I recently had someone leave a comment on this blog asking about my fabric storage – particularly the pieces of fabric that are wrapped around something stiff and stored upright. Well, Kay from the UK, this is for you!
I think it would be boring to stack all of my fabric the same way, so some is just piled up, some is hung on a garment rack, and some is wrapped around pieces of vinyl siding like this. Yup, it’s plain vinyl house siding that you can pick up at your hardware store or maybe find remnants in the classifieds.
My pieces are 9 1/2” tall and cut 13” wide. My cubbies are about 13 1/2” tall, so the vinyl pieces stand up nicely.
I have found that this is a good way to store pieces that are between 1 and 3 yards. Less than 1 yard can be tricky to secure, and over 3 yards gets bulky. Fold the fabric into a long strip and wrap it around the siding…
Then secure with bobby pins or fabric clips to hold it on. I wouldn’t use safety pins. Left there for a while, they could damage the fabric.
You can also fold pieces from the same collection into narrow strips and store them all together. Thanks for asking, Kay! Let us know if you have this type of siding or something similar in the U.K..
What about everybody else? Do you have a fabric storage tip? Leave it in the comments. We all love organization tips!
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