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Thread: Organizing my fabric

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    I have tried all sorts of ways over the years. My stash is too large to use any boards or such in it. I ruler fold it and then stack in cubies, shelves, and bin drawers. I can see what I have and all space is used.

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    Great job.....

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    great idea

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    I like being able to see what I have - just don't have the room to do it so mine is folded and in drawers. We just have to to what works for us!

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    I am a minimalist and would prefer to spend $ on fabric. My stash size varies a lot from nothing to maybe 20 yards. I just ruler fold mine. Easy, nice looking, fast, and no worries about too many or not enough comic book boards.

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    Please check some of the other threads on the subject of using cardboard,cereal boxes, etc to store fabric on or in. I believe you'll find alot of people have discouraged their use because of the strong possibility of the acid in the paper. They use corrigated plastic (available at sign shops or the comic book acid-free boards). When I started to do my fabric on the corrigated plastic, I just bought as I could afford. So it's an ongoing project but well worth it to know that my fabric will not discolor.Until then my fabric is folded using a 6"x24" ruler.
    Something else you might want to keep in mind is trying to avoid storing your fabric where direct sunlight might hit it so as to avoid sunlight fading. I've had both these problems in the past-fading from sunlight & acidic cardboard which was the bolts the fabric came on that I didn't remove right away.

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    Yeh! A creative use of trash.

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    Comic Boards, Comic Boards, Comic Boards! Large quantity packages (of 100?) at comic book store about $10.

    There are a number of threads on the QB that have pictures and Tuts on setting it up. Here's one I started
    SURVEY for COMIC BOARD users
    (see the shelving units?)

    I LOVE looking directly at all my fabric when I'm trying to use up my stash. When I first set everything up, I was not able to get all the fabric into 2 large shelving units and had a stack on the side. NOW that stack is included in the shelving units and there's wiggle room. That means I'm using my stash and IF I wanted to buy more fabric, I could without guilt because I have been using what I had and now I have room! Hahaha!

    You'll love being organized.

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    Unhappy Organizing fabric part two

    Thanks for all the comments guys!! Just thought I'd post a couple more pictures of how I"ll be putting my crates. and I think I will take the ones that have cereal boxes and wrap them in plastic wrap but first check out these things I told you about that my sister gave me. In the picture they look incredibly dirty but they aren't. I couldn't figure out a good way to photograph them. And I either see Comic book boards in my future or corrugated plastic. But these are great to get me started. I will be moving in June. My husband is a Methodist Minister and we are getting moved this year. I will get to see our new house on Monday. Won't know what I'll have room for until after I see it. I might even have to downsize. :~{ Boo Hoo . I'll let you know next week.

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    i to use the cardboard bolts from the fabric stores. i cut them to sizes that let me know at a glance how much fabric is on each bolt. 11 1/2 x 7 is 2 yds or more, 3 1/2 x 8 is up to 2yds and 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 are my fqs. if i have 4 or more yds i put it on the whole bolt from the fabric store. i enjoy the way it looks.

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