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    Trying to organize some fabric and this is what I have accomplished so far. I feel much better about it and now ready to tackle the mountains of flannel. I like the looks of it much better than the plastic tubs. Now to fill them up again :lol:

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    i am greenn with envy in the process of sorting stash but long way to go---GOOD JOB

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    Great job! I have loads of fabric in totes also, would love to get some shelving but has to wait until I move to a larger place! If you seen my apartment you'd say "Oh My Lord!!" Oh it's nice and cute but boy I'm moving my ownself out I ave so much stuff...most of it is fabrics and sewing machines, tables and so on!

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    Those plastic bins are the pits...... ( and all my trunks too. ) Would do more if I could SEE without digging.... Am in the same boat as Momma K - no shelving yet - & Freecycle rarely has any ( - or they get snatched immediately! )

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    Looks so pretty! It's your own fabric shop!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KANDU
    Those plastic bins are the pits...... ( and all my trunks too. ) Would do more if I could SEE without digging.... Am in the same boat as Momma K - no shelving yet - & Freecycle rarely has any ( - or they get snatched immediately! )
    Yeah, I check out FreeCycle too and rarely anything I need or can use. I have to wait for the first Saturday of the month and go to the GoodWill. Everything is half price, and thats if they have anything one can use. I do go for the bd sheets and flannels, use those for lite lining instead of batting...perfect for when you need just a little something. :-D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chele
    Looks so pretty! It's your own fabric shop!
    Dito on this. Have fun stash shopping :)

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    Looks good.
    I have all my fqs in plastic totes but they fit perfect the way I fold them and I put in color familys and they are clear so I can see what I am getting into. I have a shelf 2 x's that size but have all my fabs folded and laying in flat and I use a ruler to get out what I want. Just slip above the one you want out.
    I need to put more fab on shelfs and trims and ribbond etc in the totes so I can see what all I have....
    connief

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    I love this idea, but do you have to worry about the fabric fading. (from light)(let face it, some of my stash has been here for years).

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    I so wish I could do this but unfortunately my husband still smokes. I keep all my fabric and any project I'm working on in a plastic tote.
    Your stash looks wonderful!

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    Mitch's mom, love your quilt in the your pic.

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    I like the pumpkins on your avatar.Did you sew or crochet them?

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    Great job organizing, like your stash!

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    don't you just love it when things come together :D

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    Trena, that looks wonderful. Where did you get the cardboard (or whatever you used) to wrap the fabric around? You did a great job. Now I want to do it as it will afford me some space that I really need. Thanks for sharing.

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    OMA 66 I went to the dollor tree and picked up the large poster boards for $1.00 each. Then cut them into 6 pieces, some people use larger cuts and only get 4-totally up to you. They are certainly not as nice as the plastic sign core boards, but so much cheaper. Works for me because I can put 3-5 yards of fabric on each piece.

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    Great job, it is hard to believe all those tubs are in that shelving unit. If you are concerned about fading, can always put up fabric curtain on tension curtain rod that can be easily removed and reinstalled. I was amazed at the amount of fabrics that can be stored when wrapped and stood on end like yours. I am not sure the tubs are the best use of space. It is wonderful to be able to look at all the fabrics and see what works together. I found that once in the tubs, was out of sight and out of mind.

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    Looks great, I'm packing to move, just loaded 2 32 gal tubs with fabric and books and have more to go. Have found plenty of tubs at walmart this month, for putting away Christmas. Things will be in storage for 3 to 6 mos, so everything I want to keep safe is going into tubs.

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    gorgeous setup. Enjoy.

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    looks great now fill em up again :lol: :lol:

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    I go to Joanns and pick up their empty cardboard bolts that they throw away. Then cut them down into 4 pieces with kitchen scissors that I get at the Dollar Tree. Then I cut some of them down even more for the smaller pieces but not yet fat quarter size.

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    Great job.

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    Looks great!!!

    The plastic tubs may not look so nice, but if you have a water leak, like I did on Wednesday, the plastic tubs would be a life saver!! Am I going to move all my fabrics into tubs again, no! But I would have been better off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrenaM
    I go to Joanns and pick up their empty cardboard bolts that they throw away. Then cut them down into 4 pieces with kitchen scissors that I get at the Dollar Tree. Then I cut some of them down even more for the smaller pieces but not yet fat quarter size.
    This is a really good idea!!

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    That looks so neat, wanna come and organize mine?

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