After all the useful tips for pattern storing, I am sure there can be fabric storing tricks that we can share.
My inner librarian loves to make catalouges, so perhaps it is not surprising that I have a card catalouge for my fabrics too. I got the idea from the Net years ago, and find it very practical, though a bit time consuming to start up. Every time I buy a fabric that I'm not going to use at once I cut out a small square and pin to a card. I note the colour and material and then I add width and length and, if I already know, what I will use it for. Then I iron the fabric and fold carefully before putting it in a numbered box. I add which number to the card as well.
The beauty of the system is that I don't have to sort fabrics in any way, or keep the boxes readily at hand (I have to store my fabrics in the attic). When I need a fabric I just go to my card box and look for the right box. No more digging through everything to find just that elusive fabric! It is also easy to gauge if I have enough fabric for a certain project just by gleaning at a card. I find this system very practical and nowadays not very hard to keep up with, if I just put the fabric away at once and remember to remove the card when I've used a fabric.
omg that is so organised. Great idea!
I store my fabric in two places:
1. the cupboard on top of my airing cupboard. I need a chair to get at it and I just chuck things on top. Then I forget what's in there and can't find a thing.
2. I have a child's pine wardrobe that I was given on freecycle. It's in my bedroom and it's full. I'm afraid I just pile it up.
So not good really!
Wow..how organized.. I am impressed.
I have a sewing room and my husband built shelfs in a closet. I fold my fabrics and 'TRY' to keep them neatly on the shelves. I also , have my old kitchen cabinets from my old torn down house. they house all my holiday fabrics ,such as Easter, Christmas, Thanksgiving,etc. Plus all my sewing books.
I cant remember what all I have..but I love when Its time to choose my next garment, to go through the search and hunt for the just right fabric.. Time consuming but fun.