Channel List
Beauty & Self
Books & Music
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
News & Politics
Religion & Spirituality
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies
We take forum safety very seriously here at BellaOnline. Please be sure to read through our Forum Guidelines. Let us know if you have any questions or comments!
Newest Members
prima_celine, CassieLyons, Gertude Ross, Dianna Nielsen, TheHatGal
57821 Registered Users
Forum Stats
57,821 Registered Members
417 Forums
115,714 Topics
822,963 Posts

Most users ever online: 615 @ 04/22/15 10:11 AM
Top Posters (30 Days)
Deanna - New Age 380
Nancy Roussy 358
Michelle - Teen 199
Allyson - USACook/HomeCook 184
Mona - Astronomy 153
Tracy - Mental Health 55
Susan - Meditation Editor 53
Connie - ADD/Sandwiches 50
Alice - Weight Loss 46
Jana - Creativity Editor 35
Ad Income Supports Charity
Topic Options
#796562 - 12/17/12 06:58 PM fabric organization
clairehobby Offline

Registered: 12/12/12
Posts: 381
I'm reorganising my fabric. Well, not exactly, but I took all of the fabric that was on the bookcase off and now wondering what would be the best way to put it back. Sorted by type? Sorted by colour? How do you do yours?
Nbeads, finding the best beading accessories for you.

#796714 - 12/18/12 10:55 AM Re: fabric organization [Re: clairehobby]
Judie Quilting Editor Offline
BellaOnline Editor

Registered: 10/04/07
Posts: 368
Hello Clairehobby, great to hear from you. Fabric storage is an ongoing issue for quilters - there's many different ways for storing fabric. One alarm bell rang in my head when I read your post - if you fold your fabric and put it on your bookcase - it will fade on the fold lines. Even if you've got fluro lights or no lights at all, it will naturally fade on the parts of the fabric that's exposed.

Plastic boxes are a good idea - they stop the fading and you can see what's in them. If you can get your fabric into a cupboard that has doors - I store my fabrics in colour ways in laundry baskets. I can see through them, and it's easy to see what I'm after.

Perhaps some other quilters have some ideas for you.
Have fun with your stash.
Cheerio for now
Judie Bellingham
Editor Australia & Quilting Sites


#796742 - 12/18/12 03:28 PM Re: fabric organization [Re: clairehobby]
cr12cats Offline

Registered: 11/30/09
Posts: 4
Hi, My favorite way to store fabric was when i had my own sewing room. I liked to hang the larger pieces by the pant or skirt hangers in the closet or even over regular hangers for alot of yardage.. for strips and smaller pieces I had in bins I put in a hutch I had that had doors. there are a bunch of fabric bins or baskets you can make out of fabric in any size you need or bought ones work great too. Just fold the fat quarters for example and stack them so you can see each color at a glance. good luck in your organization.


Moderator:  Judie Quilting Editor 

Want to reply? Register as a Forum Member - it's quick, free and fun!
Brand New Posts
Look up - there are beautiful sights in the sky!
by Mona - Astronomy
1 second ago
Down with Columbus Day
by Mona - Astronomy
11 minutes 52 seconds ago
Thought Of The Day
by Tracy - Mental Health
Mental Health
30 minutes 34 seconds ago
Does Life Make Sense To You
by Tracy - Mental Health
Mental Health
34 minutes 20 seconds ago
What's on your October New Age reading list?
by Tracy - Mental Health
New Age
40 minutes 37 seconds ago
Article - The Law of Attraction
by Tracy - Mental Health
New Age
43 minutes 12 seconds ago
What are you grateful for today?
by Tracy - Mental Health
New Age
48 minutes 51 seconds ago
New Age Journal Prompts for October
by Tracy - Mental Health
New Age
52 minutes 46 seconds ago
Signs and Symbols in Waking Life
by Tracy - Mental Health
New Age
57 minutes 33 seconds ago
Do you believe in ghosts?
by Tracy - Mental Health
New Age
Today at 08:25 PM
Register to Post!
Want to post? For security reasons you need to Register as a Forum Member. It's quick, easy and free!
Forum Activities
Book Clubs
Trivia Contests
Who's Online
1 registered (Mona - Astronomy), 67 Guests and 4 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Ad Income Supports Charity

| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2015 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.