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Posted on: 9/30/07 10:16 PM
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I store my rather large fabric collection in cardboard "banker's boxes" to avoid dust and fading , and although I labeled each box to indicate what it contained (i.e., skirt material, blouse material, etc.) I had to dig through each box in order to see the various pieces. I found that if I set the open box on end, with the opening facing me I could stack the folded pieces one on top of another. When the stack reached the top of the box I set the box down on its base and put the cover on. Now if I want to see all the items in the box all I need to do is remove the cover.

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Sweetiebop said... (11/2/07 9:02 PM) Reply
Cut a swatch and glue dot it on the end. That's the quickest way to identify the fabrics.
said... (10/24/07 7:58 AM) Reply
this is extremely helpful to me as I have limited storage space and this way I will be able to see what I have at a glance. Many thanks
mClones said... (10/5/07 5:36 PM) Reply
Lightbulb moment! I need to reorganize and that's just how I'll do it. Thx....
Sew it seams said... (10/1/07 10:53 AM) Reply
I have my fabric in plastic bins with lids, some of which are not the clear type. This idea will save me from messing up the inside of my bins every time I want to look through my fabrics. I'll just "file" the folded fabrics inside instead of stacking them like I had been doing. Thanks for the idea!
Nancywin said... (9/30/07 11:36 PM) Reply
Wow! why didn't I think of that! LOL. I use these same kind of boxes and I like having them covered to keep off dust. I'm going to go back and restack my boxes now. I do keep a binder with baseball size cards and little swatches of fabric so I don't have to open all of my boxes. I'd go crazy!
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