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    Hi,

    I am a newbie. I want to arange my sewing room and sort my stash and have everything set up by Jan 28. I have read on here about sorting and folding/wrapping the material on certain types of boards and such and cardboard. Can someone please tell me what they use and why? I have 2 book cases and 1 china cabinet that I will be using among other things to put the the fabric in.

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    Tammy

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    I don't use boards for my fabric. I use the ruler fold method. It makes the fabric look so nice and neat and takes up less space - and I didn't have to buy the comic book boards to do it with :)
    http://turningturning.com/tutorial-folding-fabric/

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    This folding idea from turning*turning is a great idea. I plan to organize my stash this weekend, and this is the method I will use. Thanks!

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    Alaskansunhine did a great job on her quilting space. She posted pictures here: http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-43871-1.htm

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    If you want to use the "boards" for folding fabric you could purchase the premade (ie. more expensive) boards called "Fabric Organizer". You can find it if you google that term. Or, you can make your own boards.

    You make them from Coroplast which is the signboard that you see in yards during elections. It looks like corogated cardboard but is plastic. Just go to a local sign shop and ask them for it. I found them locally and they were $1.59 for a 18" x 24" piece. I cut each of those into (4) 9" x 12" pieces and wrap my fabric (over 1 yard) onto it. I cut them using a long ruler and a large rotary cutter (with an old blade). You could cut smaller pieces for smaller fabric but I haven't decided yet how I will store smaller pieces so don't have any recommendations on that.

    There are several other posts on this site about fabric storage - - that is where I got my information. Go to the search on this site and search for fabric storage, fabric folding, etc.

    Good luck with your stash. Wish I had started out with a better organization system rather than now trying to convert everything over.

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    Thanks for all the great ideas!

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    I would love to be more organized, but I just fold the larger fabrics and stack them. They don't come out all the same size, which makes it a bit harder to find what's in the stack. :(

    I'll take some pictures later and show you what I'm using for smaller pieces.

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    Hello from Western Maryland !!
    I am not very organized, I store a lote in totes & lable them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LAB55
    Hello from Western Maryland !!
    I am not very organized, I store a lote in totes & lable them.
    Me too.. I didn't like having the the fabric on shelves.. it got dusty.. maybe later with some glass doors or something.. for now it's mostly in totes and drawers. Try to sort the differing prints together however..
    good luck no mater what you do I'm sure it's going to look great.. post some pics. I'd love to get ideas too.

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    I'm doing mine now using comic book boards. I'm happy with it and it's pretty cheap. I tried the ruler method but longer cuts wouldn't be the same folded size as smaller ones (due to the extra thickness of more layers) and I just plain didn't like doing it or maintaining it. I'm loving my vertical "bolt" style storage though. I'll be posting pics of it soon.

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