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Thread: How do you store your stash?

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    Member elkridgequilter's Avatar
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    I found out that you CAN have too much fabric in your stash! I store my stash in sweater organizers that hang from the bar in my closet. The bar is part of a wire shelf. We returned from vacation to find that the entire shelf had ripped out of the wall! Fortunately the shelf above had mostly empty boxes on it! The only machine that fell was my embellisher and it seems okay. (Maybe it was the tiny Maryland earthquake that happened while we were gone and not just the weight of my stash). Anyway, I need to redo my closet and am looking for suggestions.

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    I have some built in cabinets in my family(quilt) room. The over flow is in clear rubbermaid tubs in the garage, about 12 of them. These are the large 60 quart size. I like being able to see through them to get an idea of which tub the fabric I might be looking for is in. However, they are heavy and with my bad shoulders, I am not supposed to lift them (but I do sometimes) I usually have to get my DH or one of my kids or their intended or spouses to move them for me so I can get into them

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    I have no system. It's in 2 chest of drawers, tubs, rolling carts and a boat load at my Sister's house. (She quilts too) I have to dig for whatever I might be looking for or I just go to the fabric store (Sister's house) and get what I need. I seem to buy more then I use. I need professional help!

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    Quote Originally Posted by elkridgequilter
    I found out that you CAN have too much fabric in your stash! I store my stash in sweater organizers that hang from the bar in my closet. The bar is part of a wire shelf. We returned from vacation to find that the entire shelf had ripped out of the wall! Fortunately the shelf above had mostly empty boxes on it! The only machine that fell was my embellisher and it seems okay. (Maybe it was the tiny Maryland earthquake that happened while we were gone and not just the weight of my stash). Anyway, I need to redo my closet and am looking for suggestions.
    I don't have too much stash yet, somewhat new to quilting. Sounds as though you just may! Maybe you can have your husband install shelves to the closet from top to bottom for storing your fabric.
    And the earthquake was something eh! I did not awaken from it and live within it reaches! It was kinda shocking to hear we had one that size.
    Good luck with the stash.

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    This isn't funny but my sister had some kind of thing to hold her shoes. Same thing happened to her. We laughed b/c she's a shoe addict!!! Always teasing her and then that happened!! :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dingle
    I have no system. It's in 2 chest of drawers, tubs, rolling carts and a boat load at my Sister's house. (She quilts too) I have to dig for whatever I might be looking for or I just go to the fabric store (Sister's house) and get what I need. I seem to buy more then I use. I need professional help!
    I bet you're the only person on the whole board who has more fabric than she uses ......... wink, wink :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by elkridgequilter
    I found out that you CAN have too much fabric in your stash! I store my stash in sweater organizers that hang from the bar in my closet. The bar is part of a wire shelf. We returned from vacation to find that the entire shelf had ripped out of the wall! Fortunately the shelf above had mostly empty boxes on it! The only machine that fell was my embellisher and it seems okay. (Maybe it was the tiny Maryland earthquake that happened while we were gone and not just the weight of my stash). Anyway, I need to redo my closet and am looking for suggestions.
    My son re-vamped my walk-in closet to hold all of my fabrics, etc. Here are some photos. Notice the small space where my clothes hang. I know what's more important -- fabric!

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    What you can't see in this photo is what's above on the left -- rows and rows of plastic boxes that each contain cut pieces for various projects or patterns. And what's really bad is that even though I have all that -- I still shop to buy the newest fabrics on the market!

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    I am putting all of my fabrics longer than two yards on to coroplast boards and putting them in bookcases.

    I got the coroplast boards on ebay. I think the seller is a board member.

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    I have two sets of plastic drawers on wheels, about ten plastic shoe boxes and a number of very large plastic totes. I need to get a couple more of those. :oops: :oops: :oops: I swear that stash is growing on it's own.

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