How to Purge Fabric and Create a Stash You Truly LOVE

With the Modern Quilt Guild’s International Scrap Sorting event coming up, we’ve got purging and destashing on the brain! So we thought it would be a great time to share some of our favorite tips on how to purge fabric and create a stash you truly love!

Sort and categorize your fabric:

Start by sorting through your fabric stash and categorizing it based on fabric size, color, and pattern. This will help you see what you have and identify any duplicates or fabrics you no longer need.

Assess your current stash:

Once you have sorted your fabric, assess what you currently have and what you still need. Consider your preferred fabric brands, qualities, colors, and patterns, as well as the projects you typically work on.

Purge unwanted fabrics:

Now that you have identified the fabrics you no longer need or want, it’s time to purge them. You can donate them to a local sewing group or charity, or sell them online.

Organize your stash:

Once you have purged unwanted fabrics, organize your stash in a way that works for you. You might choose to store fabrics by color or type, or you could use clear plastic bins so you can easily see what’s inside.

Invest in quality fabrics:

As you add new fabrics to your stash, invest in high-quality fabrics that you love and that will work well for your projects. Consider your likes and dislikes when making new purchases.

Keep your stash updated:

Regularly assess your fabric stash and update it as needed. This will help you maintain a stash that you truly love and that is tailored to your needs and preferences.

By following these steps, you can purge your fabric and create a stash that you truly love, which will make your sewing projects even more enjoyable and successful! Happy purging!

Want more fabric organization and destashing tips? Check out How to Beat the Fear of Letting Go of Fabric and Questions to Ask When Organizing Your Sewing Space.
Want Kim to speak to your guild? Email us to learn more about my virtual lecture, Managing Your Stash (and Scraps)!