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Thread: Stash Reorganization:Part 1

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    Nice appealing stash to work from.

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    My comic store was so thrilled for my business he asked me to take some cards for friends and favorite quilt shops.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltingcandy View Post
    My comic store was so thrilled for my business he asked me to take some cards for friends and favorite quilt shops.
    so was mine. he was happy to sell me 2 packs of 100 boards and asked me to come back often. mine are arranged in a 5 shelf bookcase (small stash compared to others). I like that I can pull my selections out quickly and I now know exactly what colors I have before I start a new project.

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    I have to say it does look a really nice way to organise stash. I am in the middle of a big sort out at the moment and I think I am going to end up leaning towards these.
    ​Jan

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    Sew neat and organized, made me feel like I had just walked into a fabric store. VERY nice stash. Looks like you worked hard, but it has paid off. Looks GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Quilty-Louise View Post
    Ok I broke down and went to Mile High Comics and purchased
    the "Silver Age" comic backing boards. They are 7x10-1/2 inches
    slightly larger than the "current" issue boards which are about
    6-3/4 x101/2" got 200 boards to start with but I know I will end
    up needing about 4-5 times that many once I get started.

    Now my problem is going to be WHERE/HOW will I store all these
    after I get my fabric folded onto them.

    But I will NOT go back to the store where I got these from as
    the guy pretty much made me mad as heck. He asked what was
    I planning to use that many boards for I told him for folding my
    fabric onto them.

    He made a few RUDE comments about about how "crafters" are
    always using things not intended for them. I told him I was being
    NICE by bringing my business LOCALLY to his store as to going to
    a big chain store or online to get them. But if he didn't want my
    business that was fine with me I can shop else where.
    GOOD for you, we try to buy local at the smaller "Mom and Pop" type stores when we can. Trying to help keeping them alive. But I'm like you, be rude, but I don't have to go back to them. We try to stay on budget, but I don't have to take rudeness, I'll take my money were they appreciated it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ssnare View Post
    Quilty Louise,I would make a comment about crafters always using things in a way that they are not intended for and say, "Yes, we are so creative and learn to think out of the box. Can you do that?"
    I like the way you think!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Great organization and a great stash.

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    I have tried folding my fabrics over a 5 inch ruler and then sliding off. Saves space and makes it very neat. Have a long way to go yet though!

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    Looks fabulous!

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    Wow! I love your stash! It looks so nice. How easy to find just the right fabric. Great job!
    This too shall pass.
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    OK, I am so impressed. Now what do I use to do the same thing ? Foam boards from where or comic boards from where. Help, please.

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    Beautifully organized! Best part is if you just need a color fix all you have to do is open a drawer.

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    Thanks to everyone for your nice comments! I think I will be checking thrift stores for dressers in the future! I have a few places around the house that I could easily put a few...

    I did most of the wrapping while enjoying some Netflix streamed TV Shows (finally getting hooked on Downton Abbey!) and listening to an audiobook. I started folding FQs for the top drawers yesterday and then will get back to another section of my stash.

    I'm not going put it all on boards because 1) I don't have enough bookcase or drawer space and 2)I have a lot of stash and my current system works pretty well. The most active stash is in the drawers as I'm always looking for binding to match a UFO or a blender fabric and love being able to see them at a glance!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wanabee Quiltin View Post
    OK, I am so impressed. Now what do I use to do the same thing ? Foam boards from where or comic boards from where. Help, please.
    I've read about quilters getting foam boards from the Dollar Store. I got my boards from amazon.com because I have Prime Shipping and no local comic store.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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    Beautiful fabric and complete organization....can I come play too? I find this type of organization a pleasure to enjoy sewing. When I pull out too many projects, I spend time cleaning it back up again.
    Always in Stitches,

    So blessed in the opportunity of life, the gifts of nature, and the choice to do good to others. I'm thankful for this day.
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    stash on comic book boards

    Quote Originally Posted by asimplelife View Post
    The next set of drawers... I am just loving 1) the comic boards and 2) being able to see and easily access these fabrics!

    The top drawers are not deep enough for the boards but I'm thinking about folding up my FQs to store in them. I'll add pics if I do.
    How do I fold fabric for the boards and how much yardage will fit per board? Are all of the boards the same?

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    very nice and inspirational for my own stash!!! tthanks for sharing!!!

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    What are comic boards and where do you get them?

    Quote Originally Posted by quiltingeileen View Post
    Good job! I am in the process of doing mine as well. I am using foam board instead of comic board, since that's what I could find. You're inspiring me to continue on thru this process. Thanks for posting your lovely organized stash.

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    That just looks like eye candy - I would think about framing some of your photos and hanging them up!

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    Your stash is displayed beautifully!

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    Wowee! And I thought I was organized..... Nice!

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    I bought 300 comics boards to organize my fabric. I doubt that will be enough! Now I just have to get started. Husby is going out of town the beginning of April and two dear friends (husby and wife) are coming over to empty the room, paint it, and he will bill build shelves above the door jambs all around the room (encircling the room). He will also put in new shelves in my closet. I will post before and after pictures when it's done. Hehehehe

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    I put my fabric-wrapped comic boards into clear plastic bins (which I have also labeled). This way I can sort everything into colors or types of material and store the bins on shelving units. There's no way my out-of-hand stash is going to fit into drawers! Needless to say, this mega project is an ongoing WIP all on its own. lol

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    When I was putting my fabric on boards, I measured at I went. Wrote the yardage on a piece of adding machine paper (Can make it as long as I want) sliped the paper in the folds. When I use some of the fabric, I adjust the numbers and almost always know how much I have. LOL Works for me.
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