Craft Storage: Contributor Storage Solutions – Fabric Storage

Craft Storage: Contributor Storage Solutions – Fabric Storage
Craft storage ideas for quilting and sewing rooms!

Hello,

It’s Amanda again!

I’m here to share with you a quick solution that I use in my craft room to get those precarious piles of fabric out of the closet and out in the open where my collection can inspire my creativity.

First, I ordered some comic book backer boards from Amazon.com, similar to these Ultra Pro Regular Size Comic Boards.

Of course you could use cereal box cardboard, or regular cardboard, if you’re patient enough to save up enough pieces for your stash.

I’m not that patient.

Then, just fold your fabric into a width that is slightly smaller than the height of your cardboard, and begin wrapping the fabric around the cardboard.

Craft Storage: Contributor Storage Solutions - Fabric Storage, Wrapping the Fabric Around the Backer Boards (image)
Craft Storage: Contributor Storage Solutions – Fabric Storage, Wrapping the Fabric Around the Backer Boards

To secure the end of the fabric to the mini bolt, use a sewing pin, or a clothes pin if you’re worried about poking fingers later.

Craft Storage: Contributor Storage Solutions - Fabric Storage, Securing the Fabric to Itself Using a Pin (image)
Craft Storage: Contributor Storage Solutions – Fabric Storage, Securing the Fabric to Itself Using a Pin

For storage, simply line up your mini bolts of fabric on a shelf or bookcase.

Super simple!

It looks like you have a mini craft store right in your craft room and the fabric is out where you can see it.

Just seeing all the pretty patterns together makes my fingers itch to turn it into a beautiful quilt or to sew up a cute stuffed animal!

Craft Storage: Contributor Storage Solutions - Fabric Storage, On A Shelf (image)
Craft Storage: Contributor Storage Solutions – Fabric Storage, On A Shelf

(This is Steph: I don’t even sew and I’d love to have this kind of inspiration in my craft room! Great idea, Amanda!)

It’s been fun – thanks for joining us today!

And when you get a chance, please stop by my blog, Krafting Kreations, and say hello!
Amanda

Craft Storage Ideas Contributor: Amanda Corbet (image)
Craft Storage Ideas Contributor: Amanda Corbet

 

 

 

 

5 thoughts on “Craft Storage: Contributor Storage Solutions – Fabric Storage”

  1. Yes, storing them this way would make me happy and spark the creativity but you need to be sure it doesn’t get direct sunlight because I ruined lengths of fabric when they faded…so sad. I used to store mine in color coded stacks on shelves until I realized what the sunlight was doing to them. So now I have to store them in solid bins and I don’t get to enjoy them along the way. Of course, if I used them more quickly that probably wouldn’t have happened.

    1. Karen,

      Great point!

      I am the same way about my cardstock and patterned papers. I keep them in black paper cases so the light, and dust, doesn’t get to them.

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

      Steph

      1. Oh yes, I found out (the hard way) that my card stock needed to be protected from light as well. I had to trim down some 12×12 card stock to get rid of faded edges, sigh. Now I store my card stock on shelving inside my craft room closet. It’s not as convenient or as inspiring but at least it won’t fade!

  2. What are the dimensions of the boards? I think I would like to do this in boxes so I could still see the fabric with the lid off, but not expose it to sunlight.

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