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« Reply #40 on: January 22, 2010 07:47:13 PM »

have you ever tried fabric organizers?  www.theFabricOrganizer.com   stores fabric on a mini bolt.  makes your stash look like a store.    Acid Free, reusable....   very easy and neat! .

ok i tried to post images... they are uploaded under user name dherrod....
Aren't those exactly the things we've been discussing as being awfully expensive for anybody with enough of a stash to need them?

comic book backing boards work well for this.  i just ordered some of the life magazine ones cause they are about hte same size as the fabric organizers

Since my girls actually nap (knock on wood), I am going to start trying to work off my negative feedback.  Life got hectic with their early arrival.  I apologize for the inconveniences my flaking caused.
« Reply #41 on: January 24, 2010 02:48:43 PM »

Ok were do you get the comic backers from?Huh
« Reply #42 on: January 24, 2010 02:57:26 PM »

comic shops.
« Reply #43 on: January 24, 2010 03:03:31 PM »

I don't think we have a comic shop around here but will look into it Thanks!!!!!
« Reply #44 on: February 07, 2010 07:54:31 PM »

Fabric is sorted in stacking bins for HOME DECOR, DENIM & CANVAS, QUILTING and KNITS.
Silk yardage folded and stored in office style shelving unit.

Smaller cuts of cotton are folded and sorted in office card flip file.

Check out this wonderful fabric folding tutorial at this post by Happy Zombie.http://thehappyzombie.com/blog/?p=124

Check out my blog for organization tips!

« Reply #45 on: February 08, 2010 01:34:31 PM »

you can just google comic book boards.  the life magazine ones are more expensive, but i was trying to get closer to the same size as the organizer thingie.  i will have to double check my receipt to let you know what online place i got them from

Since my girls actually nap (knock on wood), I am going to start trying to work off my negative feedback.  Life got hectic with their early arrival.  I apologize for the inconveniences my flaking caused.
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« Reply #46 on: February 12, 2010 09:56:30 AM »

Here is mine, and I hate it like this.  I think what I hate the most is having these two shelving units crammed into this tiny 10x10 room.  It's mostly for garments except the top shelf.   I roll it and the shelves need to be deep.   
I'm looking for a closet system so it can all go in there with minimal hanging space.  I have finally convinced my husband to get rid of some old clothes so I don't need as much hanging room in there now. 
The man occupies a reach in and a walk in closet in the master bedroom.  I have one reach in, and the sewing room closet.  I would LOVE to get my hands on that walk in closet for my sewing stuff, but he officiates both football and basket ball and does competition shooting, so it's crammed with all that. 

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« Reply #47 on: February 13, 2010 04:39:29 PM »

Hanging shoe organizers are the way to go for me, as I use the closet in my sewing room exclusively for fabric and notions.  I have a sweater organizer too, but it loses its shape easier, making each square shelf droop in the middle.

I like to categorize by fabric type/weight and stack them. I alternate the colors so I can differentiate easier. Previously I was using a plastic shelving unit with drawers. This is now my notions storage and I've acquired a second one to store my finished products.

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« Reply #48 on: June 20, 2010 12:12:44 PM »

Wow! Just saw the picts of your fabric stash and I am so jealous!
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« Reply #49 on: June 25, 2010 10:34:35 PM »

I have one of those giant shelve things that are designed for garages.  It holds 8 of those very large tuperware-like bins.  Most of them are clear but a few arent. 

I have:
1. scraps
2. girly fabrics
2. 'boy' fabric
3. 'neutral' fabric
4. fleece
5. knits
6. coorderoy
7. solid colors
8. 'other' (textured fabrics and things)

Also, the shelf is wide enough that there is room for smaller boxes at the end of each one so I have smaller boxes of:
-clothing blanks
- silks and dye

and also my emboidery attachment for my machine, embroidery scanner, and inbetween the boes is stuffed with fabric that wont fit in the big ones (mostly more knits)

I have 2 more in the closit
9. denim and other bottomweights
10. more 'other' labled 'weird fabrics' (swimwear fabric, silky stuff, weird textured stuff etc)

BTW I mostly make kids stuff and have 1yd or less of a ton of different fabrics, so its not practicle to fold or wrap any of it.  I use the boy/neutral/girly method for cotton wovens b/c thats how people order stuff, so its the easiest way to find a particular fabric. 

For browsing my stash, I have a pic of most of my fabrics here:
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