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Thread: Need extra room for fabrics?

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    Member EverNow's Avatar
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    I read in Family Circle ways to store everything. One good idea for our fabrics was to use empty luggage. Just tape a note atop stating the colors inside. I think this a good idea.

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    Sounds good. I have so much I have no place to keep it all.Think I should stop shopping?

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    Good idea.

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    I wouldn't have enough room to store all the luggage. And then again, if I had that much luggage I'd have no money to buy fabric. Guess I'll have to find another way to stash it.

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    what about the bags you suck the air out with the vaccum has anyone ever tried these and if so how did it work for them??

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    there was another topic yesterday that mentioned that these space bags leaked over time, do not retain seal tightly

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    Quote Originally Posted by newbee3
    what about the bags you suck the air out with the vaccum has anyone ever tried these and if so how did it work for them??
    GREAT idea! I use the bags for blankets in the summertime. 4 out of 5 bags keep their seal.

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    Last weekend I showed my friend how to use the acid free boards from the Comic Book store. She has been folding all week and stacking in tall bookshelves. We bought light grey heavy window vinyl and attached it with Velcro. Keeps out dust and UV rays. Took 6 HUGE plastic bins to fill one bookcase. It is giving her so much more room,it's amazing how much less room fabric takes up when it is folded on these bolts.

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    Great tip! Thank you :D:D:D

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    Wow! One bookcase will hold that much? I think I seriously need to re-think my storage system. Are the comic store boards smaller than the fabric store bolt boards? I'm very interested to learn more, please!

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    I've also found that using various size ziplock bags works great for keeping the small pieces together, whether it is for pieces of a project or for left over scraps. They can then be put in an appropriate size box so they don't slip and slide all over the place.

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    Good Idea but I would have to take everything else that I store in the luggage out to put the fabric in and then I would have to find a place to store what I took out!!!

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    I store out of season clothing in my mom's old 1950's luggage set (2 huge hardside suitcases). Hard to believe people travelled with that much luggage!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by butterflies5518
    there was another topic yesterday that mentioned that these space bags leaked over time, do not retain seal tightly
    But if they sucked out enough air space to be able to get the lid shut and latched..........Must put a warning label on it though: Explosives!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dogpursemaker
    Wow! One bookcase will hold that much? I think I seriously need to re-think my storage system. Are the comic store boards smaller than the fabric store bolt boards? I'm very interested to learn more, please!
    They are just a thick piece of acid free paper/board. They come in various sizes. If you get close to 9", you can count the folds to guestimate 1/4 yards.
    http://www.bcwsupplies.com/products/Comic-Boards/

    piney

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