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Thread: Storage for small fabric?

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    Super Member deedum's Avatar
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    What do you store your small pieces, fat quarters and smaller sizes in? I need some ideas. I need some organization but it can be so overwhelming.

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    the plastic drawers from wally world-great for the medium to small stuff

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    I have a couple of those 4-drawer rubbermaid type carts that I have my fat quarters and scraps in. The drawers are all the same depth and just barely perfect height for folded fats.

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    I invested some money in polar notions. They are plastic boards either in large and small. Go to www.polarnotions.com. Little pricey but I love the storage and I can use them over and over.

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    as well as the the draw units already mentioned, I have 2 totes to store my 1 1/2 inch strips. One for the lights and one for the darks. My leftover binding strips are stored in a large glass jar. I also have a DVD or CD storage cabinet that have fabric scraps (or you could use it for FQ). I bought both at yard sales, $5 and $7 each.

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    I found some boxes with lids covered in pretty paper at Michael's that I use for my fat quarters. They came in several different sizes and patterns and are just the right size for my shelves.

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    Forgot to mention I have also seen those boxes at Ross's dress for less.

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    I use the "skirt" hangers with the clips on top. Clip like colors to the same hanger. I can easily flip through them in the closet.

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    I have them in the 'cube' storage shelves you can find in Walmart, Home Depot, etc. I used the comic book boards to fold them all to a uniform size and they fit just perfectly inside the 11-1/2" measurements.

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    I use clear plastic shoe boxes for my smaller pieces and label the boxes, blues & greens, pinks & reds, etc. May in Jersey

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    I use some of the clear shoe boxes and unused pizza boxes. I have also covered washing powder boxes with fabric and used them. My favorite boxes are the rollable 4 or 5 drawer carts at Wal-Mart.

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    I have a shoe cube organizer with a drawer at the top for my fat quaters and thread. it's fantastic. I seperated the fat quaters into colour groups and they each got a section. Each spot holds a lot of fat quarters. And then the drawer is were I keep all of my thread spools when I'm not using them. I love it!

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    Anything smaller than a fat qtr, I usually pre-cut into squares of varying sizes (1-1/2" to 7") and place in ziploc bags.
    Whatever you use, you will want clear (Totes, zippered comforter bags, ziplocs)-that way you can at least see it when you walk up on it, rather than having to open every container to check.

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    I found hanging cube organizers with a shelf in each 12" deep cube- at walmart. So there are then 10 sections per column and 5 columns fit across a regular 6' closet. When I worked at Joann's I bought every remnant available so I have tons. I have them all seperated by color (some by theme) and folded very neatly. I can see everything at the same time.

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    Thanks for the suggestions, this is helpful!

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