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Thread: Help !! Suggestions for moving bolts of fabric and China safely

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    Help !! Suggestions for moving bolts of fabric and China safely

    The plan is to move me (probably in a month or 2) out of a home where I have lived for 30 years into a 1 bedroom senior complex apartment. I just was wondering if anybody on the board had any suggestions as to how to move +300 bolts of fabric safely without getting them dirty?? I am also worried about moving my 8 piece china set. THANKS for any suggestions !!!
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    i get coffee filters or paper plates and put between the plates and other dishes when i move ......try pillow cases for the fabric

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    Great ideas! I have made a mental note to remember this when we move (hopefully next year).

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    I would put the fabric bolts in large plastic bags and then wrap them tight with packing tape. They would be clean and stay together for easy moving. As you wrap the tape around make a loop on top with the tape, it makes a handle so you can pick it up. Foam plates would work for the china set. Then tuck into a box or tub with bubble wrap.
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    I promise not to buy any more fabric until I see something I really like. Or it's on sale. Or I think it might match something.

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    I agree with Tespug. We moved state to state and all my dishes were packed with cheap foam plates from Sams'. I did save them to use for picnics. Fabric was moved wrapped in trash bags (also reused) and rubbermaid bins. Sterlite don't cut it, they crack. Use rubbermaid. Have a good move.
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    The bedrooms for all your fabric & sewing equipment right? *giggles* Who needs a bedroom for sleeping, we can always sleep on the couch - that's why they invented "the pullout"!

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    I also agree with Tespug, for the bolts. As for the China set, we have moved about 10 times in the Navy. I always used news paper. Start with the big plates, use 5 sheets of newsprint then 1 plate, fold over one sheet of paper. Place next plate on top fold over next sheet, contune for total of 4 plates. Wrap the extra news paper around to make a neat package. The trick is to wrap tightly and pack tightly, as long as things don't shift they will travel fine. When packing your presents into the box use crumpled paper to tightly fill the spaces. Also don't drop the box.

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    If you are moving into a senior complex.... then, put someone else in charge of the work.....you just direct traffic! There are lots of easy suggestions for the china, but I wonder about the limited space available in a one bedroom apartment for that much fabric. The ones we have in our area are much too small to allow for your fabric. You may have to edit the fabric, or rent a climate controlled storage facility for the overage. Take only what you can reasonably fit into your space and still be comfortable, with room to work on your projects. Get involved in all the activities and trips available. Good luck on your new adventure!

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    What I'm wondering is where are you going to put 300 bolts of fabric in a one bedroom apartment!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pollytink View Post
    What I'm wondering is where are you going to put 300 bolts of fabric in a one bedroom apartment!
    Some of them can come to my house, she can have visitation. Well she may be a little to far away to come and visit often. Hehe.
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