I recently ran across a fantastic way to store fabric (courtesy of Jean True love's YouTube channel). Fold your fabric from selvage to selvage, and then fold that in half again in the same way. Using comic book boards (from Amazon,), place a board vertically, about 4-6 inches from the short edge of the folded fabric. Begin folding the fabric around the board, the same way it would be on a regular bolt. You end up with a mini-bolt of fabric that stores on its side in a storage container or on a shelf.
Take a look around Missouri Star Quilt Company. It's a fabulous place!
Pineapple Fabric is a wonderful place to buy fabric especially at their warehouse sale! Archdale NC
I saw this video yesterday and was inspired to get my fabric stash organized. I purchased plastic bins at Walmart and worked on the project last night. I discovered fabric pieces from old projects in the bottom of a large storage box. 🙂
Hi Melania, I buy in real shops whenever i can as i can feel the fabric. May i ask why are you moving?
thanks to ur tips. now i know what to do with my fabrics. 😍
What is the specific info for your storage containers for your folded fabric by color? I haven't seen those…
I would hate to have movers handle my Juki – hope you insure it.
equilter.com has a huge selection of panels with suggestions on how to add to the panel to make full quilts or wall hangings.
please mam tell the name of this fabric.
I buy from a lot of the ones you mentioned (Etsy is great when I find a pattern that uses an older line of quilt fabrics that the stores have sold out of), Missouri Star Quilt Co. (awesome customer service, selection and sales), Connected Threads (best prices, have their own line of fabrics which are great quality and feel), Jordan Fabrics (amazing kits they put together, and they have a terrific eye for colors), fabricdepot.com, Hancock's of Paducah, and Shabby Fabrics. You mentioned a few ones that are new to me so I am looking forward to checking them out! First time on your channel, New Subscriber(!). I grew up as an Army brat (Dad was a West Point Graduate) so I appreciate your comments on moving.
Thank you SO MUCH for your video's I get GREAT information from you. You mentioned about places to purchase fabric online. I have purchased from Marshall's Dry Goods there prices are pretty good they have ones listed for $3.00 a yard. I have been fairly pleased with my purchases.
Have you ever made mini bolts ? I'm interested in that! Thanks for the great video. 😆
Missouri star Quilt Co. best consumer service and awesome tutorials!!
I like Joann Fabric. I am blessed to live in an area where there are several within 20 miles. I always use coupons, text, email and mail. They are online also Joann.com
missouri quilt co. …they have deals of the day or week:)
Aw I love that hutch. Too bad you had to leave it. Thanks for the tips.
great videos thanks.
My only local shop is a fabricland. However I am in downtown Toronto often and I go to Queen st for many of my bra making supplies. Fabricland does not stock spring steel boning (I sew corsets too) nor do they have the casing for bra wires. Bra wire casing can be made with bias binding however, who wants to do that? Especially when casing can be purchased for less then $1 per meter! So I make my way down to visit my mom a few times a month ;).
There are also a few places I shop online. Amazon, farthinggales, ebay, etc. But for some reason I much prefer the in person experience better. I like to see before I buy.
I am watching your organize fabric video from 2013 however, this wee tip will still apply.If you use bins that have lids or not, when you move, shrink wrap your bins as you are packing. That gives a layer of protection, helps keep the lid on and puts a lid on those bins without an actual lid.
Thanks for mentioning the brand of box you bought and where you bought it. Sterility happens to be one of the brands of plastic boxes the doesn't give off harmful gasses that ruin fabrics!
My "local" quilt shop is in a town about 40 minutes away, so I don't get there a lot – but she runs 25% off the 18th of every month & if you buy the rest of the bolt, you get 50% off! If I need something specific, I really like Missouri Star Quilt Co!
My favorite fabric shops are Connecting Threads and Missouri Star Quilt Company.
I had no idea you were a military spouse! Can you do a video on how PCS moves go with all of your craft supplies (how you organize everything for a move) and machines. Our last PCS the movers literally threw everything in a box and it was a huge mess when we got to our new duty station, I was so upset! I'm scared to let them take my sewing machines and cameo.
But anyways.. My favorite place to buy fabric is Spoonflower even though it's ridiculously expensive.
Funnily enough I'm watching this because my mom is here and shes trying to help me organize my studio/fabric stash! Mom's helping moms, it's the best. Thanks for the advice!
I have a question on the sterilite bin that you used to store your fabric. What was the size of the container. Could not find the bins at my local Walmart. Ty
Thank you for all your great videos, I love to buy all my fabric from the Missouri star quilt company com They have great selection and prices too. And shipping charges are always $5
Some women collect shoes, some collect purses, I collect fabric. Right now I have a small stash compared to some, but it's growing! My newest addition is 'Dr. Who' fabric!!!! All fabric is beautiful and exciting!
BWD Fabrics on Etsy has some great knits with great prices & sometimes other types of fabric as well.
How do you store your yarn? Would love to see some ideas and you seem to have some good ones. Love your work, I've been hooked since I've started watching your tutorials.
never sense I been seen each everyone doing a fabric projects I feel that was for me trying my best making quilting and aprons I got the skills for it then I buy my fabric at fat quarter and Beverly's fabric store they both have great thing there 🙂
I finally organized some of my fabrics and scraps. More to do but will save that for another day. I like the way you folded fabrics in bins. I prefer to have lids on my bins to keep the dust and humidity out. Thanks for the inspiration!
Thanks for your input. But I agree. You talk too fast when talking about the fabric sources you get your fabrics from. It is a great plug for them so please slow down when you speak.
Happy to find your channel 🙂
Missouri Star Quilts is great for cottons. If you sign up they have a daily deal and will email it to you. They have a points system, also. Precuts and bundles at great prices. Also-lots of tutorials here on the tube.
I like the selection of knit fabrics at girlcharlee.com Thanks for the great tips on fabric storage.
I love you fabric…..
I'm just starting to sew and enjoyed your video.Sorry to say but you talk so fast when you were giving the names of the fabric companies I could not really understand what you said.
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