KonMari Your Stash – How to fold your stash using Marie Kondo folding techniques

I am one of the many who have been caught up in the decluttering wave thanks to “Tidying Up” with Marie Kondo on Netflix. Since the beginning of January, I have removed 20 bins of stuff from my house and am just getting started.

But I have been folding my fabric stash by the Marie Kondo method for years. By folding your stash so it can be stored vertically, you can see everything you have at a glance, no more sorting through messy stacks. There is less stress on the folds at the bottom, which means it is better for your fabric. And best of all, you can fit more fabric in your storage containers by storing it vertically.

In today’s video I show you how I can fit 12.5 yards of fabric in a basket the size of a shoe box. Just watch to see how I fold fat eighths, fat quarters, half yards and yard cuts so I can see everything, while keeping my stash neat, tidy and beautiful.

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Here are the bins I use in the video that are available at Target.
Y Weave Small (used for fat eighths, fat quarters and half yards): https://www.target.com/p/y-weave-small/-/A-53816527?preselect=16554613#lnk=sametab
Y Weave Medium (used for one yard cuts): https://www.target.com/p/y-weave-medium-storage-bin-white-room-essentials-153/-/A-14469240

Comments

  • Reply Joni Redman

    Awesome! Perfect timing, I’m in the process of organizing my stash. This will definitely come in handy.

  • Reply Joan Narodowiec

    Hello. This is great. I discovered Marie Kondo’s method a few years ago and I have used it my drawers with clothes and when I travel. It’s great. I was wondering how to organize the fabric I’m collecting. This was wonderful.

  • Reply Dee

    I have been trying to watch your tutorials but quite honesty you spend so much time talking and less time teaching, you explain the same thing over and over. I like to keep entertained and find it hard to do with your tutorials.

    Dee

  • Reply Mary

    I’m wondering how you store your baskets of lovely folded fabric? I just finished watching your video and love the method.

  • Reply Jean

    Hi Stephanie! Don’t listen to negative comments, I enjoy how thorough you are! I worked retail for years, and this is how we organized by color:
    White
    Beige
    Brown
    Pink
    Red
    Orange
    Yellow
    Green
    Blue
    Indigo
    Violet
    Purple
    Gray
    Black
    I organize all my fabric & clothes this way & things are much easier to find. Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Saundie Hartman

    Extremely wordy!!! Repeated lots of phrases. GET ON WITH IT.

  • Reply Candace

    How do you fold actual yardage? Besides fat quarters I have pieces of 3 to 6 yards? I have been using Marie’s method for my clothing. Never thought about my fabric.

  • Reply Carol Jean Pickens

    Will this method also work for larger cuts like 2, 3, 4 yard cuts and so on. Either ay there is a lot more bulk.

  • Reply Tori Howk

    Thank you so much for the video and your instructions!! I really like your tutorials, so please keep up the good work! Like others below, I’m interested in how to fold & store bigger yardage (2-3 yards for piecing, or 5-8 for backing). I spent all yesterday at Target getting the baskets, then folding fabric. Perfect Sunday! Thanks again.

  • Reply rewrite assignments

    This is a perfect lesson for all house wives! I thought that it is impossible to fit 12.5 yards of fabric in a basket the size of a shoe box.

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