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Thread: ♥♥ Fabric Collecting and Storage Ideas (Post your Tips and Pictures for all of us) ♥♥

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    Google Goddess craftybear's Avatar
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    Fabric Collecting and Storage Ideas

    Please post your ideas here for all of us to enjoy. Also we love to see pictures of how you store your fabric.

    I am surfing the net to find some cool ideas and thought I would ask all of you for your ideas. Let's have a party!

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    I use shoe cubbies I found at lowes...

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    I am working on getting my fabric into cubes that I bought at KMart. 9 cubies in each one. I bought 3 but have room for one more in my cupboard if needed. It's going to take me awhile. Unfortunately I have projects needing to be fnished for a baby shower next weekend and a quilt for my grandsons birthday the following week. Would like to get it done so he can take it to college in Sept. If this post is still out there when done I will be sure to post pictures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luvTooQuilt
    I use shoe cubbies I found at lowes for fat quarters...
    Hey, I do that too!
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    Quote Originally Posted by debp33
    Quote Originally Posted by luvTooQuilt
    I use shoe cubbies I found at lowes for fat quarters...
    Hey, I do that too!
    Arent they great!!! :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

    I have one for 1930's, Two for FQ's, one for lights (white, tan, beige)..

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    If you have a closet to spare lol. I built three book cases from K-mart and put them in the back of a closet. It holds tons of fabric all organised. The door had to come off the closet for this.

    In the front of the closet I put a rod for hanging clothes, way up to the top, so the closet is still usable. There is still lots of room in front of the cases, so I put a long bench and stuff can go on that too. I didn't really loose a closet by doing this as only the back wall is being used. The clothes rod is at the very top of the closet so I can easily see the fabric if needed. I have other places that I stash fabric too.

    Above the cases is lots of space so I put board over the cases and the large bolts and backing and painted fabric are stored up there.

    I have an 8 by 6 cabinet, all shelved and loaded with fabric in the doll and quilt room....I have two dressers full of fabric.

    Everything is out of the way and in order. I can't deal with stuff everywhere, it confuses me.

    In the studio, there are at least three large bins full of fabric too and two bins of decorator swatches. these bins are labled and stored under a table or stacked up in a corner so I don't loose much space. I'm happy and I use all my fabrics all the time.

    I know where everything is. When I am doing a project like the snake river now, there are two piles of fabric laying out on the trunk and table and what ever is left goes back where it belongs lol, as the next project will be different, it might be a doll etc. lol

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    This thread would be incomplete without this video "tutorial". :-D http://youtu.be/OKiiOH5oJfs

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    Omigosh, Deb, I am in awe of that stash! It's gorgeous to look at.

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    That video was hilarious!!! Thanks for posting it.

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    I also use the sterilite 3 drawers on rollers ( i take off the rollers) and clear shoeboxes I can find on sale for less than $1 for my accuquilt cut outs..

    **PLEASE no makin fun of my messy room.. its normally cleaned up after every project.. **


    I have these 3 drawers in various widths all over my room for crumbs, strips less than 5in, longer than 5in but less than10in, fabric pieces larger than 6x6 but less than a FQ.. 2 in strips by WOF separated by color, etc..
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