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Organizing Fabric

With sewing and doing a lot of crafts, I needed to come up with a easy, efficient, and organized fabric display. This helps with those projects that require a certain amount or material and measurements. Make it simple and easy looking for that perfect amount for upcoming projects, by simply measuring your fabric, folding it around cardboard, and pinning it together. Use leftover cardstock, with hand written measured amount, pinned into your fabric, card catalog style.

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I sew and sell purses, totes, and diaper bags. So I have a lot of fabrics on hand. I use the large plastic containers to store most of my fabrics for my "Crazy Quilt Purses".

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November 15, 2010

Use the inner cardboard liners from bolts of fabrics to store your fabric. Stores will give them to you if you ask. Cut them in half and use them to wrap individual yardages around and store, upright, in those legal-sized cardboard boxes you get from office supply stores.

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November 21, 2011

I use bread bags to store my fabric. I roll the fabric in a tube, place it in the bag, and add a piece of masking tape to the bottom with the yardage. When I use the fabric, I tape the bag to the edge of my sewing machine.

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In our church workshop, we use plastic tubs or totes with the lids removed. Set the tubs on the narrow end and stack the fabric inside. The entire lid area is now fully open and facing you. The colors and patterns can be seen very easily.

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Tape or staple swatches of ribbon or fabric to index cards. This makes it easier to get extra craft supplies at the craft store or fabric store when you shop.

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April 21, 2010

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.

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