Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Stash Wrapping

"Stash wrapping"  this is what I call it anyway.  I decided that I desperately needed a new system for my stash. Although it is rather small compare to some that I had seen around on blog land, I still wanted it to look great, be functional at the same time. I also needed it to be free so I could save all my cash for fabric. So this little tutorial is just to show you how I do it.  No rights, no wrongs just my way.

Stash wrapping 1/2 yard/metre , fat quarters or less:

1.Cut 2 pieces  3" x 6" old real estate/ realty boards .  I cut 2 and face the printed side inwards, there are 2 reasons for this 1. I'm not sure about the lasting effect of the ink  2. Two pieces of board together give a better thickness for the fabric and the stand-a-bility.

 Spread out your fabric keeping the selvedges together.

 Fold fabric in half (as pictured below)

 Fold again, but this time keep the cut edge in from the fold about 1/2" this will just keep it tidy again.

 Place your double boards at the opposite end from the selvedges.  I do this so when I look at the fabric later I'll know that it is a WOF piece and not a fat quarter.
 Pull only about 1/4" of the fabric over to start and then continue to fold over applying a firm pressure to keep the fabric nice and straight and tight.

 Fold over the last end of the fabric and fasten in whichever way works for you.  Below is what I do.

 I first started using a very fine glass head pin.  I decided that I just wasn't happy with that solution for a number of reasons.
 So then I used a humble piece scrap fabric.

 Wrapped over tied in a bow.

 I looks a bit bulky but the overall effect is clear as day.  If someone can suggest another cost free option I'd love to hear from you.

I also use, wool, ribbon, bias binding and trim scraps.

 I hope you enjoyed my first tutorial,  its a bit rough but hey it is what it is.


  1. Great tutorial Toni! Now,,,,will you come wrap MY stash? Please?

    1. Haha, if you fly me to wherever your stash is PLEASE! lol

  2. Love all this organizational hints. Have to do some desperate depleting of my stash too, in making things fit better in the cupboard. New follower.

    1. Hi Maria, thanks for following my blog, have a great day Toni

  3. That is really cool! Thanks for sharing your process too! That is a great way to store and be able to easily see it!
    Thanks for sharing at Minutes for Me Linky Party!
    Enjoy your day!

  4. Great idea, I did this several years ago, what I used to wrap were comic book boards, you can get them pretty cheap 100 for $7, you simply fold lengthwise, fold to selvage then you make mini bolts, as long as you wrap them straight you can even cut the fabric like this too. Here is a picture of my stash wrapped

    1. Excellent idea isn't it. thanks for sharing.