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Thread: How do you store fabric strips?

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    I have been cutting my fabric scraps into strips (a la Bonnie Hunter) and wonder how I should store them until I get those quilts made. I'm starting out cutting 1.5", 2", and 2.5" strips. I have all colors mixed together by strip width. Right now I have them in neat, ironed stacks all over my cutting table.

    Do you have a system for storing these strips that works well? Please tell me what to do so I can get my table cleared off and get to work sewing!

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    I haven't done mine yet, but was thinking I would use one of those hangars that holds 5-6 pairs of pants. Kind of like the one pictured here. Then I could sort by color and make it easier to grab what I want.

    http://www.google.com/products/catal...ls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=shop&cid=8819305121961317036&sa=X&ei=obJHTq3NIMiftgfjltHZBQ&ved=0CGQQ8wIwAQ

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    I roll mine up like jelly rolls that way you can pack them into a drawer or shoe box. the plastic bags that sheets or doona covers come in are very good for keeping them all together neatly and you can see at a glance what is in them

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    I store mine in plastic see through containers. The longer the better that way there's less creasing in my strips. I don't have many strips though, I don't cut fabric until I know the pattern I'm doing. But occasionally, like this week I cut way to many strips for what I was doing. Now I'm looking for a pattern to use up all these strips I've cut. All of my fabric is in cabinets or in closed storage, No sunlight or dust damage that way.

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    I just have mine in containers for now.

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    I don't store strips (unless you can count the strips along with all other scraps crammed into my overstuffed scrap bag 'storing') but I'm using a pizza box to store bits of a project I'm working on. Yes, it's an unused pizza box :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by DogHouseMom
    I don't store strips (unless you can count the strips along with all other scraps crammed into my overstuffed scrap bag 'storing') but I'm using a pizza box to store bits of a project I'm working on. Yes, it's an unused pizza box :)
    That is so cool!

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    Unfortunately, I have around 20 of those pink tubs you get at the hospital. And they are quite handy, especially for storing strips! I have 6 I think, full of strips and sorted by color groups. I keep them close to my machine so I can just toss in strips as I get them.

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    I roll mine like the ones in the shops. Then I tie a string of yarn or scrap around the cricumference of it so it doesn't come undone.

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    I store mine in clear shoe boxes sorted by color, not size.

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