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Thread: Store Fabric

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    Several months ago I was on a quilt run and overextened myself. Don't we all. I have no idea what I'm going to do with the fabric I bought. There is enough for at least a couple of queen size quilts. Just in case it takes me several more months (years) to do something with it, how do I store. Right now I have it in the same store bags that I bought it from, but thinking this must not be good for the fabric. Any suggestions?

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    Depends on your set up. If you have a closet or book shelf that is always good. Folded or placed on fabric boards depending on size is good. I keep mine in photo storage boxes based on size and type. And store the boxes in a China Hutch in my dining room where I sew. Just remember out of site out of mind.

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    I store fabric in rubbermaid containers. If you store in cardboard, I highly recommend lining it with an old sheet. Sometimes the coloring from the cardboard will leach onto fabric and it does not come out.

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    Here at Ami Simms site she shares how others have stored their stash. WARNING ~ some are overwhelming!
    http://www.amisimms.com/stash.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by IAmCatOwned
    I store fabric in rubbermaid containers. If you store in cardboard, I highly recommend lining it with an old sheet. Sometimes the coloring from the cardboard will leach onto fabric and it does not come out.
    yes it can..... I had soem # 10 white crochet thread that absorbed the cardboard color from the center cardboard form.... OXCYCLEAN to the rescue!!!!

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    I use the plastic rolling cabnets/w/drawers. they are trasparent. I put tape labels on each drawer with the 'color' in that drawer.:)

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    i store mine on an open shelf in a closed closet

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    i store my lg pieces & batting in space bags.works well & really saves space !
    dar

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    I use various methods, but no matter the method, I do try to keep the fabrics out of direct sunlight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grammy Dwynn
    Here at Ami Simms site she shares how others have stored their stash. WARNING ~ some are overwhelming!
    http://www.amisimms.com/stash.html
    Wow, what fun looking at all the pictures. I don't feel so guilty about my stash now, its pretty puny compared to some of these

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    Wow! Some mighty good looking stashes!!

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    I iron my fabric then roll it on to cardboard wrapping paper tubes or PVC piping. The tubes/piping is wrapped in old plain white sheets before rolling the fabric on. After adding the fabric, I bag it in another old plain white sheet.

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    I store 1 yard & less size pieces in the plastic rolling drawer things by color and theme for novelties, repros & large multi-color. Yardage & flannel is folded and stacked on plastic coated wire shelving. This is all in a 14' wide sliding door type closet. Batting & fleece is kept in the bag on shelves at one end of the closet. My crochet stuff & miscellaneous is on shelves built into the other end.

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