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Old 01-21-2011, 07:39 AM
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oh I am excited. i have been looking around to find a way to store my fabric stash that I have been collecting and while at walmart I found a couple of different boxes that work wonderful. They had this box that was for storing CD's and DVD's and it fits dozens of FQ's and they have a larger box that fits yardage really really well. I am not sure how much is in there but it works wonderfully for now. I don't have a large stash or any place to really keep it except stashed in a hall closet and a china hutch. I will take pics in a little bit to show you guys. They also had these clear plastic boxes that I have larger scraps in. They have snap close lids that wont pop off if you stuff them too full. Think that there is probably a good 5 or so yards at least in them. I can't wait till I can get some more so that I can really get my fabric in order. I spent all morning to day and three hours yesterday refolding all my fabric. to fit in the boxes.

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48 FQ's
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platic box has 38 fq's and around 6 yardish of fabric folded up in it
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these have around 10 yards I think in them I haven't measured to be for sure.
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Old 01-21-2011, 07:44 AM
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I really like the CD box idea, I might have to use that one :-)
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Old 01-21-2011, 07:45 AM
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Nice job organizing!

I'm one of those who wants to see what I have, without having to open the box, so I'm trying to figure out which of the clear plastic ones will work best for me.

I have my upholstry remnants in one of the big totes that WM has on the after Christmas clearance. Just wish that one had a clear lid.
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I like the box idea. I store my fabric in a lateral file cabinet. That way I can lift the door and slide the whole drawer out. I have the fat quarters store in boxes I found on sale at Joann's one day. I like the ideas you came up with.
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Old 01-21-2011, 08:05 AM
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Be careful if the boxes are cardboard. Cardboard contains acid that can eventually discolor and eat through fabric. Also, dyes in the cardboard can "dry crock" onto fabric that rubs against it. Coating the inside of the box with a clear polymer or lining it with muslin would solve the acid problem. Shorter term storage wouldn't be a problem, but storing fabric for years in a cardboard box could be.
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these boxes have some sort of papery waxey substance on them. not sure what it is but it seems like it would be okay for a couple of months at a time. but thanks for the idea of the muslin.
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Looks like a great idea. I have mine in plastic tote but the big problem is I can't see what is in the totes.
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