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Thread: Organizing my fabric

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    Smile Organizing my fabric

    Hi
    I was just chatting with some gals about organizing my fabrics in a neater more user friendly way. I am rolling them on cereal box fronts and backs. I was questioning whether I should cover them in plastic first due to possible acid problems. Well the general consensus was that I should consult google. Then I told them I was lucky enough to receive about 30 pieces of plexi-glass about the same size as the boxes From my sister who bought a shelving unit for Goodwill I think but didn't need the dividers so maybe I should buy the cheapest grade of plexi I could and have them cut it to size at like Home depot or Lowe's. Then someone else said you could get corrugated plastic at a sign company for around $5.00 and it's easy to cut. Anyway I told them I would come here and post a before and after photo. so they could see what I'm talking about. Then I'm going to look at everyone else's ideas and I might just change my mind again. Have a lovely week.
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    great organization

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    Alaskasunshine did a nice tutorial on QB on putting your fabric on foam core boards that you might like. A lot of QB members also order comic book cardboard to make mini bolts as they are acid free. Some also fold their fabric on their plastic 6 X 24 rulers and slide the folded fabric off to stack. Your fabric stack looks very nice!

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    Well, that looks a lot neater! I fold my fabric to the height of the shelf. I do not use anything in the center of the fabric. I have a decent stash accumulated and would not want space used up by something other than fabric.
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    Great job!!! I use comic boards which you can purchase on amazon. They work great.

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    I just ruler fold my fabric and put in drawers on the folded edge, that way I can see at a glance what I'm looking for without risking the stack falling, each drawer is sorted by background color.

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    I went to the local comic store and got the comic boards but you can also go to any fabric store that is getting ready to dispose of the fabric boards and also Walmart. First thing I do is head back to the fabric dept and grab what is there. it's free. If you have any corrugated boxes that you're about to recycle, use them. You can cut them down to size you want. Use a box cutter or an Exacto knife. Have an old photo frame that you can't use the back any more use that. Boxes that hold your reems of paper for your computer. If you're not storing anything in them use those. My DH now cuts up the boxes that anything comes in to his office rather than throw in trash. he knows just about what size I want 8x10. Tell your neighbors you'll take their boxes if they don't want them. Some gift boxes that have out worn their use. If it's firm enough and you can cut to size use it. No one will know how ugly it is until you are almost done with the fabric.

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    I ruler fold mine to avoid the bulk and the expense. One tip: measure the fabric BEFORE folding and immediately write down the amount. I use index cards cut in half. When your fabric is folded, staple the paper or index card onto the front. This way you will never have to guess (or unfold, measure and refold!) when selecting a fabric. BTW, if you wait to write down the amount until after folding you may have to remeasure...ask me how I know!
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    Much neater..looks nice.

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    I bought acid free foam core boards at the Dollar Tree for $1/sheet. I then cut each sheet into pieces 5"-6" wide and 11" long. I got 9 or 10 boards per sheet. I bought 40 sheets and used everyone of them! Just recently I purchased 10 more and now I have almost all my fabrics on boards and stacked nicely on my bookcases I bought at target.
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