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Date: 8/18/13 7:59 PM

I am thinking about storing my fabric on a double clothing rack and flocked hangers. Has anyone tried this or have comments on not trying this. I was thinking I could see what fabrics I have. Currently, i have my stash folded neatly in bookshelves. I welcome all comments. Thanks.

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Date: 8/18/13 8:40 PM

That sounds nicemy sewing room is in the partially finished basement so I don't have open storage. I have three 56 quart clear totes. One for light to medium wovens, intended to be tops or dresses. One for wovens intended to be pants, skirts, jackets. A third for knits. And then there's the UFO bucket. Shhhh. :)

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Date: 8/18/13 8:47 PM

I currently have a bookshelf set up like you with my light to medium weight wovens and fabric I plan on using soon. Knits are in two 110 quarts clear totes. I have another one for wovens, and then more wovens in a wood hope chest that sits in the bedroom closet. So three bins in the closet and one that fits under the desk that the shelf is connected to.

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Date: 8/18/13 9:09 PM

Hi Arted,

This is how I store my yardage(though on a single rack) and it works really well. The only issue I've had is with really heavy fabric, but doubling up the hangers fixes that.

I find it much easier to find what I want and put things away if I've decided not to sew it right away.

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Date: 8/18/13 11:11 PM

If you have the space to hang the fabric on hangers, try using the ones from the dry cleaner for slacks and pants - the kind with the cardboard tube that are slightly sticky. The fabric doesn't slide off.

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Date: 8/18/13 11:41 PM

Large totes, in the basement......OMG!

No musty smell and I have some really old fabric.

Hanging might cause distortion/stretching of the fabric.





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Date: 8/18/13 11:49 PM

I have my local fabric store save their cardboard bolts and then cut them in half and store my fabric wrapped around them. I use painters tape to keep it all nicely wrapped. Doesn't leave any residue.
the mini bolts are stored on shelving in my sewing room. I like it because I wrap two or more fabrics together on a bolt if I am testing ideas for outfits. To see if the colors or textures live together well. I've also stumbled onto interesting fabric combos this way. It is always nice if you can to be able to see your stash....

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Date: 8/19/13 1:17 AM

Like you, I have mine folded neatly on bookshelves in the closet. I keep the door closed and don't have a problem with light, dust or moisture. I would hesitate to hang fabric, thinking the weight would distort. Also, wouldn't plastic bins be like having plastic dry cleaner bags over your clothes, trapping moisture and encouraging mildew? Maybe it depends on the climate you live in.

I like the idea of the cardboard bolts!
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Date: 8/19/13 4:41 AM

The card board bolts are a great idea!

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Date: 8/19/13 6:20 AM

I love this hanging on the portable rack with skirt/trouser hangers (you know, the metal type with a rubberized clip thingy).
Tha teat I can put two or three fabrics together for different projects or ideas.
My only problem is that the fabric quickly grows too heavy for the holding pins. I find that the adjustable height part needs a heavy duty screw put through it.

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