It's Done! I've touched every single piece of fabric in the sewing space and moved it on the new shelves! I think I love it. there a 3 of the gorilla type shelves in the closet in what is currently the never used workout room in the basement. it will be better when the workout equipment is gone!
There are 4 usable shelves in each unit - the top shelves is too close to the top of the door frame to be able to get to it and store stuff on it. For the most part - I mixed the tonal prints - striped, polka dots, tonal prints in with the solid colors and sorted by color. I also mixed the solid knits with the wovens. There are some exceptions.
Top center: Special fabric, challis, cotton sateen, red, pink green, lining fabrics and yarn
Top Right: dress weight cotton prints, dress weight knit prints, quilting cottons, sweater yarn stash.
Those are my 'special' fabrics and there are truly only 2 that are too special to use. a 4 yard length of Liberty and an amazing navy blue lace - I paid more per yard for that fabric than I did for the silk for my MOB dress! They are special - because they are scary. Will I sew them up - sure - some day! Are they replaceable if I muck it up? Absolutely!
Are you wondering about the title of this post? As I was touching and refolding most of this fabric, I was remembering what I bought it for. The liberty - a shirt dress; the navy lace - a Lily P sheath dress knock off. I wasn't a vague - oh this will make a lovely dress, but, rather - I remember buying this to make Elisalex, or M6696 or another wrap dress. and most of them haven't been made.
I was amazed by the number of skirt lengths of wool I have and how few blouse lengths of anything I have.
Next up - to move the old fabric cupboards out of the basement and into the garage and rearrange the furniture again - putting the cutting table under the light and the yarn cupboard under the floating shelves. The ironing board is going under the window and the desk with the machines will jut out into the room facing the tv and sliding glass door. It will be so much nicer to be able to see what I'm looking for quickly. I won't need to pull bunches of fabric and put it on top of the cutting table where it overwhelms. This should work great!