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    Great idea, also you could use all these really cute magnets to hold the sheet in place on the front! I love to see fabric so well organized! Nice job!

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    love...Love...L*O*V*E
    this idea !!

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    OMgosh. Mu hubby has 4-5 of these out in the old barn just rusting. He's gonna be so busy tomorrow cleaning and painting them. Now I just have to find an empty wall while I clean. Great idea. And the Thrift store sells these fror 5 - $10.00. Awhhhhhh shucks,,,,, did you have to tell me this???? ROFL

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    Wow, that is a really clever idea!

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    Great Idea, I have two four drawer file cabinets in storage that have not been used in ages, now I know what to do with them :D

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    I am so glad so many of you think it's a great idea too! When my sister came up with it, I told her I thought lots of other people would like this idea and we should share it! She agreed!

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    That is a really neat idea!

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    Love this idea

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    I sell the hard fabric storage boards on this site:
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-99292-1.htm

    But, I also use lateral file cabinets as additional storage like you're doing. Isn't it great. To protect your fabric, I recommend you Google "comic boards" and purchase the acid free type. They're very reasonably priced and work great to cover your hanging folders. These comic boards are really too flimsy to work standing up and wrapping fabric around, but they work great protect fabric the way you will be using them. You'll have to tape two together and hang them over the metal bars. Just put the tape side towards the metal bar and you're good to go. Love the way you fashioned the drawer fronts too.

    You and your sister are very creative - can't wait to see what you come up with next. Nicely done!

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    Great idea. Thank you for sharing.

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    Very nice.

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    Your so very clever, now I am looking for file cabinets.

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    I just love this idea! Do you mind if I share on Facebook?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LadyfingersGail
    I just love this idea! Do you mind if I share on Facebook?
    Not at all! I think it's an idea that needs to be shared!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Izaquilter
    nice idea but what do you do with the 5 yds & above? Are the pictures on the front of the filing cabinet pictures of the fabric in the drawer? Cool idea
    My larger fabrics are on bolts. My fabric store saves them for me. They are much easier to organize and see what I have. Also it seems like I can get more fabric on a shelf using bolts than just folding and stacking them...

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    Great idea! Thanks for sharing!

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    Very clever! Thanks for sharing.

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    I have file cabinets under my cutting tables to store my smaller fabrics in. Have done that for several years. I just ruler folded mine and lined them up in the drawers. Here are some old pics I found to show what I have done.

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    Great idea. I love thinking "outside the box".

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    never thought of that, but used the same concept for my magazines---just open them at the center and and hang them over the file folder---can see the front cover and can browse through much quicker. Plus they are put away and kept dust free.

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    Neat Idea! Thanks

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    OK, I have to ask. How did you fold the fabric to go in the folders?

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    Quilters are great at repurposing/recycling items.

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    Did you decoupage the pictures to the front of the file cabinet? I think this idea is brilliant. So creative. thank your sister.

    And I have a file cabinet I can use and the file folders. Did you prime the cabinet before painting? brush, roller, or spray?

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    Fantastic idea - I need to borrow your sister for about a week and you to - nice work

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