I start by making a note of the fabric size (selvedge width and metres I have)
I lay the fabric out on the floor folded in half (selvedge to selvedge, right sides together)
|laying the fabric flat for measuring|
I put the plastic in the centre and fold each long side in.
|plastic section in the centre of the fabric|
|fabric folded in on each side|
|folding along the length|
I then add a number to the fabric (or bag) using a piece of magic tape.
The number on the fabric corresponds to the fabric log binder that I have which holds all the information relevant to that fabric.
|bagged and numbered|
|these are the boxes|
|This is an old photo of the shelf - there is a lot more on here now|
I have a sheet per fabric type and then just add a sample and all the information I need to use said fabric. I add the numbers so that if I pull a fabric and have several of a similar weight and colour I know which one to refer to in the log.
|fabric log sheet|
|close up showing the information I log|
I also use evernote to log all my fabric so that if I am out and have an impromptu visit to a fabric shop I can still see what I have
I am going to be doing a spreadsheet so that I have an electronic tracking system, this will include photos of the fabrics and also photos of anything I have made from each fabric so that I can keep track of past fabric/project combinations but have not done this yet.
I also use this method to log all of my lace and trims just using smaller pieces of plastic
I hope this has been of some use for those of you trying to organise your fabric.
I will do further post on how I use evernote and when I get around to doing the spreadsheet.