough for 4 Christmas quilts at $2.49 a yard, YA HOOO While there I ask about what they did with the empty bolt boards. The manager said they throw them out, I was welcome to check the ally and take all I wanted from the recycle dumpster. So I did. Cute dress, ugly boot and all, I didn't actually get in the dumpster I just took from the top what I could reach. I have NO where near as much as I will need but I wasn't brave (dumb) enough to really dive in the dumpster.
After wrapping the fabric I was using straight pins to hold it in place but then I remembered a U Tube video where a lady did the same thing but secured the fabric with rubber bands. Seems like a much better idea to me, I am always afraid I am going to lose a pin in the carpet. When DD got home from school we hit staples for rubber bands and a little something cute for her desk this year. I haven't needed to buy a single thing for her classroom this year although I did pick her up a super cute lunch bag, even packed her lunch, seemed like old times. HA
I am really excited to get this fabric organizing project started. Sitting on the floor with the massive boot ain't a pretty sight I can tell you but once it is all done it will be so nice to just thumb through fabric to find what I need. (I hope)
Tomorrow it will be back to working on a UFO that I am still so aggravated with I could spit but I want it done and out of the way so I can move on. Figure I will hit the dumpster later in the week for more cardboard so I can keep wrapping fabric.