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Thread: Fabric storage...plastic bins or folded on the shelf?

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    I keeep mine in plastic storage totes. I too have enough for about 58 years too. My dream is to have my own sewing studio. How wonderful that would be! But, since I haven't won the lottery, I make do with storage totes all over the house.

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    Plastic it is! No "sewing room" available, so have to store in plastic.

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    I have bins, too. I would be concerned about dust if my fabrics were left on open shelves, especially since this is a long term "collection."
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    Laura

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    I have one cabinet that has solid wood doors on the bottom that I store fabric I will be using shortly, on the top is glass doors and I put projects I'm working on now. The rest (most) of my fabric (you know those you just had to buy but no pattern/quilt yet plans for them and let me tell there is a lot of fabric) are stored in clear plastic extra large tubes with a dryer sheet or two placed in them in another room, where no outside light reachs them. Have had fabric stored in them for 10 plus years and last month I decided to do an Easter wall hanging, instead of going out to buy fabric for the project I pulled it out of the plastic tubes. The fabric was the same as if I had just ran out and picked out new fabric.

    Plus I have a cat and a couple of dogs so the fabric stays fresh!

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    I keep my larger pieces folded in a cabinet but I keep the curtains drawn in my sewing room 100% so nothing should fade.
    My scraps live happily in plastic totes. Go for whatever works best for you.
    Martina
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    I am in the process of storing my fabric in bookcases. I have them in plastic bins right now but I still find that I can't see what I have plus the bins are heavy for me now and naturally the color that I need is always in the bottom bin. My plan is to hang a flannel backed tablecloth across the front of the bookcases, flannel side out and use that as a design board because my sewing room is small and don't have space for a separate design board.
    Bernie

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    If you can't see it properly you need to go shopping.
    Keep mine behind glass in my mother's and my gran's china cabinets.
    They had their best china and orniments in them I have my fabric.
    Finished is better than a UFO

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    I have the majority of mine folded on shelves on the opposite side of the room from the windows. The only time I had a problem with fading was several years ago when I had left some vintage navy blue background calico directly in front of a west window for a year or so.

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    I've been buying those large ziploc bags and using them for storage. and when I cut the pieces for the quilts they stay all together till I'm ready to sew.
    ​Nancy

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    i have mine ruler folded and stored on deep shelving in a closet. only the ends of the fold are visible, and sorted by color. so i can pretty much see what i have.
    Nancy in western NY

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