Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 1 of 3 1 2 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 23

Thread: Can Someone Explain . . .

  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    South Carolina, just south of Charlotte
    Posts
    372

    Can Someone Explain . . .

    I've seen many times a reference to "ruler folding" when talking about organizing your stash. Also, I've seen references to "comic books" or something like that. I don't know what either of these are. I plan to paint my sewing room within the next month and would like to organize my stash as I put everything back. If one of you helpful ladies would explain one or both of these, I'd appreciate it! Thanks!

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    702
    I use my 6X24 inch ruler and wrap the beginning of the material around it and keep flipping the ruler until all the fabric is wrapped around it. Once this is done I remove the ruler and fold fabric in half long ways. I keep fabric neat and it lets you stack them by color, design, holiday, etc.

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    702
    Sorry I didn't explain the comic book method. This method is more expensive as you have to purchase the boards to wrap your fabric around. I have so much material that I need to save all the space I can so I don't do it this way. I is a neat way to do it but I prefer to spend my money on fabric and not the comic book forms.

  4. #4
    Power Poster
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    MN
    Posts
    15,485
    Know how fabric comes wrapped on those cardboard things in the store?
    The fabric sort of looks like that after it's been wrapped around a ruler.
    The ruler is taken out after the fabric has been wrapped around it.

    It keeps the pieces uniform so they stack better.
    The "comic books" - or whatever they are - act like the cardboard that the fabric is wrapped on in the store.

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    South Carolina, just south of Charlotte
    Posts
    372
    So it really has nothing to do with comic books? Duh . . . And the ruler method would only work for a length of fabric, not fat quarters. I have alot of fat quarters and pieces that are probably less than a half yard. I guess there's no more efficient way than the way they are already folded. I appreciate all the answers -- thank you all!

  6. #6
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Norfolk, VA
    Posts
    3,932
    Blog Entries
    1
    I'm in the middle of moving my sewing room into another room where I now have a bookcase to put my fabric on. I was trying the ruler thing but even though I have tons of them none of them gave me the fold to use the space in "my" shelves effectively. I just tried a few things and then found the perfect way and I was off. Intead of having my fabric stack so high on each shelf and then trying to get it out without messing it up I gave up a little space by adding more shelves to the unit. I already had extra shelves because these are bookcases that if you use them for books they start to sag in the middle. Well when that happened I went to Home Depot with one of the shelves and had them to cut me shelving the same size and just went ahead and switched them all out and put a wooden one on top of the middle shelve that won't come out. After a few years of these shelves not being in the case they have staightened back out. I went back to HD and got some more of those little shelf pegs to hold them in so I have several shelves and it's easier to organize it this way too. I'm still in the middle of moving things around but I love seeing my fabric all neet on the shelf. Maybe you can just find your own method without the ruler unless it works for you.
    Judy

  7. #7
    Super Member Latrinka's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    New Iberia, Louisiana
    Posts
    6,193
    Quote Originally Posted by Pilgrim View Post
    I use my 6X24 inch ruler and wrap the beginning of the material around it and keep flipping the ruler until all the fabric is wrapped around it. Once this is done I remove the ruler and fold fabric in half long ways. I keep fabric neat and it lets you stack them by color, design, holiday, etc.
    This is how I did mine, and I love it!
    If a woman's work is never done....why start?

  8. #8
    Power Poster Sadiemae's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Idaho
    Posts
    11,418
    Blog Entries
    20
    Quote Originally Posted by DJinSC View Post
    I've seen many times a reference to "ruler folding" when talking about organizing your stash. Also, I've seen references to "comic books" or something like that. I don't know what either of these are. I plan to paint my sewing room within the next month and would like to organize my stash as I put everything back. If one of you helpful ladies would explain one or both of these, I'd appreciate it! Thanks!
    Here is the tutorial with pictures. Alaskasunshine's fabric folding( organizing your quilt room)
    Sadiemae

  9. #9
    Super Member lawsonmugs's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    missouri
    Posts
    5,720
    There are cardboard sheets that you can buy that you cut to wrap your fabric around.It works great for FQ's.I cut 1 board into quarters.It cost with shipping about $10 for 100 sheets or boards. These boards are used to put in a baggie with a comic book for collectors.That's what they were originally made for till us quilters got hold of them.lol Happy Mother's day Mary
    Mary

  10. #10
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Beatrice, NE.
    Posts
    70
    I also use the hangers that you get in the stores with clamps or clips on them so that I can hang the fabric in the closet. I wash & iron these so they are ready to go. But I also divide by the type of material & then by color. Smaller pieces are put folded in a wooded shoe organizer. Plus the plastic shoe boxes or sweater boxes for the cut small pieces labeled.

Page 1 of 3 1 2 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.