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Idea for Fabric Storage - and It's Free!

Old 03-30-2019, 11:27 AM
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I agree with Friday 1961......Since I sent twins to college several years ago...I have several (lots) of these bags. I store a specific pattern and all of the fabric for that pattern in each bag. That way I am not tempted to "just cut a bit from this piece of fabric" when the need arrives. Hate to admit how many projects that I have stashed away like this. I do try to get to making them...I need to live to be 104 years old to use up what in these bags.
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Old 03-30-2019, 01:11 PM
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I store my fabric in empty clear plastic rectangular containers that I get at the grocery store when I'm purchasing loose leaf lettuce. We eat the lettuce, I wash the container (with lid), dry them and put my fabric in. I like these containers because I can stack them and see through them. It works for me. I hope it's OK to keep my fabric in these plastic containers... and they are Free after we eat the lettuce!

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Old 03-31-2019, 05:09 AM
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I have saved those for years and I love them. I have and use all sizes from bedspreads, sheets and pillow cases. I “kit” fabric for quilts I want to make and don’t want to forget. Those senior moments seem to come pretty often and while I remember I want to make the quilt, I forgot where the pattern was.(in a book or a magazine? Yikes!). No I have my kits and pattern all st and ready. I do love those Zipper bags.
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Old 03-31-2019, 09:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Jane3 View Post
I store my fabric in empty clear plastic rectangular containers that I get at the grocery store when I'm purchasing loose leaf lettuce. We eat the lettuce, I wash the container (with lid), dry them and put my fabric in. I like these containers because I can stack them and see through them. It works for me. I hope it's OK to keep my fabric in these plastic containers... and they are Free after we eat the lettuce!
Oh, I save those, too! I use them for cut pieces and some for thread -- one color to a box. I have a thread box that I thought I'd love but don't due to the spool spaces, so I've devised another way to store thread that I have many spools of in the same color.

It's possible that I save too many "free" containers, lol!
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Old 03-31-2019, 12:00 PM
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I really like using them for UFOs, WIPs or for a "fabic collection" that I have chosen for a specific project - keeps everything together so pieces don't get lost and so I don't forget and use a pre-chosen fabric for another project. Love using these because they are clear so everything inside is visible and stays in one place! They are sturdy and transportable!
LOL!! If you don't use yours, pass them on to another quilter -
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Old 03-31-2019, 12:10 PM
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I saved a couple and used them to store larger batting scraps. I measured the batting pieces first and added a note to my phone with the measurements so I can refer to it to see what size pieces I have on hand.
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Old 03-31-2019, 05:33 PM
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Yep, I have all my friends save their bags for me. I also use blanket bags for larger projects.
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Old 04-01-2019, 05:05 AM
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I never thought to save the rectangular plastic containers. OMG, I've thrown so many of them away. Thank you so much for that idea. I'll be sure to save them from now on. Love this board, I've learned so much from all of you quilters who are so willing to share your ideas with the rest of us.
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Old 04-01-2019, 06:36 AM
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I have part of my yarn stash in a king sized comforter bag, and more of part of it in two king sized pillow bags. I still need more bags for the rest of my yarn and fabric.
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Old 04-02-2019, 03:33 AM
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Smile Those bags are great

Originally Posted by BoltandBobbin View Post
I have part of my yarn stash in a king sized comforter bag, and more of part of it in two king sized pillow bags. I still need more bags for the rest of my yarn and fabric.
I use them to store and organize my circular knitting needles. I put individual sizes into small zipper type bags, label the bag with the size in marker, and then put those into the larger zipper bags. I finally know where they all are. I put those bags into a tote bag and can find the size needle I want when I begin a new project. I also keep my handwork in them, like hexies, thread and scissors to work on while I am waiting for appointments. And I like the Free aspect of them too.
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