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    Super Member Dina's Avatar
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    I store my fabric in a bookcase. I am trying to stack it so it "looks better." I have fabric in all sorts of lengths....from one yard to 3 yards.

    Is there some sort of uniform folding technique I could use? I am "organizing," or attempting to, and I would like it to look at least fairly good for awhile.

    Suggestions?

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    I fold mine in half and then wrap it around an 8 1/2" x 24" ruler. It would also work with the 6" x 24" ruler.

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    I'm in the process of reorganizing mine too so I will be interested in what others say.

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    Here's a Youtube video that helped me:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rkTlaMqRlwo

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    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-43871-1.htm
    This is pretty neat looking.

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    I fold my fabric selvage to selvage adjusting it left to right to get the grain as straight as possible, then fold in half again bringing the lengthwise fold down to the selvage, roll the length around an omnigrid ruler, pull the ruler out then stack my fabrics by color on shelves. Folding the fabric this way allows me to roll out a portion of the fabric and rotary cut off the amount I need with as little handling of the fabric as possible.

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    I shove mine into crates and get them out and rummage around and stuff it back and get it out again and.........

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    AnnieH--I just shove mine in plastic tubs too until I'm ready for it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnnieH
    I shove mine into crates and get them out and rummage around and stuff it back and get it out again and.........

    That's my system too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sadiemae
    I fold mine in half and then wrap it around an 8 1/2" x 24" ruler. It would also work with the 6" x 24" ruler.
    This is what I do too, fold the fabric selevedge selevedge and then roll it over my 6.5x24 ruler. This way all fabrics will have the same width, height depends on how much yardage. When I stack them by colors and put them in my clear drawer storage cabinets with the fold showing, they look so neat and it is easy to see without opening the drawer, and I can also estimate how much fabric I have based on the thickness without getting out...love this system.

    Also, I use a smaller ruler to fold my FQs.

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