I did an article a little while back now about the new smart and tidy way I was storing my modest fabric stash. I shared it in the group and got so many new ideas to try that I wanted to do a follow up with some extra bits and pieces. Especially about securing the end of the fabric once it was on it's new mini bolt.
I don't know about you, but for me, a lot of the pleasure from sewing actually comes from just looking at fabric, dreaming about fabric, stroking fabric, and browsing through fabrics online, even if I don't buy many of them. So having my fabric neatly displayed gives me a lot of satisfaction, makes me enjoy sewing even more, and also saves me time because I can find and match what I need faster.
I enjoyed looking at my neat fabric so much that I even splashed out on some more fabric, another plastic storage bin and another pack of those magazine boards. You can buy these ‘magazine boards’ from Amazon. They are basically designed for people who collect comics and things like that and are ‘archival quality, acid free'. It’s a thin but stiff cardboard board, glossy and the ideal size for folding and storing fabric.
I'd been using some cheap pins but know in my salty and humid environment that's not a long term solution because I'm sure I'll end up with rust spots on my fabric. As usual the lovely ladies in the chat group came up with so many ideas, and here are just a few.
Fabric Storage Ideas
With thanks to Amelia for showing us how to fold using the fabric envelope method, Shamra for suggesting the plastic covered paperclips, Cherie for suggesting cheap elastic made into bands, and Mandy for telling us how you can use rings cut from pantyhose (that's tights if you are in the UK).
Now I know my fabric not only looks good, but is stored safer too. Thanks ladies.