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Fabric Storage for $1.50!

 I am self-confessed fabric hoarder.
 
I do limit myself to remnants, but my obsession has seriously gotten out of hand. So much so that one of my goals for 2012 is to NOT buy any fabric. At all!
 
In the meantime, I needed to find a good way to store/display my stash.
Over Christmas break I decided it was time to tackle this problem.
 
And I found a way to do it for $1.50!
 1. I found a large moving box at Walmart for $1.50.
 
2. Cut down one of the seams (very carefully!) with a box cutter so that…
 
3. …you can open the box out flat!
 4. Decide what size is suitable for you to cut the box down in to and mark it with a ruler and pencil.
Mine are 6″x7″ to fit in my shelving.
 
5. Carefully cut along the lines you drew with a box cutter.
 
6. You should now have a fairly large stack of cardboard!
I had roughly 65 pieces.
Any smaller pieces of cardboard left over can be used for smaller scraps.
 
 The good thing about remnant fabric is that it already arrives home all wrapped up.
 
But when it gets used, it needs to find a good home.
 
Enter my new cardboard pieces!
 
I took all my used fabric that had been stashed away in bags until it could be properly stored and started wrapping it around the cardboard. I used straight pins to make sure the ends would not come unfurled.
 
Its neat. Its tidy. Its cheap!
 
 
How do you store your fabric? 
I would love to hear your ideas!
 
 
 

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MarySmiles

Monday 15th of June 2020

I use a template to fold fabric to the desired size. Then I slip the template out so i can reuse it. I use a strip os 1 1/2 x 14 copy paper arond the fabric bundle to keep it from falling apart. I store them in semi clear stoare bin to protect them from dust.

Cindy

Wednesday 25th of January 2012

I go to my local fabric store and ask for their empty fabric bolts, cut them to length, and, voila! Free cardboard to roll my fabric on. Love it, don't have to hunt and search any more.

maryc

Wednesday 25th of January 2012

Looks great! One word of warning...corrugated cardboard is full of acids that leach into fabric and discolor the fabric and break it down. Use it as fast as possible. You can buy acid free comic book boards in packages of 100 boards or more for less than $10 and they won't harm the fabric at all. It is a really cheap fix I have taught to sewing students for years. I have wrapped hundreds of yards this way over the years and some of it has been wrapped a long time with no damage. Best of luck-you have a great start on fabric organization.

Green Willow Pond

Wednesday 25th of January 2012

Great idea! My fabric pieces are a lot bigger, but I guess I could cut larger pieces of cardboard.

Paula

Tuesday 24th of January 2012

Awesome idea! I'd love for you to link this up at our party! http://housewivesofriverton.blogspot.com/2012/01/one-year-blogaversary-and-new-linky.html

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