Fabric Storage Tutorial

I definitely need to get a handle on my fabric stash.  I recently started working on it and really liked a folding technique that I had heard about somewhere, although I don’t remember where.  It really saves on space and helps you be able to see all of your fabrics, up to about 4 yards.  My pieces that were longer than 4 yards I wrapped back on cardboard bolts.  For the medium to small pieces I first laid them on the table folded in half lengthwise.

  From there I folded the fabric again lengthwise in thirds.










I then took my 8.5″ rotary ruler, although a 6″ ruler would work equally well, and started wrapping the fabric around the ruler by rolling the ruler down the fabric.
After the first couple of wraps, I would tighten the fabric by sliding the ruler sideways back toward where I’d started wrapping.

When I reached the end of the folded fabric strip, I slid the ruler out and had a nicely wrapped piece of fabric.


I found that these fit beautifully in a low 7″ deep plastic box.




I can see my fabrics and when I take them out, they are nicely folded.  I found that this really did not take much time for each piece of fabric, making this method of storage very manageable.  You just do a bit at a time, and suddenly you have a whole lot of fabric you can see and use again.


What methods do you use to sort and use your fabric?






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