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MaryinColorado | Posted in Fabric and Trim on

Please help!  I need ideas on fabric storage desperately!  I have to give up my industrial cabinet to make room for a guest bed.  I have donated some of the fabric allready but just cannot part with more.  I would like to put some of it under the bed in those plastic boxes, but won’t they ruin the fabric?  Is that more related to how long it is kept in plastic?  What about those big rubbermade type bins?  Thanks for any ideas on the subject.  Mary in Colorado


  1. FitnessNut | | #1

    I've been storing fabric (and yarn) in Rubbermaid storage bins for years with no ill effects.

    If you do a search, I'm sure we've discussed fabric storage at length. You'll find all sorts of information here at Gatherings. ;-)

  2. Tessmart | | #2

    I use those storage bins all the time, never had a problem with any fabric.  For Knit fabric I use the shoe holders that wrap over a closet dowel, I roll up the knits and put it in the shoe slots. This works great for visability of stash and also no fold lines.


    1. MaryinColorado | | #3

      Thanks so much! I am putting the office area in the walk in closet to make room for a bed in the room so there will still be rods on one wall in there.  Your shoe holder idea is perfect for the knits.  I will hang current projects on pants hangers with the pattern attatched till it's done. Was so happy to learn it's okay to use those bins, filled 6 so far.  Have lots of books and magazines to go through, storing those is the easiest but there are just too many.  I am adamant about giving up the "pack rat"lifestyle....hopefully I won't discover another hobby along the way...lol...Mary in Co. 

      1. Kilroywashere | | #4

        What are you thinking???  Fabric stash storage is way more important than guests!  Besides which - they will only want you to spend time with them instead of sewing.  Ditch the bed and tell any potential guests where the nearest hotel is.  Unless, of course, they are fabric shopping buddies, in which case they will be perfectly happy sleeping on a pad made up of layers of your stash laid out ont he floor. 

        1. MaryinColorado | | #5

          Thanks for the chuckle, Kilroy.  What was I thinking? 

          All is well, the bed makes a great place for stacking "stuff"  Mary

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