We're giving some tips for organizing and decluttering your fabric stash – we promise that it’s a no-fail plan and will have you thinking about your fabric and your sewing space in a whole new way. Then, we chat with the three amazing ladies from Color of Connection quilt, a non-profit that’s doing all they can to bring together quilters from different races, genders, and backgrounds through a common love of sewing.

January 04, 2021

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How to Declutter Your Fabric Stash

January is a common time of year to  organize, deluctter, and have a fresh start. Lindsay shares some basic steps and tips that have worked for her over the years to declutter and organize her fabric stash.  She includes tips for getting in the right mindset for the declutter, what supplies are needed, how to decide what fabric to keep and what should go, and how to rearrange fabric in a way that works best for you and your space. We hope these general guidelines help you feel inspired to tackle your fabric organization and see your space and stash in new ways.

Image from Color of Connection Quilt
| Credit: Image from Color of Connection

Getting Sewcial

Lindsay chats with the three founders of the Color of Connection Quilt, a non-profit aimed at fostering relationships between quilters of all races, ages, genders, and socio-economic classes.

Porfiria, Keyana, and Michelle are hosting a Quilt Along starting February 1 to gather quilters through their love of sewing, as well as raise money through pattern sales to host workshops to making quilting accessible to all and to teach a new generation of people to sew. (Workshops will be held in the founders' respective cities of Brooklyn, New York; Columbus, Ohio; and Atlanta, Georgia.) The quilt design  was inspired by the work of a jewelry designer in Atlanta, Georgia. Influenced by her African and Indigenous heritage, Erica of On the Lookout creates stunning bead work. The Color of Connection quilt has kits available in multiple colorways, which you can buy from Michelle here or from Quilt 101 (which offers the kits with pieces already cut).

Image from Color of Connection Quilt
| Credit: Image from Color of Connection