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    "Wal-mart milk crate" sewing room wall.

    Get organized the cheap way. Bought my milk crates for about $4 each and got my sewing room on its way to recovery. My husband loved it as he didn't have to build anything! I posted this before, but I think I had it in the wrong place.
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    Great idea. Thanks for sharing, I missed it the first time around.

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    Beautiful stash!

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    Great idea! and it looks great!

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    Terrific, great job and thank you for sharing
    Have a Blessed day
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    Nice idea, but my stach is no way as big as yours. Thanks for sharing.
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    Perfect solution to organization! Looks great.

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    What a great idea! Thanks for sharing.

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    You are brilliant! What a great storage system!
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    I have started using milk crates as well. I have most of my stash in black wire mesh 15" cubicles which I love - but since I am moving I have started the crates for books, fabric and shoes. My color preference is black like yours. I am finding I like my fabric on black - the black fades to the background and I do not notice it. The cubes keep things a bit more organized and stuff does not get lost. In my new life I will be a milk crate person. Easy to organize and easy to move around. And you really do not see them.

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    Excellent idea! And I like that milk crates are lightweight, so easily movable! Beautiful stash, mines not quite there but not for lack of trying!!
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    What an inexpensive way to store your fabric. Thanks for sharing
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    Neat idea! We ended up installing cabinets with doors because I cannot bring myself to look at all the wonderful fabric waiting to be used. Number 1, I shudder to think I have to eventually cut it up, and number 2, my trip to Italy and Alaskan cruise is sitting behind those doors. Don't want to look at it and think about the could-have-been's.
    What a great stash you have! Nice job organizing. Should be easy to find what you are looking for.

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    Great idea!!!!

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    Very creative! Thanks for the idea!

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    looooooooooooooooooooooove it.

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    That is a great idea!! Wish I would have seen it sooner! We just bought a cabinet to put my fabric in as I am moving out into the family room and needed a way to safely store the fabrics!!! I may be able to use this idea for other items though!! Thanks for sharing :^)

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    You have a lovely stash. What a great idea for storage. Thanks for sharing.

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    I use the milk crates for my books and notebooks

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    I think the cabinet is a better idea it is enclosed from the lights

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    What a huge stash of fabric you have. **Drooling** Nice job on the storage.

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    It must be wonderful to have new order in your sewing area. One thing has always bothered me about open shelving, and that is the fade and dirt threats. You are not going to get through that stash in the next few months (I don't think you will, anyway) and I would worry about light and dirt. I use cupboards (but am thinking about wrapping the fabrics using cores or rulers so I can stand the fabric upright for better usability) and use similar bin drawers your photo shows for smaller pieces, sorted by color.

    Has anyone out there had any problem over the years using exposed shelving. Is there something I'm just not understanding?

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    Great idea! Great stash!
    Jojos Nana, Carol

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    I love the visibility of the entire stash, but as Sierra says there is the problem of fabric fading along the edges, which has happened to me. I know that sunlight is a big culprit but I don't know about the effects fluorescent lights. Perhaps if you made a nice boxed fabric cover with a center split, the fabric could be protected and you could just flip up the center to see what you have available?
    A fabric stash is always missing that one fabric needed to finish the quilt on which you're working.

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