Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Love quilting and am looking for some storage ideas for yards and yards of fabric..

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

    Love quilting and am looking for some storage ideas for yards and yards of fabric..

    I have a quilt studio in my basement. I have been blessed with a huge space to spread out and keep my stuff up at all times without the hassle of taking it down after each sewing project. I have an area that is 16' X 75'. I use an area at one end of the basement which is about 15' X 25'. I have shelves on one end of the studio that have bins of pre-cut strips. I have a standard size cutting table that I purchased from a quilt shop that was going out of business. I have a nice ironing board (rectangle) on top of a shelving unit that works absolutely perfect. My question is, I have many pieces of yardage that I have neatly displayed in an old oak glass door hutch. I don't like the oak wood and would love to figure out a different way to keep the fabric from dust, but not in the oak hutch. I have a solid cherry conference table I have converted to a sewing table, and 2 beautiful cherry lateral cabinets to store patterns, etc. The oak hutch doesn't fit in with the decor. I am curious if there are any other quilters that may have some unique ways of storing their fabric yardage. Thank you for any information you would be willing to share? Thank you,
    Pam

    #2
    Re: Love quilting and am looking for some storage ideas for yards and yards of fabric..

    If I had enough fabric to store then I'm sure I would have some suggestions. Right now I have a room that's about 9'x9' and my "stash" consists of about seven pieces of fabric lol How about staining your hutch a cherry colour so it matches the sewing table and your other cabinets? That's the only thing I can think of, but there are LOTS of ladies and gentlemen on here with impressive stashes that I'm sure will offer some great suggestions

    Welcome to the forum!
    *Dee*
    Believe
    There Is
    Good In The World

    Comment


      #3
      Re: Love quilting and am looking for some storage ideas for yards and yards of fabric..

      Have you thought about sanding and painting the hutch? I saw a craft room on Pinterest where the girl took a handful of odd and unmatched pieces, sanded them, added matching trim, painted them all the same color. She got coordinating bins and boxes with lids to put on the shelves. It's really a cool looking room. I should see if I can find that picture for you.

      Comment


        #4
        Re: Love quilting and am looking for some storage ideas for yards and yards of fabric..

        Here is the picture. When I saw it the first time, there were before and after photos. But none of these pieces matched. There are 3 bookcases she attached to each other, and added trim to the top to have them appear as one piece to match the hutch, and she painted it all black, except the table top. It's listed as one of the top 10 craft rooms. It's just so simple and easy to do! (btw, click on the picture and it will blow up for you) HTH!

        05.jpg

        Comment


          #5
          Re: Love quilting and am looking for some storage ideas for yards and yards of fabric..

          Originally posted by kensington View Post
          Here is the picture. When I saw it the first time, there were before and after photos. But none of these pieces matched. There are 3 bookcases she attached to each other, and added trim to the top to have them appear as one piece to match the hutch, and she painted it all black, except the table top. It's listed as one of the top 10 craft rooms. It's just so simple and easy to do! (btw, click on the picture and it will blow up for you) HTH!

          [ATTACH=CONFIG]40684[/ATTACH]
          Wow, that's ll I can say about this!

          Comment


            #6
            Re: Love quilting and am looking for some storage ideas for yards and yards of fabric..

            I have a closet with shelves and my Antique wardrobe for storage. Otherwise, I use a clear plastic "box" for current projects... They keep my fabric and patterns together til I can get to them. And they stack nicely on the floor or on the shelf. See them stacked up in the photo.. upper left corner.

            2.6.13 circlesQAUG.jpg
            Judy

            Click HERE to find me and My imagination
            :icon_wave:

            Comment


              #7
              Re: Love quilting and am looking for some storage ideas for yards and yards of fabric..

              Wouldn't that be a dream!!
              Mary
              SW Missouri


              Smile and the world smiles with you, frown and you frown alone.

              Comment


                #8
                Re: Love quilting and am looking for some storage ideas for yards and yards of fabric..

                That is a beautiful room, Kensington!

                To the OP - Have you seen the pictures on this forum of the fabric folded around comic book boards? There are several and if you have a lot of yardage, that would be the place to start, I think. Depending on the amount you have, you may need bookcases to store you little bolts on.
                Donna

                Comment


                  #9
                  Re: Love quilting and am looking for some storage ideas for yards and yards of fabric..

                  Originally posted by kensington View Post
                  Here is the picture. When I saw it the first time, there were before and after photos. But none of these pieces matched. There are 3 bookcases she attached to each other, and added trim to the top to have them appear as one piece to match the hutch, and she painted it all black, except the table top. It's listed as one of the top 10 craft rooms. It's just so simple and easy to do! (btw, click on the picture and it will blow up for you) HTH!

                  [ATTACH=CONFIG]40684[/ATTACH]
                  WOW! that is so nice!

                  My suggestion is the same as the others, paint or stain to match.
                  Leslie :lol:

                  Comment


                    #10
                    Re: Love quilting and am looking for some storage ideas for yards and yards of fabric..

                    I sometimes wish I had glass doors to enclose my fabric. It helps to keep it clean, I would think. I like the painting idea. You might also consider getting foam board and cutting it with an exacto knife to wrap your fabric around. It is more expensive than comic boards, but it much sturdier.
                    Joyce "She who dies with the most fabric wins!!"

                    Comment


                      #11
                      Re: Love quilting and am looking for some storage ideas for yards and yards of fabric..

                      Hello Pam and welcome to the forum. My work space consists of my dining room table and a chest of drawers in the garden room where I have almost filled one whole drawer with fabric! It must be lovely to have a designated room for your sewing, and what a size! You are a lucky girl indeed. Enjoy the forum.

                      Comment


                        #12
                        Re: Love quilting and am looking for some storage ideas for yards and yards of fabric..

                        Hi Pam and welcome to the forum.... I am so jelous of the amount of space you have, I have a small bedroom which is better than some have but I need more room.
                        Remember, people will see your quilts long after you are gone. . . Not your housework!!

                        Leoniesigpic

                        Comment


                          #13
                          Re: Love quilting and am looking for some storage ideas for yards and yards of fabric..

                          My smaller pieces well anything under 2 or 3 yards I have a ceder chest I store it in, along with other bulky things.

                          Comment


                            #14
                            Re: Love quilting and am looking for some storage ideas for yards and yards of fabric..

                            I use stackable clear plastic storage boxes that I get at the dollar store. I get the clear so that I can see what's in them without opeing them up. Each time I start a project, I put my cut pieces in a designated storage box, then when the pieces become blocks, the blocks go back in the storage box. It's the only way I can stay organized. I have stackable plastic 3 drawer chests on wheels that I move around as I need to for notions, templates, jellies, charms, and layer cakes. Yardage is all folded nearly the same size and stacked in shelves by color. I need help with my thread. I am in the process of changing to cones instead of spools. In my area it is more cost efficient, but storage is different. Haven't figured that out.
                            --Only God can make the perfect quilt, all others he left for me.

                            Comment


                              #15
                              Re: Love quilting and am looking for some storage ideas for yards and yards of fabric..

                              Originally posted by kensington View Post
                              Here is the picture. When I saw it the first time, there were before and after photos. But none of these pieces matched. There are 3 bookcases she attached to each other, and added trim to the top to have them appear as one piece to match the hutch, and she painted it all black, except the table top. It's listed as one of the top 10 craft rooms. It's just so simple and easy to do! (btw, click on the picture and it will blow up for you) HTH!

                              [ATTACH=CONFIG]40684[/ATTACH]
                              This is the sewing room I fell in love with and inspired me to agree (after 4 yrs) with hubby to turn my daughters old room into a sewing room. I have a similar table now and will be getting a second because I want an L shape. I will then redo a dresser I have the kids art supplies in when the weather gets better. I am however going to buy some black furniture at a second hand shop for storage and paint it black to match. I have a hard wood floor in there. I am thinking of removing the black area rug (because everything sticks to it) and just making my dogs their own quilts to make it easier to keep clean.
                              Lisa

                              Please treat others as you would hope others would treat those you love.


                              [/COLOR]

                              Comment

                              Working...
                              X