Asked on Mar 12, 2017

I'm looking for Ideas for storing my fabric yardage...

by Susan
I've seen ideas for storing quilting fabrics (fat quarters) but my fabric stash is all multi-yard pieces, anywhere from 1 to 5+ yards. I am in the process of setting up my sewing room and need some ideas! The room is about a 10x12, with a small closet. Thanks for any ideas!
  14 answers
  • Betty Pirtle Betty Pirtle on Mar 13, 2017
    Plastic bin/drawer things?

  • Nancy Gramm Nancy Gramm on Mar 14, 2017
    I fold mine onto comic book backer boards. Here's a blog link, not mine, with directions. My cupboard doesn't look as neat as hers (first photo) but I have much more fabric, and mine needs more tending than it gets!

    There's also specially-made fabric organizers (second photo) but I'd bet they're Bmore expensive. (Backer boards cost about $13 for a hundred.)

    For additional ideas, do a search for Fabric Storage on Pinterest. Lots there. Good luck!

  • Susan Susan on Mar 14, 2017
    Thanks for the ideas!

  • Ljr10627467 Ljr10627467 on Mar 17, 2017
    I had a client whose husband bought the house next door for her fabric and supplies. I am not kidding. Lucky lady.

  • Susan Susan on Mar 17, 2017
     And I thought my husband was the greatest!!

  • Deanna Nassar Deanna Nassar on Mar 17, 2017
    Heavy duty coat hangers for larger pieces. Thrift stores put sheet sets on wood hangers. Bookcase for any you fold up. Depending on usage organize by color, place in those storage bags where you vacuum out the air, and put on bookcase. Yard sale dresser or chest of drawers.

    • Jeannie Herman Jeannie Herman on Apr 02, 2017
      They also sell those super large zip lock bags that would be good for smaller pieces of fabric!!

  • Mar21172658 Mar21172658 on Mar 22, 2017
    l just roll my spare up on left over rapping paper tubes.

  • Rita Smith Rita Smith on Mar 22, 2017
    Same size as my room. I use a bookshelf along one wall. Smaller pieces fold on the shelves where I can admire them. Larger pieces, I roll tightly and secure with rubber bands. They fit standing up in wire crates (the crates fit the lowest shelf and can be pulled out to see what I have in there. I found odds and ends of small shelves and turned my closet into a storage unit too!

  • Dfm Dfm on Mar 25, 2017
    most of my fabrics are on pants hangers. the thicker support soesn't crease the fabric as bad.

  • Susan Susan on Mar 25, 2017
    Love the hanger ideas! I have a ton of pant hangers!

  • Vickie Vickie on Mar 25, 2017
    I buy foam craft boards at the dollar tree and cut them into 10 x 10 size. Then I iron, fold and wrap my fabric around them. I bought cubby shelves and I put them in those.

  • Marilyn Ericson Marilyn Ericson on Apr 02, 2017
    I store mine in "under the bed" boxes.

  • Annie Doherty Annie Doherty on Apr 03, 2017
    Brilliant suggestions, I made several small trees from the foam shaped Christmas trees. I pinned small pieces if trimmings, fabric, ric rac, braids, lace etc and keep those in a glass fronted cabinet. Maybe not practical but they look fabulous, I love them anyway as they spark ideas and colour combinations.