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Thread: Has anyone used hanging shoe bags (the square ones) for fabric?

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    Has anyone used hanging shoe bags (the square ones) for fabric?

    Just wondering if anyone out there has used those rather large hanging fabric bags for fabric? These are the ones that have the square openings to slip a pair of shoes in. Have they worked? They appear to hang around the closet pole -- is it velcro that holds it up?
    I have a spot where I can put one, but I don't want to invest the $ if they can't hold the fabric.

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    I have one that I use. It is full of fabric, books and patterns. Works really well. I mounted it on a large wooden clothes hanger and it is hanging from a plant hook in the corner of the room.
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    I use mine for stalizers and the such works good

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    I have one in my sewing room closet and have it filled with fabric. It fastens around the closet pole with velcro. It has held up well and is well worth the money, in my opinion. Bought mine at Walmart at least a year ago.

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    I bought one back when I need extra storage space in the RV I stayed in for two months. Now I have a new use for it. Thanks for the inspiration!!!
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    I have one, too. It has UFOs and PIMM (projects in my mind) that I've collected fabric for.
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    I have a mesh bag with pockets, along the same line as the shoe holder. It has odd and ends sewing stuff, palstic cnavas, rotary cutters, bias tape maker, etc. it has pockets on the sides as well as those on the front. I hang it over my free standing sewing closet door. got it on sale at Wal Mart.

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    I use the clear over the door shoe organizer to hold my connecting thread cones.. and one to hold misc notions that are not needed everyday/ or spares.. .

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    I have one of those for sweaters! and I have a mesh pocket shoe one for over the door..for stabilizers, fusibles, and notions, they can not be beat!

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    I have used the type with the rounded pockets on each side to store my serger thread. It holds a lot of cones and does not take up much room. it hangs by a hook over the closet rod.

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    Thanks. I have the over the door model and it is full of the odds and ends that I frequently use and want easy to get to. I found a spot for one of the hanging ones and think I will get one -- I thought to group UFOs in the little cubbies. My problem with UFOs is that I misplace them in my crowded room.
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    I use my holder to keep my embroidery stabilizers organized. I love it.
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    hanging shoe bags

    yes, not only are the bags great in the craft room but they work great in the pantry for those little items

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    I have the closet rod type and it is great holds fabric very well and it is always easy to find what i want one section is all fat quarters from a LQS that rolls them rather than folds them.

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    I have about 4 of them all with fabric. I put kits together along with the pattern and whatever else that goes with it. They work really good and you can see everything in each bend. My fabric and pattern stash has grown so much that I bout plastic hangers from WalMart and am hanging my fabric on the and putting them on the clothes bar. I love it because you can see the fabric so well and it looks so nice that way.
    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnLady1 View Post
    Just wondering if anyone out there has used those rather large hanging fabric bags for fabric? These are the ones that have the square openings to slip a pair of shoes in. Have they worked? They appear to hang around the closet pole -- is it velcro that holds it up?
    I have a spot where I can put one, but I don't want to invest the $ if they can't hold the fabric.

    Thanks!!
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    I have one that has hooks to hang from the pole and it works. Wanted to add a second, but all the new ones have velcro. I worry that the weight would cause the velcro to open so I'll be interested in what others say.

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    I have four of them I use. They have hooks on the top to hang on the closet rod. They work great

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    I use shoe bags of all kinds. I get mine at the thrift store for a couple of dollars. I have 2 with the pockets hanging over the French doors coming into my sewing room. I have another on the wall just behind the door. I have one with the 3 square sections and round openings going into it, which I believe is meant for toys, but I keep my fleece scraps, my fusable pieces, and heavier fabric scraps in it. I also have the square sweater one that hangs from a rod, but so far haven't found a place to hang it.
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    Are you talking about the shoe racks that hang on the back of a door - or the ones that hang inside your closet on the clothes rod - I love them, but the problem I have is with my house - I have no room in any of my closets to hang one of these bags from the rod- unfortunately my doors open right to the wall, so if I add anything to the back of the door, it will not allow my door to stay open
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    What a great idea...I have two for shoes,but now I am going to buy a couple for my closed in the sewing room. I think that I will also store some of my yarn that is just sitting in plastic grocery bags. Thanks for the tip. I learn something new every day from you ladies.......Bea

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    I bought mine at Target for a dollar a piece. They work well for fatquarters and sets of material. Be care ful though, if you over load them they will start to turn loose where the velcro attaches to the top. Got 4 in my closet.
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    I have four of them hanging in the closets in my sewing room. (we took the folding doors off the closets so they are always open and accessible.) I love the shoe holders. I use them to sort smaller collections of usually FQs. One section holds all my FQs of heart fabrics, one holds my fruit/vegetable FQs, Three sections hold my fairy frost FQs, and so forth. Very handy

    Mine came with a hanger and aren't the velcro type. I got them at JoAnns using my discount coupons. I'm sure they weren't expensive.
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    I have seen them used by Helen Deighton - UK fabric dyer. They looked good but needed some support at the top in the middle

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    I have one that came with my closet organizer. I had redone my sewing closet with plenty of shelves and I use the fabric shoe holder to store my cone threads in by color.
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    I have both kinds and the over the rod one started to rip out on top so sewed it back togather and dont put so much weight on it now.
    The over the door hanger is nice for storing videos and odd ball stuff.
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