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Thread: Fabric Storage

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    What is the best way to store your fabric if it is not going to be used right away?

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    For my projects that I am working on for Christmas, I put all the fabric in one of those plastic zippered bags you get when you buy the "bed in a bag" set.

    Otherwise my fabric is on shelves in my closet, or in plastic tubs with lids. I keep cut up squares (3" up to 10") in a set of drawers in a little stand next to my cutting table. My FQ'S are in a wooden cabinet with lots of cubbys.

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    I store mine in totes. When I cut up the fabric for a project I put the fabric and pattern in a large plastic bag so everything is together.

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    I store some of mine on shelves, started projects in the comforter bags with zippers, and I have alot of totes for everything else. I like using ziplock bags to keep smaller projects in and I usually end up storing them in a smaller bin so they are easy to find.

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    I have most of my fabric stash sorted by color (with a separate stack of kids prints and Xmas prints) in those hangling sweater and shoe bags in a closet. The bolts and larger pieces of several yards are on shelves or up-right on the corner of the closet and scraps are sorted by color in clear plastic bins with lids. No matter how you store it, periodically you should still un-fold and re-fold the fabrics as they will fade where the outside creases are over time. I found this out the hard way and have several pieces of fabric with faded stripes thru them!

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    All my fabric is sorted by color on shelves that DH put up for me on two walls of my sewing room. I have a plastic tote that I put labels on for particular projects.

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    I store mine in totes also.

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    i store mine in plastic totes out of the sunlight

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    I store my fabric in a dresser, sorted by color groups. I don't let myself buy more than what can fit into that dresser, so if I want something new, I either have to purge or produce.

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    All of my fabric is stored in old lawyer's glass front bookcases. By collections, specific holiday types, batiks, tonals, childrens and any other category necessary. I also keep all my widebacks together. I can look and enjoy it all the time.

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