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Thread: How to fold fabric for storage?

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    How to fold fabric for storage?

    I have started organizing my fabric, bought some comic book boards and plan to put fabric 1 yard and smaller on those. Otherwise I think it would get kind of thick.

    How do you fold fabric above 1 yard , I have read about ruler folded and don't know what that is. If someone could describe how to properly fold the fabric that would help me out a lot. I will take before and after pictures of my 'mess', it is going to take me awhile to organize it all...just hit a month of sales at a shop that went out of business..spent $700, not sure what it would have cost me otherwise...but now should have all bases covered for needed fabric...ya right!
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    ruler folding is IMHO when you fold fabric selvage to selvage ( like off the bolt) grab a ruler (mines 6x24) and wrap the fabric around it - pull out the ruler and fold in half ..

    I ruler fold anything less than 2 yards
    3 yards i keep on the original bolts they came on from the lqs..

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    I ruler fold everything. For fabric greater than 1 yards I fold the fabric lengthwise twice -- selvage to selvage then fold to selvage, then I wrap the fabric around the 6x24 ruler. For 1 yard or less I do the same fold and wrap around a 3x18 or 4x18. For 3 yards or more I usually just fold selvage to selvage and wrap. I then stack the fabric flat on shelves.
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    I ruler fold also.

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    Lightbulb Was tute by Alaskansunshine?

    I tried to find the tute for you - I was not successful... the tute was posted I believe by Alaskansunshine...does this sound right to anyone? She did a lovely tute on her folding method...I use her method and find it works very nice, you can easily see what you have in your stash.

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    My directions-take yardage and hold end (folded selvedge to selvedge just as it comes off the bolt) have yardage hang off table where you are standing...place long 6 or 6.5 ruler across fabric (about 4 inches down...fold that 4" over end of ruler (hold it tight) and flip ruler toward yourself ....now keep flipping ....I roll ALL of my yardage 6 or 7 yds even....when you get done flipping and all yardage is on your ruler....pull ruler out one end and fold fabric in half...you will be addicted!!!

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    Thanks I will have to try that method, I am loving the comic book boards, can finally see all my fat quarters, and small yardage so much better!
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    Quote Originally Posted by judy363905 View Post
    I tried to find the tute for you - I was not successful... the tute was posted I believe by Alaskansunshine...does this sound right to anyone? She did a lovely tute on her folding method...I use her method and find it works very nice, you can easily see what you have in your stash.

    Judy in Phx, AZ
    Here is the link for the tutorial right here on this board for the fabric folding ideas:

    Alaskasunshine's fabric folding( organizing your quilt room)
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    This blog has a rather interesting approach to fabric folding. I had already purchased the comic boards and am well into folding that way. But I might have tried this method if I'd seen it first.
    http://incolororder.blogspot.com/201...g-folding.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by sparkys_mom View Post
    This blog has a rather interesting approach to fabric folding. I had already purchased the comic boards and am well into folding that way. But I might have tried this method if I'd seen it first.
    http://incolororder.blogspot.com/201...g-folding.html
    Ooooh...this way will work for me! Nothing to buy.YAY! Thank you for posting this link. To sew or to fold, that is the question!?

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