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Old 08-06-2020, 05:41 PM
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I like glass display cabinets. Ikea has affordable ones. The glass allows you to see what’s inside while reducing dust.
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Old 08-07-2020, 04:23 AM
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You might consider upcycling an old curio cabinet or hutch, or a bookshelf with a curtain to keep out dust and light.
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Old 08-07-2020, 04:26 AM
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I don't have the pyrex dishes but I did go with the glass type. Didn't care for plastic in my kitchen either. Now any plastic I still have must have lost its lid so went out to my workshop to hold screws, etc. Love my glass storage dishes.
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Old 08-07-2020, 04:43 AM
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Plastic is one of the cheaper material which is probably why you keep running into more of it. I try not to store any fabric in plastic as sometimes it will absorb the smell of the plastic especially if you live in a warmer climate. All my fabric is stored in a walk-in closet on open shelving for the most part. For organization purposes, I do use a lot of smaller see-through bins from the dollar store, not for fabric unless its short term. I love the canvas bins but you can't see what's in them. What is it you are trying to store or are you just looking to get away from plastic?
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Old 08-07-2020, 05:25 AM
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When I had the sewing studio designed I had drawers installed in my cabinets so I could maximize the use. I use one side of 5 drawers for notions and tools and the other side for fabrics. I took only a single picture. It has turned out to be very useful.
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Old 08-07-2020, 06:23 AM
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Antique items can be used for odd items, like an old fly fishing rod case for gift wrap and ribbon, suitcase covered with travel stickers for travel books, "puzzle boxes" for modern day sewing attachments, artist boxes for small sewing stuff, decorative tins for clips. You never know what you'll find when snooping around thrifts, CL, Ebay and antique stores.

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Old 08-07-2020, 06:29 AM
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These are nice boxes to make. It looks like the instructions are very thorough. I'd make them longer and flatter, so it would be easy to see my folded stash of fabrics.

https://sew4home.com/fabric-storage-...ather-handles/

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Old 08-07-2020, 08:20 AM
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Is this for storage in your new She Shed?
How be those handy men folk complete the job and make exactly what you want?


Wicker baskets/boxes?
I have some that came complete with attached lids, and handle holds on the ends.

Make your own quilted bins?
Of course, it all somewhat depends on how much you are wanting to store in each.
Lots of options to "customize" them, shape and size wise and for handling.
Like your Crate and Barrel pom-pom one?
Could even make them somewhat solid and stable, using the super-heavy stabilizer (pellon brand?).

Cover boxes with fabric?
Could be fun picking some fabric you absolutely love!

While I love your pyrex boxes, I would be nervous for them in any numbers.
Could be a fun touch for storing smaller things on a shelf ... pins? needles?
smaller notions? rotary cutters and scissors?

I'd like to pretty up my fabric storage, though for me I have stayed with plastic.
Somewhat rugged for moving around. Easy to stack.
Painters tape on the ends for labeling is easily changed or removed.
Plus should there ever be a flood, there is built in protection!


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Old 08-07-2020, 09:13 AM
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Originally Posted by QuiltE View Post
Is this for storage in your new She Shed?
How be those handy men folk complete the job and make exactly what you want?
Ha ha!, Yeah...I wish. No, I'm probably going to have to stay in my cramped space for a while. I might as well adorn it with beauty and space saving storage.

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Old 08-07-2020, 12:23 PM
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I have a lot of wicker baskets, some with fabric liners, that I like to use. They can be a bit pricey in the stores, but I've purchased most of mine at garage and estate sales for very reasonable prices.
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