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Thread: How to wrap and store stash.

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    Senior Member nvb50's Avatar
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    How to wrap and store stash.

    What do you use to wrap your material around for storage?

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    Nothing. I just fold the fabrics to fit in a large plastic bin (66 gal?). Since the plastic is colorless, I can see the individual fabrics in the bin without opening it.

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    I bought acid free foam core boards at the Dollar Tree and then cut them into pieces that were 5" x 11". I then folded my fabrics selvage to fold and wrapped them around the boards. I secure them with the large coated paper clips and they stand up on my shelves. I got 9 or 10 boards out of each sheet and I bought 40 sheets; used everyone of 'em too!
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    Alaskasunshine has a tutorial on QB on making mini bolts for fabric folding out of foam core. Some QB members order acid free comic book boards to wrap their fabric on.

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    Don't wrap it on anything. Just fold it neatly and put it on the shelf or in the drawer--where ever it belongs. Don't have enough money or room for extra foldy gadgets.

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    I decided long ago to use my money on more fabric, not cardboard or plastic, so I just fold it and stack it on the shelf. By color, of course. No other system. When I need a color, I just bring the whole stack to the work table, play till I'm done, then refold and put it away. It's not the best system but I do have a big stash and this gives me a chance to find (again) fabrics I'd forgotten.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fleurdelisquilts View Post
    I decided long ago to use my money on more fabric, not cardboard or plastic, so I just fold it and stack it on the shelf. By color, of course. No other system. When I need a color, I just bring the whole stack to the work table, play till I'm done, then refold and put it away. It's not the best system but I do have a big stash and this gives me a chance to find (again) fabrics I'd forgotten.

    Ditto but I do use a 6 1/2 inch ruler to ruler fold it. Neat, clean and less bulky when I fold it. I also do this with unquilted tops

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    I have my longer cuts of fabric wound on foam core and some on coroplast. I absolutely hate stacks of fabric. I hated having to drag out the whole stack to get the fabric I wanted. Now I can pull out any fabric without disturbing another fabric. It's always neat.

    I started off with the boards Clotilde sold but they were expensive. So then I found the lady here on the board that sold basically the same thing and got some from her. Then I found the foam core at Dollar General and now I just cut them myself.

    The fabric on boards doesn't take up any more space than the stacks did. And neither coroplast or foam core add much weight at all.

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    I folded around a ruler, stacked neatly, it is still neat Love seeing every single fabric I own at a glance. I think it was 2008 when I did it.

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    I'm with Hopetoquilt. I wrap around the ruler, slide the ruler out, and stack the fabric on the shelves. I can see right away what I have, and my DH doesn't know just how much fabric I do have on the shelves. LOL
    Love to quilt and play with the great grandkids

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