found new way to store my pile of fabric

found new way to store my pile of fabric

Post by Kath » Sun, 16 Feb 2003 11:25:16



I found a new great way to store my growing stash of fabric! My small stash
was accumulating in grocery sacks stacked on each other and from time to
time I have to pick them up off the floor. They were just stacked on a table
as I dont have a cupboard to put them in yet.

I've been using the large kitty litter buckets with the handle for my yarn
and for my quilting tools. Finally decided why not fabric! You can put all
the fabric for the quilt in the bucket (with trash bag if you like) and then
label the lid with the quilt type or if fabric is not associated with a
quilt yet label it with color/theme etc. The buckets stack, you can even
cover them with contact paper to make them pretty in the house; the cats and
mice cant get to them so you can even store them in the garage if you have
too many! :) Kathy in CA

 
 
 

found new way to store my pile of fabric

Post by earthmagi » Sun, 16 Feb 2003 15:43:20


Hey, what a wonderful idea!


Quote:
> I found a new great way to store my growing stash of fabric! My small
stash
> was accumulating in grocery sacks stacked on each other and from time to
> time I have to pick them up off the floor. They were just stacked on a
table
> as I dont have a cupboard to put them in yet.

> I've been using the large kitty litter buckets with the handle for my yarn
> and for my quilting tools. Finally decided why not fabric! You can put all
> the fabric for the quilt in the bucket (with trash bag if you like) and
then
> label the lid with the quilt type or if fabric is not associated with a
> quilt yet label it with color/theme etc. The buckets stack, you can even
> cover them with contact paper to make them pretty in the house; the cats
and
> mice cant get to them so you can even store them in the garage if you have
> too many! :) Kathy in CA


 
 
 

found new way to store my pile of fabric

Post by Charli » Sun, 16 Feb 2003 16:25:37


Mine's quite happy in a shoe box at the moment.  I figure that when I fill
it up I can treat myself to a new pair of shoes!  He he,  I've also seen
some really cheap plastic storage crates that would work similar to your
idea.

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Quote:
> I found a new great way to store my growing stash of fabric! My small
stash
> was accumulating in grocery sacks stacked on each other and from time to
> time I have to pick them up off the floor. They were just stacked on a
table
> as I dont have a cupboard to put them in yet.

> I've been using the large kitty litter buckets with the handle for my yarn
> and for my quilting tools. Finally decided why not fabric! You can put all
> the fabric for the quilt in the bucket (with trash bag if you like) and
then
> label the lid with the quilt type or if fabric is not associated with a
> quilt yet label it with color/theme etc. The buckets stack, you can even
> cover them with contact paper to make them pretty in the house; the cats
and
> mice cant get to them so you can even store them in the garage if you have
> too many! :) Kathy in CA

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found new way to store my pile of fabric

Post by Jalynn » Sun, 16 Feb 2003 16:44:41


Just make sure you air them out now and again.  Don't want all that
wonderful fabric to be mildewed when you go to use it.
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Quote:
> I found a new great way to store my growing stash of fabric! My small
stash
> was accumulating in grocery sacks stacked on each other and from time to
> time I have to pick them up off the floor. They were just stacked on a
table
> as I dont have a cupboard to put them in yet.

> I've been using the large kitty litter buckets with the handle for my yarn
> and for my quilting tools. Finally decided why not fabric! You can put all
> the fabric for the quilt in the bucket (with trash bag if you like) and
then
> label the lid with the quilt type or if fabric is not associated with a
> quilt yet label it with color/theme etc. The buckets stack, you can even
> cover them with contact paper to make them pretty in the house; the cats
and
> mice cant get to them so you can even store them in the garage if you have
> too many! :) Kathy in CA

 
 
 

found new way to store my pile of fabric

Post by Michell » Sun, 16 Feb 2003 17:45:24


I started out with a couple of the clear storage boxes. I have so much now
that I have taken small boxes and cut a large square out of the front of the
box and layered my fabrics in them neatly. This way, you can see all the
colors and types of fabric in the boxes. I did this today as I was cleaning
my mess from this wks work. I still have tons of fabric that is just folded
and stacked on top of my grandmother's old sewing trunk. Almost to the
ceiling. Lots!
I only put what I use regularly into boxes like I stated above.
                            Shelly

Quote:
> Mine's quite happy in a shoe box at the moment.  I figure that when I fill
> it up I can treat myself to a new pair of shoes!  He he,  I've also seen
> some really cheap plastic storage crates that would work similar to your
> idea.

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> > I found a new great way to store my growing stash of fabric! My small
> stash
> > was accumulating in grocery sacks stacked on each other and from time to
> > time I have to pick them up off the floor. They were just stacked on a
> table
> > as I dont have a cupboard to put them in yet.

> > I've been using the large kitty litter buckets with the handle for my
yarn
> > and for my quilting tools. Finally decided why not fabric! You can put
all
> > the fabric for the quilt in the bucket (with trash bag if you like) and
> then
> > label the lid with the quilt type or if fabric is not associated with a
> > quilt yet label it with color/theme etc. The buckets stack, you can even
> > cover them with contact paper to make them pretty in the house; the cats
> and
> > mice cant get to them so you can even store them in the garage if you
have
> > too many! :) Kathy in CA

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found new way to store my pile of fabric

Post by Diana Curti » Sun, 16 Feb 2003 22:19:37


I love the idea Kathy, but I'm a little unclear on the concept of "to many".
Diana  ;-)


Quote:
> I found a new great way to store my growing stash of fabric! (snipped

great idea)

so you can even store them in the garage if you have

Quote:
> too many! :) Kathy in CA

 
 
 

found new way to store my pile of fabric

Post by Sandy Foste » Mon, 17 Feb 2003 03:50:43



Quote:

> I found a new great way to store my growing stash of fabric! My small stash
> was accumulating in grocery sacks stacked on each other and from time to
> time I have to pick them up off the floor. They were just stacked on a table
> as I dont have a cupboard to put them in yet.

> I've been using the large kitty litter buckets with the handle for my yarn
> and for my quilting tools. Finally decided why not fabric! You can put all
> the fabric for the quilt in the bucket (with trash bag if you like) and then
> label the lid with the quilt type or if fabric is not associated with a
> quilt yet label it with color/theme etc. The buckets stack, you can even
> cover them with contact paper to make them pretty in the house; the cats and
> mice cant get to them so you can even store them in the garage if you have
> too many! :) Kathy in CA

Ahem, Kathy...you *never* have too much fabric! ;)
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found new way to store my pile of fabric

Post by ME-Jud » Mon, 17 Feb 2003 05:37:47


I do believe it's the complete opposite of "I don't have ANY" - in other
words, something that will never apply to any of us.......
ME-Judy


Quote:
> I love the idea Kathy, but I'm a little unclear on the concept of "to
many".
> Diana  ;-)

 
 
 

found new way to store my pile of fabric

Post by Diana Curti » Mon, 17 Feb 2003 06:39:30


Oh dear. Diametrically opposed ideas, both a mystery to me. Thank you for
trying to clear this up.
Diana, still reeling from the concepts of 'none' and 'to much'


Quote:
> I do believe it's the complete opposite of "I don't have ANY" - in other
> words, something that will never apply to any of us.......
> ME-Judy



> > I love the idea Kathy, but I'm a little unclear on the concept of "to
> many".
> > Diana  ;-)

 
 
 

found new way to store my pile of fabric

Post by Elen » Mon, 17 Feb 2003 12:52:41



Good tip snipped.

Quote:
> > The buckets stack, you can even
> > cover them with contact paper to make them pretty in the house; the cats
and
> > mice cant get to them so you can even store them in the garage if you
have
> > too many! :) Kathy in CA

> Ahem, Kathy...you *never* have too much fabric! ;)
> --
> Sandy in Henderson, near Las Vegas

> http://home.earthlink.net/~s_foster

No no nooooo! She meant if you have too many EMPTY buckets!  Therefore, you
need Lots of S.E.X. to fill them!  A very promising beginning, yes?

Elena

 
 
 

found new way to store my pile of fabric

Post by Sandy Foste » Tue, 18 Feb 2003 06:04:46



Quote:





> Good tip snipped.

> > > The buckets stack, you can even
> > > cover them with contact paper to make them pretty in the house; the cats
> and
> > > mice cant get to them so you can even store them in the garage if you
> have
> > > too many! :) Kathy in CA

> > Ahem, Kathy...you *never* have too much fabric! ;)
> > --
> > Sandy in Henderson, near Las Vegas

> > http://home.earthlink.net/~s_foster

> No no nooooo! She meant if you have too many EMPTY buckets!  Therefore, you
> need Lots of S.E.X. to fill them!  A very promising beginning, yes?

> Elena

I stand corrected, Elena! ;) This is indeed a very promising beginning.
<g>
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