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diane s
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Date: 4/22/12 7:38 PM

I have a huge stack of thick heavy weight interfacing, various weights of iron on/sew in that I use for making purses. Any suggestions for how to neaten this up?

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Date: 4/22/12 8:47 PM

I have mine on the cardboard standing up in the bottom of my sewing cabinet. I also have a bin for all the scraps that I save to use on little pieces. I suppose if I had enough of each type I would have multiple scrap bins for the different types (thin, fleece, knit, etc).

I think if I had your stash, I would first separate fusible from non-fusible and then sort it by weight and then find a place to stash it.

Hope that helps a little!

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Subject: I agree with rolling! Date: 4/22/12 10:22 PM

I've rolled mine and wrapped ribbon to secure it. When I moved across the state, I simply pull the rolls in a pillow case, simply to have them all together.
I've also seen sewers put them on the hangers that store multiple pants.

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Date: 4/23/12 1:10 AM

Mine is all bundled in a mess in a plastic container but I did read of someone storing them in mailing tubes.

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Date: 4/23/12 7:57 AM

I cut pieces of cardboard the right size to fit in my interfacing drawer and wrap it around it and "file" it. You can see my method in the pictures of my sewing room. It works well and keeps it wrinkle free and I can see every piece in the drawer by flipping through the mini bolts. Of course, I do have some other smaller pieces that are folded and put in the gallon size zip-lock bags and these are "filed" in a under the bed sterilite container that fits exactly in one of the door cabinets in my cutting table. I absolutely hate wrinkled interfacing!

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Date: 4/23/12 11:51 AM

I keep my stabilizers and apparel interfacing in drawers, but the craft interfacings are so thick, and tend to crease if you roll them too tight.
Right now my family room looks like a bomb went off in it, because everything from the sewing room is in there. I saw this rack at Overstocks, I think it might work. rolled storage rack

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Date: 4/24/12 4:24 PM

I've got an inexpensive garment rack from IKEA in my sewing room that doesn't hold a single garment -- it holds nothing but six hanging shoe bags!

I roll up all my interfacing and store each kind in a separate shoe compartment, then staple a paper tag to the edge of the compartment to tell me what exactly is in there. Fusible fleece, insulbrite, paper-backed fusibles, fusible mesh - it all goes in there.

I use one hanging shoe bag just for all my rolls of machine embroidery stabilizer as well - iron on, cut away, tear away, topper, etc.

Another hanging bag stores my rolls of tracing paper, gridded pellon, etc.

It was a super cheap storage solution, probably less than $50 total, but it's priceless to me. I can roll it away and stash it in a corner, then haul it out when I need it and can find anything in a second.

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