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Grocery Spending

Food Only

Oct 2010 - $231.39

Nov 2010 - $998.22

Dec 2010 - $340.29

Jan 2011 - $855.15

Feb 2011 - $203.17

Mar 2011 - $916.52

Monthly Average $590.79

Weekly Average $137.85
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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

WFMW - Organizing the Fabric Stash

Since I'm in the process of moving into my basement craft "room," I'm trying to tidy-up and weed-out as I unpack. I've been blessed with multiple donations of fabric over the past couple years, but haven't been able to really see what I have with it stored in totes and bags.

Here's a tip for folding fabric of all sizes to make uniform stacks:

Use a 6″ by 24″ quilting ruler and roll your fabric on it.

Lay your fabric out on the table. This works for new fabric as well as larger leftovers. Place the ruler on one end and roll away. Slip the ruler out and fold the roll in half.

All fabric is the same width, some of the stacks are thicker. I have been working at my stash, sorting by type of fabric. The stacks sit neatly on the shelf. I'll post some photos when I get a little further in the process...


  1. This is a great idea. A friend of mine who's an avid quilter stores all her fabrics in clear plastic boxes, and grouped by color or by type (all polka dot, for example). It makes for a really neat crafts closet!

  2. good idea! i'll have to try that... but, if we know what we have, then there is no reason to go out and buy more fabric, is there? (kidding...)

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