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    Default Suggestions needed, my opened jelly rolls look like spaghetti

    I am in the middle of a project where I am taking out more of my stash to use rather than putting it away. I have about five different types of opened JR in a big copy paper box and they are a tangled mess. I am using some of them but it's driving me a little nuts. Anybody have an idea how to corral them somewhat, both during the construction of my current (and very wild for me) scrap quilt, and later when it is time to clean up and store them away? My scraps are totally under control but not these jellies!

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    Default Re: Suggestions needed, my opened jelly rolls look like spaghetti

    I fold mine and stack by color.

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    Default Re: Suggestions needed, my opened jelly rolls look like spaghetti

    I use baggies - not the zip lock but the fold over sandwich size. The plastic is thin - about the same as when you get yardage from M*. It's been said not to store fabric in plastic but I haven't encountered any problems and some strips have been stored (in a cardboard shoebox to protect from fading) this way for 4 years.

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    Default Re: Suggestions needed, my opened jelly rolls look like spaghetti

    I agree on color. I have two rolls in front of me right now. I thought they were from the same manufacturer, that's how long they have been around. Just mix them up! Think Kaffe Fassett.



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    Default Re: Suggestions needed, my opened jelly rolls look like spaghetti

    Maybe hang the strips over a hanger (or three) to keep them from getting too wrinkled.
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    Default Re: Suggestions needed, my opened jelly rolls look like spaghetti

    I store my extra strips in an ArtBin strip case. It's made for jelly roll strips. Click image for larger version. 

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    Default Re: Suggestions needed, my opened jelly rolls look like spaghetti

    I do what Karen suggested. I hang my jelly roll strips over a hanger.

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    Default Re: Suggestions needed, my opened jelly rolls look like spaghetti

    If you want to keep them in your copy box, you could get some cardboard wine bottle inserts from local grocer and put them in your box and then roll or fold the JRs and put them in the slots.

    Or, Trader Joe's sells a reusable bag made to carry 6 wine bottles; you could put the fabric in there and then set it in your box. These bags are smaller than their regular size grocery bags.

    Dang! That's actually not a bad idea ... I may be heading to Trader Joe's this week to get a few to store all my fabric for a particular project and then set it in my fabric hutch.

    Also FYI -- you can use these "plasticy" reusable bags (from Trader Joe's and JoAnn's) as planters -- easy to carry and move around and at the end of the season, empty the flowers & soil, clean, fold, and store the bags ... takes up less space than a regular planter! Make sure you put some small slits in the bottom of the bag for drainage, or some pea gravel/rock (which may keep the bag from blowing over in the wind).
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    Default Re: Suggestions needed, my opened jelly rolls look like spaghetti

    I also use zip locks to store them easy and you can see what you have to work with. Maybe at night when you are watching TV you can sit down and untangle the mess lol good luck lol
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    Default Re: Suggestions needed, my opened jelly rolls look like spaghetti

    Quote Originally Posted by KaylaWalker View Post
    I store my extra strips in an ArtBin strip case. It's made for jelly roll strips. Click image for larger version. 

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    Where did you get this and how much and how much do they hold? They look great.
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