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Thread: How do you store your batting by the roll?

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    Super Member leatheflea's Avatar
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    I have 2 rolls, one is poly and the other is cotton. I thought about storing under my long arm frame. Does anyone else have any suggestions on how to do this or another great storage idea. I've already search here and google with little success in the results.

    Thanks for your help!

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    I have 2 rolls of warm & natural right now.
    I kept them in their original shipping boxes and slid them under my sewing table (stacked), which is quite long. ;)
    And they are out of the way. :-D

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    I wish I had a better way to store mine, but right now it sets in my bedroom corner leaning up against the wall. I placed it in a plastic bag so the bottom doesn't get too dusty. I know I should cover it better but right now, that is all I can do with it. Gosh, I think I need to add on another room to the house just for my "stuff"... LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by leatheflea
    I have 2 rolls, one is poly and the other is cotton. I thought about storing under my long arm frame. Does anyone else have any suggestions on how to do this or another great storage idea. I've already search here and google with little success in the results.

    Thanks for your help!
    That's exactly what I do. I leave it in the box, but a slit along the long side of the box to pull it out through, and put it under my quilting frame. Works perfect!

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    i have a closet rod (2" wooden dowel) under my long arm table- the batting bolt hangs on the rod= i can pull the batting up and use it as i need it-
    the extras just stand in the corner- waiting to be hung on the rod.

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    My son made me a nice storage rack for ribbon rolls so I'm going to ask him to make a larger one for rolls of batting or other fabric.

    It is basically a board on each end with holes for dowel rods that go through the center of the ribbon rolls and a base and top board that the ends are nailed/screwed to.

    For the fabric rolls you would probably need a closet rod instead of the dowel rod.

    I'm thinking it is pretty easy to make if you have the right size tool to cut the large round holes. Or you could do notches like they have on cases of the home decor section of a fabric store.

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    I do store mine on the rail under my longarm. I can accomodate two rolls on the rail and they are out of the way. For me, it works.

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    I have mine lying across the top of my computer cabinet.

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    Mine is up hanging from the ceiling. Hung two chains the width of roll, took broom handle and put hook in each end, put handle through tube of batting and hook each end to the chains.

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    I just hid 15 rolls of fullsize batting behind my armoire in my bedroom :-D :-D

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    Quote Originally Posted by ontheriver
    Mine is up hanging from the ceiling. Hung two chains the width of roll, took broom handle and put hook in each end, put handle through tube of batting and hook each end to the chains.
    I used rolls of Hobbs batting and I too hung it from the ceiling using chain attached to a drapery wooden rod. I had it hung at the end of my work table. Worked great since I had to pin baste my quilts on my work table.

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    I have mine in the back room in the box standing up. I am afraid to keep it in the basement. Too expensive to take the chance of it getting smelly in the basement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ontheriver
    Mine is up hanging from the ceiling. Hung two chains the width of roll, took broom handle and put hook in each end, put handle through tube of batting and hook each end to the chains.
    That very close to the way I have mine. I did not use a broom handle I use a piece of PVC.

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    Mine is under my longarm - have a pole that holds the whole roll- very convient.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cinnya
    I just hid 15 rolls of fullsize batting behind my armoire in my bedroom :-D :-D
    Oh that made me chuckle...it'll never be found!

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    Several of you have said it hangs from the ceiling, do you cover it to keep it from getting dusty? I average about 2 yard a week. Sometimes more sometimes less just depends. This week I've gone through 6. I thought if I hung them then I could cover them with a sheet to keep the dust off on the weeks that I dont use as much. Watcha think?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ontheriver
    Mine is up hanging from the ceiling. Hung two chains the width of roll, took broom handle and put hook in each end, put handle through tube of batting and hook each end to the chains.
    I have space for one roll of batting under my long arm machine table and two rolls of additional batting hung from the ceiling above my cutting table. We used closet rod for the hanging rolls.

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    I have 2 boxes of Warm and Natural. I store them in their boxes in the garage. But the garage is right next to my sewing room and easy to access.

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    My roll just sits in the corner of my sewing room collecting dust - unfortunately.

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    I have one roll of W&N (maybe half gone now) and one of W&W, both in their original boxes in a spare bedroom. I would love to be able to hang them on a wall with a place under that to pull them out and cut to length.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoriAmD
    I wish I had a better way to store mine, but right now it sets in my bedroom corner leaning up against the wall. I placed it in a plastic bag so the bottom doesn't get too dusty. I know I should cover it better but right now, that is all I can do with it. Gosh, I think I need to add on another room to the house just for my "stuff"... LOL
    DITTO on adding onto the house!!!!

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    I stuck one end of a roll into a garbage bag and then stored it standing on end in a closet.

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    It sounds like a lot of you are in the same boat as me. Currently one is in the spare bedroom covered in plastic and the other is still in the box sitting under my frame, which is a real pain in the butt when needing to use it.
    Get it out of the box and put it back in...UGG

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparkys_mom
    I stuck one end of a roll into a garbage bag and then stored it standing on end in a closet.
    No closet in my sewing room, boy if I did I could hide all kinds of things!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ckcowl
    i have a closet rod (2" wooden dowel) under my long arm table- the batting bolt hangs on the rod= i can pull the batting up and use it as i need it-
    the extras just stand in the corner- waiting to be hung on the rod.
    That's how I store mine, too, except I don't have a long arm so I put up a dowel across the top of what used to be a closet in my sewing room. I just pull it down and cut off what I need. I left the original clothing rod intact but lowered it a tad, and I have quilt tops on hangers on it.

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