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Thread: How do you store CAKE LAYERS?

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    How do you store CAKE LAYERS?

    I am getting into Fat Quarters...getting them for half price at Joann's sales but I just won a "mystery box" that included a full line of MODA fat quarters and a full line of MODA cake layers.

    I fold the FQ's into the small squares they were bought in and have then standing upright in a plastic container...but what about the cake layers? There isn't much there to fold and able to "see" in a pile...I think there is 40 cake layers in 6 colors and one of each of the prints in the line. I don't know how to store them! Any suggestions?

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    I would store them flat, either in a drawer or in a box of some sort. Maybe an empty (new) pizza box?

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    I have a shelf for all my precuts and I store them laying flat. Same with my charm packs too.
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    I just saw some 12"w x 12"w x 2"h clear plastic boxes designed for scrapbook pages while at Joann's the other day. They had them in the fabric section of the store as well. I thought "layer cake" the second I saw them.

    Congratulations on the spectacular win!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LoisM View Post
    I just saw some 12"w x 12"w x 2"h clear plastic boxes designed for scrapbook pages while at Joann's the other day. They had them in the fabric section of the store as well. I thought "layer cake" the second I saw them.

    Congratulations on the spectacular win!
    Yep, the scrapbook storage containers are $3.99 on Saturday from 7 AM to noon at JoAnns, or they are $2.99 at Michaels on Saturday from 8 AM to 10 PM.
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    I agree with LoisM & kathdavis, I use the scrapbook paper boxes I get on sale at Joann's. Works great. If you can't find a good way to store at your house, I would be glad to let them come live at mine. Ha Ha. I love the precuts!!! Great win (mystery box). Congratulations.
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    Thanks everyone. First thing I have ever won in my life!!

    But That is how I have them now..in a box flat. But how do you go through them to choose? I mean with fat q's nad even yardage, it is folded a certain way, and put on the shelf..and you just peruse down and across to see the about 1/2 inch showing to choose a fabric/color or pattern then just grab it. If the cake layers are all just stacked on top of each other...you have to flip through each and every one to find what you want and probably multiple times. I guess...put them in order of color but still...am I trying to be to organized?

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    Fold them in half, then you can at least see what color the piece is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bearisgray View Post
    Fold them in half, then you can at least see what color the piece is.
    Yeah, I guess I could just fold them like a FQ...just smaller they'd be and put them int he front of the box before the FQ's. Thanks everyone!

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    Lucky you! I store mine flat in the cabinet. It saves having to press them before use.

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    I use scrap booking boxes for lots of sewing projects and fabrics. They stack easily, keep the dust out and you can see what is in them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kathdavis View Post
    Yep, the scrapbook storage containers are $3.99 on Saturday from 7 AM to noon at JoAnns, or they are $2.99 at Michaels on Saturday from 8 AM. to 10 PM.
    I bought those last week at $5.99 w/20%off military discount...specifically for my layer cakes. Only wish I bought a few more as they work great as project (WIP) boxes...holds a 12" block nicely.

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    I don't know about your family but with our family there isn't any cake layers left to store! We ate it all. LOL

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    Ditto! I use the scrapbooking storage containers. Got mine half price at Micheals.
    P.S. they are acid free!
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    I'm new here so maybe it takes up too much room, but I've been using the clear rectangular boxes from the bakery dept. in the supermarket. I mark what they are in terms of size but the colors , - each color loosely folded - speak for them selves.

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