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« on: December 27, 2010 01:48:08 PM »

Hi all,

I'm wondering if any of you have any brilliant solutions/suggestions for fabric organizers that fasten to the wall in some way. I sew a lot and would love to keep everything organized. I was thinking of having book paddles like those you see in poster stores, where you can turn one panel to get to the next, like this:



I found a similar rack made specifically for fabric: http://www.clotilde.com/detail.html?source=froogle&prod_id=7923

How do you all organize your remnants and future projects? I don't want to go the box/cabinet route because then fabric gets hidden and I forget about it. Any ingenious solutions?

Thanks!
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« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2010 02:03:58 AM »

They make blueprint/map holder that would be perfect for this.  You could hang lengths of fabric instead of the blueprints.  My company uses them and they're really strong/study.  They are pricey though. 
http://www.engineersupply.com/Images/Premium-Brand-Blueprint-Storage-Products-Solutions/Premium-Brand-WRWH2-a-md.jpg

Another much more economical way hang fabric is a pants rack/organizer.  Something like this

or
http://www.hammacher.com/Product/Default.aspx?sku=78856&refsku=61588


You could also just hang fabric with regular individual pants hangers and hang them from a closet rod.  You can even group fabric together for different WIPs.  Like this

http://blog.craftzine.com/archive/2010/01/how-to_chalkboard_hangers.html 
or something like this only for fabric rather than wrapping paper


Use a clear plastic shoe organizer (the type that hang or go over the back of a door) for small remnants or fat quarters.  I would roll them and then organize them in the pockets according to color/type/theme/etc. 
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« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2010 04:03:36 AM »

I have looked at that exact pants hanger, the second one. I have way more fabric though.

WHat I have started doing is slowly buying the five tier swing out bar pants hangers from Target and folding and my fabric down on to the hangers. I am fortunate enough to have a walk in closet in my sewing room now and I have about 10 hangers full. I still have to sort my tiny pieces but for now they are in plastic bins underneath the hanging fabric in my closet.

I've tried the plastic shoe organizer before and it just didn't work for my personality. Most of my WIPs live in a drawer of a plastic drawer tower so I can pull the whole thing out like a tray, work on it, and put it away when I am done working on it for the day. It's an ideal situation, sometimes I leave it out *tee hee*

Some day I will build a big rack like they have in paper stores, you know the really expensive paper stores with the dowel racks like ladders *drool* I can't wait Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2010 08:15:46 AM »

I use an over the door rack made for bathroom towels but it can be mounted to a wall as well...I can hang about 10 pieces of fabric on it at one time...I use it to remind me what I want to make currently...and since it is exposed, I know if I don't make my items, the fabric will get dusty! Cheesy

All fat quarters and small fabrics are in plastic bins arranged by color...larger pieces are in bins arranged by fabric use (clothing, home decor, purses, quilting)...

I removed all of my clothing from my bedroom closet and store the bins in there...hubby built himself a closet in the laundry area and I pretty much live out of the wash basket or hall closet Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2010 05:56:01 AM »

I don't have any pictures but i use a wine cabnet to hold all my works in progress i roll all my fabric and place it in the little cubbies, works great for sorting it into colors or themes.
And I have a crib railing hanging on my wall, i found that if you use bike hooks on the celing and hang it down like a ladder you can use it to store lots and lots of fabrics.
Most of the time you can go on a freecycle website and ask for one, my twins ate theirs so i couldn't pass them on or sell them, so i have found many uses!
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