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12.13.2013

How to Make Mini Bolts for Storing Fabric

I have this thing, weird as it may be, about being able to easily see ALL of my fabric.  

Its a little difficult at times, especially with all different sizes of fabric.  

This is the solution that I use for my fabric that is close to a yard to 2 or 3 yards.  

First go to the dollar store and get the foam craft boards.  They are with the poster boards and are the same size as a poster board.  Then cut the foam board.  I used my rotary cutter.  I cut mine 12 inches wide by 10 inches tall. 

It shows at the 13 inch part but I really cut it 12 inches cause I always start my fabric or whatever I am cutting on the 1 inch line.  It just seems easier for me to line everything up that way. 



You will end up with 4 pieces that are the 10x12 inch and then 2 left over pieces that are 6 inches x 10 inches.  I use these smaller ones for pieces under 1 yard

Now take your fabric and fold it in half, lengthwise.  With selvage edges touching.  Then fold again so that your fabric is folded into 1/4. 

Now roll the fabric just like they would on a bolt at the fabric store. 

Pin the end of the fabric into place so it doesn't unroll itself and then stack it on a shelf or cupboard. 
You will LOVE having your fabric on display!  Plus it won't make you feel so crazy when you are constantly searching for a certain fabric.

Now if you have a great way to store fabric under 1/2 yard PLEASE LET ME KNOW.  I still store it in some plastic drawers under my cut table, but they get all mumbled and jumbled up and then I can't find what I need. 
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10 comments:

The Seana Method said...

Great idea! I'm an organizer and always looking for ideas to help people store their belongings. This is the kind of project that could turn a mess into something orderly - just like in your photo. Going to pin this to my Crafts Organizing page:)

Darla from HeartWork Organizing said...

I love the way this looks. I only have a handful of fabric that I fold in a very similar way and store in one small bin. But your display is the way to go for a medium to large sized collection!

Lori@thestonybrookhouse said...

Genius!! Love it! So neat and organized!

Cathy Carroll said...

Love this idea. Will have to do this with my pieces that are left over. Thank you for sharing at Share It One More Time. Cathy

jennifer roe said...

I definitely need this! My fabric collection has grown too much to just stack them.

Susan F. said...

Great idea! I just fold mine flat and stack on a shelf - this would keep everything so much neater when I decide to grab the one in the middle! Glad I found this at the Wonderful Wednesday Blog hop!

Karen Marie Kedzuch said...

Bobbie,
This is a great idea to organize fabric.
Karen Marie
Dragonfly & Lily Pads

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avery street design said...

This is a great idea. All of my fabric is in a sad state, shoved in a bin in the basement, crying out to be rescued! I'm hosting a link party on Saturdays at 8 PM and would love for you to stop by. It's called "Found & Foraged" at www.averystreetdesign.com. Hope to see you!

Laurie said...

This is wonderful! Love your pink cabinet too! Thank you for sharing with us on the Brag About It Link Party!

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