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Thread: Fat Quarter Storage-how do you do it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by peacefulquilting View Post
    This is an example of what I use to store fat quarters. You can get them at Lowe's Home Improvement stores for about $30. They're pretty heavy, so get someone to help you if you have problems carrying heavy items. Good luck with your space!

    I have these in my sewing room, 4 of them. Like she says works great for fq's and I also store my jelly rolls, charm packs, turnovers, any pre-cuts...Love mine, And if you need some, you can buy individual little canvas drawers that will also slide right in to the compartments..... great idea....

    Love the Wire basket as well.....that would work for kits.....

    My sister uses plastic shoe box totes and has them on shelves in a closet....you can see all of them lined up nicely....

    Isnt it fun organizing?
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    Shoe cubbies work wonderfully for fat quarters -- also the skinny Billy cabinet from Ikea would do a great job. I've cut up quite a few of my FQ's into precuts, and find that I'm making a lot more scrappy quilts now because of that...a win-win situation.

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    I love the shoe pigeon hole storage for fat quarters. I think Wal-Mart might be a little cheaper.

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    I think there are some good ideas here.

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    My FQ's are kept in bins and tins (to protect from light and dust) on open shelving.
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    I've been having fun rolling my FQ and then tying with about 8" strip of scrap. I then prop them up in a cute container on top of a short bookcase (used for fabric). I keep it away from the window but in plain view as I find it very cheery.

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    I bought some cutesy hatbox looking things at Joanns/Michaels, can't remember offhand, and I'm using those. Keeps any dust off and I can shove them under the table if they start getting in the way. I'm debating a cart that I can slide under the table though.

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    I use shoe box plastic containers separating them by colors and keep them under my cutting table as I added a shelf for that purpose.
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    I picked up one of those wire shelves that is made to hold spices or something inside of your cupboards. I couldn't get my folded material to go in because I have it on Easy Cores, so I just mounted them on the inside of my stash linen type closet backwards. They worked perfectly. I stacked two, but the door would probably hole 4 racks.

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    Dollartree is my go to store for storage. My fats are in baskets by color then on a cheap bookcase.
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    I'm using a shoe organizer. I cleaned up a shoe organizer from our mud room and it fit in my fabric bookshelf perfectly (after removing one shelf). My vintage sheet collection is on the shelf above.
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    One hole can hold six jelly rolls! Best of all I can see my stash.
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    Quote Originally Posted by peacefulquilting View Post
    This is an example of what I use to store fat quarters. You can get them at Lowe's Home Improvement stores for about $30. They're pretty heavy, so get someone to help you if you have problems carrying heavy items. Good luck with your space!
    I have one of these as well that I got at Lowe's. Mine is white and has 25 cubbies instead of just 15. I just bought it a couple of months ago, and it was $34.99. Hope this helps! :c)

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