Friday, March 29, 2013

Fabric Storage

A few weeks ago, Karen was folding up and organizing some of her pieces of fabric to make sure it stayed up on its shelves better.  I was able to give her a tip that I picked up somewhere along the road for a good way to store fabric.

These comic book boards are very stiff cardboard and they are acid-free so they won't harm the fabric.  This pack of 100 I bought through Amazon for less than $20.


What you can do is take your fabric and fold it to be the height of the boards (about 10").  For the fat quarters that I was folding, I folded the FQ such that I had a piece that was 18" x 10".  Then lay the comic book board across the folded fabric and start folding the fabric around the board similar to how bolts of fabric are rolled.  I use a pin to secure the free end so that its easier when I pull the folded fabric out from my bookshelf.

I've been able to put up to about 3 yards of fabric on a single comic book board.

Here's a bunch of fabrics and fat quarters I already have folded:


I was also able to fold this stack of fat quarters onto boards last night while watching TV.  These are all nice and neat and ready to go onto my bookshelf.


One of the great things about this is that the fabric will standup on the shelf thanks to the comic book board and it makes it very easy to see what colors you have.

Anything smaller than a fat quarter I typically cut up into usable pieces for scrap quilts.  Those pieces I put into plastic bins for future use.

Does anyone have any other good ideas for fabric storage??

Happy Crafting!
~Sarah at upstateNYCreations

1 comment:

  1. I thank you for the tip! I have some of mine done now but not all of them. I hadn't thought to do the fat quarters on them but see no reason not to now that I see yours done that way. I did mine the opposite that you do - I did the width not the height - don't know why.