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    Super Member nstitches4u's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rowena101 View Post
    I fold mine by colors. I need to be able to see it, so I can pick & choose. Please explain what, "comic boards" & ruler method is.Rowena101
    Here is a tutorial that explains how to ruler fold your fabric.

    http://turningturning.com/tutorial-folding-fabric/

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    I ruler fold my fabric and put in plastic bins marked with the appropriate color. Works for me! The strips and peices go in their own plastic drawers and I am very organized which I love I label all drawers/bins with the Brother Label Maker in LARGE FONT!

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    I currently have my stash in totes (clear Plastic and also fabric cases) which drives me nearly insane as I have to take everything out to look for what I want more often than not, so one day when I get to move into my sewing room I intend folding all my fabric on boards so I can clearly see what I am looking for with out having to go through piles and resort etc.

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    Mine are in totes and folded to fit and standing up so I can easily see them. Then put on cheap metal shelves in my walk in closet.
    Well they were nice and neat till I started running out of room and stuffing fabric in the bins.
    I like this way for storing and it was cheap.
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    if i put mine on boards, it would take up too much space. i have mine ruler-folded on plastic shelves in a closet. they are organized by color.
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    I fold my fabric by using my 6X24 inch ruler and then folding in half. The fabric is then stacked in cubes according to color, season, children, patriotic, etc. It stays much neater this way for me.

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    And here's one more opinion.........I have attention deficit, I would see all these pictures of sewing rooms, craft rooms and everything organized to perfection and then I would look at my room and think "what is wrong with me". I am at my most creative when I had a small clear spot on my work table surrounded by a mountain of stuff. This has gone on for years, very frustrating. And then a very wise friend told me the connection between ADD and my stuff everywhere was that I could see everything. For me out of sight was very much out of mind. So.........I am waiting on the comic book boards, I figure it is one more way to get things in the open but, still be organized. And yes I tried the ruler fold method, it looked nice but still not what I needed.
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    Carol--i did the comic boards. I LOVE them. i feel organized and can see what i have and what i don't. my quilting fabric is all on comic boards. my other fabric-garment fabric ect, i still have in totes, but now much more organized.

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    I'm so glad they work for you. Mine will be here tomorrow, then the work starts. LOL

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    Yes,I love my fabric folded on comic boards. I find it neater and easier when looking for fabric, and esp.when it comes to putting it back in my stash. As the group stays neater when you take something out or are putting something back. Good luck with you stash.

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    Doesn't save space. But I can see what I have and it saves frustration. I wrap scrap strips around boards as well, sometimes up to 8 strips on a board. I can also see what I have then. Easier to deal with. Comic book boards are not as sturdy as say foam board from the dollar store, but it takes a less space so I am going in that direction as I get new fabric.
    I have a new system. 1 yard or more gets its own board. 1/2 yards I do two to a board and 1/4 yards are three to a board. Strips - as many as fit.

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