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Old 08-07-2020, 04:18 PM
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Originally Posted by tropit View Post
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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Make sure that all that beautiful and space saving storage is totally movable
to your She Shed when the time comes!
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Old 08-07-2020, 04:43 PM
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I love this practicle and attractive. Move over efficient.
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Old 08-07-2020, 05:56 PM
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I used to be a book collector...now that I have donated most of my books and prefer to download them from the local library both for listening and reading, I found I had a bunch of unused book shelves...some with glass doors....so yeppers….I am using them for my quilting. Ok, some still have my books on them but they are quilting books. I have some old lead glass doors covering bookshelves on either side of the fireplace...and yep...two of those shelves hold all my long arm thread. I have a large deep shelved lawyers bookcase with glass doors that hold a lot of my stash neatly folded and stacked on the top three shelves. On the bottom shelve, I have a stack of backings and a couple of fabric bins for odds and ends. My dad had made a bookcase around the stairs for the attic and I am also using them for fabric storage too in shoe box sized plastic containers which hold various sized scrap fabrics I have cut like strips and squares, strings, and selvages. I also have a row of assorted book shelfs along one wall and have fabric stacked on them. I do cover these shelves with an old sheet to keep dust and sun off...thought about making curtains but as the attic is just used for storage including my rolls of batting, the sheets work just fine for now. Hoping to downsize my stash someday so it all can fit lawyers bookcase downstairs...will be a while...
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Old 08-08-2020, 02:13 AM
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Something like this appeals to me.https://www.ikea.com/us/en/p/billy-o...ass-s89017832/
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Old 08-08-2020, 02:35 AM
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since the plastic you keep finding has already been manufactured you won't help or harm the environment by getting it or passing it by.

if it fits your needs and budget you might as well use it.
it will last "forever" so that's something, at least.

if it saves you enough money you can always make a donation to your favorite enviro-cause. :-)
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Old 08-08-2020, 04:33 AM
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I upcycled a pie safe for fabric. Perfect depth. A bolt of fabric lies flat, FQs and jelly rolls stack two deep.

I also watch for sales and coupons for these decorative storage boxes from Joann Fabrics. They come in all sizes. One size is perfect for a 12.5” block. Also a way I keep in progress. BOM fabric and blocks all in one place. Perfect to stack on the metal shelf I confiscated from DH’s workshop.

https://www.joann.com/large-decorati...torage&start=1
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Old 08-08-2020, 06:26 AM
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Originally Posted by PatriceJ View Post
since the plastic you keep finding has already been manufactured you won't help or harm the environment by getting it or passing it by.

if it fits your needs and budget you might as well use it.
it will last "forever" so that's something, at least.

if it saves you enough money you can always make a donation to your favorite enviro-cause. :-)
Yes, but there's something to be said for esthetics.

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Old 08-09-2020, 02:23 AM
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I had opaque plastic shoe boxes for fabric storage that were about 20 years old. Some started to smell oddly. Maybe the plastic was deteriorating. I thought about making some fabric bins in different colors - I had seen some on various website. But I finally opted to replace all the shoe boxes with new, clear plastic ones from the Container Store. I love them. They sit on top of each other compactly and I can see exactly what's inside. Works for me.
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Old 08-24-2020, 05:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Mrs Finch View Post
You might consider upcycling an old curio cabinet or hutch, or a bookshelf with a curtain to keep out dust and light.
I have an old wardrobe cabinet that’s divided into two sides. I stacked cube storage things in each side and wrapped my fabric on magazine boards. The fabric fits perfectly in the cubes, and the wardrobe protects from light and dust.
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Old 09-03-2020, 03:49 AM
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IKEA is another place that I love when it comes to great, storage ideas. I found this little, wooden, storage unit for only $19.99: https://www.ikea.com/us/en/p/moppe-m...wood-40216357/

I already have the magazine holders that match it, so I'm getting this for my office area of my loft. I may experiment with it as a quilting projects holder.

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