This reader tip was originally featured in Threads #174 (Aug./Sept. 2014).
I’ve saved a huge amount of storage space in my sewing room by folding my fabric stash using a template as a guide. I cut 10-inch-wide by 12-inch-long (the depth of my shelving) templates from stiff plastic, rounded the corners, then smoothed them using an emery board. My folded fabric lengths are now all the same width, with crisp folds that are easy to stack. After the fabric is neatly folded, I remove the template. Then, I use the template to slide the folded fabric on top of the stack. Using two templates, (one above and one below the folded fabric) I can easily add or remove a length from the middle of a stack without disturbing the other fabrics.
—Trish Mansfield-Devine, Saint-Siméon, France
How do you store your fabric? Will you use this storage method?
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