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Thread: Organizing quilt fabrics

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    You, my dear quilting friend, are a genius! I love how you decorated the front of the drawers. I have a large double wide cabinet with the top drawer designated for patterns and 3 drawers filled with misc. I think I am about to throw out the junk and move it to the sewing room. Thanks so much for the idea.

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    Wonderful idea!

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    that's a really great idea!!!!

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    What a great idea. I had to downsize and I think I'll be on the hunt for a file cabinet. Thanks for the info.

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    Great idea!

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    You can attach comic book boards to the file folders for acid free protection?.

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    So clever .... and creative as to the drawer fronts

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    Thanks for the idea. I saw a large filing cabinet a few weeks back at Habitat for Humanity and didn't get it because I couldn't come up with a good excuse (that my DH would agree) to get it. I'm going back and hope I'm not too late.....Bye

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    Great idea, thanks for sharing

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    Wow I love your idea

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    Sending hubby to the big barn to get those filing cabinets this morning. And I am making room for them in my room. I am goign to put acid free paper in the files too. But my fabrics usually get used fast. So happy you posted this.

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    I have an old file cabinet. I am going to go dig it out. Thank you for the suggestion.

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    What a great idea! Thanks for sharing :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by grann of 6
    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.
    Wonderful! thanks for sharing! :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by carolaug
    Love this idea!! I have a file cabinet in my basement that is not being used. Its ugly pick...time to paint and load it with fabric! Thanks for the idea
    If you paint your metal file cabinet - use Rustoleum (sp) it comes in lots of colors - it paints and primes at the same time. Prevents rust - covers beautifully

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    I use filing cabinets, but I have wound the fabric on boards gotten free from JoAnns. They fit perfectly in a legal size filing cabinet. However, I like the idea of using the pendaflex folders and I have a ton of those. Hello re-reorganization. Thanks for sharing.

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    Great Idea !!!!!

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    Im jealous, that is very pretty!

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    what a good idea!!

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    That is a wonderful idea. One of my quilting sisters that has been wanting to clean her quilt room has some file cabinets. I have offered my services to help but, it's been 2 years since I offered and she keeps putting it off. I sent her the photos in hopes of a little push!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JUNEC
    Quote Originally Posted by carolaug
    Love this idea!! I have a file cabinet in my basement that is not being used. Its ugly pick...time to paint and load it with fabric! Thanks for the idea
    If you paint your metal file cabinet - use Rustoleum (sp) it comes in lots of colors - it paints and primes at the same time. Prevents rust - covers beautifully
    I did use Rustoleum, but I also bought Rustoleum primer because my cabinet had quite a bit of rust! I even had to sand it down...

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    Wow that's a great idea!!

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    OMG!!!! She should patent that idea because that is the neatest thing I have ever seen!!! I am adding 1600sqft to my studio and I am going to get my quilting area back! But I have all of this material in bins and bags (chest of drawers) you name it and there is no rhyme or reason for the filing system I used. I am looking for the ideal way of organizing the fabric and this is right up there with the best!!!!!

    Billy

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    You are so smart.......that is just so clever and I have never seen it anywhere before........

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lostn51
    OMG!!!! She should patent that idea because that is the neatest thing I have ever seen!!! I am adding 1600sqft to my studio and I am going to get my quilting area back! But I have all of this material in bins and bags (chest of drawers) you name it and there is no rhyme or reason for the filing system I used. I am looking for the ideal way of organizing the fabric and this is right up there with the best!!!!!

    Billy
    Goodie, Goodie! I feel like I've gained back my storage closet!

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