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« on: October 01, 2005 08:33:17 AM »

My name is Valerie, and I am a Fabricholic.

My collection is currently creeping up from my basement into the dining room, soon it will take over the entire house.
I am lucky enough to have my own little crafting set up in the dining room, with a desk, shelves, etc. But I need some way to store all this fabric. It will be visible so it needs to be somewhat eye pleasing. Any ideas?
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« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2005 08:54:38 AM »

Quilter's magazines sometimes show sewing rooms with bookcases or other wooden furniture with shelves stacked with folded fabric. The fabric has usually been organized by color. That's not very inventive, I know, but all the different colors and patterns of the quilting fabric makes a nice display.
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« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2005 08:56:22 AM »

I keep mine in one of those clear plastic storage bins. I pretty much know whats in it, but a good suggestion may be to make a fabric book. Put in a small sample, write down what bin it is in, and how much you have. My mom's workspace is in the baement and there is just fabric scattered everywhere around there. She is such a packrat, but never took time to containerize.
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« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2005 09:08:04 AM »

I have the same problem. I can't really put shelves up in our house, because the studs are
very uneven. So, I was thinking I might build some plywood cubby type shelves that
could stack into a unit. I think I'll make some 2 ft long x 1 ft wide rectangles and some
1X1 cubes. That way if I decided to reorganize, I could move them.

I just came up with this a few days ago, so I haven't really thought it through.
Does anyone foresee any problems? I had a bookcase I thought about using, but it
really wasn't deep enough.
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« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2005 10:05:41 AM »

Thats my thing too, I have a couple trunks, but they are not deep enough. I'm thinking of just building a big square trunk and wrapping the fabric around carboard rolls or something.
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« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2005 02:19:41 PM »

I've used a couple of different systems over the years. For decent sized pieces, I have a stack of milk crates in the corner of of closet.  Fold the pieces and lay them flat, with a folded edge at the front.  I sort by fabric type (knits, fleece, shirt weight, wool and corduroy, dressy) but I know that some people prefer color.  Really big or bulky pieces may be rolled and put on a deeper shelf.

Mid size pieces are folded and stood on end in a drawer.  I can open the drawer and see what I've got.

Little scraps are folded or rolled and put into a shoe box, on its side on a shelf. 

Don't store fabric where the sun will get at it - you can get faded edges.  If you have woolens, store them in a container that you can seal against moths. 

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« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2005 03:38:47 AM »

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what about getting a clothes rack and hanging all the pieces of fabric on trouser hangers?
you could also do the same but install a clothes rail in an alcove
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« Reply #7 on: October 07, 2005 04:04:39 AM »

I just reoragnised alll my fabric today and yesterday - before now it was shoved in a basket, and some in an old suitcase, and some in my sewing cabinet, and i couldnt get to it because everytime i opened it it all fell out. and some in drawers too.

now its all folded nicely and in clear plastic crates.  i tried to make it so that each piece of fabric was against at least one side so i could see them from the outside, and i organised mine by the size of the pieces, so all the huge bits of fabric are in one crate, all the teeeny bits in another, etc.
I was gonna make a fabric bbok, but i figured it would be more inspiring to just look through my fabric.  plus, i thought of it too late.
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« Reply #8 on: October 07, 2005 04:09:23 AM »

Another good idea is too sort your fabric in too different types such as colour, fibre, pattern etc and then store them in see through crates.

And so you know what you have already got ,you should make a fabric file which is basically a ring binder with small samples of your different fabrics stabled into it and underneath each one you could put a little info. You could then add and delete as you buy/use different fabrics.
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« Reply #9 on: October 07, 2005 05:44:16 AM »

Wow...I have the exact same problem as PassionFaerie...too much fabric that is taking over my house (actually all my crafts are taking over the house)...but I have a mother in law that gives me lots of nice upholstry fabric so I have tons...these suggestions are great, and I think I'm going to make a swatch book or ring because half my problem is trying to find the material I know I have...but which container is it in?Huh 

Thanks for the good ideas ladies...I'll get my life organized some day Grin

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« Reply #10 on: November 30, 2006 09:49:50 AM »

how do you store you fabric??? I've got a nice little collection started, but I don't have good storage for it.

So I'm open for suggestions.
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« Reply #11 on: November 30, 2006 10:04:58 AM »

i used to keep mine in cute cardboard boxes from ikea, until recently.   Grin I was driving by a dumpster and there was this black metal frame (maybe the bottom of a futon or something).  Its a rectangle with probably 20 metal bars going across it, like a fat ladder with steps that are really really close together.  I dragged it to my apartment and propped it against the wall in the dining room and now i drape my fabric over the different bars.  It works great! i can group my fabrics by colors and i can actually see what i have on hand.  very inspriational. 
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« Reply #12 on: November 30, 2006 10:10:42 AM »


I use one of those baker's racks, ya know the metal ones alot of people use in the garage or kitchen? It's nice because I have fit 4 rows of fabric across one shelf! I have everything grouped by color, but then there is a stake of solid sheets and a stack of flannel. Right now it's bursting at the seams and I need to get something a little bigger. Gah!
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« Reply #13 on: November 30, 2006 09:07:55 PM »

I have a large wire shelf that I use for my fabric.  I also roll all my fabric because it keeps it more visible and helps keep it from getting creases as bad.

I read an article that you need to watch how your store your fabrics, plastic (without ventilation) can cause fabrics to eventually yellow, cardboard does something eventually (what, I've forgotten).  Basically the gist of the article was to make sure that if you use an enclosed container you air out your fabrics every now and then or use a crate style container to store everything.
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« Reply #14 on: December 01, 2006 03:50:16 AM »

I got a huge antique chest of drawers off eBay a few years ago for a fiver and most of my fabric is in the bottom drawer of that, in a loose system with uncut fabrics on the right, large-ish remnants in the middle, and scraps to left. There are a few bits that take up too much room (like funfur, thick wool, velour, velvet, upholstery stuff, etc) that I've got in bags piled elsewhere. The next drawer up is all my patterns and haberdashery stuff, so it's nice that it's somewhat compact.
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« Reply #15 on: December 02, 2006 10:30:30 PM »

I mostly use the plastic storage containers from Walmart. You can see into them and they aren't airtite but keep the bugs and moisture and dust out.

You can stack them putting the heaviest stuff on the bottom. Make labels so you can see what's inside cause you can't see everything in there.

I have 3 different sizes. Large ones for the big stuff, med for smaller pieces and smaller for even smaller remnants and scraps. I rarely throw anything away. Usually it's microscopic. I stack the smaller ones on top of the bigger ones.

I also have a couple of old trunks that I store fabrics in. If  you have room they are decorative and hold quite a bit. One is a steamer trunk with drawers and the other is a regular trunk with a removable drawer like thing inside the top for smaller stuff.

There is also a big sectional organizing thingie my sewing room with drawers in it.

I love the big hanging rack idea. I'm gonna keep my eye out for one of those or something like it.

And I read that using a closet for fabrics is a good storage idea too. There are types of hangers that hang one on the other to save space.

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« Reply #16 on: February 03, 2008 12:44:34 PM »

Since I started sewing, my bedroom has filled up rapidly with bags of fabric.  It's everywhere!  I also have an under-bed box which is almost full, and am wondering if anyone has any tips for sorting stuff out.  E.g. do any of you use some see-through pockets or anything for storing fabrics, or do you organise them according to size, style etc....what's your system (if you have one!)
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« Reply #17 on: February 03, 2008 01:05:45 PM »

i think your organization really depends on what kind of sewing you do & your types of fabric.........

if you do not have an extra chest of drawers, which i did not for a long time, i rallied my collection of milk crates. they are super easy to stack and don't get so heavy & full that you don't feel like looking through them. i suggest always folding fabrics nice & neatly, if you use milk crates you could then roll up your folded fabric rectangles into little sushi rolls. then stick the roll perpendicular to the bottom of the box. then you will be able to see all the little ends of fabric sticking up at you. does that make sense?

this is how i categorize my fabrics

cotton solids
calico/prints
heavier weight fabrics (i.e. corduroy, linen, canvas, ect)
lace & trims

corduroy scraps (i keep these separate because they get super linty!)
other scraps still usable for something

i also keep an ongoing shopping bag of fabric scraps that are too small to use (such when you are serging or trimming seam allowances & end up with tiny slivers of fabric)-----these scraps make great stuffing for handmade pillows or pet beds.


i also have a box designated for items that need to be repaired or reconstructed.

hope that helps!  Cheesy
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« Reply #18 on: February 04, 2008 08:54:35 AM »

Right now I'm not very organized at all. I have 4 plastic totes I use. Two are large, 2 are small. The smaller two are for scraps.

I'll be moving sometime in the next few months and plan to have a better system then. I've seen a few pictures where people have their fabrics wrapped around cardboard or plastic and it looks really, really cool. I may do something like that, or I may roll them like towels or baby blankets and display them that way. I plan to do something that doesn't hide but displays them instead.
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« Reply #19 on: February 04, 2008 10:29:38 AM »

I keep all my fat quarters in small plastic containers - organized by color - i have also seen small amounts of fabric stored in those old shoe organizers that hang on closet doors - i think a yard of fabric will fit in each slot if it is rolled - I also store large quantities of fabric in milk crates, mesh crates, anything that is stackable and "viewable"
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« Reply #20 on: February 05, 2008 06:18:04 PM »

My favorite storage idea is to consider my local fabric shop as my off-site storage facility!  If I didn't I would be drowning in fabric. 

The fabric I have at my house is stored in rubbermaid bins (they hold up better than sterlite) that are clear (so I can see in a glance what is stored there) and stored on shelves in a closet dedicated to the fabric stash I aquired before I joined Fabri-holics Anonymous.  I group fabric by use or type (Christmas, fleece, kiddie, linen, wool, costume/garb, etc). 

Home dec fabrics are stored on rolls, either corraled vertically in a moving wardrobe box (a new large garbage can can also do the trick) or hung horozontally on the wall from a system of hanging loops of upholstery webbing hung from a length of conduit that is placed on very large screw hooks that are screwed into studs. I have about 16 rolls of fabric hanging now on the wall next to the door (otherwise wasted space because the door opens against that wall...but just enough space for the horozontal fabric rolls.)

That said, I have more fabric than I will sew in my life time on hand.  Therefore, I now shop my stash first and do not buy fabric just because of its fabulousness...there is always fabulous fabric out there at the off site storage facilities.

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« Reply #21 on: February 07, 2008 05:06:22 PM »

I've been thinking about buying some of those hanging cloth shoe racks.  If you have enough room in your closet, the fabric can go unseen.  My fabric is in a dresser but I'm running out of room.

Here's a link to what I was talking about:
http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=6023221
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« Reply #22 on: February 07, 2008 09:03:54 PM »

I got a great idea from this blogger:
http://www.splityarn.com/split_yarn/2005/09/fabric_justice.html

I bought an inexpensive bookcase and some comic book boards and wrapped my fabric.  It's still a work in progress but my fabric is definitely a lot more organized now.


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« Reply #23 on: February 08, 2008 01:14:17 AM »

I am envious of your stash!
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« Reply #24 on: February 08, 2008 05:37:32 AM »

quiquesmom - I was going to do this as well but am afraid my fabric is too large for wrapping around comic board (which I have an endless supply of since my husband is a comic book collector and buys them in bulk...)
What is the largest piece of material size you wrapped - before I go and raid the board stash that is...

Just curious to see before I undertake a total room overhaul.  I might need to separate out fabric that is smaller and then continue to keep the big pieces folded on shelves in the closet..
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« Reply #25 on: February 08, 2008 08:00:13 AM »

I am envious of your stash!

I have more than that.  I'm so ashamed.  I'm such a fabric hoarder.  My yarn stash (I also knit) is even worse. Cheesy


Here's a picture of a little over 5yds of fabric that I wrapped.  It's the biggest one that I have.

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« Reply #26 on: February 08, 2008 08:03:15 AM »

Thanks for the info.  I am definitely going to give it a try and see how it goes.  I'll definitely start with the smaller pieces since they tend to get swallowed up by the big pieces...

This will also give me reason to weed out a ton of fabric that I will probably never use for one reason or another.  Long overdue overhauling of the craft room sounds like a great project next week..

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« Reply #27 on: February 08, 2008 11:39:02 AM »

that fabric is supercool! i would use it for a knitting needle case with it...
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« Reply #28 on: February 11, 2008 03:12:41 PM »

Thanks for all the replies!  I think my favourite so far is winding them like sushi rolls...I have a few wine crates that might look pretty with them in!  Lots of good suggestions though.

Cheers,

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« Reply #29 on: February 16, 2008 10:59:26 AM »

OMG i am so doing this! someone had suggested to me that i cut out cardboard sheets from the free ebay boxes i have, and use those, but i hate cutting corrugated cardboard so much, and that seemed like an awful lot of work just to wrap some fabric around...but wow! i'm buying about 3 sets of 100 boards as soon as i get my tax rebate check in may!
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« Reply #30 on: February 17, 2008 12:26:35 PM »

My fabric stash is epic Smiley I have six horizontal filing cabinet drawers full and more in boxes that don't fit in the drawers. I essentialy fold it like the others, but instead of open shelving the folded pieces then go in hanging file folders (plastic ones) in drawers. This is important where I live because our sun is harsh and the dust gets thick, I also have a lot of vintage fabric. I have some extra deep closed side hanging pockets for small pieces, if it's under a yard it gets tossed in these. These pockets are organized by color, it's a pretty rainbow drawer Smiley
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« Reply #31 on: February 21, 2008 02:03:10 PM »

I roll my fabric and just yesterday installed a new heavy duty metal shelving unit in a closet to hold all my crafting supplies. Grin
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« Reply #32 on: March 01, 2008 07:52:46 PM »

My mom does the hanging shoe bag thing, and it's great. I just don't have anywhere to hang something like that.
I have a cube thing. It's got 9 squares and I roll the fabrics and stack them in the cubes. Some cubes have little fabric drawers for scraps and purse handles. One open cube has my threads and one has other sewing-related junk.
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« Reply #33 on: March 01, 2008 08:15:09 PM »

Burst. I like that. Very neat and organized and most importantly easily acessible and out of the way
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« Reply #34 on: March 02, 2008 05:33:49 PM »

I fold mine flat (kind of like those that are using those boards, I'll have to go looking for them) and then insert it into a gallon size ziplock baggie since we have a dust issue. Then all the ziplock baggies go on end in storage boxes (like printer paper boxes) that I bought at the office store. The boxes are turned on their side and sit on a shelf. then I can just thumb through them. It looks a lot like the system that was posted with them on their side in that bookcase, except mine are in baggies. I also have mounted four 8foot long closet poles and have fabric folded and hung over hangers. Three of the poles are on one wall above eachother and the other one is on a different wall underneath where the shelves of baggie fabrics are. This is all in a huge basement room though. I have a lot of fabric lol. And I haven't even finished organizing all of it yet. I suspect there will end up being another hanging rack and another shelf of baggie fabric before I'm done. Smiley It sounds like I've been building my stash for a lot more years than the rest of you have.
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« Reply #35 on: September 27, 2008 07:47:19 AM »

With the concept of us having more kids my current craft room must be sacraficed, and I'm on my way to the basement. After much cleaning, damp riding, a dehumidifer, and some painting and minor finishing it will be my 300+ square foot studio again. (I was done there before but the dampness was killing my stuff and my allergies)

I'm working on my plan of howvere will be done, what needs to be done, creating a budget etc, and cannot decide HOW to store all my fabric. It has concrete block walls, so wall shelves are out. And the budget needs to be as low as possible. I really like to be able to SEE everything, but how??

There are just so many options. The ceiling is beams, and will stay beams, so I can hang items. I was thinking of those hanging "sweater" bags for closets. Plus I could put bug scaring away sachets inside, and have a little extra protection. I could also use large bin/baskets, one for each color? I could try to get a cheap armoire, but really how long until that is outgrown?! The room has a large table already, so I could put shelves or something underneath.

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Also has anyone done something similar and if so any idea of a reasonable budget to set? 
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« Reply #36 on: September 27, 2008 05:55:08 PM »

OH MAN I am sooo understanding what you are going through right now. Though I get to hang shelves and such I have a nearly micrscopic sized room to use.

I would go through the IKEA catalog and make a wish list for some of those GORM series adaptable shelving..... as seen here http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/categories/departments/hallway/10898/

They are all pretty cheap, but since things can add up, I would get my happy little butt on craigslist.org and look for them second hand and negotiate a proce for next to nothing, YAYE!

Then all you have to figure out is the type of bins you might like to put them in or someway to keep them covered, or not you may like them stacked up all pretty just by themselves...

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Seriously though, if you come up with a cool plan I'd love to know what solution you come up with.

Best of luck to ya! Grin
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« Reply #37 on: September 29, 2008 09:00:31 AM »

It is always an issue. I purchased an armoire and used a great tip for fabric folding using a quilting ruler. Results can be seen here:

http://sassypriscilla.typepad.com/sassy_priscillas_craft/2007/06/fabric_folding_.html

However, I realize an armoire might be a little pricey. It was a treat for us to get one. I recommend using an old dresser or perhaps getting some crates that you can set on their side. You could ask your liquor store if they have any wine crates you can have or purchase cheaply. Fabric folded in the manner mentioned above allows for creative storage.
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« Reply #38 on: September 29, 2008 12:03:52 PM »

I'm also working on my crafting space. So jealous of your 300sqft, i have a 5'x8' closet i'm working on so everything is being hung on the wall, including a drafting table on one wall, and a desk for my sewing machines on the opposite wall.

Anyways you could anchor shelves from the ceiling beams, we did this in our storage unit. We built everything ourselves, so it was all custom. If you have someone handy, makes it pretty easy. It wasn't to expensive mostly just lumber, screws and bolts. But i would suggest also using plastic bins if there is any more moisture. Good luck

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« Reply #39 on: September 30, 2008 10:00:54 AM »

Here's mine so far:



For reference, the brown and teal polka dot fabrics are 2 yards and 1.5 yards, and there is still room left...The khaki near the bottom is 4.5 yards and the space is full. So, much more than just a yard each! The organizer was like $7 at walmart, cheaper than I could make it for, really.

Now I just need four more...the closet in that room has two big wide doors that swing out, so I could totally put one organizer on each side of each door. I just wish they sold things like this that were made to go on a clothes hanger, so I could fill the closet with them!
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« Reply #40 on: September 30, 2008 11:26:56 AM »

I just wish they sold things like this that were made to go on a clothes hanger, so I could fill the closet with them!

Oh, but they do make them! http://www.containerstore.com/browse/Product.jhtml?searchId=16263631&itemIndex=56&CATID=150&PRODID=10022388 And the fabric into shoe storage thing is a great idea.... hmmm!  Thanks for the pretty visual & great ideas!
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« Reply #41 on: October 02, 2008 02:26:02 PM »

Here's another closet hanging storage thingy that is pretty cool. I have three very similar to this that are OVER stuffed with fabric. I think they are quite nice, mine is natural colored (think canvas-ish muslin) and has a bamboo like bottom on each of the inside tiers, it just velcros around your closet bar. I'm thoroughly impressed with how much they will hold and handle the weight; if I had to guess I'd say they EASILY weigh over 70lbs each and this doesn't even make a dent in the FULL glory of ma Stash.... One day After I get organized enough I will post pics of "stashZilla"...

http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=4888331

Yup, and I got mine at wallyworld too for about $12-13 bucks: these things are cool.
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« Reply #42 on: October 02, 2008 03:36:04 PM »

I am in awe that those things can hold so much weight!  I am rethinking my shelves concept in the closet now!  I have 4 of those hanging clothes holders that I picked up at Ikea for 99cents each (score!) and now I am wondering if I should pull out one of the shelves and change to the hanging way.... hmmmm.... might need to consider it considering how badly I am in need of a restructuring/downsizing/reorganization.. Embarrassed

Now that I am slowly getting my craft room to where I want it to be I will move my eyes to the closet sometime in the not so distant future...!
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« Reply #43 on: November 02, 2008 03:14:02 PM »

This is what I'm currently working on.... Folding folding folding folding and yes, you guessed it MORE folding.... I have REAL fears (as in the more I fold the more I realize I need more room) that this Expedit (the BIG cube unit from Ikea) will not contain all of my UNBOLTED fabric... and so I continue to fold... I cut cardboard templates (just a tad smaller than the cube size) to help in keeping the pieces folded uniformly and tidy. Whatever doesn't fit I will continue to use the closet hanging compartment things for and work it into the big shelf as I use up fabrics.... I REALLY hope to organize the shelf fabrics by category & color (gotta make it pretty) ... African Wax & Batiks.... Cotton Prints... Cotton Solids.... Home Dec and heavy weights... and Delicates (silks chiffons satins, rayons). Because the only space I had large enough to accommodate the shelf was in front of  Windows I plan to make "roll up drapes" or covers on both sides to protect from sun fading and dust. I am also taking photos and collecting swatches of everything to keep a record just as an easy way to review all of the stuff I have... Nothing like forgetting you have a certain fabric and rediscovering it.. RIGHT? LOL

I'll post more pics as I get it filled in and organized nice and neat!


UpDATED PIC... Oh it's getting Full! and I still have LOTSA fabric left to go!
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« Reply #44 on: November 17, 2008 09:21:46 AM »

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what about getting a clothes rack and hanging all the pieces of fabric on trouser hangers?
you could also do the same but install a clothes rail in an alcove

I see you've observed the way Hancock hangs some of their fabrics.  It is a good idea, and it would be great if someone had an extra closet to spare in their home.

I live in a really small apartment. Seriously, my living room is 9x9 Feet.  My desk is 8 feet long, lol.  2/3 of the desk is for sewing, and the other third is for school work, lol.

I have those really long 41 quart "Under the bed" containers stacked up under the desk, halfway out.  The fabric inside is sorted by color, since I mainly sew three types of fabric, this system works well for me. They stack up 4 high, and I have two columns of em.  Maybe this will work out for you?

I had to figure out an efficient system, since I share the living space with the BF.  The fabric is important, because that's how I pay the bills, lol. 
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« Reply #45 on: November 17, 2008 07:10:07 PM »

Sue, OMG.  Your stash looks so perfect.  I assume you got the storage unit at Ikea?  Such a bummer that I have no Ikea nearby. 

I just rearranged my 10x10 sewing space, and have lots more room now after removing a dresser.  It held fabric and supplies, but something had to go.  No room to turn around. 
I sorta rolled the stash (hurriedly and sloppily) on shelves on a deep bookcase, and the rest is in sterilites.  I want to put all the fabric in my small closet.  This will mean removing the shelf and rod and waiting till the DH can help me install a closet organizer.  One with plenty of shelves.  Plenty. Of. Shelves. 
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« Reply #46 on: November 24, 2008 12:56:24 PM »

FLooZySue...wow you have a lot of fabric! I'm quite jealous  Smiley

I love Ikea as well and buy all of my storage units there. All of my heavy duty fabric is stored on the Billy, which has adjustable shelves. I got it in white because it's half the price! I made the bottom shelf high enough to store bolts, and all the others are various heights. This is where I have my corduroy, canvas and vinyl, they're semi-color sorted. Also I have a really narrow shelf which holds this drawer sorter thing I bought to hold all my snaps and D-rings.

I also have two Traby units stacked on top of each other. I bought some really sturdy canvas boxes at Target ($10 each) for my quilting cotton. Red for reds/oranges, green for yellows/greens, blue for blue and white for interfacing scraps. Or you could get all one color and just make sure they stay in rainbow order or something like that. The cotton is folded and I have it stacked horizontally so I can see all the fabrics when I look inside, if that makes sense. Each box is full so the fabric holds itself up. On the other four shelves I have remnants (still in rolls), patterned canvas in a stack, notions, and sewing books/patterns. The boxes work for me because I bring my cotton with me to craft shows so people can look through it for custom bags, and not everyone is crowded around one plastic tub. I can just pull the boxes right off the shelf and take them to the show, and the most I have to do is some refolding afterwards.

For my knit fabric, I just have it folded in one of those hanging sweater organizers. It works really well and it's hidden in the closet which is great. I have it sorted by color (can you sense a theme???).

I'd really recommend those storage boxes if your shelves are the right size. Target, Wal-Mart and Ikea all have them, although the ones I got at Target are the sturdiest (and largest) by far. The Ikea ones are plastic and I'm afraid they'd snap under the weight. The boxes come in lots of colors to match your decor and even if you fold your fabric, it doesn't always look neat.
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« Reply #47 on: November 25, 2008 07:17:56 AM »

FloozySue - I'm using an expedit for fabric, too!  Unfortunately, I use a lot of felt and fun fur and just not so neatly foldable fabric so it's not nearly as pretty as yours!  I also got the desk extension which is AWESOME.  I just need to get in there and organizer more! Like you I have more stuff than cubes...  Roll Eyes
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