Category Archives: Organizing

Which Way is Up?

Have you every played that game with King and Queen fitted sheets, Which Way is the Top?

top label
Label from leftover binding or 2 1/2 strip.

Cut light colored strip into 5 inch pieces.

Fold in half, right sides together and sew side seams.

Turn right side out, press, then use a permanent laundry marker to write TOP or other notation.

Sew or safety pin to the top seam of fitted sheets or any item you want to easily identify the top edge.

Scrap Folding and Storage

Scrap Fabric Storage

Some scraps are too big to toss in a scrap bag, and they are too small to fit in with folded yardage without getting lost.

Vintage Scraps Overflowing


Mr. Irby tried to Help

Folding the fabric to fit into a tissue box was more successful. Here is how we did it.

You will need a large tissue box, some wide packing tapeĀ and a 4″ wide gridded ruler. Cut the top of the box from the opening to the corners, fold the flaps down and tape inside the box.

Group same print fabrics together


Stack the pieces in a fairly neat pile.


Roll/Fold pile around ruler and tuck in any stray ends to fit box.


Stack in box.


All the fabric folded and stacked in the box.

Now you can easily stack on a shelf or store in a drawer, yet easily move the pieces to your work station.