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Thread: Layer Cake Storage

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    Layer Cake Storage

    Do you have layer cakes? How do you store them?

    Right now, my layer cakes are stored upright in plastic boxes that would hold file folders. Coordinating fabric (yardage) is stored together with the layer cakes. The extra yardage is not in the stash stack.

    But I don't see them like the stash on shelves so don't think of using them for my projects.

    Do you have other good ideas for storing them?

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    I use ArtBin clear 12 boxes for just about every stored project or fabric that needs to lie flat.

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    I have never found it to be an issue since the way my studio is designed allows for me to use narrow pull out drawers in a cabinet to store layer c.akes and other charms and jelly rolls I would thin that the kind of totes made for under the bed would be just right
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    I also use the Artbin 12" boxes....stack them on top of a chest of drawers I use for fabric storage or on the shelf in the closet. I don't purchase a lot of layer cakes though.
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    I use a file cabinet, works great to see what I have.
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    OMG I thought you were talking about a real cooked cake. I must be hungry. lol
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    I use a Longaberger basket. Fits perfect.
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    I keep my layer cakes flat on a shelf with Cake mixes under them. They are easy to grab and use when going to Bee. I also have precut neutrals with the layer cakes so I can easily use them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ccthomas View Post
    I use a Longaberger basket. Fits perfect.
    I do too! Cake basket for layer cakes. It's sew cute!
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    I use Isis Scrap Book cases, which i guess are much like the Art Bin ones referenced above for all my projects. I have one for each project. There is enough room for a layer cake, coordinating yardage, other precuts, thread and the pattern. I can lay a 12.5 inch block flat in the bottom. If a project has any specialty ruler, notions, etc, they go into the bin too. It is easy to take to sew in days.

    I have a simple wooden shelf that I bought at Ikea and painted, that holds the bins per shelf, and I have them adjusted to allow me to stack them 5 high per shelf. Don't do the math, you will be able to calculate how many projects I have in various stages. Although most of it is in the idea stage, and not cut.

    The bins are $5 each at Michael's in Canada.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lawsonmugs View Post
    OMG I thought you were talking about a real cooked cake. I must be hungry. lol
    You are not alone. That's what I thought at first, too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lawsonmugs View Post
    OMG I thought you were talking about a real cooked cake. I must be hungry. lol
    Me too! And I wondered why you'd need to store them, how long can it possibly last?!?! LOL
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    Pardon my ignorance, but what is a cake mix and a cake basket? I've not heard of them; from my cursory googling, it looks like a cake mix involved foundation paper?

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    A layer cake is a 10" square of fabric. Jenny Doan on MSQC has them. Her double slice quilt calls for layer cakes.
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    I thought a layer cake referred go the whole pack, like a jelly roll is all the fabrics in a line. Not a single 10 square. So what is a cake mix and cake basket?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lawsonmugs View Post
    OMG I thought you were talking about a real cooked cake. I must be hungry. lol
    me too! I'm using the excuse that I've been look online at the stuff my grandsons' school is selling as fundraiser and mostly it's food!

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    A Longaberger cake basket is 12 inches square and 6 inches tall with 2 swinging handles. Perfect for carrying a cake or 2 pies with a wooden riser, or storing layer cakes .
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    I probably have every Longaberger basket made in the 90's.
    That sounds like a great idea for one!

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