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Thread: What do you store your fabric in and would you change it?

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    I use a cupboard with glass doors and store my fabrics by color. This way I can get to the fabric I want. I also have a dresser to keep things like christmas fabric, or fleece, etc. This system is the best one for me.

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    I use a cupboard with glass doors and store my fabrics by color. This way I can get to the fabric I want. I also have a dresser to keep things like christmas fabric, or fleece, etc. This system is the best one for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ladybalcom
    I use a cupboard with glass doors and store my fabrics by color. This way I can get to the fabric I want. I also have a dresser to keep things like christmas fabric, or fleece, etc. This system is the best one for me.
    I am hoping to get a different media stand and move the glass door one upstairs for my fabric. Our grandsons like to open and close the doors and the glass scares me. Our machines don't turn on unless the doors are open, so that is no good either. So I can rationalize the need to move the current media stand upstairs to my sewing room.
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    Some of it is in here. Home Depot sells oak unfinished kitchen cabinets, and my husband just put them on the wall, the whole wall, floor to ceiling
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    Curse you all, I've just spent the last hour moving my CDs out of the CD tower in the living room (which is right by my sewing desk) and putting my fabrics into it, arranged by colour! Probably not the wisest move for someone with severe ME/CFIDS who spent most of today lying in bed looking pathetic. Anyway, the rainbow effect is great, and I have got the whole of one plastic tub (which is under the desk and doubles as a foot-rest) in there. It was of course a tight squeeze, and I am banning myself from buying any more green, but I am rather pleased with the effect. I don't dare delve into the other tub just yet...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lobster
    Curse you all, I've just spent the last hour moving my CDs out of the CD tower in the living room (which is right by my sewing desk) and putting my fabrics into it, arranged by colour! Probably not the wisest move for someone with severe ME/CFIDS who spent most of today lying in bed looking pathetic. Anyway, the rainbow effect is great, and I have got the whole of one plastic tub (which is under the desk and doubles as a foot-rest) in there. It was of course a tight squeeze, and I am banning myself from buying any more green, but I am rather pleased with the effect. I don't dare delve into the other tub just yet...
    There are a lot of other colors, isn't there a crayon box of 64? Just 63 to go!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sueisallaboutquilts
    I really like those flat plastic things to wrap fabric in but I don't feel like buying a million of them!!
    I'll watch this thread b/c I'm forever trying to get organized.
    Nothing seems to work for me :cry:
    You don't have to buy them. I use the trays that my meat comes packaged on from the grocery store. Wash it in hot soapy water and you have a fabric board to wrap your fabric around. Also if you ask at your fabric shop,they will probably give you some.Their fabric comes already wrapped on bolts so they just throw the empty ones away.Anyway that's what I do.

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    dejavu this is the exact cupboard I use which in its past life too was a media center. Works great for my needs.

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    I store my fabric in an old "country" cupboard that my Dad rescued from my grandfather's basement. He had it stripped and refinished, and it appraised for something like $1600.00 (with mostly original hardware). He used it for years in his country kitchen. He handed it down to my sister, who eventually decided it wasn't quite right in her home. Well it suits my old, simple, colonial-style home perfectly! I used it in my country kitchen for quite a few years before we remodeled, and now it's wonderful for fabric.
    When it stood in the kitchen, my DH used to look at it and talk about how poorly it was constructed. Over the years he has warmed up to it, and decided he would like to make another one some day. We're still a little cramped for space, but maybe when my DS moves out, there will be room for another, and I would welcome it!

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