A frequent question that comes to me via email is regarding my Fabric Organizers. I have written about them several times on the blog and I absolutely love them. They are not cheap and it's hard to stomach the investment sometimes when really all it is, is a piece of plastic board that you are wrapping your fabric around. I totally get that. So how about a few other options?
I wanted to share an idea with you that someone shared with me about two years ago in a fabric group that I belonged to (yes, there are groups for fabric obsessed people like myself). If you are looking for a more inexpensive, economical way to organize your fabric, try ordering a set of Archival Comic Book Boards. Now I don't organize my fabric this way because I'm hooked on my other organizers, but here's what they look like:
They come in many different sizes and generally come in packs of 100 for less than $20. Now they aren't going to be as sturdy as some of the fabric organizers that are made of plastic, but they will do the trick getting your fabric looking neat and tidy. And if you have a lot of smaller cuts of lots of different prints, these comic book boards will save you a lot of money. Personally, I wouldn't recommend them for keeping large cuts (5 yards +) organized as they can look a little sloppy with huge amounts of fabric. But for 4 yards or less, these will be great!
You may have already heard about this before as I know a lot of people store their fabric this way, but just in case you hadn't, I thought I would pass along the information to you. I found a whole bunch over on Amazon if you want to check them out.
Here are some other folks that have used these comic book boards to organize their gorgeous fabric:
by J. Irelle Beatie
by Jennifer Jenkinson
(she has a tutorial on using the boards as well....found here)
Another great idea I found while browsing around the blogging world, was using file folders to file away your fabric. Pretty neat, right?
Karen from Sew Many Ways
(here is her tutorial for using this technique)
If you are looking for a plastic organizer, I have recently been informed that there is another option on the market in addition to the ones that I use from Polar Notions:
(Check out more information HERE)
There is nothing better than having a nice, beautiful organized stash of fabric. I hope these pictures give you some ideas for alternative ways to organize all your pretties. Just looking at a pretty fabric stash makes me happy (this coming from an admitted serious fabric addict).
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