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Thread: Fabric Storage

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    Senior Member sandybeach's Avatar
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    On another post, people were talking about cleaning out their sewing rooms. Because of the suggestion of adding your stash, machines, tools, etc., to your homeowner's insurance I decided to get more organized, compile an inventory and clean mine up. I was told that the luan wood that I used would not be good for the fabric, but right now it is all I can find to use in this little town. So here are the before (about 1/2 the stash I have now) and after pictures.

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    Your before and after both look pretty darn organized. I would shudder to show you a picture of my stash!! :)

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    I just want to raid it! hehe. I agree the before was pretty well organized! However I do like the second one where they are all verticle and easier to get at.

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    I also will NOT be showing a picture of my stash. Your's looks great before and after!

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    Oh your stash looks so pretty! I love the before and the after. Hmmm homeowners Ins for my stash? I've not even thought about that and my babies(my Singer Featherweights) Oh goodness you have given me lots to think about. Oh Geeze :?
    Did you have fun as you went along? I'll bet you did! :thumbup:

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    I have a question, but didn't you lose alot of space of the cardboard?

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    Both are very nice and neat

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    Both pics look so neat.....great space :!:

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    I thought was missing the BEFORE pics --great job

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    Looks great... Oh how I wish I had a stash like that!!!!!!! told my kids I wanted gift certifs for my bday... :roll: not that I will get them but I told em anyways lol,, :wink:

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    Nice job of getting organized!!!! :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by QweenBee
    I have a question, but didn't you lose alot of space of the cardboard?

    I though that would happen also, but it didn't. I actually got more on each shelf.

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    very nice. You're organized before and after!

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    I need to do that--mine are all in totes right now--hard to dig through!

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    Hmmmmm.....I thought you'd mixed the pictures up! Your before looks way better than any organization system I've ever had with my stash!! :oops:

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    I'll take your b-4 anyday. But the after is awesome ?????

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    Awesome, come do mine!

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    Yup, your "before" picture put my room to shame....

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    Looks real good

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    Both organized! Great job!

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    Great organization!

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    What size boards are you using? I am planning something similar. It is a challenge to take the entire stack of fabric down to get the one from the bottom. My fabric is kept in upper cabinets, and being short, I need a ladder. It becomes a balancing act sometimes. -- Sometimes I think I spend more time organizing than sewing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DebbyT
    What size boards are you using? I am planning something similar. It is a challenge to take the entire stack of fabric down to get the one from the bottom. My fabric is kept in upper cabinets, and being short, I need a ladder. It becomes a balancing act sometimes. -- Sometimes I think I spend more time organizing than sewing.
    Basically I let the 4x8' sheet of wood dictate the size. I cut it in half lengthwise, then again in half lengthwise. That gave me 4 - 12 inche boards. Then on the 8' length, I cut 5 of them 14 inches and 2 of them 13 inches. But read earlier on this post and they don't recommend you use wood as the acid will hurt the fabric. I guess you could wrap each piece with saran wrap or something.

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    Awesome reorganization :D:D:D

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