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  1. LifeisGoodInTheSouth

    I see no reason to unfold the fat quarters and refold them onto these boards. They’re already neatly folded when you buy them. But I do love the idea for the larger pieces of fabric.

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  2. Homebody Heaven

    I bought a large quantity box of hard cardboard flat mailing envelopes about 9×12 inches. They have pull off strips that expose the sealing flap which is perfect for holding my folded fabric inside end. Then I wrap the fabric and pin the outer end in place.

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  3. Donna Richey

    For cardboard for fabrics did you ever order the comic book boards on amazon, I think they are not to bad of a price. This is from your organizing your fabric video. Thank you for coming back.

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  4. Bonnie Bartlow

    Thanks for your videos, I enjoyed this one as well as the baby crib sheets I made about a dozen for 2 babies, I’m sure the moms enjoyed them

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  5. Yvonne Thomas

    Thanks for the organizing tips! I'm always looking for ways to organize. I have way too much fabric and storing it in any kind of logical order takes a LOT of brain matter…last year, I decided to try to take control of the dozens of fabrics I have that contain several yards – what I would think of to use for backings, etc. I had my husband cut some 'hardboard' from the lumber department at any big-store type – Menard's is less expensive than Home Depot or Lowe's – and he cut them into 6 inch strips – they are 48 inch when we buy them. About 1/4 inch thick. I then wrap them in clear plastic – purchased from moving company, cheaper than buying the kind you would get at a craft store, ex, that would be adhesive – you don't need the adhesive as the plastic will stick to itself. I do this to avoid any residue from the hardboard. Then I wrap the lengths of fabric onto the boards, just as if it was still on its original bolt. The board is longer than the folded fabric. I then store the boards on their 'ends' (as in the 6 inches are standing on the 1/4 inch) and put them on the shelves, similar to what you show in the video. I also measure prior to putting on the bolt and this way, I always know what I have so don't have to measure to decide if there is enough. If I use any, I subtract. Great way, bit pricey to set up, perhaps, but I have over 20 years of fabric and not enough room for it. The hardboard cost about $8 and I get 8 boards, so really, not that bad, considering durability.

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  6. Joan Gamsky

    I use cardboard boxes . I cut them about 7 inches by 10 in the height of my shelves and fold the fabric around them. Then at a place on line called Cleaner Supplies I get these things called pant strups they are like $16 for 1000 and they clip on the ends to keep the fabric from unrolling instead of pins. They work great

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  7. ankimo1957

    I did this to my fabric stash, using foam board from the Dollar Tree. Cut to size to my shelving, I can get six pieces from one foam board, and it's so much nicer than the fabric piled horizontally, which made a MESS if I wanted a piece from the bottom! Awesome idea!

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  8. Chandra Cox

    Just curious, why do you leave white space on the tops and bottons of your fabric bolts? Most videos I've seen are organized to where there is no white showing. I was just wondering if there's a reason behind it. Thanks, Melanie!! Xx

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  9. Vonnie IslandGirl

    I started doing this, thanks :-). Only thing is, and I have been searching, I cannot find anyone showing how to store 2.5" strips or even 6" strips AFTER we have unrolled them to use some pieces. Did I miss something or is there another video or…..? 😵😂

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  10. pisces person

    You're paying more than a $1 for a piece of cardboard? Just cut up some Amazon boxes silly. Punch a notch with a box cutter in them if you want a flap. C'mon, we're the creative, crafty, frugal types ; it practically goes against the grain for a sewer to pay that much for a bunch of pieces of cardboards.

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