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  1. #11
    Block Queen

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    Default Re: Fabric Organization

    Thank you to all of your for your suggestions and ideas!! This will help me immensely when I finally get to work on my room and fabric again this weekend!!!!

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    We're looking forward to seeing pictures when you are done organizing

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    I just have a book case and fold the yardage so that I can get 3 stacks on each shelf (depends on the size of your shelf) and then stack first in solids and then on top of solids is prints. Unless I have alot of one or the other and make a stack of prints next to a stack of solids. I love looking at the stacks and rows of color! Jazzes up the room a bit too!

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    Designer Diva

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    I sort my fabrics by color. And my kids prints separate.
    I store my fabrics in wire pullout bins. These bins are from Lowes
    and are installed on a strip, hubby installed these in
    the closet in my sewing room. These wire bins allow the fabric to
    breath and my fabric is easily accessible. And away from sunlight.
    Never store fabric in plastic containers or plastic bags.
    Cotton fabric must breathe, fabric stored in plastic with allow
    Formaldehyde to accumulate. Which can cause respiratory
    problems for some people. Avoid sun which will fade your fabrics.
    Make sure your fabric is visible and easily accessible whichever
    way you decide to sort and store your fabric.
    Be sure to wash fabric before storing because unwashed fabric has
    excess dye and outgasses formaldehyde.

  5. #15
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    I have mine separated by solids, prints and batiks. I have them all folded the same way (wrap around a 6x24 ruler, pull out ruler and fold in half) for consistent size. They are then stored by colors in a closed cabinet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Love my aussie View Post
    I am in the process of rearranging the way my fabric is stored. To this point I have had no method of organizing it. I am really feeling overwhelmed on how to separate it. So if you would please lend some of your opinions on how you organize fabric. Do you do it by color? Do you separate batiks from all other fabrics?? And is it best in plastic tubs or on a shelf for easier access and visability?

    Thanks for any words of wisdom/advice as I am in quite a mess.
    No help. I need this too so I am following this thread.
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    Missouri Star

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    I separate my fabric by color and categories. I have separate shelves for solids, pre-cuts, holiday prints, reproduction fabrics, flannel, wide backings and baby/kid fabrics. If there is a large amount of fabric I roll it onto a comic book board, if not, it is folded and stacked. The rest of my stash is sorted by color and I use comic book boards and folded fabric standing up in plastic boxes.

    Storage of your stash will evolve as your stash grows and your sewing interests change.

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    I use big plastic bags
    The best kind of sleep beneath Heaven above/ Is under a quilt, handmade with love

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    I bought these great bins at ikea. One is charm size, one I put smaller pieces and fast quarters in. The large ones hold layer cakes or folded yardage. The bins are the same width so I can organize by colors and still keep my smaller pieces organized.

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    Block Queen

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    I wish my fabric looked that organized. I have 6 three-draw carts and I try to keep them organized but right now everything is a mess. I need to work on organization after class tomorrow because I am having company from Arizona for a week and I don't want here to see what a mess it is.

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