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    Helping my friend organize her stash

    Here's a pic of the creams I have now folded for display. I put selvages together, fold again, then use a 6" ruler to fold the fabric around....no boards. really works great for display and easy to do. Enjoy!
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    WOW! Can you come to my shop? I could REALLY use the help
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    Looks very nice. How is it for pulling fabrics out and putting back in place? I assume you ironed the fabrics before folding them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SewExtremeSeams View Post
    Looks very nice. How is it for pulling fabrics out and putting back in place? I assume you ironed the fabrics before folding them.
    I did press the fabrics that needed it but not all of them. They are much easier to see and take out as needed. I also stack them horizontally just as easily.
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    I love the shelf you are using. Was it made especially for your fabric or is it deeper than it looks? I really need to organize again, I tried the comic boards but they don't work with larger pieces of fabric or thick fabric like denim. I will try the ruler, thanks.

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    Looks great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ragquilter View Post
    I love the shelf you are using. Was it made especially for your fabric or is it deeper than it looks? I really need to organize again, I tried the comic boards but they don't work with larger pieces of fabric or thick fabric like denim. I will try the ruler, thanks.
    It's just a normal book case - not made special but does fit the fabric nicely. Hope this works for you!
    Linda

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    I envy your stash of creams. Love creams. To me they help to soothe a quilt.
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    Nice work organizing
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    What a great friend!!! She is truly Blessed!!!
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    Wow! Wish I had a friend who loved me enough to come help me do this. My quilting/sewing friends just laugh (somewhat hysterically) if I mention organizing my stash. Wonder what that means? Too much stash maybe???

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    Looks really neat and orderly. You may have enough creams.....or not! :-)

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    U-line makes a strong foam board (8 1/2 by 11) that works great for larger lengths of fabric. They are sturdy and can be mixed in with the comic boards to give your smaller boards more support. I love my stash now. I can see what I have and use from it. Unfortunately it does not keep me from buying new stuff! LOL

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    I use cake boards from the cake decorating aisle and cut them in fourths. Then i use large plastic covered paper clips to secure the fabric. Works really well. You can also use the cardboard from the fabric department bolts. They are usually happy to get rid of them.
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    great sorting and folding.makes a nice view to ponder quilts.
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    ​WOW, I love the wh-on-wh and tone-on-tone fabrics. I thought I had too many so made 3 rail fence quilts with them, then did 3 reds-whites-blues rail fence quilts and I STILL have soo many wh-on-whs. They are restful to me to see them.
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    Look great--I just looked at my stash and mine is totally disorganized. I wish I has someone to spend time with me helping me get everything in order like you
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