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Posted by: Mary Stiefer
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Posted on: 3/2/04 1:01 PM
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I just finished washing five yards of a white polyester knit to use for t-shirt type patterns. Now came the problem of storing it. Anything from 5 yards up is so cumbersome. So, I had an empty roll from some wrapping paper and - how easy is this - I just rolled the fabric up on it. This will make is real easy to take off just what you need for a pattern. Put the roll on your table, pull out what you need for the pattern, place the pattern pieces and snip off the rolll and store it. How cool is that???

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Mary Stiefer said... (3/4/04 1:47 PM) Reply
Laura - that's a great idea - i'll try it.
Laura800 said... (3/4/04 10:47 AM) Reply
If you have room to place two clamps at the end of your table, insert a dowel through the roll and clamp the ends to the table, that way the roll doesn't fall off the table. Also works great on a smaller scale for ribbon or trim so it doesn't twist while sewing.
Enid E said... (3/3/04 9:14 AM) Reply
Fabric Stores love to give away fabric boards..I store yardage that is 3 yds. or more on these great and keeps the fabric nice and tidy...
LSBCATS3 said... (3/3/04 6:22 AM) Reply
Good idea! My problem is finding rolls to store it on as I don't use much wrapping paper.
Danvillegirl said... (3/3/04 6:03 AM) Reply
Good tip.
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