By fossil1955 from Cortez, CO
When I use the fabric, I tape the bag to the edge of my sewing machine. All scraps and leftovers go into the bread bag. When finished, I mark through the old yardage and put the new estimate in red.
I store them standing up in large totes. Scraps and quilting fabrics are kept in the same totes which leads to some interesting combinations for scrap quilts. Fabrics for my wardrobe are kept in a separate tote which is fun for coordinating outfits.
Source: This is my own idea and I've been using it since the 1970's.
By Linda from Knoxville, TN
By Judy from Birmingham, AL
Source: We saw someone do this with cardboard boxes at a garage sale.
By Mary Lou from Iowa
Since I have been quilting I always purchase my fabric on sale and believe you me when I find a sale I purchase a lot of fabric. I was having a hard time finding a place to "store" my fabrics. I didn't want it just stuffed in plastic storage bins because I would forget what I had.
So at a garage sale I purchased this most excellent cabinet for $9.00. It had red crayon on the side of it, which when I got home it came right off with Mr. Clean Magic Eraser : ) I rolled up my fabrics and sorted them on each shelve.
Then I hung up 3 baskets on the wall above my sewing machine and rolled fabrics in there too.
I love the storage that doubles as decorations.