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Thread: Storing fabric

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    Storing fabric

    I looked through the search and maybe gave up to soon before i found my answer but i was wondering what is the best way to store fabric? A plastic container, card board box ? I don't have a lot as of yet but i'm sure my stash will grow.

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    Before I was able to store my fabrics on shelving, I used clear plastic totes to store mine. Of course, I was in it constantly so the tops of the containers were opened frequently!
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    I use plastic and never ran into problems until now. Purchased clear plastic tub, topped of with lid. Opened a month later and a weird plastic smell! Had to was everything again! Never had trouble before, back to the store and stuck my head in the same tub.Wow! Did not notice the oder before. I know I looked weird. But lesson learned. Has to pass thebreath it all in test next time!
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    I store my fabric in a lot of places, too little storage, or too much fabric??? : ). My dh put shelves in my little sewing room closet. there I store large quantity fabric wrapped around the store cardboard things that came from Joann's, (standing like they do in JoAnn's). in front of them, I have the small yardage folded somewhat by color.On the bottom, I have a plastic bin of civil war scraps. I store fabric in clear plastic bins in other closets in the guest room. Then there is more fabric in hope chests in the attic walk in. My advice to you is where ever you store fabric, keep it out of any day light. The day light will fade fabric along the fold - happened to me years ago. My stash is just too large. My goal is now just to buy what I will use for a project. I steer clear of fabric stores, unless I am looking for something specific. Sometimes I can, other times I fall right off the wagon!!
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    my fabric is folded around my 6x24 ruler [then remove the ruler] and stacked by color on [plastic?] garage storage shelves. you might want to check out the QB's organization forum here http://www.quiltingboard.com/mission-organization-f23/
    Nancy in western NY

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    Since my sewing room is in the basement and Long Island has lots of humidity I store my fabrics in plastic shoe boxes. I am thinking of getting a dehumidifier later but for now plastic it is!

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    I store my fabric in plastic storage boxes I got at Office Depot. I haven't had a problem with weird smells yet. The lids don't fit real tight - maybe that's why. I like that I can see what's in the box without having to open it.

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    I fold my fabric with a 6x24 ruler and stacked by color on shelves in my sewing room.
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    I have my fabric on mini bolts and they are in a 3 drawer plastic unit from Walmart. Alaskasuhshine did a tutorial on putting fabric on mini bolts here on QB.

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    I have a lot of fabric and plastic tubs would take up way too much room so I use the ruler to fold my fabric and then put on shelves in my utility room. I have done this for several years now and have had no problem with moisture. If it is dusty I just throw it in the dryer for a few minutes. Here is a photo of part of my stash.
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