Fabric Parcels – How to… (cats optional)

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I put my towels, tea-towels, fabric and flannels into parcels. Not because I have too much time on my hands, or because I am disproportionately pleased with neatness. It is because once in a parcel, they do not need re-folding and you can move them around, dig them out and shove them back in a pile without them getting in a mess. It works with large lengths of fabric and little fat-quarters.

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Start by folding your fabric into a square shape.

 

 

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Fold each side up into the middle, overlapping.

 

 

 

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Fold one of your ends across to the middle – it should be the neater end of the two. Look for a little pocket amongst the folds.

 

 

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Fold up the other end and shove it gracefully into the little pocket.

 

 

 

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It’ll look something like this.

 

 

 

 

 

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One side of the parcel is neater than the other. I put this one towards the outside. Here is my scraps collection.

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This is my cottons stash – parcels of approx. 3 metres each fabric. Oh gawd, I just noticed the camper-vans are upside down – hang on, must … go… flip it round.

Lunacy, perhaps. But I’ve done this with my towels for years and I think it looks pretty. So give it a try!

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