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Old 12-17-2012, 10:32 PM   #1
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I'm reorganising my fabric. Well, not exactly, but I took all of the fabric that was on the bookcase off and now wondering what would be the best way to put it back. Sorted by type? Sorted by colour?
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Mine is done by color.

And since there's a lot of it and it's in drawers, I have split the colors into larger pieces and scraps (which are in strips or squares). In other words I have a large full drawer of purple-red-pink-orange and a smaller drawer with strips and squares in the same color. Same for blue-green and brown-natural-yellow and black-white-gray.

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I decided to show you what my ideal fabric stash would look like:
CRAFTY...Craft Room Envy / shelves



I have some more pics of fabric storage on my pinterest boards called craft room envy and crafty storage.
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I don't sew, but that picture gives me craft room envy!
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For almost 3 decades I had all my fabric stacked on 3 small shelves of my linen closet. Finally, last year, I measured the shelf spaces and got 6 storage totes with locking lids and now have my fabrics sorted by fiber content (felts and flannel, neutrals cottons, silks and novelty, etc). Love them, the shelves each hold 2 containers and everything stays neat and out of the dust. No more fabric falling on the floor and I take a container to a well lit area to find a fabric. The closet is at the end of the hall where it's quite dark.
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Mine is done by color.

And since there's a lot of it and it's in drawers, I have split the colors into larger pieces and scraps (which are in strips or squares). In other words I have a large full drawer of purple-red-pink-orange and a smaller drawer with strips and squares in the same color. Same for blue-green and brown-natural-yellow and black-white-gray.

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you hold an assortment of fabric,i have no much,and your sort seems very organized.
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I don't sew, but that picture gives me craft room envy!
the same to me,my dream craft room just like this
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I decided to show you what my ideal fabric stash would look like:
CRAFTY...Craft Room Envy / shelves



I have some more pics of fabric storage on my pinterest boards called craft room envy and crafty storage.
wow,you are also on pinterest, the same to me,but i do not have the same followers to me,can you check for me? my name is clairehobby
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I'm in the process of reorganizing my fabric and am going to do mine by color. Saw an idea on pinterest where the fabric was folded in half lengthwise and wrapped around cardboard to make "mini" bolts. I bought a set of adjustable metal shelving to put in a closet. The smaller pieces are going to be put in large ziploc bags by colors and hung on pants hangers. I think I'll put my fat quarters in plastic shoe boxes, also by color.
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I'm in the process of reorganizing my fabric and am going to do mine by color. Saw an idea on pinterest where the fabric was folded in half lengthwise and wrapped around cardboard to make "mini" bolts. I bought a set of adjustable metal shelving to put in a closet. The smaller pieces are going to be put in large ziploc bags by colors and hung on pants hangers. I think I'll put my fat quarters in plastic shoe boxes, also by color.
wow,so attractive,could you pls give me the available link about the idea?
thanks very much
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Here's what I'm hoping to accomplish:

Smashed Peas and Carrots: Mini Fabric Bolts and Some Studio Organization
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I buy most of my fabric by line so I store them that way-I wrapped them like mini-bolts on comic book boards. Any random fabric is sorted by color. And then I have it separated by washed/not washed. Here's my storage from a few months ago-the bottom shelf on the left was stuff that is too long for a comic book board. It's a bit messier now.


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What a neat way to store fabric, on those comic book boards, tfs!!
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I buy most of my fabric by line so I store them that way-I wrapped them like mini-bolts on comic book boards. Any random fabric is sorted by color. And then I have it separated by washed/not washed. Here's my storage from a few months ago-the bottom shelf on the left was stuff that is too long for a comic book board. It's a bit messier now.


how neat is your fabric storage,most of them are sorted by color,with your showing,i think it the most useful method for fabric organization.
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I decided to show you what my ideal fabric stash would look like:
CRAFTY...Craft Room Envy / shelves



I have some more pics of fabric storage on my pinterest boards called craft room envy and crafty storage.
I just went to your pinterest boards and I feel a terrible stomach flu coming on -- so I can go home and tuck in and just explore! We're supposed to get snow tomorrow - I know what I'll be doing! I've been off the SCS boards for eons it seems and this is such a wonderful welcome back!

P.S. I AM a quilter! Fabric envy!
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