Simple and neat

Venturing in to patchwork and quilting is providing me with so much to learn – a whole new vocabulary for a start! The web, and its generous, sharing bloggers, is a great resource and helping me on a daily basis. This week’s tip from the web may be second nature to those who have been dealing with stacks of fabric for some time, but it was new to me and I think it’s great.  Unfortunately I can’t remember the blog that I was reading when I found out about this simple way of controlling cloth; if it was yours, thank you for sharing. Picture of folded fabricSee this neat stack? I used my 12″ x 6″ grid; I lined it up with the top of the fabric at one end. The depth of fabric below the ruler is folded up towards the top edge (with a couple of folds if necessary) then the grid is turned over and over along the width of the cloth. Pull the grid out when it’s all wrapped round and there is a very neat layer to add to the pile.

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