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Folding and Organizing Fabric

By: Angela from angelapingel.com
Updated February 22, 2019
Folding and Organizing Fabric
Folding and Organizing Fabric
This image courtesy of cuttopieces.blogspot.com

If you find yourself sorting through gigantic bins of wrinkled cloth every time you raid your fabric stash, try implementing this method for folding and organizing fabric. This organizational fabric storage tutorial reduces stress and frustration by allowing clear visibility and organization of fabric, so whenever you have a certain pattern in mind you can find it right away. Using comic book boards, you can fold your fabrics and store them in shelves or drawers. This allows for easy storage and placement since everyone has shelves or cases, and the slim cardboard allows for space maximization.

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Oh how I need this tutorial! My stash is a huge mess crammed into the laundry room cabinets. I fold and refold and it's always still a mess. I never really new what comic book backers were until this person showed a photo. I think I'm going to look online to see if I can find them inexpensively. Can anyone recommend an online place? Thanks so much.

I like to use the nine-compartment storage shelves that can be purchased at a home-improvement store. I don't separate my fabrics by color. I usually purchase three or four fabrics to be used in a specific quilt. I store those fabrics, along with a copy of the quilt that I want to make with them, in a plastic zip-lock bag. This method keeps everything together and free of dust, helps me avoid hunting for a particular fabric, and I can fit several bags in one cubby-hole. I have been quilting for 35 years and I just came up with this method two years ago!

I know this is an old tute but thanks for still having it. I have a MESS and I hope this helps clean it up. I am going to try using cardboard cereal boxes and cutting them apart. I recycle everything. I just got a dresser and a bookshelf for storage so we will see how it looks in a few weeks Thank you for sharing.

I personally wouldn't use cereal boxes as they wouldn't be acid free, and could damage the fabrics. The comic book boards are though, and a lot less work!

I love this idea but what are comic boards?

Igot it! I got it! I just reaad the tutorial. Imagine that!!!

After a disaster I recently had to start all over. I bought 2 bookshelves and I fold everything before it goes on its color coordinated shelf. What a new experience. To be able to find exactly what I want.

Great idea for fabric storage, and looks so much better than the way I've got mine stored. If only I had the space for the shelving to store my fabrics...

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