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    I recently reorganized all my fabric in my newly redone sewing room by folding the fabrics around boards and folding like the ladies described here. (Some around boards, some are just folded.) I am so happy I did - I bought a lovely cutting table with drawers and had hoped to use it to store fabric as well as cut it, but and found that I couldn't see my fabric when it was all stacked up. By folding I got twice as much in a drawer - and I can see everything! It's amazing the amount of fat quarters (280) and yardage I have in that table! I have other fabric drawers also, but most of the cottons live here. Thank you all for your ideas!

    The left side - the top drawer holds rulers, the bottom is empty, waiting for fabric!
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    Right side - rotary cutters and tools, fat quarters and warm and natural.
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    where the flannels, bolts, scraps and specials live
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    this is a good way to fold

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    brosier, I love your sewing area and stash. I particulary like the way you have your threads right where you can see them. I have thread in 5 or 6 places have to hunt for what I need. Good work!

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    brosier, I love your sewing area and stash. I particularly like the way you have your threads right where you can see them. I have thread in 5 or 6 places have to hunt for what I need. Good work!

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    I use the fabric coroplast boards, almost done putting my stash on them. Love the organization and I can find whatever I'm looking for in a little time.

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    Thank you for all of the helpful tips. :-D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pollyv9
    brosier, I love your sewing area and stash. I particularly like the way you have your threads right where you can see them. I have thread in 5 or 6 places have to hunt for what I need. Good work!
    I also like the way brosier has done her thread. I have mine in the ArtBin thread organizer boxes but am not too happy with it - can't see the colors well enough looking down into the box. But I'm not sure I will have enough of a wall to dedicate to the spool holders.

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    I fold mine selvage to fold, then in half again, fold to fold. This makes it a standard width. I then fold it lengthwise so that it fits in my shelf. The front of the fabric, facing out, is folded neatly and the same width. The length may vary because of the fabric lengths, but they are usually close (and it's at the back so who cares?).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sadiemae
    I fold mine in half and then wrap it around an 8 1/2" x 24" ruler. It would also work with the 6" x 24" ruler.
    Ditto I like how it looks this way.

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    That is essentially what I do, but I just fold until I have a nice smaller size piece of fabric. I can unroll what I want to cut off and refold for the next time.

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    I don't have it all folded uniformly, but do think it is important to occ refold it.

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    That was the best tute to really get organized. This is one of my to do projects. :thumbup:

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    I store mine also in a bookcase and just reorganized all of my fabric. I cut out cardboard and also used cereal box fronts and backs, folded the fabric to the length of the boards then wrapped the fabric and stored them upright likes books on the shelf. Worked great, cardboard is cheap - had friends saving cereal boxes for me, and was able to even color code all of my fabrics. Love the way it looks.

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    The problem with cardboard is that it is a wood product, and wood products that are not specifically treated to be acid-free (archival quality) contain acid that can gradually degrade fabric that is in contact with it. This is why so many antique quilts that were stored in cedar chests have brown lines along the folds where the fabric was in contact with the wood.

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