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Thread: Stash Reorganization:Part 1

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    Stash Reorganization:Part 1

    After reading all over the internet about folding fabric onto comic boards I decided to give it a try. For now I am putting new fabrics onto boards and I put all of my "Rainbow" stash onto them.

    I store my stash in several categories: Christmas, Fall, Blue & Yellow, Flannel, Thimbleberries, Batiks, Other Holidays, Florals, Background, Kid Prints and Shabby Chic (Robyn Pandolph, 3 Sisters, etc.) Everything else I call Rainbow and store by color.

    On Wednesday before I started putting the fabric back into my stash closet I realized that there was an empty dresser in my daughters room. She hasn't lived here since the summer of 2011, is graduating from college in May and has a job lined up in the city where she lives... so is not likely to return.

    Much to my delight, the boards fit in the lower drawers perfectly!
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    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.
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    What a beautiful stash you have! So perfectly organized!

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    Wonderful job!!!

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    That looks awesome!

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    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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    Gorgeous! I store mine in lawyers bookcases and like that I can see them through the glass but mine wasn't free! I love yours!

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    Looks great - better use of the dresser than holding clothes! It is amazing to me how much more I use my stash (I am in the process of wrapping also) when I can easily see it.

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    ​It looks so pretty!

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltstringz View Post
    Looks great - better use of the dresser than holding clothes! It is amazing to me how much more I use my stash (I am in the process of wrapping also) when I can easily see it.
    I just picked out some binding fabric this morning and loved how easy to it was to scan the drawers, pull some out and most importantly easily put the ones I didn't choose back! Instead of leaving a pile of fabrics to put away "later" which eventually turns into a mess. I couldn't be happier.

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    Nice arrangement!

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    Wow, that is super!!

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    fantastic job

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    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.
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    Wow! I'll bet you are doing the happy dance.

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    Terrific job, and such a pretty stash! Thanks for the inspiration!!
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    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?"

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    Looks great! I love those boards, I often wonder who the first woman was to think of using them.

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    asimplelife: lovin' your stash!! It looks great.
    Quilty Louise: I'm glad you said something to him. What is up with these people?!

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    Quilty-Louise that is just bizarre! I didn't realize that "crafter's" $$ was so not worth having for a small business. I wouldn't go back either unless it was to let the owner know about their rude employee!

    It's also good to know that they come in different sizes... the size you bought would not fit in my drawers.

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    Looks great!

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    Your fabric looks so nice and so neatly organized. How nice to open and drawer and see what you have.
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    Gorgeous and super tidy!!! Very nice job!

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    Your organization is so pretty! The neatness is soothing to me. I'd probably sit and look at it and never get anything done!
    Why do I keep trying to find the "like" button?

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    I LOVE the way your stash looks!! I hope mine looks as nice when (and if) I ever get to putting it on the comic boards I bought last week!

    Speaking of going into the comic book store, I was trying to play it so "cool", that I didn't try to explain why I wanted the boards. It wasn't until one of the employees said, "So, you're going to wrap your fabric on these boards?" that I finally came clean. I started laughing and said, "darn, I was trying so hard to be cool!"; the other customer in the store said, "You can't be cool here - we're a bunch of geeks!" Guess I'll have to act normal next time.

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