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Old 07-25-2015, 04:34 AM
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Originally Posted by crossginny View Post
I have my fabric in lateral file cabinets Each piece is wrapped around one half of a hanging file folder and then hung in the drawer. SOOOOO much easier to open the drawer and see immediately every fabric in that drawer.
I use this method too for anything over a yard.
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Old 07-25-2015, 05:55 AM
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Check out IKEA. I bought two large book cases with doors. Top parts of doors are glass so I can see what I have. Wrapped fabric on comic boards - took time but keeps things organized - they are lined up on shelves. Use bottom shelves for larger pieces and precuts.
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Old 07-25-2015, 07:32 AM
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We got PAX cabinets from IKEA and lined one bedroom wall with them from floor to ceiling. I picked out beadboard look doors and ceramic shell knobs. There are seven cabinets with seven hanging baskets and shelves, too. We are moving my sewing/crafting gear down here (FL) in October. I can't wait to get my space set up for sewing. If you need more info, just let me know!
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Old 07-25-2015, 07:54 AM
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I saw some cabinets, pantry size for about $100.00 at Lowe's. they are probably sold at Home Depot also. I got a cabinet for my kitchen smaller to replace the area of the dishwasher. I wanted the larger one which I'm sure would hold a lot of fabric. it was about 80" tall. I'm sure it would hold 500 yds. of fabric depending on how you fold it.
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Old 07-25-2015, 08:10 AM
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Someone posted a couple of months ago those legal cabinets with the lid that lifts up and slides into the cabinet. She bought them from where she works so I would look for resale office supplies stores.
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Old 07-25-2015, 08:22 AM
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Thanks everyone. The search continues
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Old 07-25-2015, 08:37 AM
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I bought cabinets from Ikea. Love them. Mine have the glass front so I can see what I am after.
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Old 07-25-2015, 10:53 PM
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Some windows have UV protection on them (and it can be added) to minimize damage from direct light. Some lights have UV from them that can also damage fabric.

Now, My Stash is in a room that is rarely used. There's black-out liners on the windows and the lights are kept off.

How much time is the room used with light that your stash is in?

Doors on cabinets also help keep out dust. I like my shelves open so I see at a glance what's in there. There are 6 6'tall bookcases 30" wide filled with fabric. Some I've had for 20+yrs and don't notice any light damage.

Just some rambling thoughts.
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Old 07-26-2015, 05:30 AM
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Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
​If you can afford them, the pantry units of pretend wood with doors from Walmart are nice. I think they are about $100?
I would be careful with "pretend" wood. I know some of that crumbles quite easily. I would trust things from IKEA.
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Old 07-26-2015, 10:52 AM
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I like the Ikea ideas. I can't wait until the Ikea store opens here next year. I am going to go check them out.
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