Wow, what wonderful comments you all left on yesterday's post! I should not be surprised, we're a passionate group when it comes to discussing our fabric. Karen mentioned that my bins looked like fabric for sale at a quilt show, before the doors opened!
For those of you wondering how I fold my fabric, I gave a demo on my March 18th post. It works great for fat quarters and fat eights. If you have a fat eight just fold your fabric in half after double folding to the selvage.
I got a few more questions about what I intend to do about border fabric. This is all the border fabric I own. I prefer pieced borders, but if I need a border I'm guessing it will be for a quilt where I'm working with a relatively new family of fabric and I can buy fabric for the border. If it's a scrappy quilt I can probably also find border fabric that works. I have no plans to do anything with the border fabrics I do have, but several of them would work great with all those browns I've accumulated.
Remember how I mentioned that some of the fabric I own, I own because I buy bundles? Here's a great example of that. This is Chicopee by Denyse Schmidt. I bought the bundle because I loved the Hope Valley fabric by Denyse that I used for Bounce. I really like the lights in this bundle, the darks, not so much. Had I seen this fabric in a quilt shop I probably would have just bought the lights, as it is, the darks are going in my other bins and the lights are going into my happy bin.
And speaking of happy fabric, I spent yesterday morning folding and sorting everything in that bin. How could I possibly start building a happy stash when I didn't even know what I had.
Oh and about that happy fabric thing, Sinta told me she calls her fabric winter and summer. I like that, this bin is definitely my summer bin.
And finally, thanks to you I've decided I'm a quilter, not a modern quilter, not a traditional quilter, just a quilter who likes everything, and that's OK. I used to have an aversion to trendy fabric or patterns, thinking the projects would be like clothes, something I liked when they were "in", but nothing that would stand the test of time. I've finished over 100 quilts, I think I can stand a few trendy enjoy it now type of quilts. Who knew organizing my fabric would be so liberating! Let the fun begin!