How to store fabric, esp scrap pieces.

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  • Precious Pins Precious Pins on Sep 20, 2017
    if the prices are uniform, like for example swuares used for quilting etc I would hang them on those pincher hangers for pants. And hang on a rod- it's the easier way to find what you're looking for super quick. If the prices are NOT uniform you can store in photo keepsake boxes and label / org by type of print, pattern, etc.
  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Sep 20, 2017
    Chest of Drawers
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Sep 20, 2017
  • Michael Johnson Michael Johnson on Sep 20, 2017
    I have a lot of various fabrics I use for different projects, and I neatly folded them and stored them in a plastic under bed storage box. There are different sizes and brands, but I prefer Sterilite.
  • Margaret Margaret on Sep 20, 2017
    I use Rubbermaid totes. I have each tote labeled and numbered and list all items in each tote on my computer. You could also take pictures of each larger cutting of fabric. I keep all quilt pieces together in 2 gallon Ziploc bags. I have my patterns sorted by person or type of project. It is convenient to keep fabric together with the pattern you want to use in a Ziploc bag with zippers, thread, trim etc. I still keep a pretty little lined basket with frequently used sewing supplies to grab and take to where I am working. I have more fabric than I will ever use... some unfinished projects from fifty years ago. You might like clear shoe boxes to sort your scraps by color family. I had a rolling plastic cart of drawers that was good to keep most used sewing supplies and projects sorted and close at hand. Over the years you will change how you organize and store everything. Just put it however it is accessible to you when you want to get something. Just make sure to keep it dry and out of the sun light. I like the closed totes to keep the dust off.
  • Ebbjdl Ebbjdl on Sep 20, 2017

    First buy 1or2 totes that are clear. Use one for solid material, and the other for prints. Next place the fabrics flat in the totes, and you can see what you have from the outside. Get 2 smaller totes for the scrapes, stack them on top of each other. Large on the bottom, small on top of that. Good Luck!
  • Susan K Mullins Susan K Mullins on Sep 20, 2017
    Plastic see-through tubs would keep the fabric organized and allow you to see contents without opening each container. You can also add labels to help with organization.
  • Nigel Worthington Nigel Worthington on Sep 20, 2017
    Take a 1" sample swab of your material and number it. Combine the swabs into a catalogue like a carpet catalogue. Store pieces dependent on size in matchboxes, jars, ice cream tubs and boxes and label clearly and highly visibly. You could even catalogue by type of fabric or colour. Your catalogue/master list will help as long as you keep it current and store your materials in number order. If bigger than this storage is needed and dependent on the amount of fabric kept, you could use a racking or hanging system. I did similar with a few curtains and used a broken stairgate (the rods and frame) which I got for £1 on ebay and a broken wire clothes dryer (rods only). Both I wall mounted.
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