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  • kgirlmom
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    For boards, I recycled the Amazon boxes and USPS boxes that my fabric and notions arrive in, and food pantry boxes my neighbor provided, and a few Uhaul and Lowes boxes I had to buy ... just cut them down to the size I need to fit the fabric and shelving.

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  • kgirlmom
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    Pandabear I am right behind you. I just moved from a 3,000 sq foot home to a 2 bedroom apartment in the city. Still unpacking, but my sewing space was the first to get set up. Its still a work in progress as I have a few more tubs to unpack. Two steps forward and three steps back ... when I start a new project and pull everything out to look for one little piece I need, anything in the way ends of upon the the floor. I had some leftover "velvet" hangers that work great for hanging jelly roll strips that have been opened or in use. The white shelving was imported from my daughters' bedrooms since they are adults now and living on their own. Batting is stored on the upper rack in the closet. IMG_7204.JPGIMG_7205.JPGIMG_7206.JPG

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  • Pandabear
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    Originally posted by jjkaiser View Post
    Thank you Pandabear for showing us your messy closet! I've seen worse, mine has in fact at times been messier. At least you don't have lots of spillover and bins on the floor too--which is my current problem. Anyway it looks like controlled chaos to me!! You probably know where everything is, even messed up!
    Heh, I purposely didn't take a picture of the floor. It's just as messy. Glad to know I'm not the only one with a mess on their hands.

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  • jjkaiser
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    Thank you Pandabear for showing us your messy closet! I've seen worse, mine has in fact at times been messier. At least you don't have lots of spillover and bins on the floor too--which is my current problem. Anyway it looks like controlled chaos to me!! You probably know where everything is, even messed up!

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  • lourixe
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    Snippet, Pandabear, thanks for sharing. I like to keep my fabric in drawers, but I never knew what to do with the tops-waiting-to-be-quilted. I'm going to try the technique of the clipped pant hangers.

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  • Pandabear
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    Originally posted by jjkaiser View Post
    Pandabear! I wanna see your messy closet! I loved the honesty in that comment.
    Just for you.

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    I've only taken a photo of half the closet, because the rest of it is in darkness. As it should be, it looks worse then what I did photograph!

    The fabric is no where near any sort of organized at the moment. I was working on a couple things, grabbed a bunch of fabric and then shoved everything back willy-nilly. Same for precuts. Going though the projects I need to work on, that's in a pile of the third shelf. The organized buckets are currently shoved into the neverland of the darkness of the other part of the closet.

    Our board game obsession has begun to creep into my room since we ran out of room in the living room.

    So, it's bad and I need to organize. But I don't want to. It's too frightening

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  • jjkaiser
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    Pandabear! I wanna see your messy closet! I loved the honesty in that comment.

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  • snippet
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    Originally posted by lots2do View Post
    Snippet, that's a great tip!
    Originally posted by SherylM View Post
    I do this too, except for the toilet paper roll thing. I like that idea and I'm going to borrow it!
    thanks, I got the idea from something I read somewhere. The toilet paper tip is awesome because it's all rolled up and ready to sew with. I have a long ribbon that I use to tie it around my neck and let the tp binding hang like a necklace instead of in a mess on the floor.

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  • tesspug
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    I have a friend in a rental so she can't change her closet. She bought those hanging sweater holders to store her fabric in. She got three in the closet.

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  • Pandabear
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    I stack my fabric on the long metal shelf in my closet. The fabric is folded on comic book boards. For some reason this closet has shelf nearer the floor (for shoes maybe?) where I store plastic buckets with my scraps and my batting. Got some card making supplies on there too.

    I asked my husband to install another metal shelf above the topmost one. I use space bags - cheap from Harbor freight - to store any fabric I know I won't be using right away. Mostly knits or flannel I found on sale and don't have a project for. I use smaller space bags to store batting pieces.

    Since I have metal shelving I hang metal hanging baskets right underneath the shelf where my fabric sits. These store my precuts.

    I'd take a picture but the closet is so messy right now I'd give everyone nightmares.

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  • SherylM
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    Originally posted by snippet View Post
    When I finish a top, I iron it well and hang it on a clothes hanger too. I buy the backing, iron it and hang it alongside it's top. And I make the binding, roll it onto an empty toilet paper roll and hang it onto on of the hangers with some ribbon or selvage. Then I have everything close by and ready for me to sandwich and quilt. Hanging keeps the wrinkles to a minimum for me.
    I do this too, except for the toilet paper roll thing. I like that idea and I'm going to borrow it!

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  • songbird857
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    I am using a bedroom as well. I did keep the top shelf and the rod. On the top shelf, I put big, bulkier fabrics and quilt tops that are waiting to be finished, as well as a small basket of finished items ready for any craft sales. I hung closet organizers (the fabric kind) from the rod, and I store batting, garment fabric, stabilizers, miscellaneous fabric, etc. in there.
    For my quilting fabric, I have opted to store that in view in the room (Ikea cubby with fabric baskets/boxes, and a corner shelf). It's easier to access, and easier to see what I have so that I'll actually use it!

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  • quiltingaway
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    When we built our house I knew which room was going to be my sewing room so I had the contractor do floor to ceiling shelves in the closet in that room. That has worked very well.

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  • jjkaiser
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    Imy sewing room used to be a bedroom. It has a double closet. We still use one half for personal files like bank record, boxes of receipts and copy paper, so that leaves me with half the closet for storing my sewing. I kept up the closet rod and shelf. I have four large storage cubes for 2 boxes of fabric and layer cakes and an over the rod shoe cubbie that store jelly rolls and charm packs in. On the shelf I keep stuff that doesn't get used very often, a plastic bin with extra scissors and rotary blades, a box of seasonal Xmas fabric, ribbons, trims, buttons, that sort of thing. It works fine for me probably only because I don't have a huge stash of fabric. Sometimes it seems like a lot to me but compared to what others say they have, it is nothing! The shoe cubbie really works great for my precuts though and holds lots of stuff

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  • lots2do
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    Snippet, that's a great tip!

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