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Thread: Alaskasunshine's fabric folding( organizing your quilt room)

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    Wow Poultney, you are on a really good roll! :thumbup: How fun to have a little helper! I hope you do post pix of before during and after your process! Isn't is such a wonderful feeling to be able to see what you really do have instead of digging through and pulling a zillion different fabrics out and then having such a mess to put back. This was such a great idea shared on this board!

    Happy rolling :-D :thumbup:

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    Thanks for posting this. I wish I had this kind of space, but your tute will help get my stash into shape anyway. I have a bedroom size room that serves as office and sewing room.

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    Wow! Look at all the fabric!. Great tute!

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    Great tute. Very clear pictures. My fabric is a mess. Will start looking for ways and means to change that. Lucky I have so little fabric. Your set up is like a wonderful fabric shop. Will bookmark and keep going back if only to look at the wonderful pictures. Thanks for sharing.

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    would arm wrestle a poodle for that room..LOL... I use the 6" by 24" ruller to fold mine pretty much the same as you do. I then slip the ruler out and fold the neatly folded fabric in half. I had measured my fabric pantry inside to inside and it worked out that it would 5 stacks of fabric. The depth of the pantry worked out to the length of the folded fabric. I keep the fold facing outward so I can see what I have and then if my hands are particularily uncomfortable, I can just slide the 6" ruler under the top fabric of where I removed the fabric I was using and I can then slip it back into where it goes. If I would have had this fantastic way of keeping track prior to learning my way, I would have preferred doing it Sunshine's has. But.. I am blessed to have the two huge pantries and one smaller one and the ability to treat myself via a monthly fabric allowance to even have the fabric..

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    I just had to try this. Of course I have no $$ for sign board so I just used cardboard. Went to grocery store & asked for cardboard.They gave me lots of heavy duty cardboard, which I cut into 7.5x11.5 pieces. Had lots of 4x11.5 pieces left. Couldn't just toss my free cardboard, so I used those for my less than a meter cuts (seems I have lots). May have to rethink that when I get another car load of boxes. The fabric covered chair was really helpful. So far I have three shelves onto two. Still lots of room on second shelf.
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    Great job . Just done get to big of bulb or your room will be to hot. LOL your in Alaska could that happen.

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    Cute dog she look like mine

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    where do you get a bolt buddy and what is it ? what are you using to wrap the fabric around? Rooms look super organized and lovely when is shop opening lol??

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    :mrgreen: What a great job you did organizing :thumbup: I am just starting to do something with my room, but it will be no where near as wonderful as your

    Thanks for sharing

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    OMG I just love the way you have your fabric all organized! In the morning I am going to go in my sewing room & measure my shelves, then call around and find the sign board. I'll see if I can pay them to cut it. Will be much faster than waiting until DH returns from a business trip. Cannot wait to get all of my fabric stored like yours! I do have a good sz stash so it will take some time but will be so worth it in the end. I inherited fabric from my MIL & my DH's grandmother when she passed. And I have been at this for over 13 yrs.LOL Thank You so very nuch for being such an inspiration and for sharing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by janice4
    where do you get a bolt buddy and what is it ? what are you using to wrap the fabric around? Rooms look super organized and lovely when is shop opening lol??
    Go to Page One of this discussion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltingmimipj
    Quote Originally Posted by janice4
    where do you get a bolt buddy and what is it ? what are you using to wrap the fabric around? Rooms look super organized and lovely when is shop opening lol??
    Go to Page One of this discussion.
    LOL. I SEE what it is..........I would to KNOW what it is? Is it called a bolt buddy in real like or did you find something that works for that application? Where would you get one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by janice4
    Quote Originally Posted by quiltingmimipj
    Quote Originally Posted by janice4
    where do you get a bolt buddy and what is it ? what are you using to wrap the fabric around? Rooms look super organized and lovely when is shop opening lol??
    Go to Page One of this discussion.
    LOL. I SEE what it is..........I would to KNOW what it is? Is it called a bolt buddy in real like or did you find something that works for that application? Where would you get one?
    The answer is on Page 3 of this post. :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltingmimipj
    Quote Originally Posted by janice4
    Quote Originally Posted by quiltingmimipj
    Quote Originally Posted by janice4
    where do you get a bolt buddy and what is it ? what are you using to wrap the fabric around? Rooms look super organized and lovely when is shop opening lol??
    Go to Page One of this discussion.
    LOL. I SEE what it is..........I would to KNOW what it is? Is it called a bolt buddy in real like or did you find something that works for that application? Where would you get one?
    The answer is on Page 3 of this post. :thumbup:
    okay I lost interest..

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    i tried this technique, but i found it kinda annoying and daunting to do. After each use I would have a smaller piece and found myself trying to cut down the cardboard. I find it easier just to roll it up in a neat way.

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    Great tutorial what kind of boards did you use and where did you find bolt buddies pm me thanks
    If I could make one more suggestion - put name of material item number yardage and place and date you bought it just in case you need more!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewcrazygirl
    i tried this technique, but i found it kinda annoying and daunting to do. After each use I would have a smaller piece and found myself trying to cut down the cardboard. I find it easier just to roll it up in a neat way.
    I agree this is not for everyone ...I rather be sewing, creating.... than be this organized.. although after a project I need to put away and start over ..............I can't be this organized. It looks beautiful...

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    I can't be this organized. It looks beautiful...
    You should see my garage! LOL I gave up on Organization. I rather be sewing or shopping :)

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    Loved your ideas and your stash! As a brand new member your pages has answered my question of how to store my fabrics better. Thanks! :thumbup:

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    Is sunshine an Aussie or yorkie

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    Quote Originally Posted by quilterwanabe7
    Is sunshine an Aussie or yorkie
    Alaskasunshine is me & my little sweetie pie a yorkie. She is a doll! On another thread with our 3 Yorkies on a treadmill...it is called Treadmill Tails you can see her with her tail and her momma is silverish and brother is huge.!!!

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    For those of you looking to get the coroplast at a relatively inexpensive price see the link below. I ordered from here so I could get this done for my newly redesigned quilt room, just waiting on hubby to cut it in the sizes I need.

    http://www.beacongraphics.com/supplies/coroplast.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by violet
    For those of you looking to get the coroplast at a relatively inexpensive price see the link below. I ordered from here so I could get this done for my newly redesigned quilt room, just waiting on hubby to cut it in the sizes I need.

    http://www.beacongraphics.com/supplies/coroplast.html
    Violet,
    thanks so much for sending the link. I got mine locally for $17.00, for a 4' X 8' sheet. Then my husband cut them up into the right sizes for me. Please let us see our progress as you get things going. Someone had a great idea to use the coroplast!

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    what is the 4 x 8 piece made out of for your fabric folding

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