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Posted on: 7/3/03 10:28 AM
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My fabric stash was stacked two deep and piles high, making it difficult to find what I wanted and to remove for use.

At a fabric outlet I noticed a stack of empty cardboard tubes previously used for holding material. On asking they were happy to give them to me, as they normally pay the recyclers to take them away.

DH sawed them to the depth of my wardrobe then filed the cut end smooth to prevent catching and possibly damaging the material. I rolled my material onto each of these and tied them each end, with bias knit strips I bought for a few cents for I don't no what reason.

Now I can see every piece of material I own at a glance, the only drawback is I have ru out of space and will have to sew madly before I buy more!

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AnneM said... (7/3/03 11:37 PM) Reply
It would take a little more space, but it is certainly better for the fabric. Some fold lines almost seem permanent after a while!
NancyDaQ said... (7/3/03 7:46 PM) Reply
I have several items that I keep on tubes. However, most of the fabric I see is on bolts (ugh), which aren't nearly as nice. I agree that storing fabrics in piles is probably the least desirable way to go.
 
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